A year ago the Pac-10 became the Pac-12. It was a significant change for the conference. For the 2012 season, there were more changes in the naming of four new head coaches, all with interesting back stories.
With all the new coaches in the conference, it is hard to know exactly what will happen. Who will have immediate success, and who will struggle to rebuild?
Over the last few seasons, the Pac-10 and Pac-12 have had trouble filling all their bowl spots. Part of that is because of the postseason ban that USC had. That is over now, and the Trojans will be eligible again. They look strong, so I have to say sorry to the middle-tier teams—your bowl status just went down a notch.
I fully expect the Pac-12 to have no trouble filling all their bowl spots in 2012.