Early Storylines to Follow for 2018 CFB Spring Games

Everybody who cares about college football is either enjoying a short break after the emotions of the College Football Playoff and recruiting cycle, or they’re already feening for spring practice to start again.

All the teams have intriguing storylines entering drills, which should start in a few weeks. Whether it’s replacing superstars, breaking in new quarterbacks, infusing freshman talent or new coaching regimes, this spring is going to be full of headlines.

Alabama and Clemson, playoff teams from a season ago, figure to have all-out battles to be the starting signal-caller. Oklahoma (like the Tigers a season ago) has to move on from one of college football’s biggest gamers at quarterback.

Georgia’s Kirby Smart has to help his team pick up the pieces from a near-miss national championship loss and restock the Bulldogs pantry with elite players. UCLA ushers in the Chip Kelly era without quarterback Josh Rosen, and its cross-town rival USC Trojans will miss Sam Darnold, too.

Internet-surfing will begin soon enough as fans try to find every available morsel of information on their teams. Everybody (yet again) will try to unseat Nick Saban‘s Crimson Tide atop college football’s mountaintop.

Nobody can win a championship this spring, but this is where it starts. Let’s take a look at what to watch for once drills begin.

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Source: Bleacher Report-CFB News

College Football Transfer Players Who Will Make a Big Impact in 2018

Recruiting is the principle way to acquire talent and build a college football program, but transfers occasionally make a major impact for teams.

NCAA rules stipulate a player who switches schools must sit out for an entire season, so several of the top transfers in 2018 watched from the sideline last year. But thanks to the graduate transfer rule, athletes who have earned their degree are eligible immediately.

Though more transfers could happen after spring practice, we’re focused on the players and grads who will be factors in 2018and have announced where exactly they are headed.

     

Note: Athletes who were available to play in 2017 (Kyler Murray, for example) and JUCO players are not included.

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Source: Bleacher Report-CFB News

Shorthanded Auburn has no trouble knocking off Alabama in Iron Bowl rivalry

On a night in which the Auburn football team accepted the Iron Bowl trophy, the basketball team was also energized to play Alabama.

Even though the Tigers were down to seven scholarship players thanks to G Mustapha Heron having the stomach flu, coach Bruce Pearl’s squad came out with a bang, dominating from the opening whistle to avenge an earlier loss in Tuscaloosa, winning 90-71.

Alabama star freshman PG Collin Sexton had an incredible game, leading all scorers with 25 points, but he didn’t get much help as the Crimson Tide fell once again on the road.

For the Tigers, PG Jared Harper led the way, pouring in 21 points, while fellow G Bryce Brown added 18.

The Tigers kept their lead in the SEC standings, improving to 12-3 in conference play and 24-4 overall. The Tide, meanwhile, fell to 17-11 overall and 8-7 in conference play.


Source: Saturday Down South