Ryan McGee goes through the 2011 schedule and picks out the most important game each week, creating "the perfect schedule" of the matchups that will shape the season. Also, an update on UNC Charlotte's new football program.
Boise State's loss to Nevada resolves one of the great debates of the 2010 college season, with the Broncos proving they are incapable of handling the grind of the "big-boy" schedule, writes Bruce Feldman. Plus notes from the Iron Bowl.
Nick Saban wanted Alabama to play Clemson so he could prepare his team for a future when it would be ready to contend for championships. In the wake of the Crimson Tide's 34-10 victory, the future might be now.