Spring Practice Central

Athlon Sports previews each league, key QB battles and more in our 2011 spring primers.

Athlon Sports previews each league, key QB battles and more in our 2011 spring primers.

Welcome to Athlon Sports 2011 Spring Practice Central.

Yes, erasers and printers are in overdrive this week as one of the world's greatest sporting event gets ready to tip off on Thursday. Bracket busters, Cinderellas, overtime and Gus Johnson will all be a major part of the sports landscape for the next three weeks.

But here at Athlon, we never forget about the gridiron. Spring practices are beginning around the country and the football junkies here at Athlon couldn't care less about the Wofford Terriers versus Jimmer-Nation. Who will play quarterback at Alabama? Can Auburn rebuild its offensive line? Who is favorite in the Big East? How will Nebraska address its defense this spring? Can Oregon thrive under NCAA scrutiny?

All of these questions and more will be addressed over the next few weeks.

Here is Steven Lassan's look at all the big quarterback battles to keep an eye on this spring:

Here is Braden Gall's 2011 national, team, conference and positional recruiting rankings:

Athlon will go conference-by-conference previewing every team's spring practice, including schedules, returning starters, redshirts to watch, fantasy tips, early enrollees and the biggest individual question marks.

Spring Primer Schedule

Mon., Mar 14th:
Tues., Mar 15th:
Wed., Mar 16th:
Thur., Mar 17th:
Fri., Mar 18th: 

Sat., Mar 19th:
Sun., Mar 20th:

Mon., Mar 21st:
Tues., Mar 22nd:
Wed., Mar 23rd:
Fri., Mar 25th:

Mon., Mar 28th:
Tues., Mar 29th: Pac-12 North

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