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Way Too Early Top 25 Heading Into 2017

Friday, January 13th, 2017

by Fred Perdue

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The 2016 Season didn’t disappoint with Clemson finally getting its long-awaited revenge against Alabama. A new season is now upon us and it will be here before you know it. 2017 will pose different challenge for every university, whether it be coaching changes or just reloading a new cast of characters. Let’s take a look into the crystal ball and see what could be in store for us in 2017.

AL

  1. Alabama (2016 record: 14-1)

The fire has been lit after being upset in the national title game. Nick Saban and the Crimson Tide are the best in the nation at reloading after losing a ton of talent. Jalen Hurts returns, marking the first time in 4 years that the Tide have some continuity at the position. Former Washington and USC Head Coach Steve Sarkisian gets a full offseason with his young quarterback and a top recruiting class doesn’t hurt either. The Tide open 2017 against Florida State in Atlanta which should tell us a lot.

FSU

  1. Florida State (2016 record: 10-3)

With defending champion Clemson losing a ton of talent the Noles are poised to be back on top in the ACC Atlantic. Losing defensive lineman Demarcus Walker will hurt a pass rush that was really good, but dynamic Safety Derwin James returns after being sidelined for the majority of the 2016 season. Quarterback Deandre Francois looks to improve on a sensational 2016 season. Dalvin Cook decided to go pro so the Noles will have to find a new running back, and fast. Alabama is looming in the opener.

OSU

  1. Ohio State (2016 record: 11-2)

The Buckeyes suffered one of the worse losses in school history to eventual champion Clemson. Urban Meyer will be on a mission to prove his Buckeyes are better in 2017. Ohio State loses a ton of talent, including CB Gareon Conley, RB Curtis Samuel, WR Noah Brown, S Malik Hooker, LB, Raekwon McMillan. Quarterback J.T. Barrett does return for his senior year.  If Urban Meyer can find him some more weapons in a not so stacked Big Ten, another playoff appearance could be in the future. The Buckeyes open the season with Big Ten opponent Indiana.

USC

4. Southern California (2016 record: 10-3)

The hype is already swelling after USC finished the 2016 season strong with a Rose Bowl win and momentum heading into spring ball and summer workouts. Head Coach Clay Helton seems like the right hire and Sam Darnold was the right choice at quarterback. Losing a bevy of NFL hopefuls may slow the process but the Trojans seem to finally be back. An Early season matchup against Texas in L.A. will tell us a lot early.

Clem

  1. Clemson (2016 record: 14-1)

Clemson finally did what no other team could do, defeat Alabama and become National Champions in the process. Dabo Swinney and his Tigers recruit at such a high level that the losses of QB Deshaun Watson, WR Mike Williams, WR Artavis Scott, C Jay Guillermo, TE Jordan Leggett, RB Wayne Gallman, DT Carlos Watkins, LB Ben Boulware, SS Jadar Johnson, CB Cordrea Tankersley won’t sting as much as many think, but expect a slight step back as the Tigers reload.

Ok

6. Oklahoma (2016 record: 11-2)

Every year we place Oklahoma on a pedestal just to be let down again. NOT SO FAST.  The Sooners are losing three major cogs on offense in Heisman WR Dede Westbrook, RB Joe Mixon, RB Samaje Perine. While they do return Quarterback Baker Mayfield the Sooners desperately need to improve on defense to give themselves another chance at a Big 12 Title and Playoff berth. The Sooners get early season road tests at Ohio State and Baylor to help their resume.

Wash

7. Washington (2016 record: 12-2)

The Huskies showed they are ready to contend with their appearance in the Peach Bowl vs Alabama. Despite losing major pieces like WR John Ross, S Budda Baker, CB Kevin King and CB Sidney Jones, the Huskies could be better in 2017. With Oregon and Cal going through coaching changes in the Pac-12 North the Huskies are primed and ready for another playoff push under Coach Chris Petersen.

PSU

  1. Penn State (2016 record: 11-3)

Penn State has rebounded well after sanctions left them for dead. Quarterback Trace McSorley, running back Saquon Barkley, and Offensive coordinator Joe Moorhead’s decision to return in 2017 is huge for the Nittany Lion.  2017 presents the challenge of visiting Columbus for a showdown against Ohio State, where Penn State has had minimal success. Good to see the Nittany Lions back in primetime nonetheless.

UM

  1. Michigan (2016 record: 10-3)

Jim Harbaugh in year three won’t have any more Brady Hoke hold overs. Harbaugh has been a relentless, elite recruiter, which will help after a senior laden team moves on to the next level. Talent isn’t the problem in Ann Arbor, it’s finishing strong for the Wolverines. The next chapter of the Harbaugh era starts in Jerry World vs SEC power Florida and ends with the Buckeyes at home. Can the Wolverines secure a Big Ten Title for the first time since 2004? We shall see.

OS

  1. Oklahoma State (2016 record: 10-3)

Oklahoma St has been one of the most consistent teams in the country in the past decade under Mike Gundy, winning 10 games five of the last seven seasons. Quarterback Mason Rudolph and receiver James Washington return to an already potent offense that hosts TCU, Baylor, Kansas State, and Oklahoma in Bedlam.

LSU

  1. LSU (2016 record: 8-4)

It will be odd not seeing the Mad Hatter pacing the sidelines in Death Valley, but Ed Orgeron validated why he should be the head coach in Baton Rouge. Leonard Fournette is gone but Derrius Guice steps right in and has been stepping in, in relief for the past two seasons. Expect big numbers from the ground game but if the quarterback position can’t be solved and the offense can’t open up a bit more, the Tigers may have a long season ahead.

 Wis

  1. Wisconsin (2016 record: 11-3)

Another consistent year for the Badgers under Paul Chryst. Nothing here to see. The Badgers are in the mix for the 3rd spot in the Big Ten behind Ohio State and Michigan and battling with Penn State.

Va T

  1. Virginia Tech (2016 record: 10-4)

Justin Fuente hit the ground running in what was supposed to be a rebuild in Blacksburg. Not only did he win a division title but is building in recruiting. The Hokies look to be heading in the right direction.

Aub

  1. Auburn (2016 record: 8-5)

The ultimate Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde team. Week to week you didn’t know what you would get. The Tigers should have a healthy competition going forward at the Quarterback position with Baylor transfer Jarrett Stidham joining the mix. The defense will be solid as well.

Stan

  1. Stanford (2016 record: 10-3)

The Cardinal have to replace do it all running back Christian McCaffrey and find weapons for an undetermined quarterback. Two big tasks that Coach David Shaw should have sorted out very soon. The Cardinal will be physical on both lines of scrimmage and post another 10-win season while competing in a very weak Pac 12 North.

BSU

  1. Boise State (2016 record: 10-3)

Quarterback Brett Rypien leads the top-ranked team from the Group of Five Schools. Expect another high-octane offense leading to another 10-win season.

GA

  1. Georgia (2016 record: 8-5)

The development of rising Sophomore Quarterback Jacob Eason will be critical. Nick Chubb and Sony Michel return, which should help tremendously. Anything less than this could incite a riot in Athens in year two under Kirby Smart.

Tenn

  1. Tennessee (2016 record: 9-4)

Replacing one of the most productive quarterbacks in school history in Joshua Dobbs won’t be easy. The SEC East looks to be up for grabs and the HOT SEAT is hotter than ever for Butch Davis.

Lou

  1. Louisville (2016 record: 9-4)

Lamar Jackson returns for what looks like his final year after a prolific year ending with a Heisman Trophy but a blowout loss to LSU. Expect Jackson to pick up where he left off as he looks to impress NFL scouts. The Cards are still behind FSU but slightly ahead of Clemson in the ACC Atlantic.

S Fla

  1. South Florida (2016 record: 11-2)

Charlie Strong returns home to the Sunshine State and with a fertile recruiting ground, a dynamic quarterback in Quintin Flowers at the controls, and a fan base clamoring for another great season, the Bulls are primed to go after an AAC title.

Utah

  1. Utah (2016 record: 9-4)

It’s safe to say the Utes are now a national contender. Another good season including wins over USC and a solid ranking to start the season only adds more fuel to an already hot team. SAFE BET.

Fla

  1. Florida (2016 record: 9-4)

The offense has been the issue and will continue to be the issue if a signal caller can’t be found. Jim McElwain and Co. better turn things around on the offensive side. For now, their defense will still lock teams down. The Gators have to travel to Jerry World for a showdown against Big Ten Power Michigan to open the season.

WV

  1. West Virginia (2016 record: 10-3)

A new quarterback, new pieces in the defensive backfield, and yet you can still expect the Mountaineers to compete for a Big 12 Crown. Expect another big year for Dana Holgersen and company.

Tex

  1. Texas (2016 record: 5-7)

New head coach, young sophomore quarterback, and an explosive offense, albeit inconsistent at times. The defense needs an overhaul. The Longhorns have some hype behind them. They may not be far off either. We will find out how good the Longhorns are very early with a trip to the L.A. Coliseum to face USC on Sept 16th.

UCLA

  1. UCLA (2016 record: 4-8)

Another strong year in recruiting, Josh Rosen returns from injuries for his Junior season and yet something says don’t trust UCLA under Jim Mora. The verdict is still out. To be continued.

 

Fred Perdue, for War Room Sports

Quick Slants: My College Football Top 5 of All-Time

Thursday, January 5th, 2017

by Fred Perdue

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I’ve been watching College Football since I was about 5-years-old. In that time so many great players have come and gone, but time and time again the players continue to remind me how much they shaped my ideal College Football player regardless of system, team or coach. Until unseated, these 5 players are my All-Time best. #CollegeFootball

Top 5

1: Reggie Bush: The most dynamic runner in space I have ever seen. (I still to this day wear number 5 in any football video game) #WeAreSC#USCTrojans #PAC10

2: Tim Tebow: The heart of champion. Hated the guy but couldn’t keep away from watching his games. #TebowTime#SEC#FloridaGators

3: Ricky Williams: The most powerful runner I have ever seen. Short runs, long runs, ran with power, speed, finesse, and could run out of a traditional I-Formation #HookEm#TexasLongHorns#Big12

4: Johnny Manziel: The most dynamic QB I have ever seen. There was nothing he couldn’t do with a football. Off the field antics aside, dude was a nightmare to defend. #JohnnyFootball#GigEm #SEC

5: Charles Woodson: 2-way player and only defensive player to win the Heisman. #CWood#MichiganWolverines#BigTen

 

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War Room Sports 2016 All-America Team

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

by Fred Perdue

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The 2016 College Football regular season was as good as any, with big time games, upset specials, and dominance in Tuscaloosa ensuing. It is now time to honor some of the top players in the nation. The SEC was in full force yet again with the Big Ten and ACC also contributing in a big way.

First Team

Offense

QB: Lamar Jackson, Louisville

RB: D’Onta Foreman, Texas

RB: Dalvin Cook, Florida State

WR: DeDe Westbrook, Oklahoma

WR: Corey Davis, Western Michigan

TE: Jordan Leggett, Clemson

OL: Cam Robinson, Alabama,

OL: Pat Elflein, Ohio State

OL: Ryan Ramczyk, Wisconsin

OL: Cody O’Connell, Washington St

OL: Dorian Johnson, Pitt

 

Defense

DE: Myles Garrett, Texas A&M

DE: Jonathan Allen, Alabama

DT: Ed Oliver, Houston

DT: Demarcus Walker, Florida St

LB: Jabrill Peppers, Michigan

LB: Reuben Foster, Alabama

LB: Ben Boulware, Clemson

CB: Jourdan Lewis, Michigan

CB: Adoree Jackson, USC

S: Malik Hooker, Ohio St
S: Jamal Adams, LSU

 

Specialist

K: Zane Gonzalez, Arizona St

P: Mitch Wishnowsky, Utah

KR: Quadree Henderson, Pitt

PR: Adoree Jackson, USC

 

Second Team

Offense

QB: DeShaun Watson, Clemson

RB: Donnel Pumphrey, San Diego St.

RB: Christian McCaffrey, Stanford

WR: Zay Jones, East Carolina

WR: James Washington, Oklahoma St.

TE: Evan Engram, Ole Miss

OL: Conner Williams, Texas

OL: Jonah Williams, Alabama

OL: Dan Feeney, Indiana

OL: Tyler Orlosky, West Virgina

OL: Braden Smith, Auburn

 

Defense

DE: Derek Barnett, Tennessee

DE: Malik McDowell, Michigan St

DT: Montravius Adams, Auburn

DT: Carlos Watkins, Clemson

LB: Zac Cunningham, Vanderbilt

LB: T.J. Watt, Wisconsin

LB: Tim Williams, Alabama

CB: Jalen “Teez” Tabor, Florida

CB: Minkah Fitzpatrick, Alabama

Tarvarus McFadden, Florida State (Tie)

S: Budda Baker, Washington

S: Tedric Thompson, Colorado

 

 

Specialist

K: Daniel Carlson, Auburn

P: Johnny Townsend, Florida

KR: Adoree’ Jackson, USC

PR: Jabrill Peppers, Michigan

 

Fred Perdue, for War Room Sports

War Room Sports All-SEC Conference Selections

Friday, December 2nd, 2016

by Fred Perdue

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SEC

Offense

QB: 1st Team: Jalen Hurts, Fr, Alabama 2nd Team: Joshua Dobbs, Sr, Tennessee

RB: 1st Team: Derrius Guice, Soph, LSU 2nd Team:

RB: 1st Team: Rawleigh Williams III, Soph, Arkansas 2nd Team:

WR: 1st Team: Josh Malone, Jr, Tennessee 2nd Team: Christian Kirk, Soph, Texas A&M

WR: 1st Team: Josh Reynolds, Sr, Texas A&M  2nd Team: J’Mon Moore, Jr, Mizzou

TE: 1st Team: Evan Engram, Sr, Ole Miss 2nd Team: O.J. Howard, Sr, Alabama

OL: 1st Team: Cam Robinson, Jr, Alabama 2nd Team: David Sharp, Jr, Florida

OL: 1st Team: Ethan Pocic, Sr, LSU  2nd Team: Avery Gennessy, Sr, Texas A&M

OL: 1st Team: Martez Ivey, Jr, Florida  2nd Team: Dan Skipper, Sr, Arkansas

OL: 1st Team: Frank Ragnow, Jr, Arkansas 2nd Team: Isaiah Wynn, Jr, Georgia

OL: 1st Team: Braden Smith, Jr, Auburn  2nd Team

K: 1st Team: Daniel Carlson, Jr, Auburn   2nd Team Gary Wunderlich, Jr, Ole Miss

Defense

DL: 1st Team: Myles Garrett, Jr. Texas A&M 2nd Team:

DL:1st Team: Derrick Barnett, Jr. Tennessee 2nd Team: Carl Lawson, Jr, Auburn

DL:1st Team: Charles Harris, Jr, Mizzou 2nd Team: Arden Key, Jr, LSU

DL:1st Team: Jonathan Allen, Sr, Alabama 2nd Team: Darius English, Sr, South Carolina

LB: 1st Team: Tim Williams, Sr, Alabama 2nd Team: Reuben Foster, Jr, Alabama

LB:1st Team: Zach Cunningham, Jr, Vanderbilt  2nd Team: Richie Brown, Sr, Miss St.

LB:1st Team: Kendall Beckwith, Sr, LSU 2nd Team: Roquan Smith, Soph, Georgia

DB:1st Team: Jalen “Teez” Tabor, Jr, Florida 2nd Team: Tray Matthews, Jr, Auburn

DB:1st Team: Minkah Fitzpatrick, Soph, Alabama 2nd Team:

DB:1st Team: Jamal Adams, Jr, LSU  2nd Team: Tre’Davious White, Sr, LSU

DB:1st Team: Justin Evans, Sr, Texas A&M 2nd Team: Mike Edwards, Soph, Kentucky

P:1st Team: J.K. Scott, Jr, Alabama 2nd Team: Johnny Townsend, Jr, Florida

ST:1st Team: Carlos Davis, Sr, Ole Miss  2nd Team: Isaiah McKenzie, Jr, Georgia

 

Fred Perdue, for War Room Sports

War Room Sports All-Pac 12 Conference Selections

Friday, December 2nd, 2016

by Fred Perdue

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Pac 12

Offense

QB: 1st Team: Jake Browning, So., Washington 2nd Team:  Luke Falk, Jr., Washington State

RB: 1st Team: Myles Gaskin, So, Washington, 2nd Team: Phillip Lindsay, Jr., Colorado

RB: 1st Team: Christian McCaffrey, Jr., Stanford 2nd Team: Ronald Jones III, So., USC,

WR: 1st Team: Chad Hansen, Jr., California 2nd Team: Gabe Marks, Sr., Washington State

WR: 1st Team: John Ross, Jr., Washington 2nd Team: JuJu Smith-Schuster, Jr., USC

TE: 1st Team: Pharaoh Brown, Sr., Oregon 2nd Team: Nate Iese, Sr., UCLA

 

OL: 1st Team: Trey Adams, So., Washington 2nd Team: Sean Harlow, Sr., Oregon State

OL: 1st Team:  Scott Quessenberry, Jr., UCLA 2nd Team: Jeromy Irwin, Jr., Colorado

OL: 1st Team: Conor McDermott, Jr., UCLA 2nd Team: Isaac Asiata, Sr., Utah

OL: 1st Team: Garett Bolles, Jr., Utah 2nd Team: Damien Mama, Jr., USC

OL: 1st Team: Zach Banner, Sr., USC 2nd Team: Jake Eldrenkamp, Sr., Washington

K: 1st Team: Zane Gonzalez, Sr., Arizona State 2nd Team:  Andy Phillips, Sr., Utah

 

Defense

DL: 1st Team: Hunter Dimick, Sr., Utah  2nd Team: Hercules Mata’afa, So., Washington State

DL:1st Team: Tak McKinley, Sr., UCLA  2nd Team: Stevie Tu’ikolovatu, Sr., USC

DL:1st Team: Elijah Qualls, Jr., Washington 2nd Team:  Vita Vea, So., Washington

DL:1st Team: Solomon Thomas, Jr., Stanford 2nd Team: JoJo Wicker, So., Arizona State

LB: 1st Team:  Cameron Smith, So., USC 2nd Team: Keishawn Bierra, Jr., Washington

LB:1st Team: Jayon Brown, Sr., UCLA 2nd Team: Azeem Victor, Jr., Washington

LB:1st Team: Jimmie Gilbert, Sr., Colorado   2nd Team: Kenny Young, Jr., UCLA

DB:1st Team:  Budda Baker, Jr., Washington 2nd Team: Ahkello Witherspoon, Sr., Colorado

DB:1st Team: Adoree’ Jackson, Jr., USC  2nd Team: Chidobe Awuzie, Sr., Colorado

DB:1st Team: Marcus Williams, Jr., Utah 2nd Team: Tedric Thompson, Sr., Colorado

DB:1st Team: Sidney Jones, Jr., Washington  2nd Team: Shalom Luani, Sr., Washington State

P:1st Team: Mitch Wishnowsky, So., Utah 2nd Team: Matt Haack, Sr., ASU

ST:1st Team: Adoree’ Jackson, Jr., USC 2nd team:  Dante Pettis, Jr., Washington

 

Fred Perdue, for War Room Sports

 

War Room Sports All-Big Ten Conference Selections

Friday, December 2nd, 2016

by Fred Perdue

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Big 10

Offense

QB: 1st Team: J.T. Barrett, Jr, Ohio St. 2nd Team: Wilton Speight, Jr, Michigan

RB: 1st Team: Saquon Barkley, Soph, Penn State 2nd Team: Mike Weber, Fr, Ohio State

RB: 1st Team: Corey Clement, Sr, Wisconsin 2nd Team: Justin Jackson, Jr, Northwestern

WR: 1st Team: Austin Carr, Sr, Northwestern 2nd Team:  R.J. Shelton, Sr, Michigan State

WR: 1st Team: Curtis Samuel, Jr, Ohio St 2nd Team: Amara Darboh, Sr, Michigan

TE: 1st Team: Jake Butt, Sr, Michigan 2nd Team Mike Gesicki, Jr, Penn State

OL: 1st Team: Pat Elflein, Ohio State 2nd Team: Kyle Kalis, Wisconsin

OL: 1st Team: Dan Feeney, Indiana: 2nd Team: Billy Price, Ohio State

OL: 1st Team: Ryan Ramczyk, Jr, Wisconsin 2nd Team: Jamarco Jones, Ohio State

OL: 1st Team:  Erik Magnuson, Sr, Michigan 2nd Team: Beau Benzschawel, So, Wisconsin

OL: 1st Team: Mason Cole, Jr, Michigan 2nd Team: Ben Braden, Sr, Michigan

PK: 1st Team: Tyler Davis, Jr, Penn State 2nd Team: Tyler Durbin, Sr, Ohio State

 

Defense

DL: 1st Team: Taco Charlton, Sr, Michigan, 2nd Team: Tyquan Lewis, Jr, Ohio State

DL:1st Team: Malik McDowell, Jr, Michigan State 2nd Team: Ryan Glascow, Sr, Michigan

DL:1st Team: Jaleel Johnson, Sr, Iowa 2nd Team: Dawuane Smoot, Sr, Illinois

DL:1st Team: Chris Wormley, Sr, Michigan 2nd Team: Ifeadi Odenigbo, Sr, Northwestern

LB: 1st Team: Jabrill Peppers, Jr, Michigan 2nd Team: Vince Biegel, Sr, Wisconsin

LB: 1st Team: T.J. Watt, Jr, Wisconsin 2nd Team: Riley Bullough, Sr, Michigan State

LB: 1st Team: Raekwon McMillan, Jr, Ohio State 2nd Team: Josey Jewell, Jr, Iowa

DB: 1st Team: Desmond King, Sr, Iowa 2nd Team: Rashard Fant, Jr, Indiana

DB: 1st Team: Jourdan Lewis, Sr, Michigan 2nd Team: Delano Hill, Sr,  Michigan

DB:1st Team: Malik Hooker, Soph, Ohio State 2nd Team: Gareon Conley, Jr,  Ohio State

DB:1st Team: Marshon Lattimore, Soph,  Ohio State 2nd Team: Sojourn Shelton, Sr, Wisconsin

P: 1st Team: Cameron Johnston, Sr, Ohio State 2nd Team:  Kenny Allen, Sr, Michigan

ST:1st Team:  Jabrill Peppers, Jr, Michigan 2nd Team: Desmond King, Sr, Iowa

 

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War Room Sports All Big 12 Conference Selections

Friday, December 2nd, 2016

by Fred Perdue

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Big 12

Offense

QB: 1st Team: Baker Mayfield, Jr, Oklahoma  2nd Team: Patrick Mahommes II, Jr, Texas Tech

RB: 1st Team: D’Onta Foreman, Jr, Texas  2nd Team: Justin Crawford, Jr, West Virginia

RB: 1st Team: Joe Mixon, Soph, Oklahoma 2nd Team: Kyle Hicks, Jr, TCU

WR: 1st Team: DeDe Westbrook, Sr, Oklahoma 2nd Team: K.D. Cannon, Soph, Baylor

WR: 1st Team: James Washington, Jr, Oklahoma State 2nd Team: Jonathan Giles, Jr, Texas Tech

WR: 1st Team: Allen Lazard, Jr, Iowa State 2nd Team: Shelton Gibson, Jr, West Virginia

OL: 1st Team: Kyle Fuller, Sr, Baylor

OL: 1st Team: Con nor Williams, Soph, Texas

OL: 1st Team: Orlando Brown, Soph, Oklahoma

OL: 1st Team: Joseph Noteboom, Jr, TCU

OL: 1st Team: Tyler Orlosky, Sr, West Virginia

K: 1st Team: Clayton Hatfield, Soph, Texas Tech 2nd Team: Cole Netten, Sr, Iowa state

 

Defense

DL: 1st Team: Jordan Willis, Sr, Kansas State 2nd Team: Mat Boesen, Jr, TCU

DL:1st Team: Dorance Armstrong Jr, Soph, Kansas  2nd Team: Breckyn Hager, Soph, Texas

DL:1st Team: Josh Carraway, Senior, TCU 2nd Team: Aaron Curry, Sr, TCU

DL:1st Team: Ogbonnia Okoronkwo, Jr, Oklahoma 2nd Team: Vincent Taylor, Jr, Oklahoma State

LB: 1st Team: Jordan Evans, Sr, Oklahoma 2nd Team: Justin Arndt, Sr, West Virginia

LB:1st Team: Anthony Wheeler, Soph, Texas 2nd Team: Devante Averette, Sr, Oklahoma State

LB:1st Team: Travin Howard, Jr, TCU 2nd Team: Elijah Lee, Jr, Kansas State

DB:1st Team: Rasul Douglas, Sr, West Virginia 2nd Team: Donnie Starks, Sr, Kansas State

DB:1st Team: Dylan Haines, Sr, Texas 2nd Team: Kamari Cotton-Moya, Jr, Iowa State

DB:1st Team: Ryan Reid, Sr, Baylor 2nd Team: Ranthony Texada, Jr, TCU

DB:1st Team: Orion Stewart, Sr, Baylor 2nd Team: Patrick Levels, Sr, Baylor

P:1st Team: Michael Dickson, Soph, Texas 2nd Team: Cole Moos, Jr, Kansas

ST:1st Team: Byron Pringle, Soph, Kansas St. 2nd Team: Kene Nwangwu, Fr, Iowa State

 

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War Room Sports All-ACC Conference Selections

Friday, December 2nd, 2016

by Fred Perdue

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ACC

Offense

QB: 1st Team: Lamar Jackson, Soph, Louisville  2nd Team: DeShaun Watson, Jr. Clemson

RB: 1st Team: Dalvin Cook, Jr, Florida State. 2nd Team: Wayne Gallman, Jr, Clemson

RB: 1st Team: James Conner, Jr. Pitt 2nd Team: Matthew Dayes, Sr., N.C. State

WR: 1st Team: Mike Williams, jr., Clemson 2nd Team: Ryan Switzer, Sr., North Carolina

WR: 1st Team: Travis Rudolph, Jr., Florida State 2nd Team: Isaiah Ford, Jr., Virginia Tech

WR: 1st Team: Amba Etta-Tawo, R-Sr, Syracuse 2nd Team: Ahmmon Richards, Fr., Miami

TE: 1st Team: Jordan Leggett, Sr., Clemson 2nd Team: David NJokue R-Soph, Miami

OL: 1st Team: Roderick Johnson, Jr., Florida State 2nd Team:  Adam Bisnowaty, R-Sr., Pittsburgh

OL: 1st Team: Mitch Hyatt, So., Clemson 2nd Team: Jon Heck, Sr., North Carolina

OL: 1st Team: Tyrone Crowder, R-Jr., Clemson 2nd Team: Tony Adams, Jr., NC State

OL: 1st Team: Dorian Johnson, Sr., Pittsburgh 2nd Team: Kareem Are, R-Sr., Florida State

OL: 1st Team: Jay Guillermo, R-Sr., Clemson  2nd Team: Lucas Crowley, Sr., North Carolina

K: 1st Team: Mike Weaver, R-Jr., Wake Forest  2nd Team: Ricky Aguayo, Fr., Florida State

ST: 1st Team: Quadree Henderson, So., Pittsburgh 2nd Team: Ray-Ray McCloud, So., Clemson

 

 

 

Defense

DL: 1st Team; DeMarcus Walker, Sr., Florida State 2nd Team: Bradley Chubb, Jr., NC State

DL:1st Team; Ejuan Price, R-Sr., Pittsburgh 2nd Team: Christian Wilkins, So., Clemson

DL:1st Team; Woody Baron, Sr., Virginia Tech 2nd Team: Derrick Nnadi, Jr. Florida State

DL:1st Team; Carlos Watkins, R-Sr., Clemson 2nd Team: DeAngelo Brown, Sr., Louisville

LB: 1st Team: Ben Boulware, Sr., Clemson 2nd Team: Micah Kiser, Jr., Virginia

LB:1st Team: Devonte Fields, Sr., Louisville 2nd Team: Shaquille Quarterman, Fr., Miami

LB:1st Team: Tremaine Edmunds, So., Virginia Tech 2nd Team: Marquel Lee, Sr., Wake Forest

DB:1st Team: Tarvarus McFadden, So., Florida State 2nd Team: Cordrea Tankersley, Sr., Clemson

DB:1st Team: Team: Corn Elder, Sr., Miami 2nd Team: Jaire Alexander, So., Louisville

DB:1st Team: Jordan Whitehead, So., Pittsburgh 2nd Team: Josh Harvey-Clemons, Sr., Louisville

DB:1st Team: Quin Blanding, Jr., Virginia 2nd Team: Terrell Edmunds, R-So., Virginia Tech

P:1st Team: Nicholas Conte, Sr., Virginia 2nd Team: Justin Vogel, Sr., Miami

ST:1st Team: Quadree Henderson, So., Pittsburgh 2nd Team: Ryan Switzer, Sr., North Carolina

 

Fred Perdue, for War Room Sports

College Football Mid-Season All-American Team

Monday, October 24th, 2016

by Fred Perdue

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***These statistics were compiled prior to this past weekend’s games***

 

Offense

USP NCAA FOOTBALL: NORTH CAROLINA STATE AT LOUISVI S FBC USA KY

QB – Lamar Jackson, Louisville: Jackson is the most explosive player in the nation. Jackson is averaging 439.7 yards and five touchdowns per game. Coaches lose sleep at night prepping for him. Easiest choice on the list.

DC

RB – Dalvin Cook, Florida State: After a slow start Cook is really making teams pay on the ground. Cook averages 179.4 yards per game. Without a solid passing game, the Noles lean on their do it all back.

DPu

RB – Donnel Pumphrey, San Diego State: The nation’s leading rusher at the midpoint has played one less game while still averaging 185.2 yards per game and having 169 yards more than the next closest rusher.

JW

WR – James Washington, Oklahoma State: Washington racked up 296 yards’ vs Pitt early in the season is one of the most electric wide outs with the ball in his hands.

CDa

WR – Corey Davis, Western Michigan: Helping to guide his 7-0 Western Michigan team into the top 25, Davis has 44 catches for 652 yards and 10 TDs, which is tied for the most in the nation.

Mississippi tight end Evan Engram (17) carries as Oklahoma State safety Tre Flowers (31) tries to tackle in the first half of the Sugar Bowl college football game in New Orleans, Friday, Jan. 1, 2016. (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman)

TE – Evan Engram, Ole Miss: Engram leads all tight ends with 590 receiving yards, and has caught five TDs. Going deep is what he does. Despite his team’s losses, he is Chad Kelly’s favorite and most consistent target.

NCAA Football: Cowboys Classic-Wisconsin vs Alabama

OL – Cam Robinson, Alabama: Anchoring the fourth ranked rushing attack in the nation, Robinson started slow but has built up steam. Roll Tide Roll.

DJ

OL – Dorian Johnson, Pitt: Johnson is the heart and soul of this line. Starting 33 straight games and helping the Panthers have the 2nd best rushing attack in the ACC.

PE

OL –  Pat Elflein, Ohio State: Elflein anchors an offensive line that is getting six yards per carry and 6.5 yards per catch on first downs, and they’re also second-best in fewest TFLs allowed.

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OL – Ethan Pocic, LSU: Pocic is Mr. Versatile for the Tigers, playing multiple positions and settling in at Right Tackle due to injury. Lot of love for the ultimate team player.

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OL – Ryan Ramczyk, Wisconsin: Emerging as one of the more athletic tackles in the nation after moving up from Division III UW-Stevens Point. Ramczyk is helping power a very good Badger running game.

 

 

 

 

 

Defense

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DL –  Montravious Adams, Auburn: Adams is playing as well or better than any interior lineman in the nation. The senior has four tackles for loss and his first defensive touchdown of his career.

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DL – Derek Barnett, Tennessee: Barnett is making his case louder each week for SEC player of the year. After introducing himself to the college football world against Appalachian State and has not looked back. Six sacks (all in SEC play), 11.5 TFLs, five QB hurries, three passes defended, one interception and two forced fumbles is just the appetizer in long season of hunting quarterbacks.

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DL – Myles Garrett, Texas A&M:  Four sacks, six tackles for loss, six quarterback hurries, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. Attacking Quarterbacks is what Garrett does.

Ohio State Buckeyes linebacker Raekwon McMillan (5) slams into Indiana Hoosiers wide receiver Shane Wynn (1) as Ohio State Buckeyes defensive back Vonn Bell (11) tangles him up in the first quarter of the college football game between the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Indiana Hoosiers at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Saturday afternoon, November 22, 2014. The Ohio State Buckeyes defeated the Indiana Hoosiers 42 - 27. (The Columbus Dispatch / Eamon Queeney)_

LB – Raekwon McMillan, Ohio State: The numbers don’t say it but ask anyone in Columbus who should get this spot. It’s not even close.

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LB – Reuben Foster, Alabama: Leading the Crimson Tide defense with 41 Tackles. Taking over for Reggie Ragland and not even missing a beat. Roll Tide Roll.

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LB – Ben Boulware, Clemson: 59 Total Tackles, including four tackles for loss, a key interception in the win at Auburn, and had 17 tackles in the victory over Louisville. Couple that with a National Player of the Week selection, Boulware is the heartbeat of this defense and it will challenge anyone to say anything other than that.

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CB – Minkah Fitzpatrick, Alabama: Ask Nick Saban and he will tell you that the secondary is having issues. Fitzpatrick should be the least of his worries. Totaling three INTs and five pass break ups, the former five-star corner is living up to the hype.

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CB – Quincy Wilson, Florida: Wilson has left the ducks and trucks in the rearview. Locking down the other side of the field for the Florida Gators defense, Wilson is making a case not only for best corner on his team but also to NFL Scouts in 2017.

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CB – Jourdan Lewis, Michigan: Injuries slowed Lewis down early but he has been the definition of a lockdown defender. According to PFF Lewis has only allowed 7 yards on 10 targets this season #NoFlyZone

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S – Jabrill Peppers, Michigan: Whether you list him as a LB, CB or S, Peppers does one thing and that’s make plays. This was a no brainer. Peppers has already tallied 10.5 TFLs. #HeismanHopeful.

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S – Malik Hooker, Ohio State: Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield is still having nightmares about Hooker. The Buckeyes defensive playmaker has four interceptions, totaling 117 return yards.

 

Special Teams

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K – Zane Gonzalez, Arizona State: This is one easy. 19 of 20 on field goals and booming 3 of them from 50 plus yards.

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P – Mitch Wishnowsky, Utah: The nation’s leader in yards per punt average at 49.1 yards is a weapon that makes the Utes defense very happy.

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Ret: Carlos Henderson, Louisiana Tech: Is at the top of the college football world as a receiver but he is and even bigger threat as a return man averaging 26.3 yards per return.

 

 

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Spartans to Honor Former Punter

Saturday, September 24th, 2016

by Fred Perdue

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Michigan State will be set to honor former punter Mike Sadler during today’s game against Wisconsin by placing his jersey number inside the Spartans logo at midfield.

Sadler, who tragically died in a car crash this summer, was inducted into the Michigan State Athletics Hall of Fame on Thursday night prior to the contest.

Spartans players will also wear a No. 3 on their helmets to honor Sadler during the Big Ten matchup with the Badgers.

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