It's not quite the end of May, which is the perfect time to release all of the 2013 college football preseason publications.
That's right - time to guess who is going to get fired, and who will get their butts kicked by Alabama's semi-pro team in the fake national title game.
Of the many fine preseason publications to consume, a personal favorite remains The Sporting News. This is usually about as good as it gets.
The Sporting News is high on Oklahoma State, Texas A&M and Baylor but not so much the TCU Horned Frogs football team. These are the "locals" in TSN's Top 25:
No. 6 Okie State. .... This should make Oklahoma State University team owner T. Boone quite happy.
No. 7 Texas A&M. .... Will not sit well with a fan base that has the Aggies undefeated even after it loses to Alabama.
No. 14 Texas. .... Because no Top 15 is complete without UT.
No. 17 Baylor. .... Wow. They love QB Bryce Petty.
No. 19. Oklahoma. .... This changes if Blake Bell can throw a football.
Where is Fort Worth's favorite purple-clad football team? Not in the Top 25, and sixth in the Big 12.
This publication was put together well before TCU suspended Big 12 defensive player of the year Devonte Fields for two games after he violated university/team policy.
It's worth nothing the magazine says of the Big 12: "The next big thing: In TCU's recent history of elite defensive ends, none has the potential and physical ability of Devonte Fields, one of the Big 12's best pass rushers as a freshman last year."
Take some of these publications with a chunk of salt, up to and including the preseason Top 25.
After all, this magazine says that TCU's Trevone Boykin is the best running quarterback in the Big 12. Not bad for a guy who averaged 3.3 yards per carry.
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