2014 Team Previews

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  1. trevorg234

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  2. KnightNoles

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    2014 Illinois Fighting Illini Preview
    Review
    The 2013 Illinois season represented a massive shift in culture and performance on the field. Coach Glisan's first year in Champaign resulted in a 9-3 regular season and Outback Bowl appearance. The offense was mostly stagnant through the air, but found a way to move the ball on the ground and control the clock. The defense was led by MLB Jonathan Brown and led the nation in sacks, proving to be the strong point of the team. Unfortunately the team's showing in the Outback Bowl was very much an embarrassment to all involved.
    Offense
    The offense might look different this year. The preseason game hinted at the potential for more shotgun and less plays from under center. Senior Reilly O'Toole will start at QB week 1. He brings a strong arm and good mobility in spite of being below average in terms of decision making and accuracy. True freshman Raymond Keith will surely get some snaps right away, and could steal more as the season progresses.
    Donnovon Young will lead the running backs in his senior season, followed by JR Josh Ferguson. Both players are exceptional talents and will likely end up getting carries for the big dogs on Sundays. Last year's fan favorite at running back, Cory Wood, will redshirt his sophomore season due to the exceptional depth in the backfield.
    The receiving corps will be a mixed bag of relative unknowns. The Illini lost their top 4 WRs last season so everything is up in the air as of now. The most noteworthy change is 6'6" Shannon Marshall moving from TE to WR this spring. His hands and route running ability made him a natural fit on the outside.
    The offensive line will be comprised of three seniors to begin. The other starters are unknown, but expect to see some youngsters getting significant playing time.
    Defense
    The defense lost its outspoken leader from last season, but will bring some big-time talent back. DE Adam Grimes led the nation in sacks in his freshman season, so expect to see him in the backfield plenty of times this season as he grows faster and stronger. DT Bryan Torres brings real tenacity on the inside as well, making the D-line a group to gameplan around.
    The linebackers will be led by senior Houston Bates and sophomore Gary Fletcher, who will move from the outside to Jonathan Brown's former MLB position. Fletcher is pound for pound the best player on this defense.
    The secondary was flat-out awful last season and was the reason for at least two of the losses. But relax, Illini fans, it looks like it will be slightly improved this season after a decent recruiting run. Still, the average years of experience for the starters is about 1.5-2 years which indicates even more experience.
    Prediction
    Illinois has one goal this season--winning the Big Ten Leaders division. This writer expects to see another 9-3 season and New Year's day bowl game.
    I know there isn't a thread up yet, but please move this there when it's live.
     
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  3. Nautica

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    Notre Dame will come in this year with a lot to prove. After a shaky start to their 2013 campaign which saw them on the outside looking in on a second straight BCSA, they look to bring back the coach's trophy to South Bend.

    On offense the Irish will be very strong up front with a line full of proven warriors in the trenches led by SR LT Christian Lombard. Gunner Kiel will get the nod for the second straight year after putting up the best stats in Irish history for a FR QB. He will prove that his AA designation is no fluke, and will have to play that way to keep highly touted rFR QB Jarrod Wiggins from taking his place as the starter on a very stocked Irish Offense. The Irish passing attack should be the complement to a very capable backfield featuring a pair of burners in Amir Carlisle and George Atkinson III. These two will give defensive coordinators nightmares on the night before a game.

    The Irish defense looks to be very strong, even after loosing Bennet Jackson, the schools all time leader in interceptions, and Louis Nix, the AA DT that left for the NFL after a 1st round grade. NCAA single season sack leader in Ishaq Williams returns for his JR season, as he sets his next goal on the NCAA mark for career sacks. The Irish linebacking core will be anchored by rFR David Givens as he tries to fill the void left by one of the best LB's the school has ever seen in Manti Teo 2 years earlier.

    There should be big things coming from the Irish's return game this season as kick off specialist George Atkinson III will remain the point man on kickoffs, and Devonte Neal will take his place as the primary punt returner for the Irish.

    Irish have a chance to win in all with the depth and quality that it has on both sides, but if that goal fails, I don't see them going worst than 10-2 and finishing in the top 10 again.
     
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  4. jusblaze09

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    Nebraska 2014 Season Preview

    After a lackluster 7-5 year, Nebraska found a way to turn it around in 2013, turning an injury plagued year into a Big Ten Championship in year 3 of the conference. While the Rose Bowl didn't go the way they had planned, it was just another step in Head Coach Justin White's master plan: Get the program back to it's heyday.

    You know the saying "the more things change, the more they stay the same?" Nebraska's back to back national championship teams in the mid-90s were the product of an option attack led by a quarterback from Florida wearing #15. That's the same case for the 2014 Huskers. The offense is led by the dynamic 1-2 punch of Ameer Abdullah and Aaron Green. Abdullah had an up and down year before being injured, but still managed to put 1083 yards and 9 TDs, while holding his place in the 1st-team All-Conference as a returner. When Abdullah went out in the Michigan State game, Green took the chance and ran with it. Green finished with a quiet 950 yard, 10 TD season (thanks in part to the school-record 300+ yard game against the Spartans). Green's performance late in the year made Coach White install more split back sets with both in the backfield this season to keep defenses on their toes even more. "I have two great backs who both can run for 1000 yards this season if given the chance," Coach White said in a pre-season presser. "I would be a fool not to take advantage of that."

    The quarterback for both the mid-90s team and this year's squad both hail from Florida, wear 15, and come from the same family. Brion Carnes enters his senior year in the same position as his junior year, as the starter for a team who plans to take the next step. But unlike last season, he doesn't have to look over his shoulder.

    "I did pull the rug from under him last season," Coach White said of benching Carnes after the loss to Georgia early last season. "Luckily, Brion is very confident in his abilities, and when he got his 2nd chance, he capitalized on it."

    After Taylor Martinez went down for the season, Carnes stepped back and kept the offensive machine running, throwing for 2831 yards and 28 TDs. Keeping the ball in the Huskers' hands though seemed to be a problem, with 21 INTs to go with the other stats. If they want to seriously compete for a national title, that number has to come down significantly.

    It shouldn't be hard though with the receiving core Nebraska has coming back. It starts with 1st-Team All-Conference, and B1G Offensive Rookie Of The Year Brandon Jones. After Kenny Bell went down early in the season, Jones got a chance to start from the slot and proceeded to wreck havoc on secondaries across the nation. Jones finished with the best season from a receiver in Husker history, finishing with 1247 yards and 14 TDs, both Nebraska records. He will return to play in the slot while Kenny Bell and Jamal Turner will play out wide after both had 600 yard seasons. Meanwhile, Sophomore Jimmy Jamison will step in at Tight End after a great spring session.

    The only question among the offensive line is wil redshirt freshman Steven Young be able to step in at RG and not mess up the chemistry up front.

    The defense on the other hand has some problem to work out. The rush defense last season was pretty respectable, anchored by redshirt seniors Donovan Vestal and Chase Rome. Rome had another stellar season, totaling 8 sacks and 8 TFL, while Vestal had 4 sacks and 11 TFL. They have to replace two starters though, and sophomore Vernon Keller and redshirt senior Jay Guy hope to keep the production going.

    The linebacker unit is lead by tackling machine Trevor Roach, who is the returning leader in tackles in the nation. After a 106 tackle season, Roach looks to lead the unti along with redshirt junior David Santos, who didn't do too shabby himself. Redshirt sophomore Michael Rose steps in at the other OLB spot and should provide another pass rushing option off the edge.

    The biggest question mark is the secondary, who while fielding the whole 1st-Team All-Conference secondary, was atrocious last season, and has to replace their top 3 corners from a year ago. Brandon Heard will provide the leadership for the group. Alonzo Moore will be the starter alongside him, while 3 freshmen will have to be thrown into the fire. They will have some help over the top, as Corey Cooper and Brian Hawkins both return at the safety spots.

    It won't be an easy road for sure, as Coach White has made it his mission to schedule some big time games OOC every season, and this year it looks to be the same. If the secondary can somehow improve with the inexperience back there and Brion can avoid throwing the ball to the other team, with all the playmakers that are back, this team should be able to repeat as B1G Champions.
     
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  5. chance17

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    South Carolina Gamecocks Football Preview

    Summary: Last year the Gamecocks finished #9 in the nation with a 10-3 record. They start the year not far from that at #11 with a bit of momentum carrying over from their wins in their rivalry game against Clemson and in the Outback Bowl against Illinois. Offense, again, looks to be ready to come out firing, but the defense is more of a question mark.

    What to look out for on offense: The South Carolina offense was less than stellar last season, but looks to benefit from 6 returning starters and a revamped playbook. A number of players are entering starting roles after waiting their turn as underclassmen. Also, look for true freshman to make starting roles at FS, TE, and FB.

    What to look out for on defense: The 3-3-5 makes its return, but with a slew of new faces. True freshman FS Jason Greer will be tested in the waters of SEC conference play, but Coach Chance feels confident that his athleticism and the upperclassmen at SS and CB will help him keep down the passing numbers that

    Best NFL prospect:
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    DE #7 Jadaveon Clowney
    He is often the focus of double teams, which usually ends up getting the other end a clearer path to the backfield, but still finds a way to get decent numbers. He looks to finally put together the season the NFL scouts have been waiting for as he looks to rocket to the top of the team boards for next tears draft.

    Newcomer of the year:

    Many newcomers will see some playing time, but only one of them will be starting as as freshman. The de facto newcomer of the year is Kevin Daugherty. He is a good fit for either the 3-3-5 or 3-4, but may get picked on a little until he starts to diagnose plays quicker.
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    The season will be a success if...: We win the SEC championship. The number of wins is almost irrelevant if we can get past Georgia in the division and win the conference.

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    Offense: For the first time under Coach Chance, the Gamecocks looked to have the firepower necessary to compete at a high level last year. The departure of the big three (94 OVR QB Connor Shaw, 99 OVR HB Marcus Lattimore, and 93 OVR WR Ace Sanders) will likely lead to a transition period for this offense, but the prospects for the Gamecocks look good.

    Defense: The defense will be sticking with the 3-3-5, but integrating even more 4 linebacker looks with the goal being to transition to the 3-4 next season.

    Games to Watch: Weeks 1 & 3 will set the tone for the season with OOC play taking the Gamecocks to face Nebraska and Illinois. SEC West opponents are in order for weeks 9 and 12 with Auburn and Arkansas being this years match-ups, respectively. Week 11 is circled on everyone's calendar and will be the game of the week as the defending national champions will be visiting Williams-Brice stadium. As always, week 14 will be the Battle of the Palmetto State when the Gamecocks host Clemson. Another schedule full of marquee games that make the road to a championship unlikely, but still in reach.

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    Prediction: Despite the third straight season with double-digit wins, the Gamecocks are not satisfied. The goal that Spurrier set before his unforeseen departure still stands. An SEC championship is on the horizon, but will this be the year? South Carolina may have their best shot ever this year, with the only SEC opponent with a recent victory over the Gamecocks being Georgia, but it was close last year. This year Aaron Murray can't save the Bulldogs when they travel to Columbia and they stumble under the lights in Williams-Brice ( Coach_III ;)). Best scenario: 11-1 in the regular season, 8-0 in SEC play, SEC championship game versus LSU (TOs plague DrunkenSoldier and the Gamecocks squeak one out), National Championship game versus Notre Dame (only 3 user games???) in a game that ends up 42-41 in favor of *insert your pick here* Lol, we'll see how close this one comes to a dream season at the end of the year.
     
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  6. MarkyMark67

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    Miami Hurricanes 2014 Preview

    Review:

    The Hurricanes finished 8-5, losing in the SUN BOWL to Utah 30-23. The season was filled with ups and downs, with over 20 seniors leading the team. The team had several stars on both sides of the ball. They will be hard to replace for the upcoming season. The Caines had the 8th overall recruiting class, so this will help the transition into the 2014 season.

    Offense:

    The offense playbook will be different again this season, as the new coaching staff try to narrow it down. The Hurricanes will be led by #11 Senior QB R.Williams, 6’6” 229 lbs. He had plenty of playing time last season and now will have full range of the offense. A stacked WR core will help that out, 2 senior WR’s start on the outside, #80 R. Scott and #4 P. Dorsett who had 1300 yards receiving in 2013. Two junior RB’s led the backfield; HB D. Crawford will start, with the speedy HB R. Johnson getting a share of the carries. Should be a fast and potent offense, that needs to cut down on the turnovers to compete in the ACC. Should be exciting to watch, and a nightmare for the defenses.

    Defense:

    The defense returns 6 starters; it will be led by #52 Senior MLB D. Perryman, a stud that led the team in tackles last year. Changing to a 4-3 scheme should utilize the talent better in 2014. This group will have to jell fast, it is a young secondary. But plenty of skilled players ready to step in to fill the major roles.

    Prediction:

    Stringing more wins this year will be the main goal of the team. We would like 9 or 10 wins in 2014. A bowl win is a must to keep the momentum going from last season.
     
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  7. LTL7360

    LTL7360 Play hard for the name on your chest: Texas A&M

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    Minnesota Gophers

    With new coach LT Lewis leading the team, it is sure to let the ball fly as he has a reputation for throwing over 75% of the time. The offense has been working on his new Run and Shoot offense for a short time but has seemed to get the gist of it. The only problem facing the young gophers is the personnel he is working with. He has a power running back instead of his usual shifty back to catch passes out of the backfield. The gophers also are lacking on playmaking WR's to get open for QB Shortell. Shortell will lead an average WR core while being protected by a weak line. The Gophers may find success if the WRs can get seperation and the OL will give Shortell enough time to make all the difficult reads that entail the offense. Coach Lewis has a goal of 80% completion rate for Shortell, but that may be too unrealistic for this first year experiment. The gophers open with a cupcake in Central michigan, but then go on the road to hear the entering of sandman in Va Tech and then host LSU, which would take John Wayne riding on a white horse and suiting up for the gopgers to win. A good 1st season for coach Lewis is to beat Va Tech or Nebraska to show this team is ready to compete in the immediate future. Expect a winning record from the gophers, but not much more.

    The defense is switching t 3-4 and will have 2 freshman MLBs leading the way. In the 3-4, the MLBs are the key to everything and coach Lewis will rely in these young guns to hold off Big 10 offenses. Coach Lewis has never been a defensive mind, but the D will try its best to hold off opponents while the offense expects to march up and down the field. You can expect struggles against speedy teams as MINN has little speed and expects to be spread out early and often. This secondary may be in for a nightmare of a season unless the hogs up front to get pressure on the QB.
     
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  8. T3AM_F1GHT_0N

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    2014 Virginia Tech Team Preview
    A new coach, a change is about to come to Hokie Town. After many months of looking for a new head coach, Virginia Tech hired USC offensive coordinator Luther Lee for the head coaching job. He brings his west coast pro style offense to this program.

    OFFENSE: After a close quarterback competition between Trey Gresh and Mark Leal during spring camp, Gresh won the starting job and will be starting in week 1. Coach Lee did hint that if Gresh struggles early on Leal will get a chance to play. With no game experiences from both quarterbacks, the Hokies will lean heavily on impact player running back Michael Holmes to relieve pressure off their quarterbacks. Speedy running back JC Coleman will be playing as well. At wide receiver, seniors Paul Smith, El Smiling, and junior Joel Caleb will lead the way. Smith is the most experience wideout of the three, but the team are counting on Smiling and Caleb to contribute as well. True freshman tight ends Jorge Huston and Charles Roland will be starting at the tight end position. With their raw talent, they have to be ready to step up.


    DEFENSE: The Hokies will be switching to a 3-4 multiple defensive set and will have eight seniors starting. Linebacker Chase Williams and Free Safety Detrick Bonner will be leading the defense. As a offensive genius, Coach Lee has very little experience on the defensive side of the ball and will need his players to step up. The biggest hole in this defense will be their cornerbacks.


    PREDICTION: The Hokies main goal this year is to have a winning season and go to a bowl game. Seven or eight wins are what I am looking at for this rebuilding team.
     
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  9. webbs6212

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    2014 Boston College Team Preview
    Offense:​
    The Boston College Eagles offense is looking to step up from late last year. At the quarterback position senior Josh Bordner will take the snaps. Junior Christian Suntrup did extremely well last season, but didnt prove to the coaches that he can start. Laurence Hawkins is the new kid on the block and will learn this offense from these two seasoned veterans. This year we only have 3 runningbacks on this season. Senior Tahj Kimble will be the lead back with freshman Lee Lewis right behind him. At wide out senior Spiffy Evans and junior Brian Miller will be the starters. Micheal Giacone, a junior tightend, will be the main player. At right tackle we have senior Seth Betcancourt with Win Homer (So) behind him. Left tackle is junior Dan Lembke with Jim Cashman in second spot. Bobby Vardaro and Harris Williams, both are seniors, will be at left and right guards. Andy Gallik will lead this offensive line this season at center.​
    Defense:​
    After last year the coaching staff decided to get the defense better this offseason. Brian Mihalik (SR) and Kieran Borcich (JR) will be at the end positions. At the tackles, Dominic Appiah and Max Ricci, both seniors. They will hope to bring some beef to the line. At outside line backers, sophomore Bobby Wolford and junior Michael Strizak will try to make a presence to apposing running backs. Sean Duggan, the best defensive player returning, will anchor the line backing corps. At cornerback, seniors Al Louis Jean and James McCaffery will be some what of leaders. At strong safety, senior Spenser Rositano will besides Sean Sylvia, also a senior.​
    Special Teams:​
    Kicker will be freshman Mike Washington. At punter sophomore John Ryan.​
    Outlook:​
    Look for the Eagles to improve from last season. Everyone is hoping for atleast a 500 season and a bowl game.​
     
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  10. broth262

    broth262 Dirty Terps

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    Offense:
    After an intense offseason battle at QB, heir apparent QB Dak Prescott, a Redshirt Junior has found himself in a backup role behind true Freshman and former 5 star ESPNU 150 athlete Daniel Bowen. Bowen at 6'4 213lbs is an imposing figure. He along with Redshirt Junior runningback Nick Griffin will man the inexperienced backfield. Although Griffin got some playing time last year with the constant injuries to Ladarius Perkins, he is by no means a seasoned veteran. Then enter in the wide recieving corps. Redshirt Junior Joe Morrow and True Freshman Eric Jenkins lead the way. "We have some inexperience," said Coach Broth, "but you know what, I think we will be better for it. These guys are going to learn how to play, and come next year we will have a great amount of seasoned talent out there."
    The Offensive line is where the Bulldogs have a lot of experience. The Bulldogs will start a senior at 4 of 5 offensive line spots, the one non senior is a redshirt junior, and this is an imposing and talented bunch. Expect the Bulldogs to rely on this line to open holes and keep their youn QB protected. "When you have an offensive line like we do it really gives you options. We had talked about making some changes offensively after we struglled so much last year, and this line really gives us a chance to do that."
    Defense:
    The Bulldog defense was far from impressive last year, giving up plenty of key drives and a whole lot of points. Expect this year to be far different. When the Bulldog defense lines up in its base formation, only 1 out of the 11 players will be younger then a redshirt junior, and that is standout cornerback Aaron George who almost broke the Bulldog single season interception record last season. MLB Ferlando Bohanna, looks to carry this expereinced group that keeps it's team in games, as well as putting a few scores up of it's own.
    Special Teams:
    The Bulldog Special Teams unit is one of the most talented units in the country. With Redshirt senior Baker Swedenburg handling the punting, kicking and kickoff duties, the Bulldogs have someone they can trust to kick the ball far. Speedy senior Jamerson Love will be handling the kickoff return and punt return duties and looks to follow in the footsteps off the other great Bulldog return men under Coach Broth.
    Season Outlook:
    The Bulldogs have a very interesting mix of experience and inexperience. But if there is one thing this team does have is talent. I expect the defense to finally step up big for Coach Broth this year and play fast attacking defense. The offense on the other hand might struggle, but I think if they can move the ball behind their offensive line, this is a unit that could surprise people. We have seen what Coach Broth's offenses are capable of, but these are mostly his players on the field, and they need to start winning championships like he promised, or he could be on his way out the door.
    Projections have this team finish last in the SEC West and 10th in the whole SEC. I doubt that. I see the Bulldogs being in contention for an SEC title birth and it will come down to their trip to Baton Rogue. The Bulldogs are 1-1 in games vs. LSU in Coach Broth's tenure, with both games going into OT. I expect this team to win a minimum of 8 games.​
    Coach's Notes:
    "Now I'm not out hear promising a national title, I have done that before. Can this team win one? Absolutely. We will see just how good we are week 1. Heading down to Tallahassee as huge underdogs, we look to pull the upset. We owe them something from last years game, and we look to prove how good we are. I think people are going to be surprised by the different look of our offense, but we will still score points, that I can tell you. Just one question for all you non-believers out there... Need more Cowbell?"
     
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    Georgia Team Preview
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    Offense:

    UGA 's offensive line will be not necessarily young but will start a new player at every o-line position. With the spread offense last year UGA had the best o-line in college football, to make room for their 3 headed monster of running backs which all return. Chris Conley is taking M. Mitchell spot in the WR corps on the other end of All-American WR Micheal Bennett. Conley is known for his 70+ yard TD reception against FSU to seal the championship victory. QB M. Patterson will take all snaps this year being that Murray have graduated. Patterson is the offensive leader of the Dawgs and will be vital to UGA's spread option offensive success




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    Defense:

    A national title and SEC championship was won last year on UGA's safeties being two four-star recruits. W. Williams and Brad Davis are now Sophomores. These two will be the back bone of the secondary. Last year they were just freshman. This year they are preseason All-Americans. Georgia defense may not have high overall talent, but yet they have speed. UGA's 4 starting linebackers all share the fact that they run a 4.4 40 time or faster. This allows UGA to remain in their 3-4 set on certain passing downs and situations.


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    Outlook:

    UGA goals are get to Atlanta then fly to Arizona ant the end of the season
     
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  12. DrunkenSoldier

    DrunkenSoldier Luck Of The Irish

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    (Y3) 2014 Team Preview
    Last year was a disappointing year for the Tigers as we finished 10-4, losing in the SEC Title game and losing our Bowl Game. We graduated 24 Seniors last year with 4 players getting drafted in the 1st RD of the NFL draft. Also we lose 2-Time Heisman winner Spencer Ware and 2 yr starter at QB Zach Mettenberger along with numerous key starters on defense. This is a sort of changing of the guard at LSU as we have a real youth movement and we are transitioning into a more spread style offensive attack.
    OFFENSE
    This year we have a totally new offense with only our Tight End and Fullback returning as starters, we have 2 Seniors on the O-line which we hope will settle down the youngsters as we have 2 redshirt freshmen starting and a sophomore. We have 2 redshirt freshmen QB's in the 1 and 2 spot with Kingsley Scott getting the early nod for starter, but be on the lookout for 6'6" 245 lb back up Corey Arnold to get his fair share of snaps at the helm. Another rFr gets the starters this time at halfback, speedster Brett Anderson (99spd and 98acc) will be the featured back, but im sure (JR) Terrence Magee will compliment Anderson nicely and also be a big time contributor on special teams. As for the wide receiving core, (SR) Odell Beckham will be the leader of this squad as he is a 3rd year starter and is hoping to build of the career year he had last year. As for the #2 spot that will be (rFr)Thomas Bailey and (rFr) Andrew Stephens will be in the slot. With all these new faces on offense it will be interesting to see if we can be consistent enough to contend for all the marbles.
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    2013 Florida State Seminoles Preview
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    Offense
    Jameis Winston returns while Senior Rick Trickett will be in the back up role as FSU opens up the year, Coach Knight really likes the mobility of Winston which adds the extra dimension into the offense.

    The halfback position will be mostly shouldered by Devonta Freeman with James Wilder Jr to spill him while Mario Pender will see carries after Freeman's explosiveness wears down late in games.

    The WR group might be one of the deadliest deep threats as a while in the nation. Rashad Greene is the burner of the group which will stretch the field vertically while Christian Green is #2 and is an excellent route runner. Kelvin Benjamin is the redzone target at 6'6'' but he just doesn't go grab the jump ball as he can go across the middle and is another excellent route runner. Add in Nick O'Leary at TE, this group could be very special.

    The offensive line will grade out overall: 90, 93, 92, 88, 85. One of the most prolific scoring offenses should be back at this year and there isn't one guy that can be keyed on to ultimately shut down the offensive production.
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    Defense
    Losing DE Bjeorn Werner will hurt but Mario Edwards and Giorgio Newberry are the next two in line to become great ends out of FSU. The stud of the line goes to Timmy Jernigan, who should be able to control most of the rushing defense himself as his 6'3'' 305 pound body proves capable. Newcomer of the year, Neal Harris will see a more expanded role this year as the Noles will move more to a 4 man front.

    The cleanup crew consists of: Nigel Terrell, Ukeme Eligwe and Terrance Smith. You will mostly find two of them on the field in the 4-2-5 defensive setup but the Noles will also feature a 4-3 set this year.

    The secondary is led by Keelin Smith at cornerback and then award winner Karlos Williams returns at SS. A new free safety will make a debut this year in Kelvin Hicks, the most covet recruit out of last years class (battled with GT). While RS Freshman Nick Morris will see playing time in the 4-2-5 set as the extra Safety.
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    Outlook
    Florida State is hungry after losing the National Championship to the Georgia Bulldogs. They return a very talented team but the schedule is one of the toughest in the Nation, which features 5 difficult opponents. Anything short of an ACC Championship berth would be a failure to Coach Knight, with this schedule a 10-2 year would be very satisfying. Of course the Seminoles will be chasing the crystal as long as the record will allow them to do so.

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    Florida will not be featured on the schedule for a first time in a very long time.

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