Preseason lists are starting to come out. All-Americans, All-Conferences and All-whatever else.
Phil Steel has named Eric Decker to his second team All-American squad and then nine others on his All-Big Ten preseason lists. Suprisingly two of the incoming JUCOs made his lists.
- Eric Decker - 1st Team
- Traye Simmons - 2nd Team
- Hayo Carpenter - 2nd Team
- Jeff Wills - 3rd Team
Troy Stoudermire - 3rd Team (as kick returner)
- Garret Brown - 3rd Team
- Lee Campbell - 3rd Team
- Marcus Sherels - 3rd Team
- Adam Weber - 4th Team
- Matt Caruful - 4th Team
- Marcus Sherels - 4th Team (this time as a punt returner)
Adam Weber at 4th team? I think he is at least third team material and highly underrated, but that is just one man's opinion.
- Yahoo.com is starting their list of the top 100 players in college football. Eric Decker ranks at 92nd.
- Scout takes a look at the Big Ten schedules. The author says we have the toughest schedule in the league. Best Case...8-4, worst case...2-10, likely...6-6.
- I like these lists. This fanhouse post ranks the top 25 coaches in NCAA basketball. Tubby gets ranked as the 12th best coach in the land, in part because of his quick rebuilding job here in Minnesota.
- I have really loved this short series by Stop n Pop over at Canis Hoopus debunking common misconceptions about the Wolves offseason. What type of player should they draft? Is the local media asking the right questions about the coaching decision Kahn has to make? Great stuff and a great blog.
- Finally, three Gopher baseball freshman were named as "Louisville Slugger" Freshman All-Americans
AJ Petterson (Minnetonka)
Nick O'Shea (Blaine)
Justin Gominski (Mahtomedi)