Looking at the Big East title chase

By Richard Kent, BASN Staff Reporter
Updated: August 5, 2009

CONNECTICUT (BASN) — Here’s my look at the 2009 Big East football title chase.

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Rutgers: They have the best player in the Conference in tackle Anthony Davis.Head coach Greg Schiano is now a veteran.The big question mark is at quarterback.Mike Teel has graduated.How will Michigan State transfer Dominic Natale perform?That is the big question

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Cincinnati: The quarterback to wide receiver tandem of Tony Pike to Mardy Gillyard is one of the best in the nation.They have a tough home opener at Rutgers.

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Pittsburgh: The talent is there and the question mark lies in the coaching.The loss of LeSean McCoy at running back is a big one..Tackle Mick Williams is top notch on defense.

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West Virginia: No way to replace pat White at quarterback but Jarrett Brown has started at that position.Noel Devine is an electrifying running back.

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UConn: Randy Edsall historically does more with less and this year he will have a real tough task as Jordan Todman must replace All-American Donald Brown at running back.

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South Florida: The Bulls always seem to disappoint by season end.This year they return the best offensive player in school history in quarterback Matt Grothe and the best defensive player in school history in George Selvie.

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Louisville: Unless the Cardinals improve then head coach Steve Kragthorpe may be gone.Sophomore running back Victor Anderson is a good one.

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Syracuse: Once again the worst team in the Big East but this year with a new head coach in Doug Marrone. He has one of the most difficult jobs in America.They will probably only be favored in their game against Maine.