Spring college football 2013: Alabama, Texas, Oklahoma, Michigan updates

Rick Osentoski-US PRESSWIRE

Spring football rolls along with updates for the Alabama Crimson Tide, Texas Longhorns, Oklahoma Sooners and Michigan Wolverines.


The Wolverines suffered a critical blow when backup quarterback Russell Bellomy tore his ACL. The injury to the backup to Michigan quarterback Devin Gardner occurred on Friday and was announced Monday.

Michigan will likely have to turn to walk-on Brian Cleary as their potential backup. The only other scholarship quarterback who could back up Gardner down the line is Shane Morris, but he has yet to step on campus as an incoming freshman from the 2013 class.


Crimson and Cream Machine discusses the young Sooners that can step up in spring camp. Wide receiver Sterling Shepard has improved after a promising true freshman campaign. Running back Alex Ross redshirted last season but seems to be coming on after a year of conditioning into college form. Ty Darlington has been impressing so much that Gabe Ikard could move over to guard to get a chance to start at center. And Ahmad Thomas has been making his impact felt as an early enrollee and has been mentioned plenty in the early practice reports.


Burnt Orange Nation has numbers from the Texas spring game. David Ash completed 17 of 24 passes for 162 yards, with two touchdowns but also two interceptions. There wasn't much separation from the running backs corps, with Malcolm Brown, Joe Bergeron and Johnathan Gray all rushing for more than 30 yards.


Roll Bama Roll has the latest from Nick Saban's press conference. The two most competitive spots on the team appear to be at both left guard and right tackle. The good news is that the Tide have no injuries to report this early on. Cyrus and Christion Jones could be called upon to play more cornerback, and Dee Hart could play the Star position.

But the first football practice post-spring practice did not go all that well. Weather was considered a factor as the temperature moved from cold the week before spring break to fairly hot the week afterwards.


There are multiple questions coming from spring camp. The Huskies get set to move to an up-tempo offense, and it'll be really critical to figure out whether Keith Price can keep up in it to stay the starter. There are early questions about who will be the new free safety, kicker and

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