What we once knew as the Big East was kicked around and plundered during the conference realignment craziness. Now that the power leagues appear to have hit the pause button on all the shifting, the members of the newly minted American Athletic Conference are ready to put the focus back on the field, according to SBNation's Mark Ennis, who joined CBR's Allen Kenney for a podcast to preview the upcoming season in The American.
Mark and Allen cover:
*The national championship aspirations of the Louisville Cardinals and their Heisman hopeful quarterback Teddy Bridgewater.
*Central Florida's chances to topple the Cardinals.
*South Florida's home run hire of Willie Taggart.
*The intriguing union of June Jones and Hal Mumme at SMU.
*Cincinnati's strange new coaching hire.