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Notre Dame mixing pro style with read option

Notre Dame mixing pro style with read option

Notre Dame wants to reunite with success this season, and a marriage of identities could achieve that goal.The read-option offense is responsible for college quarterbacks producing prodigious numbers. It’s also blamed for the lack of NFL-ready quarterbacks who can read defenses...

Notre Dame relying defensive basics

Notre Dame relying defensive basics

Vince Lombardi liked to say he was a teacher before he was a coach. He got his start in the classroom at St. Cecilia’s in Englewood, N.J., and won state football and basketball titles.Lombardi coached by the creed that if his players repeated the same mistakes, it was the coaches...

Wake Forest thinks Hinton can raise roof

Wake Forest thinks Hinton can raise roof

Kendall Hinton’s ascent to starting quarterback was interrupted by an injury last year, but Wake Forest coach Dave Clawson indicated throughout spring drills he remains committed to him.Clawson named Hinton his No. 1 quarterback at the start of spring drills last month. He did so...

Notre Dame adjusting to revamped staff

Notre Dame adjusting to revamped staff

Brian Kelly opened spring football drills last month at Notre Dame, stating that change was needed. He revamped his staff and altered his role, but most of all he’s thankful the changes forced by a 4-8 record didn’t include him.Kelly suffered his first losing season in seven...

Lamar Jackson and more return for Cardinals

Lamar Jackson and more return for Cardinals

Here are two quotes from Louisville’s first day of spring football on March 21 that should raise the hackles on the back of every ACC defensive coordinator. They’re both from Cardinal head coach Bobby Petrino.On Heisman Trophy quarterback Lamar Jackson entering his junior year:...

Georgia Tech reboot starts at quarterback

Georgia Tech reboot starts at quarterback

In a 2016 season when longtime nemesis Mark Richt joined their division, the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets were easy to overlook. A central task of the 2017 season is to regain status as a centerpiece program in the ACC.Georgia Tech dropped three straight midseason games to fall...

Montgomery opens second camp with second look

Montgomery opens second camp with second look

Scottie Montgomery’s first few games at East Carolina began smoothly. A young head coach’s first encounters with the weight of responsibility — and a job held by fewer than 130 men — exceeded expectations. The Pirates routed Western Carolina, 52-7, and upset North Carolina State,...

Narduzzi enters third phase at Pitt

Narduzzi enters third phase at Pitt

Pat Narduzzi opens spring football with a new boss. Pitt introduced Heather Lyke on Monday as the Panthers’ new athletic director. That can be problematic for a football coach.Athletic directors tend to like to have their own pick manning the primary revenue sport of an athletic...

Boston College reasons for optimism

Boston College reasons for optimism

Boston College has cause for optimism entering this season. An All-America defensive end who led the nation in sacks, 16 returning starters and Boston College’s first bowl win since 2007 are encouraging reasons to think fifth-year head coach Steve Addazio has his program...

Young ACC corners make their mark early

Young ACC corners make their mark early

Cornerback is one of those positions that used to require seasoned veterans. Rare was the incoming freshman that played. They needed time to learn the college game.But that’s not necessarily the case anymore. The mature true freshmen with ability are pressed into action. Nine of...