2021 Team Previews

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  1. Timpegoose

    Timpegoose Walk On

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    North Carolina Tar Heels
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    Offense
    Offensively we have a lot of talent returning at the skill positions. Senior QB Grant Cabral is coming off his best season yet and looks to build on it, leading our offense this year. At HB Craig Pittman will be getting as many of the carries as he can handle, since we lack depth at the HB position this year. Pittman is easily the best back on our team, and will probably be the focal point of our offense again this season. Another senior at a skill position, James Lawrence will be the leader of our receiving corps coming off back to back productive seasons. After him this group of receivers is fairly unproven, with Brian Glover being the only other guy seeing much time last year. After a decent season as the #2 TE Trevor Malone will be looking to make a large impact as the starter this season. He showed the ability to make big plays last season, and has very reliable hands. Our offensive line is going to be the weak link of our offense, and will need to buy some time for our skill players to make some plays. Senior LT Andrew Benson and Junior C Joe Arnold will anchor the line that features Benson as the lone senior. Our offensive success will largely rely on the ability of our line to be stable and allow our skill players to succeed.​
    Defense
    We will probably be moving back to the Multiple D this season after the graduation of Jermaine Humphrey left us with a lack of depth at the MLB position. Senior Trevor Roberts will be a more than capable replacement though. Roberts has slightly more athleticism and will hopefully be able to dominate the middle of the field for us this year. The rest of our linebacking corps is shaky at best. RS Soph Todd McCullogh, Freshman Rob Lewis, and Freshman Brian Britt will all battle for the LOLB spot, and Senior Daivd Greene will man the ROLB. Our defensive ends will be the strength of our defense with Jason Burley returning from a solid Junior season, and RE Vernon Johnson will look to fill in and make an impact. DT will be a weakness for us this year, with RS Soph Andy Bell being the only proven player there. Seniors Rashad Morton and Marvin Kearney will battle for the 2nd DT spot when we're playing with a 4 man front. The secondary is still a work in progress for us. Last year's #2 CB Luke Smart had a rough spring and is probably our fourth best corner now. Seniors Brian Garrett and Ty Lee both had solid offseason workouts and look to lead the secondary to make improvements from the poor performances the last 2 seasons. Both safety positions will be weak for us this year as well, so there will be tremendous pressure on our corners to play tight coverage. Junior Bryce McDuffie will be pushed by true freshman Noah Burns for playing time at SS and FS will also be up for grabs between Senior Charlie Brothers and RS Junior Lawrence Davis.​
    Overall
    This is looking to be another season of hoping that our offense can outscore teams and our defense can come up with 1 or 2 stops. We're lucky to only have 3 user games in conference, and avoid the SEC in any of our OOC games. We're hoping to duplicate the success of last years team that 8 wins and build on a fairly successful conference campaign. Our goal for this season is to finish with 9 wins, and challenge for a spot in the ACC title game. Getting through GT and Miami to get there will again be tough, and may be a bit too much for us still. If we can finish the year in the Top 25 it will be a successful year for us.​

     
  2. Jmustang1968

    Jmustang1968 Walk On

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    #3 Mississippi State

    Offense

    QB- Long time Hodges backup and 1 year starter Barber has graduated. Juco sensation Flores made strong offseason strides and easily beat out Sanders for the starting nod this year. Flores boasts impressive speed and running back like ability, but also has a strong 90 pwr 87 accuracy arm to make him a true dual threat. He will easily be the best athlete on the field, we will just need to adapt our offensive strategy to take better advantage of his skill set.

    HB- The Bulldogs were devastated by the news of the departure of James. He broke Miss St. rushing records in his soph season and took home a few pieces of hardware. We also lost speedster and big play threat Kerr who was an excellent kick returner and gave us 750+ yards rushing the last 3 seasons. We are now expecting former highly touted :4stars:& :5stars: recruits Jude and Mason step up. Jude is a bit bigger and a straight line runner with some top end speed and the ability to run over guys. Mason isnt quite as fast, but is shifty and makes defenders miss.

    WR/TE- A bit of a down year for us at WR. Last years slot receiver Smiley is filling in for last years Heisman winner Chambers. He isnt quite the receiver at only 86, but is just a junior and should get a lot of looks. We have 4 other guys in between 81 and 83. The ball should be spread around a bit, and we are hoping for some big plays by 98 speed Hunter. :5stars: true freshman TE Montoya should get some looks from Flores as well. Montoya is easily the best TE we have had and should be great as a receiver and blocker.

    OL- The strength of our offense this year. Made up of mostly Jrs and seniors, our Olines weakest guy is an 85 ovr. They should be opening up holes for our young backs and give Flores enough time to be dangerous.

    Defense

    Dline- A solid unit. at DE stronger performer Williams has graduated, and highly touted Fr RS Coe replaces him. Coe has some great speed and athletic ability and should be an All American candidate in the years to come. Jefferson resumes his role starting for his 3rd season on the other side and we expect more good play. Our depth at this position is outstanding. At DT we lost stud Harrison, but 90 ovr Cook replaces him and is no slouch.

    LB- 90+ stars Johnson and Brown graduated, but our 2 MLBs return for their senior season. Impact player and 4 year starter Morris should dominate and Causey should rack up some sacks with his speed and quickness. Senior Parks and Soph Williams take over on the outside, and should make some big plays as well. Still a very good unit.

    DB- The CB position is no longer a glaring hole on our defense. This is mostly thanks to Sophmore Perry. He is a young shutdown corner and his presence will allow us to feel a bit more safe blitzing. Senior Brooks is at the other corner, and is a solid player as well. At safety, Thorpe award winner and 94 ovr SS Hawk comes back for his junior season. This guy truly lives up to his name and is a ball hawk. He and Morris are our 2 best defenders. Soph Coleman returns at the FS and is good but not great.

    Summary

    We have a strong B+ team this year and expect some good things. Our schedule is a bit tough with user games facing South Carolina, Georgia, and of course Ole Miss. On offense we lack some of the star power of years past, especially at WR. We will really miss James, as we were expecting him back atleast 1 more season to really carry the offense in his junior year. We will be relying on all new starters at every skill position, and they will be tested. The oline is very good, so that bodes well for the success of the young skill players. We expect to continue our defensive performance this season. We are strong at every position. Our LBs arent quite as skilled as last season, but we have made some strides in the secondary.
     
  3. JrRawlins

    JrRawlins People hate me cause they aint me...

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    Georgia Bulldogs 2021 Preview
    Offense

    JJ Hill is the starter, but true freshman Aaron Vogel could take the reigns if Hill struggles like he did last season.. Sam Bailey is another option at QB. The two headed monster of Adam Joseph and Jabari White will have to carry the load and as they go the offense will go. At wide receiver, the Steven Spence experiment as a starter is semmingly over. The wide receiver position for the Bulldogs has alot of depth but they all seem to have the same skill set...No one has set themselves apart from the rest.. This season Matt Payne, Mike Newman and Bo Washington will split plays at the starting Wr spots while DeMarcus Thompson who just seems to catch the ball when it’s thrown to him and make someone miss will get alot of playing time in the slot...... Steven Spence has dropped from the #1 Wr to the #5 Wr for the Bulldogs..Tight End Aaron Garrett lead the Bulldogs in receptions last season with 46, expect more of the same this season with freshman Jake Grant eating into his totals alittle bit but not to much..The Bulldogs offensive line is young but fairly talented… Junior David Barr is the leader, but Sophomores Billy Carpenter and Cameron Bowling are solid at guard.... The Bulldogs interior line should be stout for the next several seasons with this young trio intact....


    Defense

    Defensively, The Bulldogs are led by Sophomore MLB Max Strickland, who had a monster freshman year....paired next to him inside is Junior Trey Dixon, these two should form a great dup in the middle.....One the outside, redshirt sophomore Rodney Smith and Redshirt freshman Lance King, will split snaps, while on the other side senior John Baker holds down the fort...The Bulldogs dynamic sophomore duo of Josh Tyson and Brandon McDonald are splitting time at defensive tackle. Senior John Clark returns and should see the lionshare of time at right end... sophomore Danny Morris will get the start, The Bulldogs are hoping he can be even more effective as a pass rusher and build off of his 6 sack season last year in spot duty….Sophomore Jeremy Allen will back up both position along with JUCO Junior Beau Burley, who should pair up nice with Morris on passing rushing situations….Sophomore strong safety Mark Collins leads the secondary.... True freshman Will Scott should be a great fit for the Bulldogs as the last line of defense.........at corner juniors Josh Thompson (fingers crossed this mfer can stay healthy)and Jacob Heffner will start again, alongside freshman Ryan Dixon playing in the slot.….... redshirt sophomore Russ Perry should be ready for an extended role as the dime corner.....
    Summary
    The Bulldogs season will basically go how the QBs play this year...JJ Hill and Aaron Vogel are the most important players on the team right now.. they control the Bulldogs fate. If they can make the necessary throws in critical times against the SEC Big Boys we can be a contender this year. It seems like all of the other parts are ready. The good news for Bulldog fans is this is year 1 of 3 that the Bulldogs should really be near the top of the SEC and the Deuce...
     
  4. OMlawdog

    OMlawdog Going full Cheeze

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    2021 Ole Miss Rebels

    The Ole Miss Rebels were hit extremely hard by the pro draft, losing almost every established weapon. Ole Miss will be breaking in a new QB, HB, WR, and TE. Luckily for Ole Miss fans, there are some really talented players waiting in the wings.

    Quarterback - Completely up for grabs. There are 3 sophmore QB's all battling for the starting spot, with all three of them bringing something different to the table. Ryan Carter is a drop back passer with decent speed, and nice passing attributes. Jason Sanders is a Tebow type at 6'4" 228 lbs with good speed. David Robertson is a dual threat at QB, who has been the running threat for the Ole Miss team at QB the last few years. His role may get expanded. Waiting in the wings is Mike George a talented running QB that will get a look if the guy ahead of him don't get the job done.

    Running Back - The traditional Ole Miss ground game will feature a two horse race with Aaron Brown and Geoff Mitchell carrying the lion share of the carries this year. This talented duo really offers something different with Brown's ability to break tackles and Mitchell's ability to take it to the house at any moment. Backing them up is former number 1 player in the country Xavier Ryan. He will definitely be given the opportunity to show he belongs. Waiting in the wings is super JUCO Jay Carey. A lot is expected from Carey, but with 3 HB's all in front of him, he may get the dreaded redshirt.

    WR/TE - The thinnest part of the Ole Miss team is the WR's. Marcus Singleton is a playmaker that should be able to be counted on, and Travis Brooks is a 6'4' 205 lb freshman sensation. Beyond that, former :5stars: Will Ashley will try and make plays in the slot, after showing up on campus overweight and not ready to contribute. At the TE spot, Ole Miss has some depth with Kevin Clifford and Tyler Golden. Clifford is basically an extra OL at 6'6" 267 lbs. Golden can stretch the field at 6'5" 226 lbs and should have a nice year.

    OL - The most experienced and talented OL so far in this year's game. Alex Baker, TJ Ellis, Gary Walker, Lee Craft and Jason East, form a monster OL that should dominate the line of scrimmage. These 5 guys (3 Srs and 2 Jrs) are really ready to create a ton of problems for opposing defenses and with the HB's that Ole Miss should be able to rotate, we should be in for a very big year.

    DL - One year away from being really special. That is what most people are saying about this year's DL at Ole Miss. They should be really good this year, but next year they will be scary good. Sophmore DT's Braylon Williams and Cameron Wilson should be a really dynamite duo, with Jamil Dingle giving each of them a rest when needed. At DE, Tony Smith and Rob Wood are battling it out at DE, with Smith having the early edge. On the other side, Otis Green should be the starter with Brandon Spence getting the occasional pass rushing opportunity. Overall a really good group, that doesn't have a senior at any spot on the DL.

    LB - Best LB crew so far in this year's game. Led by Robert Wells, Chaz Whitaker and Maurice Brooks, the Ole Miss linebacking crew is fast, and can bring a hit. Also, Ole Miss received a transfer apparently a Matt Brewer who looks really good and should be able to give Wells and Whitaker a rest when needed. Just a great LB corp.

    DB's - It begins and ends with TJ Ray. This guy was all over the field last year, and this year he somehow decided to come back and try and win some hardware. His stats are off the charts good: 99 Speed, 99 Acceleration, 98 Stamina, 99 Pursuit, 99 Man Coverage, 99 Zone Coverage, 99 Press, 98 Play Recognition, 93 Tackle, also he worked on trying to help with the receiver corps and will play a little in the 4 WR set with 92 Spectacular Catch, 88 Release, 85 Route Running. Just an absolute Beast. I have not scouted anyone better in this year's game. He will get some touches on offense. As for the rest of the secondary, the corners are three deep with Ralph Evans, Courtney Ellison, and Craig Miller all having outstanding coverage skill sets.

    After losing a tough game to South Carolina in the SEC championship game, this Ole Miss team is anxious to get back to winning SEC and National Titles. So far the only thing that has been able to stop Ole Miss is children and Comcast Cable.
     
  5. bringbackjimmy

    bringbackjimmy WTFWTTD

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    2021 Defending back to back NC champs BC Eagles

    After a horrendous recruiting glitch in week 7 left the eagles trying to find anybody that wanted to come to Boston. After the draft left the team with the some big issues on defense coach BBJ is confident that he can make it work as long as their are no major injuries.

    QB-The battle is between SR Terry Ferwerda and JR Kelvin Williams. The job was supposed to go to Williams, but his progression has been slower than what we expected. Another thing going against him is that we have no depth behind him due to the recruiting glitch so if he has a great yr and leaves we will have to rely on a true FR(if we can get one) next yr.

    HB/FB-SR Mike Foster and FR Terrance Adams will share the load after Fontaine left early for the draft. Foster will probably get most of the carries as he is the fastest and has great ACC which will be needed as most of his carries will come from the shotgun. Look for Thomas Bennett to get the goalline workload. Justin Bishop remains starter at FB, but he won't see the field much.

    WR/TE- We are 6 Deep at WR which makes who ever is at QB a very happy QB. James Gray takes over at #1, but look BC to spread the ball around to everyone. The biggest weapon(no pun intended) is Scott Martin at 6'6 he has 96 spd and will catch everything his way. Hayden Smith will be no slouch either to go along with his 96 spd he has 85 BTK which makes him a nice drag/cross option. At Te Chris Talley looks to keep up his great performance from last year.

    Ol-We have a great oline led by RT Jason Mann who has given up 1 sack in his 2 yrs as starter. Lee Samuel makes all the line calls and is considered the best C in College football.

    DL- we have a abundance of super studs De that we will have to figure out how to get them all on the field. King comes back after a great SO season and looks to make a even bigger impact. look for Martin, Pearson, and Sims to split time at the other end. Inside will be a huge issue as the only solid starter is True Freshman Gordon Francis. we will have to find something that works..

    LB-another depth issue as we have 1 OLB and 2 MLB starting with no real viable backups. we may have to tap into our well of DE if any injuries occur. even with depth issues Rashaad Lawrence will still make this a great squad..

    CB/S-We have 3 good cb's and a dime FS. this is probably the weakest i have been in this spot in the last 3 yrs which is a problem most teams would love to have so i am not complaining. With the pressure the DL should put on the QB it shouldn't be a problem.

    traveling to oxford, because Ole miss is afraid to travel against top OOC opponents will be a huge first test..
     
  6. OMlawdog

    OMlawdog Going full Cheeze

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    In case anyone forgot about last year's game.



    Ole Miss - 38
    Boston College - 28

    Ole Miss once again showed why pretty much everyone discounts that paper championship that BC won last year. Some of the Ole Miss players were angry about the offseason smack talk about a "team of destiny", and responded. Team leader TJ Ray was interviewed after the game and said some off color comments that probably were best left unsaid.

    Ray, incensed by what he perceived as a lack of respect from Boston College before the game, refused to talk to reporters initially. Then he talked angrily about the Eagles, saying they are overrated and "paper champions" who live off their reputation. "They talk so much, and they win crappy awards because they talk and run up the score on little sisters of the poor," he said. "They ain't nothing but paper champions. That's all they are, and that's all they're ever going to be."

    Ray said he took exception to the pregame talk that focused too heavily on Boston College and their national title from last year. He said he was offended by analysts who predicted the Eagles would win, and who gushed about the team's award winners.

    The Rebels, after all, entered the game having won 60 of their last 61 ball games. Yet, Ray said, all the talk was about the Eagles being among the preseason favorites to win the National Title.
    But Friday Night, the Rebels looked like their old self and looked more like national title contenders than the Eagles, sacking Adam Fuller 4 times and holding the Eagles to -13 rushing yards.

    "I think a lot of people underestimated us because, 'Oh, Leigh Bennett is the reigning DL of the year, Kyle Dotson is one of the best WR in college football, oh they got Adam Fuller at QB" he said.

    Ray said it angered him that several Eagles, namely Bennett, Dotson and Coach BBJ, talked trash during and before the game but did not back it up.​
     
  7. bringbackjimmy

    bringbackjimmy WTFWTTD

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    hey we would have beat you on the neutral field... seems like everytime were set to play on a neutral field something comes up(baby, comcast).. hmmm...
     
  8. Shaun Mason

    Shaun Mason Somebody you used to know.

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    Hey, I had to take that bulldog image down...that site has virus's on it.
     
  9. JrRawlins

    JrRawlins People hate me cause they aint me...

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    oops my bad...
     
  10. bringbackjimmy

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    go ahead and flood OM inbox;)
     
  11. theSANDMAN215

    theSANDMAN215 Hokie, Hokie, Hokie, HI

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    South Carolina Preview:

    Offense:
    A quarterback who can run and throw. His legs are what will help our offense flow because we can add more options into the offense. He's a senior who is a proven leader on the field. Last year he had less than 10 interceptions, so I'm hoping that will continue for him. If he gets hurt, then his backup is a 90+ quarterback. He is not proven, but will be a solid fill in for him.

    Our backfield is great this season. We have Washington (rs-SO) who is looking to improve on his rushing total from last season. He's a beast and will knock people over on his way to the endzone. He's a north and south runner which I love. He does have breakaway speed, but he's more of a bulldog than a breakaway guy. His backup is a senior who has breakaway speed. He'll fit in nicely to give Washington a blow every so often.

    My offensive line has potential, but we have some young guys starting this year that could cause problems. Luckily, we have a senior QB who can over come their inexperience.

    Defense:

    We have a great set of linebackers, but other than that, our defense is lacking. Tate (rs-JR) at defense back is our best player in the secondary. Our safeties, and the rest of the defensive backfield is decent. They are not going to blow you away with their skill, but they a good enough to get by. The d-line is a work in progress. I have speed, and some solid DTs, but they are still a work in progress.
     

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