Who are the nation's Top 10 QBs?
As if the lead in the Heisman race and the No. 1 ranking weren't enough, Smith also tops SI.com's list of the Top 15 Quarterbacks in the nation. Here's the top 10:
1) Troy Smith, Ohio State
2) Brady Quinn, Notre Dame
3) Erik Ainge, Tennessee
4) Brian Brohm, Louisville
5) Tyler Palko, Pittsburgh
6) Pat White, West Virginia
7) Nate Longshore, California
8) Chad Henne, Michigan
9) Chris Leak, Florida
10) John Beck, BYU
We know you're going to have issues with our list, so let’s have your Top 10.
Should a 14-year-old be offered a scholarship?
Three years ago, another rising hoops star in L.A., 14-year-old Taylor King, committed to UCLA. King, now a high school senior, has since changed his mind and committed to Duke. There's a good chance that Polee will follow King's lead and opt to play for another school, but the question remains: Should a 14-year-old be offered an athletic scholarship so many years before he will attend college?
For starters, it kills any motivation the athlete may have to hit the books in high school because he knows the absolute minimum amount of work he needs to do to advance to college. Second, it gives him a swelled head. I mean, if you were a high school freshman and knew that you were getting a free ride to USC, how could that not change your attitude? On the other hand, college recruiting is a cutthroat game, so why should a coach not be allowed to get a head start and secure good players at a young age?
How do you feel? Should the NCAA step in and set a minimum age limit for scholarship offers, or is this much ado about nothing?
Miami-FIU - What would your punishment be?
Some people, such as SI.com's Stewart Mandel, feel Miami is letting its players off easy. Today, we want you to be the ACC League Office. How would you discipline the members of both teams who were involved? At SIOC, we'd suspend all players involved for three games and dismiss FIU's Smith and McDuffie as well as Miami's Reddick. We’d also fire Larry Coker right now for his awful coaching performance and the overall deterioration of the Miami program. He's likely to get fired at the end of the season anyway, so why not do it now and send a strong message to the players that this type of behavior won't be tolerated?
That's how we'd do it, what would your punishments be?
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