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Mocking The Draft has rankings on college positions. They’re ranking Marlon Lucky as the 12th best running back in the draft, and Lydon Murtha the 22nd best tackle. More interesting is their quarterback rankings:
1. Matthew Stafford, QB, Georgia, 6’3, 236
2. Mark Sanchez, QB, Southern California, 6’3, 225
3. Josh Freeman, QB, Kansas State, 6’6, 248
4. Nate Davis, QB, Ball State, 6’1, 218
5. Tom Brandstater, QB, Fresno State, 6’5, 225
6. Rhett Bomar, QB, Sam Houston State, 6’2, 220
7. Drew Willy, QB, Buffalo, 6’3, 214
8. Graham Harrell, QB, Texas Tech, 6’2, 205
9. Chase Daniel, QB, Missouri, 6’0, 228
10. David Johnson, QB, Tulsa, 6’3, 220
11. Hunter Cantwell, QB, Louisville, 6’4, 236
12. Cullen Harper, QB, Clemson, 6’3, 220
13. Curtis Painter, QB, Purdue, 6’3, 228
14. Brian Hoyer, QB, Michigan State, 6’3, 215
15. John Parker, QB, Wilson, Alabama, 6’2, 214
16. Nathan Brown, QB, Central Arkansas, 6’1, 214
17. Chase Holbrook, QB, New Mexico State, 6’5, 245
18. Rudy Carpenter, QB, Arizona State, 6’2, 222
19. Mike Reilly, QB, Central Washington, 6’3, 214
20. Brian Johnson, QB, Utah, 6’1, 205
21. Willie Tuitama, QB, Arizona, 6’3, 224
22. Joe Ganz, QB, Nebraska, 6’0, 210
When you look at the this list of quarterbacks, you wonder how the NFL is going to survive. Woe be the team looking for a solid quarterback. It's no secret that Josh Freeman is a project - and he's ranked at third. Makes you wonder if all the NFL games in the next few years will end up as 13-10 defensive battles.
Joe Ganz doesn't have much of a shot at the NFL, despite his numbers. Maybe the CFL? I don't know. I'm sure he'll be fine.
Is it any wonder that Mark Sanchez decided to come out early?
The guys at the Big 10-based blog "The Rivalry" take a shot at Eric Crouch, using him as an example of how not to handle being drafted.
Dr. Saturday is running a series called "CFB Explainer" allowing users to send him questions about college football which he then will answer. Friday's question is about scholarships and stipends and how they work.
I'd like to do the same here. If you have a question about Nebraska football - any question whatsoever - feel free to ask and we'll do our best to find the answer.
Nebraska has been one of the schools behind adding beach volleyball as a NCAA sport, but a huge issue is whether or not the girls will be wearing those skimpy little bikinis when it happens.
"The NCAA will not be making their decision based on the fact that if you put college female athletes in bathing suits, people are going to come watch and the sport will have raucous success. That is, by definition, exploitive.
NCAA worried about being exploitive should be one of those things that make you go hmmmmmmm. Massive amounts of money pouring into college football, skyrocketing coaches salaries, recruiting practices that are somewhat of a joke.
The NCAA would say they can't control any of those things, but I'd ask how hard they're trying. One thing is certain - they can control what beach volleyballers wear, and it won't be bikinis.
Hugging Harold Reynolds gives us a story about missing watching the Super Bowl because of a dead whale.
One of the more shocking things I've seen in sports. Michigan hockey player Steve Kampfer was assaulted on the ice by Michigan State players Andrew Conboy and Corey Tropp.