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Ohio Football 2014 Spring Wrap Up

Ohio Football 2014 Spring Wrap Up Strengths & question marks coming out of spring The challenge for Ohio this spring was to rebuild an offensive unit that was pillaged heavily via graduation. The Bobcats lost eight offensive starters and 12 seniors from the offensive two-deep from last season. For all intents and purposes, Ohio will be starting with a clean slate on that side of the football in 2014, and used the spring...

Oklahoma Football 2014 Spring Wrap Up

Oklahoma Football 2014 Spring Wrap Up Strengths & question marks coming out of spring Oklahoma’s strengths lie in two key places: the lines. The Sooners have decent depth on the offensive line to go along with a wealth of experience. Senior tackle Daryl Williams should find his way onto plenty of preseason All-American lists, and his bookend on the other side, Tyrus Thompson, has an even higher ceiling. The biggest...

Miami Football 2014 Spring Wrap Up

Miami Football 2014 Spring Wrap Up Strengths & question marks coming out of spring Coming out of spring I think it is clear that this team can really run the ball.  Despite missing their best player in RB Duke Johnson, and arguably their most explosive incoming recruit in RB Joseph Yearby, by all indications Miami had a very nice spring running the ball.  Gus Edwards really progressed and gives them the big back they...

Washington 2014 Spring Football Wrap Up

Washington 2014 Spring Football Wrap Up. Strengths & question marks coming out of spring With new head man Chris Petersen, an entirely new coaching staff and new schemes on both sides of the ball, I’d say spring football was an almost entirely basic affair. A tremendous focus on fundamentals, down to things as small as the proper way for the QB’s to fall on the ball after a fumble or bobbled snap. So by and large, the...

FAU 2014 Spring Football Wrap Up

FAU 2014 Spring Football Wrap Up Strengths & question marks coming out of spring FAU’s strength rests in its secondary and offensive skill positions. The Owls return one of the nation’s best shut-down cornerbacks in D’Joun Smith and standout strong safety Damian Parms, who could work his way into the NFL Draft conversation with a strong 2014 season.  Offensively, FAU has two ready-to-play quarterbacks...

Boise State 2014 Spring Football Wrap Up

Boise State 2014 Spring Football Wrap Up Strengths & question marks coming out of spring It’s always a little hard to tell where strengths and weaknesses lie after Spring ball. The media access is limited, the playbook isn’t thrown wide open, and there are plenty of players nursing injuries. That said, I think one clear strength is the running attack, led by Jay Ajayi. If Ajayi can stay healthy, I think...

Vanderbilt 2014 Spring Football Wrap Up

Vanderbilt 2014 Spring Football Wrap Up Strengths & question marks coming out of spring Two big question marks will dog the ‘Dores this summer. The biggest will be how the team reacts to new head coach Derek Mason. Mason has a tough act to follow after James Franklin guided Vandy to consecutive nine-win seasons. He’s got a stellar reputation as a positional coach and coordinator, but this will be his first...

Stanford 2014 Spring Football Wrap Up

Stanford 2014 Spring Football Wrap Up Strengths & question marks coming out of spring Defense is still clearly Stanford’s strong suit. Despite losing Trent Murphy, Ben Gardner, and Josh Mauro, this team is still sturdy up front. They can rush the quarterback, and their defensive line plays with great hunger thanks to Henry Anderson, David Parry, and Blake Lueders. Offensively, the team must replace four of five...

South Carolina 2014 Spring Football Wrap Up

South Carolina 2014 Spring Football Wrap Up Strengths & question marks coming out of spring The offense, in general, should be strong. South Carolina loses three key contributors offensively: QB Connor Shaw, WR Bruce Ellington, and RG Ronald Patrick. The losses of Shaw and Ellington are obviously significant, but Dylan Thompson is a capable replacement for Shaw, and the Gamecocks were deep at WR last year with Shaq...

Penn State 2014 Spring Football Wrap Up

Penn State 2014 Spring Football Wrap Up Strengths & question marks coming out of spring Penn State, right now, is a team that is built on offense first due in large part to the way Bill O’Brien had recruited during two years of reduced sanctions. O’Brien made a push to bring in whatever players at the skill positions he could while putting depth on the line of scrimmage down on the list of priorities. Because of that,...