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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...

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...

San Diego State 2014 Spring Football Wrap Up

San Diego State 2014 Spring Football Wrap Up Strengths & question marks coming out of spring Fans and journalists didn’t get a good look at SDSU starting quarterback Quinn Kaehler this spring. He took very limited snaps due to a minor corrective surgery on his right elbow. But I’d definitely say Kaehler will be a strength next year for an SDSU offense that will go against the trend of the last four years and center on...

Bowling Green 2014 Spring Football Wrap Up

Bowling Green 2014 Spring Football Wrap Up Strengths & question marks coming out of spring It was a very exciting Spring practice for the Falcons.  Being defending MAC Champions would be exciting enough, but then add in the electric personality and offensive philosophy of Dino Babers, the new coach, and you have a fan base that is really charged up. BG lost 6 defensive starters from a unit that was #1 (15.9 PPG, best by...

Troy 2014 Spring Football Wrap Up

Troy 2014 Spring Football Wrap Up Strengths & question marks coming out of spring The team really has two strengths going into 2014 – the ability to run the ball and a great set of linebackers. In spring, a lot of the major contributors to the offensive line missed several practices with injuries (most not serious), but should they all be healthy in August, they bring plenty of experience. Every running back that...

Tulane 2014 Spring Football Wrap Up

Tulane 2014 spring football wrap up. Strengths & question marks coming out of spring Tulane’s strength is in its secondary. Lead by sophomore cornerback Lorenzo Doss, the ball hawking shutdown corner who had 7 interceptions last season, tied for second in the nation, the Green Wave will remain one of the better defensive teams when defending through the air. Freshman Nico Marley, though undersized, makes the linebacking...

The 2013 Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl Preview

In one of the more interesting non-BCS bowls of the season, Fresno State and Southern California will square off in the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl. The Trojans will be coached by an interim-interim head coach, Clay Helton. Helton is USC’s third coach of the 2013 season after Lane Kiffin was fired to start the year and interim coach Ed Orgeron turned in his resignation after being passed over for the permanent job. Helton...

Mountain West Conference Preview: Utah State at Fr...

The 24th-ranked Fresno State Bulldogs host the Utah State Aggies Saturday night in the first Mountain West championship game. I was really looking forward to this match-up and thought that despite Fresno State’s loss last week to San Jose State, we would still see an inflated line. I was really surprised when this game opened at Fresno State -3.5 at most sports betting sites like SportsBettingOnline.ag. I thought we’d...

Week 14: C-USA, MAC, and Sun Belt Quick Picks

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone. Below are my thoughts on the big Conference USA game between Marshall and ECU. I will have more plays up tomorrow, but I wanted to get this one out there with the early kickoff at noon on Friday. Good luck!   ECU +3.5 @ Marshall On Friday at noon, we get the game Conference USA has been waiting for, when East Carolina heads into West Virginia to take on Marshall. ECU is 9-2, and Marshall is...