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Which Big East positions got the most help this spring?

5/26/2009

Posted by ESPN.com's Brian Bennett
Questions remain around the Big East, but a few teams found some help this spring at certain positions. Here's a list of where that help came from for a few teams:

Cincinnati: The addition of Marcus Barnett to the defense helped solidify a secondary that lost starting cornerbacks Mike Mickens and DeAngelo Smith and safety Brandon Underwood.

Connecticut: The play of Jordan Todman, Andre Dixon and Meme Wylie at running back left the Huskies feeling OK about their ability to replace star Donald Brown.

Pittsburgh: Elijah Fields finally played up to his potential, and Dom DeCicco was solid as the Pitt safety position looked strong this spring.

Syracuse: Moving Derrell Smith to the inside and switching Doug Hogue from running back solidified the Orange's linebacker corps.

West Virginia: The emergence of Wes Lyons in the slot and the solid play of Bradley Starks and Alric Arnett on the outside gave the Mountaineers a good feeling about their receivers.