• Coach: Jeff Quinn

• Last season: 2-10, 1-7 (tied for fifth in division)

• Notable: Returning receivers Marcus Rivers (50), Terrell Jackson (43) and Alex Neutz (26) combined to catch 119 passes in 2010.

Temple Owls

• Coach: Steve Addazio

• Last season: 8-4, 5-3 (third in division)

• Notable: Addazio coached at Florida the

previous six seasons, including the past three as associate head coach to Urban Meyer. He also has had stops at Indiana, Notre Dame and Syracuse.

WEST DIVISION Ball State Cardinals

• Coach: Pete Lembo

• Last season: 4-8, 3-5 (fourth in division)

• Notable: The schedule is not kind to the Cardinals, with a trip to Oklahoma on Oct. 1 starting a string of five road games among the final seven.

Central Michigan Chippewas

• Coach: Dan Enos

• Last season: 3-9, 2-6 (tied for fifth in division)

• Notable: Quarterback Ryan Radcliff did a fair Dan LeFevour impersonation with 3,358 yards, 17 touchdowns and a 60.5 completion percentage

Eastern Michigan Eagles

• Coach: Ron English

• Last season: 2-10, 2-6 (tied for fifth in division)

• Notable: Quarterback Alex Gillett passed for 1,633 yards and 13 touchdowns and ran for 766 yards and five scores.

Northern Illinois Huskies

• Coach: Dave Doeren

• Last season: 11-3, 8-0 (first in division); lost to Miami 26-21 in MAC championship game; defeated Fresno State 40-17 in Humanitarian Bowl

• Notable: The Huskies have played in five bowl games in seven years

Western Michigan Broncos

• Coach: Bill Cubit

• Last season: 6-6, 5-3 (third in division)

• Notable: The Broncos might not go 3-0, but they will make a lot of money for nonconference games at Michigan, Illinois and Connecticut.