2018 Cream of the Crop Scouts Inc.

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  1. JFunk34

    JFunk34 Friends may come and go, but enemies accumulate.

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    Alright men a little bit of a new format for the previews. Everyone will post their preview here and this is the format:

    Last years record
    Returning starters

    Season outlook: just give a preview for your season and what to expect basically hitting on general subjects and schedule.

    Offensive outlook: give a detailed preview of your offensive schemes and outlook including naming at least two players you need to perform well to succeed.

    Defensive outlook: same general idea as above except with defense.

    Key newcomers: tell us about some of your key incoming freshman or possibly transfers who will make an impact this season.

    Season prediction: give us your opinion on how you expect your team to do this season including possible wins and losses and an overall record prediction.

    Also give us 3 photos. Preferably in game photos but we'll accept general team photos if that's what you have.
     
  2. egofailure

    egofailure Sim habits die hard!

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    I think this is pretty freakin' pimp. Now I can guarantee that at least one of you dudes will read mine!
     
  3. GSUtiger

    GSUtiger GEAUX TIGERS!!

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    I read everyones
     
  4. Iron Mickey

    Iron Mickey I'd take her out for some casadias

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    Yeah this thread will be a nice way to do previews.
     
  5. runthepound

    runthepound Get on the Bus!

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    2018 Georgia Bulldogs
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    Last year’s record: 12-2 SEC Champions and National Champions

    Returning starters: 4 on offense (WR Gilbert Dickerson, WR Isaiah McBride, LG Keenan Gilmore, and TE Marcus Wood) and 7 on defense (RE Dan Holmes, DT’s Chris Gatson and Alan Jackson, LB’s Vince Palmer, Jonathan Holt, and Blake Siegel, and FS Mike McCoy)

    Season outlook: The 2017 National Champion Georgia Bulldogs will have a lot of new faces this season as they look to rebuild, especially on the offensive side of the ball. The season opens up nicely for the Dawgs with a nice slate of games to open up the season and get their feet wet before facing the powerhouse of the Cream of the Crop, The Alabama Crimson Tide, for a week 6 battle in Athens. The Dawgs will have a couple of soft games after the Bama game before ending the season with some tough games; in Jacksonville vs. Florida week 10, @ Auburn week 12, Ga Tech week 13, and @ Wisconsin week 14.

    Offensive outlook: Georgia will be breaking in some new faces on the offensive side of the ball. There will be names at QB, HB, and all over the offensive line. The talent is there, but it will take a while to develop. At QB, Adam Wright is the only player on the roster with college game experience. Last season he was 5-10 with 2 TD’s and no INT’s. Just because he has experience doesn’t mean he will get the snaps with the #1’s. Heralded recruit Matthew Pruitt comes in with high expectations and will likely get the starting snaps for the Dawgs this season. JUCO transfer Korey Foster hasn’t been ruled out yet due to his escapability, but he will likely take a redshirt season if Pruitt can manage as planned. Maurice Johnson is gone at HB and the Dawgs brought in a JUCO transfer at HB, Joe Sapp. Sapp is ready to take snaps for the Dawgs right away and should do big things in his 2 seasons in Athens. Coach Runthepound hopes Sapp can stay healthy as there is depth but not as much talent behind Sapp. Isaiah McBride and Gilbert Dickerson return with a season of starting playing time under their belt and look to be the ones to help break in the new QB’s. Marcus Ward was 2nd string at TE last season but played plenty and was a big factor in the national title run. The whole offensive line is gone except LG Keenan Gilmore who started at RT last season. Schematically, the Dawgs will look a lot the same as Coach Runthepound’s teams have in the past. Pro Style offense with mostly 3 or more WR’s at the line. Last year’s depth at the TE positions allowed for more of a stacked line. This season look for things to be a little more spread out. Matthew Pruitt needs to step in and be the leader he was recruited to be. Same goes for Joe Sapp at the HB spot. Coach Runthepound needs for his offensive line to click early this season in effort to protect the newcomers.

    Defensive outlook: The Georgia defense should be somewhat improved over last season when there were a lot of guys trying to figure out their role’s. This year, there is a lot of talent returning. 6 of the front 7 return so the run defense should look improved. The biggest losses were the top 2 corners graduating. Thomas Brown and Will Smith were both Seniors and had great seasons before the were injured late in the season. That did allow for Jordan Kearney to move over from his nickel spot to be the feature DB in the SEC title game as well as the National Championship game. He will hold the same spot this season. He is the only returning starter from last year, but The Dawgs signed some young, promising corners; most notably Derek Downing and Casey Keyes. These two will be called upon a lot during their freshman season. Mike McCoy returns at FS after a brilliant freshman campaign. Danny Fogle will be stepping over to SS from his backup role at FS. All kicking duties remain the same as last year.

    Key newcomers: As mentioned before, Matthew Pruitt at QB and Joe Sapp at HB are going to be relied upon heavily on offense during their first season. The two Freshman corners are also going to have to step up and be ready when the ball comes their direction on defense.

    Season prediction: This season is somewhat of a rebuilding year for Georgia. The Dawgs have a lot of good, young talent on offense. On defense though, the pieces are in place to go a long way this year if a few key spots can step up. With the schedule set up a lot like last season, we would be happy with a 1 or 2 loss season, but could easily end up losing 3 or 4 if the pieces don’t mess like we expect. As always at Georgia, we expect to compete for championships and this year is no different.

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  6. Sabo

    Sabo Z2H Commish

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    Great post RTP
     
  7. egofailure

    egofailure Sim habits die hard!

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    1) Awesome read, Run.

    2) Fuck! Forgot to take good pictures after Week 1. Will do so in Week 2 and post my preview then.

    3) I don't know, I just think it's always good to have three things to say.
     
  8. Dean

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    2018 Ohio State Buckeyes
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    2017: 9-4, Outback Bowl Champions
    Returning Starters: 7 on Offense ( QB Antwan Hill, RB Travis Smith, WR Kevin Hayward, RT Justin Bellamy, LG AJ Porter, RG Matt Landry, RT Amir Parker). 8 on Defense ( LE Tim Ward, DT Aaron Williams, LOLOB Kevin Johnson, ROLB Dylan Tyler, CB Travis Williams, CB Russell Jefferson, FS Clint Little, SS CJ Paker)
    Season Outlook: 2018 could be a special season in Columbus. 14 returning starters make this Buckeye team the most experience team Coach Dean has had. Early tests vs Mizzou and @Wisconsin. The schedule is tough and gets brutal at the end with games vs Penn State, @ Iowa, vs Michigan, @ Bama.
    Offensive Outlook: SO QB Corey Rucker won the starting job in spring practice. He beat out All-American and Heisman candidate Antwan Hill, so you know he must be a special player. Rucker has a cannon for and arm and is very accurate. RB Travis Smith returns from an ijury plagues JR season and should bounce back nicely in the scheme. WR's Kevin Hayward, Amir Hill, and Dave Dunn make a solid corp that will get plenty of looks this season. The OL will be strength this year, as we return 4 starters. Both tackles could be All-Americans by the end of the year.
    Defensive Outlook: The Buckeye Defense should be excellent. Returning 8 starters should make this unit one of the most experienced in the country. DE Tim Ward returns after flirting with the NFL. He and DT Aaron Williams make a solid duo up front. They should be tough against the run and pass this year. LB's Kevin Johnson and Dylan Taylor return after solid Freshman season and only look to get better as we go forward. The strength of the D is the secondary. CB's Travis Williams and Russell Jefferson make a deadly duo outside. They were recruited together and started together for 3 years. Both are shut down corners that make big plays.
    Key Newcomers: The only Freshman that will get significant playing time is FB Aaron Stanley. On D MLB Bryson Gatewood will take over the middle. The coaching staff is high on him and they see him improving at a daily basis.
    Season Prediction: The pieces are in place for the Buckeyes to make a serious run at a National Championship. Will we? I don't know. If we cant get by Missouri in week 2 and Wisconsin in week 7, we should be undefeated when Meechigan comes calling.

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  9. Iron Mickey

    Iron Mickey I'd take her out for some casadias

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    great job dean. just what were looking for man.
     
  10. Sabo

    Sabo Z2H Commish

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    2017 : 8-5, Lost Sun Bowl

    Season Outlook- After a disappointing end to the 2017 season the AD at Oregon
    decided to bring over a new coach. Coach Sabo will be taking over the reigns in
    Eugene and expectations are high as always. With the depth chart lacking for the
    Ducks they will need to be on their game EVERY GAME. The Ducks open up the
    season by welcoming the national powerhouse Crimson Tide and follow up
    with a trip to TCU. Although the road looks to be a long and bumpy one Coach
    Sabo has stated that he will have his team prepared to take on the challenge.


    Offensive Outlook : The Ducks will be riding on the shoulders of its standout
    hb Cody Scott. With Sabo bringing his well known pro-style offense to Eugene expect
    Scott to get alot of carries this season. Tim Beck was announced starting qb for
    the 2018 Ducks and in his senior year he plans on leading his team to the promise
    land. Beck will be looking to get the ball to a couple of his primary receivers in
    seniors Lonnie Schroeder and Chris Woods. The offense looks to be the high point
    as always for the Ducks. They will need to be firing on all cylinders in order to
    take on the challenge of their demanding schedule.
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    Defensive Outlook : The Ducks defense will be lead this year by rolb Jason Fritz and
    lolb Jerry Long. Defensive tackles Dion Royal and Mike Chance will be looking to
    make their presence known in their opponents backfield. They have really
    been at it in the offseason and things are looking up for the defensive front.
    Scott Fellows and Ryan Lyles will be the starting defensive ends for the 2018 season.
    Both guys are hungry to improve from their performances last year. This year the
    standout problem area for the Ducks is their inexperience in the backfield. Coach
    Sabo said that his defensive staff has took the time to prepare his youngsters
    for what will be a very challenging season.

    Season Prediction : With all of the good and the bad Coach Sabo has been quoted
    as saying that he will produce a 9 win season. Sceptics around Eugene are betting
    that this could be a 6-6 season with a minor bowl appearance if any. Tough games
    this year will be always around the corner as the Ducks play host to the likes of
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    TCU
    Cal
    USC
    Oregon State
    Michigan
     
  11. Iron Mickey

    Iron Mickey I'd take her out for some casadias

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    good work sabo. Quack! Quack!
     
  12. thoov08

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    2018 Wisconsin Badgers

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    Last season’s record: 9-4

    Returning starters: The Badgers will return eight starters on offense and six on defense. Here are the returning starters:

    OFFENSE
    QB Thad Mitchell
    FB Chris Johnson
    WR Trey Williamson
    WR Greg Gay
    TE Alan Minor
    LT Nick Baker
    C Vernon Harrell
    RG Darrell Greco

    DEFENSE
    OLB Anton Brown
    OLB Bo Daniels
    MLB Clay Barnes
    CB D.J. Ward
    FS Wade Parker
    SS Ian Baker

    The Badgers enter the 2018 season ranked #23 in the preseason polls. This is a team that has a lot of talent, especially on offense, but they are going to be challenged in many games throughout the season. The season starts out with back-to-back road games against ranked opponents Cal and UCF. Weeks 7 and 8 will be another tough two-game stretch as the team hosts Ohio State and then travels to Iowa the following week. In week 12 the Badgers will play in the Big House in Michigan and two weeks after that Wisconsin wraps up their regular season against the top-ranked defending champion Georgia Bulldogs in Camp Randall. If Wisconsin can get past Cal and UCF in the first two weeks, the week 7 game against Ohio State should tell us a lot more about how this team can perform down the stretch against a tough year-end schedule.

    The Badgers will use the same pro-style attack that the team has used for many years. Wisconsin will once again have a run-first mentality, so it will be important for this offense to establish a physical presence. Having said that, this will not be a one-dimensional team as the Badgers will field one of the top QBs in the nation in Thad Mitchell. Mitchell missed most of the 2017 season to injury and is looking to have a strong senior year to leave his legacy on the program. Star receiver Trey Williamson will be a big help to Mitchell as the two have formed a very good connection and seem to always have their timing on routes perfected. With star tailback Nate Godfrey graduating last season and Jovan Miller out for the majority of this season due to injury, it will be up to Joe Fisher and Tristan Breedlove to provide the running attack this team desperately needs. Even though these guys are not extremely talented, they both have a habit of finding the gaps and producing when they need to. Expect this offensive unit to be one of the top in the nation come season’s end.

    The Badgers defense is going to not quite be up to par with their normally stellar units. This team lost a lot of star players and will need to bring up new guys to fill in the holes left. The biggest bright spot on this team is senior DT Anthony Parker. This guy should force a lot of double teams and open up opportunities for other linemen. The Badgers’ entire group of linebackers will be back for this season. Anton Brown, Clay Barnes, and Bo Daniels have formed a good bit of chemistry between them and should provide the young front four with some run help. All three linebackers are juniors and will likely all return for the 2019 season as well. The secondary is the biggest red flag on this team. This is a very young group of guys that should develop into a strong unit, but it is not certain if they can handle the best offenses in the country at this point.

    Wisconsin used tagged a lot of incoming freshmen with redshirts, however there still are a few newcomers on defense that could provide help this season. After sitting out last season with a redshirt, OLB Lionel Wilson is expected to see significant playing time this season. Wilson will be called on when either Anton Brown or Bo Daniels needs to sit. Wilson is one injury away from being an every down player right now. In addition to Wilson, two defensive linemen who might see the field this season are redshirt freshman DE Derrick Hampton and true freshman DT Greg Prater.

    With 2018 being Coach Thoov’s first full season at Wisconsin, experts have had a tough time predicting how this team will perform. When the announcement was made that Thoov was moving from a pass-happy Clemson team many people were not sure if he could continue the success with a completely different style of team. So far it looks like he will be able to carry his success at Clemson over to Madison and help build this Badgers team into a Big 10 power. Wisconsin faces one of the toughest schedules in the nation and will need to avoid injuries in order to compete for a conference championship this season. Experts are predicting a 10-3 season for the Badgers. The team is strong and should be able to compete in every game, but the team is yet to show that it can beat top-notch teams like Ohio State, Michigan, and Georgia.

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  13. mizzourah2006

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    2018 Missouri Tigers
    2017 Record: 11-3 Sugar Bowl Champions
    Returning Starters: 7 on offense & 8 on defense
    Offense:
    QB: Anthony Hargrove
    HB: Brad Ford
    FB: Nate Morton
    WR: Nick Bennett
    TE: Santonio Hemphill
    C: Derrick Black
    RG: Mathew Culver
    Defense:
    LE: John Clark
    RE: Nick Horton
    DT: Chris Brothers, Jamaal Whitaker
    LOLB: Chase Smith
    MLB: Josh Hutchinson
    CB: Matt Harper
    SS: Clay Ratliff
    Season Outlook: With recent departure of big time head coaches in the Big 12 the Missouri looks to be prohibitive favorites to win the Big 12 North yet again. However, they have key OOC games against Ohio State, Florida, and Notre Dame along with a likely big 12 championship matchup against an always improving Okie State team. If they can win 2 out of those 3 games they should be in good shape as that is a brutal OOC schedule.
    Offensive Outlook: The offense is in good shape returning key players in each of the skills positions along with stellar QB Anthony Hargrove. Look for the Tigers to run a very balanced attack with two good HBs in Brad Ford and Freshman All-American Alex Raymond the run game should keep defenses from playing 8 in the secondary. The key to this years season will be how the 3 newcomes at the offensive line will respond. A very talented and tenured offensive line departs from last years squad which made Brad Fords job much easier. Hargrove found a new favorite go to player last year in Freshman TE Santonio Hemphill look for the Tigers to continue to incorporate more TE sets in this year to take advantage of Hemphill's size and speed.
    Key Players: New Comers to the O-line: In order for the Tigers to have a successful season the offensive line must step up and make some holes for Ford.
    Return of Brad Ford: Brad Ford will need to return from an injury plagued season which saw him miss the entire second half of the season to a broken collarbone.
    Defensive Outlook: The defense returns 8 starters from last year and adds the #1 overall recruit in the nation from 2017 to its secondary. With the key loss of JR Leonard at CB the Tigers are a little bare this year. However adding #1 recruit Jason Shaw to FS should help this team greatly. Another key loss was Senior 4 year starter at LB Adrian Jones. Look for a lot of 4-3 base this year so the Tigers can disguise their weakness in the secondary by letting their athletic LBs run around and make plays.
    Key Players: Jason Shaw: The #1 recruit from last years recruiting class will step in immediately and take over at free safety which hasn't seen a playmaker since all-american Brett Murphy left early for the draft in 2016. Expect great things from Jason Shaw and he will need to contribute immediately to make this secondary shine.
    Josh Hutchinson: The lone upperclassman of the linebacking corps will need to step up and quarterback this defense. Hutchinson had an all-american season last year, but lineman were keying on picking up Jones which allowed Hutchinson more freedom to headhunt. He will be the guy that is keyed on at the second level this year and will need to shed blocks and make plays for this defense to be successful.
    Key Newcomers: Freshman Free Safety Jason Shaw: Shaw will need to step up immediately and make some plays in the secondary in order for the pass defense to be successful this season.
    Season Prediction: I think the Tigers can make a run at the Big 12 Championship and the Fiesta Bowl and have an outside chance at a National Championship. With tough games against OSU and UF early in the season they will be poised for a National Championship run if they can escape both games with Wins. If this is not the case they will need to take down the Big 12 South winner to earn a BCS bowl opportunity.
    Prediction: 13-1, loss to Ohio State. and a Fiesta Bowl win.
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  14. JFunk34

    JFunk34 Friends may come and go, but enemies accumulate.

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    ROLLING WITH THE TIDE
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    Last season: 13-1 Fiesta Bowl champions
    Returning starters: 12 (5 offense/ 7 defense)

    Season Outlook: Bama will go into the this season with a much different look personnel wise. They will attempt to finish this season better than last seasons finish with a disappointing loss to the eventual National Champion Georgia Bulldogs in the SEC Championship Game. The real question is can this team with new starters in several key positions such as quarterback and running back, navigate their schedule as well as they did last season. With out of conference matchups against Oregon and Ohio State along with conference matchups against UGA and rival Auburn it will be a rough path to reach the SEC Championship game again.

    Offensive Outlook: Bama will once again keep a mostly pro-style look with some spread elements. With Blaine Miller gone Alabama native redshirt sophomore Brandon Foster will take over the reigns as the Tide's quarterback. He ended up winning the job in the spring over last year's backup Shaun Watson. Watson brings his own tools to the position but Foster is more suited to running the Tide's offense the way Coach JFunk likes it. Foster may not quite have the arm that Miller did but that most likely won't stop Coach JFunk from calling pass plays on any down. Running back Ben Fontenot decided to go pro after being injured much of last season but Aaron Keller performed admirably in a backup role rushing for 1,466 yard and 23 touchdowns. He will be the workhorse for this Alabama team. The dangerous receiver duo of Chad Garrett and Jesse Townes return and Brandon Foster will assuredly be looking their way a lot this season. The offensive line is still solid even though they are replacing three starters. The earlier they build up a good chemistry, the earlier this offense will become explosive. The Tide also has new starters at tight end and fullback. Coach JFunk is very confident in the players he has stepping in and looks forward to seeing what they can do on the field.

    Defensive Outlook: On defense Coach JFunk has decided to go back to a more multiple look. His intent is to utilize his talent and depth to give the offense many different looks and have more flexibility with blitzes and coverages. Redshirt junior linebacker Brock McCarthy will have to step up and be a leader this season since All-American Caleb Williams is plaing on Sundays now. He has the range to make plays from sideline to sideline and the size to clog holes inside. Redshirt junior free safety Tyler Smith will be the quarterback of the secondary. The secondary should be much improved this year with only one player who hasn't seen significant playtime, strong safety Donte Harris. The defensive line is led by two of the best in the country. Defensive tackle Jamil Thompson is a monstor and excels in stopping the run as well as rushing the quarterback. Defensive end Mike Reese is very goo against the run and is one of the best pass rushers around. Both of these guys hail from Lousiana. From type to bottom this defensive unit looks very strong. If they perform to expectations the Crimson Tide should have another very good season.

    Key newcomers: Look for true freshman Corey Underwood to likely step in as the number 2 tailback. David Dickerson is also available but Underwood will give the staff more of a change of pace back. Strong safety Donald Van was a huge pickup out of California although the staff doesn't want to rush him into action and he will likely redshirt. Punter Dustin Dickerson out of Washington has a booming leg and will handle punting duties this season. Most of the rest of the incoming class will redshirt except for tight end Harvey Strong as he will likely see action in goalline sets.

    Season prediction: As always Bama sports one of the toughest schedules in the country. With tough road games against UGA and Oregon along with games against Auburn and Ohio State this Tide team would likely be happy to finish 2-2 in those 4 games. Anything on top of that is just money. As always Bama aims to play for an SEC and National Championship. ROLL TIDE ROLL.


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  15. Iron Mickey

    Iron Mickey I'd take her out for some casadias

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    Head Coach: Mike Gundy​
    2018 Season (9-4) Cotton Bowl Champions​
    Returning Starters:​
    Offense (7)​
    Defense (7)​
    Season Outlook: Oklahoma State will try to build off the Cotton Bowl upset win over the Univ. of Florida. Shouldnt be hard after a few excellent recruiting classes over the past two seasons. Alot of the teams sucess will depend on the new look offense.​
    Offense: The Cowboys have decided to go in a different direction on offense and added former B-Backs/QB Coach from GA.Tech Coach Brian Bohannon. He will be implementing a diversified/multi-attack offense that will be new to the Big 12 Football landscape. The new offense will be quite different from the one ran at Georgia Tech as well. QB Joel Newton will be the starting QB and has excellent running/passing abilities capable of this offensive set. At B-Back spot for Flex Formations, big back Nathan Dunn will carry the load. At the Flanker positions are returning starters Kevin Sherman & Wesley Wilson. The offensive line is still young, but is anchored by two year starting Left Tackle Mike Brown.
    Defense: The Cowboys will be sticking with a 3-4 base, but have implemented a 4-6 front to help combat the heavy running attacks they have seen over the years. OLB's Stanley & Wilson are both back for there 3rd consecutive season. Both are excellent pass rushers that will be heavy relied on for pressure. MLB's Justin Gatewood & Doug Heffner received plenty of playing last season and should be a fixture in those two spots over the next two seasons. At corner, highly recruited & heralded Jordan McCray returns for his sophomore year & will man the RCB spot. McCray is a pure cover cover that the Pokes man up with opposing teams WR's. Other Sophomore CB Seth Rucker is getting his first start @LCB spot after serving as the teams Nickle back last season as a true frosh. Rucker is not quite as experienced as McCray but the talent gap is not much off. Free Safety Johnathan Green is a multi-versatile athlete that has played all over the secondary in his career. He is a ball hawking defensive back and huge expectations on the line. Strong Safety Terance Brown is a 4 year starter and is returning after much speculation last season as a top NFL draft safety. He has been the QB of the defense for the past two seasons. ​
    Season Predictions: With the departure and Coaching Turmoil at the Univ. of Oklahoma. Nothing short of winning the South Division and appearance in the Big 12 Title with an experienced QB and talented defense will be accepted. Oklahoma State has not won the south division since the 2012 season.​
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  16. tuco418

    tuco418 Older and wiser than you

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    2018 Notre Dame Fighting Irish

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    The 2018 season begins a new era in Notre Dame football as Coach Tuco takes the reigns as head coach. Coach Tuco had a very successful stint at the University of Oklahoma. Tuco won six Big XII championships in eight seasons and had the Sooners in last season’s national championship game. ND is coming off of a 9-4 campaign but has struggled to live up to the normally high Irish expectations.
    Offensively, the Irish feature plenty of talent at the skill positions. They have two capable quarterbacks in junior Brandon Stuckey (95 ovl) and senior Wyatt Williams (87). Stuckey is the more accurate passer while Williams has great speed for a quarterback. Coach Tuco has indicated that both will see time in certain situations. The wide receiver corps is led by All-American candidate in Jonathan Hayes. Hayes possesses a great set of hands (99 Catching) and is the go-to receiver. While at Oklahoma, Coach Tuco relied on a powerful running game, spear-headed by premiere running backs. The Irish roster may have one in freshman Thomas Brown, but the five star back is redshirted in 2018. CJ Williams will start at tailback and hopefully can exceed his ability. That will be tough because of a very inexperienced and average offensive line.
    On the defensive side, Notre Dame is in rebuilding mode. Senior LOLB Antonio Taylor is the only player with NFL potential. Otherwise years of poor recruiting have left the Irish several seasons away from championship caliber, especially in the front seven. Coach Tuco has indicated that he will use a 4-3 scheme, just as he ran during his years in Norman.
    Overall, there is no denying that Notre Dame is in rebuilding mode. It will take several seasons to get the level Tuco achieved at Oklahoma. The schedule is tough very early with visits from Florida and Michigan but allows for some momentum until late in the season when the Irish will visit Southern Cal and Missouri. Look for Notre Dame to get eight or nine wins and a decent bowl bid.

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  17. GSUtiger

    GSUtiger GEAUX TIGERS!!

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    Last season: 10-2(lost to Coach King_Ceps in Rose Bowl)​

    The CAL Golden Bears open the season with a new ball coach. Coach GSU has brought his talents out to the west coast. Coach is egar to get his team on the field after seeing them go 10-2 last season. There is talent on this team but it is untested. Coach GSU has brought his pro-style pass heavy Offense with him and Also hired Former FSU and NFL Great Derrick Brooks to lead the Defense.​

    Offense: The Bears Offense will be lead by strong arm RS Senior QB Chad Lowe who comes into the season rated 94OVR(83THP,96THA). This is his first year as the starter but performed well during spring and fall drills to leave coach with a big smile on his face. The weapons around him include: JR Running Back Anthony White, Wideouts Jovon Perry(JR RS), John McDuffie(JR RS), Robert James(FR RS), and C.J. Bennett(SR). Perry and McDuffie combined for over 1200yds rec last season. They will look to be the big time targets in this new look offense. The O-line spots return players who either started or saw playing time last season with the exception of True Freshman RT Will Reid.​

    Defense: Coach Brooks will run a 4-3 base scheme with alot of man to man coverage while sprinkling in some zone coverages. Coach Brooks has Senior leadership at every level of the Defense(D-Line, LB, Secondary). Sernior LE Andy Bradley is the leader on the D-Line. He totaled only 16 tackels and 2.5 sacks last season but looks to improve on that this season. SR LOLB Bill Green was moved to the outside this offseason so he could be a starter. He racked up 32 tackels, 41 assist, and 4.5 sacks last season. Senior SS Jerome Pruitt is our impact player on Defense. He has a total of 4INTs and 17 Pass break-ups in his 4 years on campus. The Defense will only be as strong as our leaders take us as we have a mixture of veterans and first time players out there together.​

    CAL NEWCOMERS: RT Will Reid will be depended on to keep the pressure off the QB and open holes when we run the ball. CB Ray Collier with be our Dime CB who will have his skills put to test by teams slot WRs. FS Cameron Bell will be depended on as the last line between the other team and the goal line! All these guys are true freshman that proved theirselfs during Fall Camp.​

    Season Outlook: The Bears will look to repeat as PAC-10 Champs and bring some respect to the PAC 10. Anything worst than 2nd in the PAC 10 will be bad season in the eyes of the players, but they understand that anything can happen on Any Given Saturday.​

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  18. Iron Mickey

    Iron Mickey I'd take her out for some casadias

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    WTF is up with those pictures? LMAO....get some damn real ones man. That looks like dog ass.
     
  19. tuco418

    tuco418 Older and wiser than you

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    The DW wasnt accessible so I got creative and used real photos with the same numbers, I'll try to add more tomorrow.
     
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    Wisconsin's preview has been updated with in-game pictures.
     
  21. Iron Mickey

    Iron Mickey I'd take her out for some casadias

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  22. GSUtiger

    GSUtiger GEAUX TIGERS!!

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    those 3 know whats coming..
     
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    JFunk34 Friends may come and go, but enemies accumulate.

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    YAY!! GSU gonna lay the hammer! If only the real NCAA infractions committee would be as harsh.
     
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    GSUtiger GEAUX TIGERS!!

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    damn you JCA always doing great work!!!!!! great job bro..
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