2010 SEC Preview

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  1. JrRawlins

    JrRawlins People hate me cause they aint me...

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    2010 SEC Preview

    Im gonna try to drop one of these a day for all three of the conferences.....

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    COACHING NOTES: Lawdog’s strengths are running and defense. This falls in line with what 2011 is all about. Expect him to be a force for the entire dynasty and win several national titles at Ole Miss.
    THE SCHEME: Expect a option attack as Lawdog gets his players into the program. An option rushing attack, has always been the focal point of Lawdog’s offenses. Keep an eye on RB Brandon Bolden. He possesses home-run ability and is a good between-the-tackles runner. Randall Mackey, a quarterback who isn't in line to start, but look for him to be used in the "Wild Rebel" formation. Mackey is a developing passer who is ultra-athletic. Expect him to torture defenses as he grows and progresses in Lawdog’s system. The Rebels still are loaded with playmakers at running back with Bolden, Enrique Davis and Rodney Scott. On the defensive side of the ball, The Rebels operate from a 4-3 set that plays with an aggressive bent; it's all about making big plays to get foes in compromising down-and-distance situations. Massive NT Jerrell Powe is a big-time anchor inside vs. the run. The defensive line is stacked and probably one of the best in the SEC if not the nation. Wayne Dorsey could be pass-rushing force Lawdog’s needs. Free safety Damien Jackson, a headhunter with ball skills, could be an all-American this season. Jonathan Cornell and Allen Walker provide the foundation for a strong line backing corps and a salty front.

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    COACHING NOTES: Khaalis is known for spreading the field and passing, Khaalis isn’t a bashful about slinging the rock all over the field and putting up silly numbers.
    THE SCHEME: Kentucky's offense has two dynamic playmakers and some depth at the skill positions, starting with veterans Derrick Locke and Randall Cobb. Locke, is the scatback that should dominate in the spread attack that Khaalis should run. Cobb is a jack of all trades type of player…. He can run the wildcat and effectively throw it, line up in the backfield and effectively line up in the slot and playing wide receiver extremely effectively. FS Winston Guy is probably the best player on defense. He's a big hitter, with the speed to play all over the field. The defensive line could become a strength. DE DeQuin Evans should be able to create serious havoc in Khaalis 4-3 defense. .

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    COACHING NOTES: Dru50 is a newcomer to the Deuce, but his legend precedes him well. He is known as a coach with a pass first philosophy who can still pound the rock out if necessary.
    THE SCHEME: Dru steps into a Mississippi State team with a offensive line that is really solid. Vick Ballard may be the answer at HB, the juco transfer is talented. Coach Dru will have some real talent on the outside in wide receivers Chad Bumphis and Leon Berry, both are talented and big play threat. DE Pernell McPhee is a strong pass rusher who should give Mississippi State some credibility on the line. The Bulldogs are also strong at linebacker with K.J. Wright and Chris White. Sophomores CB Corey Broomfield and FS Jonathan Banks look to improve on their SEC all-freshmen selections.

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    COACHING NOTES:
    Sanders has a really nice mixture to his game. He can ground and pound or air it out depending on his personnel. If he decides to stick with his current personnel grouping, airing it out could be the he choose to go, considering South Carolina’s personnel.
    THE SCHEME: True freshman Connor Shaw will probably be the QB of choice, a true freshman with a big arm… The Gamecocks have some serious talent in Alshon Jeffrey. Add in the strong capabilities of tight end Weslye Saunders, wide receivers Tori Gurley, Jason Barnes and D.L. Moore and Sanders could light the scoreboard with those weapons. But Sanders will have to develop some type of running game, the Gamecocks leading rusher last year was QB Stephen Garcia. On the defensive side, South Carolina should be strong on this side of the ball with many quality starters returning including the bulk of their secondary. There is still a lot of talent returning to this stingy defense, especially in the secondary. The leading tackler from last year Shaq Wilson will be returning and should flourish in Sanders aggressive 4-3 defense.
     
  2. Drifterbub

    Drifterbub Help me hide a body?

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    Great stuff JR.
     
  3. jkhaalis991

    jkhaalis991 Back in The Deuce...been gone too long.

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    Once again I'm impress with the stuff you come with JR.
     
  4. Dru50

    Dru50 Still Chicago's #1 son

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    Nicely done JR. Early word out of spring football at Miss St is that Coach Dru is not pleased with the play of his starting QB, at least as far as passing is concerned. The QB job is wide open, with the distinct possibility that the backup QB may get the nod due to his slightly more accurate throwing arm. Key to this will be figuring out what play style the team will go with in 2010.
     
  5. JrRawlins

    JrRawlins People hate me cause they aint me...

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    im gonna try to do the previews and then do a preseason predictions for each conference.....
     
  6. theSANDMAN215

    theSANDMAN215 Hokie, Hokie, Hokie, HI

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    nice job.

    I'm going to pick the game up tonight now. Not sure how much I'll be able to play before I leave for a wedding.

    LOL, I like how you call my defense aggressive. Sometimes last year, I would send all out blitzes against you and BBJ and just pray you didn't get off the pass. My motto: Blitz, Blitz, and Blitz some more. I just try not to give guys a lot of time back there. I used to love watching the Eagles defense with Monte Kiffin when they seemed to blitz every play with different guys.
     
  7. theSANDMAN215

    theSANDMAN215 Hokie, Hokie, Hokie, HI

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    crap, forgot Lawdog is in our conference. Anyone want to take over my team? (y) I kid.
     
  8. OMlawdog

    OMlawdog Going full Cheeze

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    Coach OMlawdog saw it coming.

    After back-to-back Cotton Bowl victories, he knew a lot of the stalwarts on the 2008 and 2009 teams would be leaving.

    Replace, regroup and reload was the spring training battle cry.

    Once the Rebels hit the practice fields in March, the veteran mentor realized at least half of the team’s equation – the defense – could be very good and that was half the battle.

    Up front is a good place to start, with recognizable names like tackle Jerrell Powe, end Kentrell Lockett and tackles Ted Laurent and Lawon Scott handling the bulk of the trench work. Newcomer end Wayne Dorsey, a Juco transfer, also showed his mettle in spring to help solidify the front four.

    At linebacker, three-year starters Jonathan Cornell and Allen Walker anchor the second line of defense. Aided by dynamic sophomores Joel Kight and D.T. Shackelford, the Rebs have a solid mix of veteran know-how and youthful exuberance.

    In the secondary, only one starter – strong safety Johnny Brown – returns, but corners Jeremy McGee and Marcus Temple and free safety Fon Ingram have played a lot of football for the Rebels in the past couple of years. Add in redshirt freshman cornerback Charles Sawyer, who the coaches are raving about, and Juco transfer safety Damien Jackson, a headhunter who thrives on contact, and the secondary shaped up nicely in spring.

    On offense, the Rebs will need to adjust.

    The Rebels are replacing players like tailback Dexter McCluster, offensive guard John Jerry, wide receiver Shay Hodge, center Daverin Geralds and quarterback Jevan Snead, who opted to jump to the NFL one year early.

    Up the middle, we’ve got a new center, a new left guard, a relatively new right guard, a new quarterback, a new fullback and we’re playing without #22 (McCluster, a second-round pick of the Kansas City Chiefs) at tailback.

    The hand that’s been dealt, and dealt with, starts up front.

    Center A.J. Hawkins, right guard Rishaw Johnson and left guard Alex Washington came out of spring as the number ones right up the gut of the offense. While they showed progress, there is still some physical and mental maturation that has to take place for them to be finished products.

    The bright side up front is the return of tackles Bradley Sowell and Bobby Massie, a pair of bookend 6-7, 300-plus pounders with experience.

    At quarterback, sophomore Nathan Stanley emerged as the spring No. 1, but redshirt freshman Raymond Cotton, who had shoulder issues in spring, showed he can be a playmaker as well. The extensive practice reps Stanley got lifted his confidence and productivity. He’s a work in progress, but spring was a good start.

    At tailback, the Rebs have a variety to choose from, starting with jack-of-all- trades Brandon Bolden, Enrique Davis – who closed spring strong, Rodney Scott, Derrick Herman and Korvic Neat. The first three are the pounders, the last two are the speedsters.

    Wideout was a mixed bag of good days and bad days. Seniors Markeith Summers and Lionel Breaux add stability and experience while sophomore Jesse Grandy, also the return specialist, adds some flair.

    Luckily Coach OMlawdog is ready.
     
  9. GoGators

    GoGators GT: KSherm

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    I'm glad I'm not in the SEC!!!
     
  10. JrRawlins

    JrRawlins People hate me cause they aint me...

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    why you think i left? lol.....
     
  11. Dru50

    Dru50 Still Chicago's #1 son

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    Mississippi State Bulldogs – 2010 Spring Preview

    Rebuilding is the word on campus following Coach Dru’s hiring at Mississippi State. The team has been in this phase for what feels like decades for the fans of the Bulldogs, and the new staff has outlined a long term plan to get back into the SEC championship race. The first step is to be bowl eligible in 2010, which will be a challenge given the daunting schedule the team faces. In the first 8 weeks the Bulldogs play LSU, Georgia, Auburn, Florida and a challenging Houston squad. The second half of the schedule is no easier with games against Alabama, Arkansas (with Heisman hopeful QB Ryan Mallet) and the annual rivalry game with OM Lawdog’s Ole Miss squad. Combine that with an unknown out of conference schedule and the makings are there for disaster, but Coach Dru has the team looking at the challenge as a mountain to be climbed rather than an insurmountable task.

    The team will be scrapping the spread option attack favored by the prior staff in favor of an under center attack. Coach Dru plans on utilizing the strength of the offense, the wide receiver corp and spreading the field to open running lanes for the backs. The QB position is unsettled coming out of spring camp, but those in the know believe that sophomore QB Tyler Russell has the inside track on the job due to his superior passing accuracy over junior QB Chris Relf. The wide receiver group is deep and filled with young talent, led by sophomore’s Chad Bumphis and Brandon Heavens and senior Leon Berry. The offensive line should be stout in 2010 which will help ease the transition into a new offensive scheme. The running back position will likely be by committee to start, with juniors Robert Elliott and Vick Ballard splitting time.

    Media insiders reported that the team is experimenting with moving to the 3-4 next season, but it appears that hasn’t been fully decided. The defense was splitting time between the 4-3 and the 3-4 during camp. Regardless of the formation, the strength of the defense is at DE and OLB. DE’s Pernell McPhee and Josh Boyd are powerful at the point of attack and are also able to generate a rush on the passer. Senior linebackers Chris White and KJ Wright help in both run support and the passing game and their ability to make big plays will ultimately decide how effective this unit can be in 2010.
     

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