College Football 2011: Big 12 Players Poised for a Breakout Season

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College Football 2011: Big 12 Players Poised for a Breakout Season
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Every year, every college football team has a new contributor that was not there the previous season.

This void is usually the result of players leaving via graduation or the NFL draft.

Other times the coaching staff makes a decision to move a player to a new position or the player is simply the best option.

Regardless of the reason, player turnover is an unavoidable aspect of the college game. Student-athletes only get four years of eligibility, so it makes sustaining a winning program a little harder. Luckily, it makes up for it by exponentially increasing the opportunities for players trying to find their niche.

A breakout player is one that takes that new opportunity given to him and makes the most out of it.

Who will be this year's Justin Blackmon?

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