|Daily Blog •May 18, 2011|
Today’s blog includes all of my Magazine Covers with the exception of the National Cover.
Making a magazine cover has always been a big deal for college players all the way back to the old Street & Smith days which featured the top players without their face masks. In past years I have had 10 different covers that I ship out to different parts of the United States so you can pick up a mag with your favorite player in that region on it. This year I have expanded to 11 covers by revealing my brand new "Northwest Cover" which features players from Oregon, Washington and Boise St on it!
While most magazines break down their covers by conference, I feel my covers separate themselves as I produce special Florida, Texas and Alabama/Auburn covers. Also I am the only magazine that has a Armed Forces cover which this year features all the running backs.
Some highlights on covers this year are a record 37 different players from 35 schools made my cover including 4 non-BCS players making the desired spot: Boise St's QB Kellen Moore is featured on the Northwest cover while TCU's LB Tank Carder and Houston's QB Case Keenum make the Texas cover. Finally Tulsa All-Purpose man Damaris Johnson makes my B12 cover! Also Boise St QB Kellen Moore, USC QB Matt Barkley, Florida RB Jeff Demps and Oklahoma WR Ryan Broyles made a cover for a second year in a row. Broken down by position, 12 RB's made my covers followed by 9 QB's, 7 LB's, 6 WR's, 2 DL and 1 DB. Check out all the covers below!
The official on sale date of my magazine is June 7th! Trucks should be here in Cleveland with copies ready to ship a full week before it hits the newsstands. The cost is $13.70 and that includes Priority Mail ($4.75) with an estimated delivery time of 3-5 days, however THIS IS NOT GUARANTEED BY THE POST OFFICE. You can place your order through our office at 1-866-918-7711 or at PhilSteele.com. You get your choice of 11 different covers and the website is your best option. (PhilSteele.com store)
Please check PhilSteele.com everyday to get my Top 30 Countdown which started yesterday with #30 Air Force. Every day now thru June 15th, I will post both magazine pages on each team and you can get an early look on how I breakdown your favorite team. Remember those magazine pages are available for only 24 hours for you to download. Today BYU comes in at #29.
I will be back later this week with information on how you can get an advanced copy of this year's magazine!
20 DAYS UNTIL PHIL STEELE'S 2011 MAGAZINE IS ON SALE!
ONLY 105 DAYS LEFT UNTIL THE FIRST COLLEGE FOOTBALL GAME!!!