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August 17, 2010

Rivals.com expert predictions: Sun Belt

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We asked our five football writers to answer a few questions about the Sun Belt, some serious and some light-hearted. Here are their responses:

WHO WINS THE LEAGUE?
Olin Buchanan: Troy
Tom Dienhart: Middle Tennessee
David Fox: Middle Tennessee
Mike Huguenin: Middle Tennessee
Steve Megargee: Troy
WHICH TEAM WILL BE THE BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT?
Olin Buchanan: Florida Atlantic
Tom Dienhart: Arkansas State
David Fox: Florida Atlantic
Mike Huguenin: Louisiana-Monroe
Steve Megargee: Louisiana-Monroe
IF I WERE {BLANK}, I'D REALLY BE WORRIED.
Olin Buchanan: North Texas coach Todd Dodge. Dodge has been told nothing less than a winning season would help him keep his job. The Mean Green haven't posted more than three wins in any of the past five seasons.
Tom Dienhart: North Texas coach Todd Dodge. After going 5-31 in three seasons at North Texas, he needs a breakout season to keep his job.
David Fox: Florida International coach Mario Cristobal. It looked as if he was on the fast track after guiding FIU from 1-11 in 2007 to 5-7 in 2008. But FIU slipped to three wins last season and might float around there again despite having the best player in the conference in WR T.Y. Hilton.
Mike Huguenin: FIU coach Mario Cristobal. After leading the Golden Panthers to five wins in 2008, it looked as if the program was on the way up -- and Cristobal shortly would be on his way out. But FIU slipped to three wins last season, and unless it gets to five or six wins this fall, all that momentum will be lost.
Steve Megargee: Middle Tennessee coach Rick Stockstill. He isn't on the hot seat. In fact, he's a coach on the rise. But I have trouble believing Middle Tennessee will live up to its lofty preseason expectations after losing each of its two coordinators from last season.
WHERE DOES THIS LEAGUE RANK IN RELATION TO OTHERS?
Olin Buchanan: 11th
Tom Dienhart: 11th
David Fox: 11th
Mike Huguenin: 11th
Steve Megargee: 11th
THE PLAYER YOU MOST LIKE TO WATCH FROM THIS LEAGUE
Olin Buchanan: Middle Tennessee QB Dwight Dasher
Tom Dienhart: Middle Tennessee QB Dwight Dasher
David Fox: FIU WR T.Y. Hilton
Mike Huguenin: FIU WR T.Y. Hilton
Steve Megargee: FIU WR T.Y. Hilton
WHO WILL LEAD THE LEAGUE IN RUSHING?
Olin Buchanan: North Texas RB Lance Dunbar
Tom Dienhart: FAU RB Alfred Morris
David Fox: North Texas RB Lance Dunbar
Mike Huguenin: North Texas RB Lance Dunbar
Steve Megargee: North Texas RB Lance Dunbar
WHO WILL LEAD THE LEAGUE IN PASSING?
Olin Buchanan: Troy's Jamie Hampton
Tom Dienhart: Troy's Jamie Hampton
David Fox: Middle Tennessee's Dwight Dasher
Mike Huguenin: FAU's Jeff Van Camp
Steve Megargee: Troy's Jamie Hampton
WHO WILL LEAD THE LEAGUE IN RECEPTIONS?
Olin Buchanan: Troy WR Jerrel Jernigan
Tom Dienhart: Troy WR Jerrel Jernigan
David Fox: North Texas WR Jamaal Jackson
Mike Huguenin: North Texas WR Jamaal Jackson
Steve Megargee: Troy WR Jerrel Jernigan
WHO WILL LEAD THE LEAGUE IN TACKLES?
Olin Buchanan: FAU SS Marcus Bartels
Tom Dienhart: FAU SS Marcus Bartels
David Fox: FAU SS Marcus Bartels
Mike Huguenin: North Texas LB Craig Robertson
Steve Megargee: North Texas LB Craig Robertson
WHO HAS THE BEST-LOOKING HELMET?
Olin Buchanan: Troy
Tom Dienhart: Louisiana-Monroe
David Fox: Louisiana-Monroe
Mike Huguenin: Louisiana-Monroe
Steve Megargee: Middle Tennessee
WHO HAS THE WORST-LOOKING HELMET?
Olin Buchanan: Arkansas State
Tom Dienhart: Louisiana-Lafayette
David Fox: North Texas
Mike Huguenin: Troy
Steve Megargee: Louisiana-Lafayette
CITY IN THIS LEAGUE YOU MOST LIKE TO VISIT
Olin Buchanan: Miami
Tom Dienhart: Miami
David Fox: Miami
Mike Huguenin: Miami
Steve Megargee: Miami



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