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Arkansas Razorbacks (4-8, 2-6)
Following a horrific fallout with a great coach, but awful human being, the Hog fans were robbed of what could have been a program defining season, but ultimately are better off as a program. While replacing CBP will be no small feat, the squad is littered with young talent. The Hogs start with a light schedule, and the team needs all the practice it can get as it forms its new identity. However mid to late season is brutal for the Hogs, playing the regular powers from the west, including newcomer Texas A&M, and from the East getting Florida and South Carolina on this years calendar. If Arkansas can find an identity, develop as a team, and grab two wins from the Auburn/Ole Miss/Miss St to finish 6-6, consider this a successful year.
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Michigan State Looks to Improve on it's Lackluster 2012 Campaign
MSU looked poised to make a serious run at a Big Ten title last season with a highly talented defense but were left numb after a disappointing 7-6 season and one of the most frustrating teams in recent memory. In all of their 6 losses, they only were behind by a 30 point margin, 17 of those coming to the Norte Dame loss (20-3).
The real problem last year was the offense. Andrew Maxwell and his receiving corp did little to take the burden off of Le'veon Bell and the Spartan offense watched their defense keep them in game more often. Look for the air attack to improve but MSU will need either Nick Hill or Jeremy Langford to step in Bell's shoes. A tougher question will be if the Spartans can catch the ball this year. One could hope that the WR corp would only improve but the talent may not be there. Look for Tony Lippet to step up and maybe make some plays happen.
The defense did lose some key players (DE Gholdston, DT White) to graduation and the draft, but the key players are still here. The Spartans may have one of the most talented groups in the country but if the offense struggles again look for the defense to play more aggressive and force turnovers. They might not be as good as a unit last season but not by much. Look for DE Marcus Rush to step in and cause havoc to the QB's this year in Coach Westcott's 4-3 defense. Also, look for the Spartans to slide into a 3-3-5 format to stop the option attack that many Big Ten teams are running this season.
Look for the Spartans to finish somewhere around the 8-4 mark. The defense is there but too many questions still on the other side of the ball.
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The Fighting Illini will utilize a Pro-style offense. They will be a run first team who will use the run to set up the pass off of playaction. The Illini offense will be led by fourth year starting QB Nathan Scheelhaase. Scheelhaase is capable of making plays with his arm as well as his legs. Junior Donovan Young (6-0, 220) will get the bulk of the carries in this north south rushing attack with sophomore Josh Ferguson (5-10, 185) used as a change of pace back. Defenses can also expect to see both RBs on the field in certain formations and situations during the game. The receiving corp is led by 3 seniors. Ryan Langford is the top wideout, though Spencer Harris has been in the rotation for three years. Former QB Miles Osei, will be the slot receiver and expects to make a huge impact with his speed and athleticism. Junior Jon Davis will handle the starting TE duties with senior Evan Wilson as the second TE. Both figure to receive plenty of targets.
The offensive line features three returning starters. Junior LT Simon Cvijanovic, junior LG Michael Heitz, junior C Alex Hill, sophomore RG Teddy Karras and senior RT Corey Lewis look to pave the way for an offense that will attempt to control the ball on the ground.
Illinois will run a 4-2-5 style defense. Look no further to find the Big Ten's least-experienced defense. The Illini return 1 starter on the defensive line (Tim Kynard) and 1 starter in the secondary (junior SS Earnest Thomas). Kynard will start at DT alongside junior Austin Teitsma. The defensive ends are inexperienced but athletic. Junior Houston Bates moves to DE from LB and brings a high motor to the playing field. The other DE will be true freshmen Paul James. James has the speed and athleticism to be a great pass rusher for the Illini.
The two primary linebackers in the Illini's 4-2 scheme will be senior Jonathan Brown and sophomore Mason Monheim. Monheim led the team in tackles as a freshmen and will look to improve his play with another year of experience. Jonathan Brown was a beast as a soph and was having another promising year in 2012 before suffering a season-ending injury in week eight vs. Ohio State. The LBs will be the strength of the Illini defense.
With the exception of juniors Earnest Thomas and Zane Petty the rest of the secondary will be freshmen and sophomores for Illinois. Thomas will start at the Star position, while Petty will man the other SS position in the 4-2-5. Both starting CBs will be sophomores in Eaton Spence and V'Angelo Bentley. Both are athletic and with experience have the opportunity to thrive in this system. True freshmen Caleb Day will get the nod at the FS position. He is being thrown to the fire and will have to learn and grow up on the GO!!!!!!
The Illini have lost 14 consecutive Big Ten games and open this year's slate with Nebraska, Wisconsin and Michigan State. That's no way for a young squad to build momentum and confidence. This team will need to grow up fast and play as a close knit unit if they are going to improve on their 2-10 (0-8) season from a year ago.
The Tennessee Volunteers begin the 2013-2014 football season with 1st year Head Coach Kaizer Jones at the helm. Jones brings a tenacious coaching style to a team that most experts consider to be rebuilding from yet another coaching change.
On offense, Justin Worley has won the race for the starting quarterback spot. The backfield will feature Rajion Neal as the starting tailback. Neal will split carries with both Marlon Lane and scat-back/PR/KR Devrin Young. Wihtout a doubt the strongest part of the offense the line, with all five starting members of coming in at above 90 overall rating. The 6'3" freshman, Maques North, will be starting at receiver for the Vols. Coach Jones said he expect big things from the soon to be star. The Vols will be running a pro-style offense featuring an I-formation rushing attack to set up the play action pass.
On defense, the Vols get experience and leadership from senior captain and All-SEC middle linebacker AJ Johnson. Johnson will lead a defense that returns 8 starters and had an absolutely atrocious 2012-13 season under the now departed Sal Sunseri.
On the recruiting trail, the Vols will be looking to shore up holes in the defensive line as they will lose 6 D linemen after the 2013-2014 season. Coach Jones is continuing the "Vol for Life" (#VFL) program and many young recruits are excited about seeing what the University of Tennessee is all about.
Coach Jones has already made waves around the SEC by calling out the inexperienced young coach for the Arkansas Razorbacks Da Rat . Jones refuses to comment any further on Da Rat other than to simply say that his username on TSO is "very fitting" and that he "looks forward to beating the hell out of him if he is good enough to make it to the SEC championship this year." Experts say that Arkansas chances of masking the SEC championship are highly unlikely.
MINNESOTA GOLDEN GOPHERS 2013
Minnesota hasn’t won a Big Ten title since 1967. Head coach Matt Brown wasn't even born yet and most of the current fan base, really can’t remember those “glory days.” Could it be another interesting year for the Gophers? Oh yeah sure, you betcha.
MINNESOTA GOLDEN GOPHERS
Coach: Head coach Matt Brown could be the extra spark the 2013 Gophers may have been the missing in 2012. Brown is coming off an undeafeated season in 2012 with Ohio State. Brown, who coached the quaterbacks under former Ohio State head coach Jim Tressel for two seasons (2009-2011) and then took over as the OC under Urban Meyer last season, Brown has found a head coaching home at Minnesota. Brown will bring with him, that high octane spread offense that we saw from the Buckeyes in 2012!
2012 record: 6-7 (2-6 Big Ten)
Key losses: QB MarQueis Gray, QB Max Shortell, WR A.J. Barker, WR Devin Crawford-Tufts, CB Michael Carter
Key returnees: QB Philip Nelson, OL, NT Ra’Shede Hageman, LB Aaron Hill, TE Drew Goodger, RB Donnell Kirkwood
Newcomer to watch: QB/WR Donovahn Jones. He played both positions in high school, but Kill would likely use him as a wide receiver who has the ability to really stretch the field vertically for Nelson. At 6-foot-2, 189 pounds, he’s big enough to create tough matchups but his athleticism and speed (4.69 in the 40) could give him the edge in a lot of those scenarios.
Biggest games in 2013: vs. Iowa (Sept. 28), vs. Nebraska (Oct. 26), vs. Penn State (Nov. 9), at Michigan State (Nov. 30)
Biggest question mark heading into 2013: Can Nelson run this offense? He spent last year being redshirting, then not, then battling for the starting spot. Now, he’s the only Gophers signal caller that has ever taken a college snap. If Minnesota has bowl dreams, they rest heavily on Nelson’s shoulders.
It doesn’t help Nelson that he really doesn’t have much established chemistry with any current receiver, however, the offensive line returns much of its experience, which will benefit the sophomore QB. At this point, it’s pretty much a toss-up. Nelson seems ready to lead the offense, but whether or not he’ll lead an offense that can actually make plays remains to be seen.
Forecast: The conference seems to be positioning itself, at least for this season, as a Big Two-Little Ten situation that dominated the conference for years. Michigan and Ohio State return plenty of experience and confidence and well, Minnesota, just doesn’t.
However, the Gophers sit in that second tier of teams that could go either way. The home schedule provides plenty of interesting matchups for the Gophers to pick up signature wins on their home turf. If they can take down Northwestern and/or Wisconsin in November, those could be wins that put Minnesota on the map for some bowl games. But in order to make those games worth anything, it will have to win the games earlier in this season, which hasn’t always been a strong point.
The offense is shaping up to be somewhat impressive, but there are also a lot of gaps at crucial positions. The individual skill of Hageman and a few other players could land them on some All-Big Ten teams, but there just isn’t enough talent to go around to really lift this team into the upper echelon of Big Ten football quite yet.
2013 Mississippi St. Bulldogs
The SEC has been a tough home for the Bulldogs and it doesn't get any easier this year. Miss St opens up on the road at OK St. who is a preseason ranking of 14. They play in the SEC west which means they face #1 Alabama, LSU, A&M, Florida, Arkansas and many other tough foes.
Coach Gold enters in his first season after guiding UCF to a 10-5 season and a bowl game win. He likes athletic teams that are based around speed and plans on recruiting all around athletes.
The o is led by senior QB Tyler Russell who is rated 90 overall and has the ability to make plays with his feet but is a pocket passer by nature. His number one weapon is Snr RB Ladarius Perkins who is a 94 ovr and has tremendous speed. Coach Gold plans on giving LP at least 25 touches a game.
The Receiving core is very young and has zero seniors and is led by speedster soph Jameon Lewis. Lewis is also a return specialist who probably will return a few this season. Tight end Malcolm Johnson runs great routes and has good speed for his size, Russell has publicly said he has great chemistry with Johnson.
Gabe Johnson anchors the line with a 97 rating and is a preseason all american.
Overall the offense will run multiple sets and show alot of balance throwing the ball to different wrs.
The defense is built around speed and is led by Senior FS Nickoe xxxxxx? Thats his name? The rest of the D is young and unproven. If they step up Miss St will be in the hunt this year.
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