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2010′s % of Letterman Returning

May 29th, 2010 6 comments

First of all, I want to wish you and your families a very happy and safe Memorial Day Weekend! Since many of you will be away from your computers this weekend, today’s blog will be posted until Tuesday June 1st. If you do want to get your hands on my 2010 College Football Preview before it officially hits the newsstands on June 8th, you can order it anytime this weekend thru our offices by calling 1-866-918-7711 or just visit the PhilSteele.com store.

In case you missed it yesterday I was on ESPN College Football Live breaking down my Top 25 with Host Eric Kuselias and specifically my surprise #1 pick. It is a short segment but if you get chance, check it out here. Read more…

It’s Official The Truck Will Be Here June 1st!!

May 28th, 2010 No comments

It is finally confirmed, the truck will be here bright and early on Tuesday, June 1st! That signals the “official” start of the College Football season when you have your Phil Steele College Football Preview in your hands. Way back on Thursday May 13th we sent the final pages to the printer for this years 2010 Phil Steele’s College Football Preview. The magazine was printed, bound and then put into boxes and stacked onto pallets. And as I type this the pallets are being loaded onto trucks and will be heading off to the newsstands and book stores around the country and a shipment will be sent to our office. Read more…

Preseason All-SEC and Sun Belt Teams

May 27th, 2010 3 comments

In today’s blog, I will finish releasing my Preseason All-Conference Teams with the All-SEC and All-SBC Teams.

In the SEC, Defending National Champion Alabama leads the way with six 1st Team selections led by last year’s Heisman Trophy winner Mark Ingram who rushed for 1,658 yds (6.1) with 17 TD’s. Read more…

Preseason All-Big 12 and CUSA Teams

May 26th, 2010 No comments

In today’s blog, I will continue releasing my Preseason All-Conference Teams with the All-Big 12 and All-CUSA Teams.

In the Big 12, Oklahoma leads the way with eight 1st Team selections led by All-American Candidates RB DeMarco Murray (705, 4.1) and WR/PR Ryan Broyles who had 1,120 rec yds (12.6) and 15 TD’s to go along with his 15.9 PR avg (1 TD). Texas is 2nd with five players including four on a defense that returns seven starters from from a unit that allowed just 252 ypg and 16.7 ppg last year. Read more…

Preseason All-Big East and MWC Teams

May 25th, 2010 No comments

In Today’s blog, I will continue releasing my Preseason All-Conference teams with the All-Big East and All-MWC teams.

In the Big East, West Virginia leads the way with seven 1st Team selections led by Noel Devine who rushed for 1,465 yds (6.1) last year. Connecticut returns 16 starters from last year’s 8-5 team and placed six guys on my 1st Team led by Lawrence Wilson who led the Big East last year with 140 tackles (#10 NCAA).

The two best teams from last year, Pittsburgh and 2-time defending champ Cincinnati each placed five players on my 1st Team. The Panthers are led by All-American candidates RB Dion Lewis (1,799, 5.5), WR Jon Baldwin (1,111, 19.5) and DE Greg Romeus (Co-BE DPOY) while the Bearcats return many of their top receivers from a year ago led by Armon Binns who had 888 yds (14.6) and 11 TD’s last year. Read more…

Preseason All-Big Ten and WAC Teams

May 24th, 2010 4 comments

In Today’s blog, I will continue releasing my Preseason All-Conference teams with the All-Big Ten and All-WAC teams.

Defending Rose Bowl Champ Ohio St leads the way with nine 1st Team selections led by QB Terrelle Pryor who had a phenomenal Rose Bowl hitting 23-37 for 266 (72 rush). Wisconsin has five players led by RB John Clay who led the Big Ten in rushing last year with 1,517 (5.3) and 18 TD’s. Orange Bowl Champ Iowa placed four on my 1st Team led by DE Adrian Clayborn (11.5 sk) who turned down a shot at the NFL.

Seven Big Ten players made my Preseason 1st Team for the 2nd year in a row: Wisconsin RB Clay, Penn St RB Evan Royster, Purdue WR Keith Smith, Penn St OG Stefen Wisniewski, Ohio St OG Justin Boren, Michigan St LB Greg Jones and Ohio St CB Chimdi Chekwa. Read more…

Preseason All-ACC and MAC Teams

May 22nd, 2010 5 comments

In Today’s blog, I will continue releasing my Preseason All-Conference teams with the All-ACC and All-MAC teams.

The ACC is similar to the Pac 10 this year in that it is very balanced. I think the conference is the strongest it has been in years as I see the potential to have several top 25 teams this year. Read more…

Preseason All Pac-10 and Independent Teams

May 21st, 2010 No comments

In Today’s blog I will start releasing my Preseason All Conference teams with the PAC-10 and Independent teams.

The Pac-10 is very balanced this year as nine of the ten teams (Washington St) have a player on my 1st Team. Washington leads the way with five players led by QB Jake Locker. USC and Arizona both have four players on my 1st Team while Oregon, Oregon St, UCLA and Stanford each have 3 players.

Oregon St RB Jacquizz Rodgers and WR James Rodgers both appear on my preseason 1st Team for the 2nd year in a row as well as USC OC Kristofer O’Dowd, California LB Mike Mohamed, UCLA K Kai Forbath and California P Bryan Anger.

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2010 Magazine Cover Boys!!!

May 20th, 2010 4 comments

Today’s blog includes all of my Magazine Covers with the exception of the National Cover.

Making a magazine cover has always been a big deal for college players all the way back to the old Street & Smith days which featured the top players without their face masks. Every year I have 10 different covers that I ship out to different parts of the United States so you can pick up a mag with your favorite player in that region on it.

While most magazines break down their covers by conference, I feel my covers separate themselves as I produce special Florida, Texas and Alabama/Auburn covers. Also I am the only magazine that has a Armed Forces cover which this year features all the quarterbacks.

Some highlights on covers this year are two non-BCS players making the desired spot: Boise St’s QB Kellen Moore is featured on the Pac-10 cover while TCU’s QB Andy Dalton makes the Texas cover. Also Georgia WR AJ Green, West Virginia RB Noel Devine and Florida St QB Christian Ponder made a cover for the second year in a row. Check out all the covers below and download the PDF version if you would like a print out.

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2010 Advanced Magazine Ordering!!!

May 20th, 2010 No comments

The official on sale date of my magazine is June 8th! Trucks should be here in Cleveland with copies ready to ship on June 1st a full week before it hits the newsstands. The cost is $13.70 and that includes Priority Mail ($4.75) with an estimated delivery time of 3-5 days, THIS IS NOT GUARANTEED BY POST OFFICE. You can place your order through our office at 1-866-918-7711 or at PhilSteele.com. You get your choice of 10 different covers and the website is your best option. (PhilSteele.com store)

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