Bruce Feldman recaps the first weekend of October in college football. He was at the Oregon win over Stanford, and spoke with LaMichael James afterward. The stud RB was thinking about daisies before hanging more than 200 yards on the Cardinal.
Nick Saban is 'about ready' for the NCAA to say 'let's just throw the NFL out,' moving the bulk of the evaluation process to the combine. If Saban's going to follow through with this arc, what is it going to mean for the NCAA, the NFL and scouts?
Bruce Feldman contends that if Reggie Bush wasn't technically eligible to play by the rules of the NCAA, then he wouldn't be eligible to win the Heisman Trophy. Also: Why Oklahoma isn't quite No. 1 on Bruce's ballot, and Bama is.
QB/TB tandems from No. 1 USC (Matt Leinart and Reggie Bush) and No. 2 Oklahoma (Jason White and Adrian Peterson) are joined by QB Alex Smith of Fiesta Bowl-bound No. 6 Utah on the Heisman Trophy finalist list announced Wednesday.