USA Today Pre Season 2006 Poll

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Updated: August 4, 2006

USA TODAY PRE SEASON 2006 POLL 6 OF 10 TOP RANKED COLLEGE TEAMS BLACK STARTING QUARTERBACKS

OKLAHOMA’S PAUL THOMPSON ” AMERICA’S QUARTERBACK ”

Count the Ways

College Football

is Changing

Last year 6 of the Top Ten pre-season favorites were commanded by Black QBs. This year 6 according to the authoritative USA TODAY Coaches Poll. Last year 7 of the Top 10 Finishers in the AP Poll were led by Black QBs and the National Champion Texas Longhorns were of course. How will this season end ?

This year #1 Pre-Season Favorite

Ohio State is Quarterbacked by

African American Troy Smith

Still the Great Story of this new season is Paul Thompson of Oklahoma picked #5 by the Coaches. Granted the poll was taken before Bad Boy Rhett Bomar was expelled from the team this week. BUT WHO CARES.

DID YOU KNOW

Last year the 2005 USAToday Coaches Poll had Oklahoma as #5 when the STARTING QB WAS TO BE PAUL THOMPSON before Foul Mouth Bomar ranted and weak kneed OU Coach Stoops replaced Thompson with Bomar during the very first game of last season. And where did Oklahoma finish the season in the Rankings with Rhett Bomar as QB ….. #22.

Now Thompson’s return as Starting Quarterback in 2006, after being forced to change positions last season, is one of the Inspirational Stories of this or any football season. EVERYONE should be rooting for Thompson to lead Oklahoma to victory all season long no matter who else you root for. Right here in the Box we knight Paul Thompson America’s Quarterback.

Now here is the entire

USATODAY Coaches’ 2006 Pre Season Poll

#1

Ohio State University

Troy Smith

Black Starting Quarterback

#2

University of Texas

White Starting Quarterback

#3

University of Notre Dame

White Starting Quarterback

#4 ( tied for 3rd )

University of Southern California

White Starting Quarterback

#5

Oklahoma University

Paul Thompson

Black Starting Quarterback

#6

Auburn University

White Starting Quarterback

#7

University of West Virginia

Patrick White

Black Starting Quarterback

#8

University of Florida

Chris Leak

Black Starting Quarterback

#9

Louisiana State University

JaMarcus Russell

Black Starting Quarterback

#10

Florida State University

Xavier Lee*

Black Starting Quarterback

*will share position with Drew Weatherford

That said African American Quarterbacks will as always have to fight for their place in the Sun. As previously noted there are lots of White Folk who replace Chris Leak at Florida and JaMarcus Russell at LSU with White Quarterbacks, as good as both are. It would be laughable in both cases if Leak and Russell were White and their possible replacements African American.

But when have Things

ever been Fair

As for Xavier Lee at Florida State we took editorial liberty in clearly placing him as a Starter. He will be forced to impressively outperform “Co -Starting QB” Drew Weatherford IF we are to proudly call Lee the Starting QB come season’s end. Regardless both the trend toward Black Quarterbacks and the White “backlash” to this development will be news for many years to come.

Which brings us back to

Paul Thompson

” America’s Quarterback ”

beaten down by

The White Establishment

at Oklahoma

left for dead & buried

as a Quarterback

only to rise from the Ashes

in a remarkable turn of events

to become once again

Oklahoma’s Starting Quarterback

Inspiration for us All

All Glory To

The Black Quarterbacks

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WEST VIRGINIA QB PATRICK WHITE