2015 Team Previews

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  1. Darkwing

    Darkwing One Nation Under God

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    This team is solid enough to make a serious run at Ohio State's first Natty in the LOS. This is easily the deepest team I've had for this entire game release so I'm excited to see how well they perform.
    On offense RS Senior Braxton Miller will be leading the charge. Lining up behind him and playing a vital role on this team will be one of the stable of 3 90+ overall halfbacks. Most likely you will see the two game changers (Kevin Reed & Chris Henderson) getting a majority of the touches. My impact WR Patrick Washington will be split out wide along with Daniel Smith, both are 92 ovr. To fill out the offensive threats will be stud TE Phillip Davis who is looking to have an All-American type season. The line is solid and will be led by All-American RG Dennis Burns.
    Defensively, I expect this unit to be among the nation's best. All-Americans DT Michael Bennett and ROLB Curtis Grant will play huge roles with their endless work ethic and nose for the ball. The leader of the group belongs to MLB Matt Harris. Some mentoring will need to happen as true Freshman SS Jonathan Carlson is a starter and will grow through experience.
    The special teams unit will be the nations best. Period. RS Sophomore kicker Derrick Bell is an All-American with 99 kpw/94 kac. The other booming leg belongs to the other RS Sophomore All-American in punter Jonathan Outlaw. Outlaw has 99 kpw/88 kac. So when shit goes not according to planned with the offense these two will bail me out. The 5 return men at 99 ovr for the position will do nicely as well. Chris Henderson gets the preseason nod as the specialist.
    Fun Facts
    • I have 2 90+ underclassmen punters on the depth chart. I hope they don't play much.
    • All-American SS Erik Gore is now behind a true Freshman. How did he got those honors at 63 overall?? Lol
    • The Buckeyes now have 2 B1G titles in a row
    • The 20 Seniors on this team want to leave by walking off with the NC trophy in hand.
    Outlook
    As you can tell I'm putting the target on these players' backs this season. They are only playing for a National Championship. The schedule will be up soon but until then I know there will be a tough contest against Wisconsin. The defense will be running a 4-3 base and the offense is most likely gearing up for an Air Force base CP. It shall be an interesting season fellas! I look forward to a complete year of being able to play all my user games :D

     
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  2. Mogriffjr

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    AUBURN TIGERS

    Auburn's coach Moreecemos is coming off his 1st season with the Tigers and it was successful as they finished in the top 10 of the AP polls. This year, it's time to take it to another notch and hopefully become national title contenders.

    The shock coming into this year was JR-QB Keith Frazier entered the draft after a very mediocre year at QB. Frazier's athletic abilty was never questioned but he threw under 50% completion and threw 25 INT's on the year. Luckily, the staff redshirted QB Austin Bowen, who is by far the superior passer. Bowen has great accuracy and speed to escape the pocket. Auburn believes the offense will be much more powerful and able to sustain long drives. Returning to the starting tailback position is RB Corey Cohen (96), a SR who's a powerful but quick and able back. His all-around abilities give this offense the ability to hurt teams on the ground. The WR corps is led by SR-WR Tony James (95), who's a mid-1st round prospect with his all-around ability to get open. Look for the speedy #2 and #3 WR's to become a huge part of this offense in Sammy Coates (85), who looks to be that #2 guy and JR-WR Jeff Hill, a pure possession WR who has the knack to get open. Auburn figures to keep the same wide open spread offense attack to get their guys the ball in space.

    The defense will be anchored by SR-DT Gabe Wright, a 6'3", 295lb DT (93) who is quick and is the enforcer on the line. He leads one of the better units on the team on the defensive line which features JR-RE Ryan Brown (a powerful DE, 90) and SR-RE JaBrian Niles (86) a pure speed end who is one of our more athletic ends on the team. The co-captain of the defense alongside Wright is SR-ROLB Kris Frost (91) a hard hitting LB who plays all downs. He's the emotional leader for the Tigers and makes all the calls out there. His fellow LB mates are all new starters including the talented but flee of foot LB Mike Wright (88). Defending the pass, the Tigers feel they have one of the better tandems at corner in SR-CB Zach Williams (90), a speedy kid who is one of the smarter kids on our team and SO-CB Jason McNeal (90), who is highly regarded is one of the up-coming shut down CB's in the nation, as a sophomore. SR-FS Johnathan Rose (90) is a rangy safety which coach Moreecemos loves and he's teamed up with Enrique Florence (90), a kid who coverted from CB to SS, who can really play excellent coverage.

    The Tigers feel they have the pieces to go far this year but they will need to come together as a cohesive unit in order for the Tigers to return to the national title game and win it.
     
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  3. dakota7

    dakota7 Former Blue Chip Recruit

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    2015 Notre Dame Football
    A new era in South Bend has begun, as coach dakota has taken over the reigns. He brings with him a versatile Pistol attack on offense and a bend but don't break philosophy on defense.

    Offense -- Led by a talented trio of running backs and some excellent interior linemen, expect this team to pound the rock on the ground. With a first year starter at QB, the success of this team will be decided by the play of senior Everett Golston. Golston is a dual threat, able to hurt you with his legs and his arm. Expect big things out of running back George Atkinson, who has all the talent, but just needs the damn ball. Sophmore Brian Lewis is a speedster who hopes to provide a big play threat.

    Defense -- Led by senior DE Aaron Lynch, this unit making a transition from the 3-4 to a 4-3. The secondary features a number of seniors, so expect the pass defense to be outstanding.

    Outlook -- New systems on offense and defense will take awhile to implement, so the enthusiasm needs to be tempered a little bit. But a ten win season isn't out of the question.
     
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  4. Darkwing

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    It was very exciting to me to see that all the CBs listed on your depth chart were seniors.
    What's your thoughts there?
     
  5. dakota7

    dakota7 Former Blue Chip Recruit

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    there are underclassmen on the roster, but not on the depth chart.
     
  6. Darkwing

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    Ah :(. Well at least you have your Stud HB, the guy looks like a force to say the least.
     
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    Excitement High in East Lansing

    There was much optimism last year as a young yet talented group of players took the field for the Spartans. That optimism was all but gone after a 0-3 start which led to a disappointing 7-7 finish. This year that talented group of players is back, more experienced, and ready to content for a Conference Championship once again.

    Offense
    The Michigan State offense looks to be more dynamic this year and brought over Maryland's offensive coordinator to run the show.

    QB - The quarterback position for the Spartans is set for short and long term. Steven Turner took his lumps in 2014, but played well down the stretch and will be the unquestioned leader of the Spartans. Turner boasts good athleticism (75 spd, 76 acc) and while he does not possess the strongest arm is very accurate (89) with the ball. Backing him up are fellow JRs Jonathan Jackson and Ricky Carter.

    HB/FB - Jeremy Brown is Michigan State's leading play maker and will be the main focus of the Spartan running game. Brown has great speed (99, 92) and has good moves in the open field. Look for Brown to be more involved in the passing game. Complementing brown will be SR Onaje Miller. Miller is also fast (94, 94) and has a knack for picking up extra yards after contact. Antoine Archie returns for his third year starting at fullback and should provide excellent blocking.

    WR/TE - This position continues to be one of relative weakness for the Spartans. While the group is solid (five WR at 78-83 ovr), there are no sure fire play makers in the bunch. However, look for SO Allen Williams to develop into the type of receiving threat that the Spartans have not seen since Cunningham's departure. Williams is quick (88, 95) and a great route runner. Also look for Roger Williamson to have a breakout SR season as his speed (91.93) makes him a tough cover considering his excellent route running ability (96). On the inside, TE Mike Stewart quickly became Turner's security blanket and since he is only a SO, should be a mainstay in the Spartan offense for years to come.

    OL - Though not a weakness, the Spartan O-line will again play a key role in determining the fate of the Michigan State offense. With all upperclassmen starting (3 JR, 2 SR), the cohesion and experience are there to keep the pressure off Turner and open holes for Brown. There is not much depth, however, and injuries cannot be afforded.

    Defense
    Though a strong defense has always been present during Coach Akai's tenure in East Lansing, this year's version promises to be the best yet.

    DL - The defensive line boasts great depth and experience. The strength of the Spartan defensive line begins with JR All-American candidate DT Andrew Simmons. Simmons is excellent at diagnosing plays and at creating penetration into the backfield. Complementing Simmons from the end position is fellow All-American candidate Jonathan Rogers. Rogers sets the edge well and is equally adept at stopping the run as he is rushing the quarterback. Look for SR DT Adam Jones to have double digit sacks, taking advantage of double teams on Simmons. SO Will Clark rounds out the starting line and should be solid throughout.

    LB - Michigan State will deploy the fastest linebacking corps in school history as all three starters - Darien Harris (96, 96), Greg Walton (85, 81) and Ed Davis (92, 99) - can go sideline to sideline. Walton has great potential and will start as a true freshman. Picking up for Walton's Freshman mistakes will be Harris and Davis who are both SRs. Harris beat out SO Ron Billings for the ROLB starting spot, but expect to see Billings in the mix.

    DB - The Spartan secondary is young and talented as there are only two JR on the two-deep. The lock-down corners for the Spartans will be SO Tom Ralph (96, 96) and JR Tyler Lott (94, 87). Both Ralph and Lott have ample game experience and have great cover ability. At the Strong Safety spots, will be SO All-American candidate Todd Dodd. Dodd has good speed, but is known for his vicious hits (97 hit power) and ability to cover. Starting at the Free Safety spot, is the prized recruit of 2013 Tommy Tyree. Tyree had been red shirted, but is ready to be unleashed on the Big Ten. While Tyree is still a bit raw in coverage, he has the athleticism (94, 91, 92) to make up for his mistakes.

    Special Teams
    The Spartans should have no problems in the kicking game as they boasts four kickers with powerful legs. In the return game, look for Onaje Miller to be the star of the show.

    Outlook
    Despite a tough non conference schedule that features four games against ranked opponents (#19 BSU, #9 Oregon, #10 Notre Dame and #21 South Carolina), the conference schedule sets up favorably for the Spartans as they miss out on #6 Wisconsin and get #7 Ohio State at home. A 10 win season and a BCS bowl game is not out of the question in East Lansing, but a trip to the Conference Championship game are a must for this season to be considered a success.



     
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