Team preview: San Diego State

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Chuck Long has been a winner. He won a national championship and went 67-11 as an assistant coach and offensive coordinator at Oklahoma. He enjoyed fantastic success as a quarterback at Iowa, winning a Big Ten title and beating everyone not named Bo Jackson in the 1985 Heisman Trophy voting. He also won a state championship in high school.

Long has also been a loser. The Detroit Lions went 20-43 over four seasons after drafting him in the first round (12th overall) in 1986. As a senior, his Hawkeyes soared to No. 1 before a crushing loss at Ohio State spoiled a perfect regular season. A Rose Bowl loss to UCLA closed the book on his collegiate career.