OK, so who knew Notre Dame wasn't that hot? Or Florida State? Who knew Phillip Fulmer and Lloyd Carr would learn to coach again? Or that the heat would actually turn up on Miami's Larry Coker? At least I was right about Duke, the rest of the ACC and John L. Smith. Here's my midseason mulligan (I usually take at least two a side) on my preseason list of what's hot and what's not in college football this season.
Mark Schlabach covers college football and men's college basketball for ESPN.com. You can contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.