08-13-09: Links

One of the daily features of the new Clearinghosue Chaos will be a Links post.  Every day, ideally in the morning to kick start your college sports day, I’ll put up a section of links that any collegiate fan would be interested in and/or should take a look at.

Without further adieu.

  • Rivals.com has been counting down all 120 teams in college football and finally arrived at #1 today.  The team shouldn’t surprise anybody, but it’s a pretty good writeup.  Feel free to browse the rest of the list to see where they have your favorite team.
  • Along the same lines, Rivals is also counting down the top 100 players in college football.  On the brink of the top 20, look for some familiar names to start popping up.
  • Moving to the Worldwide Leader, ESPN has put out a way too early Heisman Watch.  I’m not a fan of top 25 polls before October and the same generally goes for Heisman lists, but it’s still interesting to check out nonetheless.
  • Virginia Tech running back Darren Evans is out for the year after suffering an ACL tear in practice.  I really hate to see players go down for the year during fall camp, but hopefully the Hokies can recover and find another back to try and keep the pressure off of Tyrod Taylor.
  • Since I like to kick things off with the Little Guys every year, CBS has a good Conference USA preview up.  If you’re a fan of offense this is definitely a conference to keep an eye on despite their lack of BCS worthy teams.
  • Also at CBS, Dennis Dodd has a good article on how Robert Griffin hopes to end Baylor’s bowl-less streak.  Griffin is one of those playmakers that can keep any team in a game and the kind of talent that a program can use to ease back into respectability.
  • Though it isn’t related to college sports in any way, Tiger Woods came out firing today in the PGA Championship.  Who knows if he’ll keep it up, but things certainly are more interesting when Tiger is in contention, save for another Tom Watson story happening at Hazeltine.

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