7 College Football Teams That Suffered Unexpected Setbacks in Spring Practice

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7 College Football Teams That Suffered Unexpected Setbacks in Spring Practice
Butch Dill
Nick Saban didn't get all the answers he wanted from Alabama's spring practice.

Following Alabama’s A-Day game, Nick Saban told reporters, “Nobody has ever had a bad spring game. Let’s start with that.”

In some ways, the Crimson Tide’s cantankerous head coach is right. No matter what the score was of your favorite team’s spring game, it has either already been forgotten or will be long forgotten by the time preseason practice opens up in early August.

For college football coaches, spring’s 15 practices capped by the traditional spring game are exceptionally valuable in terms of evaluation and improvement.

But it is entirely possible for them to pass without everything being sunshine and lollipops for those involved. Injuries, transfers and general malaise can occur, leaving programs with questions as they leave spring and enter summer.

Here are seven college football teams that suffered unexpected setbacks in spring practice.

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