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PREDICTED ORDER OF FINISH:

1st–UL-Lafayette (10-2)
2. UL-Monroe (8-4)
3. Western Kentucky (7-5)
4. Arkansas State (5-7)
5. Troy (5-7)
6. Texas State (4-8)
7. South Alabama (2-10)
8. Georgia State (2-10)

Sun Belt Conference Predictions for 2012:

1. Florida International (8-4)
2. Troy (8-4)
3. UL-Lafayette (8-4)
4. Arkansas State (6-6)
5. Western Kentucky (5-7)
6. Middle Tennessee State (4-8)
7. North Texas (4-8)
8. Florida Atlantic (2-11)

Bill Curry to retire from Georgia State after this season, before program jumps to Sun Belt
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Georgia State will play as an Independent again this season only 2-years removed from their football program’s founding.  At the helm has been legendary football player and respected Head Coach Bill Curry.  Curry left the broadcast booth to go back into coaching in adopted home town Atlanta, but now will again retire from the coaching ranks at the conclusion of this season ( http://collegefootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/08/15/former-gt-kentucky-coach-bill-curry-will-retire-after-this-season/).

Georgia State will become a full member of the Sun Belt next season.

Curry, an always entertaining analyst will spend more time with his family, but my senses expect him to be back as at least some sort of commentator or regular college football panelist, guest or analyst again soon.