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Yes, if you have been missing thee ol’ college pig skin, have no fear!  you have spring games coming up!  Most of the time practices are open to fans and the game is a chance to come out and see what the team looks like going into summer! This might get you through until Fall…then we can start chomping at the bit to see the boys get down and dirty in 2011~ Here is your 2011 Spring Game Schedule!

Big East

CINCINNATI -Spring game: April 16

CONNECTICUT-Spring game: April 16

LOUISVILLE – Spring game: April 15

PITTSBURGH -Spring game: April 17

RUTGERS -Spring game: April 30

SOUTH FLORIDA -Spring game: April 2

SYRACUSE -Spring game: April 16

WEST VIRGINIA -Spring game: April 29

Big 12

BAYLOR -Spring game: April 2

IOWA STATE -Spring game: April 16

KANSAS -Spring game: April 30

KANSAS STATE -Spring game: April 30

MISSOURI -Spring game: April 16

OKLAHOMA – Spring game: April 16

OKLAHOMA STATE -Spring game: April 16

TEXAS -Spring game: April 3

TEXAS A&M -Spring game: April 16

TEXAS TECH -Spring game: March 26

ACC

BOSTON COLLEGE -Spring game: April 16

CLEMSON – Spring game: April 9

DUKE – Spring game: March 26

FLORIDA STATE -Spring game: April 16

GEORGIA TECH – Spring game: April 24

MARYLAND -Spring game: April 30

MIAMI -Spring game: April 16

NORTH CAROLINA -Spring game: April 9

NORTH CAROLINA STATE -Spring game: April 16

VIRGINIA -Spring game: April 2

VIRGINIA TECH -Spring game: April 23

WAKE FOREST -Spring game: April 16

Big Ten

ILLINOIS – Spring game: April 23

INDIANA -Spring game: April 16

IOWA -Spring game: April 16

MICHIGAN -Spring game: April 16

MICHIGAN STATE -Spring game: April 30

MINNESOTA -Spring game: April 23

NEBRASKA -Spring game: April 16

NORTHWESTERN -Spring game: April 16

OHIO STATE -Spring game: April 23

PENN STATE -Spring game: April 16

PURDUE -Spring game: April 9

WISCONSIN -Spring game: April 23

SEC

ALABAMA -Spring game: April 16

ARKANSAS -Spring game: April 16

AUBURN =Spring game: April 16.

FLORIDA =Spring game: April 9

GEORGIA -Spring game: April 16

KENTUCKY -Spring game: April 23

LSU -Spring game: April 9

MISSISSIPPI STATE -Spring game: April 9

OLE MISS -Spring game: April 16

SOUTH CAROLINA -Spring game: April 9

TENNESSEE -Spring game: April 16

VANDERBILT -Spring game: April 17

PAC-12

ARIZONA STATE -Spring game: April 23

CALIFORNIA -Spring game: April 24

COLORADO -Spring game: April 9

OREGON -Spring game: April 30

OREGON STATE -Spring game: April 30

STANFORD -Spring game: April 9

UCLA -Spring game: April 23

USC -Spring game: April 23

UTAH -Spring game: April 16

WASHINGTON -Spring game: April 30

WASHINGTON STATE -Spring game: April 16

Others

TCU -Spring game: April 2

Boise State -Spring game: April 16

We are sadly coming to the final weeks of the college football season. It’s been a season riddled with injury, Especially at the key QB position. So in these last weeks if you are looking for your starting Quarter Back from September, you might be better off looking on the sidelines for the guy in sweats and a fitted cap. But don’t focus on him too long, because there is some one on the field doing his job, and sometimes… even better!

BYU QB: Riley Nelson only made it to September 21st as the Cougars starting Quarter Back due to an injury to his right shoulder leaving him out for 4 – 5 months.. aka the rest of the season. This left the job up to Freshman Jake Heaps, who ultimately was the squads most experienced QB. The Cougars are now 5-5.

UCLA QB Richard Brehaut: Kevin Prince the anticipated starting quarter back for UCLA was hunkered up mid-season with a meniscus tear in his knee. As soon as Prince was scheduled for surgery in came freshman Richard Brehaut (pronounced Bre-HO.. or affectionately known by his team mates as Bre- Bro). Bre-Bo has shown some surprising capability at the position.  Last week Oregon State got a pass rush against UCLA but Brehaut didn’t stay in the pocket to see it happen too often. Brehaut showed great improvisational skills which was especially true in third down situations. This Thursday the Bruins take on Washington.. Keep an eye out for this kid and his quick thinking shovel passes!

Notre Dame QB Tommy Rees: Dayne Crist started off having a pretty good season…ND always has its ups and downs, but off of summer training Crist came in looking pretty solid. That is until he ruptured his patella tendon in the game against Tulsa. The previous year it was his right, and this year it is his left. That’s some tough luck there, you can’t help but feel bad for these boys. Now freshman Tommy Rees has taken over, with Nate Montana being his back up. Which in our next series of injuries we learn, the back up back up might actually get some play, sooner than later. Enter: The Purdue Boilermakers.

Purdue QB Rob Henry: Robert Marve was the highly anticipated starting QB for the Purdue Boilermakers. It seems that anticipation only got Boiler Nation to its 4th game, in which Marve once again re tore his ACL in the first quarter. A huge blow to a team riddled with injuries. Rob Henry the red shirt freshman would take over from there.. and take over he did.. until he too was struck with injury. Enter Justin Siller…long story here, but he was the QB, but then had to go to a JC to fix his grades, and come back the following year. The Boilermakers alternated QB’s last week against Michigan, resulting in both still being injured and Siller worse off than before. We pray they get this together for the last 2 games and end the season on a high note.

Miami QB Stephen Morris: Jacory Harris is by all accounts the starting quarter back for the UM Canes. He received a hard blow at Virginia on Oct 30th and was forced to sit out 2 games. Many Miami fans would point to Harris as being a pretty inconsistent QB that throws his fair share of interceptions and isn’t very good at seeing the lateral pass rush… but that’s neither here nor there. The kid had a concussion, so in came freshman back up, Stephen Morris. Stephen Morris started winning games, 2 fairly consistently with minor mistakes.  Jacory Harris is recovered but now fans, students, and team mates are chanting: Stephen Morris. What is Randy Shannon to do?? Who really is the better starter? Harris has seniority but Morris is clutch, he has a good track record so far and a very strong-arm. But from the beginning the job was rightfully given to Harris, and now he’s back ready to take his #1 spot. tough call. But then again, this all has to come to fruition when Harris is completely cleared by medical to play VT this weekend, which is still pending.