1. Christmas for recruiting geeks arrives tomorrow. Consider this a friendly reminder that no one really know what’s in each package. I went back and looked over the ESPNU 150 from four years ago. No. 12 was Mitch Mustain. No. 13 was Jevan Snead. And No. 141 was Josh Freeman. Of the two Heisman winners, Tim Tebow was No. 15. Sam Bradford didn’t make the list.
2. In an era when today’s technological marvel is tomorrow’s museum piece, coaches will sit and watch their fax machines Wednesday morning for Letters of Intent from their 2010 signees. Fax? Why not ask the Pony Express to do the job? As I understand it, a Letter of Intent scanned and sent as a PDF would be considered valid by the NCAA. But for some reason, that method of delivery has been slow to catch on.
3. Let’s get this straight: Texas Tech agreed to move its game against Texas to Sept. 18, the third week of the season. In order to do so, the Red Raiders and TCU move their game, which had been scheduled for that day, to a future year. The replacement for TCU, which will be a top-10 team again, is FCS Weber State on Nov. 20. That’s some kind of housewarming gift for new coach Tommy Tuberville.