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Virginia Tech Football 2014 – Better, Worse or abo...

Virginia Tech Football 2014 – Better, Worse or about the Same? OFFENSE The offense is in its 2nd year under Scot Loeffler and it should bear more of his imprint. Whether they have the talent at the skill positions is yet to be seen. The Hokies have a lot of speed, and the line is veteran, but the QB is likely to be a transfer with little prep time as he won’t practice til August. They have five decent running backs,...

Wake Forest Football 2014 Spring Wrap Up

Wake Forest Football 2014 Spring Wrap Up Strengths & Question Marks The team’s biggest strength is its secondary. It returns all four starters including two senior corners in Kevin Johnson and Merrill “Bud” Noel as well as safeties sophomore Ryan Janvion and senior Anthony Wooding Jr. Janvion was an honorable mention all-American last season. Wake Forest’s quarterback is their biggest question...

Pittsburgh Football 2014 – Better, Worse or about ...

Pittsburgh Football 2014 – Better, Worse or about the Same? OFFENSE I expect the offense to be slightly better. The offensive line will improve if they can stay healthy, as they return four starters. Former five-star recruit Dorian Johnson, the fifth projected starter by most accounts, was a freshman backup last season. Johnson struggled, but will move from tackle to guard where things should be a little easier for him. Pitt...

Boston College, Louisville & Michigan State &...

Boston College Football 2014 - Better, Worse or about the Same? OFFENSE BC lost some of their major contributors on offense with the graduation of Heisman finalist Andre Williams, star receiver Alex Amidon, tackles Ian White/Matt Patchan and quarterback Chase Rettig. However BC reloaded this offseason with the transfer of Florida QB Tyler Murphy, and a stable of young running backs including sophomore Myles Willis and...

Florida State Football 2014 Spring Wrap Up

Florida State Football 2014 Spring Wrap Up Strengths & question marks coming out of spring Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher was mostly pleased with this spring. He saw young talent develop, especially at running back, receiver, defensive line and linebacker. The Seminoles lose 10 starters (five apiece on offense and defense), so there are questions about who will fill starting roles. But the feeling is that FSU’s...

North Carolina Football 2014 Spring Wrap Up

North Carolina Football 2014 Spring Wrap Up Strengths & question marks coming out of spring The North Carolina Tar Heels have a couple of strengths that stood out at the spring game at Kenan earlier this month. The Tar Heels are loaded at running back, with four legitimate options for Coach Fedora in the backfield. TJ Logan looked the best in the second half of last season as he learned the offense and excelled running...

North Carolina State Football 2014 Spring Wrap Up

North Carolina State Football 2014 Spring Wrap Up Strengths & question marks coming out of spring It’s hard to find a lot of obvious strengths from a team that was 3-9 last year and went winless in an ACC that, after Florida State, is not exactly the most impressive football conference in the land. The roster churning from the Dave Doeren regime means that the squad will have 51 true and redshirt freshmen this year....

Syracuse Football 2014 Spring Wrap Up

Syracuse Football 2014 Spring Wrap Up Strengths & question marks coming out of spring The quarterback situation is much more settled headed into 2014. Terrel Hunt will almost certainly retain his starting spot and looks like he’s ready to build on a solid end to 2013. The running back unit lost Jerome Smith but includes a bevy of guys ready to step up, including Prince Tyson-Gulley, Devante McFarlane and Adonis...

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...

Clemson 2014 Spring Football Wrap Up

Clemson 2014 Spring Football Wrap Up Strengths & question marks coming out of spring Clemson’s strength in 2014 is going to be the defense, specifically the DL. Vic Beasley’s decision to return was a big boost, and with several younger players getting some good snaps this past season, this is a group that has quality through the entire 2-deep. The Tigers also have a deep linebacking corp, though a player or...