Is it win or else for Georgia's Mark Richt?
Posted Apr 19, 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: How much are all the off-the-field issues, suspensions and transfers affecting the team?

From Dean Legge, … The transfers are not significant as none of the three players who left in spring ball were first or second team players. The suspensions and off-the-field issues are the same thing, so the affect on the team is the same – disappointment. Will it prevent the team from winning the SEC? Not necessarily – it will just make their games against Missouri and Vanderbilt more difficult to win.

With the favorable schedule and the team returning, even with the contract extension is Mark Richt on the hot seat if the Dawgs don't win the East?

No – not after agreeing to a new five-year contract. There are coaches on the hot seat in the SEC – this is the SEC after all – but Richt is not one of them and won't be one of them in the winter unless Georgia has a losing record.

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

Although Malcome Mitchell was the team's leading receiver in 2011, he may be the top playmaker at cornerback this fall… if he stays there. 

- Is David Ash REALLY the man at Texas?
- How close is Washington from contending?
- Is it win or else for Georgia's Mark Richt?

- Is Florida's offense going to be any better?
- Will Utah's O roll with Jordan Wynn back?
- Is Washington State ready to roll under Mike Leach?
- Will Texas Tech be looking for a new coach?

- 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?