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2012 Pac-12 Football Previews: New Coaches Everywhere, But Top Powers Remain

You might need to read all of Bill Connelly's excellent Pac-12 previews just to remember which teams hired which coaches this year.

For more on Wazzu football, visit Washington State blog Coug Center, plus Pac-12 blog Pacific Takes and SB Nation Seattle.

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2012 Oregon Football Preview: A Ruling Class Résumé

Keep putting an incredibly strong product, and one of these years you might take home the crystal football. Chip Kelly's 2012 Oregon squad has a few question marks (especially in terms of depth) and has to visit USC, but a well-timed hot streak could take the Ducks to their second national title game in three years.

Related: Oregon's complete 2012 statistical profile, including projected starters, year-to-year trends and rankings galore.

For more on Ducks football, visit Oregon blog Addicted To Quack, plus Pac-12 blog Pacific Takes.

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2012 USC Football Preview: The Hype Returns

Back from a two-year postseason ban, USC is once again considered a national title favorite. But is a late-2011 hot streak enough to counter scholarship restrictions and 2.5 years of mediocre (for USC) play?

Related: USC's complete 2012 statistical profile, including projected starters, year-to-year trends and rankings galore.

For more on Trojans football, visit USC blog Conquest Chronicles, plus Pac-12 blog Pacific Takes and SB Nation Los Angeles.

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2012 Stanford Football Preview: Recruiting A New Fate

Andrew Luck is gone, but David Shaw is attempting to recruit his way out of the down cycle into which non-historical powers tend to fall when their stars leave. Will he succeed? And even if he does, how much of a dropoff will Stanford see in 2012?

Related: Stanford's complete 2012 statistical profile, including projected starters, year-to-year trends and rankings galore.

For more on Cardinal football, visit Stanford blog Rule Of Tree, plus Pac-12 blog Pacific Takes and SB Nation Bay Area.

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2012 Utah Football Preview: Stakes Are Raised

Despite preconceptions about "the grind" and a general divide in athleticism, Utah not only survived its first season in the Pac-12, but it damn near made the conference title game. With a wealth of experience returning, the Utes now set about attempting to meet quickly rising expectations.

Related: Utah's complete 2012 statistical profile, including projected starters, year-to-year trends and rankings galore.

For more on Utes football, visit Utah blog Block U, plus Pac-12 blog Pacific Takes.

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2012 Oregon State Preview: Sugar Daddies And Margins For Error

Oregon State doesn't have the billionaire benefactor that its in-state rival does, but Mike Riley was able to patch together a lovely run of success regardless, that is until last year, when the wheels came flying off. Can the Beavers bounce back in one of the country's toughest divisions?

Related: Oregon State's complete 2012 statistical profile, including projected starters, year-to-year trends and rankings galore.

For more on Beavers football, visit Pac-12 blog Pacific Takes.

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2012 Arizona Football Preview: Fighting With Toothpicks

Under Mike Stoops, Arizona's glass ceiling was sturdy and unforgiving. Can Rich Rodriguez not only rebuild the Wildcats after an iffy season but raise the potential of the program as well? And if so, how long will it take?

Related: Arizona's complete 2012 statistical profile, including projected starters, year-to-year trends and rankings galore.

For more on Golden Bears football, visit Arizona blog Arizona Desert Swarm, plus Pac-12 blog Pacific Takes and SB Nation Arizona.

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2012 California Football Preview: The Comfort Of Your Own Bed

For the first time since 2006, Jeff Tedford's Cal Golden Bears actually improved last fall. With some exciting skill position players on offense and a load of former star recruits on defense, can they do it again in a Pac-12 North that is suddenly loaded?

Related: California's complete 2012 statistical profile, including projected starters, year-to-year trends and rankings galore.

For more on Golden Bears football, visit Cal blog California Golden Blogs, plus Pac-12 blog Pacific Takes and SB Nation Bay Area.

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2012 Arizona State Football Preview: Proactive Karma

Todd Graham took the Arizona State job under odd circumstances and didn't handle his move in the most professional manner, but he is a good coach who inherits personnel that should take well to his schemes. Can he maneuver around a tricky schedule and an iffy schedule to get ASU back to the postseason? (And who knew that karma worked in preemptive fashion?)

Related: Arizona State's complete 2012 statistical profile, including projected starters, year-to-year trends and rankings galore.

For more on ASU football, visit Arizona State blog House Of Sparky, plus Pac-12 blog Pacific Takes and SB Nation Arizona.

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2012 UCLA Football Preview: The 1-Year Waiting Period

Related: UCLA's complete 2012 statistical profile, including projected starters, year-to-year trends and rankings galore.

For more on Bruins football, visit UCLA blog Bruins Nation, plus Pac-12 blog Pacific Takes and SB Nation Los Angeles.

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2012 Washington Football Preview: Time For Another Step?

Related: Washington's complete 2012 statistical profile, including projected starters, year-to-year trends and rankings galore.

For more on Huskies football, visit Washington blog UW Dawg Pound, plus Pac-12 blog Pacific Takes and SB Nation Seattle.

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2012 Colorado Football Preview: Recovering Your Lost Soul

Related: Colorado's complete 2012 statistical profile, including projected starters, year-to-year trends and rankings galore.

For more on Buffs football, visit Colorado blog The Ralphie Report, plus Pac-12 blog Pacific Takes and SB Nation Denver.

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