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Big East Coaches' Candid Quotes On Conference Rivals

Off-the-record quotes from Big East coaches about their rivals.
<p> Off-the-record quotes from Big East coaches about their rivals.</p>

Each year we ask college football coaches to tell us what they really think about the other teams in their conference. But we don't want the cliche'd press conference platitudes, so we ask them to give us their quotes off-the-record and anonymously. Here are this year's quotes in alphabetical order for each team in the Big East.

Countdown to College Football Kickoff 2011

Athlon takes a look at one interesting storyline everyday until the start of the season.

By Steven Lassan (@AthlonSteven on Twitter)

Considering there is just 1 day until kickoff, the 2011 season is just around the corner. With the anticipation building for the upcoming season, Athlon will cover one interesting storyline to watch in college football over the next 50 days.

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<p> Athlon takes a look at one interesting storyline everyday until the start of the season.</p>
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Cincinnati's Zach Collaros is Back on the Attack

Zach Collaros looks to lead Cincinnati back to a bowl in 2011.
<p> After winning back-to-back Big East titles, Cincinnati posted a disappointing 4-8 record. It's up to quarterback Zach Collaros to lead the Bearcats back into contention.</p>
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One of the best quarterbacks in the Big East Conference is as comfortable doing a traditional Greek dance during the summer in his hometown of Steubenville, Ohio, as he is throwing touchdown passes at Cincinnati’s Nippert Stadium in the fall.

The Big East's 2011 Top 10 Games to Watch

There's a lot of interesting games in the Big East this year.
<p> The start of the 2011 college football season is less than 20 days away. With kickoff right around the corner, Athlon takes a look at the top 10 must-see games in the Big East for 2011.</p>
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The start of the 2011 college football season is less than 20 days away. With kickoff right around the corner, Athlon takes a look at the top 10 must-see games in the Big East for 2011.

Athlon Awards: Ranking the Big East's Best Units

Geno Smith is in for a big season with Dana Holgorsen calling the plays.
<p> The Athlon Awards for 2011 continue with a look at the best units in the Big East.</p>
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Kickoff for the 2011 season is just a few weeks away. To help pass the time before the opening weekend, Athlon will be taking a look at the best units by conference. 

A "1" signifies the best unit in conference, while a "12" indicates the worst.

Athlon's 2011 Big East Unit Rankings

Top 25 Players of the BCS Era

Predicting College Football's Breakout Players: Big East

Syracuse's Antwon Bailey is a name for fans to remember in 2011.
<p> Big East fans are likely already familiar with the names on this list, but which players will be household names by the end of 2011?</p>
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by Steven Lassan (@AthlonSteven on Twitter)

Athlon Awards: Quarterback Units

With Andrew Luck returning, Stanford ranks as the top quarterback unit for 2011.

They're the teams within the team - those cohesive little units bound together by their shared responsibilities within the larger team context.

Whether it's the offensive linemen firing off time after time into those familiar blocking sleds, or the defensive linemen drilling repeatedly on how to shed blockers, or the defensive backs breaking on ball after ball - these teams in miniature hone their tasks on the practice field until those tasks become second nature.

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<p> Athlon Sports ranks the best quarterback units in college football for 2011.</p>
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