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I'm a veteran sportswriter who has spent 13 years covering the Big 10, ACC and SEC for newspapers in the South and Midwest. I've focused on Alabama, Clemson and Wisconsin at various points in my career and have expertise in college football, basketball and baseball and have covered numerous other sports.
In 2000, I covered University of Wisconsin football for the Dubuque (Ia.) Telegraph Herald.
From 2001-05, I covered the ups and downs of University of Alabama athletics for the late, great Birmingham Post-Herald. When the Post-Herald folded in September 2005, I moved to South Carolina and covered Clemson University athletics for the Anderson Independent Mail. I spent seven-plus years with the Independent Mail and continue to cover Clemson sports, including now for Bleacher Report. I have won numerous state and national awards for my writing and look forward to sharing my expertise with you.
Top Running Back 2018:
Trayveon Williams SO 733(rush)/180(rec)
Jonathan Taylor FR 1806/54
J.K. Dobbins FR 1190/130
Cam Akers FR 813/102
D'Andre Swift FR 509/129
Travis Etienne FR 720/49
Tavien Feaster SO 637/107
Stephen Carr FR 321/189
Najee Harris FR 306/23
Top Quarterback 2018:
Greg I gotta say you might just stop writing about football. You left out a few coaches for the top 25. Bobby Petrino? Come on man! What about Gus Malzahn???, national champion and took them to another after leaving one year to go to Ark State. What about Bret Beliema??? 3 consecutive Big 10 titles and three consecutive Rose bowl appearances. Come on man I can do this forever. But you include Gundy, coach from UNC, and Bobby all who have never won anything big. COME ON MAN
Greg you put Alabama, Auburn, LSU, and Texas A&M as power houses in the sec west??? Ole Miss, and Arkansas are also power houses, but I think you are confused on your term of "powerhouse". You cant put Auburn and Texas A&M as power house teams when comparing them to Alabama and LSU lately. Just be careful in your writing and include sec west and not certain teams. Every team in the sec has had their moments and falls (except Alabama), but don't leave out two teams in sec west as power houses. Ole Miss beat Alabama last 2 years, but they aren't power houses....right. And Arkansas beat Ole Miss last two years and LSU at home, plus Auburn. Once again not a power house......right. Thanks and keep up the great work!
Through 2 weeks your list of the best 50 players so far does not include Will Fuller? He has 12 receptions for 266 yards and 4 touchdowns against Power 5 defenses with a ridiculous 22.2 yards per catch. The only WR with better stats then him is Corey Coleman who has racked up stats against SMU and Lamar. And he doesn't even crack your top 50? Nonsense
Your reasoning on why Auburn is an underrated team was obviously researched poorly. This leads to speculate many of your other claims are. Please stop writing about things you know little to none about.
Stop writing about college football....you need to find another subject matter to tackle (no pun). You are off most of the time.
Your article on highest paid coaches is a joke as well. To leave out Les Miles and Charlie Strong shows what you don't know about football. Hope you have a day job cause this sport writing gig isn't going to keep you above board.
Hey Greg, in your article about the top 25 Heisman winners. The photo for Ty Detmer is actually Max Hall. Detmer never wore the white and navy blue uniform. His was still the royal blue #14. Thought you should know.
I don't normally do this, but your "Projecting College Football's Final Top 25 Teams" was so flawed that I think you need to honestly redo it. Please consider these notes.
1) LSU was a fringe top 25 team and LOST to Notre Dame. With a better record and owner of the head to head, Notre Dame deserves to be ranked, LSU does not.
2) Auburn should be barely ranked. Definitely not above USC, who beat a very good Nebraska team. Texas A&M and Stanford are more deserving of a ranking than Auburn.
3) Boise defeats #10 Arizona, and only moves up ONE place while Arizona stays the same?? That's just lazy. Boise State should be right around #15 and ahead of Arizona.
4) Wisconsin and Clemson both beat very good opponents and looked great in the process, yet they don't even move up one place?? Again, LAZY. They should be moved ahead of K-State, Ole Miss, Arizona, and maybe Arizona State.
5) Again, Ole Miss is far too high. They were exposed. UCLA, Georgia, Clemson, and Wisconsin all deserve to be ranked higher.
6) Mississippi State only dropped two places. That's pretty generous.
7) Georgia Tech deserves a high ranking than Baylor.
Again, the fact that most teams barely moved makes this entire article seem very lazy. It's like the bowl wins didn't even matter and you just ranked them based on opinion. Clemson, Wisconsin, Notre Dame, and Boise State especially deserve more respect. I suggest reevaluating and perhaps even rewriting that piece, considering how deeply flawed it is.