What will the 2011 college football season have in store for us? Only a few weeks remain until the start of one of the most anticipated seasons in recent memory. The storylines of the 2011 season promise to be intriguing. Here are a few of them.
First, will the new national powerhouse Boise St. Broncos finally break through and earn a spot in the BCS National Championship Game? Can senior Kellen Moore guide Boise St. to a season opening win at Georgia and finish the 2011 campaign undefeated? The odds are that the Broncos will have to keep waiting for their chance to win it all.
Second, how will traditional power Ohio St. fare amid scandal and the firing of head coach Jim Tressel? Terrell Pryor is gone, and the program seems to be set up for a very disappointing 2011 campaign. Do all the signs mean that Ohio St. will fall from grace? The answer is ‘yes’, expect for Ohio St. to have a very disappointing season.
Third, will Michigan and Notre Dame return to the elite level of college football? Has Brian Kelly righted the ship in South Bend? How about the Wolverines? The prediction here is that both the Irish and Wolverines will once again post double digit wins and finish 2011 ranked in the top 15, but a national title for either is doubtful.
Fourth, who will end up being the big dogin the PAC-12? Now that USC is on probation, will Oregon, Stanford, or even Utah slide through the newly expanded conference and earn a spot in the BCS title game? Most likely, no team will finish ranked in the top four from the PAC.
College football in 2011, as always will have us glued to the edge of our seats. What are your predictions for the upcoming season? How will your team fare?