New season's certainty is uncertainty

College football has a major character flaw: It judges people. It takes sides. It likes to stir things up. And all because it cares about just two of the 26 letters in the football alphabet: W and L.

Every year it's the same thing. It goes all "Mean Girls" on the uncool kids. Derek Dooley can tell you all about it. Tennessee thought he was very uncool in 2012. Auburn felt the same way about Gene Chizik, Colorado about Jon Embree, Cal about Jeff Tedford, Boston College about Frank Spaziani ...

Anyway, those guys (and others) are now eating by themselves in the Former Head Coaches cafeteria. If history repeats itself -- and it always does -- they'll have more company by the end of this season.

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