The 2010 college football season saw powerhouses such as USC, Texas and Georgia struggle for much of the season.
On the other hand, upstart programs at Stanford and TCU were competing for a shot at the national title.
With all of the twists and turns the 2010 college football soap opera provided, some normalcy should return in the 2011 season.
Traditional programs, though, can’t be kept down for long. Through great recruiting, player development, and coaching changes, these teams will bounce back and rejoin the nation’s elite.
Take Nebraska for example.
The Bill Callahan-era was a dark time for the Cornhuskers. But with the hiring of Bo Pelini, great recruiting and a return to traditional Nebraska football, they are back among the nation’s elite.
Here are 10 teams that will be drastically better in 2011.