Notre Dame - Starts: March 26. Ends: April 19. Spring game: April 19. The buzz: With the hiring of Jon Tenuta, expect the defense to learn a variety of new blitzes. Offensively, a huge key is the development of the line, which struggled mightily last season. Ohio State - Starts: March 24 or 25. Ends: April 19. Spring game: April 19. The buzz: Erasing the memory of the national title game will be important. The Buckeyes also need to find some true playmakers at wide receiver. Nebraska (Just for you Diapher) - Starts: March 26. Ends: April 19. Spring game: April 19. The buzz: New coach Bo Pelini will look to erase the bad memories of the 2007 season. Rebuilding an awful defense is the first step. Texas A&M - Starts: March 23. Ends: April 19. Spring game: April 19. The buzz: New coach Mike Sherman will install a more balanced offense. And a new defensive coordinator will look to rebuild a defense that has gone soft. Univ. of Houston - Starts: March 8. Ends: April 12. Spring game: April 12. (sorry this is late, did not realize they started so early) The buzz: New coach Kevin Sumlin, who had been co-offensive coordinator at Oklahoma, will look to keep the Cougars' potent offense humming. Two problems: He needs to find a new tailback and a new go-to receiver. Univ of Texas - Starts: Feb. 22. Ends: March 29. Spring game: March 29. (oh well no one cares anyway) The buzz: Spring practice will be interesting for a couple of reasons. First, the Longhorns need to find a feature tailback. Second, two new defensive tackles need to be found. Third, new defensive coordinator Will Muschamp will be installing his system, which should be more aggressive than predecessor Larry MacDuff's. Texas Christian Univ. - Starts: March 18. Ends: April 12. Spring game: April 12. The buzz: Coaches need to find a way for the Horned Frogs to become more dangerous offensively. A return to health by TB Aaron Brown would help in that department.