One month. Just one more month is all we have to wait until another exciting season of college football kicks off.
August 30th can't get here fast enough with the off-season shenanigans we've endured as fans. The 2012 season looks to bring plenty of "new" to the landscape -- one of the more exciting challenges with following the college game.
Thursday, August 30th has upset potential with Texas A&M traveling to Louisiana Tech. Washington State gets to show off the new aerial attack of coach Mike Leach as they take on the promising BYU Cougars. The next night we have Boise State vs. Michigan state and NC State taking on Tennessee.
Saturday brings Auburn vs. Clemson, Michigan vs. Alabama, Miami (FL) vs. Boston College, and Notre Dame vs. Navy -- just to name a few. Throw in an intriguing matchup as Arkansas State and new head coach Gus Malzahn (former Auburn offensive coordinator) travel to Oregon to take on the Ducks; and there's something for just about everyone.
Just in case that isn't enough, Sunday has a pair of games followed by a Monday night matchup between Georgia Tech and Virginia Tech. There's no easing into college football after all. Only a full cannonball dive will suffice in order to soak up all of the fresh things 2012 has to offer.
And while the new has it's flair, it's truly the "old" that we've waited for since the beginning of the year. The good ol' game of football. The blocking, tackling, missed calls, and upsets. It all needs to come back.
We're all growing tired of the drama and talk. We're ready for some action.
We're ready for some football.
How will you prepare for the start of the 2012 college football season?
Justin Mikels is a staff writer for Operation Sports. Follow him on Twitter @long_snapper.
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