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The 2008 college football preview magazines are starting to hit shelves at a store near you! Of coarse this college football guy had to be the first person in town to buy Lindy's College Football 2008 Preview. While thumbing through the glorious, full color, glossy pages and reading the predictions of the upcoming season it made me think, just how accurate are these magazines?
It occurred to me that there was just one way to find out. So I slipped on my red and white Nike's, threw on my jean jacket, cranked up Huey Lewis & The News, hopped into the stainless steel Dalorean, put the pedal to the metal until that speedometer reached 88 miles an hour and went back in time to May 2007. There I found a copy of Lindy's 2007 Preview and want to share these actual, 2007, predictions with you. (I couldn't make this up if I tried.)
Lindy's Rose Bowl Pick - Cal vs. Michigan
Ohio State at Michigan - If Wolverines don't win, it's gonna feel like Chad Henne, Mike Hart and Jake Long came back for 'nuthin.
We wish...that Navy, doing so well under coach Paul Johnson, could finally end a 43-game losing streak to Notre Dame that dates to the Roger Staubach era.
Why is the ACC ranked No. 2 (best conference)? What the league has is amazing depth that rivals or surpasses the SEC.
Kansas - Sophomore QB Todd Reesing will continue to compete for the starting spot, but likely will be a backup.
Oregon at Michigan - Trying to slow down RB Jonathan Stewart will prepare UM for Big Ten.
Oklahoma at Colorado - Couldn't CU officials have picked an easier homecoming foe?
Michigan brought in a solid class that included star playmaker Ryan Mallett at quarterback.
Ohio State at Washington - Huskies' schedule still reads like the school is a powerhouse.
And the favorite to win the 2007 Big 12 Conference championship is....Nebraska? That far-fetched prediction is brought to you by the Committee to Save the Big 12 North.
Notre Dame at UCLA - Bruins might want to shelve the prevent defense this time around.
Louisville - The defense should be fine, but if the Cardinals have to win in a shootout, so be it. Just like last season, Louisville should be in the hunt for the national title.
Stanford at USC - Only big in seeing how much Carroll runs it up on Harbaugh.
South Florida at Auburn - QB Matt Grothe and Bulls will be thinking upset.
Appalachian State - Dare we say "dynasty?" ASU reloads to take a shot at FCS' first three-peat.
BTW - If some dimwitted slime ball starts winning a lot in Vegas and turns Hill Valley into a gang infested slum it means Biff stole my 2008 preview while I was back in 2007.
What a difference a year makes!