'13 Season 1 Team Preview

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  1. Darkwing

    Darkwing One Nation Under God

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    Offense: (A)
    [​IMG] QB #4 Casey Pachall (JR RS | 6'5" 227lb) -
    Casey enters as one of the best QB's in the country. He's rated a 92 overall with 92 TP and 88TA. He set school records last season in yards, completions, and completion %. As a 2nd-team MWC QB last year, he will be looking to lead this team in making a splash in their 1st Big XII campaign.
    [​IMG] RB #32 Waymon James (JR RS | 5'8" 205lb) -
    Waymon returns as the Horned Frogs leading rusher from last year. Expect this guy to have a breakout performance at a 89 overall with 95 accel & 93 speed rating. (I see #34 Ed Wesley the starter on EA's site but he's not list on TCU's site)
    [​IMG] WR #82 Josh Boyce (JR RS | 6'0" 203lb) -
    Another premier skilled player in this offense, Boyce was on the Biletnikoff watch list. He is rated 94 overall with 95 speed, 97 accel, and 90/91 catch/route running. With Pachall at the helm, he will shine against Big XII Ds.
    [​IMG] WR #11 Skye Dawson (SE | 5'9" 183lb) -
    Skye was 2nd on the team in receptions in 2011. He's a 88 overall 92 speed 94 accel 81/92 catching/route running guy. I see some good production out of him in his senior season.
    [​IMG] WR #3 Brandon Carter (SO | 5'11" 162lb) -
    Brandon was a All-MWC performer last year. This year he finds himself 3rd on the depth chart. At 89 overall with 95 speed, 95 accel, and 86/87 catching/route running he should have a very good career at TCU.
    [​IMG] TE #86 Corey Fuller (SE RS | 6'6" 255lb) -
    Corey is only a 77 overall. He caught two passes all of last year. Not expecting much from him. Sophomore Stephen Bryant may see some PT.
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    LT #75 John Wooldridge (JU RS | 6'5" 310lb) - 78 OVR
    LG #66 Blaize Foltz (SE RS | 6'4" 310lb) - 92 OVR
    C #64 James Fry (SE RS | 6'3" 290lb) - 85 OVR
    RG #71 Michael Thompson (SO RS | 6'5" 352lb) - 82 OVR
    RT #56 James Dunbar (JU RS | 6'6" 305lb) - 78 OVR
    Defense: (B)
    [​IMG] DT #53 David Johnson (SO RS | 6'2" 270lb) -
    David will need to play big this year. Named to Yahoo! Sports 2nd team Freshman All-America, he is looking to build a stellar career. 82 OVR.
    [​IMG] DT #93 Jeremy Coleman (SE RS | 6'2" 290lb) -
    Jeremy will be a starter in his final season. He did not see game action in 2011. 80 OVR.
    [​IMG] LE #90 Stansly Maponga (JU RS | 6'2" 265lb) -
    With the best name on the D-line, Stansly is the best player on it. He was a 2011 MWC 1st team. Is one of only 4 players in the nation to rank in the Top 10 for forced fumbles (5), and in the Top 20 for sacks (9). He is the team leader in sacks, forced fumbles, fumble recoveries, and TFL. He will be my rock at 89 OVR.
    [​IMG] RE #52 Ross Forrest (SE RS | 6'4" 265lb) -
    A backup last year, had his best game against the lowly BYU Cougars. He'll need to make improvements for this season. 76 OVR.
    [​IMG] LOLB #51 Kenny Cain (SE | 6'1" 225lb) -
    Leader of the TCU defense in tackles last season despite missing 2 games being injured. Kenny is a ball hawk with 85 speed and 87 accel. His tackling comes in at 90 and he's a 88 overall.
    [​IMG] MLB #20 Joel Hasley (SO RS | 6'1" 215lb) -
    Needing to fill the shoes of the famous #43, Tank Carder, will be this ginger. At 76 OVR, Joel will need to make big improvements to keep this D together and shore up the weakest position on the roster.
    [​IMG] ROLB # 36 Deryck Gildon (SO | 6'3" 235lb) -
    Not listed on TCU's site, Gildon shows the most promise of any linebacker on the team not named Cain. As only an underclassman, he is already a 83 overall with above average tackling instincts.
    [​IMG] CB #2 Jason Verrett (JR | 5'10" 180lb) -
    Making more tackles than any TCU corner (season) in the last decade last year, Jason can hold his own. At a 84 overall, he has great coverage skills and some speed too.
    [​IMG] CB #25 Kevin White (SO RS | 5'10" 174) -
    Kevin was a starter last season but didn't make much of an impact. He will now step up into the #2 starting spot. 81 OVR.
    [​IMG] FS #23 Trent Thomas (JR RS | 5'11" 190lb) -
    A backup last year, Trent enters with 83 OVR rating and 92/90 speed/accel. His play recognition, pursuit, and coverage skills are all solid. But he better wrap up!
    [​IMG] SS #6 Elisha Olabode (JR | 5'10" 182lb) -
    Also new to starting, Elisha is a small packaged SS. At 83 OVR, he only has average numbers across the board.
    Special Teams: (C+)
    [​IMG] PK #24 Ryan DeNucci (SO RS | 5'10" 170lb) -
    Last season's kickoff specialist, averaging 64 yards per kick, will now take the full-time gig. He's a 77 OVR with 83/73 power/accuracy.
    [​IMG] P #22 Ethan Perry (FR | 6'4" 220) -
    #6 P recruit in the nation. He played in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl and averaged 44 yards a kick.
    Outlook: (More details to come after I get use to this team)
    I expect the Horned Frogs to make the inaugural Big XII CCG. With the highest prestige school in the conference, I'll only have myself to blame if things go wrong. It is obvious that this team is offense heavy but I'm hoping that in a conference known for not having defense that it will be just fine.
    My focus will be on recruiting some defensive playmakers to replace some of these "fill in" starters. For a 5* program, I have some glaring weak spots in my team. I haven't played the game yet so my play books will have to come later but expect a 4-3 defense :eek: as I'm just not deep enough to run much else. At least to me, I'll have the best looking unis in the game! (y) Go Frogs...Fight'em till Hell freezes over
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  2. Darkwing

    Darkwing One Nation Under God

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    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzz.....

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  3. jello1717

    jello1717 "Those who stay will be champions." -- Bo

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    The 2012 SMU Mustang Season Preview
    SMU will be seeing some massive changes this year. Following a 1-11 record in 2008 and then 3 years of mediocrity under June Jones, the Mustangs have decided to go in a new direction with coach Jello Biafra. Offensively this will result in a serious scheme change as the Mustangs transition from the run n shoot to a spread option attack. As if these changes weren't enough, SMU has decided to sit at the big boy table as they leave the C-USA and join the Big XII this year. Will the combination of an offense in transition and much stiffer competition be too much for SMU to handle? Time will only tell. They definitely have the cards stacked against them because:
    • They won't get much help from the fans as their home field advantage is ranked 84th in the nation (worst of all user teams).
    • The expectations are low as they're ranked 65 in the polls (worst of all user teams).
    • They not only have 0 All Americans, but they also have 0 preseason All Conference players on the team.
    Offense:
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    QB Stephen Kaiser with a nifty cut during the Red & White Spring Game​
    QB Garrett Gilbert transferred from Texas in hopes of getting to start for the Mustangs. With the regime change, however, he has to strive to be the best kick holder that he can be. Coach Jello will be starting the #3 QB Stephen Kaiser instead of Gilbert or Preston. You can expect him to run the ball a lot, but he's the only QB on the team that can run so coach Jello can not afford to have him get injured so he may cut down on his carries.
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    HB Zach Line diving into the endzone for a score in the spring game​
    Making this possible will be superstar SR HB Zach Line who can be expected to get the lion's share of the carries as he bowls over opposing defenses. Even so, coach Jello is known to spread the carries around so you can expect to see some action from sophomores Jared Williams and 280 lb Rishaad Wimbley in the backfield as well.
    As a RnS team, SMU is exceptionally deep at WR. Expect to see SR flanker Darius Johnson to be leading this deep group in his final season with the Mustangs. The weakest part of the offense, however is the blocking. The O-line will need to be completely retooled and they are very unsatisfactory at the moment. Coach Jello loves to have big bruising TEs and a FB to add more blocking to the mix, but the current team has 0 blockers at either of those positions. How much this will affect the O will have to be seen.
    Defense:
    The defense has the correct number of players at the correct positions for coach Jello, but he's very unhappy with their level of talent. Just like the offense, the defense will need to be rebuilt and this process will take several years to complete. The D-line is very weak with only 1 guy rated above an 80. The LBs are still weak, but at least there are 2 standout players there. The leader of this defense is OLB Taylor Reed who, like half of the team's LBs will be playing in his final season.
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    Expect LB Taylor Reed to put a hurting on opposing QBs and ball carriers this year.​
    Like the rest of the team, the secondary is weak and could be picked on by the pass happy teams of the Big XII.
    Prognosis:
    Things don't look very promising for the Mustangs in their inaugural season in the Big XII. The lack of talent combined with the tougher opponents will likely result in yet another mediocre season for SMU fans. The question will be how quickly can coach Jello turn things around and start bringing a winning tradition to Dallas.
     
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  4. dakota7

    dakota7 Former Blue Chip Recruit

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    2012 Virginia Cavalier Football


    A new era begins, as the Cavaliers turn to a Charlottesville legend, Coach Tiki Barber, to lead the football program. Coach Barber returns home after a successful NFL career and a failed attempt to succeed in show business. Barber has never coached at any level, so the UVA administration is taking a huge chance on him. Expect Barber's team to give maximum effort as they work to win the school's first National Championship.

    Offense -- Coach Barber specializes on the offensive side of the ball, featuring a balanced attack. Barber uses mainly one back sets with multiple tight ends. Senior Perry Jones will be the focal point of the Wahoo attack, expect big things out of him. Junior Micheal Rocco will keep the quarterback job warm for transfer Phillip Sims (sitting out the 2012 season) and freshman David Watford. Speedy receivers on the outside will keep the safeties honest, while a veteran offensive line hopes to open big holes up front.

    Defense -- This unit will need a lot of work, primarily on the recruiting trail. Expect a bend but don't break approach, at least this year. The defense is lead by MLB Steve Greer and sophomore cornerback Demetrius Nicholson. An undersized defensive line will have its work cut out for it in the competitive ACC.

    Outlook -- Realistically, this team is a few years away from being legit. But with a few breaks along the, things could get interesting earlier.
     
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  5. jello1717

    jello1717 "Those who stay will be champions." -- Bo

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    2012 Kansas State Wildcats
    Offense: The stars of this offense are the dynamic duo of QB and HB, they are both great atheletes and will be the staple of my team. QB Klein stands at 6'5" tall and should have no troubles seeing downfield to connect with his receivers. He also boasts 86 speed with 89 accel, making him a dangerous duel threat. Backing him up is HB Hubert, who is an excellent player. He isn't the fastest but in the practice games I have done, he is very elusive and usually breaks the first tackle. We also have a nice WR Corps to work with along with a great Offensive Line to pave our way. ​
    Defense: The D line isn't what I'm used to but there is potential there, I don't see a lot of sacks coming from this squad but they do know how to pressure. Our linebackers are also quite inexperienced but we do have 90 ovr MLB Arthur Brown leading the way, so hopefully they follow his lead and make some plays. The secondary is....not so great, we have a couple of good players but no one is really great. As always I love when low rated players play like they are highly rated so I do have hope for this secondary. ​
    Prediction: With so many users to compete against in the Big XII, I would say I finish 2nd or 3rd in my division. Obviously I would love to finish 1st but I doubt that happening. This first seasons I would be happy with a 8-4 or 9-3 record with a New Years Bowl. ​
     
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  7. aarondramp

    aarondramp ten thousand words

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    2012 Ramblin' Wreck of Georgia Tech

    The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets have hired new coach King Ad Ramp who has varied success running an Air Raid offense and a fleXbox One offense in his previous stops. He is going to be continuing the option offense that has been run over the past several seasons at Georgia Tech before deciding what offense is the best for the future of the Yellow Jackets.

    Offense: Georgia Tech's offense will rely heavily on Senior QB Tevin Washington. He has had accuracy issues in the past but can beat defenses with his speed. He will need to at least keep defenses honest with his arm, so the defense isn't constantly facing 8 in the box. Senior A-Back Orwin Smith has big expectations heading into his final year, but B-Back David Sims will also get plenty of touches. The wide receivers are questionable, but not too much will be expected of them. Sophomore Jeff Greene will be asked to stretch the defense and also help convert on 3rd and long. The offensive line is solid and only starts one Senior, so it should be even better next year.


    Defense: The defense has a few question marks, but only starts 3 seniors, so the future could be alright. The defensive line is anchored by DT TJ Barnes and DE Izaan Cross. Barnes will have to hold up well against the run to let linebackers get to ball carriers. Cross is also a big strong DE that might not get many sacks but should do well against the run. The strength of this defense is the linebacker group. Jeremiah Attachou is the best of the group and is versatile and should make plays all year long from the OLB spot. MLB Quayshawn Nealy is also solid, and the pair should be good. All of the linebackers will be back next year, too. The seconday doesn't have great depth but CB's Rod Sweeting and Jamal Golden should be ok. The safeties have speed and should give those CB's the support that they need.


    Outlook: I really have no idea what to expect for this team. We are the 4th best team in the division but only start 7 Seniors. However, there are a ton of Juniors that contribute, so I will need good recruits these first two years. If we can compete for the division title this year, then I'll be happy. Much of it will come down to how well I can execute the fleXbox One. There's a chance I'm recruiting for the Air Raid next year.
     
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  8. HoundsOfHowl

    HoundsOfHowl Feed Me More....Football

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    UofCWildcat Bear Down!

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  11. jello1717

    jello1717 "Those who stay will be champions." -- Bo

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    Me thinks you need to implement the first Air Raid FleXbox One offense! Come out in the bone and throw, throw, and throw some more!
     
  12. HoundsOfHowl

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    NC State Wolfpack Football 2012

    The Wolfpack's administration added a new coach over the offseason, bringing in first time coach to the E, iBleedOrange. This guy who has been known for his alcohol abuse and as a youtube sensation for yelling at little league kids during his coaching tenure in the little leagues, there is no reason NC State should've chosen this guy. For the 2012 season he brings in a style of feisty offense attacks and a mean run defense. Look for this first timer to try and prove his name in a top league.

    Offense

    With a top notch senior quarterback on the team, Mike Glennon, will look to lead this offense in to what should be a promising year for the Wolfpack. He's backed up by a solid, fast running back, and a mediocre crew of wide receivers. A semi-decent offensive line will look to protect this outstanding quarterback for his final season in Raleigh, NC. It will take some endurance and a few pull out wins for this team, but there is a slight chance these guys could be in the hunt for the 2012 ACC Championship.

    Defense


    This is where this team struggles. A C+ rated defensive line is going to have struggles all season long, especially if they do not stay healthy. Linebackers are not much of a greater subject to talk about on the defensive side of the ball for the Wolfpack. It's the great secondary that will have to keep this team rolling along all season. If the offense can not score, look to this defense to struggle and cost the Wolfpack a few games.

    Outlook

    This team has a decent offense, but a poor defense. Look for this team to go 7-5 if they can pull out some much needed wins. If injuries and poor team playing comes in to play look for a miserable season at the best 5-7.
     
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  13. aarondramp

    aarondramp ten thousand words

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    I read a thread a while back about a guy that implemented the run and shoot from the fleXbox One and called it the Shootbone. Paul Johnson used to throw a ton out of the fleXbox One. I think there are some run and shoot concepts that make sense for the fleXbox One, but I'm hoping I don't have to throw more than 15 times a game from the flex. If I do, things probably aren't going well.
     
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  14. UofCWildcat

    UofCWildcat Bear Down!

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    Being from a high school who ran STRICTLY the fleXbox One triple option, i wanted to cry because we were unable to pass and when it came down to crunch time, people just loaded the box vs us. So if you could mix and match, that'd be bad ass
     
  15. aarondramp

    aarondramp ten thousand words

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    I think to pull it off you need special players, especially running backs that can catch. So if I can get to 5* and be more selective with my players then it could work.

    It would obviously also take a special QB like this guy:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tracy_Ham

    The first college QB to throw for 5,000 yards and run for 3,000. They named the offense the Hambone because of him.
     
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  16. LSUTRUTH

    LSUTRUTH The one and only

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    Team Preview 2012-13
    Coaching Staff -
    LSUTRUTH takes over for Edsall. Truth will bring a new look to Maryland football. He is on record as saying he loves the uniforms and will wear them as often as possible :)
    Offensive Playbook : DA U
    Defensive Playbook : 3-3-5
    Quarterbacks - B
    Jr Cj Brown is the heart of the Maryland offense. His passing skills will determine if the opposing defenses can load that box against them.
    Halfbacks - C+
    Pickett is the new starter at RB for Maryland. He will have to produce as there are other RB hot on his heels.
    Receivers - B
    Maryland WR core is strong with #13 ATH FR Stefon Diggs and SO Marcus Leak.
    To be continued....
     
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