2016 Team Previews (Y5)

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  1. KnightNoles

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  2. webbs6212

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    2016 Team Preview
    Summary:
    New team, same old coach. Coach Webbs made the transition from Boston Massachusetts to Clemson, South Carolina fine. In his first Clemson press conference he told the media that Clemson will be a force once again in ACC play. Webbs is taking over a balanced team with a ton of positional battles. Offensively, Webbs hopes the team takes his playbook and gets a good feel to it. Boston College never truly got a hold of it. Defense side, Webbs will love to bring his intense style of play as he did with BC.​

    What to look out for on offense:
    Offense looks extremely talented. With 2 senior quarterbacks, Brandon Pearson and Chad Kelly, Webbs looks to try both players to find the best within the first few games of the season. Corey Garcia returns as starting tail back. Webbs hopes he can break 1500 rushing yards as he got 1000 last season. The receiver corps looks loaded with 3 returning seniors. The offensive line returns 3 seniors and starting a red shirt freshman at left guard and a red shirt sophomore at right tackles.​

    What to look out for on defense:
    The only concern on defense for Coach Webbs this season is the lack of experience on the defensive line. No player really played last season stat wise. Webbs hopes the experienced linebackers will help the inexperienced defensive line. Specking of linebackers, Ethan Nelson and Zach Gore look to lead the way. At middle Craig Barr will be the leader of this defense. The defensive back field looks like they will be able to hold themselves in man coverage. Omar Turner and Mario Roberts will be starting cornerbacks. At strong safety, senior Chase Yates looks to bring the hammer this season. Along side him back there, its gonna be senior Travis Banks.
    Best NFL prospect:
    Running back Corey Garcia looks to be the best NFL prospect this season. There are alot of expericent players on the team that can be NFL talent next spring in the draft.​

    Newcomer of the year:
    Could be any player from this season. The only true freshman will be defensive tackle Justin Malone. Coach Webbs hopes he can bring some strength this season. If not he will look for a replacement asap.​

    The season will be a success if...: Everyone adapts to the new playbooks. Webbs hopes the team can limit turnovers on offense and force turnovers on defense.​
     
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  3. broth262

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    Offense:
    The Bulldogs enter this season with something to prove on offense. This unit has led the way under Coach Broth, and this season looks to be no different. The Bulldogs have depth, experience and talent at every position unlike any season previously under Coach Broth.

    QB:
    The Bulldogs are led by 2 year starter, All American Junior Daniel Bowen. Bowen has been impressive at the helm of the Bulldog offense showing the ability to make plays with his feet as well as his arm. He has improved each season he has been with the team, but has struggled mightily with interceptions and staying healthy. If he can stay in every game this season and keep his turnovers down, he seems like a likely Heisman finalist.

    RB: After graduating 3 talented running backs last season including 3 year starter Nick Griffin, the Bulldogs will have some new faces in the backfield. It looks like they could again have a 3 headed monster backfield, led by redshirt freshman Randy Gooden. He will likely lead the way due to his versatility and shiftiness. He is the most athletic RB Coach Broth has had since his first season with Ladarius Perkins. Sharing the workload in the backfield will be redshirt Sophomore Matt Zeigler, and redshirt Junior Luke Anderson. All bring speed to the table as it is obvious that the Bulldogs will look to out run their opponents all over the field.

    WR: A position that has consistently been a weaker part of Coach Broth's offense, but after the arrival of 5 star wideout Eric Jenkins, that has started to change. Jenkins could likely be a 1st round pick in the NFL draft if he decides to leave early after this season. His fellow wideout Anthony Spurlock a redshirt junior also helps lead the way. After that their is a lot of inexperience on the roster, but plenty of talent. Redshirt Freshman Eddie Jones and Matt Brown round out the corps. This is a group that has both youth and experience, and look to make good targets for QB Daniel Bowen.

    TE: This is a position where athleticism is key in Coach Broth's offense, and they definitely have that this year. Although it is an inexperienced bunch with only 1 player with game experience, they have that athleticism to be game changing. Each player in this group stands at least 6'3", too tall for most DB's, but also with too much speed for most linebackers. Look for them to make an impact in the run game as well as deep in the redzone.

    OL: Except for Redshirt Sophomore Center Chris Patton, every member of the offensive line is a redshirt Junior or redshirt Senior. This group has played together for several seasons, and with an average weight of 305lb's, can really get down hill in the run game, but also create a stable pocket for Daniel Bowen to throw from. If they can make holes for the running game and protect Bowen in the passing game, they could lead this team to a top 10 offensive standing.

    "We have a lot of talent on offense this year. It's experienced, but they aren't all seniors. We really have a group together that can win not only this year, but also next year. Their is a good offensive culture that has been established here, and with this group we can really establish ourselves as the dominant offensive team in the nation. Offense might not win championships, but it will win you games." -Coach Broth

    Defense:
    The Bulldog defense has been consistently the weak link on this team. Since Coach Broth arrived we have seen the secondary become one of the top units in the country, but at the same time the run defense has fallen off strong. This year they look to establish a dominant run defense.

    DL: John Henry. No I am not talking about the man from the tall tale, but I might as well be. Standing at an imposing 6'3" 343lb's John Henry anchors the defensive line and looks to clog up the middle. The redshirt Junior split time last year, but this season is poised for a breakout performance. The ends of the 3-4 will be manned by redshirt Juniors Tommy McBride and Keon Moore. They are a speedy athletic duo that combined with the size of Henry can get after the Quarterback and clog up the run lanes.

    LB: The Linebacker corps for the Bulldogs are relatively unproven. They are a speedy bunch that can reak havoc in the passing game in both pressuring the quarterback and keeping up with WR and TE. The concern is if they are big enough to shed blocks of lineman that have gotten to the next level. If these guys can make plays in the running game, this can be a to unit. This will be the key group to watch for the season, and mainly Redshirt Senior Richie Brown.

    DB: Mississippi State features one of the best secondarys in the country. Led by Senior Aaron George who decided to pass up the NFL draft to return for his senior season, this is an imposing group. The Bulldog corners have experience, speed, and the ability to press and play man coverage. The top 3 corners are 2 seniors and a junior. Former ESPNU 150 FS Marcus Butler, the redshirt Junior along with redshirt Senior Quadry Antoine man the last line of defense. Both are ball hawks and will disrupt the opponents passing game. Expect redshirt Sophomore Luke Norman could also get some time at SS.

    "We haven't played as well as I would like us to defensively in my time here. I think this year we have a unit that can flat out make plays. If we play the way that we are capable of playing, we can dominate not only the SEC, but the whole country. We can score points. If we can stop people from scoring and make turnovers and big plays, we have a National Title caliber team here." - Coach Broth

    Overall:I think overall this is a very talented bunch and could have a very good 2 year stretch ahead of them. Aaron George, Eric Jenkins and Daniel Bowen could all be 1st round picks in this years NFL Draft. having that kind of talent on one team can be very imposing. If they can turn all of the talent they have into on the field success, this team could easily compete for an SEC and possibly even a National Title. I see this team finishing no worse than 8-4, and as good as 12-0.
     
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  4. chance17

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    What to look out for on offense:

    South Carolina's offense will look very similar to 2015 with last year's Heisman winner, Daniel Bryant, back at the helm and Mike Davis and James McNeil helping to round out the ground game. The O-line lost a franchise tackle in this last year's draft, but looks to be plenty capable with upperclassmen starting and some freshman waiting for a chance to show off. At receiver, Redd and Jenkins will get a chance at flanker and in 4 and 5-wide sets Bishop and Goolsby will have a chance to shine again with freshman Bill Harris in the mix.

    What to look out for on defense:

    This year's defense has the same problem as last year's; youth in critical positions. This year, it's not the line that's behind the curve as much as the crucial MLB spot. In this defense, it is crucial that the LBs quickly diagnose and attack. All-American Kevin Daugherty will be depended upon to lead the rest against the SEC competition. Freshmen Brian Henry will start at MLB and Bryan Butler will see plenty of playing time in the rotation.

    Best NFL prospect:

    HB Mike Davis is looking to have a solid year to impress scouts before he enters the draft. The speedster is one of the better receiving backs of this class but has yet to prove himself as anything more than a 3rd down back and returnman in the eyes of NFL scouts and GMs.

    Newcomer of the year:

    If Daniel Bryant had entered April's draft, this honor would easily go to Blair Robinson, but with the depth across the board on this team it has to go to a starter. Brad Henry will take over in the wake of Mason Harris at MLB and will be battling Bryan Butler for playing time. If he can stay on top and catch up to the game around him, he will be a Freshman All-American.

    The season will be a success if...:

    Coach Chance wants to actually play his bowl game this year (connection BS :mad:)

    Schedule outlook:

    TBA!!!

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    2016 Oklahoma Sooners Preview
    Coach trevorg shocked the college football world last January by stepping down from Illinois and taking over the Sooners of Oklahoma. Illinois was coming of back-to-back undefeated regular seasons and seemed to be a program ready to contend for a title, but it didn't matter. Coach trevorg said he wanted to "play big time ball... contend with the best of the best."
    What to look out for on offense:
    Quarterback Ryan Woods is one of the most talented players in the country. He'll come in as an early Heisman favorite and will likely be in the mix at the end. The Sooners will feature two running backs that will split carries, but Sean Cross will be the main guy. The receiving corps will be deep and talented--undoubtedly the best that trevorg has coached. Look for freshman Danny Rowe to get in the mix and surprise some people.
    What to look out for on defense:
    The Sooners will feature a talented, veteran defensive line. Who will be the next Adam Grimes? Likely, nobody, but that still doesn't mean that we won't see a breakthrough performer from this unit. Linebacker Will Gardner will be slated to play the same position as the heralded Gary Fletcher. Gardner brings more physical ability than Fletcher, but that doesn't mean he'll be able to match the production. Upperclassmen dominate the secondary, as the team lacks much youth here.
    Best NFL prospect:
    Would be it a disappointment to say that a kicker is the best prospect on this team? Nope. K/P Jeff Whitaker is one of the best kicking talents in recent memory thanks to his elite range and uncanny accuracy.
    Newcomer of the year:
    The top freshman will likely be Danny Rowe, a tall receiver from California. Trevorg tried to land him at Illinois, but he just couldn't handle the weather. Rowe will start in the slot this season before moving outside next year.
    The season will be a success if...:
    Oklahoma contends for a BCS title game. Trevorg didn't move to Norman to attempt to compete for a conference title, or double digit wins. He had those things in Champaign. OU wants to be a top-5 team this season.
    Schedule outlook:
    TBD​
    Recruiting class summary:
    The class is highlighted by two offensive recruits. QB Clayton Hill and TE Shelton Rhodes are two elite talents that will likely see a redshirt. Once they are ready to start in year 2, the scoreboard will begin to light up.
     
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    The last time we saw the Michigan Wolverines, they exerted their will on the Florida Gators in Jacksonville in the Gator Bowl. The feeling after that game is that everyone just got a preview of what next year's team would look like. With Coach Justin White having a full offseason to work with the team, the feeling in Ann Arbor this season is that the team has the potential to recreate that magical 1997 season.

    It starts with the defense for this team. Coach White has made it known that he wants to transition into a 3-4 sooner rather than later, but with all the depth in the front seven and from practice reports, it looks like there will be a lot of both three man fronts and four man fronts. The heart of the defense is the LB unit, led by RS Junior MLB Pat Johnson (104 Tackles (14 TFL) last season) and RS Senior OLB James Ross (91 Tackles (21 TFL), 3 Forced Fumbles last season). The deep unit will also expect help from RS Senior OLB Royce Jenkins-Stone, Junior OLB Drew Brown, JR MLB Ryan Jackson and RS Senior MLB Joe Bolden.

    From there you go to the defensive line, a group led by RS Senior Tom Strobel. Strobel led the team in sacks last season with 7.5 while also totaling 20 TFL, and his performance in the Spring Game has only led to preseason All-America hype. He is joined on the other side by RS Senior Chris Wormley, who came into Ann Arbor with a lot of hype but has failed to live up to it so far. On the inside, you have what may be the best duo in the B1G if not the nation in Senior Matt Walker and RS Senior Ondre "Pee Wee" Pipkins. Other big men that should make some type of impact are RS Senior DE Mario Ojemudia and his noted death stare, RS Junior DT Kyle Thomas and RS Sophomore Jarrett Bowman.

    Overlooked by the front seven is a secondary led by a cornerback trio that looks to stop passing offenses in their tracks. The anchor of the group is RS Junior John Price, who's 4 INTs and 8 Pass Deflections were both team highs last season. He will be joined on the other side by Junior Chris Grant, who won the job during the spring. The nickel duites will fall down to RS Senior Terry Richardson, who came up big with key swats whenever they were needed. RS Senior Jarrod Wilson finally gets a chance at FS, while Senior Jordan Fowler returns at SS.

    If this team want to complete it's goal of seriously competing for a National Title, the offense will have to step up from last year's disappointing results. As with most offenses, it starts with the QB, and Senior Charles Pierce returns this season to lead the Wolverines. Pierce had over 2600 yards passing, with a school-record 29 TD passes. Some services have put him down for darkhorse Heisman contention as well, but 13 INTs will not help his cause and that has to get down.

    The biggest beneficiary from the coaching change was Justin Peters. With the new scheme Coach White brought in and now-graduated Justice Hayes out most of the year with an injury, Peters rushed for 1082 yards and 7 TD, but also has 7 fumbles. Now going into his RS Junior year, Peters has two goals: one is to make sure he keeps the ball with the offense and to lead the nation in rushing. After the run he had late in the year, both of those are very possible.

    It's going to be hard to replace Devin Funchess, who managed to catch 13 TDs last season, but the receiving corp is not short on talent. Led by Senior Andrew Evans (456 yards, 4 TDs), the group has a nice mix of speed and size to give secondaries fits this season. The faith Coach White has in this unit is no more evident than when he rewarded Evans with the #21 jersey the night before the Spring Game in front of the whole team. Evans is joined by Senior Mark Shelton (400 yards, 4 TDs) and Junior Adam Newton (387 yards, 4 TDs). Senior Jayson Williams is assigned with the job to replace Funchess, but at 6-6, 261 lbs, he is a nightmare matchup for LBs as well.

    The offensive line in anchored by Senior C Dee Wade, who is on the short list for best lineman in the nation. He is joined by RS Senior Kyle Kalis and Senior Greg Hartman on his immediate right and left, with RS Senior Erik Magnuson and RS Junior Dan Fisher holding down the tackle spots.

    Junior Carlos Byrd returns as the kicker after a 10/15 year with a long of 46, while Junior Marcus Bates (40.7 yard avg, 12 punts inside the 20) is the punter.

    This team will have to prove very early how good they are. How many teams you know have to play both National Finalists from the season before back-to-back. Add in a week 5 matchup with Wisconsin, and the Wolverines' destiny could be set early.
     
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  7. KnightNoles

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    Gahhh.. I need to get this done along with my summaries. Better late then never :rolleyes:
     
  8. KnightNoles

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    2016 Florida State Seminoles Preview
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    Offense
    RS Senior Jameis Winston returns with a bitter loss in the National Championship game after throwing a pick in the endzone and failing to defend the title.

    Mario Pender enters into his senior year and like last year will be the featured back with Steve Gardner, Matt Palmer and Collin Stratton spilling him.

    The WR group lost most of the known names but Randy Holmes and Eddie Johnson will take over the #1 and #2 while Rob Poe will play the slot. TE Christo Kourtzidis is the main TE target while Phillip Waters will see a few targets come his way.

    The offensive line did some growing up but will still be one of the youngest in the nation, Fr, RS So, RS Jr, Fr, RS So but grade out well overall: 79, 86, 87, 80, 91.
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    Defense
    Jayson Leierer and Cole West take charge as the defensive ends for this years team. Neal Harris is in his senior campaign after landing in Tallahassee as highly touted recruit and should get some help along side fellow DT Carl Walker and DT Anthony Taylor.

    Incoming freshman Antone Phillips will get the start at MLB and will go with Garrett McNeal in 2 MLB sets. LOLB will be manned by RS Fr Dominic Landry and ROLB will be played by Junior Chris Rodriguez.

    Talented CB Ryan Scott makes his way along with RS So Antoine Young with the nickel and dime backs going to have grow up quickly. Kelvin Hicks has proved to be the next great FSU safety and will help erase the mistakes the corners and linebackers make along side PJ Williams will hold down the SS spot along with getting a contribution from Nick Morris and CJ Miller.
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    Phillips will start at MLB and by the time his career is over, opponents will be wondering how old this kid is. He should blossom into a solid player and later on might develop into a superstar.
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    Cronin will see some plays in the fifth WR spot in 5 WR sets, he could possibly see some work as a number four. Even though he is ultra talented he has a lot of talent ahead of him.
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    Outlook
    Florida State sat out and came up short in what they wanted to accomplish last year, so this team has a lot hunger to take back another Championship. It is a very talented team but young in certain positions so a let down might be evident but Coach Knight will have this team prepared to play each and every week. They will be prepared to take everyone's best shot and at the end of the day they will look for the dust to settle and see where they are. Another birth in the ACC Championship is always the first goal, where can this team go after that?

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