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Big East Football Preview by Stewart Mandel and Andy Staples of Sports Illustrated

We're getting very close to kickoff. That means we're almost finish with previews and get to talk about actual action on the field! Until then, here's a five minute video preview discussion of the Big East with Stewart Mandel and Andy Staples of Sports Illustrated. They both like West Virginia as the favorite. When naming teams to watch out for, however, Staples suggested Louisville while Mandel picked South Florida. You can read their extended preview here.

It's not as in depth as some of the other previews you might find, so there's not much room to talk about Pittsburgh, Syracuse or Cincinnati, who will also be contenders. Sports Illustrated also gave its outlook on first year head coaches, projecting and 8-4 record for Todd Graham at Pittsburgh, a 5-7 record for Paul Pasqualoni at Connecticut, and a 9-3 record for Dana Holgorsen at West Virginia.