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BYU Football 2014 Spring Wrap Up

BYU Football 2014 Spring Wrap Up Strengths & question marks coming out of spring Strengths: The backfield for the Cougars will be one of the main strengths for this BYU team and it looks to improve in 2014. With returning RB Jamaal Williams and QB Taysom Hill back, the Cougars top two rushers have another year under their belt. Behind a questionable offensive line, the run game was the strength of last year’s offense and...

Notre Dame Football 2014 Spring Wrap Up

Notre Dame Football 2014 Spring Wrap Up Strengths & question marks coming out of spring Notre Dame Head Coach Brian Kelly continues to restrict what is seen and known about his team during the offseason. The Spring Game featured an Irish defense showing next to nothing of what we expect new coordinator Brian Van Gorder to exhibit come August 30th against Rice. Based only on what we’ve already seen from experienced...

Notre Dame’s BCS title odds fall following Golson’...

Last week we looked at the odds to win the 2014 BCS National Championship Game courtesy of BetOnline. Notre Dame was listed at 25 to 1 to win next year’s final BCS championship game. However with the dismissal of starting QB Everett Golson for the 2013 Fall Term for “poor academic judgment,” Irish National Title odds have fallen to 40 to 1. How big is Golson’s loss to the Irish? Obviously it is significant....

Notre Dame and BYU replacements for 2013 first rou...

Notre Dame and BYU replacements for 2013 first round draft choices The 2013 NFL draft is in the books, so let’s continue with our series of articles that have been projecting who will replace the first round draft choices.   Who replaces Tyler Eifert? The John Mackey Award winner for the nation’s top tight end went to Eifert, who extended the distinguished lineage of Irish players from the position. The last...

Notre Dame Football Spring Wrap Up

Notre Dame Football Spring Wrap Up Spring summary Those who follow the program closely spent the 2013 Spring Practices taking a long look at the roster and wondering who is ready to step into the bigger leadership roles, specifically on defense. Outsiders are probably more interested in whether 2012 was a merely a good Irish team with great luck or a sign that Notre Dame is ready to return to the game’s elite. Neither...

BYU Football 2013 Spring Wrap Up

BYU Football 2013 Spring Wrap Up Spring Summary Keeping within the context that this was just spring practices, the two-deep depth chart was still the biggest takeaway. The depth chart can be viewed here. Offense First, Taysom Hill was officially named the starting quarterback. It was the worst kept secret of camp, but the new offensive coaching staff refused to acknowledge during the spring that this very promising...

Navy 2013 Spring Preview

Navy went 8-5 in 2012, overcoming a 1-3 start to close the regular season with seven victories in eight games before getting crushed by Arizona State in the Fight Hunger Bowl. The Midshipmen opened spring practice last Tuesday, March 19. Patrick Stevens, whose blog D1scource.com covers college sports in D.C./Baltimore/Virginia, breaks down the Middies for us in our Navy 2013 spring preview. Navy’s 2012 season in review...

Notre Dame 2013 Spring Preview

Notre Dame put together a spectacular season in 2012 that finished with a berth in the BCS National Championship against Alabama. The Irish were thoroughly throttled by the Tide, but the appearance in the game returned the Irish to the national discussion. Notre Dame begins spring practice today and the Spring Game is schedule for April 21, 2013 at 1 p.m. Steve Herring of Herring Bone Sports provides us with some great...

BYU 2013 Spring Preview

The 2012 BYU Cougars finished the season with an 8-5 record and beat San Diego State 23-6 in the Pointsettia Bowl. The Cougars begin their third year as an Independent  when they open spring practice today. Helping us with our BYU 2013 spring preview is Scott from the BYU football website Blue Cougar Football. BYU 2012 in review  The 2012 season was very disappointing for BYU. Sure the Cougar D was the best in school history...

2012 College Football Win Totals: BYU Cougars

BYU won 9 regular season games last year, and capped off their season with a 24-21 win over Tulsa in the Armed Forces Bowl. 5Dimes has set BYU’s 2012 college football win totals at over 8.5 (-105) and under 8.5 (-135).  Helping us preview the Cougars and project their 2012 college football win totals is Scott from the BYU football website Blue Cougar Football. BYU’s main strengths this season? LB/Run D, WR, P...