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    Forecasting the 2012 college football season

    It is the silly season of making predictions about what is going to happen in the new college football season. So let’s make some guesses:

    Heisman Trophy

    1. Matt Barkley, QB, USC

    2. Landry Jones, QB, Oklahoma

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    3. Denard Robinson, QB, Michigan

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    4. Geno Smith, QB, West Virginia

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    Must-See Games

    1. Sept. 1 Alabama vs. Michigan (at Arlington, Texas)

    2. Nov. 3. Alabama at LSU

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    3. Nov. 3 Oregon at USC

    4. Oct. 27 Michigan State at Wisconsin

    5. Sept. 22 Clemson at Florida State

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    BCS Match-ups

    BCS title game in Miami

    USC vs. LSU

    Sugar Bowl

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    Alabama vs. West Virginia

    Fiesta Bowl

    Oklahoma vs. Michigan State

    Rose Bowl

    Oregon vs. Michigan

    Orange Bowl

    Florida State vs. Louisville

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    Best of the Best

    QB--Matt Barkley, USC

    RB--Montee Ball, Wisconsin

    WR--Robert Woods, USC

    TE--Tyler Eifert

    OL--Alex Hurst, LSU

    DL Sam Montgomery, LSU

    OLB--Manti Te’o, ND

    ILB--Jarvis Jones, Georgia

    S--T.J. McDonald, USC

    K--Dustin Hopkins,FSU

    P-Brad Wing, LSU

    All Purpose--De’Anthony Thomas, Oregon

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    Freshman Pheonoms

    1. Dorial Green-Bedkham, WR, Missouri

    2. Kyle Prater, WR, Northwestern

    3. Trey Metoyer, WR, Oklahoma

    4. Duke Johnson, RB, Miami

    5. Darius Hamilton, DL, Rutgers

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    Old Faces, New Places

    Ohio State--Urban Meyer

    Arizona--Rich Rodriguez

    Washington State--Mike Leach

    UCLA--Jim Mora Jr.

    Arkansas--John L. Smith