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CFB 24 1200 Heroes and Villains: Star Wars and college football join forces 30150272 Heroes and Villains Heroes+and+Villains CFB

As in the epic Star Wars movies and the great sport of college football, there are heroes and there are villains. So, how do movies and sports work in this setting? Have a look and find out. And may the Force be with you. — PETE STELLA (@PeteStellaFOX)

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CFB 24 1200 Heroes and Villains: Star Wars and college football join forces 30150268 Villain: Mike Slive (SEC commish) as Emperor Palpatine Villain%3A+Mike+Slive+%28SEC+commish%29+as+Emperor+Palpatine CFB

We know the SEC is the best conference in the nation. And the slickster Slive has the sport in a holding pattern as the conference attempts to officially land Texas A&M. There's no question Slive wields a ton of power and influence. And, while discussing the state of the other conferences, Slive was overheard channeling his inner Palpatine: "We are quite safe from your pitiful little band(s)." Of course, Slive didn't really say that. And next up for the SEC: The construction of a Death Star-shaped SEC logo to sit high in the sky above Birmingham, Ala.

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CFB 24 1200 Heroes and Villains: Star Wars and college football join forces 30150266 Hero: Kellen Moore (Boise State QB) as Luke Skywalker Hero%3A+Kellen+Moore+%28Boise+State+QB%29+as+Luke+Skywalker CFB

They even look alike. In the world of college football, surrounded by scandals, arrests and suspensions, Moore is one of the good guys. Arguably the most accurate quarterback in the nation, Moore helped Boise State carve up Georgia in the season opener. The QB and his Broncos looked sharp in taking down the Empire, er, SEC, and if Boise State finishes the season undefeated, it's almost unthinkable that it won't finally get a shot at a national championship. That is, unless the Empire, er, SEC, throws a fit to get two teams to New Orleans.

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CFB 24 1200 Heroes and Villains: Star Wars and college football join forces 30146689 Villain: Charlie Weis (Florida offensive coordinator) as Jabba The Hutt Villain%3A+Charlie+Weis+%28Florida+offensive+coordinator%29+as+Jabba+The+Hutt CFB

Honestly, this is not a weight joke, Charlie. Jabba was a tough gangster until he met his arrogant demise. Weis is not a gangster — but is a hired gun ... hired by new Florida coach Will Muschamp. The Gators' offense needed a boost of arrogance, so enter the ex-Notre Dame head coach. Weis will not take pity on weak defenses and probably doesn't want to play a supporting role forever. That being said, Charlie must have quite a hearty laugh, just like Jabba.

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CFB 24 1200 Heroes and Villains: Star Wars and college football join forces 30150270 Hero: Erin Andrews as Princess Leia Hero%3A+Erin+Andrews+as+Princess+Leia CFB

As Erin Andrews is the darling of college football, so was Princess Leia in that galaxy far, far away. Both are tough cookies who don't just rely on their looks to get by. Now, if Ms. Andrews showed up on the sidelines sporting that famous bikini, fans would very quickly forget about the game action -- that's for sure.

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CFB 24 1200 Heroes and Villains: Star Wars and college football join forces 30150271 Villain: Nevin Shapiro (Miami booster) as Boba Fett Villain%3A+Nevin+Shapiro+%28Miami+booster%29+as+Boba+Fett CFB

Nevin Shapiro could be the person who brings down the Miami program. And all because the Hurricanes he allegedly assisted in a variety of ways decided not to help him in prison. Shapiro even allegedly offered bounties for opposing players. Hence, he is Boba Fett, a feared bounty hunter whose only real allegiance was to himself. While Shapiro may be feeling slighted by the Miami program, his actions are those of someone without a friend in the world.

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CFB 24 1200 Heroes and Villains: Star Wars and college football join forces 30150267 Hero: Joe Paterno as Yoda Hero%3A+Joe+Paterno+as+Yoda CFB

"When 900 years old you reach, look as good you will not ehh." No, JoePa is not 900, but he is a legend, one of the greatest coaches to ever walk a sideline, and his years of experience have granted him endless wisdom, which is sought after by young and old. While JoePa certainly will not suffer the betrayal Yoda endured at the hands of Darth Vader, at some point, the great Paterno will leave coaching behind. And sad we will all be.

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CFB 24 1200 Heroes and Villains: Star Wars and college football join forces 30147514 Villain: Nick Saban as Darth Vader Villain%3A+Nick+Saban+as+Darth+Vader CFB

Darth Vader is evil, but he's also slick, driven and productive. Sound familiar? While Saban isn't necessarily evil, he does strike fear into opponents with his lethal combination of smugness and an explosive temper. But does he produce? In his fifth season at Alabama, Saban is 44-11 with a national title under his belt and a championship-caliber team suiting up on Saturdays. Don't know the power of the dark side yet? Just wait.

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CFB 24 1200 Heroes and Villains: Star Wars and college football join forces 30150265 Hero: Steve Spurrier as Han Solo Hero%3A+Steve+Spurrier+as+Han+Solo CFB

Solo is one cocky fella, a brash loner who loves being at the controls. Sound like anyone you know? Spurrier is a confident rock star in Columbia, S.C., as he's turned the Gamecocks into a solid squad with SEC title capabilities. He's not afraid to take risks on the field or shoot himself in the foot off of it. "Cool" is the term that comes to mind in describing Spurrier. And when his wife says "I love you," don't you wonder if the Ol' Ball Coach replies, "I know"?

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CFB 24 1200 Heroes and Villains: Star Wars and college football join forces 30150269 Villain: Lou Holtz as JarJar Binks Villain%3A+Lou+Holtz+as+JarJar+Binks CFB

Simply put, Holtz is the most annoying person in the college football world, as Jar Jar was the bane of that galaxy far, far away. The sound of either voice sends fans running for cover, with hopes that their senseless rambling will be over soon.

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CFB 24 1200 Heroes and Villains: Star Wars and college football join forces 30146690 Heroes: Carl Pelini (left) and Bo Pelini as C-3P0 and R2-D2 Heroes%3A+Carl+Pelini+%28left%29+and+Bo+Pelini+as+C-3P0+and+R2-D2 CFB

You just can't have one without the other. While Nebraska’s resurgence is largely due to head coach Bo Pelini, his brother, Carl, is essential in the role of defensive coordinator. They may yell and scream, a lot, at each other, a lot, and their team, a lot, but in the end, they get the job done and could get the Cornhuskers to the first Big 10 Championship Game. C-3PO and R2-D2 didn't always see eye to eye, but when it counted, the duo saved the day more than once.

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CFB 24 1200 Heroes and Villains: Star Wars and college football join forces 30148593 Hero: The Mountaineer (West Virginia mascot) as Chewbacca Hero%3A+The+Mountaineer+%28West+Virginia+mascot%29+as+Chewbacca CFB

Both are big, hairy and carry weapons. Nothing more needs to be said.

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