Wednesday, April 29, 2009

A little love from Sports Illustrated

Andy Staples, a college football writer for, has released his post-spring Top 25 for the coming football season and he has the Frogs at #11. Maybe that's to make up for the oversight of leaving Jerry Hughes off of their initial 2010 mock draft, or maybe it's just a testament to the caliber of program that GP & company have built over on Stadium Drive.

In years past, one of the major obstacles to attaining the goal of a BCS Bowl was the preseason ranking. To climb from being unranked at the beginning of the year and playing in a disrespected league like the MWC to being ranked high enough for BCS consideration was a tall task. Not only did you need to win all of your games on the field, but you needed to win in the cout of popular opinion- easier said than done when you consider the big conference bias and stubborness of most poll-voters. But with TCU at 11, Utah at 19 and BYU among the teams just outside the Top 25, it looks as though the Mountain West may finally be getting it's due respect.

All of this praise does come with a grain of salt, though- Staples has Notre Dame ranked 25th...

Congratulations RH51

Wanted to give a big congrats to our boy RH51 as not only is he going into the NFL, but he is also going to be bringing a child into this world. He stated on his interview (Podcast) that him and the Misses are with child and I just wanted to give him a big congrats on behalf of the Spitblood community.

Congrats to Mr and Mrs Henson

Morning Dump

Patterson deflects credit for number of draftees Star-Telegram

TCU's Matt Vern a clutch hitter who stays in the game Star-Telegram

Texas A&M 4 TCU 3 (10) Associated Press

Cowboys want inside look at Stephen Hodge Dallas Morning News

Introducing Stephen Hodge
Blogging the Boys

Projecting the field Baseball America

Post Draft Interviews

Here's two good podcast interviews, one from Henson, and one from Hodge. Thanks Buff.