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  1. Heard makes most of transfer year at UK

    Greg Ostendorf

    One of the last memories Braylon Heard had of his time at Nebraska was a 9-yard touchdown run in the 2012 Big Ten championship game. He took the handoff, sprinted to the opposite side of the field and left the defense in the dust as he waltzed into t...

    Blog | April 24, 2014
  2. Depth offers latest hope for IU defense

    Brian Bennett

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- A recent Indiana practice came down to a winner-take-all snap in the red zone. Redshirt freshman Kris Smith ended things by sacking Nate Sudfeld (at least unofficially, since there's no tackling the quarterback in practice). T...

    Blog | April 24, 2014
  3. SEC's lunch links

    Alex Scarborough

    So after all that, Kevin Durant made this insane shot ... and lost? Ouch. Alabama linebacker Reggie Ragland explains how this year's defense is different than in years past. Tre Mason walked away with top honors at Auburn's AUSPY Awards. Sout...

    Blog | April 22, 2014
  4. No seniors on the FSU D? No problem

    Andrea Adelson

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Florida State had the luxury a season ago of playing not only with future NFL draft picks all over its defense, but with senior leaders at each level. Plenty of talent remains as the Seminoles look ahead to defending their nat...

    Blog | April 22, 2014
  5. Wildcats focus on firming up midsection

    Adam Rittenberg

    EVANSTON, Ill. -- Defense wasn't the reason Northwestern went 5-7 in 2013. Sure, the unit was on the field for the play that encapsulated a hard-luck season: a Hail Mary touchdown pass as time expired that gave Nebraska a 27-24 victory and set off...

    Blog | April 21, 2014
  6. Why Michigan State Spartans can repeat as Big Ten champs - Colleg...

    KC Joyner

    KC Joyner's examines the Michigan State Spartans' 2014 outlook, writing that the Green and White will contend for another Big Ten title based on their ample offense, stout defense and favorable schedule.

    Story | Conversation | April 21, 2014
  7. Big 12 lunchtime links

    Brandon Chatmon

    NBA playoffs start this weekend. This should get you ready for the fun! West Virginia's defense made big strides in the spring, says Mountaineers' defensive coordinator Tony Gibson. What does naming Montell Cozart as the starting quarterback at...

    Blog | April 18, 2014
  8. Q&A: Utah defensive coordinator Sitake

    Ted Miller

    After leading the Pac-12 in scoring defense in 2011, Utah has slipped into the middle of the pack in the conference the past two seasons. While the numbers have been generally solid -- most notably against the run -- you get the feeling that coordina...

    Blog | April 17, 2014
  9. Different task for Oklahoma State's Spencer

    Brandon Chatmon

    Oklahoma State defensive coordinator Glenn Spencer has a simple explanation to describe the change in his job in the past year. "180 degrees," he says. At this time a year ago, Spencer was a new defensive coordinator with a defense full of vete...

    Blog | April 17, 2014
  10. Aggressiveness the theme for Arkansas' D

    Sam Khan Jr.

    There's a saying that the Arkansas defense is living by this spring in hopes of becoming a better, more aggressive unit this fall. It rings true with the mentality new defensive coordinator Robb Smith wants to instill in his group. "Coach Smith...

    Blog | April 17, 2014
  11. Alabama's defense is fueled by bowl loss

    Edward Aschoff

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- It didn't take long for the sickening feeling to seep out of Landon Collins' stomach and circulate through his body. On the way back to Tuscaloosa after Alabama's humbling 45-31 loss to Oklahoma in the Allstate Sugar Bowl, the ...

    Blog | April 17, 2014
  12. Myles Jack keeping focus on defense

    Kevin Gemmell

    LOS ANGELES - UCLA's much-ballyhooed dual-threat threat Myles Jack -- the first player in league history to win the Pac-12's defensive and offensive freshman of the year -- has zero carries this spring. None. Nada. A 230-pound donut of spring offe...

    Blog | April 17, 2014
  13. There's no time for complacency at Auburn

    Edward Aschoff

    AUBURN, Ala. -- Shortly after a string of grueling 6 a.m. offseason workouts and just before spring practice began on the Plains, Auburn's offensive players gathered together. Around the same time, the defense locked itself away, too. There was no...

    Blog | April 17, 2014
  14. Video: Arizona LB Scooby Wright

    ESPN.com staff

    Arizona LB Scooby Wright talks about being a true freshman starter in 2013, the Wildcats' QB competition and who's stepping up on defense....

    Blog | April 16, 2014
  15. Spartans offense says it can take lead

    Brian Bennett

    EAST LANSING, Mich. -- For nearly a season and a half, Michigan State leaned hard on its defense to try to win games while the offense sputtered. That pattern finally changed midway through last season, as Connor Cook settled the quarterback posit...

    Blog | April 16, 2014
  16. UNC D looking to continue momentum

    Heather Dinich

    North Carolina safety Tim Scott is well aware of the surging expectations surrounding his offensive teammates this spring -- further motivation for the Tar Heels' defense to catch up this fall. "We feel as if we're not talked about or we're not ev...

    Blog | April 16, 2014