Texas, USC, Nebraska among CFB teams that need a turnaround in 2022

Forty names, games, teams and minutiae making news in college football, where a poorly timed onside kick can extinguish preseason hope in a hurry:

First Quarter: The Most Desperate Teams in America

Well, what do we have here? Some faces we haven’t seen in a while lurking around the exclusive neighborhood. Folks who used to have property in the gated community but have since been evicted, now trying to get back in.

There are a handful of former bluebloods hankering for a comeback and putting their dollars to work to do it. They’ve led the way in the new name, image and likeness/collective/pay for play movements. They’ve paid handsomely to fire and hire coaches, expand staffs and do what it takes to close the gaps on the programs that have left them behind.

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