2011 College Football Team Previews

2011 Season Preview: Fear, Invisibility And The Florida Gators

A look at the 2011 Florida Gators football team. Florida has won two national titles in five seasons, but they begin the season ranked behind, among others, conference mates Georgia and Mississippi State.

2011 Season Preview: The Ohio State Buckeyes And The Unprojectables

A look at the 2011 Ohio State Buckeyes football team. Ohio State has encountered an interesting offseason full of surprise resignations and suspensions, but they still may be the class of the Big Ten.

2011 Season Preview: History, Celebration And The Oklahoma Sooners

Nobody celebrates their college football history as well as the Oklahoma Sooners. For the 2011 season to live up to the "Preseason No. 1" hype, the line play will have to improve enough to complement the marquee skill position talent.

2011 Season Preview: Saturday's America And The TCU Horned Frogs

A look at the 2011 TCU Horned Frogs football team. A punishing offense and a deep, amoeba-like defense punctuated TCU's run to the 2011 Rose Bowl title last year. Turnover has poked holes in both units.

2011 Season Preview: Invisible Teams And The USC Trojans

A look at the 2011 USC Trojans football team. The Trojans enter Year Two of their NCAA penalties with nothing to play for, quite a bit of improving to do, and a boatload of blue-chippers trying to figure out how to play like blue-chippers.

2011 Season Preview: The Oregon Ducks And Some Antagonistic Numbers

A look at the 2011 Oregon Ducks football team. What they lacked in advanced statistical prowess, Oregon made up for with pace and playmakers in 2010.

2011 Season Preview: The Virginia Tech Hokies And Doing The Evolution

A look at the 2011 Virginia Tech Hokies football team. Frank Beamer's Hokies have mastered the art of playing like an elite team and disappearing from view at the same time. That might become more difficult in 2011 with an improved defense and soft schedule.

2011 Season Preview: Sample Sizes And The Boise State Broncos

A look at the 2011 Boise State Broncos football team. Last year, Boise State played at a higher level than they ever had, but they lost a game and didn't get a shot at the big boys.

2011 Season Preview: Existence And The LSU Tigers

A look at the 2011 LSU Tigers football team. Facing off against LSU means getting sucked into a world of chaos, confusion and aggression.

2011 Season Preview: The Chief Executive Officer And The Texas Longhorns

A look at the 2011 Texas Longhorns football team. Longhorn Football CEO Mack Brown shook up his staff after stock prices plummeted last fall. Will the changes bring excitement back to the company?

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2011 Season Preview: The West Virginia Mountaineers And We Know Drama

A look at the 2011 West Virginia football team. The Mountaineers were close to being an outstanding team in 2010, but in addressing their major weakness (offense), they created some incredible offseason drama.

2011 Season Preview: Dreams, Lullabies And The Auburn Tigers

A look at the 2011 Auburn Tigers football team. Auburn rode a transcendent quarterback and a batch of since-departed difference makers to a national title in 2010. What happens when Gene Chizik, Guz Malzahn and company are forced to start over?

2011 Season Preview: The Penn State Nittany Lions And Your Day In The Sun

A look at the 2011 Penn State football team. With more experience and a young, up-and-comer named Joe Paterno calling more plays, the Nittany Lions could be in position for a rebound.

2011 Season Preview: Stereotypes And The Clemson Tigers

A look at the 2011 Clemson Tigers football team. Clemson has cracked the code when it comes to putting together a good team on paper. But until they figure out how to win close games, that doesn't really matter.

2011 Season Preview: The Georgia Bulldogs And Time To Earn The Hype

A look at the 2011 Georgia Bulldogs football team. Mark Richt's tenure in Athens has been incredibly successful, but after two years of diminishing returns, the pressure is on the 2011 Dawgs to surge in a vulnerable SEC East.

2011 Season Preview: The Missouri Tigers And The Living, Breathing Spread

A look at the 2011 Missouri Tigers football team. With an ever-evolving spread offense, Missouri has won 40 games in four seasons. They won ten games last fall despite defensive injuries; can they come up big in 2011 despite a front-loaded schedule and a new quarterback?

2011 Season Preview: The Arkansas Razorbacks And ... SEC! SEC! SEC!

A look at the 2011 Arkansas Razorbacks football team. Explosive on offense and deep with decent talent on defense, Bobby Petrino's fourth Arkansas squad should be solid and exciting despite the loss of Ryan Mallett.

2011 Season Preview: Talkative Ball Coaches And The South Carolina Gamecocks

A look at the 2011 South Carolina Gamecocks football team. With the talent on hand, South Carolina's 2011 season might make Steve Spurrier pretty mouthy again. If they can handle an odd, trying schedule anyway.

2011 Season Preview: Proven Programs And The Iowa Hawkeyes

A look at the 2011 Iowa Hawkeyes football team. In 2010, a senior-laden Iowa squad played as well as almost anybody in the country for two months before fading dramatically.

2011 Season Preview: Raw Power And The Wisconsin Badgers

Wisconsin was very, very Wisconsin and very, very good in 2010. With All-Americans out and Russell Wilson in, can the Badgers stay on top in the new Big Ten?

2011 Season Preview: The Pittsburgh Panthers And What's Good

A look at the 2011 Pittsburgh Panthers football team. Can Todd Graham, with his fast-paced offense and (for now) undersized defense, succeed where Dave Wannstedt did not?

2011 Season Preview: Strategies, Tactics And The Florida State Seminoles

A look at the 2011 Florida State Seminoles football team. Florida State won ten games and a division crown for the first time in five years last fall. In 2011, they are expected to do even more.

2011 Season Preview: The Oklahoma State Cowboys And The Oregon Trail

A look at the 2011 Oklahoma State Cowboys football team. If the 'Pokes are going to take another step toward becoming the Oregon of the Midwest, they will need to overcome some turnover on defense and a potential turnaround in fumbles luck.

2011 Season Preview: The Oregon State Beavers And The Quality To Respect Ratio

A look at the 2011 Oregon State Beavers football team. Oregon State typically earns plaudits for their fearless scheduling, but do the rewards exceed the risk?

2011 Season Preview: The Utah Utes and Ch-Ch-Changes

A look at the 2011 Utah Utes football team. Can the Utes overcome a shaky run game, new bodies throughout the secondary and Jordan Wynn's injury issues to make some noise in the Pac-12 South?

2011 Season Preview: Reality, Gravity And Cincinnati Bearcats

A look at the 2011 Cincinnati Bearcats football team. The Bearcats return a healthy, dynamic quarterback and their entire (shaky) defense. A bounce back is likely, but how much of one?

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