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7 Big Ten teams will extend QB competitions into preseason

The week started with nine of the 14 Big Ten teams coming out of spring practices planning to continue quarterback auditions in August. The number was down to seven by Friday. First-year coach Ryan Day of defending conference champion Ohio State insisted after the Buckeyes‘ spring game last Saturday he hadn’t decided between Georgia transfer Justin Fields and redshirt freshman ...

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14 Big Ten football players poised to break out in the fall

A look at football players in the Big Ten this spring who are poised to have standout seasons this fall: EAST DIVISION INDIANA WRs Nick Westbrook and Donovan Hale, seniors. Westbrook, who missed 2017 with an ACL tear, showed glimpses of his pre-injury talent last season but not the gaudy numbers. Hale emerged as a legitimate go-to receiver. Together, the ...

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Matt Leinart goes 1-on-1 with NFL prospect David Sills V

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Plenty of coaching changes around SEC during offseason

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — There has been plenty of coaching turnover in the Southeastern Conference this offseason, just not involving any head coaches. This will be the first year since 2006 that the SEC begins a season with no new head coaches. But despite the continuity at the top, there has been nearly a 40 percent turnover in offensive and ...

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Deep Cyclones seeking replacements for Butler, Montgomery

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State should have one of the most talented teams in school history. The Cyclones will also be without two of the most gifted players they’ve ever had in wide receiver Hakeem Butler and running back David Montgomery, and replacing that lost production will be paramount to their success next season. That won’t be easy considering ...

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ACC teams look to answer questions at quarterback

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Dabo Swinney’s quarterback situation at Clemson seems settled for a while. Not many of his colleagues around the Atlantic Coast Conference can say the same thing. Ten schools faced questions of varying degrees of urgency at QB this spring. Eight of those schools lost a starter from last year either due to graduation, transfer, early NFL ...

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Coach Moorhead puts focus on Mississippi State’s offense

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi State’s lack of a consistent passing offense wrecked what could have been a special season in 2018. Second-year coach Joe Moorhead is working to correct the issues. The Bulldogs recently wrapped up spring drills and it’s no secret that fixing the offense — specifically the passing game — was one of Moorhead’s most important priorities. ...

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AP Top 25 Podcast: New coaches facing toughest challenges

Not all new coaches face the same challenges in college football. Who has the toughest task ahead of him in 2019? On the latest AP Top 25 College Football Podcast, Bruce Feldman of Fox Sports joins AP’s Ralph Russo to talk about which first-year coaches have their work cut out for them. Louisville’s Scott Satterfield, Kansas’ Les Miles and Maryland’s ...

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Iowa revamps passing game with Hockenson, Fant off to NFL

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Two of the best tight ends in Iowa history have left for the NFL. The Hawkeyes might finally have the wide receivers it needs to revamp its offense. With T.J. Hockenson and Noah Fant expected to be taken in the first round of next week’s draft, Iowa (9-4 in 2018) has started adjusting its attack ...

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Michigan football’s new offense just makes a lot of sense

A thirst for nostalgia can only provide so much. Eventually, you adapt or you disappear. Jim Harbaugh’s first four years at Michigan were heavy on the old stuff. Fullbacks, 22 personnel. Discussions about steel being inserted into one’s spine and homage after homage to the program’s storied past. There was adaptation, too, of course. But not much. Football was played ...

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