Big-name coaches could ride off into the sunset in 2009

Updated: January 5, 2009, 2:50 PM ET
By Mark Schlabach | ESPN.com

I learned long ago that most readers don't forget many of your predictions.

My 2008 college football preseason poll debuted Jan. 8, the day after LSU beat Ohio State 38-24 in the BCS Championship Game in the Louisiana Superdome.

Georgia was my preseason No. 1 for 2008.

Obviously, I was wrong.

The Bulldogs were undone by injuries, poor defense and a lack of discipline.

But Oklahoma was my choice at No. 2. And Florida was No. 3.

Of course, the ...

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