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2010 Team Previews
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**Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets 2010 Season Thread**
I'll be posting all content involving the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets for the 2010 sesaon here in this thread.
2010 Season Preview
Georgia Tech dominated last season by executing its scheme and hogging the ball. The Yellow Jackets averaged 56 rushes per game and ranked third nationally in time of possession. Barring injury to quarterback Josh Nesbitt, the Jackets should repeat those numbers this fall. The learning curve for the double-slot option has flattened out. The offense is stocked with veterans, led by Nesbitt, a third-year starter. His options on the option are numerous. Veteran Anthony Allen inherits the feature back role from Jonathan Dwyer, one of four Tech players taken in the 2010 NFL Draft. Georgia Techâ€™s slotbacks own a shared talent: Speed. Roddy Jones is healthy after struggling with injuries last season. The bumps and bruises cost Jones a chance to build on his 2008 showing, which included a 200-yard rushing game against rival Georgia. The running game should get a boost from a more experienced line, led by center Sean Bedford. The concern is what happens if Nesbitt gets injured. He missed spring practice while recovering from ankle surgery. His backup, Jaybo Shaw, transferred to Georgia Southern, leaving a sophomore and two freshmen competing for the backup job. Sophomore Tevin Washington impressed during spring practice, but was still trying to grasp the optionâ€™s nuances.
Key Players: Josh Nesbitt, Roddy Jones and Anthony Allen
The Jackets switched coordinators â€“ and schemes. Coach Paul Johnson hired former Virginia head coach Al Groh to install his 3-4 alignment. Grohâ€™s 3-4 scheme fits Georgia Techâ€™s personnel. The Yellow Jackets are slim on the line and deep at linebacker. Their linebackers have the versatility to move up to the line of scrimmage and rush, and can also deftly drop into coverage. Outside linebackers Anthony Egbuniwe and Anthony Barnes have the potential to haunt opposing offenses. Egbuniwe played defensive end last year at 250 pounds. Moving back with the scheme change should help free him up to make plays. Barnes is among the teamâ€™s best athletes. The secondary returns three starters, although Groh has shuffled some personnel. Jerrard Tarrant, a ball-hawking playmaker, moved to safety from cornerback, swapping spots with Dominique Reese. Mario Butler returns as a shutdown corner. The most pressing question is how quickly Groh can get the defense installed. He introduced the basic package, including four sets, during 15 spring practices. But even the defenders admitted their knowledge is still raw headed into the preseason.
Key Players: Brad Jefferson, Steven Sylvester, and Jerrard Terrant
**Michigan State Spartans 2010 Season Preview**
2010 Season Preview
After a disappointing 2009 campaign which saw the Spartans win only six games and undergo several off-the-field distractions, they come into the season hoping to improve on their intangibles. Quarterback Kirk Cousins and linebacker Greg Jones are the leaders of the team and if they can do well while elevating the play of their teammates at the same time, Michigan State might be able to pull out some tight games.
QB: Kirk Cousins â€“ After a solid year starting twelve games for the Spartans, Kirk Cousins is back at the helm and looking to improve. Voted captain of the squad by his teammates, the Spartans are confident that he will lead them in the right direction.
QB: Andrew Maxwell â€“ Should Cousins fail to produce the same way he did last year, redshirt freshman Andrew Maxwell has the tools to come in and help the team immediately. Maxwell possesses above-average speed and exceptional drop-back skills.
RB: Larry Caper â€“ As a freshman, Larry Caper led the team in rushing and was named to Big Ten All-Team by ESPN and Sporting News. There is no question that Caper will be the starter once the season begins, but look for Edwin Baker to steal a good portion of his minutes.
TE: Charlie Gantt â€“ All-American Tight End Charlie Gantt enters the final year of his college career looking to help Michigan State win a national title. Gantt is a solid blocking who can also go deep down field and make some big plays.
MLB: Greg Jones â€“ Greg Jones is perhaps the best Spartan overall and has been for quite some time. He has an instinctive drive and uncanny natural talent. After winning the Linebacker of the Year award in 2009, Jones is back to lead Michigan Stateâ€™s defensive unit.
CB: Chris Rucker/CB Johnny Adams â€“ Chris Rucker has been improving ever since sitting out the last couple of games due to an injury in his freshman year. With more playing time, Rucker will be able to showcase his abilities alongside opposite CB Johnny Adams. Together, the two can be a formidable duo.
merged the team previews
2010 OSU Beavers Preview
The Oregon State Beavers are coming into 2010 after two years of Civil War disapointment. In 2008 and 2009 OSU was one win away from the Rose Bowl before Civil War catastrophe.
In 2010 the Beavers will be considered a dark horse for the conference championship with Oregon and USC leading the PAC. Their offense will be paced by two Texas natives, (RB) Jaquizz and (WR) James Rodgers. While the defense is anchored by the physical freak, (DT) Stephen Paea.
QB: Ryan Katz (SO)
2010 will be Ryan's first year at the helm for the Oregon State Beavers. He has a cannon for an arm and great athletic abilities. The question going into the fall, is whether or not he can withstand the mental and emotional pressure that comes with being a starting QB in the PAC-10.
RB: Jaquizz Rodgers (JR)
Jaquizz expolded onto the national scene on September 25th, 2008. With 37 carries, 186 yards, and 2 touchdowns he carried OSU to a 27-21 victory over then #1 USC. There is talk about the Heisman floating around Corvallis, and maybe Jaquizz will be the first man to bring the trophy back to Corvallis since Terry Baker did it in 1962.
WR: James Rodgers (SR)
The other Rodgers brother is nothing to sneeze at. Just ask the Oregon Ducks about James' overtime heroics in the 2007 Civil War in Eugene. As a freshman, James took a fly sweep run to the house to secure the first road Civil War victory for either school since 1997. He is a real speed merchant and will give the Beavers the vertical passing threat they need.
I all starts with the big guy in the middle...
DT: Stephen Paea (SR)
All you need to know about Stepgen is in one youtube video. Search "Paea bench" and you will see the physical phenom bench 250lbs 44 times. The NFL combine high last year was 45! The man single handedly eats opposing teams' centers.
S: Lance Mitchell (SR)
Lance is the centerfielder on this team. Supreme quickness and speed too run down any lofted passes. With a strong senior season he may end up being drafted in the top 3 rounds of the NFL draft.
DE: Kevin Frahm (SR)
Kevin will be relied upon to prodce a pass rush for the Beavers defense when they are not blitzing. An undersized DE that uses his speed and work rate to get to the QB.
Florida state Preview
Florida State Seminoles 2010 [
Florida State 2009: 2009 was a sad year for the Seminoles, their two time national champion coach Bobby Bowden announced his retirement. The Seminoles finished the year at a disappointing 7-6. The only sweet moment of the year was when they won the gator bowl against West Virginia and carried coach Bowden off the field.
Florida State 2010: Everyone in Tallahassee is anxious to see how coach Jimbo Fisher can do replacing the legendary Bobby Bowden. The 2010 schedule set up favorable for the Seminoles to make a run at the ACC title and a top 10 finish.
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