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Big East's Top 10 Storylines to Watch in Fall Practice

Will USF quarterback B.J. Daniels have some help from his skill players in 2012?
<p> Big East's Top 10 Storylines to Watch in Fall Practice</p>

Kickoff for the 2012 season is just around the corner. However, plenty of unanswered questions remain around the nation for every team. Injuries, quarterback battles and players that need to step up to make a run at the conference title will all be under the spotlight over the next couple of weeks. 

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College Football's Darkhorse National Title Contenders for 2012

Logan Thomas needs a big season for Virginia Tech to contend for the national title.
<p> College Football's Darkhorse National Title Contenders for 2012</p>

Predicting 's national champion is never an easy task. In addition to combing through schedules, returning starters, players lost and statistics, there are several factors impossible to account for. Injuries and luck will have a major impact on the 2012 season - and neither can be projected. 

College Football's 10 Biggest Changes For the 2012 Season

Texas A&M is on the move from the Big 12 to the SEC.
<p> College Football's 10 Biggest Changes For the 2012 Season</p>

Simply put, fans may never again witness the pure volume and amplitude of changes which will take place as the 2012 season unravels itself. Below is a list of the top-ten changes, in ascending order of significance (defined by national impact and/or the precedent for the listed change):

Unit Rankings: 2012 Big East Linebackers

Rutgers' Khaseem Greene is one of the Big East's top players.
<p> Unit Rankings: 2012 Big East Linebackers</p>

Kickoff for the 2012  season is still two months away, but it's never too early to project how the year might play out. Athlon will be taking a look at how each position stacks up in the BCS conferences and nationally until the start of the season.

Each unit ranking was evaluated based upon how it will perform in 2012 - not how the team played in 2011.

20 Worst College Football Tenures of the Last 50 Years

Paul Wulff had an awful tenure as Washington State's coach.
<p> College Football's Worst Coaching Tenures Since 1962</p>

Sometimes a coach inherits a bad team. In some cases, through recruiting, game plan and inspiration, that coach can turn a bad team into a good or even great team. The guys on this list are not those coaches. Here are the 20 worst coaching tenures in the past 50 years of .

Who Will Be The First College Football Coach Fired in 2012?

Boston College's Frank Spaziani enters 2012 on the hot seat.
<p> Who Will Be The First College Football Coach Fired in 2012?</p>

Coaching in the ranks is no easy task. 28 programs changed head coaches at the end of 2011 and there will be no shortage of openings following the 2012 season. 

Who Will Be The First College Football Coach Fired in 2012?

Unit Rankings: 2012 Big East Defensive Lines

Aaron Donald needs a big season for Pittsburgh.
<p> Unit Rankings: 2012 Big East Defensive Lines</p>

Kickoff for the 2012  season is still two months away, but it's never too early to project how the year might play out. Athlon will be taking a look at how each position stacks up in the BCS conferences and nationally until the start of the season.

Each unit ranking was evaluated based upon how it will perform in 2012 - not how the team played in 2011.

College Football Bowl Projections for 2012

Athlon picks USC and LSU to match up in the National Title.
<p> College Football Bowl Projections for 2012</p>

Whether you hate or love the BCS, the bowl season is exciting time for fans. Although there are too many bowl games, it's one last chance to see teams before the long offseason sets in. 

Athlon has released its 2012 rankings but it's time to unveil where teams will be spending the postseason.

Unit Rankings: 2012 Big East Offensive Lines

Louisville's offensive line should be improved this season.
<p> Unit Rankings: 2012 Big East Offensive Lines</p>

Kickoff for the 2012  season is still two months away, but it's never too early to project how the year might play out. Athlon will be taking a look at how each position stacks up in the BCS conferences and nationally until the start of the season.

Each unit ranking was evaluated based upon how it will perform in 2012 - not how the team played in 2011.

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