With the College Football season a matter of weeks away, we begin a weekly preview of the college athletes that will have a huge impact on the season.
#1. Jadeveon Clowney:
Position: Defensive End.
University: South Carolina.
Height: 6 ft, 6 inches.
Weight: 272 lbs.
Draft Projection: 1st overall (1st round) 2014 Draft.
For those of you unaware of Jadeveon Clowney, where have you been? The Junior is already ready for the NFL and had it not been for the rules forbidding early entry into the draft, Clowney would have been a top 5 pick in this years draft. Some even suggested Clowney was ready to be drafted coming straight out of High School.
A consensus All-American and SEC Defensive player of the year in 2012, Clowney is a once in a lifetime prospect who could change the face of the Defensive End position forever. He is a one-man wrecking crew who has been destined for greatness from an early age.
There is a very good reason why Alabama vs. South Carolina in the SEC Championship Game might be the safest prediction for the 2013 college football season.
It has little to do with recent history, though the two-time defending champion Crimson Tide and a Gamecock squad that has won 11 games in each of the past two seasons have both proven themselves to be powerhouses in the modern game.
It also has nothing to do with the talent on the field. While Alabama might have more future pros on their roster than any other team and South Carolina is led by the best player in college football, there are several other teams in the SEC who can put comparable talent out on the field.
The reason Alabama and South Carolina will meet in the title game is because they happen to play fewer of those teams than any of the league’s other contenders.
LSU announced on Tuesday that their newly hired offensive coordinator Cam Cameron will receive a three-year contract that will pay him $600,000 for the 2013 season.
Cameron was named LSU's offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach last week. He will earn $1.3 million in his second year and $1.5 million for the final year of the contract, which runs through the 2015 season.
Cameron's contract must be approved by the LSU Board of Supervisors before it becomes official.
Yesterday, the athletic director for the Western Kentucky Hilltopers, Todd Stewart, made a bold decision and gave Bobby Petrino a second chance.
People all over the country have voiced their opinion on how Stewart is risking the integrity of the university by setting morals aside to hire a coach with a questionable background to win at all costs.
Let he who is without fault cast the first stone.
There’s no denying that Bobby Petrino screwed up. Royally.
Last spring, Petrino took a Sunday afternoon motorcycle ride that changed the course of his life forever. It wasn’t just the ride. It was the intern that was along for the ride. It was the lies he told to athletic director, Jeff Long, in the hours and days following the wreck. It was the uncovering of the fact that the intern was actually Petrino’s girlfriend. And it was the fact that Petrino had manipulated the hiring process to get her a position within the athletic department.
What do you do if you’re the quarterback of a major division one college football program that defied all the odds and had a record breaking year in the first season in your new conference?
What do you do if you’re the quarterback who took your team into Tuscaloosa, Alabama and dethroned the number 1 ranked, mighty Crimson Tide when nobody gave you a chance to even keep it close?
What do you do if you’re the quarterback of a football team that finished the regular season ranked #8 in the BCS polls and secured a date in the Cotton Bowl under first year head coach Kevin Sumlin?
What do you do if you’re the quarterback that became the first freshman player, in the history of the award, to win the Heisman Trophy; and the first for your school in over 50 years?
What do you do if you’re Johnny Manziel?
Go to Disney Land? Actually, that response is reserved for Super Bowl MVP’s.
So where do you go? Well, there’s nowhere to go but up, just barely. Especially after the season Texas A&M just had. And after the records Johnny Manziel broke this year, there’s not much more he can accomplish.