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Pac-12 Football: Leach, Rodriguez and Graham Add Spice and Intrigue

Arizona hit a home run with its hire of Rich Rodriguez.
<p> Pac-12 Football: Leach, Rodriguez and Graham Add Spice and Intrigue</p>

Don’t expect Monte Kiffin to sleep very much from about Oct. 21-Nov. 10. The USC defensive coordinator doesn’t get a lot of rest during the season to begin with, but the opponents the Trojans will face during that specific three-game stretch could lead to some particularly long nights.

Unit Rankings: 2012 Pac-12 Defensive Lines

Oregon's Dion Jordan looks for another big season in 2012.
<p> Unit Rankings: 2012 Pac-12 Defensive Lines</p>

Kickoff for the 2012 college football 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.

Top 10 College Coaches Under 40

Our look at the most accomplished under-40 college football and basketball coaches
<p> Top College Coaches Under 40</p>

What would recent Final Fours be without Butler and VCU? And how boring would college football be without coaches like Lane Kiffin and Pat Fitzgerald.

There’s an intriguing youth movement afoot in college sports where Butler’s Brad Stevens and VCU’s Shaka Smart, both under the age of 40, have reached the final weekend of the NCAA Tournament and subsequently turn down big-time jobs to continue building their mid-major programs.

Unit Rankings: 2012 Pac-12 Offensive Lines

USC's offensive line ranks as the Pac-12's best for 2012.
<p> Unit Rankings: 2012 Pac-12 Offensive Lines</p>

Kickoff for the 2012 college football 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.

Unit Rankings: 2012 Pac-12 Wide Receivers

Robert Woods leads a loaded USC wide receiving corps.
<p> Pac-12 Wide Receiver Unit Rankings&nbsp;</p>

Kickoff for the 2012 college football 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.

The History of Pac-12 Conference Realignment

Conference realignment isn't a new phenomenon and Athlon Sports will prove it to you.
<p> The History of Pac-12 Conference Realignment</p>

College football expansion has taken over the hearts and minds of college football junkies everywhere.

The sky is falling, rivalries are dead and the future of college football is in great peril. I am here to tell you that this just simply isn’t the case. Conference realignment has been taking place for more than a century and it won’t stop anytime soon. Teams have been switching leagues, conferences have been created out of thin air and college football has powered through all the criticism and into the playoff era.

College football conference realignment draft: Part 1

We restructure the college sports landscape by drafting new four new conferences
<p> College football conference realignment draft</p>

Welcome to the 2012 NCAA (National Conglomerate of Athlon Authorities) conference realignment draft.

Our esteemed conference commissioners -- Mitch Light, Braden Gall, Steven Lassan and David Fox -- will put an end to the conference realignment madness, which stretched into yet another summer this year, with the first (and hopefully, only) conference alignment draft.

Pac-12 Football 2012 All-Conference Team

Robert Woods is one of the top receivers in college football.
<p> Pac-12 Football 2012 All-Conference Team.</p>

The 2012 college football season is just around the corner, and Athlon continues its countdown to kickoff with a look at our first, second and third All-Pac-12 teams for this season.

First-Team Offense

QB Matt Barkley, USC

RB Kenjon Barner, Oregon

Pac-12 Football: 2012 All-Conference Team As Recruits

How did the Athlon Sports preseason All-Pac-12 team rank as high school prospects?
<p> Pac-12 Football: 2012 All-Conference Team As Recruits</p>

The 2012 college football season is just around the corner, and Athlon continues its countdown to kickoff with a look at all-conference teams from across the nation. But where did all these tremendous all-league performers come from and how did they get where they are today? Some showed up on campus as five-star uber-recruits and others defied all odds as walk-ons. Athlon analyzes how the 2012 preseason All-Pac-12 team ranked as recruits.

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