West Virginia QB Geno Smith
College football essentially has two preseasons: spring practice and August camp. Both can be huge indicators of what we'll see on the field come the fall. Postion battles rage, injuries occur, incoming freshmen burst onto the scene—it's an important time to be paying attention.
Especially, if you're a savvy college fantasy football owner.
Here are some key college fantasy football questions to ponder as the Big East opens spring practice.
* Can Zac Collaros rebound after a disappointing 2010 campaign? He'll have two key weapons at his disposal in running back Isaiah Pead and wide receiver D.J. Woods.
* Who the heck is going to carry the rock for the Huskies? Stud Jordan Todman left early for the NFL and top backup Robbie Frey decided to transfer. New head coach Paul Pasqualoni will have his work cut out for him.
* Will highly-touted freshman Teddy Bridgewater get a sniff of the starting gig this fall? He won't enroll until the summer.
* Is Ray Graham ready to become a feature back now that Dion Lewis is playing on Sundays? How will new head coach Todd Graham utilize Graham?
* Can uber-recruit Savon Huggins make an instant impact in the running game? He's a big fish in a small pond.
* How will Rutgers utilize Mohammed Sanu in 2011? Are his days running the Wildcat over with Jeremy Deering and Huggins in the fold?
* Will Year Two of the Skip Holtz regime produce a few fruitful fantasy prospects? Last year left much to be desired as B.J. Daniels, Moise Plancher and company were less than spectacular at stuffing the stat sheet.
How will they replace running back Delone Carter? Antwon Bailey would seem to be next in line for Doug Marrone's surprisingly productive running game.
* We're all drooling over the arrival of new offensive coordinator Dana Holgorsen. Will his offense live up to our lofty expectations in year one?
* Who will emerge as the top targets in the passing game? Tavon Austin would seem to be the first option, assuming he stays at wide receiver. Who will wind up being WR2 and WR3?
Todd DeVries is the founder of CollegeFootballGeek.com, the nation's premier resource for all things college fantasy football.