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14 Apr 2009

ESPN INSIDER: What Stands in the Way of a Florida-Oklahoma Rematch?

FO's relationship with ESPN expands to include our college football analysis with this piece, where Bill Connelly and Brian Fremeau look at what Florida and Oklahoma need to do to return to the BCS title game.

Posted by: The Outsiders on 14 Apr 2009

14 comments, Last at 18 Apr 2009, 1:46am by AlanSP


by Kepp (not verified) :: Tue, 04/14/2009 - 2:18pm

Easy: Texas.

by Harris :: Tue, 04/14/2009 - 3:04pm

The gathered forces of Hell, whom Tim Tebow will destroy with naught but the jawbone of an ass.

Hail Hydra!

by Big Johnson (not verified) :: Tue, 04/14/2009 - 3:10pm

USC? wow that was easy

by Mike (not verified) :: Tue, 04/14/2009 - 4:00pm

Texas. Colt McCoy could be the number 1 pick next year over current favorite Sam Bradford. His completion percentage last year was a record breaking 77.6%.

by Monty (not verified) :: Wed, 04/15/2009 - 12:00pm

That is because of all Texas's throws were less than 10 yards.Sam Bradford has a chance at #1 because he has accuracy on all 3 levels of the field.

by Monty (not verified) :: Wed, 04/15/2009 - 12:01pm

That is because of all Texas's throws were less than 10 yards.Sam Bradford has a chance at #1 because he has accuracy on all 3 levels of the field.

by MR_TIGGUMS (not verified) :: Tue, 04/14/2009 - 8:09pm

The fact that Oklahoma is losing half of its offensive line, two top receivers, and tight end. Also, the Texas Longhorns.

by Will :: Tue, 04/14/2009 - 8:20pm

The best player in college football will stand in their way - Terrelle Pryor.


by Kibbles :: Tue, 04/14/2009 - 8:49pm

Terrelle Pryor got nothin' on Tim Tebow.

by Jimmy :: Wed, 04/15/2009 - 8:23am

What is the name of the really young (true freshman last year) QB from LSU who strated at the end of the year? Because as much as I rate Tebow that kid might be the best player in college ball.

by orang3b :: Wed, 04/15/2009 - 9:22am

The guy you're thinking of is Jordan Jefferson. And he's pretty good, but there's no way he's the best player in college. He might not even win the starting gig this season (the coaches gave Jarrett Lee a shot ahead of him last year for whatever reason, and there were a couple big-time QB recruits coming in this year, too).

by Jimmy :: Wed, 04/15/2009 - 10:47am

Yeah Jefferson rings a bell. Maybe I was exagerating a a little, but the guy is going to be amazing, like Randall Cunningham but much more accurate. I didn't see him play a lot (I live in the UK and watching a lot of college ball takes a lot of dedication) but what I saw blew me away considering it was an 18 (19?) year old kid making those plays.

Who knows maybe he will just completely wash out, but I would bet on him winning a National Championship before he leaves LSU.

by Class Joe (not verified) :: Fri, 04/17/2009 - 1:14am

Didn't last year's bowl games make it clear that Colt Mccoy and Bradford both benefited from playing awful defenses in the Big 12? I don't think either will make an impact in the pros.

by AlanSP :: Sat, 04/18/2009 - 1:46am

Yes, McCoy was clearly out of his depth against OSU, completing a mere 70.7% of his passes for 414 yards and 2 TDs, including one to cap a game winning drive with 16 seconds left. Did you even watch the game?

Bradford didn't have a great game against Florida, but it wasn't awful either (like Stafford's was). He's a better prospect than anyone in this year's draft and he'll probably be the number 1 pick when he comes out.