The college bowl season kicks off December 18th and runs all the way through the BCS National Title game on January 10th... As we wait in anticipation for more of college football's best, we can't forget about the incredible storylines that unfolded right before our very eyes... It's been quite the tale.
As the college football landscape begins its ride off into the 2010 sunset, we've definitely seen an abundance of storylines on the local level.
It all began in August when Valdosta State and AFCA Coach of the Year David Dean kicked off the season against Wingate and kicked a game-winner... Unranked and underestimated, the Blazers upset North Alabama and eventually took a share of the Gulf South Conference Title
Philip Sylvester, FAMU Running Back said back in August:
"My personal goal? My personal goal is to win a MEAC championship."
Those words 4 months ago seemed foolish around the MEAC, but the Orange & Green knew something the rest of the conference didnt... FAMU rattled their way to a (7-1) record against the MEAC and sent senior speedster Philip Sylvester out with a Classic finish against rival Bethune Cookman.
Elsewhere Georgia State kicked off under the leadership of Head Coach Bill Curry, and the Panthers found the win column in their first full season of having a football program.
There's the Florida Gators who maintained their streak over the Georgia Bulldogs in the annual showdown... While neither team won the SEC East this year, both teams are still Bowl Bound.
So too is FSU, who in chapter one of the Jimbo Fisher story, won State bragging rights, pounded the Gators and have a Peach State party planned for New Year's Eve.
Quite a season indeed.
And there's still much more to write before closing the book on the 2010 football novel.