The spring football season is complete, which means almost four months of a whole lot of nothing in college football news for the coming weeks as far as new developments are concerned. Now, we enter preview season.
ESPN.com is filling the football-less void with its post-spring Top 25. But first, Mark Schlabach discusses a few teams just outside of the rankings: Texas, UCF and Washington.
Paralyzed former Tulane safety Devon Walker shows determination – Joan Niesen, Sports Illustrated
Devon Walker was paralyzed in a game against Tulsa in 2012. Now, the former Tulane safety is fighting to regain movement and, as Niesen describes it: “real life beyond the spinal cord injury that nearly ended it all, and damn if he isn’t going to find a way to get better — even if he doesn’t yet know what better will be.”
Mike London names Greyson Lambert Virginia’s starting QB – Hark Kurz, Associated Press
Greyson Lambert takes the reins of Virginia offense in a pivotal year for the Cavaliers. At 19.8 points per game, Virginia’s scoring offense was ranked No. 110 in the Bowl Subdivision. Lambert played sparingly, taking over for David Watford. Lambert went 33-of-75 and threw one touchdown pass with two interceptions.
Randy Edsall leads Maryland into Big Ten era – David Ginsburg, Associated Press
“The challenge is to try to prove people wrong, those people who don’t think we’re going to be able to be competitive from the get-go,” says Maryland head coach Randy Edsall.
Last year, Edsall proved naysayers wrong by leading Maryland to its first bowl game since hire in 2011. Now, the challenge is navigating a new conference as the Terrapins embark upon Big Ten membership.