It’s not that 2009 doesn’t mean anything. Believe me—it does. It’s just that in the landscape of college football, the only thing that REALLY matters is ‘what have you done for me lately’? It’s about the “now”.
There are a lot of teams in the FBS who are looking to make a statement in 2010. Some will be trying to take it to the next level, like Navy. While others will simply be looking to find legitimacy again, like Louisville.
This is about the teams who find their position somewhere between No.’s 1-25 in the preseason polls. The teams who have, perennially, found their programs at the center of great expectations.