The college football coaches’ silly season is in full throttle now, which has become increasingly apparent by the headlines of the last forty-eight hours. In that time, four FBS schools have had their head coaches bolt for other positions: Arkansas State, Kent State, Temple, and Wisconsin.
This Saturday, October 27th is the day that the World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party kicks off again between the #2 Florida Gators and the #10 Georgia Bulldogs, pitting two fierce rivals against each other yet again.
Rivalries in college football are like popcorn at the movies: it’s a huge part of what makes the whole experience so enjoyable. However, I think the scope of a “rivalry game” isn’t quite narrow enough, so I feel the need to set the record straight.
College football is a sport that for the most part focuses on the team aspect thanks to bowl games and conference championships, but the scope is strengthened to the individual level come December when the Heisman Trophy award is given to the best player in the country. Although the award won’t be presented for another six months, it is never to early to start thinking about players that may have what it takes to hold the stiff-arming statue and call it their own. Here’s a list of ten players that I think have a chance of winning the trophy in the 2012 season. (more…)