|Brian Kelly can't wait to play this guy again. Getty Images|
But 2011 is sooo last year.
We can only sit back and enjoy past accomplishments for so long. It's also January and we don't go gaga over recruiting, so we need something to talk about.
So what's going on for 2012? What can we look forward to? Who's leaving? What incoming and red-shirt freshman will make an immediate impact? How does the schedule look? This series of posts will attempt to address each one of these topics.
First up, the schedule, after the break.