The NFL intake mechanism for its raw materials, the draft, requires very young men to make what seem like very important decisions. Its feeder league, big college football, suffers or benefits accordingly.
In trying to find a comparison point for Cam Newton (Vince Young? Tim Tebow?), Bruce Feldman, via "QB builder" George Whitfield, comes up with an interesting one: Ben Roethlisberger. Don't believe it? Proof's in the pudding.
Bruce Feldman looks at the 10 biggest developments -- i.e. stories -- in college football through five weeks. Chief among them: the UNC mess, the re-ordered Pac-10 and the rise of Denard Robinson and Taylor Martinez.
There are college football players who are all-time talents and there are those who connect with their fan bases for other unquantifiable reasons. Tim Tebow, however, can be placed in both categories, and he proved it again Saturday.