Originally written on Bloguin Best  |  Last updated 10/13/14
Teddy Bridgewater and Louisville figure to be the team to beat in their first, and final, year in The American. Photo: USA Today Sports Crystal Ball Run will be previewing each conference for the 2013 season with week-by-week coverage. Today we officially kick off our 2013 conference previews with a look at The American Athletic Conference. The American Conference is here. Yes, this year's college football season will include a brand new conference of sorts, a hybrid of the Big East and Conference USA. The Big East is no more as far as college football is concerned, one of the casualties to conference realignment, but the programs left over have teamed up with a handful of programs from Conference USA, and more will be on the way in 2014. What we have now is a conference that returns a BCS bowl victor looking to make a run at a BCS championship game appearance with a Heisman hopeful leading the offense. Will anyone be able to challenge them or is it clearly Louisville'...
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