7 College Football Programs That Already Need to Lower Expectations for 2012

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7 College Football Programs That Already Need to Lower Expectations for 2012
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The Michigan Wolverines were one of the most unexpected success stories in 2011, but can they repeat it in 2012?

College football always has some one-year wonders; teams will surprise fans one year by winning a lot of games when they were supposed to be a mediocre team squad only to follow it up with a subpar year the next season.

2012 will be no different with key players departing from numerous top teams around the country. Four teams that made BCS games this season may not win more than nine games this fall of 2012.

Many of the teams on this slideshow will struggle because they either have to replace too many key players, they have a much more difficult schedule coming up than they did in 2011 or they simply overachieved last season and expectations have risen too high.

A fair number of the teams you will see on this list are probably not very surprising, but their appearances on the slideshow will undoubtedly spark some heated debates among respective fanbases. Enjoy! 

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