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Ranking the Big East's College Football Coaches for 2013

Louisville's Charlie Strong ranks as the No. 1 coach in the Big East for 2013.
<p> Ranking the Big East's College Football Coaches for 2013</p>

Coaching is one of the driving forces in building a national championship team or program. No matter how much talent a program has, it can’t win a national title if the coaching is questionable.

Considering how important coaches are to teams or even making preseason predictions, Athlon is taking a look at how each conference stacks up with its head coach rankings for 2013.

Big East Football 2013 Spring Preview and Storylines

Louisville is the clear favorite in the revamped Big East for 2013.
<p> Big East Football 2013 Spring Preview and Storylines</p>

Another year brings more changes for the Big East. And if you are having trouble keeping up with the changes, you certainly aren’t alone. West Virginia departed for the Big 12 before the 2012 season, while Pittsburgh and Syracuse are joining the ACC in time for 2013. Louisville and Rutgers will have new homes in 2014, as the Cardinals are joining the ACC, while the Scarlet Knights are joining the Big Ten.

Memphis Tigers 2013 Spring Football Preview

Memphis heads into its first season in the Big East with a little momentum.
<p> Memphis Tigers 2013 Spring Preview</p>

While the final record was only 4-8, it was clear Memphis was an improved team in coach Justin Fuente’s first season. The Tigers suffered a disappointing loss to UT-Martin in the season opener but rebounded to win their final three games for 2012. After a disastrous tenure under Larry Porter, Memphis has found the right coach to lead the program into the Big East.

Ranking the Big East's College Football Coaching Jobs for 2013

Louisville ranks as the Big East's No. 1 program.
<p> Ranking the Big East's College Football Coaching Jobs for 2013</p>

We have ranked every college football program in the country, based on the attractiveness of the position from a coaching perspective. We considered many factors — tradition, facilities, location, money  — but in the end, we simply asked ourselves the following question: Where would we want to coach? Today we focus on the Big East.

(Note: Current or impending NCAA sanctions were not a factor in these rankings.)

Ranking the Coaching Jobs in the Big East for 2013

College Football Recruiting: Big East Team Consensus Rankings for 2013

How did recruiting shake out for the Big East in 2013.
<p> College Football Recruiting: Big East Team Consensus Rankings for 2013</p>

Recruiting in college football is downright nasty. It is a cutthroat, cannibalistic big business that is microscopically analyzed by fans, administrators and media members alike. There is very little to get excited about when it comes to Big East football and the recruiting trail is no different. But the 2013 class could be historically bad for a league that is accustomed to being ranked at the bottom of the power conferences.

Early Big East Football Predictions for 2013

Louisville is the Big East's clear favorite for 2013.
<p> Early Big East Football Predictions for 2013</p>

With college football’s 2012 season in the books, it’s never too early to start thinking about 2013.

The Big East has gone through a lot of changes since 2011 and more shuffling is expected in the next year.

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