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August 22, 2011

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Job turnover was an all-too-common theme, with three new coaches taking over: Pitt's Todd Graham, West Virginia's Dana Holgorsen and UConn's Paul Pasqualoni. Only two coaches have been at their schools for longer than two years: Syracuse's Doug Marrone and Rutgers's Greg Schiano. ... The Mountaineers' Bruce Irvin ranked second in the FBS in sacks last year, with 14. The scary part? The former juco All-America arrived in Morgantown so late he was used only in obvious passing situations. The defensive staff's challenge this off-season was turning him into an every-down end.... The Huskies have a viral video star in their midst. Walk-on QB Johnny McEntee has drawn nearly six million YouTube hits with his Johnny Mac Trick Shot Quarterback, in which his array of throws includes hitting the sign off a passing pizza truck.... Only one 1,000-yard rusher from last year returns—Cincinnati's Isaiah Pead—though Louisville's Victor Anderson gained 1,047 yards in 2008 before being slowed by injuries.... South Florida hopes Darrell Scott will give its ground game a lift. The top-rated rusher in the class of '08, Scott signed with Colorado but transferred after two lackluster seasons.

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