Cover Description

August 21, 2011

[The following text appears on the cover. This is 1 of 5 covers.]

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

(DT JARED CRICK)

NO. 9

NEBRASKA

THE BIG TEN'S NEW BULLY

OKLAHOMA QB

LANDRY JONES

STANFORD QB

ANDREW LUCK

ALABAMA RB

TRENT RICHARDSON

SOUTH CAROLINA WR

ALSHON JEFFERY

SI'S TOP 10

1 ALABAMA

2 OKLAHOMA

3 LSU

4 STANFORD

5 OREGON

6 FLORIDA STATE

7 SOUTH CAROLINA

8 BOISE STATE

9 NEBRASKA

10 TEXAS A&M

"DESPITE ITS PATHOLOGIES AND THE GOD-AWFUL METHOD IT USES TO DETERMINE A NATIONAL CHAMPION, THERE'S NOTHING LIKE COLLEGE FOOTBALL. THE PURPOSE OF SI'S RECENT CROSS-COUNTRY SWEEP WAS TO REMIND OURSELVES OF WHAT WE LOVE MOST ABOUT THE GAME AND ITS TRADITIONS. AND THAT WE LOVE IT EVEN MORE WHEN THOSE TRADITIONS ARE IMPROVED UPON."

—AUSTIN MURPHY

P. 42

38 PAGES OF SCOUTING REPORTS

P. 64

THE BEST: CONFERENCE, COACHES AND GAMES

P. 42

WHO WILL WIN THE HEISMAN

P. 99

PHOTOON THE COVER PHOTOGRAPH BY PETER READ MILLER; PHOTO COMPOSITE BY SI IMAGING

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)