2013 Team Previews

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  1. Masler

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    The Experience BRUCE80 Raidernation Fmode11

    Would like this to now become mandatory. Doesn't have to be anything special, just talk a little about your offense, defense and season expectations.
     
  2. Masler

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    2013 Preview
    Offense (B+, 91)

    QB: It's obvious that JR(RS) Bo Wallace will be the starting man for the Rebels. He has a good arm with 89 Thp and 88 Tha and with mid 70s Spd/Accel he should be able to occasionally run an option play or escape from pressure. Should Wallace go down though we have a more than capable man in SR Barry Brunetti, his arm isn't as good but he is much more mobile.

    HB/FB: Jeff Scott. Expect to see him with a ton of carries. This kid is ready to go with 97 Accel, 94 Speed, 91 Agility, 90 Elusiveness, 85 BCV, 89 Spin, 89 Juke and should not fumble terribly often with 85 carry. His backup SO Jaylen Walton could see a significant amount of carries as well as we prep this guy for Scotts graduation. Walton is speedy too with 95 Accel, 92 Speed and is just a tad worse than Scott with 88 Elusiveness, 81 BCV, 87 Spin, 89 Juke and 79 Carry. The FB can't block for crap but is quick and has 76 carry, could be in on a few carries.

    WR/TE: The top 4 receivers for this group are great, including a 83 overall FR. Donte Moncrief and Vince Sanders lead this group and both will be getting off the line quickly as they boast 94 and 97 Accel respectively along with 89 Speed a piece. Our slot guy is also fast with 89 speed and 93 accel but the FR really impressed in the #4 spot with 95 Accel and 93 Speed, this kid is the future of our WR Corps. We have two more FR to talk about on the TE. The Rebels will be boasting two FR at the TE spots with Christian Morgan and Arshad Jackson. Both have mid 70s speed and accel while Morgan boasts 85 catch over Jackson (81).

    O Line: 92, 85, 87, 90, 81 looks good to me.

    Defense (B+, 88)

    D Line: JR CJ Johnson will be starting LE while 84 Overall FR Robert Nkemdiche will start at RE. Many know Nkemdiche was the surprise signing by the Rebels earlier this year and he is a little rough around the edges but should do just fine once he adjusts. Holding down the middle we have Issac Gross and Lavon Hooks. Gross looks to be sharp but I feel Hooks is going to be pushed around in this conference.

    LB: Starting with LOLB Denzel Nkemdiche, yes older brother of Robert, at 86 overall with good speed and accel but what impresses me most is the 89 Tackle, that will come in handy big time with outside runs. SR Mike Marry covers the MLB spot at 90 overall and is a monster with 84 Accel, 89 Awareness, 90 Tackle, 91 Hit Power, 87 Block Shed, 84 Pursuit, and 89 Play Recognition. I plan to user the MLB more than I have in the past. Moving to the ROLB spot is JR Keith Lewis, this guy is a pass rusher pure and simple with 90 Block Shed and 87 Pursuit but he could split time with SR Will Martin who has 91 Accel and tackles a bit better.

    DB: Not too bad when it comes to the top two CB, they should be able to hold their own. FR(RS) Lakedrick King is being moved up to the #3 spot as his coverage skills are quite impressive. Our FS Trae Elston is fast and can hit with 86 Hit Power, his Zone isn't too bad either at 83. SS Cody Prewitt is good with coverage and is decently fast.

    Special Teams: Andrew Ritter at Kicker, Tyler Campbell at Punter. Returning Kicks will be FR WR Laquon Treadwell and HB Jaylen Walton. Treadwell will also return Punts.


    Expectations: All I want is a bowl game.
     
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  3. jello1717

    jello1717 "Those who stay will be champions." -- Bo

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    If I got Ole Miss Brunetti would've been my unquestioned starter year 1. I'd kill to have him on my Cal team.
     
  4. UofCWildcat

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    Arizona Wildcats 2013 Team Preview
    Offense (86):
    Overall Synopsis:
    The Wildcats offense loses one huge playmaker in Matt Scott to the NFL but retains the biggest piece to the puzzle. And that is Ka'Deem Carey. The offense though is going the way of the Air Raid. Like Rich Rod, Coach Lambdin will be heading the front of the mentality "The huddle is the biggest waste of time in football". But instead of Rich Rod's high flying rushing attack, the Wildcats will be rolling with the high flying AIR attack. This will rely on the abilities of the WR crew. This includes Austin Hill, David Richards, Garic Wharton, Davonte Neal, and TE Michael Cooper. The Offensive Line is very good but a new starter at center in Steve Gurrola is going to be a big focus this season. Also account for big play from the tackles Micky Baucus and Fabbian Ebbele.
    Quarterbacks:
    The QB situation is going to be the toughest shell to crack for the upcoming season. Thankfully, this is because there are many capable guys and not because the Wildcats have to choose from a lot of runts. The front runner is B.J. Denker. The JUCO Senior who started one game last season for the Wildcats against Colorado has the experience of College Football in his bones. He's a gritty guy with legs but needs to develop his arm more to secure the spot at starter. Another guy who is also a JUCO is Jesse Scroggins. The ex-USC Condom got some rave reviews. But coming in without much experience in FBS play will hurt the Junior. He has a great arm but his accuracy (like Denker's) is in need of improvement. The final guy who is a dark horse is Javelle Allen. As a true freshman, Allen sat on the bench and had time to perfect his skills. He will be seeing the field this season either as the starter, or in some Wildcat formations. He's a great talent with a very good arm. The first game will be a test run with the QBs as all will try and see some playing time in the offense.
    Runningbacks:
    The big name on Arizona who was a first team All-American and the returning rushing leader is Ka'Deem Carey. Carey boast a lot of skill in his quickness and can also is a tough running. Carey has no quit in him and fights for every yard. But don't think he can't evade you either, as he made some big plays last season. He also can catch balls out of the back field and make the plays in open space. Look for him to make some moves and maybe get his name in the Heisman race if the QB situation is settled early. The backup runningback is Daniel Jenkins. The Senior who transferred to Wazzu but then quickly came back is a big player in the Wildcats back field. A vocal leader, Jenkins looks to spell Carey but knows he could be a starter on many other teams. He will find some time this season though.
    Wide Receivers/Tight Ends:
    The Receiving corp is a good one and is the strong point aside the runningbacks. Austin Hill was the big playmaker from last season and the Junior will look to continue his dominating form in the new Hyper Offense Scheme. His ability to snag balls out of the air is huge for this offense who will look for him in a lot of the crucial situations. Playing opposite of Hill is Sophomore David Richards. As a freshman, Richards saw a lot of time and was a reliable receiver for the offense but his raw talent was in need of fine tuning. One year in the NCAA will help this young buck grow and become a powerful receiver. In the slot is the speedster Garic Wharton who can beat a lot of people off the edge. He can take short passes and turn them into big gainers. Wharton will be a highlight reel on the field all year long. And the big snag through transfers, Davonte Neal, will be able to play this season as the NCAA approved his appeal to play without sitting out a year after transferring to Notre Dame. Neal has raw talent like Richards as he only returned balls for the Irish in the nearly flawless season. At Tight End, Michael Cooper will be looked to as a blocker and a pass catcher. He can catch some balls but he will be on the field limited time as the Wildcats will be in 4 wides a healthy amount of the snaps.
    Offensive Line:
    The Oline returns 4 starters from last season with the only replacement being Gurrola at center. The tackles Ebbele and Baucus are big men who can control the edge rushers as well as dominate the big guys in rushing situations. They are also ready for the hurry up as they ran that primarily all last season. Look for the Oline to dominate this season.

    Defense(88):
    Overall Synopsis:
    The defense returns all 11 starters from a unit that was not all the good last season (to put it lightly). With a year under the 3-3-5 scheme, the defense will have a better understanding of the system and can hopefully make it work a lot better than the previous season. The strength is definitely in the Linebacking crew as Marquis Flowers and Jake Fischer return to head the leadership on D. Both are known for big plays and are ready to head the front. Sir Thomas Jackson will also be a big player as he made plays all around the defense last season as a freshman. On the Defensive Line, Justin Washington and Dan Pettinato will need to make plays in the pass rushing game. Their speed is what will fuel the pass rush as Sione Tuihalamaka and Tevin Hood will be looked to to cause havoc in the interior of the Defensive line. The DBs are all filled as Tra'Mayne Bondurant will be the headliner. Bondurant is a big player and opposite of Wayne Capers, the SS spot will be ferocious. Former Walk-on Jared Tevis has made a name for himself in Tuscon and is also a big force at FS. The corners are a 3 man race as John McKnight, Shaq Richardson, and Derrick Rainey will all see time.
    Defensive Line:
    The Defensive line is going to be crucial as the 3 man front is very
    susceptible to the run. Justin Washington is a force with his strength and speed being the best on the Defensive line. Opposite of Washington is Dan Pettinato who a close second in terms of speed and strength. Their ability to shut the edges and crash the middle will be key to this teams success. In the interior, Sione Tuihalamaka is a force. An emotional leader for the Defensive line, this big bruiser will need to cause problems for the opposing offensive line. And Tevin Hood is also a force who is a little immature now (see his out burst on the sideline in the Gildan New Mexico Bowl) and needs to focus his craft.
    Linebackers:
    The Linebacking crew is one of the best in the conference. Marquis Flowers is a huge playmaker. Moving the Linebacker after playing safety his first two seasons turned out the be a success last season. He made some huge plays especially against USC as he picked off Matt Barkley twice and cause problems for the Condoms QB all day. Jake Fischer is the leader to this entire team and his energy is a big part of the Wildcats Defense. He makes one big plays and is an
    intellectual kid. He will need to be perfect this season. And Sir Thomas Jackson looks to build on a good first season. He was raw last season and will need to continue growing to become a great Wildcats backer.
    Defensive Backs:
    The DB is the most important part to the 3-3-5. The hard hitting safeties Wayne Capers and Tra'Mayne Bondurant are going to need to play outside their minds this season. Capers can learn a lot from Bondurant who is a huge playmaker on defense for the Wildcats. They will both need to make huge plays for the Wildcats to hold the defensive edges. At FS, Jared Tevis is another Walk-on who burst into the scene and hasn't looked back. Like Fischer, his emotion leads the defense and will need to continue and fuel the fires of the Wildcats. At Corner, their is a 3 man race. To start, John McKnight (brother of Joe McKnight) will have to be the leader at Corner as Shaq Richardson is a bit heady and can make many mistakes. But Derrick Rainey will be ready to make huge plays this season if Shaq falls into the same mistakes as the past few seasons.

    Predictions:
    The Wildcats look to contend for the Pac-12 South. UCLA looks to be the front runner and Cal is a scary team in the division. But Arizona has a lot of talent and can make big plays in the passing game. Arizona looks to go Bowling for the second year in a row and is aiming for a 9-10 win season. If that wins them the South Crown, so be it.
     
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  5. BRUCE80

    BRUCE80 Let the dirt just shower over you..

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    The 1 star Cougars have allot of work to do. The roster starting out is just okay. Some significant effort will need to be put into the team to get it on a level with a few other schools in the Experience.

    On O RS Jr. QB Connor Halliday will start the season and he has some outstanding WRs to throw to. Two true Soph WRs and one JC highly rated WR lead the way. Dominique Williams and Gabe Marks with Vince Mayle. The Air Raid O will do well if the Oline can hold up and we can get anything out of the ground game. Teondray Caldwell is on the top of the RB depth chart...and while he is a true burner in real life his 91 speed will have to get it done in the Experience..He is rated 82 overall which is fair, he will be used in the short passing game as an extension of the run game.

    The Oline has some talent on it and it can grow for the next couple of seasons as well as I believe there are three senior starters one at C and at RG and RT Fullington is a team Captain and Senior leader on the line. There are younger players waiting for their shot to play as well.

    The Cougars have ran the 3-3-5 in recent times and DC Mike Breske isnt afraid to change on the fly, the Cougars have finally got some big boys up front so the 3 man front can stand up against most Offensive fronts.

    The LBs need some work and we will be recruiting that area heavy this first season...but there are no real studs looking to head to WSU right now...so we will try to find some gems.

    The CBs are in decent shape with Senior Horton and true Freshman Daquan Brown...now looking at the roster they really hosed the Cougars with Horton the best cover corner they have being 68 overall...the worst rated player at the spot.

    Senior FS Locker is a hard hitter but will be replaced as soon as we can...but next to him is one of the top Safeties in the Pac 12 even though this roster doesn't recognize it in Deone Bucannon...who will be a first team Pac 12 player this year and will play on Sundays next fall. He younger brother will take over next year as David Bucannon may turn out to be the better overall player in the long run.

    The Cougars hope to win enough games this year to make a bowl game..We think that is a legit goal and not out of reach. If some of the young players can come through and the passing game is able to put up points we should be in the 7-8 win range with some luck.
     
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  6. Raidernation

    Raidernation I can show you better than I can tell you

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    The bulldogs will field a decent team this year, we will look to feed #27 Ladarius Perkins the ball often to soften the font seven of the opposing teams in order to give #17 Tyler Russell the space in the secondary to make some plays with his arm. Miss St’s all-team leader in pass efficiency, Russell, no relation to the ball coach, will have his work cut out for him this season as his is passing behind a subpar o-line. Perkins will have to be the Doak Walker candidate he was a year ago if The Dawgs want to compete in this SEC division. With no real talent at wide receiver these two will go all in in-order to have a shot at the SEC title game.

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    On defense the Bulldogs fare a little better than the O, we have capable playmakers on every level of the defense. Three keys to success lie in the middle with #50 Benadrick McKinney at MLB, CB #24 Jamerson Love and FS #5 Nickoe Whitley. McKinney, coming off an impressive Freshman All-American season last year will hold down the middle while the ball hawk Whitley will take care of things in the secondary. Love leads a young group of corners and will look to keep the coverage tight on the opposing teams' number one wideout.

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    Season outlook. The Bulldogs just wanna break even this season,
    we don’t expect much given the stiff competition in the SEC.
    The potential is there but the experience will be playing catch up
    for most of the season.



     
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  7. jello1717

    jello1717 "Those who stay will be champions." -- Bo

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    The 2013 Cal Golden Bears Season Preview
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    Offense (86):
    QB: Coach Jello's #1 recruiting priority is to find a QB that can run his offense. For the 1st year Cal will have to settle for FR(RS) Zach Kline. He has a good arm (90 THP, 81 THA) but leaves much to be desired in the rushing attack (74 SPD, 71 ACC, 65 CAR). He is surprisingly elusive though which will help out a lot (84 ELU).

    HB: Coach Jello prefers to go 4 deep at HB, but will be limited to only 3 deep this year. Speedster Brendan "Bam Bam" Bigelow will be the main guy with Daniel Lasco and Darren Ervin providing good power as the #2 and #3 guys. You can expect to see Ervin and his 86 TRK, 81 BTK getting all of the carries inside the 5.

    WR/TE: Cal is really good and really, really young @ WR. Their top 5 WRs boast 4 SOs and 1 FR with them all rated at least 77 OVR. The top 3 are all 83+ and all 5 of them have at least 91 SPD. Treggs and Harper are the top 2 guys and are lightning quick with 97 SPD/97 ACC for Treggs and 95/95 for Harper. You can expect to see these 2 stretching the D vertically while slot guys Harris and Powe will clean up in the middle. TE Richard Rodgers is more than capable as a blocker (81/80/81) which is the only thing coach Jello looks for in a TE. As an added bonus his hands aren't made of concrete either.

    O-Line: It's far below coach Jello's expectations (73-82 for the starters), but they're pretty young so they'll have time to grow (JR, 2 SO, 2 FR).


    Defense (83):

    D-Line: With as young as the offense is (8 SO/FR starters) the D-line is veteran by comparison with 2 JRs and a SR. LE Deandre Coleman will be the rock for the line and should create a little havoc in the backfield this season.

    LBs: Like the D-line, all 4 LB starters are upper classmen. They aren't the most talented bunch but they aren't terrible either. The best all around guys aren't very good in coverage so they'll likely platoon with the backups when it comes time for nickle and dollar formations.

    DBs: The CBs are slow. The dime back is the fastest guy with 89 SPD while 1 of the starters only has 85 SPD (by comparison coach Jello's Illinois team started 2 LBs faster than this guy and 1 of those LBs was faster than any of the top 3 CBs for Cal). Their cover skills are average at best but I worry that receivers are just gonna run by these guys. When they do run past them they'll meet up with a couple of mediocre safeties.

    Prognosis:
    The D is very unimpressive. There is only 1 player rated above 83 OVR so that'll be the weak spot on the team. On O they have some talent out there, but they're very young. The O-Line has a lot of growing to do and the signal caller isn't nearly the running threat that coach Jello needs. The goal here is to make a bowl game and gain :4stars: prestige status.
     
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  8. dakota7

    dakota7 Former Blue Chip Recruit

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    Tennessee Volunteers

    Offense -- This team looks to be built to run first and ask questions second. The running back corps is deep and talented, led by senior Rajion Neal. He will be the featured back behind a veteran offensive line. At quarterback, its a 2 man battle between junior Justin Worley and freshman Nathan Peterman. Peterman has the better arm and the bigger upside, expect him to get the nod. The wide receivers are young and talented, as 5 of the 8 on the roster are freshmen. Expect to see some 3 and 4 receiver looks, just to challenge the defense.

    Defense -- This is the strength of the Volunteer team. Lead by DT Maurice Couch, the front 7 is big, fast and physical. Paired with fellow senior Daniel McCullers (who goes 6-8 360), it should be tough to run inside on this team. Junior AJ Johnson returns at MLB and will be expected to make plays all over the field. The secondary features a nice blend of upperclassmen and youngsters.

    Outlook -- This team has 19 seniors, so a lot of work will need to be put in on the recruiting trail. Probably followed by some growing pains the next year or two. However, this team has a win now mentality and with this defense, they just might. If the offense can help them out and control the ball, good things could happen to the Vols.



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  9. Masler

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    Good job so far, keep em coming guys!
     
  10. bigrice25

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    Oregon State 2013 season outlook

    Offense: After a tough spring battle for the QB position RS JR Sean Mannion beat out SR Cody Vaz to start the season. Mannion will not be asked to shoulder the offense as the Beaver backfield will be counted on to take on a heavy load. Lead by Soph Storm Woods and backed up by speedy 5'7" JR Terron Ward the Beaver backfield is poised to take the nation by storm under coach Rice's power spread offense. The running game is hoping to set up the deep pass attack as JR WR Brandin Cooks and TE Conner Hamlett lead the receiving corps this season.

    Key offensive players:
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    Defense: Converting to a 3-4 will be challenging as the current personnel on the Beaver's roster isn't fit to run Coach Rice's scheme. The Beavers are thin at MLB with only 3 on the roster 2 sophomores and a freshman. Though the LB core is young and not what coach Rice is accustomed to having start at such important spots, he is confident he can put them in the right position to have the opportunity to make plays. Overall, the defensive personnel is average and it will be a challenge to force the turnovers coach Rice's scheme is accustomed to forcing. The defense is lead by SR OLB Michael Doctor who will be counted on to inspire the young LB group and take ownership over the defense. Another Defender who will be heavily relied upon is SR CB Sean Martin. Martin leads a veteran secondary into the season and is poised to have a breakout season.

    Key Defensive Players:

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    Overall outlook:
    With an overall average team, the Beavers should be competitive in most games. If the team can win the turnover battle, this team could end the season ranked. Goal: end the season in the top 10 top 2 in the conference.
     
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  11. dakota7

    dakota7 Former Blue Chip Recruit

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    Gotta love a Beaver that can handle the heavy load.
     
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