Predictem College Football Archives: December 2009 Through January 2010

Listed below, you’ll find archived Predictem news, bowl game previews, picks and other misc. notes from the world of college football.

New Hire: The East Carolina Pirates have hired HC Ruffin McNeill. His press conference had a great feel to it and he was sure to let all know that this job is not a stepping stone, but his destination. It was very refreshing to hear a no non sense, no b.s. interview from a guy who is truly happy to have been hired for the job. McNeill was formerly an assistant at Texas Tech. – 1/22

Leaving Early: A handful of college football players declare themselves eligible for the 2010 draft today including: Gators DE Carlos Dunlap (who should be a top 10 pick), Bama LB Rolando McClain, Georgia Tech RB Jonathan Dwyer, Gators S Major Wright, Thundering Herd RB Darius Marshall, South Florida WR Carlton Mitchell, LSU DB Chad Jones, and Yellow Jackets DE Derrick Morgan who led the ACC with 12.5 sacks this past season. – 1/11

Coming or Going? Jacksonville Jaguars HC Jack Del Rio is rumored to be heading to USC to be the Trojans new head coach. Sources close to the situation say that Jacksonville had not planned on firing him, so this would be a personal decision on his part. – 1/11

Going Pro: USC Junior RB Joe McKnight has stated that he’ll be entering the 2010 NFL draft. Ole Miss QB Jevan Snead will forego his senior year and enter the NFL draft. Draft gurus have him rated as the 5th best QB to be coming out.

College Bowl Game Previews and Picks:
BCS National Championship: Texas Longhorns vs. Alabama Crimson Tide – 1/7
GMAC Bowl: Troy Trojans vs. Central Michigan Chippewas Preview and Pick – 1/6
Fedex Orange Bowl: Iowa Hawkeyes vs. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets – 1/5
Fiesta Bowl: Boise State Broncos vs. TCU Horned Frogs – 1/4
International Bowl: South Florida Bulls vs. Northern Illinois Huskies – 1/2
Alamo Bowl: Michigan State Spartans vs. Texas Tech Red Raiders – 1/2
AT&T Cotton Bowl: Oklahoma State Cowboys vs. Mississippi Rebels – 1/2 Bowl: Connecticut Huskies vs. South Carolina Gamecocks – 1/2
Liberty Bowl: East Carolina Pirates vs. Arkansas Razorbacks – 1/2
Gator Bowl: Florida State Seminoles vs. West Virginia Mountaineers – 1/1
Capital One Bowl: Penn State Nittany Lions vs. LSU Tigers – 1/1
Rose Bowl: Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Oregon Ducks – 1/1
Outback Bowl: Northwestern Wildcats vs. Auburn Tigers – 1/1
Allstate Sugar Bowl: Cincinnati Bearcats vs. Florida Gators – 1/1
Chick Fil A Bowl: Tennessee Volunteers vs. Virginia Tech Hokies – 12/31
Armed Forces Bowl: Houston Cougars vs. Air Forces Falcons – 12/31
Insight Bowl: Iowa State Cyclones vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers – 12/31
Sun Bowl: Oklahoma Sooners vs. Stanford Cardinal – 12/31
Texas Bowl: Missouri Tigers vs. Navy Midshipmen Preview and Pick – 12/31
Holiday Bowl: Arizona Wildcats vs. Nebraska Cornhuskers – 12/30
Humanitarian Bowl: Bowling Green Falcons vs. Idaho Vandals – 12/30
Champs Sports Bowl: Wisconsin Badgers vs. Miami Hurricanes – 12/29
Independence Bowl: Texas AM Aggies vs. Georgia Bulldogs – 12/28
Music City Bowl: Clemson Tigers vs. Kentucky Wildcats – 12/27
Emerald Bowl: Boston College Eagles vs. USC Trojans – 12/26
Meineke Car Care Bowl: Pittsburgh Panthers vs. North Carolina Tar Heels – 12/26
Little Caesars Pizza Bowl: Ohio Bobcats vs. Marshall Thundering Herd – 12/26
Sheraton Hawaii Bowl: Nevada Wolfpack vs. SMU Mustaings – 12/24
Poinsettia Bowl: Utah Utes vs. California Golden Bears – 12/23
Las Vegas Bowl: Oregon State Beavers vs. BYU Cougars – 12/22
New Mexico Bowl: Fresno State Bulldogs vs. Wyoming Cowboys – 12/19

2009 Heisman Trophy: Alabama Crimson Tide RB Mark Ingram won the Heisman Trophy Award today. He barely edged out Toby Gerhart and Colt McCoy for the award. – 12/12

New Coach: Buffalo Head Coach Turner Gill is soon expected to announce that he’ll be leaving the Buffaloes to become the HC at Kansas.

Week 15 Saturday College Football Preview and Play: (12/12)
Army Black Knights vs. Navy Midshipmen

Going Pro: Notre Dame QB Jimmy Clausen has decided to forgo his senior year and enter the 2010 NFL draft. Many believe he will be the first QB selected in the draft and that he’ll be a 1st rounder.

Saturday NCAA Football Picks: (12/5)
West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Rutgers Scarlet Knights
Cincinnati Bearcats vs. Pittsburgh Panthers (Big East Championship)
Florida Gators vs. Alabama Crimson Tide (SEC Championship)
Texas Longhorns vs. Nebraska Cornhuskers (Big 12 Championship)
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs. Clemson Tigers (ACC Championship)

Week 14 Friday NCAA Football Picks: (12/4)
Ohio Bobcats vs. Central Michigan Chippewas (MAC Championship)

Coach Ousted: Kansas Coach Mark Mangino resigned today. (More like forced out)

Week 14 Thursday College Football Picks (12/3)
Oregon Ducks vs. Oregon State Beavers (Civil War Game)