College Football Blogger Roundtable
The players aren't the only ones back on campus. Our college football bloggers have been hitting the road to get the latest news from around the country. They were on the road again Thursday and paused for a roundtable discussion on the 2009 season.
Here's the lineup:
Brian Bennett at Notre Dame.
Heather Dinich at Maryland.
Tim Griffin at Texas A&M.
Chris Low at Auburn.
Ted Miller at Arizona.
Adam Rittenberg at Purdue.
Graham Watson at Denver with the Front Range coaches.
|4:02||[Comment From Wilkins ]|
What do you expect out of the aggies this year?
|4:02||[Comment From David ]|
Tim, I spent 4 long years at TAMU where the football season started with high hopes and did well to finish around the .500 level with losses to UT, OU, TTU, etc. Is this year going to be any different?
|4:03||[Comment From Matt (Orlando) ]|
Heather-- I've been hearing most people say that FSU will be so much better in 2010 than this year. However, with the possible departure of Mickey Andrews, will the defense be good enough to support this claim next season?
|4:05||[Comment From Nick ]|
How good are Notre Dame's freshmen? Will they have an impact?
|4:05||[Comment From Daniel ]|
Do you see Auburn as a surprise team in the SEC west if the injury bug doesn't bite too bad on the OL or LB fronts?
|4:14||[Comment From Peter ]|
HD, what do you think the Canes' chances are of pulling the early season upset against the mighty Sooners?
|4:17||[Comment From Josh, CA ]|
Upsets? Might Boise knock off Oregon? Might Fresno State take down Cincy? How about SJSU @ USC? (I know that last one was a long shot, and totally not serious, but what about the others?)
|4:18||[Comment From Luke ]|
Is there any chance BYU will knock of OU in the opener of the new Texas Stadium on Sept. 5.
|4:18||[Comment From Robert Ray ]|
MY upset is Washington over LSU. Tell me it can happen
|4:19||[Comment From Andre ]|
I agree robert. Jake Locker under coach sarc is a dangerous combo
|4:20||[Comment From Bob ]|
If Penn State wins Big Ten this year will they finally be considered part of the Big 3 in the conference w/ OSU and Michigan?
|4:21||[Comment From walt ]|
lsu does have alot speed and sec speed is alot more than pacten speed
|4:28||[Comment From Josh, MD ]|
HD, what are the 3 best home field advantages in the ACC?
|4:29||[Comment From Robert ]|
Does Maryland have a chance of beating Cal? Does the team travel well historically?
|4:30||[Comment From Carlos ]|
Miami's first 4 games predictions. Who they losing to or beating?
|4:31||[Comment From Mike ]|
Does Georgia Tech have a chance to lose only one game this year?
|4:31||[Comment From Patrick ]|
Georgia Tech has some pretty dominant and fast backs but do you think their team might be a little one dimensional to win consistently?
|4:32||[Comment From Kyle ]|
Heather, does NC STATE have a chance to go 8-4 or better?
|4:33||[Comment From chris ]|
do you think virgina tech will beat alabama?
|4:34||[Comment From Tarheel alum ]|
Will UNC's football program ever get back to the level it was at when Mack Brown was a coach?
|4:35||[Comment From Tom Heleniak ]|
Is C.J Spiller the best RB in the nation?
|4:37||[Comment From Daniel ]|
How will the Wahoos down in Charlottesville fare against TCU?
|4:37||[Comment From Steve ]|
Heather, do you think David Cutcliffe can bring Duke to respectability?
|4:39||[Comment From Alan ]|
Do you think that Ga. Tech's wishbone style on offense hurts some of their players draft possibilities?
|4:39||[Comment From Ward ]|
Can Virginia Tech really beat the tide in Atlanta?
|4:40||[Comment From Tom Heleniak ]|
Heather, I know Clemson does not have the team they had last year, but how do you think they will fair in the ACC this year?
|4:41||[Comment From Jared ]|
Which ACC school has the best coaching staff assembled?
|4:42||[Comment From Kevin Thompson ]|
Heather, I am curious as to what we should expect from the Florida State team this year. Usually very strong defensively, but they have really struggled offensively. Any chance the running game will actually work this year so they can pass the ball more efficiently?
|4:43||[Comment From RazzMaTazz ]|
Which Atlantic and Coastal dark horse would you pick as the most likely to sneak up and win their division?
|4:44||[Comment From Chris ]|
Tim: Everyone expects A&M to be a cellar dweller this season. Of UT, OU, TTU and OSU, pick one game where the Aggies stand the best chance to upset the favorite and explain why.
|4:45||[Comment From MK ]|
Is the Texas vs OU game the biggest college football game of the year in terms of national title implications? If not, what game is bigger?
|4:46||[Comment From Dan ]|
Tim, which team do you pick to play in the National Championship from the Big XII tihs year?
|4:47||[Comment From JN ]|
Is Kansas the true underrated darkhorse in the Big 12?
|4:48||[Comment From Dan ]|
Will anyone in the Big 12 field a defense this year?
|4:49||[Comment From MJ ]|
Can OSU really upset the big boys and win the Big XII South?
|4:49||[Comment From Trevor ]|
Will Muschamp's defense at Texas should be developing nicely.
|4:50||[Comment From LB ]|
Who will be the biggest surprise in the Big 12 this year?
|4:51||[Comment From Chad ]|
Texas Tech is back to it's usually media position in the Big 12, what do you expect of the Red Raiders this year?
|4:51||[Comment From Austin ]|
Does Colt get his Heisman this year?
|4:52||[Comment From chris ]|
Do you think the Big XII matches up evenly with the Sec?
|4:53||[Comment From adam ]|
tim, any idea who will start at qb for the buffs?
|4:54||[Comment From Paul ]|
Will A&M ever matter again???
|4:55||[Comment From Rick ]|
What stands between Nebraska and another North Division Title?
|4:56||[Comment From Ryan ]|
What do you expect out the OSU/Texas game on Halloween?
|4:57||[Comment From Kyle ]|
How do you think Potts will do for Tech?
|4:58||[Comment From Guest ]|
How far do you think Missouri is going to fall from last year?
|5:00||[Comment From ColinJB ]|
What are your thoughts on Jerrod Johnson versus Ryan Tannehill?
|5:01||[Comment From Logan ]|
Over/Under 9.5 wins in the regular season for the Irish this year?
|5:02||[Comment From Robin ]|
Call me crazy, but for a QB, I think Jimmy Clausen has better tools than say, Tim Tebow. ND has a chance to go undefeated.
|5:03||[Comment From John ]|
Notre Dame has no chance at going undefeated.
|5:03||[Comment From KJ ]|
If Notre Damewins every game but the USC game do you think that Notre Dame has a chance of making a BCS Bowl game this year? And do you think ND could beat USC?
|5:04||[Comment From nimish ]|
whos the sleeper pick in the big east
|5:05||[Comment From Mike ]|
Everyone is the sleep pick in the Big East this year
|5:05||[Comment From Chris Toy ]|
Could South Florida beat FSU in the early season and then make a run at a Big East tiltle?
|5:07||[Comment From william ]|
any chance syracuse wins more than 5 games this year??
|5:08||[Comment From Jonny ]|
Better question: Any chance Paulus actually impresses?
|5:09||[Comment From Greg ]|
Will anything less than a BCS bowl bid be enough for Charlie Weis to keep his job?
|5:09||[Comment From Jeff ]|
no charlie is done if he doesnt make a decent bowl for sure
|5:10||[Comment From MS ]|
How has the ND passing attack looked in camp this fall? Is there a better wide reciever combo in the country then Tate, Floyd and Roudolph.
|5:11||[Comment From Mash ]|
Do you think the Mountain West is better than the Big East?
|5:12||[Comment From John ]|
Can WVU win without Pat White?
|5:13||[Comment From donnie ]|
how much of an impact do you see manti teo having?
|5:14||[Comment From thompson ]|
is mardy gilyard the best receiver in the country?
|5:15||[Comment From Donnie ]|
No Way... Have you seen Julio Jones?
|5:16||[Comment From KyleC ]|
Ted, I really believe Oregon is going to throttle Boise in two weeks(21 points or more) to send them a message from last year. What are your thoughts on that game?
|5:18||[Comment From Jonny ]|
Will we *finally* see somebody else win the Pac-10 this year?
|5:20||[Comment From Frank ]|
How badly does Cal beat Maryland in the opener?
|5:21||[Comment From cory ]|
Ted, who is the best running back in the Pac 10. McKnight? Quizz? LaGarret?
|5:22||[Comment From Joe ]|
How do you think USC's qb situation will pan out? I have been to a couple practices and none of the quarterbacks have looked very impressive so far.
|5:23||[Comment From jeff ]|
how is locker looking in washington?
|5:24||[Comment From Jake ]|
Thought's on UO's "Tazer"?
|5:25||[Comment From Mike ]|
Ted, please tell me you believe the Pac 10 is a better conference than the Big 12 from top to bottom?
|5:27||[Comment From Sean B ]|
What is your prediction for USC's trip to Columbus?
|5:28||[Comment From Nam ]|
How many years do you think it'll take Neuheisel to bring UCLA back into Pac-10 title contention?
|5:28||[Comment From Justin Anderson ]|
Never he is recruiting against USC
|5:29||[Comment From ted in kc ]|
how will oregon state be this year? Will we see another big year for them??
|5:31||[Comment From Mike ]|
Will Denard Robinson start for Michigan at the end of the year?
|5:32||[Comment From Will ]|
What's the thought on Penn State this year running at a national title
|5:33||[Comment From Finny, GA ]|
Adam, Is this the year the BIG Ten wins a BSC bowl game or do they lose again. I say no.
|5:34||[Comment From CHof ]|
With a whole off season for Big Ten D's to gameplan for T Pryor, what are the chances his numbers and production fail to deliver the BT Title?
|5:35||[Comment From Grant ]|
How will Juice stack up to other Big Ten QBs?
|5:35||[Comment From Justin Anderson ]|
Better than Threet
|5:36||[Comment From Eric ]|
If OSU loses to USC big at the Shoe how damaging would that be to the Big 10?
|5:37||[Comment From Guest ]|
What does Bielema have to do to keep his job in Wisconsin?
|5:38||[Comment From JRH ]|
Could Michigan State win the big ten this year?
|5:39||[Comment From Tom ]|
NO they always choke in big games
|5:39||[Comment From Jim ]|
Any thoughts on sleepers for each conference this year?
|5:40||[Comment From Ralph ]|
Minnesota has an outdoor stadium. Thoughts?
|5:41||[Comment From Tyler ]|
Penn State or Ohio State.. your pick: GO!
|5:42||[Comment From Jeff ]|
What is your take on Michigan for the season?
|5:43||[Comment From Rita Rodriguez ]|
Better, or i hope so for our sake
|5:43||[Comment From Kyle ]|
Why such a poor non conference season for the big ten as a whole??
|5:44||[Comment From Gregg ]|
Can Purdue pull the upset at Oregon?
|5:45||[Comment From vince ]|
I think Pryor has as good as chance as anyone to win the Heisman. Do you agree?
|5:46||[Comment From Todd ]|
Its 5:45... bring on Graham... What do you think Troy's record will be... dont let the Big Ten take over our time...
|5:48||[Comment From Jonny ]|
Which non-AQ team will pull the biggest upset over and AQ do you think?
|5:50||[Comment From Sam ]|
Can Utah win the MWC again and run for another BCS game?
|5:51||[Comment From Tom ]|
what are the chances of Nevada upsetting Notre Dame this year
|5:53||[Comment From Nelson Moore ]|
HOW GOOD IS TCU DEFENSE
|5:55||[Comment From Ken ]|
Who are your top 3 or 4 BCS busters this year?
|5:56||[Comment From Allen ]|
Will the MAC ever show the promise it once did back when it was spitting out NFL QB's left and right? Has the extra games against the Big Ten hurt or helped the MAC?
|5:59||[Comment From Guest ]|
What are BYU's chances against Oklahoma in the opener?
|6:01||[Comment From Tom ]|
SEC, SEC, SEC
|6:01||[Comment From Frank ]|
How will Monte Kiffin do in the SEC?
|6:03||[Comment From Barrett ]|
Is Ole Miss really going to be that good or will the do as always and finish mid-pack in the SEC west. Their schedule is obviously much easier this year with their only real road test coming at South Carolina on a Thursday night (cough) and at Auburn (crap shoot).
|6:04||[Comment From ben ]|
Chris, How much do you think the addition of john chavis will improve LSU defense? The secondary is talented, but looked lost last year. And Jordan Jefferson...thoughts?
|6:06||[Comment From Clay D ]|
what are the three most critical games this season?
|6:08||[Comment From zach ]|
how well of a job do you think the new staff at auburn has done so far, compared to the other new staffs in the league, Mississippi State and Tennessee?
|6:10||[Comment From jon ]|
what team can surpise florida with an upset this season
|6:11||[Comment From Matt ]|
Is Auburn really as out of the SEC West race as all the chatter seems to imply? What chances do you see of Chizik working with Tuberville's recruits and turning in a dark horse, great SEC season with Auburn this year?
|6:12||[Comment From QB#14 ]|
Will UGA's running-back-by-commitee be an effective replacement for Knowshon Marino?
|6:15||[Comment From Eric ]|
Do you think Florida's weak ooc schedule can hurt them this season?
|6:16||[Comment From Chris ]|
nope, Tebowfest 09 will ensure making the title game if 12-0.
|6:18||[Comment From Brandon ]|
|6:18||[Comment From Jeff ]|
|6:18||[Comment From Chris ]|
|6:19||[Comment From Guest ]|
Who has the easiest road to the BCS National Champ game?
|6:21||[Comment From paul ]|
i've got a Penn State and Va Tech
|6:21||[Comment From Bruno ]|
Thanks Ted Miller, Hotty Toddy!
|6:21||[Comment From Frank ]|
What teams will be the biggest surprised for their respective conferences this year? biggest disappointments?
|6:22||[Comment From Murphy ]|
SEC: Auburn biggest surprise, Ole Miss biggest dissapointment
|6:23||[Comment From Kevin ]|
Pac 10 biggest surprise Arizona. Way under rated. Big disappointment Cal
|6:23||[Comment From James (KC) ]|
MWC: UNLV biggest surprise, TCU biggest dis.
|6:23||[Comment From Bob ]|
ACC: Surprise Duke... Disappointment Clemson
|6:24||[Comment From Ian ]|
Big Ten: Biggest surprise: Illinois. Disappointment: Michigan or Penn State
|6:24||[Comment From Scott ]|
P10: surprise UCLA, disappointment Oregon
|6:24||[Comment From Nick ]|
Big East: UConn surprise, WVU disappointment
|6:25||[Comment From Keith ]|
Who do you guys take: Eric Berry or Taylor Mays?
|6:25||[Comment From Fox ]|
|6:26||[Comment From Brandon ]|
|6:27||[Comment From Mike W ]|
Berry hits hard and gets pics, Mays hits a little harder and gets no picks
|6:28||[Comment From Mark ]|
Why no comments from Tim and Heather?
|6:29||[Comment From Jake ]|
What are your thoughts about the Pre-game Handshake?
|6:29||[Comment From Brandon ]|
dumb!!!!!! after the game
|6:29||[Comment From SickestOfMindz ]|
seems like a good idea...i see no bad from my end
|6:30||[Comment From Scott ]|
On the pregame handshake, I think that shaking hands after a game is fine. But you want to keep intensity before the game.
|6:31||[Comment From Jonny ]|
I can't see Michigan and Ohio St shaking hands.
|6:32||[Comment From Nick ]|
Kffin and Spurrier?
|6:32||[Comment From ND4Life ]|
ND 10 wins or less? I say 10
|6:33||[Comment From Mark ]|
Less than 10
|6:34||[Comment From Michael Von Gruben ]|
6 wins and Weis gets fired
|6:34||[Comment From John ]|
ND wins 8 games this year and less next year.
|6:35||[Comment From Jason ]|
Top 5 games you have to watch Week 1?
|6:36||[Comment From Walt ]|
Alabama vs. Va. Tech, Georgia vs. Ok. St.
|6:36||[Comment From James (KC) ]|
BYU - Oklahoma...that new stadium in Dallas looks awesome!!
|6:36||[Comment From TOM ]|
boise/oregon, vt/bama, okie state/uga
|6:37||[Comment From Ryan Varisco ]|
LSU @ Washington
|6:37||[Comment From Josh ]|
Bama @ LSU
|6:37||[Comment From Nick Elliott ]|
boisie oregon, vt/bama, ok st./ georgia, ... i think 8-9 wins for Notre Dame
|6:38||[Comment From skyy ]|
|6:38||[Comment From basketballrob ]|
Boise-Oregan is the most important opener
|6:38||[Comment From Nick ]|
Maryland-Cal should be a good redemption game
|6:39||[Comment From Scott ]|
What do you think will be the game of the year?
|6:39||[Comment From Nicholas ]|
|6:39||[Comment From James (KC) ]|
Red River Rivalry, of course
|6:39||[Comment From Brutus ]|
usc vs. The Ohio State University
|6:40||[Comment From Warrick ]|
Ole Miss vs LSU that will determine championship game
|6:40||[Comment From Josh ]|
Florida/LSU national title implications
|6:40||[Comment From Meekrab ]|
OU vs BYU
|6:41||[Comment From Mark ]|
Who wins the Heisman? And runner up?
|6:41||[Comment From whit ]|
tim tebow, colt is runner up
|6:41||[Comment From Nick ]|
No one likes repeat winners, so I guess McCoy gets it
|6:42||[Comment From Chuckles ]|
Jevan Snead! Colt McCoy runner up!
|6:42||[Comment From Scott ]|
McCoy, followed by Tebow followed by Best
|6:43||[Comment From Jason ]|
Do you guys really think a playoff is the answer to college football?
|6:44||[Comment From skyy ]|
PLEASE GIVE US AN 8 TEAM PLAYOFF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
|6:44||[Comment From Shawn ]|
Playoff is the answer but the SEC and Pac-10 will never allow it
|6:44||[Comment From Mike W ]|
NO, tradition rules.
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