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  1. Video: Pitt optimistic about offense

    ESPN.com staff

    Heather Dinich talks about reasons for Pitt to be optimistic about its offense this spring. The Panthers have eight returning starters....

    Blog | March 14, 2014
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  3. Season wrap: West Virginia

    Jake Trotter

    After losing three of the best players in school history after the 2012 season, West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen was still optimistic his Mountaineers would improve in their second season in the Big 12. Turned out, the offense logically struggled t...

    Blog | January 15, 2014
  4. Power conferences seeking more autonomy in NCAA

    President Mark Emmert says NCAA members are "cautiously optimistic" that the organization can create an acceptable plan to give the five power conferences more autonomy.

    Story | Conversation | December 11, 2013
  5. Where the TCU offense went wrong

    Jake Trotter

    Going into the season, coach Gary Patterson felt optimistic about the TCU offense. So did almost everyone else, too. Veteran Casey Pachall was back at quarterback. So was backup Trevone Boykin, who gained valuable experience in 2012 filling in for...

    Blog | October 30, 2013
  6. Are Washington Huskies finally ready for their breakthrough seaso...

    Dean Oliver

    Ahead of Washington's Saturday night game against Stanford, Dean Oliver examines UW's early-season performance to determine whether the Huskies are finally ready for their breakthrough season.

    Story | Conversation | October 03, 2013
  7. Banker hopeful OSU will fill defensive voids

    Ted Miller

    If the Dictionary of Phrases needs a demonstration of what "cautiously optimistic" sounds like, they might want to chat with Mark Banker about his Oregon State defense. He makes a good case for optimism. And he's got reasons to be cautious. It ...

    Blog | June 14, 2013
  8. Backyard Brawl renewal not within reach

    David Ubben

    At the ACC meetings in Florida on Tuesday, Pittsburgh AD Steve Pederson sounded optimistic about renewing a rivalry with Penn State, but the Panthers' biggest rivalry might continue to go unplayed for awhile. From colleague Brett McMurphy: While ...

    Blog | May 14, 2013
  9. Pitt AD hopeful series with PSU can resume

    ESPN.com staff

    AMELIA ISLAND, Fla. -- Pittsburgh's annual rivalry with Penn State ended in 2000, but on Tuesday at the ACC meetings, Pitt athletic director Steve Pederson told ESPN that he is "very optimistic" the series will be renewed. Pitt and Penn State have...

    Blog | May 14, 2013
  10. Pittsburgh Panthers hopeful series with Penn State Nittany Lions ...

    Brett McMurphy

    Pittsburgh's annual rivalry with Penn State ended in 2000, but Pitt athletic director Steve Pederson said he is "very optimistic" the series will be renewed.

    Story | Conversation | May 14, 2013
  11. Auburn receivers look to break out in 2013

    Chris Low

    Sammie Coates is highly optimistic, which is always a start. Auburn's sophomore receiver said this week that the Tigers had the "best wide receivers group, I think, around." If that proves to be the case in the fall, we should see Auburn's pass...

    Blog | April 17, 2013
  12. Florida State Seminoles Chris Thompson ready for unique pro day c...

    David M. Hale

    Back and knee injuries ended two seasons for Chris Thompson, but the running back will make the most of Florida State's pro day.

    Story | Conversation | March 18, 2013
  13. A look at Big 12's past, future NFL talent

    Carter Strickland

    ESPN draft expert Mel Kiper has two Big 12 players -- Oklahoma's Lane Johnson and Texas' Kenny Vaccaro -- potentially going in the first round of this year's NFL draft. Fellow expert Todd McShay has the same two as Kiper and also is optimistic abo...

    Blog | March 11, 2013
  14. Spring Q&A: Indiana's Kevin Wilson

    Adam Rittenberg

    There's reason to be cautiously optimistic about Indiana football in 2013. The Hoosiers improved their wins total last fall by three and amazingly in November found themselves in contention to represent the Leaders Division at the Big Ten title game....

    Blog | February 28, 2013
  15. HornsNation links: Texas begins practice

    ESPN.com staff

    From Carter Strickland: As spring practice begins, coach Mack Brown is optimistic about Texas in 2013 and thinks the Longhorns are ready to get back to being a "top-level program." More from Strickland: Texas to hire personnel devoted to recruitin...

    Blog | February 22, 2013
  16. Mack Brown optimistic, hopeful as Texas Longhorns start spring fo...

    Carter Strickland

    Texas coach Mack Brown has high expectations for the Longhorns in 2013 and, behind quarterback David Ash, thinks his squad is back to competing for national titles.

    Story | Conversation | February 21, 2013
  17. Marcus Lattimore is optimistic about 2013

    Edward Aschoff

    After seeing Marcus Lattimore squirm and claw in pain last October, it left many people wondering if he'd ever be back on a football field again. This wasn't your normal knee injury. His right knee was dislocated and several ligaments were torn. F...

    Blog | January 23, 2013