Todd Graham, ASU head football coach
A sword-waving Curtis McNeal stands and leads the cheers in Eugene, Ore., after USC defeated Oregon 38-35 in a matchup of two of the Pac-12's top teams last season.
Andrew Hendrix is battling for Notre Dame's starting spot at quarterback. He was a change-of-pace backup last season with the ability to break out of the pocket and take off.
New Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez missed this: interacting on the practice field with players like Greg Nwoko, who shared a chest bump at Fort Huachuca this month.
Heisman Trophy candidate Landry Jones has thrown 93 touchdown passes in his first three years at Oklahoma and is back to lead the Sooners as a senior.
Pat Nugent thinks this season is huge for Pima College - and he's hoping a new look will help.
In his fourth season, Pima coach Pat Nugent will field a deeper team. "If we don't go out and win six or seven games, it's going to be disappointing," he said.
Boise State will count on backs like redshirt freshman Jay Ajayi, scoring in a recent scrimmage, and others to make up for the departure of Doug Martin, who rushed for 100 yards per game in 2011.
Rich Rodriguez's contribution to modern football started with a question viewed through the mind of a longtime defensive player and coach: What's the toughest offense to cover?
Arizona defensive coordinator Jeff Casteel will attempt to re-energize a defense that gave up the second-most passing yards per game among all Division I FBS teams in 2011.
Rich Rodriguez was coaching at tiny Glenville (W.Va.) State College 20 years ago when he received a lesson about college football from one of the sport's greats.
A lot has changed at Northern Arizona University in the last 12 months.
In three years in Eugene, Oregon coach Chip Kelly has won 34 of his 40 games.
Oregon fans and their duck mascot have done a lot of celebrating in recent years, here after a 48-29 home win over the Arizona Wildcats in 2010. The Ducks are 34-6 over the last three seasons.
Entering as the ACC favorites for the second straight year, the Florida State Seminoles plan on doing more than talking a good game. "I think we're ready to do it," coach Jimbo Fisher says.
New UA coach Rich Rodriguez could eventually challenge the winning percentages of former Arizona coaches Dick Tomey (.595) and Larry Smith (.627).
Arizona State football players can no longer wear earrings, headphones or baseball caps inside the Carson Student-Athlete Center.