Checking in on spring football with SBN's Big 12 blogs:
Kansas. Rock Chalk Talk welcomes a bumper crop of baby running backs in their spring game offense review:
Depth at the running back position has never been a luxury afforded any coaching staff. That all looks to change this year as sophomore (to be) Toben Opurum, seniors Rell Lewis, Angus Quigley and redshirt freshman Deshaun Sands all return. Not to mention two highly recruited backs in James Sims and Brandon Bourbon, who will arrive in the summer. Both are expected to have a chance to contribute early on.
Texas Tech. Double T Nation talks scrimmage defense, which is very much "under construction":
The defensive line was pretty banged up and I thought that the players up front just couldn't muster much pressure on the quarterback. Of course, when you're talking about a 164 play scrimmage where there's a handful of players that get playing time and not just the starters, it's not going to look perfect. I mentioned this a couple of times to the group after the game, that I'm a bit concerned about Brian Duncan's ability to get consistent pressure on the quarterback. I tend to think of Duncan of being a bit undersized, but truthfully, he's the same size as Daniel Howard. The key is probably technique and time. He's virtually learning an entirely new position, a position which requires him to completely change how he approaches the game. Of the players that I think can effectively make that change, it's Duncan and Bront Bird. I get the feeling that whatever either of them are asked to do, they'll do for the betterment of the team.