College Football Preview: 10 Surprise Teams for 2009

Jon CavanaughContributor IAugust 26, 2009

College Football Preview: 10 Surprise Teams for 2009

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    MIAMI - JANUARY 08:  The Florida Gators celebrate after defeating the Oklahoma Sooners in the FedEx BCS National Championship Game at Dolphin Stadium on January 8, 2009 in Miami, Florida. The Gators won the game by a score of 24-14.  (Photo by Donald Mira

Georgia Bulldogs

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    ATHENS, GA - NOVEMBER 29:  Georgia Bulldogs mascots Hairy Dawg (R) and UGA VII pose together for photos before the game against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Sanford Stadium on November 29, 2008 in Athens, Georgia.  The Yellow Jackets defeated the Bu

Penn State Nittany Lions

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    STATE COLLEGE, PA - SEPTEMBER 06:  Quarterback Daryll Clark #17 of the Penn State Nittany Lions during play against the Oregon State Beavers at Beaver Stadium on September 6, 2008 in State College, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

South Florida Bulls

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    TAMPA, FL - OCTOBER 2:  Quarterback Matt Grothe #8 of the University of South Florida Bulls sets to pass against the Pittsburgh Panthers at Raymond James Stadium on October 2, 2008 in Tampa, Florida.  (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Rutgers Scarlet Knights

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    PISCATAWAY, NJ - DECEMBER 04:  Kenny Britt #88 of the Rutgers Scarlet Knights celebrates victory over the Louisville Cardinals at Rutgers Stadium on December 4, 2008 in Piscataway, New Jersey.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Illinois Fighting Illini

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    CHAMPAIGN, IL - OCTOBER 06:  Juice Williams #7 of the Illinois Fighting Illini celebrates scoring a touchdown with teammate Arrelious Benn #9 against the Wisconsin Badgers October 6, 2007 at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Illinois.  (Photo by Matthew Stoc

Nevada Wolf Pack

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    COLUMBIA, MO - SEPTEMBER 13:  Quarterback Colin Kaepernick #10 of the Nevada Wolf Pack rolls out during the first half of the game against the Missouri Tigers on September 13, 2008 at Memorial Stadium in Columbia, Missouri.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty I

TCU Horned Frogs

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    FORT WORTH, TX -SEPTEMBER 28:  Head coach Gary Patterson of the Texas Christian University Horned Frogs talks to his team during halftime against the Brigham Young University Cougars at Amon G. Carter Stadium on September 28, 2006 in Fort Worth, Texas.  (

BYU Cougars

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    PASADENA, CA - SEPTEMBER 8: Quarterback Max Hall #15 of the BYU Cougars throws a pass against the UCLA Bruins on September 8, 2007 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. UCLA won 27-17. (Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Houston Cougars

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    HOUSTON - NOVEMBER 17: Case Keenum #7 of the Houston Cougars runs the ball against the Marshall Thundering Herd at Robertson Stadium November 17, 2007 in Houston, Texas. Houston won 35-28. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Kansas Jayhawks

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    KANSAS CITY, MO - NOVEMBER 29:  Quarterback Todd Reesing #5 of the Kansas Jayhawks passes during the second half of the game against the Missouri Tigers on November 29, 2008 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Imag