Aug. 30, the first day of the 2012 season, can't get here soon enough. We're 82 days away from that blessed event.
That's a long time to go without football. But fans suffer through it every year, so it can be done.
To help you pass the time, Yahoo! Sports begins its top 100 player countdown; we'll unveil the top 100 players in groups of 10 over the next 10 Sundays. Wednesday, we begin our 1-124 team countdown.
It's a long way until Aug. 30. We'll try to make the long wait bearable.
100. DE Bjoern Werner, Florida State
Particulars: 6-4/272, Jr.; Salisbury (Conn.) High
Buzz: Werner is a German native who was an exchange student when he caught the eye of college recruiters. He had a solid season as a freshman reserve in 2010 before making a splash last season as a fulltime starter. Werner had seven sacks, eight quarterback hurries and eight pass breakups. He also held up nicely against the run. He also had a fumble recovery and an interception, which he returned for a TD against Clemson. He and Brandon Jenkins form one of the nation's top end duos.