This list is objectively stupid.
SI releases All-American team
Geno Smith...really? He's our CB! Didn't realize that was WVU QB as well.
More incentive for guys like Denard and Lewan. You can't convince me those two WI guys are better than he is.
There's a mistake in Eric Reid's write-up as well.
While this post isn't not in a magazine, I still wish there were an "ironic" tag...
I think he was referencing your misspelling of the word piece.
Since your post was unedited, I'll excuse "publicised peice."
[EDIT] I was scooped.
You don't get paid to breathe, but you seen to be doing that. Lol, sorry I couldn't resist. My math teacher would say that to us, and it always cracked me up.
Well, that's interesting. Apparently the SEC and USC have all the best players in college this year.
These preseason lists always make me laugh - Gholston had 5 sacks last year and is a second-teamer, and Te'o, despite always being very mortal against good competition, is rated as one of the best 3 LBs in the country.
Three in the regular season and he's getting all this hype? He also had the benefit of having Jerel Worthy on the line...not sure how things will change this year without their almighty snap-timer Worthy on the line.
I'm really hoping their offense implodes and the defense doesn't live up to its enormous expectations set by their fans.
Between the first and second team, here's how the conferences are represented:
Big 12: 11
Big Ten: 6
Notre Dame (sole independent here) rings in with 2, and the Big East and WAC have one each. No, this list doesn't seem a bit stilted at all, given that 71% of their picks come from three conferences and the Pac-12 and SEC alone represent 50% of the total. Among the more heavily represented teams, LSU has six players between the two teams, USC has four, and Alabama and Oregon come in with three each.
with the list. It's based off of last years performances and frankly I don't see where any UM guys outside of Lewan would merit such accolades. It has no effect on how they may perform this year. And of course there is a lot of USC and SEC players...both of those identities have a sick habit of sending several, several players to the NFL. They are doing something right.
So much wrong with your post:
"It's based off last years performances" - Lattimore and Gholston would beg to differ
"I don't see where anyone outside of Lewan would merit accolades." hmmm - a player who recieved 1st place Heisman votes as a sophmore, was a candidate much of last year, and is entering his senior year poised to potentially become the all-time rushing yardage leader for a QB, coming off a BCS bowl win and 11-2 season wouldn't merit consideration?
Denarf and Lewandowski are on my list and off si's. That is a good thing. Will care more if they are not on the post season awards stand. Get angry boys!
Just mauled me. Sorry gents.
off sophomore stats, yes. Denard threw a lot of interceptions last year...if he becomes an All-American, I want him to do it after the season...who cares about preseason or whatever.
he would at least merit consideration right? I mean along with De'Anthony Thomas, he is the most exciting player in college football.
"Denard has gone largely ignored."
Ranked as the #2 Heisman candidate by Heisman Pundit. Repeatedly lauded by Bruce Feldman.
Is one of the main reasons Michigan is preseason top 10.
Predicted as a second or third round NFL draft pick next year.
Given the keynote players' speech position at B1G media days.
Yep, he's been largely ignored.
That comment is ridiculous.
What is with the Gholston hype? His number don't match it. Sure he more then looks the part and he "should" be a good to great player but has yet to do it. A guy that hasn't broken out yet doesn't deserve a spot on any AA team imo.
He's been productive for Nebraska, but really, that's your third best RB in the nation?
I think its pretty cool the B1G has the top two SI RB's for what its worth.
He'll likely end up Nebraska's #2 all time running back----think about that, #2 for a program known for running the ball and great backs.
Who do you like better (excluding Fitz)?
Obligatory ESS EEE SEE. You may carry on with your day now.
I don't know, that list looks about as relevant as the preseason rankings. End of season it'll end up looking a lot different.
lewan should be there and personally think so should hankins from the bucks.
Aside from the top 10 preseason ranking, our overall national impression is mirroring that of the '97 squad. Team Motto : We Want It All vs mount everest/axe analogies. Started with #1 colorado that year and set the tone for a dream season. The more injustices the better for a team with a chip and an out to prove everyone wrong attitude. The modern day miracle win will happen in arlington 2012. Move over 1969. You have some company.
Not so fast my friend. Colorado was ranked #8 preseason. Penn State was preseason #1 FWIW.
Mother of god the Gholston hype is out of control.
We're talking about a dude who had 1 more sack than Jordan Kovacs last year.