Summer School: Time to get ready for another season
A player's best friend during fall drills is often the water bottle. USC quarterback Matt Barkley needs to stay refreshed if his is to enter the Heisman conversation this season, which many pundits think he will.
Arizona's Nick Foles leads a quarterback drill at Ft. Huachuca Army Base in Sierra Vista, Ariz. He hopes to lead to Wildcats to something better than last season's 4-5 conference mark.
Armed and ready
With guns like those, it's easy to see how Florida State linebacker Nigel Bradham recorded 54 solo tackles last season.
It's not all technical
After placing 64th in total defense a year ago, Georgia Tech defensive coordinator Al Groh needs his troops to get a better grasp of his schemes in 2011.
Tulsa senior quarterback G.J. Kinne is on everybody's watch list after coming off a season in which he threw for 3,650 yards and 31 TDs.
Is two a crowd?
Both Matt McGloin (L) and Rob Bolden started games for Penn State last season and both feel they should be the starter when the curtain rises Sept. 3 against Indiana State.
Can we play football?
Miami's first-year coach Al Golden would love nothing more than focus on the X's and O's about now after he was sucked into a messy scandal that includes several of his players.
Clint Moseley was battling to become the starting quarterback at Auburn. The sophomore will have to settle being No. 2 for now as Barrett Trotter takes over for Heisman winner Cam Newton.
Experience is not exactly oozing from the Ole Miss roster, which may make it tough for coach Houston Nutt to improve on last season's 4-8 mark.
Ohio State running backs Dan Herron (1) Jaamal Berry (4) and Carlos Hyde (34) grab a breather from toting the pigskin.
Tennessee's Janzen Jackson (L) and Brent Brewer work on technique as follow defensive backs look on.
Utah coach Kyle Whittingham addresses the troops following a practice seassion.
Head to head
Wyoming linemen go about their business.
Missouri head coach Gary Pinkel will have a new starting quarterback, but plenty of talent returns from a team that won 10 games last season.
Get down to basics
It's Year 3 of the Mike Locksley era in Albuquerque. The first two did not go well -- 2-22 -- which is why the New Mexico coach's seat could be scorching by the end of September.