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The Truck is Here!

May 31st, 2011 8 comments

The truck full of magazines is here and 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 Friday May 13th we sent the final pages to the printer for this years 2011 Phil Steele’s College Football Preview. The magazine was printed, bound and then put into boxes and stacked onto pallets. 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 the shipment has already been sent to our office so they should start to appear at your local bookstore very soon. Read more…

2011 Preseason All-Big 10 and All-SEC Teams!

May 28th, 2011 3 comments

In today’s blog I will conclude releasing my Preseason All Conference teams with the All-Big 10 and All-SEC teams.

In the Big 10 with the addition of Nebraska and the five key Ohio St players suspended for nearly half the season, the All-Conference teams are very well balanced and 11 of the 12 schools have at least one player on my 1st-Team! The only exception is Purdue but they have five 2nd-Team selections. Wisconsin leads the way with five 1st-Team players including RB Montee Ball while Michigan St and Nebraska are next with four 1st-Team selections. Read more…

2011 Preseason All-ACC and All-Big 12 Teams!

May 27th, 2011 11 comments

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

In the ACC, Florida St returns 16 starters from last year’s 10-4 team and lead the way with seven 1st-Team selections and have severall All-American candidates including DE Brandon Jenkins. Defending ACC Champ Virginia Tech has five 1st-Teamers including CB Jayron Hosley. The Hurricanes also have five 1st-Team selections including three players on defense that each of them has All-American potential. Read more…

2011 Preseason All-Big East and All-Pac-12 Teams!

May 26th, 2011 1 comment

In today’s blog I will continue releasing my Preseason All Conference teams with the All-Big East and All-Pac-12 teams.

West Virginia easily leads the way with 10 1st-Team All-Conference players led by QB Geno Smith but the Mountaineers only have 13 players overall. Pitt is next in line with five 1st-Team Selections and have 16 players overall. Cincinnati and Connecticut are next each with four 1st-Team players but the Huskies have one more overall than the Bearcats (17). Read more…

2011 Preseason All-CUSA and All-MWC Teams!

May 25th, 2011 No comments

In today’s blog I will continue releasing my Preseason All Conference teams with the All-MWC and All-CUSA teams.

With the exodus of BYU and Utah and the inclusion of Boise St, the All-MWC team now is dominated by two national powers TCU and Boise. The Broncos lead the way with nine 1st-Team Selections including All-American and Heisman candidate QB Kellen Moore. The Horned Frogs are next in line with six players led by All-American LB Tank Carder and San Diego St is also well represented with five players on the 1st-Team. Read more…

2011 Preseason All-Independent and All-WAC Teams

May 24th, 2011 2 comments

In today’s blog I will continue releasing my Preseason All Conference teams with the All-Independent and All-WAC teams.

With the inclusion of BYU, the All-Independent team now becomes a bit more balanced and less ND dominated with the Cougars having several VHT and HT players of their own. Overall ND still leads the way with 15 1st Team selections (22 overall) while BYU has 7 1st Team selections (18 overall) followed by Navy with 2 (7 overall) and Army 2 (5 overall). Read more…

2011 Preseason All-MAC and All-Sun Belt Teams!

May 23rd, 2011 2 comments

In today’s blog I will start releasing my All Conference teams starting with the All-MAC and All-Sun Belt teams.

The Sun Belt is led by Troy who has six 1st Team All-Conference players including QB Corey Robinson and DE Jonathan Massaquoi who is one of the best DE’s in the country. Defending champ FIU is well represented with five 1st Team players led by WR/KR T.Y. Hilton and Arkansas St is 3rd with four players. Read more…

2011 College Preview Advance Copy Ordering Information

May 20th, 2011 3 comments

 

The official on sale date of my magazine is June 7th! Trucks should be here in Cleveland with copies ready to ship on May 31st 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 THE POST OFFICE. You can place your order through our office at 1-866-918-7711 or at PhilSteele.com. You have your choice of 11 different covers and the website is your best option. (PhilSteele.com store)

Personally when I know something is available, I want it NOW. If you are like me and cannot wait for things you can order one of our very special autographed copies NOW! I am getting 4 cases of 24 magazines delivered in advance of our truck delivery. That means I will have 96 copies in my office by Monday, May 23rd. If you take advantage of this special offer you will receive the 2011 Phil Steele College Football Preview Magazine with our National Cover. Since you will be paying a premium price you can have it autographed with a personalized message and we will rush it out to you via Priority Mail so you should have your hands on the magazine by the end of next week to enjoy over the Memorial Day Weekend! (not guaranteed by the Post Office) Read more…

One Hour Weekly College Football Show!

May 19th, 2011 4 comments

Summer time is one of the more relaxing times of the year for me as I only work 60 hours a week instead of my normal 80-100 hour work weeks during football and magazine season. Right now I am currently writing up a forecast for each and every game for the 2011 season doing so one week at a time.

Most of my information comes directly from PhilSteele.com when analyzing a match-up. I first click on the 2011 schedules on the home page and select the conference I want. On the conference schedule pages I then go to each team and click on their opponent for that specific week and up pops a 14-year series history between the two schools complete with scores, rush/pass yds, sacks, total yds, where the game was played and if there was an upset or not.  Everything I need for a series past history is right there at my fingertips. Read more…

2011 Magazine Cover Boys!

May 18th, 2011 3 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. In past years I have had 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. This year I have expanded to 11 covers by revealing my brand new “Northwest Cover” which features players from Oregon, Washington and Boise St on it! Read more…