College football spring games 2022: Alabama, Georgia, Ohio State headline schedule this weekend

The second big weekend of spring games features three early favorites to win the College Football Playoff National Championship. Georgia, the reigning champion in college football, takes the field in the afternoon, along with big hitters like Alabama, Ohio State and Miami. 

As we get set for the loaded slate this weekend, Chip Patterson broke down the biggest position battles left in spring camp, while Barrett Sallee added breakdowns of Alabama’s biggest offensive questions and where Kirby Smart goes now after winning a previously elusive title in Athens. Tom Fornelli, meanwhile, explained why Ohio State keying on one particular defensive improvement is key to the Buckeyes making a title run. 

Here are some of the other key storylines to watch from the second major weekend of spring games, followed by a look at the schedule featuring notable teams in action on Saturday. 

Spring games storylines

Georgia — Avoiding the championship hangover: Few programs understand how difficult it is to win a national championship quite like Georgia, which went 41 years between title-winning seasons. Now the Bulldogs hope to join an even more exclusive club: back-to-back champions, a feat that has never occurred in the College Football Playoff era. 

The path will be more difficult with seven top-100 defensive prospects on the CBS Sports NFL Draft Prospect Rankings off to the NFL and defensive coordinator Dan Lanning taking over as head coach at Oregon. All eyes will be on the offense to see if it can fill in some of the gaps. Quarterback Stetson Bennett IV is back after leading the Bulldogs to the promised land but will have to move forward without his two most talented wide receivers. Finding options to thrive next to star tight end Brock Bowers…

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