Continued prayers for Jimbo's son, Ethan, and the rest of the family. There will be a presser this Friday at 11. It will be attended by Ethan's physician from the Mayo clinic and will raise awareness about young Ethan's blood disorder. The family has established a foundation, in which I was told Jimbo's wife will be heavily involved.
Fall Camp Preview: QBs and DEs
Seminoles.com Senior Writer Brandon Mellor kicks off a week-long feature previewing two positions per day leading up to the start of football's fall camp on Aug. 8. Up first, the quarterbacks and defensive ends. I like Brandon Mellor, but wonder if we now have one of these situations at FSU. And I expect that Will Secord will not be around too much longer if he is again beaten out by a younger player.
Boston College Football Releases 2011 Preseason Depth Chart - BC Interruption
An in-depth look at the 2011 Boston College preseason football depth chart released in this year's football Media Guide.
This season will be one of growth and development. As you can see, we are heavy with seniors and freshmen with few players in between. Clemson absolutely has to get these younger guys some reps to prepare them for an injury and/or a role next season. We'll see some drop off here (there is no way around it) because of the players lost to the pro draft and the lack of experience outside of the starters. We'll be fine with the #1's but there are quite a few questions in the two-deep.
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There’s a terrific amount of talent. This is U.S.C., after all, and even if these aren’t the big, bad, bullying Trojans of old this is still a team that has stockpiled five-star recruits nearly across the board. So what’s missing? Depth, most of all, but while the Trojans are very deep and strong in some areas there are enough trouble spots to keep this team from being a legitimate national contender — and yes, the N.C.A.A. took care of that problem anyway. Where U.S.C. can feel good about things is at quarterback, barring injury: Barkley’s the key to the entire offense, and U.S.C. would be hard-pressed to finish .500 if he’s lost for a significant amount of time. There’s ability at running back and receiver, but the biggest question mark offensively is along the line, where things do not look good. The defense will take its cue from a deep and experienced front four; they’ll be needed in a big way, considering the issues at linebacker and in the secondary. About this secondary: it can’t be worse, can only be better, and will be improved if Robey can continue to develop and Burnett can take to his new role, and there’s wonderful depth at safety. In short, if everything goes its way U.S.C. could challenge for 10 wins. That’s if there are no injuries, if the offensive line comes together, if the linebacker corps lands strong play from youngsters and the secondary steps up. That’s a quite a bit to go right. In a more realistic scenario, these question marks harass U.S.C. all season, preventing the Trojans from reclaiming their place atop the Pac-12.