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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.

College Football Early Top 25

Can AJ McCarron lead Alabama back to the national championship next season?
<p> Athlon continues its countdown to spring practice with a pre-preseason look at the top 25 teams for 2012.</p>

By Steven Lassan (@AthlonSteven on Twitter)

It's never too early to start thinking about next season. Spring practice will kick off for some teams in late February and before we know it, the 2012 Athlon Sports' preseason college football annuals will be hitting newsstands across the nation. 

Athlon's updated top 25 for 2012 reflects the coaching changes and early entries into the NFL Draft, but expect several tweaks before our official preseason poll is released in May.

Very Early 2012 Big East Predictions

Teddy Bridgewater has Louisville on the rise in 2012.
<p> Athlon releases its very early predictions for the Big East Conference for 2012.&nbsp;</p>

By Steven Lassan (@AthlonSteven on Twitter)

(Published January 16th, 2012)

Very Early 2012 Big East Predictions

1. West Virginia

College Football 2012: Who Are the Early Favorites?

Can USC end the SEC's run of dominance?
<p> Athlon's editors take a very early look at 2012 and who could be the favorite to win the national title next season.</p>

It's never too early to start thinking about 2012. Alabama claimed its second national title in three years by dominating LSU 21-0 on Monday night, and both teams are expected to be back in the national title mix next season. 

Athlon's official preseason top 25 won't come out until May, but here's a very early top 25 for 2012.

Clemson's Orange Bowl Defeat Caps Another Disappointing Season

West Virginia trounced Clemson in the Orange Bowl. Another disappointing finish for the Tigers.
<p> West Virginia trounced Clemson in the Orange Bowl. Another disappointing finish for the Tigers.</p>

by Josh Kipnis

Michigan players were rocking shirts that read “Pour some Sugar on me.”  After their victory in LA, the Oregon Ducks “Rose to power.”  Oklahoma State proclaimed to Stanford fans that the Fiesta Bowl was “Nacho Victory.”

West Virginia asked Clemson, “Orange you glad we won?”

College Football 2012: Three Teams on the Decline

Oklahoma State could have trouble repeating its 2011 win total next season.
<p> Athlon takes a look at three teams that could struggle to match its 2011 win total in 2012.</p>

By Steven Lassan (@AthlonSteven on Twitter)

It's never too early to start thinking about next season, and Athlon kicked off our lookahead to 2012 with a very, very early top 25. Of course, a lot is going to change between now and when our official preseason poll is released in May, but we are taking an early glimpse of how things could look.

Orange Bowl Preview: Clemson vs. West Virginia

Expect plenty of fireworks in this ACC-Big East matchup.
<p> Athlon previews the 2012 Orange Bowl: West Virginia vs. Clemson.&nbsp;</p>

By Steven Lassan (@AthlonSteven on Twitter)

Orange Bowl
Clemson (10-3) vs. West Virginia (9-3)
Date: Jan. 4 at 8:30 p.m. ET
Location: Sun Life Stadium, Miami, Fla.

College Football 2012: Three Teams on the Rise

Behind quarterback Keith Price, Washington is a team on the rise in 2012.
<p> Athlon takes a look at three teams that could surpass its 2011 win total in 2012.&nbsp;</p>

By Steven Lassan (@AthlonSteven on Twitter)

It's never too early to start thinking about next season, and Athlon kicked off our lookahead to 2012 with a very, very early top 25. Of course, a lot is going to change between now and when our official preseason poll is released in May, but we are taking an early glimpse of how things could look.

Liberty Bowl Preview: Cincinnati vs. Vanderbilt

Jordan Rodgers will test Cincinnati's suspect secondary.
<p> Athlon previews the 2011 Liberty Bowl matchup: Vanderbilt vs. Cincinnati.</p>

by Mitch Light (@AthlonMitch on Twitter)

2011 Liberty Bowl
Cincinnati (9–3) vs. Vanderbilt (6–6)

Date: Dec. 31 at 3:30 p.m. ET
Location: Liberty Bowl, Memphis, Tenn.

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