2011 College Football -- Preview Of Independents
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2011 College Football -- Preview Of Independents

South Bend : IN : USA | Aug 29, 2011 at 10:35 PM PDT
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With BYU becoming an independent in football this season, there are now four college football teams that choose to not be aligned with a conference. Let's see how they seasons will fare.

1. Notre Dame Fighting Irish. It's possible that Notre Dame could return into the BCS picture for the first time since 2006. Most of the players return from an 8-4 team that was inexperienced. This season, they will be able to take the next step if they win their first three games against South Florida, Michigan, and Michigan State. There may be a QB controversy as Dayne Crist won the starting position over Tommy Rees even though the offense was way more effective at the end of the season when Crist was injured. ND should win despite of their coach, Brian Kelly. If you work on ND's student media crew, then do not risk your life taping their practices. Also, if the school hired a chauffeur for WR Michael Floyd, then the Fighting Irish should be OK. Due to Notre Dame's defense being completely stacked, they should win at least nine games.

2. BYU Cougars. BYU becomes an independent after signing a blockbuster TV deal with ESPN ensuring that a majority of their games will be aired live on one of their channels. QB Jake Heaps should lead the team to an 8-4 season even though Mormonism still sucks.

3. Army Black Knights. Army returned to a bowl last season after going 7-6 for the first winning season in quite a while. However, a slow start could damage their season since their first three games are against NIU, San Diego State, and Northwestern. If they lose all of those games, then reaching .500 will be difficult. That doesn't matter because I still appreciate those at Army for being willing to put their lives on the line for the sake of the country.

4. Navy Midshipmen. Last year's QB Ricky Dobbs, who set multiple records at Navy, has graduated. That means that Navy won't be real good this season. That's OK because I appreciate those who have enrolled at the Naval Academy for putting their lives at risk for the sake of the country.

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