Some very good sites for insight into our Conference mates.
Temple has battened down the hatches and are squarely focused on their September 1st opener against Villanova. ‘Nova has never been a slouch and loves to take on the bigger division teams…Mike Gibson has some great insights on the Owls at Temple Football Forever.
To the Huskies, it will be a rivalry. To the Golden Knights…meh. Nonetheless, the UConn program would like the series to become relevant and resurrect the ConFLiCT. Read the UConn Blog.\
South Florida’s Defensive Line and Linebackers are the spotlight of the blog’s series on the positional groups for the Bulls this season. Learn about the 2018 Bulls at The Daily Stampede.
Central Florida is making no bones about it. They feel that their wide receiver corps is as good as it gets and as such, the quarterbacks are expected to put up monster numbers in the passing game. The Orlando Sentinel has a nice blog at Knights Notepad.
Wide Receiver Thomas Geddis broke out a bit last season and now, the expectations are through the roof for the junior. For a slick site that employs a multi-media approach, learn about Cincinnati’s 2018 edition at Down the Drive.
Coach Major Applewhite is impressed with his team’s tackling in first practice in full pads and the Cougars are looking for a return guy for 2018. The Houston Chronicle does it right. Follow the Cougars at The Chron.
Redshirt freshman offensive lineman Obinna Eze pushing for a starting job this season, running with the first unit. Impressive rise for a young player, but he’s got the goods. Follow the Tigers at The Commercial Appeal.
Junior Defensive End Marcus Edwards is profiled in an ongoing site series. And, as expected, he is another well-versed, good kid who is pretty darn good on the field too. Follow the Midshipmen at Navy’s Football Site.
Head Coach Philip Montgomery talks about the NCAA Redshirt rule and how it might help a program like Tulsa’s. Also, even though the coaching staff took a pay cut, there is no panic in Tulsa. Learn more at Tulsa World.
While the offense looks to be good, the fate of the team rests with a defense that must improve. It may be a tough task with a very young defensive line, but the Green Wave believed their youth movement will serve. The Times-Picayune has the Green Wave covered.
The Pirates weren’t the only team focusing on player needs during the summer. SMU opened the doors to its new, spectacular locking room and you can follow the team through its unveiling. The Dallas News keeps you informed.