Rich Cirminiello

Rich joined Campus Insiders in 2013 as the Associate Editor following a long career with College Football News and FoxSports.com. He's enjoyed countless media opportunities, ranging from television appearances on NFL Network and MTV to writing stints for Sega and Topps Trading Cards. Rich is a frequent contributor to the New York Jets, and he volunteers as the Director of College Awards for the Maxwell Football Club, which annually honors the premier high school, college and NFL players.

  • College Football
  • April 14, 2017

Indiana Hoosiers Spring Practice: Three Things We Learned

Kevin Wilson got Indiana rolling, leading the perennial Big Ten doormat to back-to-back bowl games. New head coach Tom Allen plans to keep the Hoosiers rolling, preferably to their first winning season in a decade. He inherits a roster with enough veteran talent to remain on course in Bloomington in 2017.

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  • College Football
  • April 13, 2017

Texas A&M Aggies Spring Practice: Three Things We Learned

It’s a critical year for Kevin Sumlin … again. And Texas A&M is trying to move beyond 8-5 … again. The Aggies, seemingly stuck in neutral since Johnny Manziel left College Station, spent a big part of spring practice breaking 10 new starters into the lineup, including at quarterback … yup, again.

  • College Football
  • April 13, 2017

Ole Miss Rebels Spring Practice: Three Things We Learned

Mental focus and discipline will be tantamount to a turnaround at Ole Miss this season. The Rebels are coming off a dismal 5-7 campaign, learning new systems on both sides of the ball and dealing with the protracted NCAA investigation. Oh, and any hope of returning to the postseason ended when the school self-imposed a one-year bowl ban on Feb. 22.

  • College Football
  • April 12, 2017

TCU Horned Frogs Spring Practice: Three Things We Learned

TCU travelled in reverse in 2016, going 6-7 after winning 23 combined games in the previous two seasons. The Horned Frogs are determined to return to Big 12 contention in 2017, which will require more consistency from the passing game and the defense. The long journey to the Sept. 2 opener with Jackson State continued with this spring’s 15 practice sessions.

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  • College Football
  • April 12, 2017

Oklahoma Sooners Spring Practice: Three Things We Learned

Oklahoma will begin 2017 with the usual target slapped on its chest, favored to win a third straight Big 12 title and return to the playoffs after falling short a year ago. But there are holes to be filled on both sides of the line, common for programs that perennially send so many alums to the NFL. The Sooners spent spring ball taking the first steps toward fleshing out a retooled two-deep.

  • College Football
  • April 11, 2017

Iowa State Cyclones Spring Practice: Three Things We Learned

Iowa State is a very different team than it was at this time last year, Matt Campbell’s first in Ames. There’s more confidence, continuity and overall depth. But will it be enough to catapult from 3-9 in 2016 to the Cyclones’ first bowl game in five years? That’s the goal for a squad with the offensive upside to emerge as a Big 12 sleeper in 2017.

  • College Football
  • April 11, 2017

Purdue Boilermakers Spring Practice: Three Things We Learned

Hiring Jeff Brohm away from Western Kentucky was a winning move by Purdue. But how long will it take for the new coach to deliver the kind of improvements that predecessor Darrell Hazell couldn’t in three-plus seasons? Spring drills afforded the new staff a chance to assess its inherited personnel to determine the most immediate need areas entering 2017.

  • College Football
  • April 11, 2017

Northwestern Wildcats Spring Practice: Three Things We Learned

This is Pat Fitzgerald’s 12th team at Northwestern, proof that time does fly by. It could be one of his best. In fact, if the Wildcats can adequately plug holes at wide receiver and linebacker this offseason they’re talented enough to duke it out with the likes of Wisconsin and Iowa in the competitive Big Ten West Division.

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