We are officially less than one week away from the start of the three-month long party known as college football's regular season.
Players are practicing for it. Coaches are agonizing over it. Fans can literally feel it.
The next week will be as good as it gets for many football programs. The time when hope springs eternal; the time for hype; the time when anyone of the top 15 teams generally "has a shot" to be special is right now. Once the teams step foot on the field, however, those hopes, dreams, and wishes could be completely dashed in a matter of one Saturday afternoon.
The media feeds into those expectations by putting these preseason previews together. Many times they never pan out. Every once in a while, though, we strike gold and end up looking like we actually know what we're talking about.
Hopefully, you'll have a much better idea about your team after these next few slides.