Saturday, July 19, 2008

The 2008 Paperless Preview Project

This is the Paperless Preview Project: a (hopefully) collaborative attempt at providing a single, convenient reference page to anyone looking for team preview information as we approach the 2008 college football season. Links to previews for all 120 D-I teams are included below, organized alphabetically by conference, with BCS conferences listed first.

The PPP seeks to include links to as many worthwhile free team previews as possible, be they from mainstream sports sites, college football blogs, newspapers, or wherever. To suggest a link, please leave it in the comments or e-mail it to jerry [at] warblogeagle [dot] com. For an introduction and a further explanation of what constitutes "worthwhile," please click here. [Update: I should probably clarify that most (though not all, particularly of the "name" teams) of the ESPN previews require an Insider subscription. So while I know an awful lot of CFB fans (myself included) have Insider, they're not completely "free." Sorry.]

This page will be updated regularly between now and the start of the season, so bookmark accordingly and enjoy.


ACC

Boston College: Athlon, ESPN, CFN, Rivals, NYT
Clemson: Athlon, ESPN, CFN, Rivals, CFN
Duke: Athlon, ESPN, SMQ, CFN, Rivals, NYT, Lindy's
Florida St.: Athlon, ESPN, Rivals, CFN, NYT
Georgia Tech: Athlon, ESPN, SMQ, CFN, Rivals, NYT, Lindy's
Maryland: Athlon, ESPN, SMQ, Rivals, NYT, CFN
Miami: Athlon, ESPN, SMQ, CFN, Rivals, EDSBS, NYT, Lindy's
North Carolina: Athlon, ESPN, SMQ, CFN, Rivals, NYT, EDSBS
North Carolina St.: Athlon, ESPN, CFN, Rivals, NYT, G&BA, Lindy's
Virginia: Athlon, ESPN, SMQ, CFN, Rivals, NYT, Lindy's
Virginia Tech: Athlon, ESPN, SMQ, CFN, Rivals
Wake Forest: Athlon, ESPN, Rivals, CFN, NYT

Big 12

Baylor: Athlon, ESPN, CFN, Rivals, NYT, Lindy's
Colorado: Athlon, ESPN, SMQ, Rivals, NYT, CFN
Iowa St.: Athlon, ESPN, SMQ, Rivals, NYT, Lindy's, CFN
Kansas: Athlon, ESPN, SMQ, CFN, Rivals
Kansas St.: Athlon, ESPN, SMQ, Rivals, NYT, CFN, Lindy's
Missouri: Athlon, ESPN, SMQ, CFN, EDSBS, Rivals
Nebraska: Athlon, ESPN, SMQ, Rivals, NYT, CFN, Lindy's
Oklahoma: Athlon, ESPN, SMQ, CFN, Rivals
Oklahoma St.: Athlon, ESPN, SMQ, CFN, Rivals, NYT
Texas: Athlon, ESPN, CFN, Rivals
Texas A&M: Athlon, ESPN, SMQ, Rivals, NYT, CFN
Texas Tech: Athlon, ESPN, SMQ, CFN, Rivals

Big East

Cincinnati: Athlon, ESPN, CFN, Rivals, Lindy's, NYT
Connecticut: Athlon, ESPN, CFN, Rivals, NYT, Lindy's
Louisville: Athlon, ESPN, CFN, Rivals, NYT, Lindy's
Pitt: Athlon, ESPN, SMQ, CFN, Rivals, NYT
Rutgers: Athlon, ESPN, CFN, Rivals, NYT
South Florida: Athlon, ESPN, SMQ, CFN, Rivals
Syracuse: Athlon, ESPN, SMQ, CFN, Rivals, NYT, EDSBS, Lindy's
West Virginia: Athlon, ESPN, SMQ, CFN, EDSBS, TrackEm, Rivals

Big Ten

Illinois: Athlon, ESPN, SMQ, CFN, Rivals, BSD, VBlue
Indiana: Athlon, ESPN, Rivals, NYT, BSD, CFN
Iowa: Athlon, ESPN, SMQ, Rivals, EDSBS, BSD, NYT, CFN, Lindy's
Michigan: Athlon, ESPN, Rivals, NYT, EDSBS, BSD, CFN
Michigan St.: Athlon, ESPN, Rivals, VBlue, CFN, NYT
Minnesota: Athlon, ESPN, Rivals, NYT, Lindy's, CFN, VBlue
Northwestern: Athlon, ESPN, Rivals, NYT, EDSBS, Lindy's, CFN, VBlue
Ohio St.: Athlon, ESPN, SMQ, Rivals, CFN
Penn St.: Athlon, ESPN, SMQ, Rivals, EDSBS, VBlue, CFN
Purdue: Athlon, ESPN, Rivals, NYT, VBlue, CFN, MGo, Lindy's
Wisconsin: Athlon, ESPN, SMQ, CFN, Rivals, VBlue

Pac-10

Arizona: Athlon, ESPN, SMQ, CFN, Rivals, NYT, Lindy's
Arizona St.: Athlon, ESPN, SMQ, CFN, Rivals, HJS
California: Athlon, ESPN, SMQ, CFN, Rivals
Oregon: Athlon, ESPN, CFN, Rivals, NYT
Oregon St.: Athlon, ESPN, SMQ, CFN, Rivals, NYT, Lindy's
Stanford: Athlon, ESPN, SMQ, CFN, Rivals, NYT, Lindy's, BTD
UCLA: Athlon, ESPN, SMQ, CFN, Rivals, NYT, EDSBS
USC: Athlon, ESPN, SMQ, CFN, Rivals
Washington: Athlon, ESPN, SMQ, CFN, Rivals, NYT, EDSBS, Lindy's
Washington St.: Athlon, ESPN, SMQ, CFN, Rivals, NYT, Lindy's

SEC

Alabama: Athlon, ESPN, SMQ, Rivals, EDSBS, HJS, CFN, NYT
Arkansas: Athlon, ESPN, Rivals, NYT, TrackEm, CFN, Lindy's
Auburn: Athlon, ESPN, SMQ, CFN, EDSBS, Rivals, HJS
Florida: Athlon, ESPN, SMQ, CFN, Rivals, RBR
Georgia: Athlon, ESPN, SMQ, Rivals, CFN, TrackEm
Kentucky: Athlon, ESPN, SMQ, Rivals, NYT, EDSBS, CFN, Lindy's
LSU: Athlon, ESPN, SMQ, CFN, HJS, TrackEm, ATVS, Rivals
Ole Miss: Athlon, ESPN, SMQ, CFN, Rivals, NYT, EDSBS, TrackEm, Lindy's
Miss. St.: Athlon, ESPN, Rivals, NYT, JCCW, CFN, Lindy's
South Carolina: Athlon, ESPN, Rivals, EDSBS, HJS, RBR, CFN, NYT
Tennessee: Athlon, ESPN, SMQ, Rivals, EDSBS, HJS, TrackEm, CFN
Vanderbilt: Athlon, ESPN, SMQ, Rivals, NYT, RBR, HJS, TrackEm, Lindy's, CFN

Conference USA

East Carolina: Athlon, ESPN, Rivals, NYT, Lindy's, CFN
Houston: Athlon, ESPN, Rivals, NYT, CFN
Marshall: Athlon, ESPN, Rivals, NYT, EDSBS, Lindy's, CFN
Memphis: Athlon, ESPN, Rivals, NYT, CFN, Lindy's
Rice: Athlon, ESPN, Rivals, NYT, Lindy's, CFN
SMU: Athlon, ESPN, Rivals, NYT, Lindy's, CFN
Southern Miss: Athlon, ESPN, CFN, Rivals, NYT, JCCW, Lindy's, CFN, EDSBS
Tulane: Athlon, ESPN, Rivals, NYT, Lindy's, CFN
Tulsa: Athlon, ESPN, CFN, Rivals, NYT, CFN
UAB: Athlon, ESPN, CFN, Rivals, NYT, Lindy's, CFN
UCF: Athlon, ESPN, SMQ, Rivals, NYT, CFN, Lindy's
UTEP: Athlon, ESPN, Rivals, NYT, Lindy's, CFN

Independents

Army: Athlon, ESPN, SMQ, CFN, Rivals, NYT, Lindy's
Navy: Athlon, ESPN, CFN, Rivals, NYT, Lindy's
Notre Dame: Athlon, ESPN, CFN, Rivals, EDSBS, VBlue, NYT, Lindy's

MAC

Akron: Athlon, ESPN, CFN, Rivals, NYT, Lindy's
Ball St.: Athlon, ESPN, SMQ, CFN, Rivals, NYT, EDSBS, Lindy's
Bowling Green: Athlon, ESPN, CFN, Rivals, NYT, Lindy's
Buffalo: Athlon, ESPN, CFN, Rivals, NYT, Lindy's
Central Michigan: Athlon, ESPN, CFN, Rivals, NYT, HJS, Lindy's
Eastern Michigan: Athlon, ESPN, CFN, Rivals, NYT, Lindy's
Kent St.: Athlon, ESPN, Rivals, NYT, Lindy's, CFN
Miami(OH): Athlon, ESPN, Rivals, NYT, EDSBS, VBlue, CFN
Northern Illinois: Athlon, ESPN, CFN, Rivals, NYT, Lindy's
Ohio: Athlon, ESPN, CFN, Rivals, NYT, Lindy's
Temple: Athlon, ESPN, Rivals, NYT, Lindy's, CFN
Toledo: Athlon, ESPN, CFN, Rivals, NYT, Lindy's, VBlue
Western Michigan: Athlon, ESPN, CFN, Rivals, NYT, Lindy's

Mountain West

Air Force: Athlon, ESPN, CFN, Rivals, NYT, Lindy's
BYU: Athlon, ESPN, CFN, Rivals
Colorado St.: Athlon, ESPN, CFN, Rivals, NYT, Lindy's
New Mexico: Athlon, ESPN, CFN, Rivals, NYT, Lindy's
San Diego St.: Athlon, ESPN, SMQ, CFN, Rivals, NYT, Lindy's
TCU: Athlon, ESPN, CFN, Rivals, TCU, Lindy's
UNLV: Athlon, ESPN, CFN, Rivals, NYT, Lindy's
Utah: Athlon, ESPN, SMQ, CFN, Rivals, VBlue, NYT
Wyoming: Athlon, ESPN, CFN, Rivals, NYT, Lindy's

Sun Belt

Arkansas St.: Athlon, ESPN, CFN, Rivals, NYT, Lindy's
Florida Atlantic: Athlon, ESPN, SMQ, CFN, Rivals, NYT, Lindy's
Florida International: Athlon, ESPN, CFN, Rivals, NYT, Lindy's
UL-Lafayette: Athlon, ESPN, CFN, Rivals, NYT, Lindy's
UL-Monroe: Athlon, ESPN, CFN, Rivals, NYT, JCCW, TrackEm, Lindy's
Middle Tenn. St.: Athlon, ESPN, CFN, Rivals, NYT, Lindy's
North Texas: Athlon, ESPN, CFN, Rivals, NYT, Lindy's
Troy: Athlon, ESPN, CFN, Rivals, NYT, Lindy's
Western Kentucky: Athlon, Rivals, NYT

WAC

Boise St.: Athlon, ESPN, CFN, Rivals, NYT
Fresno St.: Athlon, ESPN, CFN, Rivals
Hawaii: Athlon, ESPN, CFN, Rivals, NYT, Lindy's
Idaho: Athlon, ESPN, CFN, Rivals, NYT, Lindy's
Louisiana Tech: Athlon, ESPN, CFN, Rivals, NYT, Lindy's
Nevada: Athlon, ESPN, Rivals, NYT, Lindy's, CFN
New Mexico St.: Athlon, ESPN, Rivals, NYT, Lindy's, CFN
San Jose St.: Athlon, ESPN, CFN, Rivals, NYT, Lindy's
Utah St.: Athlon, ESPN, CFN, Rivals, NYT, Lindy's

Last updated: 8/5. Complete 120-team (or 119-team, depending on whether you count WKU) lists now include Athlon, ESPN, Rivals, and CFN.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

I also like the Gold Sheet's preview at www.goldsheet.com. Lots of historical and stat info.

Anonymous said...

awesome collection and thanks for posting it.

(one little thing, you switched up North Carolina and North Carolina State's Athlon pages. That's the sorta thing that gets ornery Wolfpack fans rankled)

Jerry Hinnen said...

Anon 3:53, if I can't link to it, it doesn't do the PPP much good. But I guess I can leave the comment up.

Anon 8:54, thanks for the heads-up. I'd be stunned if there aren't more little slip-ups hidden out there somewhere.

hellx said...

You will go to heaven for this post.

Anonymous said...

Well done. Thanks -

Doug said...

I thank you for Hey Jenny Slater's inclusion in this project despite its obvious unworthiness. Your check is on the way. ; )

hoosierhorn said...

My name is HoosierHorn and I approve of this compilation of football related material during the terrible time that is called "The dog days of summer" also known as "baseball-only" season aka "f the offseason"!!!

Jerry Hinnen said...

Doug, why would anyone who's interested in reading up on LSU not also be interested in what Britney would have to say about them? (And thank you, I'm due for a new pair of sneaks.)

Thanks to all for the props. Glad you enjoy it. Should be updated again later this week, hopefully w/ more Big 12 and Pac-10.

Ell said...

Fantastic addition to the world of college football. Over at Bama Sports Report (ugly word around here, I know), we're putting together a 2008 SEC Preview. Currently, we're getting ready to wrap up the East, and moving on the the West.

I like 'em, but it's possible I may be biased.

One final note - awesome blog name. I remember when Joe Cribb's All Star Car Wash was a fixture on 280 in Birmingham. And, since he was then a Stallion and no longer a Tiger, I rooted openly for him!

BRAGGonUT said...

Barking Carnival has a State of The Union preview of every Big 12 team.
I think your readers will like the mix of analysis and humor.