Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel to lead the Aggies back to the top 5? South Carolina DL Jadeveon Clowney to win the Heisman? Um. But how about that Texas D to come through in the Red River? Or Gus Malzahn to turn Auburn around immediately. A look back at our preseason predictions column.
Following the biggest dud of a season in college football history, where USC went from being preseason No. 1 to finishing at 7-6, punctuated by a Sun Bowl loss to a middling Georgia Tech team, Lane Kiffin's Trojans kicked off their spring practice in search of a new starting quarterback and trying to adapt to a new 5-2 scheme under first-year defensive coordinator Clancy Pendergast.