1st & 10 Season 2 Team Previews

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    [​IMG]2013 UCLA BRUINS PREVIEW[​IMG]
    After what anyone around the program called a disappointing 2012 campaign which saw the Bruins go 6 - 6, there is optimism about this years edition of UCLA football. Gone are the likes of Franklin, Abbott, Prince and other key starters and intp the spotlight steps Hundley, Jones, and Young. So let's take at the team coming out of training camp.
    OFFENSE
    QB Brett Hundley took over for Kevin Prince after the first third of the 2012 season and at times looked to be the an elite player at an earlier age. However his youth and inexperience also made him appear to be unready for some of the more pressure packed moments as the magnitude of each game grew. He still finished with more TDs than Ints so Coach Brink has to have some excitement for his signal callers potential. Behind Hundley will be the HB committee of pounding SR Malcolm Jones and lightning quick Jordan James. Most of the practices this summer have been closed but coming out of spring it appeared a one back offense was being installed. On the outside, Shaquille Evans, Jerry Rice Jr and Ricky Marvray are the type of solid pass catchers that Hundley needs to develop his skills as a passer. Some of the early buzz in camp was the play pof sure handed true Freshman Adam Walters. Walters should be a four year contributor and a big target at 6'2 and 220 lbs. The best player on the field each Sunday for UCLA happens to play the second most important position. Third year Junior left tackle Xavier Su'a Filo is the protector of Hundley's blind spot and is sure fire first round pick when he turns pro. He anchors a line that returns four starters.
    DEFENSE
    The defensive line returns three of four starters with Cassius Marsh and Brandon Willis being the standouts. Jordan Zumwalt will be the playmaker amongst the front seven and looks to close out his career leading the Bruin defense. First year starter Eric Kendricks will be the playcaller on the defensive side of the ball and has solid skills to fill the middle. Sam Lewis travels down from the great white north to the land of palm trees and sun with tremendous speed and solid cover skills after spending two years at a Junior College. Tevin McDonald and Dietrich Riley provide solid play in the defensive backfield.
     
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    2013 NU WILDCATS TEAM PREVIEW

    The Northwestern Wildcats go into the 2013 season looking a lot better on paper than in 2012. Offensive starters Kain Colter, Kyle Prater, Mark Szott, Evan Watkins, and Treyvon Green all return, with some experience under their belts. Senior Mike Trumpy will also see a lot of time at halfback, as the Cats continue their "3 yards and a cloud of dust" offensive philosophy.

    After switching from QB to TE in 2012, Evan Watkins is again changing positions - moving to starting Fullback from Tight End, allowing the speedier Mark Szott to fill the roll of Tight End in Coach Haggard's "West Coast" offense.

    "Evan will be a great fullback for us in his senior year" said Coach Haggard at the B1G media Days. "He's big, strong and talented, and when he's not pancaking guys and creating holes for our run game, look for him to make some receiving plays out of the backfield. Mark Szott is only a sophomore, and will be our starting tight end for the next few years, we expect big things from him in his career, as just like the fullback, the tight end is an integral part of our offense."

    Although star linebacker David Nwabuisi graduates and moves on to the pros, the Cats defense is also much improved, with 9 returning starters, all coming back and looking very good in spring practice.

    "This is a key year for our program" said starting QB Kain Colter at Media Days. "A lot of talent will be graduating this year, so we should all strive to do something special."
     
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    [​IMG]2013 NC State Wolfpack Preview
    Coach Burr and his Wolfpack come into 2013 on a high note after an 8-5 season and a bowl victory over Stanford. The Pack will be without Mike Glennon and Tobias Palmer both offensive leaders from a year ago. Junior Tyler Brosius will take the reign of the offense at quarterback as he looks to go "above and beyond Glennon" as coach Burr put into words. Brosius surely hasn't disappointed over the off season as the team has complete trust that Brosius will do the job. Junior Tony Creecy looks to expand on a good start to his career as he is the man and the work horse in Raleigh. He should see most of the carries this season and will be able to show what kind of body of work he can put up as he no longer has to share carries. Offensively the Wolfpack also pick up a year of quality experience for the offensive line and receiving core. With the loss of Tobias Palmer, it is up to Quintin Payne and Bryan Underwood to step up and lead this receiving core.
    [​IMG] Defensively NC State looks ready to pick up from last season and may even exceed last year as there is no doubt this was the strength of the team a year ago. That will all start with the return of David Amerson who came back for his senior season to lead the Wolfpack defense. NC State presents good depth on the defensive line led by Junior DE Art Norman. The pass rush could be key this year as NC State has not had this kind of depth in a long time. The linebackers all have quality experience and look to use that to strengthen the middle. The secondary is led by already mentioned David Amerson who is a good as it gets at the corner back position. He also is accompanied by Jarvis Byrd, Tyrell Burriss and Dontae Johnson who help make up a very good secondary. Look for the defense to be strong again this season as they look to be more well rounded on defense than they were a year ago.
     
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    [​IMG] 2013 Duke Season Preview [​IMG]
    After finishing last year's season campaign with 5 straight wins coach Fmode is very excited to see his team built on thier late season surge. Much of their success last year was the discovery of running back Juwan Thompson's strength between the tackles, who returns for his senior season. Thompson was able to rush for almost 5 yards per carry which enabled the Duke passing attack to reduce the number of turnovers.​
    Accompanying the new found running game was Duke's staunch defense that allowed only ~165 yards of offense per game through that win streak that included a bowl win. Lombardi award winning left end Justin Foxx returns to shore up a defense that lost defensive captain Canty to the draft. Look for MLB Kelby Brown to have a break out season as he saw his ratings increase dramatically coming into this season and is poised to not only lead the team in tackles again, but contribute more in the turnover game.​
    With a loaded incoming class that has been mostly red-shirted expectations sit with a chance to play in the ACC Championship game this year with a birth in the BCS. Look for Duke to be at #1 pr #2 of the ACC Coastal division come year's end.​
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    2013 purdue season preview



    OFFENSE:

    Rob Henry will lead the boilermakers in his senior year. Not sure what to expect from him, but with 4 freshman behind him theres not much choice. If he gets hurt the season is finished. We have two good HBS in Junior Akeem Hunt and freshman Eric Henry. Between these two guys the running game is in good hands. Seniors OJ Ross and Gary Bush lead a deep and experienced WR group along with junior Mostert. The offensive line is in good shape with 3 seniors returning and two more upperclassman ready to step in. Theres not much depth however, so any injuries and the running game will suffer.

    DEFENSE:

    The front four is solid With 3 returning starters including DT Gaston who had 6 sacks last year. the Linebackers and secondary have 5 starters returning OLB Lucas, who had to tackles last year and CB Allen. The two starters to look out for are Freshman DE Watson and CB Wiliams. Once again the defense is the stronger unit and will be leaned on if a return trip to the Big 10 championship is going to happen.
     
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    Let's get the rest of these previews knocked out before week two is done. These are another optional.
     
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    On vacation but I will try to get my preview done asap.
     
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    Oregon State Preview
    Offense:
    This year the beavs return quite a few skill players, like their QB, RB, and WR. Mannion the quarterback is looking to improve on last years so-so year while the running back Agnew just needs to get back to work. The line is a bit sucky so we might be running a lot of quick passes and such but Coach Rylander will have to see what he can do. ​
    Defense:
    The defense this year has lost a lot of talent and with a defense that struggled mightily last year I feel as if there is no where to go but down this year, look for the offense to have to lead this team to victory.​
    Overall:
    Coach Rylander is looking to get bowl eligible this year and will have to ride his offense all the way if he wants to accomplish that. Prediction: 6-6
     
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    Cal Golden Bears

    Cal comes into the 2013 season looking to defend its PAC 12 North Division crown. The Golden Bears come into the year with an offense featuring 96 OVR WR Keenan Allen, a preseason 2nd Team All-American and returning QB Alan Bridgford, who started 8 games last yearwhen Zach Maynard was out with an injury. Star RB Isi Sofele is gone, but RB Brandon Bigelow has similar speed and elusiveness, and should see plenty of carries as Cal has switched to an offensive playbook with alot more plays under center. The offensive line loses a key piece in C Brent Schwenke, but devlopment and the addition of an 81 OVR JUCO Sophmore center mean the line should be about the same level as last year.

    The Golden Bears defense, both good and terrible at different times last year, should be improved across the board, especially at the defensive line. Linebackers Whitside and McCaincome into their junior seasons at 86 and 85 OVR, respectively. MLB Nick Forbes returns for his senior year, after finishing second in the country in solo tackles last season. The secondary looks to be improved as well, with three Corners rated higher than 80 OVR, when last year there was just one. True Freshman Gary McNeil, a 78 OVR Strong Safety will start opposite Senior FS Alex Logan.

    Cal once again has a difficult schedule, with difficult road games at USC, Arizona State, and Oregon. Cal also must face three users at home, Northwestern, UCLA, and Oregon State. Overall this Golden Bears team should be a better unit than the one last year, but a difficult schedule may end up limiting the Bears to a similar record as the year before.
     

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