It Could Happen: 17 Bold Predictions for College Football 2010

David HedlindAnalyst IIAugust 30, 2010

PISCATAWAY, NJ - OCTOBER 18:  Head coach Randy Edsall of the Connecticut Huskies talks with Zach Frazer #10 during a timeout against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at Rutgers Stadium on October 18, 2008 in Piscataway, New Jersey. Rutgers defeated Connecticut 12-10.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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This will be a third year in a row that I have done some Bold Predictions. In the past two, I am barely breaking even, if that. I may be a little too bold in my predictions, but what fun are easy safe predictions?

With that, here are my 2010 Bold Predictions:

1. A coach with a National Championship under his belt will be fired.

2. Even losing a 1,000 yard back, Nevada will lead the country in rushing.

3. A one loss team from the non-autoqualifiers will make a BCS bowl.

4. Oregon will increase their offensive production not despite of losing Masoli, but rather because of losing him.

5. Western Kentucky will not finish in last place of the Sun Belt.

6. Two players from non-autoqualifying conferences will be invited to New York for the Heisman.

7. Two players playing in the state of Oregon will also be there.

8. Fulmer or Leach will be back in coaching (have to wait till the offseason to see it).

9. Norm Chow will be named head coach somewhere.

10. Army goes bowling for the first time in over a decade.

11. Eastern Michigan goes 0-12 for a second year in a row.

12. Randy Edsall will complete the best year Connecticut has ever seen with a BCS bowl birth. He will turn down a few jobs some would consider a move up, and stay at UConn.

13. Al Golden will be the hottest coach named for every and any opening that comes up.

14. Sack leaders: Von Miller TA&M, Adrian Robinson Temple, Kenny Rowe Oregon.

15. The SEC and Pac 10 will lead with eight 1,000 yard rushers each.

16. Case Keenum will become the new career passing record holder as well as the single season passing record holder.

17. The National Championship game will still be played even though there will not be an SEC team in it.