ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit has published his 12th annual preseason Herbie Awards. The frosted tipped college football analyst honors the elite players and coaches of college football. Herbstreit ranks Charlie Strong at #1 on the “Movin’ On Up” rankings, which ranks the coaches who will get higher-profile opportunities.
1. Charlie Strong, Louisville
2. James Franklin, Vanderbilt
3. Skip Holtz, South Florida
4. Dave Doeren, Northern Illinois
5. Mario Cristobal, FIU
Herbstreit picked a sleeper when predicting the 2012 Big East champion. He says Pitt will win the league this year with Ray Graham being the player of the year.