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Is the Marshall O going to be better?
Posted Apr 16, 2012

From the Scout publishers, here's the inside info on the key questions this spring.

Spring 2012 - Key Questions


What's happening this spring season? Several FSN publishers provide their insider info on the key questions that matter to the real world of college football. Scroll down for the links to all the spring questions.

Q: Will the offense be any better – what’s missing?

From Aaron Perkins, … Yes, because running back should be no problem. The Herd returns two explosive backs in Tron Martinez and Travon Van. Martinez led the Herd in rushing with 649 yards, and Van finished with 551 yards. Non-qualifier Steward Butler, a former Arizona State commit, and fellow non-qualifier and Miami recruit Kelvin Grooms will both be here in the fall to add depth and explosive ability to an already strong position. The wild-card here could be redshirt freshman Remi Watson, who due to off season surgeries to Van and Martinez, has received the bulk of the spring work load.

What’s the biggest difference in Rakeem Cato between this year and last offseason?

Cato has clearly put on weight and muscle this offseason, and he also appears to be a little taller. He is in total control of the offense, has no pressure behind him, and is quickly becoming the leader of this football team. Cato will be backed up by freshman Blake Frohnapfel, the twin brother of tight end Eric, and incoming freshman Gunnar Holcombe.

What’s the biggest insider storyline from this spring that the average fan should know about?

Coach Doc Holliday will place offensive coordinator Bill Legg in the booth for the first time in his tenure at Marshall. With a dedicated quarterback coach in Tony Peterson, the potential is there for the attack to improve. Another reason to expect a leap forward is the schedule with Virginia Tech replaced by Western Carolina and Purdue in place of a rising defensive power from last season, Louisville.

- Is Texas A&M's O going to go Houston?
- Coaching aside, what's missing at Arkansas?
- Does North Carolina have any talent left?
- Is Oregon a true national title contender?
- Is the Marshall O going to be better?

- Really, who is Notre Dame's best QB option?
- What does Michigan have to do to beat Bama?
- How have things changed at Arizona State?
- Is BYU motivated as an independent?
- Does the Oklahoma D have a new attitude?
- Is Southern Miss starting from scratch?
- Is anything improving at Duke?
- Is Cal's Jeff Tedford on any real hot seat?
- Does Wisconsin have a receiving corps?
- Is SMU RB Zach Line back and healthy?
- What's Changing At ASU Under Gus Malzahn?

- Is The Nevin Shapiro Case Affecting Miami?
- How Is UCLA Different So Far Under Jim Mora?
- Will Florida State Finally Turn The Corner?
- Will Rutgers Be Better Without Greg Schiano?
- Will The Alabama Defense Be As Good As 2011?
- Can Boise State Go On Without Kellen Moore?
- Who Are Northwestern's New Offensive Weapons?
- Is Clemson Over The Orange Bowl Disaster?
- Who's The Next Great Illinois D Lineman?
- What's Changing At ASU Under Gus Malzahn?