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'07 - '08 College Football Season

OK guys, rumor has it that the Gators are the 2006 National Champions, which makes that season history Now it's time to start focusing on the upcoming season. We can start by posting any relevant news, e.g. coaching changes, juniors turning pro, key recruits, etc. I'll start with Adrian Peterson, who is arguably the best running back entering the 2007 NFL draft.


NORMAN, Okla. -- Oklahoma running back Adrian Peterson will skip his senior season and enter the NFL draft.

"In the end, I think I just realized that this is a business decision and that it is time for me to take that next step," Peterson said in a statement released by the university Monday, the deadline for underclassmen to declare themselves eligible for the draft.

"It wasn't easy," he said. "I haven't been sleeping much. I just put it all in God's hands."

Peterson returned from a broken collarbone to run for 77 yards and two touchdowns in Oklahoma's 43-42 overtime loss to Boise State in the Fiesta Bowl. He had been sidelined for seven games with the injury, suffered Oct. 14 on a touchdown run against Iowa State.

Peterson's final carry in an Oklahoma uniform was a 25-yard touchdown run that put the Sooners ahead 42-35 on the opening play of overtime in the Fiesta Bowl.

Peterson opted not to hold a news conference to announce his decision, but said in the statement that he considered his relationships with teammates as a reason to stay at Oklahoma. He said his parents and Stoops were among the people that advised him.

"The last few days have been stressful," Peterson said. "I've been pondering a lot of things and looking at it from all the different angles, weighing the good and the bad."

Peterson ran for 4,045 yards in three seasons, ranking behind only 1978 Heisman winner Billy Sims (4,118) and Hall of Famer Joe Washington (4,071) on Oklahoma's career rushing list. His 1,925 yards in 2004 were a school rushing record and the most by a freshman in NCAA history.

He started that season with an unprecedented nine straight 100-yard games. Peterson also finished second to Matt Leinart in voting for the 2004 Heisman Trophy, the highest showing for a freshman.

Peterson had shoulder surgery in the off-season after his spectacular freshman season, then sprained his ankle and missed parts of four games as a sophomore.

"There were some things that we didn't accomplish," Peterson said. "I didn't really do all of the things I set out to do. Those things, the guys and the love for college football were things I thought about."

He still finished the season with 1,012 yards rushing and 12 touchdowns.

"I know this has been a trying time for him and he just needs to know that we support him wholeheartedly," Stoops said. "Adrian has been a great individual player and a great teammate."

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Re: '07 - '08 College Football Season

I'm feeling a comeback for the boys of Tallahassee. New coaches, more experienced players, and after last season, they're out for blood. UF is going down, mark my words
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Re: '07 - '08 College Football Season

starting already oneill.....lol


[size=8pt]Feb. 7 is getting closer and closer, and coaches are now totally focused on securing the best classes they can. Here are the 10 prospects yet to verbally commit who can make a good class great:

1. Joe McKnight (River Ridge, La./John Curtis Christian)
ESPN 150 rank: 1
Joe McKnight
Joe McKnight has a busy January ahead in deciding what school he'll attend.

Not allowed to take official visits during the season by his high school coach, the most dynamic player in the 2007 class has some decisions to make and not a lot of time to make them. McKnight began his official visit tour this past weekend at Ole Miss. Expect a visit to USC, Arkansas, Miami and Texas. When I spoke to McKnight last week, he was torn over Texas or Miami in terms of where to visit, and Alabama and new coach Nick Saban might have his ear as well. With LSU being so close, there is no need to officially visit the Tigers. Notre Dame is out of the mix. Expect McKnight to make his official announcement during the seven-hour national signing day extravaganza on ESPNU.

2. Noel Devine (Fort Myers, Fla./North Fort Myers)
ESPN 150 rank: 5
The best pure runner in this class is a high-risk, high-reward choice for any team which chooses to pursue this much-maligned, high-profile back from south Florida. While he has already chosen to attend prep school (many say Milford, we are not sure Hargrave isn't out of the picture) to make up ground academically and qualify, expect him to sign a national letter of intent anyway. Florida, Florida State, LSU, North Carolina, West Virginia and Nebraska are vying for an opportunity to cross their fingers and hope he makes it. If he does, look out. We just hope he doesn't go down as only a high school football legend who never makes it, that would be a shame.

3. Terrance Toliver (Hempstead, Texas)
ESPN 150 rank: 7
This guy could end up being another Dwayne Jarrett, only faster. It looks as if he has narrowed his choices down to just two schools: Florida and LSU. I believe he already knows where he is going but just wants to make sure. Whether it's the Tigers or Gators, they both could use his services with top performers from each squad departing. He fits in really well in both offensive schemes and has the mental and physical capacity to play as a freshman.

4. Michael McNeil (Mobile, Ala./Davidson)
ESPN 150 rank: 8
For months, McNeil had narrowed his choices down to three schools: Florida State, Auburn and Alabama. The Crimson Tide's holding pattern put a damper on McNeil's view of them, and just prior to Nick Saban's hire, the Tide were out and Tennessee, who has been hot lately on the recruiting trail, snuck into the picture. However, don't be shocked if McNeil at least takes the time to officially visit Alabama just to make sure he educates himself as best as possible. I believe he will end up at Auburn, where there is a significant need at safety and he can get on the field as a freshman. Tennessee is a distant third behind FSU.

5. Marvin Austin (Washington, D.C./Ballou)
ESPN 150 rank: 10
Florida State fans hope Marvin Austin will be dancing in Tallahassee next season.

While Florida State may not land Michael McNeil, don't expect them to lose Marvin Austin. He officially visited Tennessee, USC and Illinois in the fall, and Butch Davis has gotten into the picture as of late at North Carolina, but the Tar Heels are a long shot at this point as are the Trojans. With an official visit to Tallahassee coming in late January, expect the Seminoles to make their usual late-stretch run. Austin is a load, and by his own admittance, he needs work on technique and hand use, but the tools are all evident and he has a great motor, which is what I love about him the most.

6. Carlos Dunlap (North Charleston, S.C./Fort Dorchester)
ESPN 150 rank: 15
Dunlap may be the one player in this class who did not receive a ton of national recognition but could make a huge impact early on in his college career. While he had to cancel his official visit to Tennessee this past weekend, he had already taken an unofficial to Knoxville in the fall. Expect this to be a two horse race between national champion Florida and in-state, upstart South Carolina. In my opinion, while Dunlap isn't as smooth or speedy as Martez Wilson, he is bigger, more physical and more capable of playing the run at this stage. If the Gamecocks land him, you could be looking at them having a top-three overall recruiting class come signing day, barring any defections.

7. Allen Bailey (Darien, Ga./McIntosh Academy)
ESPN 150 rank: 20
This monster of an athlete is the first guy you want getting off the bus, that's for sure. Bailey has already visited Florida but has three big official visits coming up this month with Alabama, Georgia and Miami. This would be a big pick-up for Alabama; Bailey has liked them all along, and now that Saban is on board, it could pay huge dividends. A likely defensive end at the college level, Bailey has certainly shown the versatility to play linebacker as well.

8. Antwain Easterling (Miami, Fla./Miami Northwestern)
ESPN 150 rank: 23
On a team loaded with 2008 prospects, Easterling was the star and led his team to the state championship game. In my opinion, he is the most underappreciated back in this class. With an outstanding blend of power and speed, Easterling has all the tools to shine at the next level. With only one official visit to Rutgers under his belt, Easterling has a lot of work to do this month. Miami and Florida are strong forces, and Easterling has a solid relationship with Hurricanes coach Randy Shannon.

9. Christian Scott (Dallas/Skyline)
ESPN 150 rank: 24
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If he qualifies, Dez Bryant could see the field right away next season.

With only one official visit left to be taken by Scott, a decision should be expected soon or on signing day. Texas will be the last to make their pitch, and he has already visited LSU, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Texas A&M. At this time, there is no clear-cut leader, and don't be surprised if he decides to play out of state. Scott is a playmaker, and what many don't realize is how good he is on offense at wide receiver.

10. Dez Bryant (Lufkin, Texas)
ESPN 150 rank: 29
The Texas version of Arrelious Benn, only Bryant is bigger. When I saw this kid in person when we did his game on ESPN2, he was a monster. The only reason he has not been getting a ton of attention is because it is questionable whether or not he will make it this year academically. Regardless, he is a rare blend of size, power and speed, and LSU, Oklahoma State, Texas Tech and Miami are all in the mix. He has rescheduled his visit to Oklahoma State for late January and has Texas Tech before that. [/size]

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expect the Seminoles to make their usual late-stretch run.
They always gotta say that crap and get my hopes up.. ..hopefully the coaches are there that actually get the players to progress, instead of regress. If that finally happens at the QB position then life will be good.


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Have faith. They'll be out for revenge this year, and with those new coaches, we'll be set. Amato and Fisher will turn us around, and with a weakened UF defense, and Tebow actually having to play a full game instead of being a you know what and going in for a half dozen snaps will show their true weaknesses.
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starting already oneill.....lol




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expect the Seminoles to make their usual late-stretch run.
They always gotta say that crap and get my hopes up.. ..hopefully the coaches are there that actually get the players to progress, instead of regress. If that finally happens at the QB position then life will be good.
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Of course

Being in this town, we're pulling for the team 365 days a year. See the big win over VT in basketball?
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didn't see it but I knew about that night....it's a shame that can't seem to get more consistent. Always pull off a few big wins a year but still seem to lose too many games they shouldn't.

Also as far as recruiting for the Noles....
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didn't see it but I knew about that night....it's a shame that can't seem to get more consistent. Always pull off a few big wins a year but still seem to lose too many games they shouldn't.

Also as far as recruiting for the Noles....
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It's make or break weekend for Florida State as a dozen recruits are scheduled to make official visits this weekend. We've got a complete breakdown of all 12 recruits and commentary of FSU's chances with each including five-star defensive tackle Marvin Austin, Rivals100 safety Michael McNeil and the Southeast's top big back Enrique Davis.
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I agree. Where'd you see that tid bit at? Online article? Probably explains all the tours they've been doing around campus, lol
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one of my other homes (besides this place :P )

warchant.com the boards over there are active and interesting too.


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Damn.....can't even wait. Now I gotta start talking how Tebow will be a good QB, and FSU still is going to have to wait 2-3 more years for a win....etc...etc...etc...LOL. I will be looking forward to the game Oneil

I can't wait for the draft though. I agree RB, Peterson will be a great addition to any team.

Its going to be hard for FSU, UM, and other SEC and SE schools to get the top recruits with the success for the entire UF athletics doing good. UF will have there pick of the litter.

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Don't start building up hype for Tebow until he actually plays a game. Yes, a game, not 2 snaps. And I disagree with you about us having a hard time pulling recruits, we just got two new kickass coaches to the roster, and that'll pull some for sure.
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