As we head into August, SIOC's got some major news -- college football season is less than a month away! Unfortunately, there's not much to do until games begin (a mere four weeks from Thursday) other than dissect every inch of the upcoming season. We recently came across an interesting post on AOL Fanhouse about the most overrated players in the Big Ten. Since there's nothing like a discussion of overrated players to get everyone pumped up, we thought we'd expand it beyond the Big Ten and to the entire nation. Here are some of our choices.
Erik Ainge, QB, Tennessee – In seven conference games last season, Ainge threw for 1,516 yards, with only seven touchdowns (to five interceptions) and a putrid 129.74 rating. Not good.
Ray Rice, RB, Rutgers – We like Rice, but without Brian Leonard opening up holes, it'll be a long season in Piscataway.
Derrick Williams, WR, Penn State – We easily could've put Nittany Lions QB Anthony Morelli on the list, but Williams came to Happy Valley two seasons ago with tons of hype and has produced next to nothing.
Tom Zbikowski, DB, Notre Dame – He looked like one of the elite defensive players in the nation two seasons ago, but regressed last season.
Those are some of our choices for the nation's most overrated players. Who's on your list?