Having survived the worst month of the offseason, we now have Spring Football to look forward to. This fall, the league adds two new members from the east coast - Rutgers and Maryland - and has switched up the division structure. Back when this news was announced, I took a deeper look at the competitive balance of the two divisions.
This spring, Ohio State will be without star quarterback Braxton Miller, who is undergoing minor surgery on his right shoulder. With the graduation of senior QB Kenny Guiton, the Buckeyes lose one of the best back-ups we've seen in a while, and will look to young guys such as Cardale Jones and JT Barrett to take some key reps with the starting unit.
Up in Ann Arbor, Brady Hoke made some staff adjustments, letting go of OC Al Borges and bringing in Alabama's Doug Nussmeier. This spring Nussmeier has his hands full attempting to bring consistency to an offense that was held to negative rush yards in back-to-back games (MSU and Nebraska). This spring game will be one to especially keep an eye on to see the offense's progress and adjustments.
2014 Spring Schedules
Rutgers will have its Spring Game available online at CBSsports.com. We are awaiting the Big Ten Network's schedule of televised Spring Games and will update accordingly. In past years, several BigTen teams received BTN coverage.
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