Monday, April 16, 2007

Spring Reports

Atlantic Coast

Dan Collins, Winston-Salem Journal: Nobody is more casual about the spring than Wake Forest, which failed to use all of its 15 days allotted by the NCAA.

Derek Redd, Palm Beach Post: Xavier Lee or Drew Weatherford? Florida State's starting quarterback won't be known until fall.

Robbi Pickeral, News & Observer: North Carolina showed off its new pass-heavy offense.

Ed Miller, Virginian-Pilot: What if they held a spring game and not much happened? Welcome to Virginia.

Will Vandervort, Columbia State: It's clear that Clemson's defense is in need of a "slobber knocker" linebacker.

A.J. Carr, News & Observer: North Carolina State's offense showed the ability to make the big play.

Big East

Shawn Courchesne, Hartford Courant: At Connecticut, the defense trounced the offense, 80-46, in the Modified Edsall scoring system.

Gregg Becnell, Tampa Tribune: Matt Grothe's reputation as the comeback kid continued for South Florida in an otherwise dull spring finale.

Kevin Gorman, Tribune-Review: Pittsburgh's search to replace Tyler Palko remained like some of the throws by the two quarterback candidates — up for grabs.

Big 12

Blair Kerkhoff, Kansas City Star: A announced crowd of 54,288 turned out in Lincoln, where Sam Keller took a mighty step toward becoming Nebraska's starting quarterback.

Jerry Hill, Waco Tribune: Is Baylor's offense that bad or is the Bears' defense that good?

Ryan Greene, Lawrence Journal-World: Observations from Kansas, where quarterbacks were free game during the first half.

Kyle Ringo, Daily Camera: Colorado appears much improved on offense and should get even better in the fall when a talented group of freshmen arrive.

Andrew Logue, Des Moines Register: Iowa State quarterback Bret Meyer played well, but receiver Todd Blythe didn't play because of undisclosed injuries.

Jenni Carlson, Oklahoman: Oklahoma State backup quarterback Zac Robinson outplayed starter Bobby Reid, but coach Mike Gundy says Robinson is his guy.

Robert Cessna, Bryan-College Station Eagle: Windy conditions limited Texas A&M's passing game, but the running attack looked sharp.

Mike DeArmond, Kansas City Star: Missouri's defense was the story of the day, holding the running game to virtually nothing.

Dwain Price, Fort Worth Star-Telegram: Crazy game at Texas Tech, where the offense totaled 523 yards and the defense registered 10 sacks, gave up only 22 net rushing yards and scored two touchdowns.

Big Ten

Terry Hutchens, Indianapolis Star: Indiana appears to have depth at quarterback, with starter Kellen Lewis and backup Ben Chappell sparkling in the spring finale.

Andy Hamilton, Iowa City Press-Citizen: Jake Christensen, in line to replace Drew Tate as Iowa's quarterback, was sharp during the final scrimmage.

Angelique S. Chengelis, Detroit News: Michigan coach Lloyd Carr says he likes "the attitude of this team."

Pacific 10

Ryan Finley, Arizona Daily Star: Arizona's new "Air Raid" offense was a success, with quarterback Willie Tuitama having a big game throwing the ball.

Jeff Metcalfe, Arizona Republic: Arizona State's offense was sluggish, with quarterback Rudy Carpenter completing 14 of 26 passes for 190 yards and no touchdowns.

Rusty Simmons, San Francisco Chronicle: California coach Jeff Tedford said of his offense, which returns eight starters: "We're nowhere close to where we need to be right now."

Craig Smith, Seattle Times: Defense was the story at Washington State, where several playmakers were out because of injuries.

Southeastern

Joseph Person, Columbia State: Perhaps the only good thing about South Carolina quarterback Blake Mitchell’s play is that it did not come against Georgia.

Robbie Andreu, Gainesville Sun: Tim Tebow showed he can throw the ball, leading coach Urban Meyer to say Florida looks capable of repeating as SEC champions.

Nate Allen, Northwest Arkansas Times: Finally, something happened on the field at Arkansas, where Darren McFadden's backup got to play.

Western Athletic

Chadd Cripe, Idaho Statesman: What did Boise State learn this spring? It is still searching for a quarterback.

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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

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dawizofodds said...

Georgia, I believe. ...