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Pittsburgh Panthers 2012 Spring Preview

Tino Sunseri needs a big season if Pittsburgh wants to contend for the Big East title.
<p> Athlon previews spring practice for the Pittsburgh Panthers.</p>

By Steven Lassan (@AthlonSteven on Twitter)

The journey to claim the 2012 national title begins in February, March and April, as 124 college football teams open up spring practice over the next three months. Athlon will preview some of the top teams and storylines across the nation, as the countdown to 2012 inches closer.

Temple Football Gets Redemption; What's Next For Big East Expansion?

<p> After being kicked out of the Big East in 2004, the Owls are back in the conference for the 2012 season.</p>
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The Big East has arguably been college football’s most active conference with it comes to realignment, but it appears the final piece (at least for now) is in place. Temple will move its football program from the MAC to the 

College Football's Transfers to Watch in 2012

Dayne Crist is on the move from Notre Dame to Kansas.
<p> Athlon takes a look at some of college football's top transfers for 2012 and a look ahead to 2013.</p>

By Steven Lassan (@AthlonSteven on Twitter)

2012 Recruiting Rankings No. 23: Rutgers Scarlet Knights

The Rutgers Scarlet Knights landed the No. 23 recruiting class in the nation in 2012.
<p> The Rutgers Scarlet Knights landed the No. 23 recruiting class in the nation in 2012.</p>

-by Braden Gall (@BradenGall on twitter)

No. 23 Rutgers Scarlet Knights (20 total signees)

College Football's Coaches on the Hot Seat

Boston College's Frank Spaziani needs a big season to return for 2013.
<p> With spring practice kicking off across the nation, Athlon takes a look at the top coaches on the hot seat and who needs to have a big season to return for 2013.</p>

By Steven Lassan (@AthlonSteven on Twitter)

2012 Cincinnati Bearcats Spring Preview

Munchie Legaux will look to fill the shoes of departed quarterback Zach Collaros.
<p> Athlon takes a spring overview of the Cincinnati Bearcats - a team expected to challenge for the Big East title in 2012.</p>

By Steven Lassan (@AthlonSteven on Twitter)

The journey to claim the 2012 national title begins in February, March and April, as 124 college football teams open up spring practice over the next three months. Athlon will preview some of the top teams and storylines across the nation, as the countdown to 2012 inches closer.

College Football's 10 Spring Storylines to Watch

Michigan will be looking for some new weapons for Denard Robinson this spring.
<p> Spring practice is underway and Athlon takes a look at the 10 biggest storylines to watch over the next couple of months.</p>

By Steven Lassan (@AthlonSteven on Twitter)

It wasn't that long ago that Alabama celebrated its national title victory over LSU in New Orleans. And now it's already time to turn the page to 2012. Spring practice is underway across the nation and will continue into late April for several college football teams.

Here's a look at some of the key storylines to watch over the next couple of months.

Grading College Football's New Coaches for 2012

Arizona's hire of Rich Rodriguez was one of the best in college football.
<p> Athlon grades college football's best and worst new coaching hires for 2012.</p>

By Steven Lassan (@AthlonSteven on Twitter)

When the 2012 season kicks off, 27 teams will have a new coach roaming the sidelines. Athlon examines each hire and grades the moves by each school. Grading new hires is never an exact science, but one can get a good snapshot of a coach by looking at his resume and previous experience. 

10 Coaching Candidates to Replace Greg Schiano at Rutgers

Who will replace Greg Schiano at Rutgers in 2012?
<p> Who will replace Greg Schiano at Rutgers in 2012?</p>

By Steven Lassan (@AthlonSteven on Twitter)

No school wants to conduct a coaching search just a week before National Signing Day. However, that’s the predicament Rutgers finds itself in, as Greg Schiano decided to leave to become the next head coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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