Opposing coaches anonymously break down AAC

Houston QB Greg Ward Jr. may have been the AAC's best player in 2015, and he'll be looking for a repeat performance in 2016. Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

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The phrase comes up in most college football media conferences.

"Coach, can you talk about ..." We took that broad question and went to opposing coaches to ask for their honest assessments on the hottest topics for each AAC team (teams are listed in order of predicted finish). Last week, we hit the ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12 and SEC.

Here's an unfiltered breakdown of how opponents view their conference brethren.