The wait is over! College football is finally back, and not a moment too soon. Over the past few months, the most talked about college quarterback in history became the most talked about NFL back-up quarterback in history. Meanwhile, the Heisman and Championship-winning quarterback was arrested for shoplifting crab legs at a local grocery store. Yes, it's been a long, bizarre offseason and the return of players to the gridiron is certainly a welcome sign for fans, especially with the long-awaited implementation of a playoff system. In honor of the arrival of the upcoming season, we take a look back at our Proud Alum series, which covers acclaimed chefs who attended college football powerhouses. We asked them for some stadium and tailgating memories and jotted down their favorite game day recipes.

University of Southern California

Featured recipe: Carne Asada Tacos With Salsa Roja

University of Michigan

Featured recipe: Sloppy Joe Goat Sliders

University of Connecticut

Featured recipe: Jack Daniel's Ribeye Steak

Syracuse University

Featured recipe: Wings With Homemade Hot Sauce

University of Mississippi

Featured recipe: Smoked Chicken Salad

Florida State University

Featured recipe: Smoked Baby Back Ribs

University of Maryland

Featured recipe: Baby Back Ribs

University of Wisconsin

Featured recipe: Beer And Caraway-Braised Bratwurst