College Football Editors:
Digest of college football preview stories for the weekends of Aug. 9-10 and Aug. 16-17. Questions should be directed to John Affleck or Ralph D. Russo (212) 621-1630. For repeats, call the service desk: 1-800-838-4616.
Conference previews will move as follows:
Monday, Aug. 4 - Big Ten/MAC. Moved
Tuesday, Aug. 5 - SEC/Sun Belt. Moved
Wednesday, Aug. 6 - Pac-10/C-USA. Moved
Thursday, Aug. 7 - ACC/Big East.
Friday, Aug. 8 - MAC/MWC/Big 12.
Monday, Aug. 11 - Notre Dame.
The AP Preseason Top 25 will be released Aug. 16 at noon.
MOVING IN ADVANCE FOR WEEKEND OF AUG. 9-10:
FBC--COLLEGE FB OVERVIEW
arterbacks in the Big 12. By AP College Football Writer Ralph D. Russo.
-FBC--Six Packs-Most Intriguing Games. By Rick Freeman.
-FBC--Six Packs-6 Questions. By College Football Writer Ralph D. Russo.
FBC--MICHIGAN'S NEW MAN.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Rich Rodriguez's office door and is wide open all day at Michigan after his closet was emptied out in a messy divorce from West Virginia. The $4 million buyout, which has finally been taken care of, distorted and dominated everything else known about a revolutionary coach, whose spread offense has helped him climb a career ladder all the way to college football's winningest program. By Larry Lage. AP Photos.
- FBC--Rodriguez Bio Box.
- FBC--West Va-Beyond Coach Rod.
- FBC--Coaching Changes Glance.
UNDATED - Last college football season was full of unexpected contenders, from Kansas to Illinois to - at least for a moment - South Florida. Which teams have a chance to surprise this year? Here are a few possibilities, and how to spot others. By College Football Writer Ralph D. Russo
- FBC--Six Packs-Destined to Disappoint. By College Football Writer Ralph D. Russo.
BATON ROUGE, La. - The defending national champions are loaded again. LSU's offensive and defensive lines are among the best in the country. They have plenty of talented playmakers all over the field. Really, the Tigers have just one obvious hole. But, oh boy, it's big one. Ryan Perrilloux's dismissal in the offseason leaves LSU without an experienced quarterback to run the team. By Brett Martel. AP Photos.
- FBC--Six Packs-Potential Flaws. By Rick Freeman
MOVING IN ADVANCE FOR WEEKEND OF AUG. 16-17
- NEW YORK - FBC--Southern Dominance. By College Football Writer Ralph D. Russo.
- GAINESVILLE, Fla. - FBC--Terrific Tebow. By Mark Long.
Bobby. By Genaro Armas.
- AUSTIN, Texas - FBC--Big 12 Quarterbacks. By Jim Vertuno.