It is time to get this thread going. This is the time of year that all of us college football fanatics want kickoff tomorrow, but we have to wait the 40 or so days until that happens. I am eagerly awaiting the usual suspects and their opinions.
As for the coming year, we have;
SEC - the league is trying for an unprecendented fifth consecutive national title. Bama and Florida are the only two teams with the roster to do this. In fact, Saban is now a "diety" in the state of Alabama. We also have a problem with agents which could extend past the SEC. Bobby Johnson resigned unexpectedly from Vandy last week. We have one coach firmly on the hot seat, and that is Les Miles of LSU (easily the dumbest coach to win a national title). To a lesser extent, Mark Richt of Georgia is beginning to hear grumbles.
In the ACC, past powers FSU and Miami are talking returning to the top. Due to rosters, I see both teams having very good years, but not ready to be BCS title contenders. Each have a big early season test, with Miami playing at Ohio St. and FSU playing Oklahoma. Va. Tech and Ga. Tech will figure in the ACC race.
On the national scene, I am hearing OU, Texas and Ohio State as contenders. Iowa is also highly regarded this year. Brian Kelly takes over at Notre Dame. Of course, everyone has Boise State running the table and TCU should be good as well.
I cannot wait. Let's get this thing going!