Bruce Feldman, who is based in Southern California, looks at the two main Los Angeles college football programs as the 2010 season dawns: UCLA might have a rough year this fall, but it's on the upswing -- and USC is no longer a given on the field.
While possible action by the NCAA is hanging over the heads of the USC Trojans, the team's recruiting has not seemed to take a hit, according to Bruce Feldman, who spends Saturday diving into his mailbag.
Bruce Feldman's mailbag for March 5, 2010, addresses these topics, among others: Landry Jones' development in 2010, when Nick Saban might retire, Brian Kelly's ND strategy, and how good Teddy Bridgewater can be as a college QB.
Bruce Feldman drops in with this argument: best offseason coaching hire? The candidates: Brian Kelly (ND), Skip Holtz (USF) and Mike London (UVa). You got someone else? Charlie Strong maybe? Well ... get after it in the comments then.
Bruce Feldman checks in to the college football page on ESPN.com's "Best of the Decade" week with a unique swirl: the best recruiting classes of the decade. Man, it's a shame Pete Carroll is coaching on Sundays now, ain't it?
Bruce Feldman checks in with the Vols program one week after all the Lane Kiffin drama to see where it stands in terms of the recruiting trail, good faith efforts, program morale and essentially overall. Also: Tony Dungy's son to FSU ...? Maybe.
Between the animosity it's created in Tennessee, the changes it's causing at USC and the recruiting frenzy it's sparked around the country, Lane Kiffin's decision to move to Southern California may have created college football's perfect storm.
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.
USC is finally feeling the loss of so much talent, Stanford's ascension isn't an accident, TCU is certainly in the "best overall team" conversation, Weis' mess, SMU's rise, Heisman picks and much more.