That's what separates us from now and the start of the 2011 college football season on Thursday, Sept. 1.
With that in mind, let's take a quick glance at the opening contests before the slate really kicks into high gear on Saturday, Sept. 3.
Thursday, Sept. 1
Murray State at Louisville: Will we see the debut of Louisville freshman quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, the team’s prized recruit from this past February?
Villanova at Temple: The Owls play their first game in the post-Al Golden era. Meanwhile, can the Wildcats show that they are Big East-worthy with a victory?
South Carolina State at Central Michigan: Can quarterback Ryan Radcliff lead the Chippewas to a MAC West title this season?
North Texas at Florida International: Is Mario Cristobal beginning his final season at FIU? He will be on the short list of many AD’s looking for new head coaches next offseason.
New Hampshire at Toledo: The Rockets have one of the more underappreciated receivers in the country in Eric Page. He's fun to watch.
Fordham at Connecticut: Paul Pasqualoni makes his return to the college sidelines in UConn’s season opener.
Paul Johnson hopes his Yellow Jackets are able to bounce back from a tough 2010 season.
Western Carolina at Georgia Tech: Can Paul Johnson’s squad bounce back from a tough 2010 campaign?
North Carolina Central at Rutgers: Greg Schiano begins another season at Rutgers as the longest-tenured Big East head coach.
UNLV at Wisconsin: The Russell Wilson era begins in Madison. Can the Badgers live up to the high expectations nationally?
Mississippi State at Memphis: Chris Relf and the Bulldogs will be a tough “out” every Saturday for SEC opponents. Meanwhile, the Tigers notched just one win in 2010.
Wake Forest at Syracuse: Jim Grobe hopes his Demon Deacons have a bounceback season while Doug Marrone hopes to build a consistent winner at the ‘Cuse.
Montana State at Utah: The Utes begin their debut season in the Pac-12. Can Kyle Whittingham deliver a Pac-12 South title in Year One?
Bowling Green at Idaho: The Falcons lost a school-record 10 games in 2010.
Kentucky at Western Kentucky: Joker Phillips begins his second season in Lexington. But do the Wildcats have enough offensive playmakers?
UC Davis at Arizona State: The Sun Devils are the popular pick to win the Pac-12 South in a make-or-break season for head coach Dennis Erickson.
There are also two games the next evening.
Friday, Sept. 2
Youngstown State at Michigan State: The Spartans have the talent to earn the Big Ten’s automatic BCS bid. But do they have the toughness?
TCU at Baylor: The Bears seek revenge for last year’s terrible loss to the Horned Frogs.
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