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Post-spring analysis points to a Buckeyes celebration in 2006.
Point Of Order
Texas has to replace Vince Young. USC has some very big holes to fill on offense. Ohio State's starting over on defense. West Virginia must adjust to life in the spotlight. Are OU and ND ready to contend? Ivan Maisel finds the 2006 favorite in his post-spring Top 25. Story
 

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Jared Zabransky WAC Attack
Can Boise State and Jared Zabransky bounce back? Who will replace Paul Pinegar as the quarterback for Fresno State? Can Nevada make another run? Some WAC questions were answered this spring, but others remain for the fall. Story

Maisel/Forde: 3 things to watch for in the WAC | Spring central

null SECond Generation
Will Alabama's defense survive its losses this fall? Does JaMarcus Russell keep his starting job at LSU? Can David Cutcliffe resurrect Tennessee's offense? Some SEC questions were answered this spring, but others remain. East | West

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Josh Padrick Place In The Sun
Can North Texas relocate its mojo? Will Josh Padrick elevate FIU? Will FAU and Troy survive brutal nonconference schedules? Take a look at what questions were answered in the Sun Belt this spring and what problems linger. Story

Maisel/Forde: 3 things to watch

Brady Quinn Independent Spirit
Is Notre Dame poised for a run at the national title? Can Navy keep winning? Will Army reach a bowl game? Can Al Golden turn around Temple? Spring practice revealed some of the answers. Story

Maisel/Forde: Watching the Independents


Garrett Wolfe MAC Daddies
Will any defense slow down Garrett Wolfe and the Huskies? Can quarterback Luke Getsy lead Akron to another title? Take a look at what questions were answered in the MAC this spring and what problems linger heading into the fall. Story

Maisel/Forde: 3 things to watch in the MAC

null Big Impressions
Will the Horns defend their national title? Can Adrian Peterson stay healthy for an entire season and lead OU to the title? Many questions were answered for Big 12 teams this spring, but others remain. Big 12 spring recaps: North | South

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Troy Smith Whole Ten Yards
Can Ohio State find the defensive answers to contend for the national title? Will Michigan rebound? Can Penn State stay hot? Take a look at what questions were answered in the Big Ten this spring and what problems linger. Story

Maisel/Forde: 3 things to watch in the Big Ten

null Shock Treatment
Will Tulsa and UCF stay on top of C-USA or will another surprise winner emerge in '06? Spring practice provided some clues. Story

Maisel/Forde: 3 things to watch in Conference USA
Feldman blog: Which non-BCS league teams will shine in '06? Insider


Robert Merrill Splash Mountain
TCU's first dive into the Mountain West waters earned the Frogs a perfect score, but a second straight MWC title won't be as easy. BYU and Utah answered some questions this spring. Story

Maisel/Forde: 3 things to watch in the Mountain West


null The Big Picture
West Virginia attracted all the attention this spring, but the Mountaineers aren't the only Big East team to keep an eye on. Louisville and Rutgers also answered some questions this spring, but problems will linger into the fall for others. Story

Maisel/Forde: 3 things to watch in the Big East

Drew Weatherford and Kyle Wright ACCelerated Learning
On-the-job training in 2005 for FSU's Drew Weatherford and Miami's Kyle Wright has the Canes and 'Noles well-positioned for 2006. Not every ACC team is that lucky. Some teams answered questions this spring, but problems will linger into the fall for others. Story

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null Forde: Perfect publicity storm building
Brady Quinn's life is hardly normal, which isn't surprising for a Heisman candidate QB from Notre Dame, writes Pat Forde.

null Maisel: Fresh Prince catches on at K-State
Ron Prince has yet to register his first win at Kansas State, but it's obvious that the coach has injected a new energy into Wildcats football.

null Forde: WVU eyes college football summit
Rich Rodriguez and West Virginia aren't embracing the buzz, but the Mountaineers aren't hiding from it, either, writes Pat Forde.

null Forde: Small-school approach pays off big
Success hasn't changed Rich Rodriguez. In fact, the hungry-and-humble vibe learned on the long road to the top continues to serve him well, writes Pat Forde.

Charlie Weis Maisel: Weis turns attention to Irish defense
Charlie Weis revived the Notre Dame offense in 2005. Now he's focused on the other side of the ball, writes Ivan Maisel.

Pete Carroll Maisel: No hangover for Trojans after loss
Expecting a Rose Bowl hangover for Pete Carroll and USC? Think again, writes Ivan Maisel.

null Hawkins instills new attitude at Colorado
Dan Hawkins was aware of Colorado's problems. But the chance to make a difference is a big reason he agreed to coach the Buffs, writes Ivan Maisel.

null Tennessee goes back to get to the future
Coming off their worst season in decades, the Vols are relying on a familiar face to get their offense back in gear, writes Ivan Maisel.



 
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Casting Off
Ivan Maisel and David Albright host the weekly college football podcast, which takes a look at the latest news, breaks down the spring scene and talks to coaches and experts from across the country.
Maisel, Albright, Fouts, Doba talk Pac-10 (June 1)
Maisel, Albright, Starkey talk Big East (May 25)
Maisel, Forde, Feldman talk Notre Dame (May 18)
Bret Bielema joins the crew to talk Big Ten (May 11)
Tommy Bowden stops by to talk ACC (May 4)
Jim Donnan joins the crew to talk Big 12 (April 27)
Pat Forde and Chris Low talk WVU and the SEC (April 20)
Maisel, DiNardo talk spring games (April 13)
Football 101: 2006 Spring Tour
Davie: Texas block party
Blocked kicks can quickly change a game or a season. Texas knows that more than any other team in the nation. That's why Bob Davie's first trip this spring was to Austin.
Davie: Devils' dual-threat
Arizona State always produces one of the nation's most balanced, consistent and prolific offenses. That's why Bob Davie's second spring trip was to Tempe.
Davie: Crimson Tide rolls on D
Alabama featured the nation's top scoring defense in 2005. No wonder Bob Davie's third spring stop is in Tuscaloosa to break down the Crimson Tide defense.
Davie: Gophers' comfort zones
Every team operates a zone blocking scheme, but no one executes it better than Minnesota. So, Bob Davie targeted the Gophers for the fourth stop on his tour.
Davie: West Virginia's wealth
West Virginia's spread offense is one of the hottest schemes in the country. So, Bob Davie made sure Morgantown was the final stop on his spring tour.
2006 Spring Football Roundup
ACC
ACC
ACC spring practice review
Maisel/Forde: 3 things to watch
Friedgen takes hands-on approach Insider
ACC spring notebook (04/28)
Jackets seek improved Ball control Insider
ACC spring notebook (04/21)
UVa to face many challenges in '06 Insider
ACC spring notebook (04/10)
Hokies searching for QB answer Insider
ACC spring notebook (03/30)
Expectations are high at Clemson Insider
ACC spring notebook (03/21)
Weatherford, FSU expect better in '06 Insider
ACC spring notebook (03/10)
Coker feeling the heat in Miami Insider
ACC spring notebook (03/02)

Big 12
Big 12
• Big 12 spring review: North | South
Maisel/Forde: 3 things to watch
Hays spreading knowledge at Baylor Insider
Big 12 spring notebook (04/26)
Cyclones focused on finishing strong Insider
Big 12 spring notebook (04/17)
OU primed for another Big 12 title run Insider
Big 12 spring notebook (04/06)
Big 12 squads searching for QBs Insider
Big 12 spring notebook (03/28)
Huskers sporting extra bounce Insider
Big 12 spring notebook (03/17)
Franchione, Aggies facing critical year Insider
Big 12 spring notebook (03/08)
Brown, Horns ready to move forward Insider
Big 12 spring notebook (02/27)
Big East
Big East
Big East spring practice review
Maisel/Forde: 3 things to watch
'Cuse's Smith following in footsteps Insider
Big East spring notebook (04/27)
Rutgers returns bruising backfield duo Insider
Big East spring notebook (04/18)
Pittsburgh motivated for 2006 season Insider
Big East spring notebook (04/07)
South Florida LBs Bullish on D Insider
Big East spring notebook (03/29)
UConn's Caulley continues comeback Insider
Big East spring notebook (03/20)
Cardinals prepared to soar in '06 Insider
Big East spring notebook (03/09)
Mountaineers face different challenge Insider
Big East spring notebook (02/28)
Big Ten
Big Ten
Big Ten spring practice review
Maisel/Forde: 3 things to watch
Wolverines focus on run game, fitness Insider
Big Ten spring notebook (05/01)
Hardy focused on gridiron success Insider
Big Ten spring notebook (04/20)
Ferentz at home with Iowa Insider
Big Ten spring notebook (04/11)
Wildcats' Sutton born to run Insider
Big Ten spring notebook (03/31)
Spartans feeling the heat in 2006 Insider
Big Ten spring notebook (03/22)
Bielema carries mantle for Badgers Insider
Big Ten spring notebook (03/13)
Defense key to OSU title quest Insider
Big Ten spring notebook (03/02)
Conference USA
C-USA
C-USA spring practice review
Maisel/Forde: 3 things to watch
UCF building on surprising '05 season Insider
Independents
MWC
Forde: Quinn's leaving normal
Spring practice review
Maisel/Forde: 3 things to watch
Irish eyes on Notre Dame's defense Insider
MAC
MAC
MAC spring practice review
Maisel/Forde: 3 things to watch
Ground control: Wolfe ready to run Insider
Mountain West
MWC
MWC spring practice review
Maisel/Forde: 3 things to watch
Beck, BYU focused on MWC crown Insider
Pac-10
Pac-10
Pac-10 spring practice review
Maisel/Forde: 3 things to watch
Tuitama raising Arizona's hopes Insider
Pac-10 spring notebook (05/02)
Carpenter, Keller dueling for ASU job Insider
Pac-10 spring notebook (04/21)
Stewart on track for stardom at Oregon Insider
Pac-10 spring notebook (04/11)
Feldman blog: Dennis a big loss Insider
Pac-10 spring notebook (04/03)
Ty, Huskies expect bowl bid in 2006 Insider
Pac-10 spring notebook (03/23)
Cal looks for starting quarterback Insider
Pac-10 spring notebook (03/14)
UCLA changing defensive identity Insider
Pac-10 spring notebook (03/03)
SEC
SEC
• SEC spring review: East | West
Maisel/Forde: 3 things to watch
Malzahn aims to diversify Hogs Insider
SEC spring notebook (05/03)
Gators expect '06 offensive explosion Insider
SEC spring notebook (04/24)
Rice stirs Gamecocks' offense Insider
SEC spring notebook (04/13)
Tuberville stays the course Insider
SEC spring notebook (04/04)
Three could be a crowd at LSU Insider
SEC spring notebook (03/24)
Richt sorting out Dawgs' QB situation Insider
SEC spring notebook (03/15)
Vols hope to turn the page in 2006 Insider
SEC spring notebook (03/06)
Sun Belt
Sun Belt
Sun Belt spring practice review
Maisel/Forde: 3 things to watch
FIU building on strong '05 finish Insider
WAC
WAC
WAC spring practice review
Maisel/Forde: 3 things to watch
Boise State focused on fresh start Insider
Strength And Conditioning
Maisel: Winter wonderland
Whether the focus is rehabbing, team building or body building, the pre-dawn workouts during winter conditioning are the kickoff to fall.
Maisel: Recovery room
A knee injury showed Paul Posluszny his football mortality, but the Penn State LB is physically and mentally working his way back into form.
Maisel: Master builder
If there is a contraption or drill out there that will help construct a stronger, faster OU player, Jerry Schmidt knows about it.
Maisel: Union station
TCU's Wednesday workouts are designed not only to build strength and endurance but also to inject enthusiasm into the Frogs.
Maisel: Construction costs
Coming off the school's worst season in 113 years, Syracuse players are paying a high price this offseason to rebuild the Orange.

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