Way Too Early Top Ten for the 2016 CFB Season

By: David Parks
Twitter: @_Parksie

This is the way too early preseason top ten.  Chances are I don’t like your team and obviously have them too low.  SPOILER:  No poll really matters until mid-October (Except this one).

Off we go…

The real reason Nick Saban is smiling? The #1 ranking in this poll obviously

The real reason Nick Saban is smiling? The #1 ranking in this poll obviously

1) Alabama

Yes Derrick Henry is gone. Yes they’re likely losing three defensive linemen to the first round along with their middle linebacker. Yes their defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach is leaving. But we’ve seen this script before, and when has it mattered? The Tide are stocked at every position on the field and until the head coach himself leaves, it won’t matter which of his assistants come and go. [Read more…]

College Football: Week 3 Observations

By David Parks
PSDC Staff

Another week in the books, and now is when things really start to get interesting.  Week 3 was the beginning of conference play for some while for others, that starts this week. [Read more…]

College Football Power Rankings: Week 2

By David Parks
PSDC Staff

Another week in the books, and there are already major shakeups happening in the top 25.  Week 2 of the college football season claimed four ranked teams including eighth ranked Arkansas.  Who will go down in Week 3?  Only time will tell.  But enough with the useless drivel…on to the rankings.  (Last week’s ranking in parenthesis) [Read more…]

College Football: Week 1 Observations

By David Parks
PSDC Staff

What a beautiful weekend.  From Thursday night till last night, there was always something to watch on television.
That thing?  College football.  It’s back, and holy hell am I happy.  There’s nothing like waking up on a Saturday morning, turning on College Gameday, and knowing that for the next 12 hours, all you have to look forward to is football game after football game. [Read more…]

2012 College Football Preview: Top Nonconference Games

By David Parks
PSDC Staff

Much like the college basketball season, college football is marked by several weeks of nonconference play before teams start battling it out for conference supremacy.

And while many teams take the easy route and play cupcakes and smaller schools to try to boost their wins total, there are always a handful of games between teams from different conferences that give college football fans something interesting and exciting to watch while their team pummels _________ School of Agriculture.

This season, the premiere game fitting this bill pits two of the sports most historic programs competing on the country’s biggest stage.  Last season’s National Champion, the Alabama Crimson Tide, will play the Michigan Wolverines on a Saturday night of opening weekend.  [Read more…]

2012 College Football Conference Preview: ACC

By David Parks
PSDC Staff

The Scoop

Last season the ACC sent two teams to BCS Bowls for the first time in the conference’s history.  And in typical ACC fashion, they both lost, albeit in very different ways.  The loss that most remember is the bludgeoning that Clemson took from West Virginia.  I had zero dog in that game but holy hell, I legitimately felt bad for Clemson by the third quarter.

This season should be one of the most competitive the conference has been in several years.  On paper, Florida State is the clear-cut favorite.  They return 17 starters including nine on a defense that will be one of the top units in the country.  The question though, is can Florida State put it together EVERY weekend?  No question they have the talent, but is Tallahassee a winning culture?  One thing is for sure; if Jimbo Fisher can’t break through and win the ACC this season, I have serious doubts about whether he ever will.


Fisher has the talent in place to win a National Championship in 2012



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College Football Preview: Clemson Tigers

By David Parks
PSDC Contributor

#16 Clemson Tigers

What’s New?

70-33.

It’s a phrase that no Clemson player, coach or fan has been able to shake from their memory since the Orange Bowl debacle against West Virginia last January. The 70 points allowed by Clemson in the game were the most ever allowed in a BCS game, the most in Orange Bowl history as well as the most points allowed by Clemson in a bowl game of any kind, ever.

After the blowout loss, much of the blame was focused on defensive coordinator Kevin Steele. A week after the loss, with fans still fuming from the embarrassing debacle, Clemson parted ways with Steele. Less than a week after parting ways with Steele, Clemson hired then Oklahoma defensive coordinator Brent Venables to the same position. Venables name has long been tossed around for various head coaching jobs around the country, but to the surprise of many opted to leave Norman for Clemson. During his time at Oklahoma, Venables was regarded as a great recruiter as well as a great linebackers coach. [Read more…]