Predicting the 10 trends that will define college football this decade

To understand how much a sport can change over the course of a decade, consider the college football landscape on the brink of the 2000 season.

Oklahoma, coming off its first winning season in six years, had reason for optimism entering coach Bob Stoops’ second season, but few had any inkling the Sooners were about to embark on a national championship run, much less earn seven BCS bowl appearances over the next nine years.
USC, Ohio State and LSU had all failed to finish above .500 the previous season, and had either just hired a new coach (Nick Saban at LSU) or would do so in the coming months (Pete Carroll at USC, Jim Tressel at OSU). Those coaches would go on to combine for five national titles over the course of the decade.

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8/11/10