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Kenny Britt of RutgersThe Head2Head College Salary Cap Game is nearing its end, and our Forum’s own resident H2H analyst Topher Dean breaks down his Efficiency Rating’s top ten through week 10 of the H2H season:

10) Kenny Britt, WR, Rutgers (6.5M, 70.25 efficiency rating)

The Big East’s top receiver finally nudges into the top ten after several weeks of consistent play. Britt (right, Rivals.com) hauled in 9 passes for 107 yards and a score against Syracuse this past Saturday earning him 25 H2H points. The junior is averaging over 20 points per game and has a salary below 7.0M, which should warrant an immediate plug into the lineup. The trouble is he’s the fourth receiver on this list this week so someone has to be the odd man out unless you’re flexing. Britt faces the conference’s top defense in South Florida this week which should test his staying power on this list.

9) Jordan Shipley, WR, Texas (6.9M, 76.36 efficiency rating)

I asked for 30 and he gave me 20. Not bad, but with what appears to be a now healthy Quan Cosby, Shipley’s numbers could take a hit. Don’t get off this wagon yet because he remains Colt McCoy’s most reliable target. This week Kansas and the Big 12’s worst pass defense stroll into Austin and Shipley could still be looking at a career day.

8) Josh Freeman, QB, Kansas State (12.9M, 81.35 efficiency rating)

This is quite a fall from grace from what could be the NFL prospect among collegiate quarterbacks. Nobody has been more disappointed in Freeman last two performances than me but it seems his lack of supporting cast at wide receiver (you can only get so much out of water-bug Brandon Banks) is catching up with him. It may be time to jump off the ship but I’m giving him one more week against Nebraska at home to redeem himself. (more…)

Pac 10

Arizona Wildcats

  • From the Tucson Citizen of Monday, August 18, 2008 comes the evaluation by offensive coordinator Sonny Dykes that starting quarterback for the Arizona Wildcats, Willie Tuitama, is “really seeing some things now” and during a recent 61-play scrimmage on Saturday, “was out there calling plays on his own.” Tuitama seemed to concur, telling reporters, “I’m more comfortable. It is something that comes along with the offense. Once you learn this offense more and understand what is happening, it is going to be a whole lot easier.” Subsequently, expect the senior to, as John Moredich writes in this article, to “have more freedom to make calls at the line” and become “even more dangerous” as one of the Pac-10’s best passers in 2008.

  • Rob Gronkowski, sophomore tight end for the Arizona Wildcats, continues to get love from UA’s offensive coordinator, Sonny Dykes, as noted in an article printed Sunday, August 17, 2008 by the Arizona Daily-Star. States Dykes, He may be out for the first few weeks as he deals with possible mononucleosis.

  • Two quick notes on Wildcats’ starting tailback Nic Grigsby, as covered in an article carried in the Tucson Citizen on Saturday, August, 16, 2008: First, Grigsby acknowledges that the punch he threw at cornerback Devin Ross last weekend was “a dumb play by me” and that Ross actually made what the sophomore tailback considered “a good tackle” when Ross brought him down. Second, Grigsby has changed his number from #23 to #5, the former number of Antoine Cason; fantasy owners, let’s hope that he plays to the same All-American level Cason did in his final season last year.

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Mark Sanchez at USC practiceLA Times reports that USC QB Mark Sanchez dislocated his left knee cap at Friday’s practice, sending shivers down the spines of the USC receivers and the offensive coaching staff.

FANTASY IMPACT:

No bone nor ligament damage – it was not a contact injury. Sounds like he may miss the opener, but stay tuned. Times’ Gary Klein quotes that “Offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian indicated Mitch Mustain was next in line but said Aaron Corp would also compete for the spot.”

My guess is that Sanchez plays in a brace all season, but he was never a threat to waggle out of the pocket and pick up first downs with his feet anyway. Taking the next step, if Mustain does play significant time then it would be wise to upgrade his high school teammate WR Damian Williams.

Jim TesselWhile Rich Rodriguez may be a great recruiter, Jim Tressel may be a better teacher. Seems most people think Bob Stoops wardens over a bunch of inmates but still gets the job done on game day.

One of our off-season goals (besides the redesigns) was to engage the fan more, and Matt tested out some surveys to get the fan perspective on the college football coaches aptitude across the six major conferences. Testing worked great, now we bring the surveys to you – do not let the sweater vests distract you (Jim Tressel photo courtesy of Icon SMI)…

Take the surveys below, rank the coach in relation to his conference rivals on these skills:

  1. Recruiting
  2. Player Development
  3. Gameday
  4. Program Control

We will share the results as we get closer to the opening of fall practice.

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