The old arguments that a gay player would divide a locker room proved unfounded at Missouri, where Michael Sam thrived with the Tigers.
Ivan Maisel's memories from more than 90 FBS stadiums across America.
Late-season momentum can transform a college football team the same way it transforms a team in any other sport. But with no playoff, the payoff for getting things right late in the season just isn't the same.
Here are the players, coaches and games to watch to get a sense of how this season will unfold.
After gazing into the crystal ball, Ivan Maisel reveals his five predictions for the Pac-10 in 2008.
Is Michigan-Ohio State the best rivalry game? Will Bobby Bowden recover? Know how to run the QB sneak? Ivan Maisel knows.
Which rumored coaching changes might actually happen? Who should start at QB for Arkansas? Know how to paint the Notre Dame helmets? Ivan Maisel has all the answers.
Will West Virginia and Louisville live up to expectations? Who will get the North Carolina job? How do you hold the crystal football? Ivan Maisel has all the answers.
Is there such a thing as a good bye-week coach? Are the coaching floodgates about to open? How dark are the clouds at Bama? Should Bobby Bowden retire? Ivan Maisel has all the answers.
From how to woo a mom in recruiting to finding out what happened to USC's Chauncey Washington to Miami's soapbox moment, Ivan Maisel tackles all the hot topics.
From the Pac-10's using its own officials for home nonconference games to its slow response to controversy to the ACC's struggles, Ivan Maisel tackles all the hot topics.
From Ohio State-Iowa to fast starting freshmen to more instant replay discussion to how to throw (and defend) the fade, Ivan Maisel tackles all the hot topics.
From handing out some awards to wondering what happened to FSU to how to put together a game plan, Ivan Maisel tackles all the midseason topics.
From wondering what happened to upsets to turnarounds at Syracuse and Washington to how to dot the "i," Ivan Maisel tackles all the hot topics.
From players and teams that got away to the NCAA showing some heart to how to pull and lead the sweep, Ivan Maisel tackles all the hot topics.
From No. 1 Ohio State visiting No. 2 Texas to the new clock rules to how to get your face on GameDay, Ivan Maisel tackles all the hot topics.