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The Sun's Arizin: Media grows for Villanova Football opener against UConn

Hi. My name is Mike and you have to deal with me for Wednesday's links. And what? It's September?

Only one more day until the Villanova Football season kicks off. Until then, enjoy...

What Would a Four Super-Conference College Football Structure Look Like? | Houston Press
On the surface, with a total of 64 teams in the current Power Five conferences, the math of realigning those schools into a Power FOUR conference structure would appear easy. Make no mistake, though; the math is the only thing that’s easy.

The top 25 teams in college football, re-ranked by fan base grammar | For The Win
Re-arranging the AP Preseason Top 25 teams by mistakes per 100 words of the average fan.

UConn Can't Afford to Be Shipwrecked With 0-2 Start | Today's U
Realignment will likely resume in the future but nobody knows exactly when or how soon. Long-time sources that I trust in the ACC, Big Ten and Big 12 tell me UConn has never been mentioned in their previous realignment discussions. Never.

AUDIO: Andy Talley speaks about Villanova football | CAA
Lincoln Collins doesn't look ready to go, and the 'Cats lost promising freshman WR Brandon Chadbourn to a broken leg in camp.

Hard Knocks: Playing Defense With TCU’s Gary Patterson

George O'Leary wants to stay on as athletic director at Central Florida
Central Florida coach George O’Leary, who was named the school's interim athletics director in June, has expressed a strong desire to assume the position full-time and step down as football coach at the end of this season, according to two people who

Friends with Bennies: Q&A with Villanova's SB Nation Blog | The UConn Blog
The fine folks at VUHoops were kind enough to share some insight into Thursday's opponent.

Conference realignment flares back up! Sun Belt adding Coastal Carolina |
Coastal Carolina is jumping from FCS to the Sun Belt, SB Nation's Steven Godfrey reports. You know, the team with the teal field and the Wall Street guy as head coach. The SBC's made no secret of its desire to get to 12 teams and host a conference title game, and now it's got a chance to do that in a couple years.

Villanova's national title hopes could hinge on line's development | Inquirer
Quarterback John Robertson was unquestionably the best Football Championship Subdivision player in the land last season, which is why the senior returns as the reigning Walter Payton Award winner.

Preview: Villanova at Connecticut | kspr
Villanova is 3-16 all-time against FBS teams with the most recent win coming in 2009 versus Temple.

Villanova coach Andy Talley right at home facing UConn in Connecticut | New Haven Register
"When I came to Villanova I really thought it would be a quick rebuilding job and I would be off and running to a Division I job," Talley said. "It’s been a great brand of football and a great opportunity and really coach actual student-athletes, guys who were interested in getting a good education and playing winning football. So it was a very comfortable setting for me because my background had been Middlebury College, Brown, St. Lawrence and now Villanova"

Coastal Carolina moving up from FCS to join Sun Belt Conference |
CCU has an enrollment of 10,445 students and an endowment of $25.5 million, but the soon-to-be-ex Big South school with a 9,214-seat stadium, coached by the Chairman of TD Ameritrade, is ready to play FBS football.

Seton Hall loses assistant because he wants to be a math teacher |
The school on Monday confirmed reports that leaked out Sunday night, that former assistant coach Dwayne "Tiny" Morton has left his post with the Pirates and will seek to do what he'd done prior: teach in middle school. Morton was previously an AAU coach for SHU star Isaiah Whitehead.

UConn Football: Huskies Begin Preparation for Villanova | The UConn Blog
Bob Diaco released UConn Football's two-deep depth chart, highlighted by the presence of a handful of true freshmen and the official announcement of the starting quarterback.

Picking the Big 12: Week Eleven. Also, Colonial Athletic Association preview. | Bring On The Cats
Last year's Walter Payton Award winner is back. Hi there, Villanova. You're pretty. Head over to SB Nation's K-State site for a very good preview on CAA Football.

Temple to sign a lucrative extension with Under Armour | Inquirer
Temple's athletic program will soon announce a new lucrative 10-year, $30m partnership extension with Under Armour .