Hall Material?

By Adam Caparell - May 08, 2007


Wednesday we'll find out who made the cut for the 2007 College Football Hall of Fame Subdivision Class. It'll be interesting to see out of the dozens of candidates which 12 will be honored. But here's a look at who figures to get the nod and I'll start it off with three I think should be locks:

Tim Brown, WR, Notre Dame - Won the Heisman in 1987 and the Walter Camp and was a two-time First Team All-American. He also broke 19 Irish records during his stint in South Bend.

Doug Flutie, QB, Boston College - Another Heisman winner, a few years earlier than Brown. Also won the Walter Camp Award and Davey O'Brien Award in 1984 and gave college football one of it's one indelible moments with his Hail Mary to beat Miami.

Deion Sanders, CB, Florida State - Won the Jim Thorpe Award in 1988 and was a two-time unanimous First Team All--American. Holds more than a few Florida State records.

Others Who Should Get The Call: Troy Aikman, QB, Oklahoma/UCLA; Trev Alberts, LB, Nebraska; Eric Dickerson, RB, SMU; Pat Fitzgerald, LB, Northwestern; Ron Simmons, LB, Florida State; Gino Torretta, QB, Miami; Curt Warner, RB, Penn State; Ryan Yarborough, WR, Wyoming.

Other Worthy Candidates: Major Harris, QB, West Virginia; Lawrence Taylor; LB, North Carolina; Thurman Thomas, RB, Oklahoma State; Don Stephenson; C, Georgia Tech.

Two coaches will be named to the Hall as well. There aren't any overly worthy candidates out there this year. Former Ohio State coach John Cooper and former Georgia coach Jim Donnan are the two names that stand out in an otherwise underwhelming class. Those two figure to get the nod.

Joe Paterno will be inducted with this year's class after gaining election last year. Paterno's induction was put off due to the broken leg he suffered last season on the sidelines of Penn State's game against Wisconsin.

News & Notes: Apparently 32 bowls just aren't enough as Washington, D.C. and officials representing RFK Stadium are reportedly looking toward submitting a bid for a bowl game to come to the nation's capital in 2008. No word yet on sponsorship or potential names.

- Everyone knows that Florida has speed. But here's more tangible proof. Apparently one championship this year wasn't enough for some Gators. Four Florida football players are participating in the SEC Track and Field Championships at Alabama this week, including wide out speedster Percy Harvin who's a member of the Gators 4x100 relay team.

Harvin, along with teammates Andre Caldwell, Brandon James and Chevon Walker, will also be running the 100m. If they finish better than 10.5 they could qualify for the NCAA East Regional.

Confusing Quote of the Week: In the Auburn Plainsman, Auburn coach Tommy Tuberville was talking about the offense and his running game specifically when he uttered this head-scratcher: "We're definitely a run first pass first team."

Posted by Adam Caparell at 10:38 AM on May 08, 2007
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