You don’t have to be Todd Blackledge to know that Florida, Texas and USC — which have won four of the past five BCS championships and finished in the top five last season — will contend again this fall. All three teams have talent as well as experience. The mixture of those two ingredients is combustible, especially on autumn Saturdays.
Several teams skewed young last season and achieved some success, all with the hope that the payoff would come this fall, when they could mix talent and experience. It’s not as easy as playing young players. If it were, then tossing freshmen out there would solve every team’s woes.