I’m not worried about it. It’s just a bunch of people saying whatever they want. I think I’ll prove a lot of people wrong.
North Carolina superstar and future NBA draft pick Tyler Hansbrough • On his chances of replicating his success at UNC in the NBA. Hansbrough, the 2008 Naismith and Wooden awards winner, thinks that his style of play might actually be better-suited to the NBA due to the fact that there’s more one-on-one defending, while in college he “had three people guarding me for the past three years.” • source
I think I’m prepared. I’ve been through a lot in my football career. Obviously in college you win more football games than you do in the NFL and you don’t lose as many. Every guy has to adjust to that coming out of college to the pros, but I feel I’m ready for the challenge.
Quarterback Matthew Stafford • The Detroit Lions’ top pick in the NFL draft yesterday, on the immense amount of pressure he faces as the guy that everyone’s going to be looking at for answers. The Lions spent enough on the former Georgia star that fans will expect answers, or at least a better-than-winless season out of a historically bad team. • source
Not without a BCS championship. Bradford, the third-year sophomore and this year’s Heisman Trophy winner, always dreamed of playing for Oklahoma and wants to win a national championship with the team. Bradford had a killer season in 2008, with a nation-leading 50 TD passes and a 180.8 quarterback rating. He would’ve been a high first-rounder for sure had he gone.
Heisman’s top trio stays put. Along with Bradford, Florida’s Tim Tebow and Texas’ Colt McCoy – all three of them quarterbacks – will remain at school at least one more season. It’s the first time the top three Heisman vote-getters didn’t go pro after the season was over. USC’s Mark Sanchez, who rocked the Rose Bowl this year, is likely draft-bound, however. source
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