Originally Posted by checkerboard_charly
Just saw these on ESPN.com. Few things that jump out at me. First he picks UT to win the East. He has Jeff Samardzija listed as the best WR in the nation, to me that is a stretch. I am going with Calvin Johnson or Dwayne Jarrett. Doesnt list Justin Harrell as one of the top 5 DT. Mistake. Has us listed as a team on the way up, and Florida as a team on the way down. Very interesting. In the list of unknowns that will we know by October he has Cal's QB Nate Longshore listed. Now unless i read it wrong, Longshore isnt even starting. Jeff Ayoob is. HMMMMMMMMM Has Cal's coach Tedford listed as his 2nd best Playcaller. Is Tedford that good??? Hat i expect you to lecture me on this one. This one really pisses me off. Best defensive minds, John Chavis is nowhere to be seen. I know i am biased but come on, Chief is at least in the top 5 in the nation. And lastly, and this pisses me off too, He has a top 10 of gameday locations and Tennessee is knowwhere to be found. BS. He is obviously a homer b/c he chose Ohio St. as number 1. Anyway take a look for yourselves and weigh in on this list. I think Herbstreit is one the best "experts" espn has. ESPN.com - NCF/PREVIEW06 - The Nation's Best: Sixth Annual Herbie Awards
agree with you about the WR's...
There are a lot, A LOT of good DT's out there this year...no suprise there for me.
UF's schedule...brutal. @ TN, @ AUB, @ FSU, and home games against LSU, Bama and then the cocktail party. that's the only reason he has them as a down team.
Same reason he has us going up...all the toughies are at home, two real road games @ USC adn @ UGA. schedule is favorable.
agree about Chavis...probably not on there because of our overall performance last season...
they haven't been to TN in a couple of years now, so no suprise that TN is not on the list...