Intriguing matchups, more potential upsets highlight season outlook

The 2008 college football season begins Thursday, followed by a Labor Day weekend chock-full of big games and potential upsets.
Grab your TV remote and hug your spouse and children goodbye. Over the next four months, the college football season figures to be as unpredictable and exciting as a year ago, when several teams temporarily took residence at the top of the polls. In the end, LSU was left standing at No. 1.
More than anything else, just be happy college football season is finally here.

1. The 2008 season might be as unpredictable as 2007.
The early-season schedule offers a smorgasbord of potential upsets: Alabama over Clemson. Utah over Michigan. East Carolina over Virginia Tech. Appalachian State at LSU. And that’s just the beginning.