2013 Season Preview

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    Welcome to the 2013 NCAA Football preview show!

    Today we will be focusing on both the ACC and the Pac-12. But first we will unveil the preseason top 40, discuss potential Heisman candidates, and a few dark horses that could come out of nowhere…and become the next Johnny Football.


    We will get right to it with the preseason top 40:

    #1 Alabama

    #2 Ohio State

    #3 Florida State

    #4 Texas

    #5 Oregon

    #6 USC

    #7 Louisville

    #8 Oklahoma State

    #9 Georgia

    #10 Notre Dame

    #11 Stanford

    #12 Virginia Tech

    #13 Texas A&M

    #14 South Carolina

    #15 Clemson

    #16 Nebraska

    #17 LSU

    #18 Florida

    #19 Oklahoma

    #20 Wisconsin

    #21 TCU

    #22 Fresno State

    #23 Michigan State

    #24 Michigan

    #25 Miami

    #26 Northern Illinois

    #27 Arizona State

    #28 Mississippi

    #29 Oregon State

    #30 Washington

    #31 UCLA

    #32 Northwestern

    #33 Boise State

    #34 Penn State

    #35 Tulsa

    #36 Baylor

    #37 BYU

    #38 Marshall

    #39 Kansas State

    #40 North Carolina




    Now we will take a sneak peak at some of the top Heisman candidates.


    1. Johnny Manziel QB Texas A&M
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    Really, how can he not be the favorite this year? His numbers last year were spectacular, and although we shouldn’t expect him to replicate them, he should be pretty close and earn a trip to NYC.

    2. Braxton Miller QB Ohio State
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    Had OSU not had the sanctions against it from the Jim Tressel era, Miller would have garnered much more attention. With a second year in Urban Meyer’s offense, look for him to put up even bigger numbers.


    3. Aaron Murray QB Georgia
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    Murray played very well last year, rising up to expectations…right up until Georgia fell 5 yards short of upsetting eventual National Champions Alabama in the SEC championship. Surely Murray has thought about that game and will use it as fuel to be even better this year.

    4. De’Anthony Thomas RB Oregon
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    DAT’s fast! One of the fastest players in the nation can do it all. Get the ball in his hands and this kid can take it to the house. With LaMichael James and Kenjon Barner gone, Thomas will be featured in Oregon’s up-tempo offense.

    5. Jadeveon Clowney DE South Carolina
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    Arguably the best player in college football. Manti Teo opened the doors last year for defensive players to finally be looked at for the Heisman again. Clowney is even better, and could out shine all of the offensive players mentioned here.

    Other contenders

    6. Tajh Boyd QB Clemson

    With Watkins back, Boyd of course could put up big numbers again and see his name move up into the top 5.

    7. Marcus Mariota QB Oregon

    The loss of Chip Kelly could hurt this young quarterback, but we don’t see it happening. He is experienced beyond his years, and look for him to improve on his numbers from last year.

    8. T.J. Yeldon RB Alabama

    In case you didn’t get to see this kid late last year, he is just as good if not better than the Alabama running backs to come before him. With a solid offensive line he will have holes to rack up a good amount of yardage this season.

    9. Ka’Deem Carey RB Arizona

    The leader in rushing yards returns for another season, and could probably be near the top again this year. The only problem here is that teams will now gameplan against him, unlike last year.

    10. Todd Gurley RB Georgia

    Georgia is beyond talented at runningback. The only thing keeping Gurley this far down the list (or Keith Marshall off the list) is the fact that neither will get the full complement of carries most Heisman runningbacks receive.


    We will now feature a dark horse candidate from each of our featured conferences that could sneak up and find themselves in New York with an elite season.


    ACC

    Teddy Bridgewater QB Louisville
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    Some already consider him to be the first pick in next year’s NFL draft. His talent is good enough to win the Heisman, no doubts there. The thing that kept him from shining last year was Louisville’s bland offense. With their new coach, BigBodySS , hopefully Bridgewater will be the feature of the offense and can put up the numbers that match his talent.

    Pac-12

    Brett Hundley QB UCLA
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    Hundley burst onto the scene last year, setting records at UCLA, and along with Johnathon Franklin, made UCLA relevant again. With the departure of Franklin, Hundley will have to shoulder the offense. If new coach Cgreen214 can find ways to help Hundley further improve, he could end up getting more attention than fellow Pac-12 QB, Marcus Mariota.


    We will now preview how each of our featured conferences will finish this upcoming season.


    ACC

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    Atlantic Division

    The Atlantic Division will be very competitive at the top, especially with newly added Louisville. We believe Louisville’s only blemish will be when they play Clemson.





    Team
    Conference Record
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    1. Clemson [​IMG]
    8-0
    12-1
    2. Louisville [​IMG]
    7-1
    11-1
    3. Florida State [​IMG]
    7-1
    10-2
    4. Maryland[​IMG]
    4-4
    7-5
    5. N.C. State [​IMG]
    3-5
    7-5
    6. Wake Forest [​IMG]
    3-5
    6-6
    7. Syracuse [​IMG]
    2-6
    4-8
    8. Boston College [​IMG]
    1-7
    4-8





    Coastal Division

    Finally we see Miami breaking through and having a season their fanbase has been looking for. The teams in the middle could surprise, but will certainly be building for the future.


    Team
    Conference Record
    Overall Record
    1. Miami[​IMG]
    6-2
    9-4
    2. Virginia Tech[​IMG]
    5-3
    8-4
    3. Georgia Tech[​IMG]
    5-3
    8-4
    4. North Carolina[​IMG]
    5-3
    8-4
    5. Pittsburgh[​IMG]
    3-5
    6-6
    6. Virginia[​IMG]
    2-6
    4-8
    7. Duke[​IMG]
    2-6
    5-7


    Champion: Clemson

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    We predict that Clemson will be victorious over Miami in a shootout 42-34.



    Pac-12
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    North

    The perennial contenders will again be atop the North with Oregon and Stanford competing for a spot in the Pac-12 championship. The teams in the middle could do better than expected and upset the top teams and find themselves in the spotlight.


    Team
    Conference Record
    Overall Record
    1. Oregon[​IMG]
    8-1
    12-1
    2. Stanford[​IMG]
    7-2
    10-2
    3. Oregon State[​IMG]
    5-4
    8-4
    4. Washington[​IMG]
    4-5
    7-5
    5. California[​IMG]
    3-6
    4-8
    6. Washington State[​IMG]
    2-7
    4-8


    South

    We see the South being very competitive with teams really beating up on each other. Although we have USC at the top right now, 1-4 are certainly up for grabs.


    Team
    Conference Record
    Overall Record
    1. USC[​IMG]
    6-3
    9-4
    2. Arizona State[​IMG]
    6-3
    8-5
    3. UCLA[​IMG]
    5-4
    8-4
    4. Arizona[​IMG]
    4-5
    7-5
    5. Utah[​IMG]
    3-6
    5-7
    6. Colorado[​IMG]
    1-8
    3-9


    Champion: Oregon
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    We have Oregon walking all over USC 49-28.



    We will now preview the Pre-Season All-Americans from each conference.

    2013 ACC Pre-Season All-Americans
    Pos
    Player Name
    QB
    Tajh Boyd, Clemson
    HB
    Duke Johnson, Miami
    HB
    Jerome Smith, Syracuse
    WR
    Stefon Diggs, Maryland
    WR
    Sammy Watkins, Clemson
    TE
    Eric Ebron, North Carolina
    OG
    Tre' Jackson, Florida State
    OG
    Brandon Linder, Miami
    OT
    James Hurst, North Carolina
    OT
    Brandon Thomas, Clemson
    C
    Bryan Stork, Florida State
    DE
    James Gayle, Virginia Tech
    DE
    Kareem Martin, North Carolina
    DT
    Aaron Donald, Pittsburgh
    DT
    Timmy Jernigan, Florida State
    LB
    Christian Jones, Florida State
    LB
    Quayshawn Nealy, Georgia Tech
    LB
    Jack Tyler, Virgina Tech
    CB
    Ross Cockrell, Duke
    CB
    Lamarcus Joyner, Florida State
    S
    Kyshoen Jarrett, Virginia Tech
    S
    Jason Hendricks, Pittsburgh
    K
    Chandler Catanzro, Clemson
    P
    Will Monday, Duke
    RS
    Rashad Greene, Florida State


    2013 Pac-12 Pre-Season All-Americans
    Pos
    Player Name
    QB
    Marcus Mariota, Oregon
    HB
    Ka'Deem Carey, Arizona
    HB
    Bishop Sankey, Washington
    WR
    Brandin Cooks, Oregon State
    WR
    Marqise Lee, USC
    TE
    Austin Sefarian-Jenkins, Washington
    OG
    Xavier Su'a-Filo, UCLA
    OG
    David Yankey, Stanford
    OT
    Jake Fisher, Oregon
    OT
    Tyler Johnstone, Oregon
    C
    Hroniss Grasu, Oregon
    DE
    Scott Crichton, Oregon State
    DE
    Morgan Breslin, USC
    DT
    Will Sutton, Arizona State
    DT
    Leonard Williams, USC
    LB
    Trent Murphy, Stanford
    LB
    Shayne Skov, Stanford
    LB
    Anthony Barr, UCLA
    CB
    Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, Oregon
    CB
    Rashaad Reynolds, Oregon State
    S
    Dion Bailey, USC
    S
    Ed Reynolds, Stanford
    K
    Trevor Romaine, Oregon State
    P
    Darragh O'Neill, Colorado
    RS
    De'Anthony Thomas, Oregon




    Now every offseason most preview shows focus on the powerhouse teams. Well here, we do not want to bore you with information you have already hear about those teams and instead want to preview how some of the smaller teams might do, and how they could rise to the top.


    ACC


    North Carolina

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    2012 Record: 8-4 (5-3)

    Returning Starters: Offense-6 Defense-7

    Impact Players: Offense: QB Bryn Renner Defense: DE Kareem Martin

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    UNC will look to improve on an 8 win season. A lofty goal would be to get to double digit wins, but it can be done with strong leadership from QB Bryn Renner. He could end up being the best QB in the ACC if coach Roggie utilizes him correctly. DE Kareem Martin will need to improve on his 4 sacks from 2012 and continue the tradition of impact players on the defensive line in Carolina blue.



    Georgia Tech
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    2012 Record: 6-6 (5-3)

    Returning Starters: Offense-7 Defense-8

    Impact Players: Offense: QB Vad Lee Defense: CB Louis Young

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    QB Vad Lee pushed Tevin Washington for the starting job last year, and will get the nod in 2013. With new coach LSUTRUTH no one knows just yet what the offense will look like. Will they keep the triple option or run their own version of the spread offense? This is the biggest question surrounding the yellowjackets and will dictate how good they will be in 2013.

    N.C. State
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    2012 Record 7-5 (4-4)

    Returning Starters: Offense-5 Defense-5

    Impact Players: Offense: WR Quinton Payton Defense: DE Darryl Cato-Bishop

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    The Wolfpack suffered some great losses this offseason with CB David Amerson and QB Mike Glennon now in the NFL. They are also a relatively young team with only 10 starters returning. They will restock in the secondary, but the question is who will throw Payton the ball. Will it be Sophomore Manny Stocker or Junior Pete Thomas? Coach hskr8128 will have to decide, and this could be the decision that affects N.C. State football for years to come.



    Virginia

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    2012 Record: 4-8 (2-6)

    Returning Starters: Offense-9 Defense-7

    Impact Players: Offense: HB Kevin Parks Defense: DT Brent Urban

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    Virginia was poised to rise up in the ACC in 2012, but had a disappointing season. Transfer QB Phillip Sims was ready to take the reins this season until leaving and now the Cavs will turn to untested QB David Wattford. They will need to lean on HB Kevin Parks if they are to go anywhere in the ACC. Coach xxgoldie glocks will need to be creative in order to create offense for Virginia.



    Boston College
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    2012 Record: 2-10 (1-7)

    Returning Starters: Offense-8 Defense-10

    Impact Players: Offense: QB Chase Rettig Defense: Linebacking Corps
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    Boston College had a terrible season in 2012 and just couldn’t get going. They will turn to new coach Cole Copeland to try to turn things around. He will ask a lot of QB Chase Rettig who will again need to be the best offensive player in Boston. The defense is led by three experienced linebackers who will need to keep scores low for BC to have a chance. From last year this program can only go up with 18 starters returning.



    Louisville

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    2012 Record: 10-2 (5-2)

    Returning Starters: Offense-5 Defense-9

    Impact Players: QB Teddy Bridgewater Defense: MLB Preston Brown
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    Louisville had a great season last year, but are moving into the ACC. Most teams would be expected to struggle, but coach BigBodySS has QB Teddy Bridgewater to lean on. He will try to lead the Cardinals to the same Promised Land that the basketball team was able to find. If the Cardinals, led by Preston Brown can stop the ACC offenses, they may be able to compete for the National Championship.
    PAC-12

    Arizona

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    2012 Record: 7-5 (4-5)

    Returning Starters: Offense-6 Defense-11

    Impact Players: Offense: HB Ka’Deem Carey Defense: Linebacking Corps
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    A very experienced team returns to Tucson with a new coach UniQue2Three to bring the Wildcats glory. The 11 starters on defense will need to be better than their terrible stint last year, while the cats need Carey to “carry” them on offense. If Ka’deem runs like he did last year, Arizona has a chance to compete for a spot in the Pac-12 championship game.



    Oregon State
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    2012 Record: 9-3 (6-3)

    Returning Starters: Offense-8 Defense-7

    Impact Players: Offense-Whoever plays QB Defense-DE Scott Crichton

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    Oregon State had a great season in 2012 and most of their starters return for the 2013 season. The cloud hanging over the team is who will play quarterback. Will it be Sean Manion or Cody Vaz. Both are capable, Manion being the more talented, while Vaz is the more consistent. Coach HarkTheSound will have to decide which one he would like to roll with in 2013.



    California

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    2012 Record: 3-9 (2-7)

    Returning Starters: Offense-4 Defense-6

    Impact Players: Offense: WR Corps Defense: DE Deandre Coleman

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    Although a tough 2012 season would have most teams looking just to improve, the Bears will be looking to compete in 2013. The offense is led by 3 receivers that can flat out fly. The only problem is going to be, who will get them the ball. The defense will be led by Deandre Coleman who will need to get pressure off of the edge in order to protect a vulnerable secondary. It has been reported that coach Hokie Effect will use this speed to master the west coast offense.



    Arizona State
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    2012 Record: 7-5 (5-4)

    Returning Starters: Offense-7 Defense-8

    Impact players: Offense: QB Taylor Kelly Defense: DT Will Sutton

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    Arizona State has been unable to break through in the Pac-12 South. This could be the year with new head coach LeGeNd RiPs at the helm. The Sun Devils return their two playmakers last year in QB Taylor Kelly and DT Will Sutton. Both will again have to make big plays in order to help ASU over the hump. If they do, Arizona State may be able to earn their place in the Pac-12 championship game.



    UCLA

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    2012 Record: 9-3 (6-3)

    Returning Starters: Offense-7 Defense-5

    Impact Players: Offense-QB Brett Hundley Defense-ROLB Anthony Barr
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    UCLA were one of the surprise teams last year making the 2012 Pac-12 championship game. Had Stanford not been their one thorn in their side, they may have been even better. They lost star HB Johnathan Franklin to the NFL, but their stud QB Brett Hundley is back for his sophomore campaign. New head coach Cgreen214 will need to motivate Hundley to play just as well, if not better, if the Bruins hope to get back to where they were last season.



    Washington

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    2012 Record: 7-5 (5-4)

    Returning Starters: Offense-9 Defense-7

    Impact Players: Offense- HB Bishop Sankey Defense- LB Shaq Thompson

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    The Washington Huskies have never taken off the way they thought they would under Steve Sarkisian. They turn to coach chopper393 to bring them greatness. For this to happen though they will need QB Keith Price to regain his 2011 form, HB Bishop Sankey continue his success in the run game, and LB Shaq Thompson to anchor the defense. Luckily Price will again have safety blanket TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins. If all goes well, the Huskies could find themselves as Pac-12 North champions.
     
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  2. Cole Copeland

    Cole Copeland Mr. Irrelevant

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    No love for AJ McCarron for heisman?
     
  3. chopper393

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    Although he is a good quarterback, and puts up great numbers efficiency wise...that Alabama offense isn't made for a QB to put up the gaudy numbers that usually win the Heisman.
     
  4. Cole Copeland

    Cole Copeland Mr. Irrelevant

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    With our receiving corp that we have going now, you might actually be very surprised this year ;)
     
  5. HarkTheSound

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    You sir are awesome. Great season preview! Reports out of Beaver spring drills have Manion with a slight edge over Vaz - will need a few more practice sessions to find out for sure.

    This thread serves as a perfect way to pass the time the next 2 weeks or so before the dynasty starts so all further discussion will be in here. Really looking forward to playing with you guys.

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  6. LSUTRUTH

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    GT Position Battles EPISODE 1​
    Before the game is even Released their are a few position Battles the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are going to have to get sorted throughout Fall Camp​
    #1 - QB​
    GT has depth and athleticism at the QB position. But first what kind of offense will they be? Reports out of Spring Training is that they will Mix some FleXbox One with Pistol and Shotgun all utilizing option looks. It should be interesting what the final product ends up being. ​
    Battle is Between #2 Vlad Lee and #5 Justin Thomas. ​
    Pros for Lee
    Size. He is bigger than Thomas at 6'2 220​
    Experience. ​
    Athletic Ability - 90 Speed​
    Leadership Skills​
    Cons for Lee
    Average THP ​
    Average THA​
    Carry​
    Pros for Thomas
    Athletic Ability - 87 Speed​
    Better THP than Lee​
    Better THA than Lee​
    Cons for Thomas
    Height only 5'11​
    Carry is at 73​
    Experience RS FR​
    My guess would be for Lee to win the first season. And Development to decide the next season. Both players will be around for awhile. Either way I cant see both players not getting time of the field this first season. ​
     
  7. Roggie

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    Great writeup, chopper393. I could nitpick and say that Maryland won't be in the ACC, as they'll be moved to the B1G to make room for Louisville, but that's me being picky as hell.

    Also, Duke at the bottom = (y)
     
  8. LeGeNd RiPs

    LeGeNd RiPs Is it football season yet?

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    Good shit man! This is what I love! I love having great forum content! Makes the dynasty so much more interesting!
     
  9. HarkTheSound

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    Chopper, I gotta add, no super hot babe pics? I'm disappointed in you :D You're reputation in that regard is stellar.
     
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  10. Roggie

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    Kind of disappointed nobody is Stanford so he won't be able to reuse that one of the chick with just the backpack on 4 times in one year again.
     
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  11. chopper393

    chopper393 Walk On

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    Just to appease you two :p and for those who haven't seen this girl [​IMG]
     
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  12. LeGeNd RiPs

    LeGeNd RiPs Is it football season yet?

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    .....:woot:
     
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  13. LeGeNd RiPs

    LeGeNd RiPs Is it football season yet?

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    Is there an opening for the Head Coaching job at Stanford...?
     
  14. HarkTheSound

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    It's a shame they've become so good the last 3 years or maybe they would've been a 4* or below school...
     

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