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Q&A with Frank Ginda, college football attendance, and CSU coaching.

NCAA Football: Georgia State at Air Force Ray Carlin-USA TODAY Sports

We’re back with day 2 of links for the week:

Go in-depth with Spartan’s Ginda

Frank Ginda had an impressive junior campaign for San Jose State this season and declared for the draft. He has been proving people wrong his entire career and is preparing to once again as he prepares for the pre-draft workouts and the draft. Read about how he's training.

What to do about college football attendance? SBNation has the answer, sort of.

With less people coming to games across the nation, Jason Kirk over on the mothership outlines some potential (and potentially humorous) solutions. Including: teams should win more games, and also, sell alcohol. With or without these changes, the issue of attendance at college football games isn't going away anytime soon.

An explanation about early spring ball practices.

Following up on comments made here yesterday, this articles details why some teams have historically began spring practices early and why more are doing so this year. Academic calendar, the early signing period in recruiting, and one that makes lots of sense, recovery from potential injuries.

Pop gives Hammon nod of approval for CSU MBB job.

If Greg Popovich thinks something is a good idea, it usually is. She’s been an assistant with the Spurs for 4 seasons, who have long been the model franchise of the NBA. Listing Pop and anyone else in the organization as references would be great. Plus, she knows basketball and as anyone knows, getting NBA players to buy in to something isn’t the easiest task in the world.

Corbett an NFL starter next year? This person thinks so.

Following a successful week in the Senior Bowl, Austin Corbett caught the eye of the writer of this article. He points out not only his size and measurable, but also his vast array of skills. Particularly how he uses his hands and how he drives defenders back. He projects him to go early in round 2 and be an immediate day 1 NFL starter.

On the horizon:

  • Later today: Part 11 of our Recruiting Breakdown series, which looks at the class Air Force brought in.