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Coffee and Cigarettes: College Football Links for Saturday

Nice little Saturday, actually. Gonna hit up Home Depot, maybe Bed Bath and Beyond. I don't know if I'll have time. 

Landry Jones is not a first round quarterback " Seahawks Draft Blog
Before I begin this piece, I want to raise attention to the updated draft order following week 11 of the NFL season. According to NE Patriots Draft, Seattle actually improved it’s position from 11th to 10th overall despite recording back-to-back victories with a win over St. Louis. Miami – one of the favorites to pick first overall just a few weeks ago – are now up to #8 after three successive victories. After Indianapolis there are three teams who almost certainly won’t be drafting a quarterback next April (Carolina, Minnesota and St. Louis). That’s a dangerous situation for Washington at #5, who if it ended like this would be sweating about teams possibly trading above them. I’ll be publishing my first mock draft of the season later this week.  

TWO SCIENTISTS MADE YOU A BCS - Every Day Should Be Saturday
Dr. Smartula: GENTLEMEN. I need science!

BETWEEN THE SYNAPSES: OREGON HEAD COACH CHIP KELLY - Every Day Should Be Saturday - you gotta slide over and help...DAMMIT! I knew we shouldn't have listened to all that horseshit about Woods being out. Kiffin was just messing with us, and it worked. I don't even know why I called Lyles to see if he'd heard anything. "Oh yeah, saw that kid in a hospital bed, missing both legs. Looked real angry, too." I know you're just feeding me old "Breaking Bad" scenarios, Willie, and I'm not gonna put up with it anymore.

2011 Bowl Projections, Week 13: Oklahoma State's Loss Opens Door For SEC Rematch -
Last weekend's craziness actually simplified the BCS title race, but everything that comes after the championship is a mess.

The Big Picture: Beyond top 3, next 10 less than top-10 worthy - NCAA Football -
Late Saturday night, the producer of our post-game show at CBS Sports Network asked what proved to be a lot more a vexing question than it initially appeared: "So if Oregon and Oklahoma can't rally to win these games," he said, "what's your top five look like?"

Updated 2012 NFL Draft cornerback rankings - Mocking The Draft
The rise of LSU's Morris Claiborne is complete. All season he's inched his way up the rankings and now it's nearly impossible to not consider him the nation's best cornerback prospect. It's also helped him that Alabama's Dre Kirkpatrick has been inconsistent, Janoris Jenkins is playing at a lower level and Nebraska's Alfonzo Dennard has been injured. Find the rankings and let me know what you think. Who should be lower and who should be higher? Also, how would you compare Claiborne to the top cornerbacks from previous seasons?

Updated 2012 NFL Draft offensive tackle rankings - Mocking The Draft
Keeping with the theme of uploading one offensive and one defensive ranking group a day, check out the offensive tackles after the jump. As a note, there will be no rankings updates on Saturday, but we'll pick it back up with interior offensive linemen on Sunday. There isn't a lot of variation to this group as there was in some others. Southern California's Matt Kalil remains on top followed by Stanford's Jonathan Martin.

Updated 2012 NFL Draft center rankings - Mocking The Draft
There hasn't been a lot of movement in the center rankings. I flipped Wisconsin's Peter Konz to the top because he's been dominant. Michigan's David Molk moved up as well. He plays with better leverage than any other center in the class. Check out the rankings after the jump and let me know what you think.

Updated 2012 NFL Draft guard rankings - Mocking The Draft
It should come as no surprise that Stanford mauler David DeCastro has assumed the top spot among guards. He's been incredible this season. It wouldn't be a stretch to see him picked in the top 15 next year. The talent after DeCastro is solid. The next three players could all be top 75 picks. Check out the guard rankings after the jump.

Updated 2012 NFL Draft middle linebacker rankings - Mocking The Draft
Vontaze Burfict has had as disappointing of a season as any player this season. Because of that, it was impossible to consider him the top player at the position. In fact, I nearly dropped him to fourth or fifth in the rankings. Making his debut on the rankings is Arthur Brown of Kansas State. I didn't have him ranked before the season after he sat out 2010 following a transfer.

Updated 2012 NFL Draft outside linebacker rankings - Mocking The Draft
The biggest mover of any position on these updates may be Nebraska outside linebacker Lavonte David. He's been extremely impressive this season – especially lately. At this point, he's probably worked himself into the second round due to his athleticism and instincts. The top three remains the same, though Zach Brown of North Carolina and Travis Lewis of Oklahoma haven't played quite as well as expected. Check out the rankings after the jump and let me know what you think.

2012 NFL Draft stock up spotlight - Mocking The Draft
Throughout the season we'll take a look at some players who helped their 2012 NFL Draft stock with great performances in the previous week's games.

Draft Breakdown — Top 50 Big Board
After breaking down close to an entire season’s worth of tape, Ryan Lownes provides us a look at his updated Top 50 Big Board.

Nate Ulrich column: Browns can’t afford flawed judgment on quarterback Colt McCoy - Browns -
The Browns still lack a genuine No. 1 wide receiver, and they have played most or all of this season without their top running back and their starting left guard. They also are using a new offense installed with the guidance of a rookie head coach, a procedure delayed and then expedited because of the NFL’s lockout. So how can the organization’s decision makers fairly assess the play of Colt McCoy and decide whether he will be their starting quarterback beyond this season?

Simple Rating System: Where the SEC is not 1-2-3 – 11/21/2011 | Smart Football
Last week, Oklahoma State, Oklahoma and Oregon all ranked in the top five of the SRS. And while all three lost this weekend as big favorites — and each of their SRS ratings dropped significantly — they had built up such a large lead over the rest of the pack that they remain in the top five. Let’s break it down:

Report: Rodriguez to be named head coach at Arizona | National Football Post
The Pac-12 could be on the verge of getting a lot more exciting.

2011-12 Bowl Projections | National Football Post
Bowl projection season is alive and well, and this week the National Football Post presents its second edition of the year. The Bowl Championship Series standings were certainly shaken up this past weekend, with Oklahoma State, Oklahoma and Oregon all going down to defeat. So this version of the Bowl Projections has been tweaked to reflect all of this past weekend’s results.