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Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Lunch Links: New vibe at W. Michigan

By Andrea Adelson

The final few teams in college football opened practice Monday. In Western Michigan, there is a new vibe with Alex Carder as the quarterback. Drew Burdi, whom he beat out in the spring, has been switched to wide receiver.

Meanwhile, San Diego State also opened practice Monday. Quarterback Ryan Lindley is the key to the Aztecs' hopes this season.

And as Sonny Dykes takes over at Louisiana Tech, nearly every job on offense seems to be open.

BYU's offensive line is growing in strength and numbers, writes Dick Harmon of The Deseret News.

Tulsa coach Todd Graham switched gears when asked about his offense, instead wanting to focus on his special teams.

UTEP is loaded at receiver this year.

Can Michigan transfer Sam McGuffie be a savior for Rice?

Air Force cornerbacks Reggie Rembert and Anthony Wright have a friendly rivalry.

RB Derek Lawson looks to fill the shoes of four-year starter Reggie Arnold at Arkansas State.

North Texas WR Darius Carey will miss two weeks of practice after injuring his hand while helping his mom move in New Orleans.