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2013 Arizona State Season PreviewPreseason rank: unrankedLast Season: 9-4(6-2)
The Devils are coming off of a 2012 campaign that saw them over achieve and finish as the #19 team in the country. Can they repeat this performance in 2013? Let's examine them to see. The Devils are very, very young because since coach Jello took the reigns of the program they have graduated 40 players in only 2 years. Unfortunately he hasn't been able to recruit a high caliber of player yet so there will be a lot of subpar players not only seeing the playing field, but starting as well.
ASU lost a lot of firepower on offense as they lost 3 of their top 4 receivers (and 7 in 2 years), starting QB Brock Osweiler, and most importantly, stud HB Cam Marshall. At QB, ASU may actually be better off with sophomore Eubanks taking over full time. He isn't as talented or nearly as good of a passer as Osweiler, but he played very well when given the chance last year. He was the team's 4th leading rusher on only 52 carries, and he really, really impressed with his passing. He had a QBR over 220 and had 7 TDs to only 1 INT. Here's hoping that this wasn't a fluke and that he can lead this team to great things in 2013.
Cam Marshall really emerged in coach Jello's system as he totalled 3134 yards and 37 TDs in 2 years and his production can't be expected to be replaced by 1 guy. Deantre Lewis is looking to try, however, as he finally steps out of Cam's shadow. Lewis should definitely be a good back and he brings a different style than Marshall. While he doesn't have the "run you the fuck over" that Marshall had, he does have more "make ya miss" in him. You can expect to see true FR Clifton Love getting some carries as well as he has the potential to house the defense every time he touches the ball.
The receiving corps is definitely down as we only return 1 receiver that has seen any kind of playing time. While coach Jello's system rarely uses the TEs it would be prudent of him to find a way to utilize them more as his 2nd best receiver is TE transfer Richard Wilson. ASU will only get 1 year out of him so we'll have to see if he's used in the passing game or only as a blocker as is the norm for Jello.
The O-line is the definite weak spot on the offense as they'll start a true FR, FR(RS), and a SO. This could be really scary because last year's much maligned line had serious issues protecting the QB and this year's line is much worse. 2 postions have gotten better (+4, +7) but the other 3 have gotten worse (-2, -5, -11!). It's very likely that this group of kids will be manhandled even more than last year's batch.
Like the offense, the defense lost quite a few players. ASU will need to have some young kids step up and play big. The line is decent and will be anchored by DE J.R. Onyeali and DT Mo Latu. Onyeali had 11 sacks last year to lead the team and looks to continue to dominate tackles this year. Latu hasn't gotten to the QB much, but his 320 lb frame (I can't believe he was a DE originally) is tough against the run game.
The LB corps is still very much a work in progress. Last year, 4/5 OLBs were 1st year recruits who were thrown immediately into the fire (the 5th was a FR(RS)). While they were out of their league at times, they've got 1 year of experience under their belts and look to improve this year. Coach Jello is still trying to transition to more of a 3-4, but he hasn't found the MLBs that he needs yet.
The secondary is probably the strongest unit on the entire team. CB Osahon Irabor is an All American candidate and outside of CB2 Spann who's a 76 OVR, the rest of the secondary is at least an 80 OVR or better (which is really good for this team). With a true shutdown corner and a good supporting cast, the secondary should be fine.
While the offense has been bleeding away talent and not replacing it through recruiting, at least they're going to be able to bring more of the spread option attack to the table. The QB is way too slow (77) but he's at least serviceable until he can be superceded by a FR recruit in the future. The main question mark will be in the passing game as HB Lewis should be fine. Will Eubanks continue to pass as well as he did last year, or will he play down to his ratings? Can the weak receiving corps step up? Can the meager O-line prevent Eubanks from leaving games on a stretcher? Devils' fans had better pray that there are some "yes" answers to those questions. Defensively, ASU should struggle at times, but overall they should be able to hold their own more times than not. It's definitely not a championship caliber defense by even the loosest definition, but it's not a .500 defense either. ASU will definitely lose some games this year, but they should be able to compete for a Pac12 championship. That's not a terribly realistic goal, but it's more realisitic than it would've been last year.
2013 Northwestern Wildcats Preview
Preseason Rank: UnrankedLast Season: 9-4
Key Losses: WR Demetrius Fields, C Neal Deiters, LG Brian Mulroe, RT Patrick Ward, MLB David Nwabuisi, CB Demetrius Dugar, FS Jared Carpenter, SS Hunter Bates.
Key Returners: HB Mike "Thumper" Trumpy, HB/WR Adonis "Slasher" Smith, WR Rashad Lewis, WR Tony Jones, G Brian Smith, OLB Tim Riley.
This looks to be a tough year for the Wildcats as the talent level is lower after all the key losses noted above. The schedule is manageable, so there's still room for hope. The first big test of the season comes for the Wildcats when they open on the road against Stanford. That will let me know in a hurry where this team stands.
With the return of Trumpy for his senior season the ground game looks to be strong once again. Last years backup HB Adonis Smith has transitioned to WR this offseason to make room for JUCO Jr Kellen Williams to get some carries in the backfield. The speedster JUCO transfer has the student body buzzing after the spectacle he displayed in the spring game. Also, SO HBs Shane Dodd and Treyyon Greene figure to get into the mix at some point in time as well. The biggest concern on offense will be the OL. With three graduated seniors from last years front 5, I'll need to get new guys into new roles and hopefully they'll find some chemistry quickly. They lack the talent of last years group so they'll need to make up for it with hustle and teamwork.
The single question on offense is what will the attack look like this year. The HC has a history of running high flying offenses out of his spread sets that stress defenses to the max. However, the personnel at NU hasn't fit that model yet. This year QB Watkins returns for his senior season looking to lead the offense but he'll have to battle with the freshman everyone's hyping up, Calvin Doucette. It's likely both will get their crack at the starting job in the early goings.
The WR unit has some strength and depth to it with Adonis Smith making the move this offseason. He'll compliment Rashad Lewis and Tony Jones nicely to make up the most athletic WR group NU has had under coach Gators.
It all starts and ends in the trenches this season for the Wildcat D. The defensive line needs to be strong against the run and pressure the pass in order to give the depleted NU secondary a chance. If they can answer the call, it could be another good season in Evanston. If not, it could be a long one. The LB position has to deal with the loss of team captain MLB David Nwabuisi, but OLB Tim Riley is coming off a solid season last year and will need to duplicate those efforts this season. Playing alongside him is Jwara White and Will Studien who bring much needed athleticism to the 3-4 set the Wildcats will be using this year. I still need one other LB to step up to fill out the starting rotation.
The secondary is unfortunately the softest spot on the team. Losing 3 of 4 starters is a tough pill to swallow. The potential star of the back end will be FS Ibraheim Campbell. Ibraheim played in the nickel role last season for the Wildcats and made plays all over the field. Hopefully he can translate that into the FS position this year and leverage his experience to provide leadership to this young secondary. SS Davion Fleming will likely be the impact player defensively. I'll need him to do his best Troy Polamalou impression this year, being all over the field and making all kinds of plays.
Thankfully the scheduling is friendly this season otherwise it would be really ugly. Right now the outlook is 5-7. I'll need some guys to step up big and get some lucky bounces in order for the Wildcats to make it to their 6th consecutive bowl game.
2013 Georgia BulldogsPreseason Rank: #2Last season: 12-2
A productive season last year saw the Bulldogs ranked #1 for a few weeks. That run ended with a loss to rival Florida in Jacksonville. UGA made it to the SEC title game, but lost a close one to Arkansas. On the recruiting trail, we pulled in some decent talent, but the class was much smaller than last years. We lost a few transfers, but that will allow our younger guys to get on the field and have a boat load of experience by the time they are upperclassmen.
Offense:This year QB Aaron Murray is back and is one of the best QBs in the NCAA. He has all the skills and can make all the throws. He was overshadowed a bit last year by the success of the running game and that may be the case again in 2013. SR HBs Ken Malcome and JR Isiah Crowell return after they combined for almost 2,000 yards on the ground last year. Add FR and former HB Corey Kimbrough to mix and the Bulldogs should have a potent running game all year.
The main area of concern for UGA is the WR corps. Leading the group will be SO Andrew Tompkins. He played last year and had about 20 grabs, but after that the experience is lacking. JRs Justin Scott-Wesley and Rhett McGowan along with SOs Stephen Rawlins and Sanford Seay will compete for the other WR spots, but those could be interchangeable depending on who steps up.
Defense:This year, the defense will be lead by a strong LB group. Utilizing the multiple defense, the Bulldogs will have up to 4 LBs on the field at a time. These guys have also been around a bit, so there is no doubt they will lead by example for the younger players on defense. The 4 SRs that will start are, LOLB Reuben Faloughi, MLBs Alec Olgetree and Mike Gillard, then ROLB Jarvis Jones. FR Ron Robinson is also chomping at the bit to get on the field as he has a lot of talent and expected to lead the defense of the future for UGA.
In the secondary, the Bulldogs will be young, but talented. Two year 1 recruits will start at both CBs. SO Shannon Stone was a recruit and will be the #1 CB. He got some PT last year on special teams, but it will be his first chance to cover some WRs and haul in some INTs. FR Matt Wheeler will start at the other CB. He is young, but also big and fast. At FS, SO Chad Lyles will start in place of Bacarri Rambo who left a year early to enter the NFL draft. And SS will see another SO Zach Washington will also start. The back half is young now, but in a few seasons they will all be studs.
Outlook:UGA opens up on the road at Michigan State as they will try to pay back the Spartans for a 1 point loss in 2011. After that it's another road game vs rival Clemson, then a home date vs the National Champion Arizona. Even with the tough OOC schedule, the Bulldogs expect to win the SEC East and make it back to the championship game.
Translation: Where you at Tennessee???
I hope Florida kicks your ass again this year Bill.
Only if JC forgets to change the sliders until right before week 10!
2013 Wisconsin Badgers Preview
The Badgers are a senior laden team, as 19 seniors play prominent roles. This team is defined by both lines and everything starts there. Expectations are high, as this team looks to win its third consecutive B1G championship (**cough**cough**)
Offense -- The Badgers seem to always have a strong offensive line, but this one is a little better than most. QB Jon Budmayer returns to lead the offense, as well as his entire receiving corps. While HB James White may have left early for the NFL, Heisman canidate soph Melvin Gordon hopes to continue last seasons success. Sophomore WR Jesse Sellers and TE Korey Ball are explosive athletes for their positions, look for big plays out of them.
Defense -- The interior line is the backbone of this unit. DT's Ethan Hemer and Jordan Kohout are stout against the run and fierce pass rushers. These two kids could both be first round draft picks next April. The linebacking corps is led by seniors Chris Borland and Ethan Armstrong. The Badger front seven will not be easy to run on. The Badgers have a pair of experienced safeties, backed up by 2 VHT speedsters. The cornerback position is young but athletic. Expect the front four to provide pressure on the QB to help this unit out.
Outlook -- This veteran team has big goals this season. Expectations may not have ever been higher in Madison.
It's about time you put some pressure on yourself......sounds like a BCS or bust season. No pressure!
University of Arizona WildcatsPreseason Rank: 11Last Season: 13-0 (8-0) National Champions
Offense:The Arizona offense lost it's potential Heisman winner but the bring back a STAR in Ka'Deem Carey who will bring speed to the offense. Also with a burst of speed is WR Garic Wharton. The key this year is not power on offense, but speed. We're gonna try and use our speed to make plays in open space. QB Daxx Garman is starting but will not be given much leeway. Mistakes cannot happen this year and the offense needs to move fast and score. The Oline looks as solid as it ever has with Jack Baucus moving to Tackle and brother Micky moving to Center. Protection will be key as Arizona will try and chuck the ball 45-50 times a game. But don't count Carey out of running the ball effectively.
Defense:The defense returns a majority of the starters from last year. Sack leader Pettinato returns at end, George Parker returns at MLB, and the combination of Marquis Flowers and Jared Tevis return at the SS spots. The 3-3-5 is still alive in Tuscon for another year. Pressure and pass defense need to be prime this year. The rush defense was amazing but the passing defense could of been better. Some more experience with both returning corners and SS's should help.
The Wildcats won a National Title last season which was BEYOND expectations. But now the Wildcats look to repeat as Pac-12 Champions and maybe lock up another National Title. We'll see how this story unfolds in Tuscon!
As someone that plays this team tonight, I disapprove of pretty much every fucking sentence of this preview. It's as if you wrote it thinking "okay, for this section, what can I say that would hurt Jello the most."
These 2 don't mix. Your players have already been partying that Championship up for sure. You start getting them after these girls and they'll be limping around for half the season.
We already took our time to party. Our players f*** a good amount of the hot female population here during that time. We got down to business this spring and we are ready for UNLV (my old team in LV =[ odd to face them for sure)
Are you telling us that these girls
are hotter than these girls?
Everyone knows that the ugly girls in Arizona head to Tuscon.
Something about that Red and Yellow makes them BEYOND unattractive. Haha. But IMO some of those chicks look plastic as fuck. At least in the pic i have look like normal hot chicks
Offense = Washington
Defensive = 3-4
Although not fully transitioned into the dual-running back team we want to be - missing both power and speed - we now have excellent depth at the position to really spread the load without fear of any one player taking on the burden of this load. While the mindset here is always run first, pass second, we focused more on our passing game this offseason. If you look at the statistics from last year, I know its hard to digest the comments above in regards to out mentality. To be fair, I think we finished 2nd in the league in INTs. So in many of the games we played we were literally giving points away which lead to being quickly in the hole and almost forced us into playing the pass. This year we really look to protect the ball more which we believe allow us to be our style of competitive ground and pound football.
The defense here in Washington has now fully transitioned into the 3-4 base. Sure, we came out showing this last season, but I think it was a premature move. We now have a better personnel set that has move up a class that can support this. We are also heavily recruiting into this as we look to shore up a more versatile set of linebackers and bigger defensive front at the line. To that effect, we feel we can better match-up against our opponents in what we feel will be a tough 3-4 defense that can play both the run and pass.
In the end, we are very confident this year and look to finish the year with our first winning season since I have taken over the reigns here in Washington.
We must be looking at different pictures. Those ASU chicks all look natural to me (and only the wildcat on the right is hot in your pic).
2013 Season Preview
Preseason Ranking: #16
Last Season: 5-1
What You Need to Know:
That is the sound of change here in Knoxville..It's also what our offense will be bringing this season
Expect to witness some fun in Neyland this year. 2013 is an exciting time to say the least in Coach Nixon's eyes. Returning to led the offense is Senior signal caller Tyler Bray. Rated at a 91 overall he brings experience and success to the most important position on the gridiron. Not to be outdone, Senior halfback Rajion Neal is the best player on this team. A rare talent that will run through or around you; it's whatever he wants to do. Neal will be suiting up on Sunday next year, no question. At receiver, the Vols bring a Megatron-esque lineup led by Senior Justin Hunter. (for my excitement see sound clip above^) The WRs will toe the line at 6'4" 194lbs, 6'3" 218lbs, 6'0" 172lbs, 6'6" 181lbs, and 6'5" 211lbs. They will be complimented by 6'6" 271lbs Junior Cameron Clear at tight end. So yes, I will throw over the competition, no secret there. Up front my guys expect to dominate. I'll be sending 4 Seniors alongside a Junior to control the line. The weak spot is 86 overall Junior Antonio Richardson and I don't believe he is weak.
The defense will be in it's first full season running a 3-4 scheme. Anchoring the effort will be Jacques Smith at RE. He will need help from some strong play on the outside but DT is a strong and deep front. Helping my game plan perfectly will be my pair of 84 overall MLBs. The linebackers should be fine with an average speed of 85. As for the coverage, Senior SS Brent Brewer will keep teams honest. This may be the second weakest unit on the team (behind the DEs) but they still are far from average.
I don't care to hide from anything or anyone. Here's the "target on your back" statement. The Vols are championship material. I will be disappointed and quite surprised if this team doesn't take the SEC title. Now is UT time, we are playing to win. The 26 seniors on this team will be working hard to make this a season to remember. Count on that.
I'm not picking between any girls in Arizona, just saying the Wildcats have more to lose.
Since they actually WON last year
& if you must know my girl is hotter
I think I got you all beat.
All i'm saying is 50% of your girls look fake. Not USC fake but just fake. I think girl #2 is good looking. The rest aren't my style (oddly enough i am not into blondes at all probably why i'm uninterested in your girls) Mine there are 3 prime girls but i'd do em all.
She's pretty good but again, blondes ain't my thing =/
10 posts later I'm sorry I ever said anything outside of season preview stuff LOL
But...Zona and ASU are comparing fans to cheerleaders = wrong.
Here you go Jello, now I'll take ASU
now i'd like to use my gif here, it's more appropriate.
Again, (hopefully the last time) BLONDE DON"T DO IT FOR ME!
See! THAT IS GOOD!
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