2014 Team Previews

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  1. bravejaf

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    The Ohio State Buckeyes

    Last season the Buckeyes started off 10-1 but lost back-to-back games to the rival Wolverines. The Buckeyes ended the season by thrashing Mississippi State in the Capital One Bowl but overall this was not a great season for Ohio State. The team brings back many of the key players from last year and hopes to end its 2-game losing streak against Michigan.

    Strengths:

    Linebackers - All three starters return from 2013 and the recruiting class adds depth to this group. Ryan Shazier and Curtis Grant are among the best returning linebackers in the country. Marcus Fuller performed well last season as a true freshman. Freshmen John Stallings, Nick Lewis and Tim Dunbar provide depth behind the starters.

    Cornerbacks - All four cornerbacks return from last season, including stars Bradley Roby and Doran Grant. Adam Griffin is solid at nickle back and Micah Jones is more than capable at the dime spot.

    Wide Receivers - The Buckeyes lost a couple starters but bring back some key pieces. Devin Smith is another superstar, though he has not put up big numbers in last couple seasons. Evan Spencer led the team in receiving last season and he is back for his senior year.

    Defensive Line - Depth at defensive end is a bit of a concern but the talent level remains high at that position. Noah Spence is the third defensive end but he will be used as a situational pass rusher. Freshman Craig Mirvil is a future star and he will see the field this season. The Buckeyes are loaded at defensive tackle. Michael Bennett and John Hale are the starters but the team is 8-players deep at that spot.

    Weaknesses/Concerns:

    Quarterback - Braxton Miller can be a star player but he needs to play smarter football. The 22 picks last year are a prime example for that issue. He did pass for 3000+ yards and 35+ touchdowns last year.

    Running Back - The Buckeyes need to use the ground game more this season but will be without HB Carlos Hyde. Rod Smith and Brionte Dunn will compete for the starting role. Freshman HB David Jones will be the speed back that OSU lacked last season. He is a good receiver so could be the third down back.

    Offensive Line - The Buckeyes lost most of the starters from last season but have some players ready to start. This unit will need to provide Miller time to pass and open holes for the run game. Jeremy Kennedy is the only returning starter. Center Jacoby Boren may be the best player in this unit.

    Safety - OSU lost both starters from last season and some of the reserve players. TJ Hudson and Rory Henderson will assume the starting roles. Both players performed well as freshmen last season but they only saw the field during mop-up time.
     
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  2. sydeburnz

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    I can't speak much to last years Fighting Illini.. but I did manage to pull off an upset over Georgia to start my tenure. The most exciting changes this year will be O'Toole taking over the reigns at QB. As a Pocket Passer he and SR HB Young will be the linch pins in the PRO Offense playbook we are moving to.

    The Illini do have some young faces in key positions but I am confident they will put in the hard work necessary. We managed to snatch a center from Houson in Week 2 of the offseason after a trip to the local strip bar for hotwings and soda and he may prove to be a real GEM.
     
  3. xassassin4lifex

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    If any openints come up in your league I would most definately be interested in joining. I had to stop last year due to RL issues, but those have been resolved and I need to fix my urge for ncaa football. If there are any openings I am ready to start now. If not, I would appreciate being added to the waiting list if an opening comes up.
     
  4. sydeburnz

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    OMG Push this thing all ready ... my panties are all wet .. you know, down there!
     
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  5. Mogriffjr

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    A more detailed team preview will be posted in due time.

    But the main premise this year is to take down Michigan. We have figured out their tendencies, we know what they do. We have the athletes in place to drop 30 on them, if we can contain the main part of their offense, we will have them. Week 9 can't come soon enough, Michigan will NOT go undefeated, Coach moreecemos gua-ran-damn-tees it.
     
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  6. NYJuggalo45

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    MIAMI HURRICANES

    The Miami Hurricanes open a new chapter in their history in 2014, with Coach Juggs taking over the helms. He was happy a pig in shit to be able to take control of his favorite real life team in a great league, and even more thrilled when he took a look at the roster he was inheriting.

    OFFENSE

    "DUKE! DUKE! DUKE!" The chants have already begun around campus and expect them to be heard every game. Not very often is a Sophmore considered the focal point of a National Championship contending team, but when you have a Duke Johnson on your team, you hand him the keys to the car and tell him to gun it. Coach Juggs got a chubby when he saw Johnson on the team as a freshman last year, and after an off-season training program, he is simply put, one of the most explosive players in college football. Speed, elusiveness, quickness, vision, stiff arm, pass receiving abilities, there is not a single weakness in his game other than him only being 5'9 and 191 pounds, but even still, he has the power to run over opposing DBs. Coach Juggs has gone on record as saying he fully expects Johnson to be one of the 5 finalists invited to NY for the Heisman this year. Senior QB Ryan Williams is no slouch though, so the Canes will not be so run heavy that teams will be able to stack the box. Williams has been nicknamed the "Giant Marksmen", standing in a 6'6 and with a 95tha, he is a proto-typical West Coast/move the chains QB who will pick teams apart with his accuracy. And he has plenty of weapons at his disposal, specifically wideouts Rashawn Scott & Phillip Dorsett and TE Clive Walford who returns as the team's leading receiver from last year. Coach Juggs love the pro style offense and has the perfect roster to run it with balanced talent in all the skill positions. The offensive line is loaded and is led by a trio of Seniors, T Malcolm Bunche, G Jon Feliciano & C Shane McDermott, all 3 All-American candidates.


    DEFENSE

    Even though Coach Juggs has mainly ran and is most familiar with the 4-3, he will be using a 3-4 base this year based on the insane talent and depth at the LB level. Overall though, this is an explosive unit that Coach plans to be very aggressive with, especially against the pass, and he expects a ton of pressure on opposing QBs. The D-Line will be anchored by DE Anthony Chikillo, an All-American last year who was projected to be a 3-4th rd pick, but Coach Juggs talked him into coming back this season. He is a perfect 3-4 DE with solid size and strength and enough speed to make due. The secondary lacks any true superstars, but also does not have any weaknesses...as thru the Dime defense, the top 6 DBs are all solid players. Soph SS Deon Bush figures to eventually be the biggest name out of this group, and should follow along the lines of the many great NFL DB's from Tha U over the years. Amazing speed for a safety with great tackle ability, the only thing he is lacking right now is experience and knowledge which will come with time on the field. The strength of this unit is again at LB. MLB Denzel Perryman is on the watchlist for most of the major defensive player of the year awards and is a sure bet 1st rd NFL pick next season. Fellow MLB Jawand Blue is only a sophmore and looks like he might be better than Perryman by time he is a senior. Outside Gionni Paul is one of the best run stoppers in the nation, and Tyrone Cornelius has 4.2 speed for a LB. And in passing formations, the Canes will be bringing true Freshman Rasheed Williams onto the field. Williams has been described as a guy who is just going to bring insane pressure with his 99 acc and 84 speed and will be an every down LB by next season. Coach Juggs plans to blitz with this unit almost every play with pressure coming from any direction.


    SPECIAL TEAMS

    Soph K Andre Williams and Freshman P Andrew Clark are young but uber-talented. Coach Juggs is afraid of one of them choking in a big moment though and wishes he has some senior leadership at atleast one of these spots.


    PREDICTION

    Thanks to commisioner Perry, the Canes schedule is fucking insanly front loaded. Opening the season playing 4 straight games against teams in the top 15, Coach Juggs needs his team to get out the gates quickly. Week 4 they are at home against Virginia Tech in a game which will likely decide who comes out of the Coastal division and earns a trip to the ACC Title game. Talent wise, Miami is on par with any team in the land. But given how unfamilar he is with his new team and league mates, and how many tough games they have to open the season, Coach Juggs does not see the Canes making it thru unscathed. 9-3 / 10-2 seems like a good predicition with anything better than that gravy.
     
  7. GMONEY 15

    GMONEY 15 2015 BCS Champs

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    2014 PREVIEW


    OFFENSE:


    Brett Nottingham is once again the starting QB for Stanford. He started as a SOPH but lost his job as a JR Jose Nunes and is now back for his SR campaign, I think he learned his lesson that coach GMONEY doesn't like turnovers in Big USER games. He will be handing off to his primary RB, SR Kelsey Young. He started the last 7 games of the season when Anthony Wilkerson broke his Collarbone and did an outstanding job and we expect big things from him this season. Backup SOPH Barry Sanders will also get 9 to 15 touches every game. He's a tough as nails RB who also played some as a Freshmen. 3rd string JR RB Remound Wright, who could be a starter on over 50% of the teams in the country will also get some carries in certain formations forming a 3 headed monster at the RB position this season. Stanford will have their top 3 WR's returning this season and they are all JR's. Ty Montgomery is th number 1 receiver and made All Pac 12 last season as well. He will be the deep threat for Nottingham to go to. Michael Rector has the nest hands on the Stanford roster. Kodi Whitfield will also catch the tough passes over the middle. Even their #4 receiver Dontonio Jordan will get some passes thrown to him this season. He is the fastest of the bunch with 96 speed but needs too block better if he want additional playing time. He will also return punts and kickoffs again this season.

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    Brett Nottingham
    Quarterback | Needs to have a good SR season if the Cardinal are to make any noise in the PAC 12 or Nationally.
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    DEFENSE

    Stanford was hit hard on the defensive side of the ball. However Coach GMONEY is confident that the new guys who will be starting will be just fine after a couple of games. SR MLB AJ Tarpley finally gets his chance to call signals for the Defense. He is flanked by fellow SR LB Blake Luedes will be a full time starter at the OLB spot will JR OLB James Vaughters will be making his debut as the other starter. The secondary was hit hard with the top 3 CB graduating. SR CB Ronnie Harris, who was the dime back last season will now by the #1 corner this season and he needs to step up his game as well as provide leadership to his team mates. JR CB Wayne Lyons and Marcus McKinney will be battling for the other starting spot and the loser of the battle will be the nickel back. The Dime back will belong to newcomer SOPH JUCO CB Matt Kelly. He impressed coach GMONEY at his home visit followed by a few drills to even get a scholarship offered to him as GMONEY really doesn't like to go to through the JUCO route. SR FS Ed Reynolds will be the starter for the first time in his career. He played in every game last season as the back up so now it's time for him to shine.JR SS Jordan Richards is one again the SS for the Cardinal. He has been a starter as a Freshman and will also call the defensive signals for the secondary.

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    Cornerback | One of the keys on Stanford's new starting secondary. He must lift up his game in order for the Cardinal to be taken seriously.
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    Home Cedartown, GA
    Height 5-10
    Weight 173
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    OUTLOOK

    Stanford has a brutal schedule. They play at #18 Utah, #10 Florida State ( User game ) and at #2 Washington in their first 3 games and their home opener is against #11 USC. They must have had a A+ schedule when it was all said and done. Mix all that up and then add Ohio State visiting Palo Alto in week 8 and it becomes pretty much a MURDERS ROW schedule. We will lead the TRIF3CTA with 5 USER GAMES this season. :D That's one hell of a way to bring in new starters on both sides of the ball. GMONEY and Stanford are looking forward to the Challenge. We need to play well in the PAC 12 as once again Oregon and USC are not playing somehow for the 2nd straight season. However, we can't control who plays who even in our own conference. We will just line up and play some smash mouth football whoever our opponents are.


    Good luck and have fun.
     
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  8. the bigg dawgg

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    Yea u found my tendencies lol. Like they were ever hidden. I believe my team preview last season said run run run lol
     
  9. Twister18

    Twister18 I aint got time to bleed!

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    I can do that.
     
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    2014 Florida State Seminoles
    The 2014 Seminole squad has one thing in common: Speed! and they hope to use it on defense this year.​
    Offense: The QB will be RS SR Clint Trickett and he will be backed up by Jacob Coker but the dark horse in the QB derby will be FR Malik Smith, with his 94 Throw power. The RBs will be a 4 headed monster this season with SR Devonta Freeman and James Wilder getting the most carries but Mario Pender and FR Steve Coley will also get alot of touches in this offense or by returning kicks.​
    The WRs will be very strong with Srs Chris and Reshad Green heading the charge and 6-6 250 lb WR Kelvin Benjamin manning the slot. JR and AA RS Marvin Bracy will be the 4th WR in those sets. The TE will be led by All-world RS SR George O'Leary, who has been my favorite receiver this year, just behind Fitz in Madden. 90 catching and 87 speed make him a deadly weapon. TE Chris Kourtzedis a RS SO will be his capable backup.​
    The OL will be the strength of the offense, led by C Austin Barron (91) and followed by the OGs, Tre Jackson (94) and Josue Matias (91). The OTs will be 2 SR OT (89) in Cam Erving and Menelik Watson. The backups are very deep, including RS JR Bob Hart (89), OG Ruben Carter (80), and C Tom Edwards (81).​
    Defense: Speed! That is the word for this year: The DL will be led by RE Mario Edwards and DT Tom Jernigan. We have youth on the DL so speed will have to make up for it. The LBs will be Nigel Terrell, Terrance Smith and Ukeme ( WHAT IS UP WITH THESE FUBARED NAMES!!!) Eligwe and Vic Roach will split time at the mic backer spot.​
    The secondary, despite the loss of SS Lamar Joyner, will still be very tough, led by FS Karlos Williams and CBs Tory Hunter and Keelin Smith. Nick Waisome will come in as the NB. The SS will be Brett Roberson.​
    Special Teams: The P/K will be Jack Clark, who has a cannon for a leg and will go after the long FGs. The K with better accuracy will be Cason Beatty. The return teams will be lethal, with Marvin Bracy and Steve Coley returning kicks and punts and Mario Bender will fill in if there is an injury. ​
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  11. the bigg dawgg

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    2014 Michigan Wolverines
    Defending National Champions
    Coming into this season the Wolverines are riding high after a 14-0 season and a BCS National Championship but this will be a very different team. Michigan loses several key contributors from last season including starters at Quarterback and Running Back on offense and Corner Back and Middle Linebacker on defense. This squad will turn to a new quarterback in a redshirt freshman Gabe Adams. He has a huge arm but will need a little work in the accuracy department. The offense though will be anchored by the running back as per usual in an offense run by this coach. In a surprise move instead of going with the 1000 yard rusher from a year ago in Rawls but instead decided to go with the Jr from Grand Blanc, Michigan Justice Hayes,
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    The defense on the other hand loses the single season leader in interceptions to the NFL in Talbott but were able to talk the defensive star of the team in Jake Ryan,
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    He will have to have another huge year if the Wolverines want to continue what they had a year ago leading the nation in interceptions and takeaways. Ryan as well as FS Countess will need to play very big this season. Some say this is somewhat of a bridge year as the recruiting class that came in gets a year of experience under their belt. For a prediction well will go concervative and say 10-2 as there will be some growing pains for this offense
     

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