Show and Excel: 10 College Football Programs With Something To Prove in 2009

Phil Harrison@@PhilHarrisonCFNCorrespondent IAugust 30, 2009

Show and Excel: 10 College Football Programs With Something To Prove in 2009

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    EVANSTON, IL - NOVEMBER 11:  The Ohio State Buckeyes take the field prior to the start of a game against the Northwestern Wildcats on November 11, 2006 at Ryan Field in Evanston, Illinois. Ohio State defeated Northwestern 54-10.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel

The USC Trojans

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    PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 1:  Christian Tupou #44 of the USC Trojans and Fili Moala #75 look on against the Penn State Nittany Lions on January 1, 2009 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.  USC won 38-24.  (Photo by Jeff Golden/Getty Images)

The Miami Hurricaines

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    CORAL GABLES, FL - OCTOBER 13:  Running back Graig Cooper #2 of the Miami Hurricanes looks to get around defensive end Michael Johnson #93 of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets as he picks up a block from Andrew Bain #72 at the Orange Bowl on October 13, 200

The Alabama Crimson Tide

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    NEW ORLEANS - JANUARY 02:  Wide receiver Julio Jones #8 of the Alabama Crimson Tide looks to make a move on Sean Smith #4 of the Utah Utes after making a catch in the second quarter during the 75th Allstate Sugar Bowl at the Louisiana Superdome on January

The West Virginia Mountaineers

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    BOULDER, CO - SEPTEMBER 18:  Quarterback Pat White #5 of the West Virginia Mountaineers along with Will Johnson #6 and Noel Devine #7 line up in the back field against the Colorado Buffaloes at Folsom Field on September 18, 2008 in Boulder, Colorado. Colo

The Oklahoma Sooners

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    MIAMI - JANUARY 08:  Jermaine Gresham #18 of the Oklahoma Sooners carries the ball against Major Wright #21 of the Florida Gators during the FedEx BCS National Championship Game at Dolphin Stadium on January 8, 2009 in Miami, Florida.  (Photo by Donald Mi

The Texas Longhorns

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    AUSTIN, TX - NOVEMBER 27:  Quarterback Colt McCoy #12 of the Texas Longhorns celebrates a touchdown to teammate wide receiver Quan Cosby #6 against the Texas A&M Aggies in the final minute of the second quarter at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium No

The Boise State Broncos

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    BOISE, ID - NOVEMBER 28:  Ian Johnson #41 of the Boise State Broncos dives over a Fresno State Bulldog during their game on November 28, 2008 at Bronco Stadium in Boise, Idaho.  (Photo by Otto Kitsinger III/Getty Images)

The Michigan Wolverines

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    ANN ARBOR, MI - OCTOBER 25: Head coach Rich Rodriguez of the Michigan Wolverines talks with Steven Threet #10 while playing the Michigan State Spartans on October 25, 2008 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish

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    LOS ANGELES - NOVEMBER 29:  Head coach Charlie Weis of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish looks on from the sideline against the USC Trojans on November 29, 2008 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California.  USC won 38-3.  (Photo by Jeff Go

The Ohio State Buckeyes

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    22 Sep 2001:  A close up of a fan of the Ohio State Buckeyes as he watches during the game against the Califonia Los Angeles (UCLA) Bruins at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. The Bruins defeated the Buckeyes 13-6.Mandatory Credit: Donald Miralle  /A
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