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College Football Lines 2010 – Clemson College Football Predictions 2010...

College Football Lines 2010 The Clemson Tigers won the Atlantic Division last season with a 9-5 record overall and a 6-2 mark in ACC play. Dabo Swinney has this team headed in the right direction, but it will be tough for him to get the Tigers back to the top of the Atlantic considering many key players are gone, including the electrifying C.J. Spiller at running back. He was the heart and soul of this offense and a huge factor on special teams. Check out my team preview of the offense and defense Clemson has to offer below, as well as my predictions on the Tigers in terms of the ACC. Offense: QB Kyle Parker has decided to return to the football team this season and put off pursuing his professional baseball career for the time being. He threw 20 touchdown passes last year for Clemson and is a huge part of the offense. He’ll be playing behind an experience offensive line that returns the top six players on the depth chart from last season. This group has combined for 88 starts in their careers. To take some of the pressure off of Parker, somebody must emerge in the backfield. Clemson put up 170.4 rushing yards per game last year and that will be hard to match with Spiller gone. Andre Ellington and Jamie Harper figure to combine to fill Spiller’s shoes in the backfield. Even more pressing is...

Football Recruiting Videos – College Football Recruiting Process...

“I want to talk to you today about football recruiting videos (highlight videos). Coaches use football recruiting highlight videos as one of their main tools for recognizing players and evaluating them. There are some misconceptions about highlight videos – a lot of people think that you have to have fancy music or cool effects. Really, your highlight video should have – first of all – it should have all of your best plays in the beginning, because most coaches will only look at your highlight video for about 15 or 30 seconds and make a decision about you after that. It sounds unfair, but you want to make sure that you put your best plays in the beginning so that the coaches get to see what your potential is. Also, one thing that helps is editing your videos. If you just have raw footage, a lot of times it’s hard for coaches to follow you – they won’t know where you are on a play. You want to make it as easy as possible for the coach to see you, recognize you, and notice your good plays. Therefore, editing is very helpful – just show them where you are before the play by freeze-framing for a second and highlighting where you are, and then letting the play run. A good football recruiting highlights videos can definitely help you get noticed by college coaches.” -Joshua Rice (former football player for...

Ways to Work in College Football

Today’s college athletics have grown into a continuously growing industry. With the NCAA basketball tournaments wrapping up, its almost time for the new college football season. And now is the time teams and organizations are looking for candidates to fulfill needs and become part of their team. NCAA football has grown into a professional industry and need people that are qualified to work for them. Whether it’s the actual team or companies that work with the NCAA, all the organizations are looking for employees. So here are seven steps to make your dream come true and work in Division 1 football. 1. Communication skills: The sports industry involves a lot of communication between businesses. Being able to communicate efficiently with clients and employees is crucial. Public speaking skills are also a must because presentations are daily in the industry and will only make you that much more competitive in the job market. 2. Computer Fundamentals: Because of the new age of technology, everyone uses computers and cell phones. There is no avoiding these trends, so its imperative that computer skills are up to date. The majority of companies are familiar with the Microsoft package which includes; Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher and Word. Knowledge to other software will only increase opportunities in the sports field. 3. Education: The first priority to being hired in the sports industry is a Bachelor’s degree. It doesn’t have to be sport management but four years...

2011 College Basketball Predictions – Big 12 Football Predictions 2010...

2011 College Basketball Predictions Big 12 North Predictions 1. Nebraska Cornhuskers – Nebraska appears to be on its way back to national prominence after coming oh so close to upsetting Texas in last year’s Big 12 championship game. The Huskers are off to the Big Ten in 2011, but until then they will terrorize the Big 12 with their ferocious defense. 2011 College Basketball Predictions 2. Missouri Tigers – Mizzou expects to have an offense that will be able to challenge the highly touted Nebraska defense, but the Tigers must visit Lincoln this season, giving the Huskers the edge in the Big 12 North. 3. Kansas State Wildcats – Bill Snyder stepped right in preaching fundamentals, and it instantly made the Wildcats a Big 12 North contender. Kansas is solid enough defensively, and take good enough care of the football on offense, to be very competitive again in 2010. 4. Iowa State Cyclones – Paul Rhoads was just what the doctor ordered for the Iowa State football program, bringing in a passion and energy for the job that had been missing since the school parted ways with Dan McCarney. He was able to lead the Cyclones to a bowl win in year one, leaving fans very excited about the future of the program. 5. Kansas Jayhawks – It figures to be a tough season in Lawrence with playmakers Kerry Meier and Dezmon Briscoe and QB Todd Reesing no longer...

Golden Nugget College Football Lines – 2010 College Football Predictions...

Golden Nugget College Football Lines If last season’s Rose Bowl performance against Oregon is any sign of things to come, the Ohio State Buckeyes could be on their way to a sixth straight Big Ten title and maybe even a national championship. The Buckeyes bring back a lot of talent on both sides of the football, and they should benefit from a kind schedule. Ohio State gets all four of its non-conference games in the horseshoe, and, of those four, Miami appears to be the only challenge. Late in the season, either Penn State or Iowa could potentially trip up the Buckeyes, but they would still likely earn a share of the conference title with just one loss. Quarterback Terrelle Pryor is a gifted athlete at the quarterback position who appears ready to enter Heisman Trophy discussions. The Buckeyes also have NFL talent at every level of their defense with guys like Cameron Heyward and Ross Homan expected to take their games to another level. Golden Nugget College Football Lines Offense – The offense starts with Pryor, and it will succeed as long as it allows Pryor to make plays with his legs as well as his arm. Pryor led the Buckeyes in rushing with 779 yards in 2009, and he scored seven times on the ground in the process. I really like it when the Buckeyes roll him out, giving him the run pass-pass option. Add talented running...