Bruce Feldman makes his Week 5 picks. He likes Bama and Oregon in the marquee games of this weekend, but he scatters a few surprises along the way -- one in the ACC, one in a prime-time game, and more. Plus: a change in philosophy for UGA.
Brad Edwards compares the high school recruiting ratings of recent NFL first-round picks and the players projected to be picked early this year. What he found is that offensive and defensive lineman are the most difficult recruits to evaluate.
Among his Friday Mailbag topics, Bruce points out that South Carolina could be a team ready to contend on the national stage in 2011. Plus, a look at a lot of moves around college football, including the ever-changing coaching mill.
Bruce Feldman's blog for February 16, 2010 looks at Herschel Walker's recruitment to Georgia -- with vintage YouTube video -- and the notion that Florida players may be substandard NFL players (minus Percy Harvin).
Bruce Feldman looks at the 2009 Oregon State Beavers. Most of their key players -- Sean Canfield, Quizz Rodgers, Stephen Paea etc. -- were lightly recruited guys, and yet, Mike Riley has made this crew into a consistently excelling Pac-10 team.
Bruce Feldman -- who came to know USC's Joe McKnight well while writing his book "Meat Market" -- says the inevitable comparisons between McKnight and Reggie Bush have reached a new, dangerous area. Also: tons of recruiting news.
Bruce Feldman takes his first stab at the 2010 Heisman race. Some ideas: Jacquizz Rodgers, Jeremiah Masoli, Mark Ingram, Jake Locker, etc. For the full list, click on in. Plus: a ton of recruiting and JC signing news.
Bruce Feldman's blog tackles (get it?) the biggest disappointments of 2009. Among 'em: FSU's defense, Notre Dame, the Big 12 overall, Michigan's defense, Maryland and more. Plus: some new names in a possible UVa coaching search.
Bruce Feldman looks at CFB Week 11 storylines, including: a huge game for both Pitt and ND; the rise of the Buckeyes; the Andrew Luck vs. Matt Barkley duel in the Pac-10 and why PSU could still get into the Fiesta Bowl.