2010 Media Day

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  1. KnightNoles

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  7. bravejaf

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    Overview
    Florida put together a terrific season last year but lost in conference championship to Alabama. They rebounded nicely in the Sugar Bowl by trouncing Cincinnati. This year the team hopes to take back the conference crown, but they have a lot of talent to replace. The biggest piece they will need to replace is local legend Tim Tebow (#25 overall pick NFL Draft). Tebow was the Florida offense last season so his loss will have a big impact on the team. John Brantley is tasked with replacing Tebow and in spring practices Brantley seemed ready for that task. The Gators also need to replace many players on defense, including field general Brandon Spikes (2nd round draft pick) and star cornerback Joe Haden (#7 overall pick).

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    Offense
    Brantley’s progress will be the key for the Florida offense. He is a different style quarterback than Tebow so the Florida coaching staff implemented more pro style formations into the playbook. Joining Brantley in the backfield will be speedster Jeff Demps, a top collegiate track star. Demps is one of the most dangerous football players in space. With the new offensive system he will be expected to carry more of the load. Brantley also has talent on the outside, including Deonte Thompson and Chris Rainey at the wide receivers spots. The team also will need Desmond Parks to step up and replace Aaron Hernandez (4th round pick). As for the offensive line, this may be Florida’s most talented unit on the offensive side. Maurkice Pouncey (18th overall pick) is gone but his brother Mike is expected to anchor this year’s unit.

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    Defense
    This unit lost a lot of its big name players but still has loads of talent. Gone are Spikes, Haden, Jermaine Cunningham (2nd round pick) and Carlos Dunlap (2nd round pick). Senior Justin Trattou and Junior William Green will take over for Cunningham and Dunlap at the defensive end spots. Their strength and speed should help Florida get pressure on opposing quarterbacks. At linebacker the Gators have some talent but need to figure out which personnel work together. Brandon Hicks, Jonathon Bostic, AJ Jones, and Jelani Jenkins are expected to compete for the starting positions at linebacker. Backing them up will be a very talented secondary led by Senior Ahmad Black. Janoris Jenkins is tasked with replacing Joe Haden and the junior will be expected to improve on his career 5 interceptions. Jeremy Brown is expected to start at the other cornerback position and Will Hill is the projected starter at free safety.

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    Expectations
    Most teams would need to rebuild after losing this amount of talent, but not Florida. The team was so deep last season that this team is expected to win immediately. The Gators also landed one of the best recruiting classes in college football history this offseason and some of the freshman may make an immediate impact on this team. This season Florida will face defending national champion Alabama in the regular season, so teams could potentially meet twice this season. Florida also will need to beat rival Florida State, a team returning a lot of its top talent from last season.

    Projected Offensive MVP: Jeff Demps

    Projected Defensive MVP: Brandon Hicks
     
  8. MaxATX34

    MaxATX34 Texas Football

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    Welcome to the Gilbert era. The Longhorns actually entered this new era back in January when 4-year starter Colt McCoy went down in the 1st quarter of the National Championship. Gilbert went through a season of maturation in three quarters, and threw a couple 2nd half TDs against the Crimson Tide, almost completing a miraculous comeback. Almost isnt good enough for Texas though... Gilbert and the rest of his teammates know that and look to get back to the National Championship ASAP. The Longhorns have ditched the spread offense they have ran for the better half of the last decade in favor of a downhill running game and a more "pro-style" offense.
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    Offense
    Leading the ground-attack will be (RS)Junior Fozzy Whittaker who, barring injury, has the potential to rack up a lot of yards and make a lot of highlight reels. Behind him are (RS)Senior Vondrell McGee and (RS)Sophomore Tre Newton. Garrett Gilbert will look to make his money on PA passes, and on the other end of the passes will be a wide variety of talented WRs headed up by (RS)Junior Malcolm Williams.
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    Texas is now entering their 3rd season under Defensive Coordinator Will Muschamp, and the young talented players he has worked with are no longer so young and ready to make plays. The Acho brothers (Sam and Emmanuel) will no doubt be competing once again for the most FF/FR, and Blake Gideon along with Christian Scott will hold down the deep zones. The real X-Factor on defense is the freak that is Aaron Williams. Williams will surely be one of the next Texas DBs going in the first round of the NFL draft, but before he goes he wants to make some noise and cause some havoc in the Big12.
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  9. BDSDIGITAL

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    Ohio State 2010 preseason media day.

    Overview:

    The Buckeyes will start the season #2 in the country. Expectations are extremely high in Columbus this season following a convincing win over Oregon in the Rose Bowl to finish the 2009 campaign. The Buckeyes will also start the season as the odds on favorite to win their 6th straight Big 10 title. The schedule will be brutal and the competition will be extreme, but anything less than a big 10 title and a shot at a national title will be a major disappointment.

    Offense:

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    QB #2 JR. Terrelle Pryor 6'6" 233lbs

    The offense will only go as far as Terrelle Pryor takes them. He struggled mightily at times last year but also showed flashes of brilliance at other times. He will need to keep mistakes at a minimum, which should be very achievable in coach B's run first system.

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    RB #3 Brandon Saine 5'10" 202lbs

    With our teams commitment to the running game expect a monster year from Brandon Saine. Brandon will get the bulk of the offensive work and with his combination of speed and power could be a dark horse Heisman candidate.

    Our team also has a very solid receiving corp to help Terrelle out in the passing game led by SR WR Dane Sanzenbacher and So. TE Jake Stoneburner.

    The offensive line is experienced as all of the starters are upper classmen.

    Defense:

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    DE #97 Cameron Heyward 6'5" 288lbs.

    The defense will be anchored by All American Cameron Heyward. Cameron returned for his senior year even though he would have been a sure fire 1st round draft selection. Cameron reaks havoc off of the corner and is a beast in the run game. Expect Cameron to finish the season as one of the best defensive players in the nation.

    The Linebacking corp is led by SR's Brian Rolle and Ross Homan. This year we will impliment a multi defense look that will feature 4-3 and 3-4 formations to keep our rotations fresh. Brian and Ross will be key in stopping the run and forcing teams to throw.

    The secondary is very experienced with two SR's starting at Corner in Chimdi Chekwa and Devon Torrence. Also starting FS Jermale Hines is an excellent athlete and should help round out maybe the best unit on the team.

    Final Thought:


    This team has a few small question marks, but should be the class of the Big 10. The biggest question that will need to be answered is Terrelle Pryor. If he plays like he did in the Rose Bowl for the entire season this team could be championship bound. If he plays like he did vs. Purdue last season this team is going to struggle. The running game however should be very dangerous and if we can control the clock, field position and keep our defense fresh this team is good enough to win it all.

    Prediction:

    11-1, Big 10 Champs and playing in Glendale in the last game of the season!

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  10. Twister18

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    2010 USC Trojans

    2010 USC Trojans


    Overview: The Trojans look to rebound from a disastrous off season after firing new Coach Lane Kiffin and hiring Coach TNT Twist. With that hiring, the NCAA rescinded its "death penalty" to the Trojans based on the outstanding moral values of the Twister! Now the Trojans must gel under young QB Matt Barkley and Win!

    Offense: The Trojans will be led my the talented arm of QB Matt Barkley and a stable of RBs led by Allen Bradford and a talented but young group of receivers led by freshman Kyle Prater. The Trojans return a very talented OL, which should give alot of protection to Barkley and the rest of the USC skilled players.

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    Defense: The D will be led by AA candidate MLB Chris Galipo and even with the loss of DE Everson Griffin, DE Perry will anchor the front 4. The secondary is fast and talented but need to get some seasoning under their belt.

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  11. astealthyhippo

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    West Virginia University 2010 Media Day

    Overview:

    Entering the 2010 season, the Mountaineers will start just outside the top 25. Last season ended on a sour note, as the Mountaineers lost 33-21 to the Florida State Seminoles in the Gator Bowl. This season, WVU fans are looking forward to re-gaining the Big East crown, and the automatic BCS bid, last accomplished in 2007. WVU enters the season as one of the favorites to win the Big East Championship, in what many consider the most open race amongst the BCS conferences. In a race with no clear cut favorite, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, WVU, Rutgers, and newly invited Notre Dame all have a good chance at claiming the top spot in the Big East.

    Offense:

    True Sophomore #12 Eugene (Geno) Smith will start at Quarterback. The highly sought after QB out of Miramar, FL gained some good game experience last year in games against Marshall and Florida State, and has the coaching staff impressed with his poise and leadership skills. Geno has a great arm, but also has the ability to make plays with his legs when necessary.

    The true star of the team is Senior HB #7 Noel Devine. He is one of the most explosive and exciting running backs in the nation. Anytime he touches the ball he has a chance to take it to the house. We will be looking to get him the ball in open space and let him make plays.

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    #7 Noel Devine

    The Wide Receiving corps has several playmakers, including Senior #9 Jock Sanders and true Sophomore #1 Tavon Austin. While both are short in stature (Sanders 5'7" 178lbs & Austin 5'9" 164lbs) they have good hands and even better play-making skills. Austin, who will split time as a WR and HB, owns the Maryland career high school records in rushing yards (7,962), touchdowns (123), and had a 12.2 ypc average his senior year of high school. Looks for big things from him in the future, but here's a look at his past:

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    Offensive Philosophy: The offense will revolve around one thing in the first year under Coach Hippo: speed. The coach will be looking to get his playmakers the ball in open field situations and let them beat the defense. The offense might not be as highly rated as others this season, but it will certainly have the ability to go the distance on any play.

    Defense:

    The defensive line is anchored by Senior NT #90 Chris Neild. Add to that another run stuffer in Senior #93 Scooter Berry (1/2 of the "Dingle Berry" tandem from a few years ago) and pass rusher Junior #97 Julian Miller, the WVU defensive line is quite experienced and should hold their own against most offensive lines.

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    Dingle-Berry connection

    The linebacking corps is led by senior J.T. Thomas. He played second fiddle to Reed Williams last year, but with Williams gone this year, it is Thomas' defense. Thomas is quick and strong, and has the ability to rush the quarterback or drop back in coverage.

    The secondary could be the Mountaineers' strong suit this year. Cornerbacks #22 Brandon Hogan (former WR) and # 8 Keith Tandy will start at the first 2 CB slots. The real leader of the secondary is 6'5" Junior FS Robert Sands. Rarely do you see a safety with the size and agility that Sands possesses. Look for him to apply some big hits and make some key interceptions for the Mountaineers this year.

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    Defensive Philosophy: Coach Hippo will most likely make a shift from the traditional WVU 3-3-5 defense to a 3-4 defense. The lineman will be looked upon to stuff the run more so than to get to the quarterback. Hopefully the linebackers will create pressure, forcing quarterbacks into rushing their throws. The secondary will also help out in blitzing the quarterback, as Coach Hippo has promised to bring pressure from everywhere this year.

    2010 Outlook:
    This WVU squad has several veteran players, but also has some young talent in key positions. Even with an extremely tough out of conference schedule this year, anything worse than a 9-3 season would be a failure, but a good, fair projection would be 10-2. Hopefully that's good enough for a Big East title and BCS bowl. We'll find out soon enough...
     
  12. Emmdotfrisk

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    VIRGINIA TECH HOKIES


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    Senior QB Tyrod Taylor is expected to do big things for the Hokies in 2010.

    Returning Starters

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    Offense: 8

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    Defense: 4

    Key Losses
    Kenny Jefferson-FB, Greg Boone-TE, Sam Wheeler-TE, Ed Wang-OT, Sergio Render-OG, Matt Waldron-K, Demetrius Taylor-DT, Cordarrow Thompson-DT, Nekos Brown-DE, Cody Grimm-WHIP, Stephan Virgil-CB, Dorian Porch-ROV, Kam Chancellor-FS, Brent Bowden-P, Jason Worilds-DE (NFL).

    Strengths
    Quick footed QB Tyrod Taylor is now a senior with three years of starts under his belt. RB Ryan Williams is the reigning ACC Rookie of The Year. 2008 star RB Darren Evans hopefully gets healthy to add more fresh legs. And all the receivers will be back.

    Weakness
    The league’s No. 1 rated pass defense was a source of strength for the Hokies in '09. Three of those DBs will need replaced, as will WHIP linebacker Cody Grimm. Both the departing kicker and punter were All-ACC First Team selections.

    2010 Analysis

    Strong defense and special teams have become the definitions of Beamer Ball. That combination is about to be put to the test with so much player turnover in these departments. Representing uncertainty more than any foreseeable problems, kicker Matt Waldron and punter Brent Bowden both need replacing. With only five starters returning on the defensive side, job opportunities are readily available, especially in the secondary. The opposite is true for the other side of the football as the Hokies are loaded with skill talent. Tyrod Taylor enters his fourth year as a starter, and did a wonderful job cutting back on the interceptions his junior season. The unstoppable variable of TT’s quick feet will still cause defenders to play on their heels and will keep opening everything else up. Ryan Williams emerged as the Rookie of the Year in the ACC after star running back Darren Evans was lost for the year to injury. The receivers are no longer young freshmen trying to fill other people's shoes, and they run plenty deep. The biggest offensive concern is replacing two All-ACC Blockers (Render and Wang) and two quality tight ends (Boone and Wheeler). Virginia Tech is no longer looked at as the sole team to beat with so many quality ACC Coastal Division foes collectively raising the levels of their programs. With defense and special teams being the biggest question marks, Virginia Tech is going to replenish per usual and should be just fine. Nobody in this league goes to a BCS bowl without having to climb the Blue Ridge Mountains.

    2010 Schedule

    09/06 vs. Boise State (8pm ESPN)
    09/11 vs. JMU (1:30pm ESPN3.com)
    09/18 vs. ECU (1:30pm ESPN3.com)
    09/25 @ Boston College
    10/02 @ NC State
    10/09 vs. Central Michigan
    10/16 vs. Wake Forest
    10/23 vs. Duke
    11/04 vs. Georgia Tech (7:30pm, ESPN)
    11/13 @ North Carolina
    11/20 @ Miami
    11/27 vs. Virginia
    12/04 ACC Championship Game

    2010 Recruits

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  13. KnightNoles

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    2010 Florida State Seminoles

    Overview:
    NCAA '10 Florida State won 4 out of the 6 BCS National Championships and established themselves as a dynasty. Now they look forward to conquer this year and do so behind the Heisman arm of Christian Ponder and his high octane offense which will have to help carry the defense as a new defensive coordinator and scheme has been implemented.


    Offense:
    As mention, FSU boasts a Heisman candidate something that hasn't been thought of recently in Tallahassee. The offense returns 10 of 11 starters from last years team. Ponder to Fortson should be a combo that is heard a lot this year along with Jermaine Thomas running for 1,000 yards, something that hasn't happened since Warrick Dunn was in a Noles uniform.


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    QB Christian Ponder

    Defense:
    New defensive coordinator Mark Stoops has brought his aggressive zone defense into Tally in hopes to revamp the once proud Seminole defense. He has some talent to work with, DE Markus White, LB Nigel Bradham, CB Greg Reid and Safeties Nick Moody and Terrance Parks. They wont have to play lights out but mistake free and play their assignments.


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    All-American Greg Reid

    Depth Chart

    DEFENSE

    CB SS FS CB
    Ochuko Jenije Nick Moody Terrance Parks Greg Reid
    Lamarcus Joyner Greg Demps JuJuan Harley Dionte Allen


    LOLB MLB ROLB
    Nigel Bradham Vince Williams Nigel Carr
    Christian Jones Jeff Luc Mister Alexander


    LE DT DT RE
    Markus White Moses McCray Jacobbi McDaniel Brandon Jenkins
    Dan Hicks Demonte McAllister Everett Dawkins Toshmon Stevens



    OFFENSE

    1/X 3/Z LT LG C RG RT TE 4/ 2/Y
    Bert Reed Willie Haulstead Andrew Datko Rodney Hudson Ryan McMahon David Spurlock Zebrie Sanders Beau Reliford Rodney Smith Jarmon Fortson


    HB QB FB
    Jermaine Thomas Christian Ponder Lonnie Pryor
    TY Jones EJ Manuel Debrale Smiley
    Chris Thompson


    SPECIAL TEAMS

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    Dustin Hopkins Shawn Powell


    KR KR
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    PR
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  15. Beazus Christ

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    2010 NEBRASKA CORNHUSKERS MEDIA CAPSULE

    OVERVIEW

    After a decade of hard times and turmoil, it appears that Nebraska football is relevant once again. While the 2009 Cornhuskers did struggle at times, their defense emerged as on of the nation's best and carried them to within a couple of feet of their first Big XII title since 1999. While Nebraska loses Heisman finalist Ndamukong Suh, they retain a number of contributors who should make them a dangerous team in 2010.

    Key Player - Offense

    In 2009, the Huskers won the Big XII North Division despite an anemic output from the offense. This year, Nebraska returns a number of starters on offense and this unit figures to improve considerably. Although preseason publications have focused on the importance of HB Roy Helu, the performance of the offense will fall squarely on the shoulders of senior QB Zac Lee. Lee struggled mightily last year with a 14-10 TD-Interception ratio. However, he played with an injured shoulder for much of the year and had surgery to fix his ailing shoulder. If the injury was truly the source of the QB's struggles, expect Lee to rebound in a big way in 2010.

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    Key Player - Defense

    The Blackshirts lived up to their proud legacy in 2009. The Husker defense gave up over 20 points only once all season and ranked as one of the top defensive units in college football. Key to this unit's success was DT Ndamukong Suh, who enjoyed one of the finest seasons ever for an interior defensive lineman. Despite this tremendous loss, there is still cause for optimism in Lincoln. While the secondary ranks as one of the best in the country, it will be the defensive line that is the pride of the Huskers in 2010. Anchored by a pair of solid DEs (Pierre Allen / Cameron Meredith) and the first ever 5-star recruit from Nebraska (DT Baker Steinkuhler), this unit does not lack in talent. Leading this pack of behemoths is junior DT Jared Crick. Crick, who was first team All-Big XII 2009, figures to make even more of an impact in 2010 due to Suh's departure. While it may be impossible to match Suh's production, Crick is certainly up for the challenge.

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    Depth Chart*

    Offense

    QB - Zac Lee (Senior) / Brion Carnes (Freshman)
    HB - Roy Helu (Senior) / Braylon Heard (Freshman)
    WR1 - Niles Paul (Senior) / Khiry Cooper (Sophomore)
    WR2 - Mike McNeill (Senior) / Will Henry (Senior)
    WR3 - Brandon Kinnie (Junior) / Currenski Gilleylen (Junior)
    TE - Dreu Young (Senior) / Ben Cotton (Sophomore)
    LT - Yoshi Hardrick (Junior) / Brent Qvale (Freshman)
    LG - Keith Williams (Senior) / Brandon Thompson (Sophomore)
    C - Mike Smith (Senior) / Mike Caputo (Junior)
    RG - Ricky Henry (Senior) / Jeremiah Sirles (Freshman)
    RT - Marcel Jones (Junior) / DJ Jones (Senior)

    Defense

    RE - Pierre Allen (Senior) / Josh Williams (Sophomore)
    DT - Jared Crick (Junior) / Terrence Moore (Junior)
    DT - Baker Steinkhler (Sophomore) / Thaddeus Randle (Freshman)
    LE - Cameron Meredith (Sophomore) / Chase Rome (Freshman)
    LOLB - Will Compton (Sophomore) / Lavonte David (Junior)
    MLB - Sean Fisher (Sophomore) / Matt Holt (Sophomore)
    ROLB - Eric Hagg (Senior) / Austin Cassidy (Junior)
    CB - Prince Amukamara (Senior) / Lance Thorell (Junior)
    CB - Alfonzo Dennard (Junior) / Anthony Blue (Junior)
    SS - DeJon Gomes (Senior) / Rickey Thenarse (Senior)
    FS - PJ Smith (Sophomore) / Anthony West (Senior)

    Special Teams

    K - Alex Henery (Senior) / Adi Kunalic (Senior)
    P - Alex Henery (Senior) / Brett Maher (Sophomore)

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    *Player Name in Orange = 2nd Team Preseason All-Big XII
     
  16. Colemanchu

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    Oregon Ducks

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    Overview:
    The Oregon Ducks come into the 2010-11 season coming off their ninth conference title in school history. The team will need to put off the field issues behind them in order to capture a second straight conference and wrestle control of the Pac 10 from the mighty USC Trojans.


    Offense:
    Oregon's high octane spread offense was nearly unstoppable last season behind a rushing attack that was one of the best in the nation. The loss of Heisman caliber quarterback Jeremiah Masoli will hurt the Ducks though as they will be forced to rely on dual quarterbacks Nate Costa and Darren Thomas. Luckily for Ducks fans they have a stable of running backs lead by redshirt freshman LaMichael James and Kenjon Barner. Look for the Ducks to continue to pound the rock and put up big numbers.


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    Defense:
    Not a lot of house hold names on defense for Oregon but that suits them just fine. The team is strong up the middle with experienced players who know how to get the job done. In order for the Ducks to be successful though they will need solid play from their defensive leader, line backer Spencer Paysinger, who will be ask to help a weak front four get pressure on the quarterback. The Ducks secondary should be tested often but with three senior starters they should do well enough for their offense to win games.


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    Depth Chart

    DEFENSE

    CB SS FS CB
    Talmadge Jackson III Eddie Pleasant John Boyett Cliff Harris


    LOLB MLB ROLB
    Josh Kaddu Casey Matthews Spencer Paysinger


    LE DT DT RE
    Terrell Turner Brandon Bair Zac Clark Kenny Rowe



    OFFENSE

    1/X 3/Z LT LG C RG RT TE 2/Y
    DJ Davis Lavasier Turner Bo Thram Carson York Jordan Holmes Mark Asper C E Kaiser Brandon Williams Jeff Maehl


    HB QB FB
    LaMichael James Nate Costa Malachi Smith
    Kenjon Barner Darren Thomas ------------


    SPECIAL TEAMS

    K P
    Rob Beard Jackson Rice


    KR KR
    Kenjon Barner DJ Davis


    PR
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  17. Colemanchu

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  18. Emmdotfrisk

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    Oh snap! Nate Costa Opening starter!
     
  19. Juggernautblitz

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    University of Notre Dame Media Day 2010

    University of Notre Dame Football 2010 Media Guide

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    Overview:

    Notre Dame football enters a new era as the most storied college football programs sheds its independent status to join the Big East Conference in 2010. Leading the charge and hoping to rebuild a struggling Irish program is newly hired head coach Brian Kelly. Notre Dame begins the season unranked but hopes to challenge for the Big East crown and get into the top 10.

    Offense:

    The offense will be led by Quarterback Dayne Crist, taking over the reigns from Jimmy Clausen. Crist will be throwing the ball to two All American candidate receivers in WR Michael Floyd and TE Kyle Rudolph. Handling the majority of the ground game will be RB Armando Allen. The offensive line is the big question here after the departure of two lineman from the 2009 squad to the NFL.

    Offensive Philosophy:

    Spread, spread, spread. Crist must hit his receivers quickly and often for the ND offense to effectively move the ball down the field.

    Defense:

    The defense is led by a good group of LB's, especially MLB Manti Te'o. The defensive line and defensive backfield's have some holes that will need to be covered and will need to be addressed in recruiting.

    Defensive Philosophy:

    Along with the spread offense, head coach Brian Kelly brings a 3-4 defense that will look to bring pressure from the LB's to cover up for some deficiencies on the line and in the secondary. If that pressure does not get there, it could be a long year for the Irish D.

    2010 Projection:

    Kelly inherits a Notre Dame team with some talent at the offensive skill positions but that is about it. The Irish goals are to compete for the Big East title, to win at least 9 games and to firmly place themselves back in the top 15 by the end of the year.
     
  20. Papa Perry

    Papa Perry Leeroy Jenkins!!!

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    2010 Alabama Preview

    2010 Alabama

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    Overview

    Alabama's National Championship season was one for the story books. They were the first team in college football history to defeat the last 5 national champions in one season (Texas '05, LSU '06, Florida '07, LSU '08, Florida '09). Also they were the first team in the SEC to go undefeated and win the National Title since Tennessee's '99 BCS Title. They hope to make a run again this year going into the season #1 and the overall favorite by the media.

    Offense (8 Returning Starters)

    Alabama's offense has the potential to be the most productive in school history. Led by Heisman winner Mark Ingram the rush offense shouldn't lose a step. Even though he's technically the back-up, Trent Richardson could still start for any team in the country and you can look for him to put up some big numbers as well this season. RS-Fr. Eddie Lacy and RS-Jr. Demetrius Goode will also be getting some carries to spell the Tide's top 2 backs. The passing attack will only be better this year with Greg McElroy starting this year as a seasoned veteran compared to last year while continuing his undefeated streak as a starter. Obviously the monstrous Julio Jones will be his biggest (physical) target but Marquis Maze shows the quickness and agility to make guys miss when he has the ball in his hands. Darius Hanks proved to be an excellent player in the slot and will be even more involved this year. The offensive line will replace to starters but one of the replacements is the mammoth 6'6 340 lbs DJ Fluker.

    Defense (3 Returning Starters)

    The defense, although missing a lot of starters from last year, could be even better this year. One thing noticably different this year is the amount of athleticism up front. Chapman is 50 lbs lighter than the man he replaced from last year (Terrence Cody) but double teams are needed just as much for him. Marcell Dareus while getting a great bit of playing time last year was not a starter but he has already shown to be a force for the defense this year. The Linebacker stable for Alabama returns 1 starter from last year (Nico Johnson) and 1 starter from 2 years ago (Donta Hightower). Hightower went down for the season last year in the 4th game but after watching him in the spring you can tell that last years injury has zero effect on him. Jerrell Harris will get his much anticipated start at the Sam LB position (LOLB) and Courtney Upshaw will be taking over the Jack LB spot (ROLB). The secondary got relief when Robby Green, who was previously suspended for the season, was reinstated by the NCAA and cleared of charges for his unknown offense. Him and Mark Barron are the only 2 returning starters in the secondary. At the corner positions, True-So. Dre Kirkpatrick and RS-So. BJ Scott will hold down those spots after proving worthy in the spring. LSU transfer Phelon Jones, JUCO Dequan Menzie, and True-Fr. Demarcus Milliner will be great replacements if needed.
     

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