Post-Spring Practice Injury Reports for Every BCS Team

Alex CallosCorrespondent IApril 29, 2013

Post-Spring Practice Injury Reports for Every BCS Team

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    Now that spring practice has concluded, it's time to look back at which teams made it through without anybody of significance getting hurt and which teams suffered some major injuries.

    One of the main goals of every college football coach is to make sure his players stay healthy throughout the spring and into the season.

    The only way to ensure that is to keep the players off the field completely. Everybody knows that is not going to happen.

    With that being said, here is a post-spring injury report for all of the BCS teams.

    *Notre Dame and BYU are included with the BCS teams

Alabama Crimson Tide

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    Alabama made it through spring practice with a few injuries, but nothing that will carry over into the season. 

    True freshman running back Derrick Henry suffered a broken fibula, but he should be ready for the start of the year if all goes as planned. The Crimson Tide finished the spring with only two healthy scholarship running backs.

    Junior linebacker Trey DePriest suffered a stress fracture in his foot, but nothing that should keep him out for too long.

    Linebacker/defensive end Xzavier Dickson suffered a bruised knee and missed the end of spring practice.

Arizona Wildcats

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    Arizona was one of many Pac-12 teams hit with the injury bug this spring.

    Austin Hill suffered a torn ACL during spring practice and will miss the entire 2013 season. Hill was possibly the best player on the roster and would have been one of the top receivers in the conference.

    Other players on the roster who suffered minor injuries during the spring include quarterback Jesse Scroggins, linebacker Marquis Flowers, cornerback Shaquille Richardson and cornerback Jonathan McKnight.

Arizona State Sun Devils

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    Arizona State is one of the few Pac-12 teams that made it through the entire spring with virtually no major injuries.

    A lot is expected out of redshirt freshman linebacker Carlos Mendoza, but he suffered a shoulder injury, which limited him throughout the spring.

    Other than that, it was a pretty healthy spring for Arizona State.

Arkansas Razorbacks

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    Arkansas and new head coach Bret Bielema certainly had to be happy with the relative health of the team after spring practice concluded.

    The starting tight end for the Razorbacks, Mitchell Loewen, was injured for most of the spring and was sidelined for most practices with a hurt ankle.

    That was the only major injury for Bielema and the Razorbacks.

Auburn Tigers

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    The Auburn Tigers suffered some minor injuries throughout the spring, but nothing for fans to be extremely concerned about.

    Star running back Tre Mason suffered an ankle injury he battled through most of the spring, but the injury did not keep him out entirely.

    Other injuries for the Tigers were very minor, including one to wide receiver Melvin Ray.

Baylor Bears

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    There were not a lot of injuries on the Baylor roster, but one player is going to be sorely missed when the season starts, and that is Troy Baker.

    This is without question the most significant injury to the Bears, as starting offensive tackle Troy Baker suffered a slightly torn ACL and will likely miss six months.

    No doubt this will be a big blow to the running game.

Boston College Eagles

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    New Boston College head coach Steve Addazio will have his hands full this season, and even though the spring game was canceled, his team still suffered some injuries during practice.

    Perhaps the best cornerback on the roster, C.J. Jones suffered an apparent knee or ankle injury in the spring game, but it does not appear to be something that will keep him out for too long.

BYU Cougars

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    There were a few minor injuries to report from BYU camp, but nothing to be alarmed over. One of those injuries fell on quarterback Taysom Hill.

    Even though he was named the starter heading into the season, the Cougars quarterback was limited in practice due to an LCL injury from last season.

    The other quarterback who was battling for the starting job, Ammon Olsen, suffered a partial PCL tear during the spring game, but it does not appear it will require surgery.

California Golden Bears

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    California was one of the many Pac-12 teams that suffered a bunch of injuries during the spring and even had to alter the spring game due to all of the injuries.

    One injury came to running back Brendan Bigelow. The running back who missed the entire spring due to a torn meniscus is almost certain to be ready for the regular season.

    Fellow running back Daniel Lasco also suffered an injury during the spring, as he was dealing with a hurt shoulder.

    Other players who missed time in the spring include wide receiver Chris Harper, offensive lineman Chris Adcock and defensive end Sione Sina.

Central Florida Knights

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    Central Florida will be entering a new league, as the Knights are jumping from Conference USA to the Big East.

    Head coach George O'Leary and his squad managed to make it through the spring without any major injuries to note.

    That is a good sign, as the competition will get a little tougher this season than it was in years past.

Cincinnati Bearcats

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    Cincinnati was another team that was very fortunate when it came to the injury department.

    The Bearcats did not suffer any major injuries of note, and new head coach Tommy Tuberville must have been pleased with that.

    All in all, it was an excellent spring both on and off the field for Cincinnati.

Clemson Tigers

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    The spring game was not very good to Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney and his squad, as the team suffered two key injuries in the scrimmage.

    Sam Cooper, the starting tight end for the Tigers, sustained a torn ACL on the second drive of the spring game and could miss the entire 2013 season.

    Chad Kelly suffered the same injury as Cooper, and the backup quarterback could miss the entire season as well.

    Defensive backs Travis Blanks and Jadar Johnson also suffered injuries during the spring.

Colorado Buffaloes

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    Very few teams suffered through the injuries in the spring that Colorado did, and new head coach Mike MacIntyre will now be forced to find some replacements.

    Jordan Webb, the projected starter at quarterback, suffered a torn ACL and will miss the entire 2013 season.

    Other injuries for the Buffaloes were not quite as serious, but replacing Webb is going to be challenging enough for MacIntyre to handle.

Connecticut Huskies

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    Connecticut was one of the teams that suffered a boatload of injuries this spring. So much so that the spring game was turned into nothing more than a practice.

    Linebacker Yawin Smallwood is likely the best player on the team. A shoulder injury kept him out of some spring practice, but he should be ready for the start of the season.

    Groin injuries are very common for kickers, and that was the case for Chad Christen, as he suffered from one that kept him out of the scrimmage.

    Other players who suffered injuries include defensive end Jesse Joseph and running back Martin Hyppolite.

Duke Blue Devils

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    After a very successful 2012 campaign, Duke head coach David Cutcliffe will have his hands full trying to duplicate that in 2013, particularly with the amount of talent he lost on both sides of the ball. Spring practice saw an injury to a player who had a chance to make an impact in 2013.

    Redshirt freshman quarterback Thomas Sirk was expected to challenge for the starting job but sustained a ruptured Achilles during practice.

Florida Gators

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    Florida was another team that had enough injuries to make the spring game a glorified practice, similar to Connecticut. A lot of the injuries occurred along the offensive line.

    By the end of spring practice, there were just five healthy scholarship offensive linemen on the roster and one of them, Quinteze Williams, played defense a season ago. 

    Three starting offensive linemen—left guard Max Garcia, right guard Jon Halapio and right tackle Chaz Green—were all sidelined.

    Defensive end Jonathan Bullard was also out with an injury.

Florida State Seminoles

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    Running back was the position that suffered a myriad of injuries in the spring for the Florida State Seminoles.

    James Wilder Jr. came into the spring with a rib injury and aggravated it during a scrimmage. The starting running back for the Seminoles should be ready for the beginning of the season. 

    Devonta Freeman suffered an ankle injury during spring practice, but it should not be anything that will carry over into the season.

    There were other injuries to the Seminoles running backs, including Mario Pender, who suffered a head injury.

Georgia Bulldogs

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    Injuries hit the Georgia Bulldogs very hard this spring, particularly on the offensive line, as both John Theus and Chris Burnette went down with injuries. 

    To avoid injuries to skill players, Mark Richt limited the playing time for those players during the spring game.

    With the exception of the offensive line, it was not all that bad for Richt and the Bulldogs this spring. The injuries were not nearly as devastating as some other teams in the SEC.

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

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    Spring practice went very well for Georgia Tech with the exception of injuries. Head coach Paul Johnson and his squad had players go down all over the field.

    Coming into the spring season, there were 15 starters coming back, but seven of them were sidelined with injuries before the spring game.

    Wide receiver was the position that suffered the most injuries, and that included losing Corey Dennis. 

    Linebackers Jabari Hunt-Days and Brandon Watts were also out with injuries.

Houston Cougars

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    Houston is another team that is joining the Big East, and like Central Florida, the Cougars made it through the spring without any major injuries of note.

    Head coach Tony Levine and his squad should be completely prepared for the regular season, health-wise. 

    It is still too early to tell whether or not they will be up for the challenge of a new conference.

Illinois Fighting Illini

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    Head coach Tim Beckman and his Illinois squad did not suffer a ton of injuries this spring, but they did have to deal with the suspension of wide receiver Darius Millines.

    Couple that with an ankle injury to running back Josh Ferguson and those were the two biggest blows Illinois had to deal with. Ferguson is likely to be the backup this season behind Donovonn Young.

    That was the biggest injury of the spring for the Fighting Illini, and Beckman certainly has to be pleased with that.

Indiana Hoosiers

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    The injuries for Indiana during spring practice happened early and often, particularly on the defensive side of the ball.

    A torn labrum kept safety Mark Murphy out of spring drills. He was the fourth-leading tackler last season, and fellow safety Drew Hardin was dismissed from the team for violation of team rules.

    A few linebackers, including David Cooper and Chase Hoobler, also suffered injuries during the spring. Cooper came up with an ankle injury, and Hoobler broke his foot.

Iowa Hawkeyes

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    The Iowa Hawkeyes suffered through a very disappointing season last year, and head coach Kirk Ferentz would certainly like to forget about that as quickly as possible.

    There were a lot of new faces on the roster, and while some players were coming back from injuries, for the most part, the team was very healthy during the spring.

    That is certainly a step in the right direction for the Hawkeyes as they try to forget about 2012.

Iowa State Cyclones

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    Iowa State was healthy for most of the spring. The main injury of note was to running back Shontrelle Johnson.

    The injury did not occur in the spring, however, as he is still recovering from knee surgery during the offseason.

    Other than that, there were no major injuries suffered by any Cyclones during spring practice.

Kansas Jayhawks

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    Kansas and head coach Charlie Weis are looking to improve on the one-win season the team had a year ago.

    Weis brought in a bunch of JUCO  players to help the team compete immediately.

    Some players were held out of the game because of injuries, but luckily for Weis, the team made it through camp without any huge setbacks.

Kansas State Wildcats

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    There were some minor injuries on the Kansas State roster heading into the spring game, but nothing to get head coach Bill Snyder worried about.

    Running back John Hubert, center B.J. Finney and wide receiver Curry Sexton all sat out the spring game because of injuries.

    The injuries are nothing to worry about once the season begins, and the two-handed touch format of the spring game also helped prevent further injuries.

Kentucky Wildcats

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    New Kentucky head coach Mark Stoops is off to a great start with the Wildcats, as he not only attracted record crowds but also came up with a solid recruiting class.

    He also had the magic to get through spring practice without injuries.

    Defensive tackle Donte Rumph suffered a shoulder injury but should be ready for the fall.

    With that being the only major injury, it was not a bad spring for the Wildcats.

Louisville Cardinals

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    The injury bug hit the Louisville Cardinals during the spring, but nothing appears to be too serious.

    Most of the injuries came on the defensive line, where six players were held out of the spring game because of injuries.

    Both Jamaine Brooks and Sheldon Rankins missed the spring due to offseason surgery.

    These were just two of the players on the defensive line that missed action this spring.

LSU Tigers

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    LSU head coach Les Miles made it through spring practice without any major injuries, and that is much more than a lot of other SEC teams can say.

    While he did hold some players out of the spring game, particularly in the secondary, that was just precautionary.

    This team appears to be completely healthy heading into the 2013 season.

Maryland Terrapins

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    Maryland suffered a bevy of injuries last season, particularly at the quarterback position, and those have continued into the spring.

    Starting quarterback C.J. Brown has been cleared, but a few other quarterbacks on the roster have had to be brought along more slowly.

    There were a few other surgeries that held players out of spring practice, but nothing that should last into the fall.

    Players like wide receiver Daniel Adams, offensive lineman Nick Klemm and linebacker Bradley Johnson were all recovering from knee surgeries.

Memphis Tigers

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    Memphis is the third team jumping ship from Conference USA to join the Big East.

    The Tigers have had their struggles the past few seasons, and it will not get any easier in the Big East.

    It's a good thing for the Tigers that they made it through the spring without any major injuries to speak of.

Miami Hurricanes

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    Miami was a team that was decimated by injuries in the early part of the spring and had multiple players go down.

    Defensive lineman Jelani Hamilton was out for the spring game. He was joined by other starters, including wide receivers Robert Lockhart Jr. and Malcolm Lewis.

    Offensive linemen Shane McDermott and Brandon Linder, along with linebacker Thurston Armbrister, also went through injuries this spring.

    Wide receiver Allen Hurns was another player hit by the injury bug.

Michigan Wolverines

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    Michigan might have suffered the biggest blow of almost any team in the country when star linebacker Jake Ryan went down with a torn ACL.

    He might be able to come back in October, but it is not out of the question that he will miss the entire season.

    Ryan is one of the best linebackers in the country. Head coach Brady Hoke is going to have a hard time replacing this guy.

Michigan State Spartans

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    Michigan State struggled mightily last season, particularly on offense. It might be the same in 2013, but at least head coach Mark Dantonio made it through spring relatively healthy.

    There were a few minor injuries during the spring game and some players held out, but nothing like some of the other teams.

    It looks like this team will be healthy heading into 2013.

Minnesota Golden Gophers

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    Minnesota had a very impressive 6-6 regular-season campaign that led to a bowl game in 2012. Head coach Jerry Kill and the group will be looking to improve on that in 2013.

    After spring practice, it appears they are going to be healthy when the 2013 season begins.

    There are a lot of new starters all over the field, and this team appears to be headed in the right direction.

Mississippi State Bulldogs

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    Mississippi State has improved in recent seasons and might be even better in 2013.

    There were a few injuries of note in the spring, but nothing to be concerned about. Running backs LaDarius Perkins and Josh Robinson were held out at times during the spring, mostly for precautionary reasons.

    Perkins suffered a head injury the first spring practice. He is slated to be the starting running back in 2013.

    Linebacker Richie Brown was also out with a head injury, and fellow linebacker Zach Jackson missed action as well.

Missouri Tigers

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    Missouri had its fair share of injuries in 2012, including one to star quarterback James Franklin. The Tigers will need to stay healthy in 2013 to compete in the SEC.

    The main injury to talk about this spring was to offensive lineman Connor McGovern.

    Junior running back Marcus Murphy was also battling a shoulder injury. The damage is not as bad as was originally thought, so that is good news for Gary Pinkel and his staff.

    Wide receiver Jimmie Hunt missed significant action in the spring with a high ankle sprain but should be good to go come August.

Nebraska Cornhuskers

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    The Nebraska Cornhuskers could have one of the best offenses in the country next season, but a lot of it will hinge on running back Ameer Abdullah.

    The junior suffered a knee injury during spring practice and missed a lot of action. He should be good to go when the season begins.

    Other than that, head coach Bo Pelini and the Cornhuskers did not have any major injuries to speak of.

North Carolina Tar Heels

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    North Carolina was one of the few teams in the country that stayed relatively healthy during spring practice.

    It is a big transition year for the Tar Heels, with some key personnel from last year no longer on the roster, but the team remained healthy throughout the spring.

    Look for this team to head into the 2013 season ready to go.

North Carolina State Wolfpack

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    No major injuries to speak of with this team either, but the Wolfpack are undergoing a lot of transition with new head coach Dave Doeren taking over the program.

    They will also be without the services of quarterback Mike Glennon, who has moved on to the NFL.

    Good news for this team is there are no major injuries heading into the season.

Northwestern Wildcats

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    Northwestern was lucky enough to make it through the spring without a ton of injuries. There were, however, a few players who were held out of spring practice due to offseason surgeries.

    None of the players held out of spring practice appear to be at risk to miss any significant time during the regular season.

    Head coach Pat Fitzgerald has a solid squad returning, and this team should be right in the mix near the top of the Big Ten.

Notre Dame Fighting Irish

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    Notre Dame lost a lot of talent, but head coach Brian Kelly has plenty coming back.

    He has also brought in some talent. One of those players is USC transfer Amir Carlisle. The running back was one of the players who battled injuries in the spring. He did not play in the spring game due to a broken collarbone.

    Other than that, it was a relatively healthy spring for the Fighting Irish, and the team made it through the spring game without any injuries.

    The only exception was offensive guard Chris Watt sleeping wrong on his neck and not playing in the game.

Ohio State Buckeyes

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    Ohio State played its annual spring game at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati and even though a few players were held out of the game, the team was very healthy this spring.

    Where the minor injuries did take place was at the running back position.

    Carlos Hyde was held out of the spring game for precautionary reasons, but Jordan Hall did see action after returning from an injury suffered last year.

    Some key players on defense, including linebacker Ryan Shazier and cornerback Bradley Roby, were held out, along with a few others.

Oklahoma Sooners

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    The Oklahoma Sooners were a team that suffered a very serious injury to one of their key players, as center Gabe Ikard suffered a broken finger during the second practice of the spring.

    Head coach Bob Stoops also had to deal with other injuries along the offensive line. Guards Nila Kasitati and Tyler Evans are recovering from ACL tears and missed some action this spring.

    The injury for Ikard does not look very serious, however, and he should be ready for the start of the season.

Oklahoma State Cowboys

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    Oklahoma State made it through the spring very healthy. There were no major injuries to report in Stillwater.

    Head coach Mike Gundy has a few players who are coming back from injuries but returns a very veteran group, including 17 starters from last year's team.

    It should be a fun year for the Cowboys and Gundy in 2013.

Ole Miss Rebels

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    Ole Miss was one of those SEC tams that was decimated by injuries during the spring.

    The Rebels had a few players who were unavailable during the spring. Quarterback Bo Wallace was recovering from shoulder surgery, but there were other injuries that may have an impact in the regular season.

    Defensive end C.J. Johnson suffered a broken fibula and tight end Christian Morgan went down with a torn meniscus.

    Due to the injuries, nearly a dozen players were held out of the spring game.

Oregon Ducks

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    The Oregon Ducks might have had some turmoil off the field this spring, but they also suffered some injuries on it.

    Plenty of players, particularly on defense, sat out due to injuries. Defensive tackle Ricky Havili-Heimuli did not play in the spring game. Linebackers Derrick Malone, Tyson Coleman and Rodney Hardrick also did not play.

    That might be part of the reason why the offense dominated the defense 65-10 in the spring game.

Oregon State Beavers

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    Oregon State was another squad that had some injuries in its spring game.

    Tight ends Connor Hamlett and Tyler Perry both suffered injuries, but they do not appear to be too serious.

    Hamlett suffered a knee injury and Perry went down with a hip injury. Perry did have to be carted off the field.

    There were no other major injuries this spring from the Beavers.

Penn State Nittany Lions

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    Head coach Bill O'Brien and the Nittany Lions did not have a lot of major injuries this spring.

    Safety Stephen Obeng-Agyapong battled a shoulder injury all spring.

    There were a few other injuries for the Nittany Lions, but the team appears it will be healthy for the 2013 season.

Pittsburgh Panthers

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    Even though the Pittsburgh Panthers did not suffer any major injuries this spring, they might have sustained a blow as devastating as any team in the country.

    Running back Rushel Shell announced he was transferring to UCLA.

    Shell was expected to be the starting running back now that Ray Graham has moved on. That is certainly going to be very hard to handle for the Panthers and head coach Paul Chryst.

    Guard Chris Jacobson also battled injuries this spring.

Purdue Boilermakers

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    New head coach Darrell Hazell and his team battled through some injuries this spring, and eight players were held out of the spring game.

    One of those players was cornerback Ricardo Allen. Allen is one of nine players returning on defense, and the injury does not appear to be too serious.

    None of the injuries appear to be anything that will last into the season, and the team should be ready to go come August.

Rutgers Scarlet Knights

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    The injuries Rutgers suffered came at the skill positions, particularly running back.

    Both Paul James and Dontea Ayres were held out of the game due to injuries and will likely be ready for the start of the season.

    Head coach Kyle Flood was able to keep the rest of his team healthy, and after the talent he lost from the 2012 team, the Scarlet Knights will need to remain healthy in 2013.

SMU Mustangs

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    SMU was a team that lost a lot of players in 2012 due to injuries, particularly in the secondary.

    Some of those players were still not ready for the spring, but when the regular season kicks off in a few months, they should be good to go.

    Head coach June Jones and his squad will be joining the Big East, so staying healthy in 2013 will be very important.

South Carolina Gamecocks

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    Even though defensive end Jadeveon Clowney scored a touchdown in the spring game, that was the only time he saw the field, as he was held out to prevent injury.

    South Carolina had a plethora of injuries last season, and head coach Steve Spurrier will be battling to prevent that from happening in 2013.

    Quarterback Connor Shaw missed action with a foot injury. Other injuries that surfaced included linebacker Cedrick Cooper and safety T.J. Gurley.

South Florida Bulls

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    New South Florida head coach Willie Taggart made spring as interesting as possible, adding a little spice to the spring game.

    The Bulls did suffer through a few injuries, but nothing major to talk about.

    Defensive tackle Todd Chandler missed action with a fractured right foot, and offensive lineman Lawrence Martin suffered a shoulder injury. Neither returned to spring practice after their respective injuries.

Stanford Cardinal

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    Stanford backup quarterback Josh Nunes lost his job last year to freshman Kevin Hogan and also did not have the opportunity to participate this spring due to injuries.

    He suffered a biceps injury while lifting weights in January and was unable to take part in the spring game this year.

    Nunes announced that he will be medically retiring, which is certainly be a huge blow to head coach David Shaw and his squad.

Syracuse Orange

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    The Syracuse Orange and new head coach Scott Shafer did not make it through the spring completely unscathed, but the injury bug was not as bad as a lot of other teams.

    Running back Prince-Tyson Gulley missed action with an upper-body injury. Both defensive tackle Eric Crume and linebacker Dyshawn Davis were forced to sit out with upper-body injuries as well.

    While these are some key players, they should have enough time to heal before the start of the 2013 season.

TCU Horned Frogs

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    The main question for TCU this spring was the status of quarterback Casey Pachall.

    He is trying to come back after missing most of last season in rehab.

    There were no major injuries suffered by the Horned Frogs, and when the final spring depth chart was released, both Casey Pachall and Trevone Boykin were listed as starters.

    This means there is still a ways to go before Gary Patterson gives him complete control.

Temple Owls

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    The Temple Owls have a ways to go before they are ready to compete in the Big East, but new head coach Matt Rhule appears to have the team headed in the right direction.

    One positive from spring practice was the fact that the injury bug did not bite the Owls like it did to some other teams in the league.

    A notable player missing from the spring game was linebacker Nate Smith, who was late to a practice leading up to the game.

Tennessee Volunteers

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    New head coach Butch Jones has made a lot of changes since arriving at Tennessee, and it might look like a completely different team in 2013.

    Spring practice featured a lot of open position battles, and while they have not all necessarily been decided, the team maintained its health all spring.

    No question that this team will player harder and with more passion in 2013 than it has in quite some time.

Texas Longhorns

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    Head coach Mack Brown and his Texas Longhorns dealt with a few injuries this spring, but nothing out of the ordinary.

    Offensive linemen Trey Hopkins and Josh Cochran were out for the spring with injuries, and it appears they will be back for the start of the season, so it is nothing to be alarmed about.

    A few other injuries during the spring were nothing to worry about for the Longhorns.

Texas A&M Aggies

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    Injuries along the defensive line played a large role during the spring for the Texas A&M Aggies.

    Between the defensive line and the linebackers, five of the front seven were held out of the annual Maroon and White Game.

    Defensive linemen Kirby Ennis and Alonzo Williams were two key contributors along the defensive line who missed the spring game with injuries.

Texas Tech Red Raiders

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    New Texas Tech head coach Kliff Kingsbury and his Red Raiders made it through the spring without any serious injuries.

    The Red Raiders have plenty of new starters heading into the 2013 season and benefited greatly from a very healthy spring.

    It will be very interesting to see how different this team looks in 2013.

UCLA Bruins

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    The injuries for UCLA during the spring came mostly on the offensive line. There were times during camp when the Bruins were down to just seven healthy scholarship offensive linemen.

    Another group that had a wealth of injuries was the defensive line. Ellis McCarthy was out with a knee injury, and perhaps the biggest loss of the season came from an injury to nose tackle Brandon Tuliaupupu. He suffered a torn ACL and is almost certainly out for the entire 2013 season.

    Another defensive lineman, Owamagbe Odighizuwa, had a torn hip flexor and missed all of spring practice.

USC Trojans

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    Not many teams suffered through a spring full of injuries quite like USC. They had more injuries than perhaps any other team in the country.

    Star recruit Su'a Cravens suffered a torn meniscus. He was just one of 21 players to be sidelined this spring.

    Running back Silas Redd suffered the same injury a few weeks earlier.

    Perhaps the most serious injury of the spring came to wide receiver George Farmer. He suffered a torn ACL and will be out for the entire 2013 season.

    As if Lane Kiffin doesn't have enough to deal with, the injuries just added to it.

Utah Utes

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    Utah was decimated by injuries last season, and that was part of the reason the team only finished the year 5-7.

    This spring, things appear to be turning in the right direction. There are a few minor injuries that occurred, but nothing major.

    If this team can stay healthy, they should be able to return to a bowl game in 2013.

Vanderbilt Commodores

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    Head coach James Franklin and his Vanderbilt Commodores burst onto the scene in 2012 and appear intact for another exciting season in 2013.

    The defensive line is one of the strengths of the team, but the group did suffer some injuries this spring.

    There were some injuries during the spring to projected starters Walker May and Barron Dixon, but it is nothing to be alarmed about.

Virginia Cavaliers

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    Virginia struggled mightily last season, and it will need to improve on offense in 2013 if there are any hopes of bettering that mark.

    Injuries did not come into play at all during the spring for the Cavaliers, and they should be healthy for the start of the 2013 season.

    Now winning more than the four games they did last season is another question.

Virginia Tech Hokies

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    The Virginia Tech Hokies were hurt by injuries and off-the-field issues at the running back position.

    Running back Michael Holmes was arrested and charged with a felony. He has been suspended indefinitely from the team. Throw in a rib injury to fellow running back Tony Gregory, and the position was nowhere close to being healthy.

    Cornerback Antone Exum is recovering from a torn ACL, and it is unknown whether or not he will be ready for the season opener.

    There were other minor injuries along the offensive line and a few more positions, but nothing to be worried about.

Wake Forest Demon Deacons

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    For Wake Forest, the spring was all about the defense, as the group dominated the offense.

    The defensive group was a lot healthier than a lot of other teams, and that could bode well for the 2013 season.

    If the Demon Deacons are going to recover from the struggles of 2012, however, they are going to need more from their offense.

Washington Huskies

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    Washington was another team that suffered injuries. One of those positions was along the offensive line.

    Among the players who missed a portion or all of camp were offensive lineman Colin Tanigawa, running back Jesse Callier, defensive end Hau'oli Jamora and linebacker Travis Feeney.

    A pair of defensive tackles, Lawrence Lagafuaina and Pio Vatuvei, also missed all of spring practice.

    Good news for the Huskies is all of these players are expected back in the fall.

Washington State Cougars

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    Injuries have also played a major part this spring for Washington State.

    Those injuries occurred at various positions all over the field. With 16 players coming back, head coach Mike Leach and his squad should be able to improve on the three wins the team picked up a season ago.

    If the offensive line, including Rico Forbes, can stay healthy, this team will be a lot better in 2013.

West Virginia Mountaineers

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    West Virginia lost a ton of talent off of the 2012 team, and the Mountaineers are going to have to stay healthy in order to win a lot of games in 2013.

    The first good news of the season is the fact that the team stayed relatively healthy throughout camp.

    With no major injuries, head coach Dana Holgorsen and his squad appear ready for the 2013 season.

Wisconsin Badgers

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    New Wisconsin head coach Gary Andersen had the same problem this spring that a lot of other head coaches did.

    That problem is a lack of depth along the offensive line. That lack of depth was due in large part to injuries. There were three walk-ons featured on the second unit in the spring game. 

    While there were other injuries throughout the roster, nothing really to worry about come August.