1. Things That Bother Me In College Football

    Sometimes there are just things in this world that bother us. We can’t always explain it, but sometimes we can.This is true in the world of college football too. There are a lot of ideas, opinions, and expressions that I can’t stand...

    David Hedlind Written by David Hedlind about over 5 years ago 584 reads 15 comments

  2. College Football's Best Schedulers: Looking Beyond 2009

    With the 2009 season just around the corner, most everyone already knows what non-conference games are coming up. There's Alabama vs. Virginia Tech, USC at Ohio State, and BYU at Oklahoma. So just for fun, I am going to go farther in to the future...

    David Hedlind Written by David Hedlind about over 5 years ago 317 reads 2 comments

  3. Pac-10: Looking Ahead To 2009

    The question, as of late, is the same every year: Can anyone challenge USC for the Pac-10 title? The funny thing to me is, someone always challenges, it’s just that no one has succeeded in beating USC for the title outright...

    David Hedlind Written by David Hedlind about over 5 years ago 168 reads 4 comments

  4. SEC: Looking Ahead To 2009

    It isn’t too hard to figure out where to start talking when it comes to the SEC. It seems like it only takes a minute before there is a new sound bite or headline featuring the new head coach at Tennessee, Lane Kiffin...

    David Hedlind Written by David Hedlind about over 5 years ago 229 reads 0 comments

  5. Big XII Football: Looking Ahead to 2009

    Though the bowl season didn’t fare well for the Big XII, the regular season gave the conference a lot of credibility and had people arguing if the Big XII might just be the best conference in 2008...

    David Hedlind Written by David Hedlind about over 5 years ago 430 reads 1 comments

  6. Big Ten: Looking Ahead to 2009

    I have nothing but questions for the Big Ten going into 2009. Will Michigan return to its storied past and win again or will the grumblings about Rich Rodriguez grow louder? Will Juice Williams ...

    David Hedlind Written by David Hedlind about over 5 years ago 144 reads 5 comments

  7. ACC: Looking Ahead to 2009

    There was no conference that had more balance than the ACC in 2008. No team was safe and the “any given Saturday” cliché was never truer than in the ACC. It seemed like every time a team got ranked, it lost within a game or two...

    David Hedlind Written by David Hedlind about over 5 years ago 166 reads 2 comments

  8. Will a One-Loss Team Bust the BCS in 2009?

    If you have read my stuff before, you may know I talked about this before. I just wanted to write about it again, this time in the pre-season instead of the middle of it like last time...

    David Hedlind Written by David Hedlind about over 5 years ago 135 reads 13 comments

  9. Oregon Ducks Offseason Analysis: Some Questions Hanging Over Ducks

    For questions heading into the 2009 season I could talk about the starters leaving on both lines. Or the loss of such players like Reed, Unger, Johnson, and Chung. No, my list consists of a few other things...

    David Hedlind Written by David Hedlind about over 5 years ago 590 reads 1 comments

  10. 2009 Big Games for Opening Weekend of College Football

    While some schools out there open their football seasons by playing teams like the Scottsdale Community College Fighting Artichokes as a “warm up” game, there are others that go out and play a tough game right out of the gate...

    David Hedlind Written by David Hedlind about over 5 years ago 678 reads 7 comments

  11. Big East Conference: Looking Ahead to 2009

    For the first time in four seasons, the Big East champion went to a BCS bowl and lost. It has been since the 2004 season when Pitt lost to Utah, that the Big East lost a BCS bowl...

    David Hedlind Written by David Hedlind about over 5 years ago 181 reads 0 comments

  12. How Expansion of Big East May Have Hurt For The Future

    The Big East is the only major conference where there are different schools for football and other sports like basketball...

    David Hedlind Written by David Hedlind about over 5 years ago 460 reads 6 comments

  13. Big East: How the Expansion Helped

    Back in 2005, final defections for Virginia Tech, Miami, and Boston College from the Big East to the ACC were complete. Temple became an independent, but no one seemed to notice...

    David Hedlind Written by David Hedlind about over 5 years ago 441 reads 2 comments

  14. An Oregon Ducks Football Quiz: The Answers

    OK folks, it has been about five days since my posting of my Oregon Ducks quiz. If you haven’t read it, here it is. For those of you who did take it and want to know how you did, I now give you the answers...

    David Hedlind Written by David Hedlind about over 5 years ago 937 reads 1 comments

  15. Mountain West Conference: Looking Ahead to 2009

    The Mountain West had a great year in 2008. There is no denying this. A season that had teams from the conference go 6-2 against the PAC-10 is nice...

    David Hedlind Written by David Hedlind about over 5 years ago 246 reads 16 comments

  16. Conference USA: Looking Ahead to 2009

    Take a look at some numbers for me. 5-0 6-2 4-2 4-2 3-2 Anyone want to guess what these are? These were the top records for the conferences in bowl games...

    David Hedlind Written by David Hedlind about over 5 years ago 325 reads 0 comments

  17. WAC: Looking ahead to 2009

    It had five teams in bowl games and a sixth team eligible, but unfortunately, the Western Athletic Conference came up short and played to a 1-4 record in their bowls. Louisiana Tech topped Northern Illinois, 17-10, in the Independence Bowl...

    David Hedlind Written by David Hedlind about over 5 years ago 148 reads 4 comments

  18. An Oregon Ducks Football Quiz

    I hope everyone got a chance to read and answer the questions on Baby Tate’s “Eleven Challenging College Football Questions That Drive You Mad” article. I gave it a shot. I guess I will find out how I did later when he posts the answers.

    David Hedlind Written by David Hedlind about over 5 years ago 835 reads 7 comments

  19. College Football Independents: Looking Ahead To 2009

    The last couple seasons there were four teams in the ranks of the independents of FBS football. With Western Kentucky officially playing in the Sun Belt starting in 2009 that number drops to three...

    David Hedlind Written by David Hedlind about over 5 years ago 923 reads 2 comments

  20. Mid-American Conference: Looking Ahead To 2009

    How do you get your name out there to the public? The Mid-American Conference is doing it with a little help from the worldwide leader in sports, ESPN...

    David Hedlind Written by David Hedlind about over 5 years ago 205 reads 1 comments

  21. Sun Belt Conference: Looking Ahead To 2009

    The Sun Belt Conference has a big change coming in 2009 and some things to build on from 2008. The big story is Western Kentucky. For the last two years, Western Kentucky has been a probationary FBS school, making the transition from FCS to FBS...

    David Hedlind Written by David Hedlind about over 5 years ago 582 reads 7 comments

  22. LeGarrette Blount's Suspension at Oregon Due to Missed Workouts, Not Academics

    Whenever we hear about a player getting suspended without being given a reason, most of us jump to conclusions. Usually, it is the worst of conclusions...

    David Hedlind Written by David Hedlind about over 5 years ago 382 reads 2 comments

  23. Don't Blame Lane Kiffin Or Steve Sarkisian for Recruiting Violations

    Everyone is focusing on Lane Kiffin right now for the violation after violation he has committed at Tennessee. I don’t think Kiffin is to blame though...

    David Hedlind Written by David Hedlind about over 5 years ago 1,293 reads 17 comments

  24. Does a Highly Ranked Recruiting Class Translate To Success On The Field?

    Recruiting rankings have taken on a life of their own. People proclaim a recruiting championship based on having the No. 1-rated class by any of the evaluating services and web sites...

    David Hedlind Written by David Hedlind about over 5 years ago 164 reads 6 comments

  25. 120 College Football Teams, 120 Thoughts

    One hundred-twenty teams are in Division 1A college football and I have a brief thought about each one going into next season. The teams are listed alphabetically. Air Force: 17-9 over two seasons = contract extension for Calhoun...

    David Hedlind Written by David Hedlind about over 5 years ago 792 reads 7 comments