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Tuesday, May 10, 2005
Updated: May 12, 7:22 PM ET
One last look at spring football

By Brett Edgerton
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Miss any of's spring football recaps. Now's your chance to catch up.


Something strange happened last season in the ACC. Neither Miami nor Florida State won the conference title. Now, the Hurricanes, Seminoles and the rest of the league -- including newcomer BC -- are chasing Virginia Tech. ACC spring recaps
3 things to watch this fall in the ACC | Wright wins Miami QB job

Big East

The Big East features new coaches (Pittsburgh's Dave Wannstedt, Syracuse's Greg Robinson) and new teams (Louisville, Cincinnati, USF). But it's the same old goal in the Big East: earning a BCS bowl bid. Big East spring recaps
3 things to watch in the Big East

Big Ten

With Michigan, Ohio State and Iowa all loaded for a run at the title and Penn State, Michigan State and Minnesota ready to play spoiler, the Big Ten is looking like it will be a big player in the national title race. Big Ten spring recaps
3 things to watch | Herbstreit's Spring Tour: Iowa ESPN Motion

Big 12

A QB controversy at Oklahoma but not Texas? Kansas may have one of the league's best defenses while Texas A&M needs to get tougher? It's been a wild spring in the Big 12 that left teams with as many questions as answers. Big 12 spring recaps
3 things to watch | Herbstreit's Spring Tour: Texas ESPN Motion

Conference USA

Maybe Conference USA lost one marquee attraction in high-flying Louisville, but it still has Heisman hopeful DeAngelo Williams. The Memphis running back is just one reason to watch the remodeled league. C-USA spring recaps
3 things to watch in C-USA | Williams a Heisman favorite


Charlie Weis is mixing spirit and tradition with cold, analytical football strategy while adding a dash of nastiness in hopes of returning Notre Dame to the top, Pat Forde writes. Story

Independents spring recap | 3 things to watch
Kirk Herbstreit at ND ESPN Motion | Weis conversation ESPN Motion

Mid-American Conference

With Bowling Green's Omar Jacobs and Toledo's Bruce Gradkowski still in the fold, expect the MAC's QB tradition to continue in 2005. But is this the year a high-flying MAC squad makes a run at a BCS bowl? MAC spring recaps
3 things to watch in the MAC | Falcons land in early Top 25

Mountain West

Introductions might be in order in the Mountain West. TCU is new to the conference. BYU, UNLV and Utah have new coaches. And while he's not a newcomer, the nation needs to get to know Wyoming's Jovon Bouknight. MWC spring recaps
3 things to watch | Ivan Maisel: 3-pointer | Chat wrap Insider


The names are the same at USC. Pete Carroll. Matt Leinart. Reggie Bush. But there are some lingering questions from spring drills as the Trojans prepare to make a run at an unprecedented threepeat. Pac-10 spring recaps
3 things to watch | Herbstreit's Spring Tour: USC ESPN Motion


So much for those worries about Chris Leak being able to run Urban Meyer's offense. Leak made it look easy this spring, making Florida just another team built for a title run in an already loaded conference. SEC spring recap
3 things to watch | Top 10 and more | Herbstreit at Florida ESPN Motion

Sun Belt

North Texas has turned the Sun Belt into a boulevard of broken dreams for everyone else. Now, armed with one of the nation's top RB tandems, the Mean Green is looking for a fifth-straight conference title. Sun Belt spring recaps
3 things to watch in the Sun Belt


Forget about the blue field. Boise State is no longer just a team that plays on a funky field. The Broncos are out to show they belong among the nation's elite. WAC spring recaps

3 things to watch | Boise St. cracks the Top 25