Kickoff Classic

Herbie Awards
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The eighth annual Herbie Awards has something for everyone.
The start of the regular season is just days away, and what better way to kick it off than with the Herbie Awards? Kirk Herbstreit

Must Read

Campaign '08

The traditional transition of power occurs in January. But now is the time to analyze the candidates and major issues. Let the '08 season debate begin. Ivan Maisel
Schlabach: Hot and not | Podcast

Georgia

There are lofty expectations in both the SEC (Georgia) and ACC (Clemson) this year.
Maisel: Bulldogs | Schlabach: Tigers
SEC: South Carolina ready | Predictions
ACC: Wake's potential | Hokies' questions

Oklahoma/Ohio State

Despite sustained success, Ohio State's bowl flops ignited criticism and became a BCS punch line. Fair or not, only a BCS win will give OSU the last laugh. Mark Schlabach
Edwards: Voters tired of OSU? | Parity?

Auburn

Say so long to the huddle. College football is emulating life's rapid pace. Thanks to the spread, the tempo that offenses move at has never been quicker. Ivan Maisel
Maisel: Slow down | Nation's fastest

SEC coaches

These days, the SEC's alpha-male coaching colony is as good as it gets. Pat Forde
Forde: SEC's worst coach? | SN: Rank 'em
Schlabach: National alphas | '08 hot seat
Maisel: Black coach progress? | Podcast

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BLUE RIBBON PREVIEW

Looking for a preview of the Division I-A teams? Blue Ribbon is the source. Get the outlook for all the teams from the ACC to the WAC, conference predictions, all-conference teams and player awards. Blue Ribbon Index

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