The conclusion of the 2017-18 College Football season saw two true freshman quarterbacks lead their school’s into championship overtime. Tua Tagovailoa and Jake Fromm both shined in the 2018 national championship game for Alabama and Georgia, respectively. Hence, both the Crimson Tide and Bulldogs are two of the favorites to win the title tilt in January. Updated Odds to Win 2019 CFP Championship (April 16).
Looking for updates from your favorite college pigskin spring practice games? CBS Sports published a recent piece that offered up a column of College Football Spring Games and their take on the action. Barrett Sallee wrote “despite weather forcing cancellations and movement of many spring games across the Midwest, Saturday’s slate of spring football games was the busiest of the year that included many College Football Playoff contenders and familiar faces in new places.”
Sallee suggests that Ohio State is just fine at quarterback. “In a game that was moved up to 11:45 a.m. ET to avoid inclement weather and clearly rushed since players were whistled down anytime a defender was in the same zip code, the Buckeyes showed that they’re loaded at quarterback. Junior Joe Burrow was 15-for-22 passing for 234 yards and two touchdowns, and sophomore Dwayne Haskins was 9-for-19 passing for 120 yards and two touchdowns as both split time between the scarlet and gray teams. Redshirt freshman Tate Martell added 28 passing yards and 74 rushing yards combined between both squads. But when will coach Urban Meyer make a decision?”
The “Spring game takeaways: QB battles at Ohio State, Clemson, Florida; Jimbo Fisher’s debut” by Sallee also states that Kelly Bryant will have to earn his role as Clemson’s starting signal caller. “All Bryant did in his junior season replacing Clemson legend Deshaun Watson was lead the Tigers to the ACC title and berth in the College Football Playoff. What does that earn him? Another offseason quarterback battle. He went 8-for-15 passing for 35 yards and looked uncomfortable throughout the spring game on Saturday. It was his first major action he’s seen since going 18-for-36 passing for 124 yards with two interceptions in the Sugar Bowl semifinal loss to Alabama.”
The CBS Sportsline take on Spring action went on with mentions:
- Florida had a lot of fun in Dan Mullen’s debut
- Oklahoma’s offense needs some work
- Texas A&M’s offense looks solid under Jimbo Fisher
Visit this link for more recaps on spring practices and scrimmages.
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Updated Odds to Win 2019 CFP Championship (April 16)