We are now less then eight days away from the beginning the 2010 season. Coaches are naming starters, depth charts are being formed, and the entertainment of fall camp is nearing an end.
Here are 10 questions to keep you occupied, and your ego intact regarding the players, coaches, and teams entering the upcoming season.
Sure you can look up the answers and cheat, and if you don't the correct answers are given on following slide.
Which of these four returning college quarterbacks where sacked the most in 2009?
A. Jacory Harris, Miami
B. Jordan Jefferson, LSU
C. Kevin Riley, Cal
D. Stephen Garcia, South Carolina
Answer - Of these four players, Garcia was sacked the most at 37.
The national leader was Zac Dysert of Miami (Ohio) with 51.
Jefferson was sacked 34 times, Riley 30 times, and Harris 34.
Of these four quarterbacks who played as freshmen, which one threw for the most touchdowns during their freshman season?
A. Kellen Moore, Boise State
B. Jake Locker, Washington
C. Tyrod Taylor, Virginia Tech
D. Landry Jones, Oklahoma
Answer - Of these four quarterbacks, Jones had the best season as a freshman in 2009, throwing 26 touchdown passes.
As for the rest, Moore threw 25, Taylor threw 5, and Locker threw 14 touchdown passes.
Which of the four college football coaches have won a BCS or I-A national championship as a head coach during their career?
A. Butch Davis, North Carolina
B. Frank Beamer, Virginia Tech
C. Dennis Erickson, Arizona State
D. Jim O'Brien, North Carolina State
Answer - Dennis Erickson is the only head coach to win a national championship, taking home two titles with Miami in 1989 and 1991.
Beamer has reached a BCS title game in a defeat to Florida State.
Davis left Miami in 2000, just one year before Larry Coker took the Hurricanes to a BCS title.
O'Brien has failed to ever reach a BCS Championship game.
Which of these four major conference programs have not reached a BCS bowl game since the system was established in 1998?
B. Oregon State
Answer - California. The Golden Bears were snubbed from their best chance following the 2004 season.
The Boilermakers lost to Washington in the 2001 Rose Bowl.
Oregon State pounced on Notre Dame in the 2001 Fiesta Bowl, and Kansas defeated Virginia Tech in the 2007 Orange Bowl.
Which of these four college coaches do not have head coaching experience in the NFL?
A. June Jones, Southern Methodist
B. Mike Riley, Oregon State
C. Nick Saban, Alabama
D. Jim Harbaugh, Stanford
Answer - Jim Harbaugh. Harbaugh's only time in the NFL was as the quarterbacks coach in Oakland from 2002 until 2003.
Mike Riley served as the Chargers head coach from 1999 until 2001 when he returned to Corvallis.
Saban spent two years as the Dolphins head coach, before taking the head coaching position at Alabama.
Jones was the head coach in Atlanta from 1995 until 1996.
Which of the four college running backs scored the most rushing touchdowns in 2009?
A. Jacquizz Rodgers, Oregon State
B. Mark Ingram, Alabama
C. Dion Lewis, Pittsburgh
D. Lance Dunbar, North Texas
Answer - Beaver running back scored 21 touchdowns on the ground in 2009.
Former Stanford running back Toby Gerhart and Navy quarterback Ricky Dobbs tied for the national lead with 27 rushing touchdowns.
Ingram, Dunbar, and Lewis all finished with 17.
Which of these four college football offenses scored the least amount of points per game in 2009?
D. Washington State
Answer - The Cougars of the Pac-10 lead this list by only scoring an average of 12 points per game last season.
New Mexico State was the worst in the nation at 11.5 points per game.
Louisville averaged 18.1, Vanderbilt 16.2, and Army 15.3.
Which team led the nation in terms of overall penalties called during the 2009 season?
B. Texas Tech
C. Arizona State
Answer - While Oklahoma led the nation with 1,044 yards off penalties, the Red Raiders were called for 120 infractions during the 2009 season.
Oklahoma followed with 107, Arizona State with 111, and Georgia with 105.
Which of these four returning kickers, recorded the nations longest field of the 2009 season?
A. Carson Wiggs, Purdue
B. Kai Forbath, UCLA
C. Nate Whitaker, Stanford
D. Blair Walsh, Georgia
Answer - Only a 66.7% percent field goal kicker, Wiggs recorded the longest field of goal of 2009 at 59 yards.
Whitaker landed one from 54 yards, Forbath and Walsh both recorded longs of 53 yards.
Currently, who is the longest tenured head coach in the Pac-10?
A. Mike Riley, Oregon State
B. Mike Stoops, Arizona
C. Dennis Erickson, Arizona State
D. Jeff Tedford, California
Answer - Jeff Tedford of California who took the position in 2002.
Mike Riley returned to Corvallis in 2003, Stoops took over at Arizona in 2004, and Dennis Erickson became a Sun Devil in 2007.
If you scored ten of ten, you either cheated or you know way too much about the current state of college football.
If you scored around five or six correct, I am thinking you have a good balance of a social life and grasp of college football.
If you score two or less, you were probably watching baseball, hockey, or basketball during the 2009 season.