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2012 Team Profiles: Time To Set The Template

The template for 2012 Football Study Hall team profiles.

2011 MAC Summary

Previews and predictions for the 2011 MAC football season.

2011 Big Ten Conference Summary

Previews and predictions for the 2011 Big Ten football season.

2011 ACC Conference Summary

Previews and predictions for the 2011 ACC college football season.

2011 Season Preview: The Hawaii Warriors And Identity

A look at the 2011 Hawaii Warriors football team. Quarterback Bryant Moniz and an unknown supporting cast will attempt to bring UH a WAC title before heading to the Mountain West.

Pac-12 Conference Summary

Previews and predictions for the Pac-12 college football season. Predicted conference title game matchup: Stanford vs Utah.

2011 Season Preview: The San Diego State Aztecs And A Pretty Damn Good Year

A look at the 2011 San Diego State football team. The Aztecs have an improving defense and star power in Ronnie Hillman and Ryan Lindley on offense. Can they overcome two glaring holes (receiver, defensive line) to make back-to-back bowl appearances for the first time?

2011 Season Preview: Extreme Youth Movements And The San Jose State Spartans

A look at the 2011 San Jose State Spartans. Injuries in 2010 have led to strong depth this fall.

The SEC's Power Trends (Fun Stat Nerd Tidbit: Florida)

A look at the historical performance trends of SEC football teams.

Consistency, Thy Name Is Brutus (Fun Stat Nerd Tidbit: Ohio State)

A further look at the Football Outsiders measure Adj. Points.

That Conference Sure Can _____ (Fun Stat Nerd Tidbit: Oklahoma)

A look at the college football conferences that were best at offense, defense, rushing and passing.

Bowl Game Dominance (Fun Stat Nerd Tidbit: Alabama)

A look at the most dominant bowl performances of the last six years. Tops on the list: Alabama's whipping of Michigan State in 2010 and LSU's pasting of Miami in 2005.

2011 Season Preview: The Fresno State Bulldogs And The Art Of Playing Hard To Get

A look at the 2011 Fresno State Bulldogs football team. FSU is always one of the more athletic mid-major teams, but breakdowns have held them back.

The Original Forgotten Four (Fun Stat Nerd Tidbit: TCU)

A look at how the SWC's forgotten four -- TCU, SMU, Houston and Rice -- have fared since losing their major conference meal ticket.

When Blue-Chippers Don't Play Like Blue-Chippers (Fun Stat Nerd Tidbit: USC)

A look at the top teams in terms of college football recruiting, and how they have performed on the field.

When AP and F/+ Disagree (Fun Stat Nerd Tidbit: Oregon)

A look at the differences between the AP Top 5 and Football Outsiders' F/+ rankings.

2011 Season Preview: Smaller, Better Jobs And The UNLV Rebels

A look at the 2011 UNLV Rebels football team. Bobby Hauck heads into his second season as head coach with a very young team that will probably improve, but only so much.

The Quarterbacks Of 2007 (Fun Stat Nerd Tidbit: Virginia Tech)

A look at Rivals' top quarterbacks from the 2007 recruiting class and how they performed in college.

The Nevada Wolf Pack And Why So Glum?

A look at the 2011 Nevada Wolf Pack football team. A lot of 2010's successful team has left, but with a weaker WAC on the schedule, UNR should succeed once again.

Ranking Defensive Lines (Fun Stat Nerd Tidbit: Boise State)

A look at college football's best defensive lines.

Ranking Offensive Lines (Fun Stat Nerd Tidbit: LSU)

A look at college football's best offensive lines.

McCoy The Magician (Fun Stat Nerd Tidbit: Texas)

A look at college football offenses that actually perform better on passing downs than standard downs.

The Holgorsen Effect (Fun Stat Nerd Tidbit: West Virginia)

A look at the average performance of Dana Holgorsen's recent offenses.

The Utah State Aggies And The Duke Of The WAC

A look at the 2011 Utah State Aggies football team. Thanks to injuries, coach Gary Anderson has more depth to work with than he has in recent years.

2011 Football Preview: The Idaho Vandals And America's Underdog

A look at the 2011 Idaho Vandals football team. Idaho is aggressive and active, but can they bounce back after falling to 6-7 last year?

Those Awesome Close Games (Fun Stat Nerd Tidbit: Auburn)

A look at how college football teams tend to do the season after winning seven or more close games in a season.

Those Damned Close Games (Fun Stat Nerd Tidbit: Clemson)

A look at the nation's best college football teams and their recent records in close games.

The 45-Minute Men (Fun Stat Nerd Tidbit: Georgia)

Looking at college football teams that were particularly poor in the fourth quarter.

The Wyoming Cowboys And The Need For Three Years

A look at the 2011 Wyoming Cowboys football team. Running back Alvester Alexander is a potential stud, but third-year coach Dave Christensen still probably needs more pieces.

Steve Trachsel And The Air Force Falcons

A look at the 2011 Air Force Falcons football team. Quarterback Tim Jefferson is the face of a program that has surged in odd-numbered years recently and has an opportunity to move up in the Mountain West pecking order.

After The Defensive Surge (Fun Stat Nerd Tidbit: Missouri)

A look at what happens the year after a college football defense improves significantly.

Depth Of Explosive Weapons (Fun Stat Nerd Tidbit: Arkansas)

A look at the college football teams with the greatest number of explosive receivers.