College football forecast: Gloomy

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DENVER — With the Broncos ready to officially start the 2012 NFL season and the highly anticipated “Peyton Manning Era” with the opening of training camp on Thursday, it’s easy to see why area college football teams play second fiddle.

Actually, second anything would be considered good for them. At Tuesday’s PAC-12 media day, sportswriters covering the conference predicted that the CU Buffaloes will finish 6th or last in the southern division.

With the quarterback position still undecided, a porous defense and shaky special teams, Head Coach John Embree’s (and fans) patience may be tested once again.

Over in the Mountain West Conference the CSU Rams were selected to place 8th, in an eight team competition and the Air Force Falcons 4th.

There is some good news if you consider the Wyoming Cowboys to be in the area as they are considered to be the number one team in the conference.

The Big Sky Conference expanded to 13 teams this year and that’s exactly where the Bears of UNC are expected to find themselves.  

But don’t despair college football fans, if sportswriters knew anything they would have real jobs.