2012 College Football Season Preview: Conference USA Is In The Books

DALLAS, TX - DECEMBER 30: Curnelius Arnick #32 and Kevin Fitzpatrick #47 of the Tulsa Golden Hurricane run on the field before a game against the Brigham Young Cougars during the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl at Gerald J. Ford Stadium on December 30, 2011 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

We wrapped up another conference in the never-ending 2012 season preview series yesterday: Conference USA. With last year's best teams (Southern Miss and Houston) replacing both coaches and key personnel, last year's disappointment (UCF) returning just about everybody, and most of the bottom teams changing head coaches, there should be all sorts of transition to be found this fall ... which makes considering the off-the-field transition the conference is currently experiencing. Give me UCF and Tulsa in the conference title game, and a year after I predicted UCF to disappoint, I'll take the Knights to win the title.

Team 2012 Preview Stat Profile
Central Florida Knights X X
East Carolina Pirates X X
Houston Cougars X X
Marshall Thundering Herd X X
Memphis Tigers X X
Rice Owls X X
SMU Mustangs X X
Southern Miss Golden Eagles X X
Tulane Green Wave X X
Tulsa Golden Hurricane X X
UAB Blazers X X
UTEP Miners X X

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