Georgia Bulldogs: Big East's Preseason All-America team

August, 16, 2013

The All-American wealth has spread across the land. The Pac-12 leads the conferences with seven, one more than the SEC. Dual-threat QB Marcus Mariota and RB Lache Seastrunk both originally signed with Oregon. Now that Seastrunk plays for Baylor, he and Mariota no longer have to share a backfield. Seastrunk and G Cyril Richardson make the Bears the only team with two on offense. Richardson is surely the first All-American named Cyril, but Lache is not the first body of water to make it. He joins 1939 Heisman winner Nile Kinnick.

Alabama has won three of the past four BCS titles with defense and placed LB C.J. Mosley and S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix on this team. Alabama and Oregon lead with three players apiece on the list. That's one more than the Big Ten and two more than the ACC and Conference USA. -- Ivan Maisel

View's 2013 Preseason All-America team here.

Brock Huard's top 10 QBs in college football

August, 15, 2013
Tajh Boyd, AJ McCarron and Marcus MariotaGetty ImagesTajh Boyd, AJ McCarron and Marcus Mariota all rank near the top of Brock Huard's top 10.

The 2013 NFL draft featured a weaker-than-usual class of quarterbacks, to be sure, but there was another reason why EJ Manuel was the only QB taken in the first round: NFL teams knew that the 2014 class of passers is loaded with intriguing talent that comes in a variety of sizes, skill sets and experience levels.

Which brings us to the preseason edition of ESPN Insider Brock Huard's QB rankings. Unlike his Insider colleagues Todd McShay and Mel Kiper, who will be projecting these signal-callers (and all the 2014 draft-eligible prospects) all season long based on their NFL potential, and unlike analysts who are ranking them based on their collegiate performance, Huard is setting out to do a little of both.

View Huard's complete rankings here. Insider

GameDay Live: Week 10

November, 3, 2012
Join our college football experts as they preview Week 10.

Contribute your thoughts and questions beginning at 10 a.m. ET. See you there.

Now is the time to send us pictures of your tailgate celebrations @ESPNCFB. The best photos of your food, friends and family will be uploaded to our chat. Here are our previous tailgates.

GameDay Live: Week 9

October, 27, 2012
Join our college football experts as they preview Week 9.

Now's the time to send us your best tailgate photos feature your food, family and friends. Tweet your pictures to @ESPNCFB or upload them directly to the chat and we'll post the best ones. Here are our previous tailgates.

Live chat: GameDay Friday

October, 19, 2012
Join our college football experts as they preview Week 8.

Contribute your thoughts and questions beginning at noon ET.

Don't forget to send us your best tailgate pictures of your food, friends and family all week long @ESPNCFB and get your photos in our GameDay Live chat Saturday morning. Here are our previous tailgates.

Live chat: GameDay Thursday

September, 27, 2012
Join our college football experts as they preview Week 5.

Contribute your thoughts and questions beginning at 1 p.m. ET.

Don't forget to send us your best tailgate pictures of your food, friends and family all week long @ESPNCFB and get your photos in our GameDay Live chat Saturday morning. Here are our previous tailgates.

GameDay Live: Week 4

September, 22, 2012
Welcome to Week 4! Join our college football experts as they get you ready for GameDay.

Contribute your thoughts and questions beginning at 10 a.m. ET.

Now's the time to hit us up with your best tailgate photos. Send your pictures @ESPNCFB or upload them through the chat. We can't wait to see what you're cooking up today. Here are our previous tailgates.

Live chat: GameDay Saturday

September, 1, 2012
Join our college football experts for a Saturday morning tailgate party. Where are you watching the game today? Who's joining you and, most importantly, what's on the menu? Tweet at @espncfb with your Saturday morning gameday pictures and we'll publish the best ones while we talk all things college football.

Send your pictures, thoughts and comments starting at 10 a.m. ET. See you there.

Bracket reveal: Legends Classic

July, 26, 2012

When and where: Nov. 19-20 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Semifinal schedule for the Legends Classic
Nov. 19: Indiana vs. Georgia (5:30 p.m. ET, ESPNU); UCLA vs. Georgetown (8 p.m. ET, ESPN2)
Nov. 20: Third-place game (7:30 p.m. ET, ESPNU); championship game (10 p.m. ET, ESPN)

Initial thoughts: It may be a simple four-game showcase, but this is a high-profile and exciting way to bring college hoops to the shiny, bottle-service-in-your-luxury-box Barclays Center. I'm all-in. ... These four teams have combined for 119 NCAA tournament appearances, primarily thanks to Indiana, UCLA and Georgetown, three of the sport's most storied programs. ... This is UCLA's coming-out party, and it's going to be fascinating to see that talented squad begin to sort itself out in some of its first high-profile, klieg-light competition.

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Richard Mackson/US PresswireIndiana's Cody Zeller enters his sophomore season as one of the favorites for national player of the year.
Matchup I can't wait to see: UCLA versus Georgetown. It's really our first glimpse at UCLA uber-recruits Shabazz Muhammad and Kyle Anderson. It will also be our first look at how those players fit alongside purportedly slimming center Joshua Smith, forwards Travis and David Wear and former UNC point guard Larry Drew II, who could be the straw that stirs the drink or ... well, whatever the opposite of that metaphor would be. When Drew II rightfully lost his point guard spot to Kendall Marshall at UNC, he quit and transferred to UCLA a few weeks later. He should have redemption on his mind from day one in 2012-13. By the way, this isn't all about UCLA. Georgetown is going to be talented in its own right. Don't be shocked if swingman Otto Porter, and not Muhammad or Anderson, is the best player on the floor.

Potential matchup I'd like to see: Indiana vs. UCLA. I'd be fine with Indiana-Georgia too, but a chance to see what is likely to be two top-five teams -- not to mention two all-time bluebloods -- square off as early as Nov. 20 is absolute manna from the hoops heavens.

Five players to watch

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Georgia: The 6-foot-5 shooting guard arrived at Georgia as the putative in-state savior, and while he wasn't quite that good as a freshman, he displayed plenty of long-term potential. The Legends Classic will be our first look at him since.

Larry Drew II, UCLA: There are a lot of players who deserve consideration (IU's Yogi Ferrell, UCLA's Anderson, Georgetown's Stephen Domingo), but Drew II might be the most fascinating, given his epic flameout at UNC and his reputation for being less than team-oriented. This is a huge season for UCLA. The Bruins' talent is immense. Has Drew II matured? Can he lead a team? Does he even need to? We'll see.

Shabazz Muhammad, UCLA: A 6-foot-6 guard with a versatile array of skills, he arrives in Westwood with as much hype as any UCLA freshman in some time. But is Muhammad all he is cracked up to be? Will he work in coach Ben Howland's system? You know what they say about first impressions.

Otto Porter, Georgetown: The stretchy swingman emerged from small-town Missouri in relative anonymity last season just in time to make a major impression on an upperclassmen-led Georgetown team. This year, Porter takes the reins, and Hoyas fans are right to expect big things.

Cody Zeller, Indiana: Zeller was already a beast as a freshman, but he spent the summer expanding his game and improving his core strength. This will be the first chance to see -- against quality competition at least -- the results of that offseason regimen. It's an early glimpse at the early favorite for national player of the year.

Title-game prediction

Indiana over UCLA: I get the feeling the Bruins will be a work in progress throughout November and December, which is OK; there's a lot of talent to mesh in one offseason. Indiana has its own pieces to incorporate but will arrive in 2012-13 much more fully formed, and it'll be the better team at the Legends Classic.

Whom others are picking:

Andy Katz: Indiana over UCLA
Jason King: Indiana over UCLA
Myron Medcalf: Indiana over UCLA
Dana O'Neil: Indiana over UCLA

Autry learns from ESPN 150 RB Kamara 

June, 12, 2012
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- Running back Myles Autry (Norcross, Ga./Norcross) knows a good thing when he sees it. The 2014 speedster might back up one of the nation’s most coveted running backs in Alvin Kamara (Norcross, Ga./Norcross), but that suits him just fine.

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Radi Nabulsi/ESPN.comRB Myles Autry scored 20 touchdowns in two spring camps just days apart.
“Myles kept coming up and saying ‘Thanks!’ each time he scored a touchdown since the defenses were keying on me,” Kamara said recently at the conclusion of the Gwinnett vs. Georgia 7-on-7 tournament. “I told him he did it on his own.”

Autry totaled more than 20 touchdowns in two tournaments played just days apart, including at least 12 in front of the Georgia coaches at the Mark Richt 7-on-7 camp Thursday. The 6-foot, 175-pound athlete was on the Bulldogs’ radar long before his stellar performance in Athens.

College Football 411: Playoff dreaming

April, 26, 2012

Cassidy Hubbarth and the college football bloggers go around the country to explain how a playoff system would help everyone.


Peach State: Top Tier Recruiting Ground?
California, Florida and Texas are largely considered the "Big Three" in college football recruiting. But national recruiting analyst Gerry Hamilton joins ESPN's Phil Murphy to explain why Georgia deserves to be in the top tier and has numbers to prove it.