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Tuesday Morning Brews (3/31/15)

With spring rosters being updated, we finally get to dust off the All-Name Team.

Washington State's River Cracraft
Washington State's River Cracraft
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2015 All-Name Team

Did you know Bruce Wayne was a college football player? He played for one of the oldest college football programs in America, the Lafayette Leopards, in the Patriot League, and got his major in Government & Law & Foreign Language. He's a bit outdated for this year's edition, unfortunately, but it's still an all-time classic.

Gone, too, are Charlie Will Tuttle, John Lowdermilk, and Robert Godhigh, who contributed some amazing things to the sport, probably, during their illustrious and gold-bedecked careers. To honor the contributions of all those like them, we have assembled some of this year's finest - in the All-Name Team.

Backfield
FB Quaide Weimerskirch QB Gray Crow RB Squally Canada
RB Nick Ferrari-Smith QB Gunner Roach RB Juan Day

Offensive line
Blaze Ryder Mark Uptegraff Forrest Lamp
T. D. Gross Shaq Counts
Lake Kirven Stone Underwood Joseph Noteboom John Guy Dakota Tallman

Pass catchers
TE Siale Fakailoatonga WR Quinta Funderburk WR Edgar Allen Poe, Jr.
WR Nyiakki Height WR River Cracraft WR Damore'ea Stringfellow

Defensive line
Faith Ekakitie Finesse Middleton Lion King Pakamiaiaea Davis
Breeland Speaks Al-Quadin Muhammad Kamalani Kaluhiokalani Kingsley Opara

Linebackers
Ruben Hunter Charmeachealle (sure-MIKE-you-well) Moore Courtney Love
Jherremya Leuta-Douyere Bayle Wolf Christian Shaver

Defensive backfield
Tee Shepard
Fish Smithson Davonte Nunnery Zykiesis Cannon
King Davis III
Trey Cheek (très chique) Money Hunter
Wonderful Terry

Special Teams
K Griffin Oakes KR Kermit Whitfield
PK Younghoe Koo LS Chris O'Risky

Hitting the Links Is An Unofficial Doctor

More Details About Braxton's Case With NCAA

In other news, J.T. Barrett is moving along nicely in his rehab, and he's been able to throw in 7-on-7 drills.

Ohio State Sets Up Athlete 'Fuel Zones'

The NCAA has relaxed its rules of late, and of course Urban Meyer is all over it.

Patton Robinette Retires From Vandy

Robinette was the best option to start this year, as he was the only QB to throw for better than 51.3% last year (64.2%), and his quarterback rating and yards per attempt led the team.

Alabama Loses Geno Smith | ....Cam Sims | ...Jonathan Taylor

This has been a tough week for Bama. Geno Smith is the toughest loss, as Nick Saban has to replace two starting safeties from a secondary that has struggled since Jeremy Pruitt left to coach at Florida State and Georgia.

Keith Ford Suspended At OU

Ford was probably the best 3rd-string back in the nation, but it's hard to see this affecting Oklahoma that much with Samaje Perine and Joe Mixon still playing.

Michigan Cancels Two Fundraisers

The good part about these events was obviously how they raised money for good causes. But Michigan and its staff will always be able to ask for support from alumni, and can do so in more efficient and direct ways.

Mike Zordich Q&A

Focusing on creating turnovers is a relief, and Zordich also emphasizes developing depth.

Making More 10 Win-Seasons In Phoenix

The Sun Devils, 28-12 over the last three years, open against Texas A&M. Jaelen Strong, one of the country's more well-known wide receivers, is gone, but dual-threat D.J. Foster (1,081 yards on the ground, 688 through the air) looks to spend more time in the slot this season. The "face of the program," he'll put up some big numbers.

Burning Questions for Penn State's Defense

The Nittany Lions do lose a solid handful of starters from last year's team, none more important than Mike Hull. But it's hard to be too worried about this group, partly because Hull himself was a massive question mark entering 2014. The defensive ends were very stout but underweight, and overall the team played without enough depth. That's not to say that last year's success automatically means they'll be fine, but it is easy to trust those coaches have a good plan together.

College Football's Biggest Position Battles

A very macro view, SI looks at all the biggest battles that have gone on this spring.

Mark Dantonio Talks Spring Ball, Benchmarks

Worth pointing out (again): the Big Ten East went 5-1 in the postseason. Three of those wins came against top-10 teams.

A Princely Tale

Prince Tega Wanogho has played football for less than a year, but he's a mid-four-star recruit and a late 2015 commit to Auburn. On his high school film, he looks like a wrestler put onto a football field.

SB Nation's WKU Preview

Bobby Petrino is gone, but an explosive offense remains for a team that lost to Illinois this year, and plays Indiana next year.

Jimmy Kimmel Funny Names Segment

I had so much hope in you, Batman.

2015 Name of the Year Ballot

In a note of perfect timing, the Name of the Year bracket is out, with Cherries Waffles Tennis from the above segment coming in as a #1 seed. She might go all the way, but I see a deep tournament run for 13th-seed Charity Sunshine Tillemann-Dick.