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2013 Crystal Ball Run Staff Picks, a recap

Over the course of the summer we dedicated a week to each conference heading in to the 2013 season, taking a closer look at some of the big stories, questions and themes in each. But if you are like me and forgot everything you read during your summer reading assignments before the first day of school, you might want to skim through the CliffsNotes before class starts. Well, class starts Thursday night when South Carolina opens the season against North Carolina and other games kick off the 2013 season so time is running out.

To make things easier for you, here is a rundown of the Crystal Ball Run staff predictions for the upcoming season. We will revisit this post at the end of the season to see just how right (or less likely wrong) we were.

ACC (More)

  Allen Kenney Aaron Torres Andy Coppens Dave Singleton Kevin McGuire
Champion
MVP Tajh Boyd
Clemson
Tajh Boyd
Clemson
Duke Johnson
Miami
Tajh Boyd
Clemson
Tajh Boyd
Clemson
Coach of the Year Paul Chryst
Pitt
Al Golden
Miami
Larry Fedora
UNC
Larry Fedora
UNC
Larry Fedora
UNC

The American (More)

  Allen Kenney Aaron Torres Andy Coppens Dave Singleton Kevin McGuire
Champion
MVP Teddy Bridgewater
Louisville
Teddy Bridgewater
Louisville
Teddy Bridgewater
Louisville
Teddy Bridgewater
Louisville
Teddy Bridgewater
Louisville
Coach of the Year Charlie Strong
Louisville
George O'Leary
Central Florida
Kyle Flood
Rutgers
Willie Taggart
South Florida
Willie Taggart
South Florida

Big 12 (More)

  Allen Kenney Aaron Torres Andy Coppens Dave Singleton Kevin McGuire
Champion
MVP Lache Seastrunk
Baylor
Lache Seastrunk
Baylor
Casey Pachall
TCU
Lache Seastrunk
Baylor
Lache Seastrunk
Baylor
Coach of the Year Mike Gundy
Oklahoma St.
Art Briles
Baylor
Kliff Kingsbury
Texas Tech
Art Briles
Baylor
Art Briles
Baylor

Big Ten (More)

  Allen Kenney Aaron Torres Andy Coppens Jonathan Biles Kevin McGuire
Champion
MVP Braxton Miller
Ohio State
Braxton Miller
Ohio State
Taylor Martinez
Nebraska
Braxton Miller
Ohio State
Braxton Miller
Ohio State
Coach of the Year Kevin Wilson
Indiana
Urban Meyer
Ohio State
Urban Meyer
Ohio State
Urban Meyer
Ohio State
Jerry Kill
Minnesota

Conference USA (More)

  Allen Kenney Aaron Torres Andy Coppens Dave Singleton Kevin McGuire
Champion
MVP Rakeem Cato
Marshall
Rakeem Cato
Marshall
Kenneth Dixon
La. Tech
Trey Watts
Tulsa
Trey Watts
Tulsa
Coach of the Year Larry Coker
UTSA
Doc Holliday
Marshall
David Bailiff
Rice
Rick Stockstill
Middle Tennessee
Larry Coker
UTSA

MAC (More)

  Allen Kenney Aaron Torres Andy Coppens Dave Singleton Kevin McGuire
Champion
MVP Dri Archer
Kent State
Dri Archer
Kent State
Jordan Lynch
N. Illinois
Jordan Lynch
N. Illinois
Jordan Lynch
N. Illinois
Coach of the Year Dave Clawson
Bowling Green
Jeff Quinn
Buffalo
Dave Clawson
Bowling Green
Matt Campbell
Toledo
Dave Clawson
Bowling Green

Mountain West Conference (More)

  Allen Kenney Aaron Torres Andy Coppens Dave Singleton Kevin McGuire
Champion
MVP Derek Carr
Fresno State
David Fales
San Jose State
David Fales
San Jose State
Chuckie Keeton
Utah State
Derek Carr
Fresno State
Coach of the Year Jim McElwain
Colorado State
Tim DeRuyter
San Jose State
Matt Wells
Utah State
Matt Wells
Utah State
Jim McElwain
Colorado State

Pac 12 (More)

  Allen Kenney Aaron Torres Andy Coppens Jonathan Biles Kevin McGuire
Champion
MVP Marcus Mariota
Oregon
Marqise Lee
USC
Marqise Lee
USC
Marqise Lee
USC
Ka'Deem Carey
Arizona
Coach of the Year Mark Helfrich
Oregon
David Shaw
Stanford
David Shaw
Stanford
N/A Rich Rodriguez
Arizona

SEC (More)

  Allen Kenney Aaron Torres Andy Coppens Dave Singleton Kevin McGuire
Champion
MVP T.J. Yeldon
Alabama
A.J. McCarron
Alabama
Johnny Manziel
Texas A&M
Jadeveon Clowney
South Carolina
Jadeveon Clowney
South Carolina
Coach of the Year Nick Saban
Alabama
Les Miles
LSU
Bret Bielema
Arkansas
Gus Malzahn
Auburn
Butch Jones
Tennessee

Sun Belt Conference (More)

  Allen Kenney Aaron Torres Andy Coppens Dave Singleton Kevin McGuire
Champion
MVP Terrance Broadway
UL Lafayette
David Oku
Arkansas State
Kolton Browning
ULM
Terrance Broadway
UL Lafayette
Terrance Broadway
UL Lafayette
Coach of the Year Todd Berry
UL Monroe
Mark Hudspeth
UL Lafayette
Dennis Franchione
Texas State
Dennis Franchione
Texas State
Bobby Petrino
Western Kentucky

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Kevin McGuire

About Kevin McGuire

Managing editor of Crystal Ball Run and contributor to College Football Talk on NBCSports.com. Member of the FWAA and National Football Foundation. College Football Hall of Fame voter. Also managing Bloguin's NittanyLionsDen.com and Macho-Row.com.

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