With the 2011 regular season already over, all college football fans can do is cherish the bowl games until the long-awaited 2012 season begins.
Throughout college football, there are many personalities, whether they are players, coaches, mascots or television personalities, that make the sport great.
Here is a look at 50 personalities college football cannot do without.
When you think about college football, it is hard not to think about Lee Corso and his role on College GameDay. People across the nation tune in on Saturday mornings to see what headgear the coach is going to sport.
Another member of the College GameDay crew is Kirk Herbstreit. Herbstreit not only helps out during the morning on ESPN but also heads up to the booth to help call the "Game of the Week."
Desmond Howard's personality has translated well from the field to the set. Howard is able to help fill out the GameDay crew and deliver player perspective.
The last piece of the College GameDay puzzle is Chris Fowler. Fowler is the host of the Saturday morning broadcast and also handles coverage for other ESPN events.
Slowly but surely, the role that Jenn Brown is playing with ESPN and college football is becoming larger and larger. While she has not yet reached the level of Erin Andrews, she is making her mark on Saturdays.
Speaking of Erin Andrews, she is college football's first lady. Andrews has become a staple of college football, and you will not hear fans asking for her removal anytime soon.
One of the most opinionated and fiery coaches in college football is Bo Pelini. Pelini took his sideline antics to the Big Ten Conference this year in hopes of getting Nebraska to the Big Ten championship game.
Since his explosion during a 2007 post-game interview, Mike Gundy has become known around the nation. Gundy is now hoping that the way his team played on the field in 2011 is why he will be noticed.
Last year, Dan Mullen put himself on the map when he led Mississippi State to a good year and made even more waves in the SEC by declaring that he would never lose to rival Ole Miss.
While he has followed through on the last promise so far, he will need to do better overall in 2012.
The Old Ball Coach is never at a loss for words and has captivated the college football world since his days at Florida. Spurrier continues to attract attention as the head coach of South Carolina.
Jimbo Fisher is the new leader of the Florida State Seminoles, and fans hope that he can be as successful as former head coach Bobby Bowden. Much like other coaches, Fisher can be emotional and is not afraid to show it.
"Beamer Ball" has been around at Virginia Tech for a while now, and Frank Beamer is one of the most recognizable coaches in the nation. He is another coach that is never afraid to let his opinion be heard.
Denard Robinson has caught the attention of the nation with his electric plays on the field. His scrambling ability has been seen on highlight reels across college football, and he has the charisma to match it.
Arguably one of the most recognizable coaches in the game is Nick Saban. Saban is known for always being in control of his emotions and being a tireless worker who can provide the media with a great quote from time to time.
Bob Stoops is vocal but does not go to the level of his brother, Mike Stoops. Bob Stoops does a good job controlling himself but is not afraid to make sure his opinion is heard when it is needed.
Bret Bielema does a nice job keeping people entertained from the sidelines. Bielema is easily excited and always wants the ear of an official.
After a great year, he will be leading Wisconsin to its second straight appearance in the Rose Bowl.
Love him or hate him, Lou Holtz is a part of college football. Holtz and Mark May can be seen going at it all through the season on ESPN.
Mack Brown is a larger-than-life icon in Texas and has only had one losing season with the Longhorns. He is an amazing recruiter and has been able to use his personality to bring in some of the top classes in the nation.
Much like Denard Robinson, Robert Griffin III has caught people's attention with his on-field play. While he is quiet off the field, he lets his performance on the field do all the talking.
With a Heisman to his credit, Griffin is more popular than ever.
After leading the Michigan Wolverines to a BCS bowl game in his first year at the helm, Brady Hoke has become larger than life to Michigan fans. He has Michigan fans wondering what he can do in his second year as head coach.
When dealing with Les Miles, you never know what you will get. The "Riverboat Gambler" has been known to make some questionable coaching calls but has seen them generally turn out for the best.
From play-calling to eating grass, Miles never fails to grab the nation's attention.
Russell Wilson became a huge part of the college football storyline this year when he transferred from NC State to Wisconsin. If not for a couple of "Hail Mary" plays, the Badgers and Wilson may have made it to the national title game.
Rick Neuheisel came to UCLA and put on the persona of being a larger-than-life character. His promises of bringing the UCLA Bruins back to prominence have gone unfulfilled, and Neuheisel has seen his career at UCLA come to an end as a result.
However, the Bruins likely will not be the last stop in his coaching career.
Speaking of being down to one's last year, Mark Richt found himself in that very position this year.
After pulling off 10 straight wins, however, talk of firing him has gone away, and things are more positive around the program.
No matter where he is, Lane Kiffin always seems to find himself at the center of drama. From the way that he left Tennessee to the comments he has made at USC, Kiffin is always part of a college football storyline.
It isn't just his offense that gets the attention of the nation; it's also his interaction with the media. Chip Kelly is becoming well known for his quick response and wit with the media, but more importantly, he is becoming known for consistently winning.
Despite not being directly involved with a team in 2011, Jim Tressel is still one of the bigger personalities around the game. Throughout the year, people continued to discuss what happened at Ohio State, and until that investigation ends, Tressel will continue to be mentioned.
It was only a matter of time before Urban Meyer was back on a college football sideline, and that is where he will be with Ohio State.
After a down year, the Buckeyes have brought Meyer home in hopes of getting things turned around.
The first mascot on the list is the Duck, the mascot of the University of Oregon Ducks. With the rise in success that Oregon experienced last year, the Duck received a ton of airtime from ESPN and became one of the most well-known mascots in the nation.
Rod Gilmore pulls double duty on ESPN. During the week, Gilmore can be found helping out on College Football Live. Throughout the fall, he will be covering games.
Chris Spielman is mostly known for his on-field toughness but has transitioned into the booth nicely. Spielman will often be found covering Big Ten games for ESPN.
Another personality that can be found on ESPN is Jesse Palmer. Palmer works on the College Football Live set and also works games during the fall.
Aside from college football, Palmer was the main focus of the ABC show The Bachelor in 2004.
Another member of the ESPN crew is Mark May. May does the majority of his work during the fall on ESPN's College Football Final. Oftentimes you will find May and Lou Holtz going toe-to-toe.
Rounding out the College Football Final crew is Rece Davis. Davis is the host not only of this show but also College GameDay's basketball show.
Brad Nessler is all over the place with ESPN and does a great job with college football. You can often see him covering some of the bigger college football matchups.
Since 1973, Brent Musburger has been calling various sporting events, and he works for ESPN now. Musburger is one of sports' classic voices and currently covers Saturday Night Football for ESPN.
Chris Petersen has allowed his play-calling to do a lot of his talking. Throughout his tenure at Boise State, Petersen has never been afraid to take a chance and go for the big play.
After spending a year with the Florida Gators as the offensive coordinator, Charlie Weis is moving on to Kansas as the replacement for Turner Gill as head coach.
The time that Weis has spent in college football has always been interesting, so fans cannot wait to see what happens in Kansas.
Brian Kelly was noticed in 2011 not for his team's performance on the field, but rather for his reactions on the sideline. While Mike Stoops may be out of a head coaching job, Kelly appears to be filling his role as the coach most likely to make fireworks on the sideline.
Chief Osceola does a good job of encompassing the personality of the Florida State program. Chief Osceola coming out to the field and planting his spear into the home turf is an outstanding college football sight.
Steve Sarkisian made the move from USC to Washington and has brought his personality with him. Sarkisian is never shy around the media and is hoping to bring Washington back to respectability.
Verne Lundquist has become the voice of the SEC, as he helps cover college football games for CBS. Lundquist has been covering games since 1967 and does not appear to be slowing down anytime soon.
Gary Danielson is the other half of the CBS duo that covers SEC football for CBS. The difference with Danielson is he does not hide his feelings about how good he thinks the SEC is, which can be hard to listen to at times.
Todd Blackledge is another member of the ESPN family. Blackledge helps cover games and also is known for his piece called "Taste of the Town," where he goes and eats at campus hot spots across the nation.
When you are the head coach at Miami, even if you do not have a good personality, it is time to fake one. Al Golden had an average season in 2011, and the fanbase will expect more in 2012.
Will Muschamp took over at Florida this year and had an average season at best. The bar has been set high by Urban Meyer, so Muschamp has his work cut out for him.
The engine that makes the Nebraska offense go is Taylor Martinez. Martinez made highlight reels around the nation in 2010 and 2011 and will try to help Nebraska have a more successful season in the Big Ten in 2012.
Brutus is another one of the great mascots in the nation and is part of one of the best programs in the country. He is another mascot that is seen often in commercials and is a part of college football.
Gary Patterson has been at TCU for a while now and has helped that program make huge strides. Patterson has an unquestioned passion for the game and has truly elevated the TCU program.
Can we ever mention Erin Andrews too much?