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Brian Pedersen is an on-call college football writer for Bleacher Report who also covers Major League Baseball, college basketball, NASCAR and Olympics.

Since 1995 the University of Arizona graduate has covered numerous sports and teams at all levels, including Arizona basketball, football and softball, minor league baseball and high school sports. He has nearly 19 years of experience in print media, including stints at two daily newspapers and one alternative weekly in the Tucson area. His freelance work has been published throughout the U.S.

Pedersen also contributes to AnteUp, a monthly poker magazine, focusing on events and issues related to Southern Arizona.

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  • Briarrabbit223 Qvakatak posted 3 hours ago

    Briarrabbit223 Qvakatak

    Oregon will be in the top four once again yet you don't have one Oregon player listed. I didn't realize the level of ignorance until I read NASCAR writer. That explains it all.

  • Darin Bass posted 14 days ago

    Darin  Bass

    Regarding your top offenses for 2015-15 you might want to include UCLA. They return 10 starters and will have the #1 rated QB coming in early to run that offense. Moreover, they added 5 star key players to the OL, RB and TE position for depth. UCLA will score more next year than they did in 2014-15 despite the loss of Hundley to the NFL. The offensive line and ground game will see to that early and Rosen will find his way by mid season. Count on it.

  • Will Walker posted 32 days ago

    Will Walker

    Brian,
    I agree with the majority of your recommendations. The one you missed though is having an instant reply monitor on the sidelines and let the Referee see the replay and make the call. Or, if they cannot figure out a way to put a $400 LED television on the sidelines then let the stadium show the replays on the big screen and have the officials watch it. Having some anonymous, faceless individual look at the replay and then try to describe the play to the Referee over a phone or headset, is ludicrous. Have you ever tried to describe a picture to a person over the phone? Does not work. Let the guys who are on the field, and under the most scrutiny, be the ones who see the every video angle in order to make the call.
    Will

  • Brian Pedersen posted 73 days ago

    Brian Pedersen

    No bowl picks from this year, guys. Sorry.

  • John Wise posted 78 days ago

    John Wise

    Will you be picking every 2014/15 Bowl Game, like you do in the regular season?

  • Austin Jacobs posted 93 days ago

    Austin Jacobs

    Brian,

    I am a founder of the National Collegiate Student Section Association, and we are planning a national convention.

    The National Collegiate Student Section Association is an organization focused on enhancing and improving the collegiate student fan experience across the nation. It is our goal to bring student section leaders together to collaborate and build a stronger collegiate atmosphere while utilizing integrity and sportsmanship.

    We want to unite a nation of student sections. One of the ways that we will do this is through our First Annual NCSSA National Convention. At that convention, we will be building a community that can address the issues faced amongst student-fans, including how to increase student attendance at all athletic events. We want each participant to walkaway with the knowledge and tools to not only make their student section the best that it can possibly be, but also to have a huge impact on their respective campuses.

    Some of the workshops that will be lead at the conference are social media, leadership strategies, problems facing different sizes of schools, intraconference issues, and sportsmanship. The conference will take place over the course of four days in the middle of June.

    This is the first time that student sections from across the national and from different NCAA conferences will all come together in the same room, and we believe that the amount of positive change that can stem from this convention can change the landscape of collegiate athletics.

    I would love to be in touch to talk about this more in depth.

  • Dan Schy posted 99 days ago

    Dan Schy

    Brian, anyway you can get your Week 14 College football predictions out by Wednesday.

  • Rudy Football posted 100 days ago

    Rudy Football

    In your "Predictions and Final Results" article, you got the Ole Miss vs Arkansas score in reverse. Arkansas was 30 and Ole Miss was 0.

  • Peter Pappas posted 114 days ago

    Peter Pappas

    You can't be very knowledgeable about college football and omit Rashad Green from your top ten list of wide receivers. Another online writer who writes about sports but knows nothing about it.

  • JT Dobbs posted 119 days ago

    JT Dobbs

    I understand that it's pretty much just for fun, but you do realize the two teams "tied" at #42 in your power rankings played each other earlier this season and the road team won 41-14? Seems like that could've served as a relatively convenient tiebreaker.

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