John SilverThe Journal Inquirer (Manchester, CT)
Twitter: @JohnFSilver
About: John Silver is the Assistant Sports Editor for the Manchester (Conn.) Journal Inquirer and is entering his eighth season covering the University of Connecticut football team. John has a decade of experience working in the newspaper field and has covered college basketball and football for the last 11 seasons. John has won a handful of regional awards for his work covering college athletics and also won the FWAA's Best Writing Contest for column writing in 2010. John will serve on the FWAA's 2012 FWAA All-America Board representing the Big East Conference and also is a voter for the Biletnikoff Award (top wide receiver) and the Davey O'Brien Award (top quarterback). A University of Connecticut graduate, John resides in Farmington, Conn. with his wife Shannon and two children, Julia and John Jr. ages 6 and 3. 

Biased Towards

BYU CougarsBYURanked 6 spots ABOVE average over 6 weeks.

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Cincinnati BearcatsCincinnatiRanked 3 spots ABOVE average over 7 weeks.
North Carolina Tar HeelsNorth CarolinaRanked 3 spots ABOVE average over 3 weeks.
Marshall Thundering HerdMarshallRanked 2 spots ABOVE average over 25 weeks.
Boise State BroncosBoise StateRanked 2 spots ABOVE average over 10 weeks.
Memphis TigersMemphisRanked 2 spots ABOVE average over 7 weeks.
Washington HuskiesWashingtonRanked 2 spots ABOVE average over 3 weeks.
Virginia Tech HokiesVirginia TechRanked 2 spots ABOVE average over 1 weeks.
Georgia Tech Yellow JacketsGeorgia TechRanked 1 spots ABOVE average over 17 weeks.
Duke Blue DevilsDukeRanked 1 spots ABOVE average over 15 weeks.
Stanford CardinalStanfordRanked 1 spots ABOVE average over 10 weeks.
East Carolina PiratesEast CarolinaRanked 1 spots ABOVE average over 10 weeks.
UCF KnightsUCFRanked 1 spots ABOVE average over 3 weeks.
Rutgers Scarlet KnightsRutgersRanked 1 spots ABOVE average over 2 weeks.
Georgia Southern EaglesGeorgia SouthernRanked 1 spots ABOVE average over 2 weeks.
Texas LonghornsTexasRanked 1 spots ABOVE average over 1 weeks.
Ohio State BuckeyesOhio StateRanked 0 spots ABOVE average over 27 weeks.
UCLA BruinsUCLARanked 0 spots ABOVE average over 25 weeks.
Clemson TigersClemsonRanked 0 spots ABOVE average over 23 weeks.
Arizona WildcatsArizonaRanked 0 spots ABOVE average over 21 weeks.
Missouri TigersMissouriRanked 0 spots ABOVE average over 18 weeks.
Notre Dame Fighting IrishNotre DameRanked 0 spots ABOVE average over 18 weeks.
LSU TigersLSURanked 0 spots ABOVE average over 18 weeks.
Louisville CardinalsLouisvilleRanked 0 spots ABOVE average over 11 weeks.
Colorado State RamsColorado StateRanked 0 spots ABOVE average over 10 weeks.
Arizona State Sun DevilsArizona StateRanked 1 spots BELOW average over 27 weeks.
Michigan State SpartansMichigan StateRanked 1 spots BELOW average over 27 weeks.
Auburn TigersAuburnRanked 1 spots BELOW average over 27 weeks.
Alabama Crimson TideAlabamaRanked 1 spots BELOW average over 27 weeks.
Florida State SeminolesFlorida StateRanked 1 spots BELOW average over 27 weeks.
Kansas State WildcatsKansas StateRanked 1 spots BELOW average over 27 weeks.
Ole Miss RebelsOle MissRanked 1 spots BELOW average over 27 weeks.
Oregon DucksOregonRanked 1 spots BELOW average over 27 weeks.
Mississippi State BulldogsMississippi StateRanked 1 spots BELOW average over 23 weeks.
Oklahoma SoonersOklahomaRanked 1 spots BELOW average over 22 weeks.
TCU Horned FrogsTCURanked 1 spots BELOW average over 22 weeks.
Wisconsin BadgersWisconsinRanked 1 spots BELOW average over 19 weeks.
USC TrojansUSCRanked 1 spots BELOW average over 15 weeks.
Minnesota Golden GophersMinnesotaRanked 1 spots BELOW average over 4 weeks.
Georgia BulldogsGeorgiaRanked 2 spots BELOW average over 27 weeks.
Baylor BearsBaylorRanked 2 spots BELOW average over 27 weeks.
Nebraska CornhuskersNebraskaRanked 2 spots BELOW average over 23 weeks.
Texas A&M AggiesTexas A&MRanked 2 spots BELOW average over 10 weeks.
Oklahoma State CowboysOklahoma StateRanked 2 spots BELOW average over 7 weeks.
West Virginia MountaineersWest VirginiaRanked 2 spots BELOW average over 6 weeks.
South Carolina GamecocksSouth CarolinaRanked 2 spots BELOW average over 5 weeks.
Utah UtesUtahRanked 3 spots BELOW average over 19 weeks.