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College Football's Top 25 Quarterback Battles to Watch in Spring Practice

By Steven Lassan, 11 months 2 weeks ago
Spring practice is the first look at all 128 college football teams for 2016, and every coaching staff has a long list of questions for their programs to answer during offseason workouts. While replacing key players in the trenches or rebuilding the secondary is critical to the success of any team, quarterback battles are always going to steal the offseason spotlight. This spring features...

What We’ve Learned About Nebraska Football This Spring: Week Two

By Brandon Cavanaugh, 11 months 2 weeks ago
It’s been around 70 and sunny more often than not recently in the San Diego of the Big Ten a.k.a. Nebraska. Now that helmets and pads are part of the practice festivities, separation and storylines are already occurring. Here’s the report for week number two of the festivities in Lincoln. Quarterback Competition ContinuesThe spot for who’ll be the eventual signal-caller is...

Big Ten 2016 Spring Football Preview and Power Rankings

By Steven Lassan, 11 months 2 weeks ago
Ohio State and Michigan enter 2016 as the frontrunners to win the Big Ten title, but both teams enter spring practice with plenty of work to do. The Buckeyes return quarterback J.T. Barrett and a few rising stars on defense. However, only six starters are back for coach Urban Meyer. The skill players need to be restocked, and the defense has to reload in the trenches and in the secondary. The...

Wisconsin Badgers 2016 Spring Football Preview

By J.P. Scott, 11 months 2 weeks ago
It was business as usual in Madison last fall. Despite a coaching change, Wisconsin posted yet another 10-win season, complete with a bowl game victory over USC. The Badgers were right in the thick of a heated Big Ten West race in 2015, and all signs point to the same this upcoming season. But it all starts in the spring. Second-year head coach Paul Chryst and his team will need to...

College Football's Pre-Spring 1-128 Team Rankings for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 11 months 3 weeks ago
The 2016 college football season officially begins on Aug. 27 with California taking on Hawaii in Australia. While kickoff for 2016 is a ways off, it’s never too early to start thinking about rankings, predictions and a preview for the upcoming year. With spring practice underway, teams are starting to put the pieces in place for 2016 and answer some of the question marks surrounding the...

Maryland Terrapins 2016 Spring Football Preview

By Antwan Staley, 11 months 3 weeks ago
A new era of Maryland Terrapins football is set to begin as D.J. Durkin will have his first spring practice as head coach of the team. Durkin will place Randy Edsall, who was 22-34 overall and 0-12 against ranked opponents in his three-plus seasons at College Park. Mike Locksley replaced Edsall at the midway point of last season, but Maryland still finished 3-9. Durkin, who was Michigan...

Lovie Smith was an Easy Choice for Illinois After a Tough Decision

By J.P. Scott, 11 months 3 weeks ago
The college football world was stunned over the weekend when Illinois head football coach Bill Cubit was unexpectedly and inexplicably fired on the first day of new athletic director John Whitman's tenure. Nobody quite understood why, without cause for disciplinary action, a college football coach would be fired on what was essentially the eve of the start of spring practice. A couple...

Ohio State Buckeyes 2016 Spring Football Preview

By Chip Minnich, 11 months 3 weeks ago
Two seasons removed from winning the national championship, the Ohio State Buckeyes enter spring football practice with a completely reshuffled and revamped roster. Players such as Joey Bosa, Ezekiel Elliott, Taylor Decker and Joshua Perry have all departed the program, preparing themselves for potentially lucrative NFL careers.   Entering the 2016 season, more than half of head coach...

Nebraska Cornhuskers 2016 Spring Practice Positional Preview: Wide Receivers/Tight Ends

By Brandon Cavanaugh, 11 months 3 weeks ago
When looking back on a 6-7 season, it’s likely an exercise in futility to find an entire unit to be proud of. This isn’t the case for the Nebraska Cornhuskers. There were quite a few wide receivers and tight ends running routes and fighting their best to get — and stay — open for their quarterbacks. Fortunately, for the most part, the Big Red’s best bunch is...

Indiana Hoosiers 2016 Spring Football Preview

By Jake Rose, 11 months 3 weeks ago
Last season was a pivotal one for Indiana football and head coach Kevin Wilson. Wilson was entering his fifth season in Bloomington and had yet to put together a winning season or appeare in a bowl game since arriving in 2011. The Hoosiers have still yet to put together a winning season under Wilson, but they have improved slowly through the years — and that is how athletic director...