2011 Offseason: Ranking The Impact Of BCS Programs Under Second Year Coaches

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2011 Offseason: Ranking The Impact Of BCS Programs Under Second Year Coaches
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There has been a recent trend occurring in collegiate football. Since the inception of the BCS system, there have been numerous football programs that achieved incredible success in only the second year within a coach's tenure. Bob Stoops (Oklahoma), Jim Tressel (Ohio State), Urban Meyer (Florida) and most recently Gene Chizik (Auburn) have even led their respective teams to a BCS National Championship in their second year.

There were many noteworthy hires in the last off-season, so now it is time to analyze and predict the impact of 11 BCS programs with coaches to enter the second year at their respective program. To determine the ranking of "impact" a program will have for next year, one must look at the production of each program's first year, offensively and defensively, their 2011-2012 schedule and other observations (key 2011 recruits, staff, etc.).

This is only a preseason ranking that pertains to the possible impact of these 11 BCS programs. The predictions could be accurate or utterly false. This is just an assessment of what might occur for these programs in the 2011-2012 football season.

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