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Aug 20, 2012

2012 Team Previews: Notre Dame with One Foot Down

We’re previewing the college football season with help from SBNation.com. Today, One Foot Down dissects the Fighting Irish. If Notre Dame wants to return to the BCS, it will have to weather a brutally difficult schedule. Of its five ranked opponents, three are pre-season top-ten teams, including No. 8 Michigan, No. 4 Oklahoma and No. 1 USC. The Irish must also face off with No. 13 Michigan State and No. 21 Stanford. 2011 Record: 8-5 2011 Bowl: Champs Sports Bowl […]

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Aug 16, 2012

2012 ACC Previews: Georgia Tech with From The Rumble Seat

We’re previewing the college football season with help from SBNation.com. Today, Joey at From The Rumble Seat helps us talk Georgia Tech. Georgia Tech will be a major player in the ACC Coastal Division, returning the majority of their starters from last season. The Yellow Jackets have a difficult road, however, traveling to Maryland, North Carolina and Georgia in three of the final four weeks of the season. 2011 Record: 8-5 2011 Bowl: Sun Bowl, Loss vs. Utah, 30-27 2012 Bowl […]

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Aug 16, 2012

2012 Big East Previews: Rutgers with On The Banks

We’re previewing the college football season with help from SBNation.com. Today, Jon from On The Banks talks Rutgers. Greg Schiano turned an afterthought of a Rutgers program into a perennial contender for the Big East title in his ten years as head coach. Kyle Flood replaces Schiano, who took the Tampa Bay Bucs job this offseason, and welcomes back 15 starters. Games at Arkansas, Cincinnati and Pittsburgh are Flood’s toughest challenges away from home, but a Thursday night matchup against […]

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Aug 15, 2012

2012 ACC Previews: Boston College with BC Interruption

Members of the SBNation family of blogs are helping us preview the 2012 season. Today, Brian Favat from BC Interruption talks Boston College. Last year the Eagles missed the postseason for the first time in 13 seasons. This year they go on the road to three other ACC Atlantic contenders (Florida State, Wake Forest, NC State), draw Miami, Virginia Tech and Georgia Tech from the Coastal and meet Notre Dame and Northwestern in nonconference games. 2011 Record: 4-8 2011 Bowl: […]

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Aug 15, 2012

2012 Big East Previews: Cincinnati with Down The Drive

We’re previewing the upcoming season with help from SBNation. Matt Opper from Down The Drive looks at Cincy football. Butch Jones enters his third season at Cincinnati and has his sights set on back-to-back postseason appearances. The schedule looks to be in the Bearcats favor, with home games against Big East favorites Rutgers and USF in back-to-back weeks. They will travel to Landover, MD, for a neutral matchup with ACC challenger Virginia Tech. 2011 Record: 10-3 2011 Bowl: Liberty Bowl […]

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Aug 14, 2012

2012 ACC Previews: Clemson with Shakin The Southland

Members of the SBNation family of blogs are helping us preview the 2012 season. Today, DrB from Shakin The Southland talks Clemson football. 2011 was a banner year for the Tigers, even if most fans will get hung up on a crushing final game. Two wins over ACC power Virginia Tech highlighted a tear that saw Clemson claim its first ACC Championship since 1991. 2011 Record: 10-4 2011 Bowl: Orange Bowl vs. West Virginia, 33-70 2012 Bowl Projections: J.P. Palm […]

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Aug 14, 2012

2012 Big East Previews: USF with Voodoo Five

South Florida will try to win their fourth-straight bowl game in 2012 and are favorites to win the Big East. The Bulls have key non-conference games against Florida State (Sept. 29) and at Miami (Nov. 17). They are 13-4 all-time against in-state competition. Their biggest road matchup will be at conference foe Louisville (Oct. 20). 2011 Record: 5-7 2011 Bowl: N/A 2012 Bowl Projections: J.P. Palm: Russell Athletic Bowl vs. Clemson Phil Steele: Orange Bowl vs. Oregon Orlando Bowl History […]

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Aug 13, 2012

2012 ACC Previews: NC State with Backing The Pack

Image courtesy NC State Athletics As the college football season draws closer, we’re taking a look at all of our partner schools with some of the bloggers who know them best. Akula Wolf from Backing The Pack joins us to talk NC State. The Wolfpack kick off the season in Atlanta against Tennessee and also take road trips to Miami and Clemson later in the year. They will host ACC Atlantic preseason favorite Florida State in Raleigh but will need […]

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Aug 13, 2012

2012 Big East Previews: Syracuse with Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician

(Image courtesy Syracuse Athletics) As the college football season draws closer, we’re taking a look at all of our partner schools with some of the bloggers who know them best. Today Sean from Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician helps us preview Syracuse. Head coach Doug Marrone has made strides to bring the Orange back to prominence, but the road doesn’t get any easier in 2012. They’ll meet a top 5 USC program in the second week of the season, […]

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