Thursday, August 09, 2007

What Do the Players Have to Say?

Terrific piece of work by, among others, Greg Beaton and Mallory Rubin at SI.com. One starter from each of the 119 Division I-A teams was questioned about college football and the upcoming season.

The coach players would least like to play for? Michigan's Lloyd Carr, who received only one vote. USC's Pete Carroll was an easy winner, getting 28.6% of the vote, with Florida's Urban Meyer (10.9%) and Penn State's Joe Paterno (10.2%) the only other coaches to bust into double figures.
As for a preseason favorite for the Heisman, it wasn't even close. Arkansas' Darren McFadden, above, won in a landslide, getting 58%. USC's John David Booty, below, regarded as the preseason favorite, got only 10.1%.
Other questions of interest: Would you like to see college football institute a playoff. Yes was an easy winner with 73.1%. Should NCAA athletes be compensated beyond their scholarships? Yes, won with 76.5%. Do you read message boards or blogs where fans discuss your team? Players said no by 60.5%.

Thanks to Image of Sport.

1 comment:

Ben said...

Actually the coach(es) the players would least like to play for are the ones that receieved no votes.