Share Your Midnight Madness Memories
We've heard that Kansas' "Late Night at the Phog" is a must-see event. That's why we want to hear from you about your Midnight Madness memories -- if you have any (the event is pretty much made for drinking, which is why the NCAA moved it to 7 p.m.). Share any stories, memorable speeches, great plays or whatever comes to mind.
Who are the Nation's Most Indispensable Players?
This got us thinking. Besides quarterbacks and running backs, who are the nation's most indispensable players? For instance, if USC lost its top linebacker, Keith Rivers, the Trojans may suffer a brief letdown, but would end up on their feet because Dallas Sartz, Rey Maualuga and Brian Cushing are talented enough to compensate for Rivers' absence. Other teams, however, can't boast the same depth. Here are our three players that teams simply can’t live without:
Mario Manningham, WR, Michigan: We’ve already discussed his big play ability and its effect on the Wolverines. The next two weeks (games against Penn State and Iowa) will reveal just how reliant the team is on its stud receiver.
Dan Mozes, C, West Virginia: The two-time all-Big East Conference lineman has been one of the main reasons why RB Steve Slaton, who has rushed for 768 yards in five games, is a Heisman Candidate.
Marcus Thomas, DT, Florida: The senior was suspended two games for his second-substance abuse violation, but came back in a big way against LSU last Saturday, recording eight tackles in the Gators’ 23-10 victory. If the Gators want to win the national championship, they won’t be able to do it without Thomas.
Those are our choices. Let’s hear yours.
At Arizona, Mike Stoops came in with a big name and lots of promise. Two-and-a-half years later, the Wildcats are 2-4, (8-20 during Stoops' tenure) and going nowhere. But nobody has had a worse year than BC kicker Ryan Ohliger. The junior was suspended indefinitely by coach Tom O'Brien after his alleged involvement an fight outside a local bar at 2:15 a.m. early Thursday morning. This came weeks after Ohliger missed three extra points in two weeks, including one against ASU that cost the Eagles the game.
Those are our three candidates for biggest disappointments. What are yours?
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