Pre Season Programs

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  1. MurkYa21

    MurkYa21 Walk On

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    Pre Season Programs

    When you've got it in front of you put together a program going over a few of the following things:

    Key Players (offense/defense)
    Recruiting Class
    Big games/rivalries
    Expectations
     
  2. BDSDIGITAL

    BDSDIGITAL One Time for your Mind

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    The 2014 Arizona Wildcats Season Preview

    Key Players Offense:

    JR QB Paul Mitchell & RB Chris Hamby.

    If Mitchell struggles we're toast. We need him to build off of his 2500 yd, 20td, 17 int year last season and really make strides to improve. To his credit though, as a SO. last season he led us to 3 4th quarter comebacks that ultimately led us to a conference title. He'll have to do it this year after losing both starting impact WR's.

    Hamby ran for 1400 yards last season but was slighted by the Walker and Heisman voters. He is a preseason all American this season and will sneak up on nobody. We expect huge things from Hamby and our offense will go as he goes. Anything less than 1500 yards and a spot on the Heisman watch list will be a disappointment.

    Key Players Defense:

    The key players on this years team are SS John Silva, and SS (Rover) Sam Huff. We lost several important defensive players this offseason and will be remaining in the 4-2-5 defense this season. We desired to move to a multi defense set, but just don't have the LB's to pull off a 3-4 or 4-3 defense. With that Silva and Huff will be our two mainstays on defense this year. Huff was a freshman all american last year and had a good year but we expect big things from both of them.


    Recruiting Class:

    This year we need to fill 9 positions and have 25 open scholarships to offer. Fortunately for us, our conference title last year has given us instant credibility with recruits across the west coast and we have a few 5 star guys interested, a handful of 4 stars, and almost an unlimited bank of 3 star recruits that are all interested in coming to Tuscon! :D Beautiful!

    Big games/rivalries

    Obviously our games vs. California and Washington will be extremely important. Our annual rivalry game with ASU is also going to be important...however week 10 is circled on our calendar as that's when the UCLA Bruins come to Tuscon for a rematch of last years epic contest. One of these 4 games could determine the pac 10 title.


    Expectations

    This is a loaded question for us.

    We won the conference last year and of course expect to do somewhat well this year. Realistically we would be happy to go 8-4 and make a good bowl game.

    In my heart though, we want to go back to back. Is it possible?, yes.

    Is it likely? probably not...

    But we are hungry, and we want it...badly.
     
  3. MurkYa21

    MurkYa21 Walk On

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    2014-15 Purdue Boilermakers

    Expectations
    With the addition of new coaches at Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin ..Purdue will have to step up their game a lot. The Big 10 Championship is always on the mind of our players and coaches, and depending on how we do against the users will decide our fate in the standings.

    Not playing Michigan or Ohio State will help. Purdue will look to win the Big 10, and get a shot at playing in the Rose Bowl.

    Key Players
    offense
    The offense will be led by two players in particular: Redshirt Sophomore QB TJ Smith, and Junior HB Brian Robinson. Both played key roles last season when Seniors Denard Robinson and Al Terek McBurse went out with season ending injuries.

    defense
    The defense will be led by Sophomore ROLB Jake Hawkins, and Senior SS Chris Bennett. Hawkins was the only Freshman not to redshirt last season, and for good reason...The 85 overall Sophomore accounted for 54 tackles (13 TFL), 6 sacks, 2 INTs, and 2 deflections. On the other hand, Bennett looks to bounce back from a dissapointing Junior season that was plagued with injuries.

    freshmen
    QB Justin Dennis - Justin is redshirted as of now, but if TJ goes out with an injury we may have to pull the redshirt.

    WRs Mike Pace & Mike Ellison - After thinking about it for a good amount of time, Coach K decided not to redshirt these two athletes. Pace brings incredible skills after the catch to the table, and Ellison has the best speed on the team and will make an impact on special teams right away.

    TE Dusty Oliver - Dusty is going to be our starting TE, but rotate with redshirt Junior Leon Thompson. Oliver has great speed, break tackle, and catch ratings for a Freshman TE, and will be a big part of our offense this season.

    Big games/rivalries
    First and foremost, Texas A&M. Purdue must make a statement to the nation early in knocking off the Aggies. Then, it could be any one of the three games against Iowa, Minnesota, or Wisconsin. Even though Coach K has played against these three coaches before it will be hard to judge what kind of style they will play at their new schools.

    Recruiting Class
    As far as recruiting goes for this season the Boilermakers will be looking to find a solid quarterback, scrambler or pocket passer, for backup reasons. The #1 overall player in HB Thomas Murphy currenty has Purdue 8th on his list. You can be sure Purdue will be giving him a lot of attention this season as they will compete against Tulsa and Texas Tech. Other than that, Purdue will try to find MLBs and D line, and add depth to the rest of the team.
     
  4. MaxATX34

    MaxATX34 Texas Football

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    Key Players
    Offense:
    Tech returns its two most potent weapons on offense... (RS)Senior QB Kellen Harris, and the Heisman winning WR Cheech Charles. Harris-to-Charles became a popular term in Lubbock last season, and these two players look to re-create some of that magic again. This season Kellen Harris will be joined at Tech by his younger brother, freshman WR David Harris, who looks poised to have a huge freshman year. Harris-to-Harris connections could take some attention away from Charles and open up the playbook for K.Harris.

    Defense:
    On defense, Tech will look to the defensive backfield for leadership, as the #1,#2, and #3 CBs are all (RS)Seniors and are all capable of making huge plays. Another player of note would have to be MLB Stephen Randall. Randall is a (RS)Junior, and looks to fill the enormous shoes of departing Senior LB Chidozie.

    Recruiting Class:
    TTU's recruiting class this season should play out interestingly. With needs at DE, DT, G, TE, and P/K the Red Raiders will need to do some work on the recruiting trail. With a new coach at TAMU, Coach Max will have to step his game up to maintain his stranglehold on the state of Texas.

    Big games/rivalries:
    TTU's schedule is littered with big games. TTU opens the season up against a top5 Tulsa squad at home. The outcome of this game will definitely shape the season of both schools. Also, TAMU has become a must-win game for the Big12(South). Of course, there is always Coach Max vs. Coach York. Tech better not slip up against the Buffs though, as Colorado would love to knock-off Coach Max and the Red Raiders.

    Expectations:
    Are high as always. Lots of tough matchups make me hesitant to make any predictions, but Tech is obviously after the Big12 south first and foremost. Anything after that is gravy. This is sort of a transitional period(season) for Tech, Coach Max is phasing out the guys he didnt recruit and will be installing an entirely new offense once he gets his guys in there next season.
     
  5. dakota7

    dakota7 Former Blue Chip Recruit

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    2014 Washington Huskies

    Expectations
    1. Finish the season with at least 8 wins
    2. Be competitive in all user games
    3. Find some recruits who can play!!

    Key Players
    Offense
    We're going to run a power attack that will feature play action passing. We will be attacking from a variety of offensive sets, including singleback, I form and shotgun. We are led on offense by a two-headed running back tandem. Seniors Kenneth Daniels and Randall Brown will be the focus of the Husky offense. Brown is more of a bruiser, lining up at 6'2 239, while Daniels, at 5'11 210, relies on his speed a little more. True freshman Travis Jackson will be the starter at tight end and looks to be the featured receiver on this team. We have some work to do at the quarterback position. Two redshirt juniors will be competing for the starting job, and to start the season we may somewhat of a platoon. Micheal Pearson brings the bigger arm, while Shannon Glover has better mobility.

    Defense
    On a team that is this bad, its hard to say there are any strengths, but the defense would have to be it. The team has some senior leaders on the defensive line, as well as some speed at end. The linebackers are led by junior Jason Bailey. Sophmore Jon Weaver is solid at cb, coming in at 85 ovr with 90 speed. Safeties Curtis Howe, 85ovr, and Isaiah Dawson, 87ovr, provide the last line of defense.

    Recruiting Class
    We are looking to add solid players that can develop over the course of 4or 5 years into solid, championship quality players. We want this class to win the Pac-10 before they graduate. We are looking to add 2 superstars, hopefully at QB and HB.


    Big games/rivalries
    All of our conference games, Cal, UCLA and Arizona especially, are the most important games on our schedule. We also host Texas Tech in week 3, and will be looking to pull off the upset.
     
  6. KnightNoles

    KnightNoles Learn to Compete

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    2014-15 Texas A&M Aggies

    Expectations
    1) Win Big 12 South
    2) Win Big 12 Conference
    4) BCS Bowl
    3) National Title Appearance

    Key Players
    Offense
    Depending on how well the new staff likes :RS:Fr QB Allen Bonner he will be given the reins and :RS:Jr Kevin Allen will backup the youngster. The backfield is filled with power 5'11'' 220, 5'11'' 232, and 5'11'' 199. WRs have a good balance ranging from 6'1'' to 6'5'' and speeds of 82 to 93. The weak spot is the line, how well can an 79-80 avg overall produce?

    Defense
    Ryan Hayes will anchor the defense at MLB (93 ovr) making 91 tackles last year. Ryan Scott will help hold the trenches at 6'4'' 307lbs (93 ovr) made 44 tackles last year. The secondary is the strength of this team, top 4 corners have 90+ man and zone coverage. Coach Knight may elect to go young at the safety positions, we will know opening day.

    Freshmen & Newcomers
    Quarterback- :RS:FR Allen Bonner- 6'3'' 193lbs New coach, New era
    Wide Receiver- Fr Courtney Huff- 6'5'' 188lbs Inserted into the 4th WR, watch him to go vertical on the outside.
    Safety- Soph Mike Woodard- 6'4'' 209lbs May see time at either safety position
    Safety- Fr Brady Washington- 6'5'' 204lbs May see time at either safety

    Big games/rivalries
    The current week of the season of course. Purdue will be a challenge with an established coach. UCLA. Texas Tech is my second most anticipated game of the year and Tulsa to round out the year.

    Recruiting Class
    1st year- fill the needs and see if I can find some diamonds and maybe grab a 4 star or two.
     
  7. Jman

    Jman It's a Flying Circus!

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    2014-15 Tulsa Golden Hurricane

    Expectations
    Tulsa is now a lone wolf in CUSA and salivating at a crack at the BigXII. Coming off the best season in school history as they finished #4 in the Nation with an impressive 12-2 record with their only losses coming to the eventual National Champions and a clutch OT Sugar Bowl victory over (then) user Auburn. When you set that standard once, there is no going back. Number one goal will be a conference title with the only bumps being former user Rice, Houston, and SMiss squads. Number two is survive the OOC user barrage to secure at least another 10 win season and hopefully pull of another BCS Bowl bid.

    That won't be easy as the "user barrage" I referred to starts week one with #4 Texas Tech (Max) and is followed week 2 and 3 with #24 Colorado (York) and a sneaky Arizona (Troy) squad. The end of the year will be closed out with freaking A&M (Knigh).

    Realistically...10-2 follwed by a CUSA title and a bowl win.

    Key Players
    OFFENSE

    Jason Horner, Jason Horner, Jason Horner. The JR HB (90) ran for 1260 Yards last season with 16 TD's despite missing 2 games. Troy thinks his TB in AZ is going to set the nation on notice, and he might, but the nation better not overlook Horner. Althouth the offense will revolve around him he has alot of help in the backfield with JR FB Bray (85) who himself ran for 542 yards and 12 TD's along with backup HB's Calhoun (88) and Williams (87). Recievers are loaded with no seniors and out front of the pack are SO's Kilpatrick (87), Thornton (87), Pratt (86), and are followed closely by JR Williams (86) and FR Ford (84). The O-Line comes in one of the fasted groups in the nation as the starters rate no lower than an 88 with the slowest having 65 Speed and the fastest with 72 Speed.

    The question of the millennium though is at quarterback...and it scares the piss out of me. The starter in the beginning will be former 2* athlete and RS FR Pat Meyer (82) who has all of the physical tools (82 SPD, 82 STR, 76/80 AGI/ACC, 83/85 THP/THA) but might lack the mental understanding of the game (50 AWR). Backing him up will e last years backup and the only pocket passer on the roster in Nicholas Carter (82) but the fear is he lacks the speed to run the offense, so Meyer gets the nod early. Waiting in the wings though is a freak of athletic nature named Jeff Torres, a FR 2* Athlete that will start the season in redshirt. If things get crazy like they tend to do though we may end up seeing the futurer of this program pulled from RS as he just has too many tools (89 SPD, 84/84 AGI/ACC, 69 AWR) but just lacks control right now (86/73 THP/THA). Coach Jman has been quoted saying about Torres that "He can throw the ball through 1 inch plywood...if he can hit the plywood."

    DEFENSE

    Can you say AA JR Zach Rutledge? The freak of nature at LB that gave offenses fits is back after flirting with the NFL...and he's even bigger, stronger, and faster than before (93 OVR, 84 SPD, 89 STR, 76 AWR). With him at LB though is no slouch as RS SR Julius Harris (92) was named a team captian for his diligence in the offseason and will hit you with his eyes wide open. The defensive line replaces both ends and a DT in the trenches but returns SO and former 5* #1 DT Young (91) who is basically a tank in the middle making Rutledge's life easier. The secondary starts 4 seniors no lower than an 87 and is led by former Thorpe runner up and AA SS Steve Hackett (90).

    The D has made strides...but the will be brutally tested in week one against Max's air attack.

    FRESHMEN

    All freshmen are currently under redshirt but they made up yet another top 20 class and will fill the voids next year nicely.

    Big games/rivalries

    1) #4 Texas Tech - this one is right out the gates against Max, should be a great test and a great game if Tulsa can get their FR QB Meyer to not shoot them in the foot.

    2) #24 Colorado - Tulsa shocked the Buff's last year with a 17 point comeback and a win on a shocking 2 point conversion attempt in OT in Boulder, York wants revenge and fresh off a top 5 finish Tulsa has a huge target on their backs.

    3) Arizona - Troy and Jman had a couple of good games seasons ago and that gets renewed this year. This one features two of the best HB's in the nation each trying to make a statement. I will be dissapointed if it is anything less than a physical physical ball game.

    4) Texas A&M - Knigh. Enough said. This one will either be HUGE on the national scene or just a prep game for the CUSA title for the Hurricanes.

    5) Southern Miss - They lost top Assistant 1ke and have fallen from an A+ to a B+ but they are still THE obstacle you have to clear to win the conference...maybe twice.

    Recruiting Class

    The #1 HB Murphy is all that matters. Our supreme focus. After that...I do not care. With Horner almost assuredly going to forgo his senior season this is a must for us. We're doing everything within out power to make him a Hurricane.
     
  8. 1ke

    1ke D.I.L.L.I.G.A.F.

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  9. Riptides

    Riptides Potential Star

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    2014-15 CAL BEARS

    Expectations
    Making the move to the PAC 10 after a pretty successful one and done year in the SEC won't be an easy task. Coach Riptides hopes to be competitive with his squad that is coming of a 6-7 record. A top 3 finish in the league would do wonders for his teams morale. Who knows one or two big wins could put them in the hunt for a Rose Bowl bid.

    Key Players
    offense
    The offense was going to be led by RS Senior M. Stanly until he ruptured a disk in the first quarter of week one and is done for the year. WR T. Oliver now becomes key to help bring along one of the the three freshman who are next in line on the depth chart. Luckily there is a Senior laden offensive line that should help give one of the QB's time to make good decisions and should help establish a run game to help take some of the pressure off the young QB's. The running back position is deep but young as well. We'll see what happens.

    defense
    The defense is going to have to carry this team. DB's are exprienced and should allow the D to bring some timely blitz's. R. Walker DT is an All-American and needs to clog up the middle and protect against the run. Overall the D is rated high but gave up 22 points in week one.

    freshmen
    Top freshman this season are the incoming DB's S. Howell and N. Jones. Not highly rated (79)'s but playing behind upperclassmen and will be ready to roll next season.

    Big games/rivalries
    Big games this season will be against UCLA and defending champ Arizona. Big OOC game in weak two against Minnesota and Washington where new coach dakota will be hoping to bring some fight back to the Huskies.

    Recruiting Class
    Cal needs just about everything but will need to really load up on D-line as the depth only goes 3 deep and 2 of them are seniors. The Bears also lose their top 3 WR's and will need some help next fall from a much needed playmaker in that area.
     
  10. The Parrothead

    The Parrothead Walk On

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    2014-15 UCLA Bruins

    Expectations
    Young is the first word that comes to mind to describe this year's Bruins. The Bruins come in with 24 upperclassmen and 46 underclassmen, and it's going to show. That said, the expectations in UCLA are still high. Most reporters have picked UCLA to win the conference this season. Coach Parrothead is only looking towards the first game of the season against Ohio State at this point, though.

    Key Players
    offense
    HB :RS: Sophomore Jacob Gunn surprised everyone by winning the Doak Walker award last season. He'll be looked upon to carry an even bigger load this year, as the starting QB and two starting WR's have moved on. True Freshman Jason Scott could share some time with Gunn this season.

    Joining Gunn in the backfield is Sophomore QB Adam Brown. Brown played sparingly last season, so he has some experience. He's got the speed to run the ball (84 speed), but his arm leaves something to be desired (THP 82/THA 79). He'll most likely be on a short leash, as :RS: Junior QB Charles Hall has looked good in practice and has a much better arm (THP of 91).

    defense
    The defense comes in with 7 returning starters and hopes to be much improved from last season. Leading the squad will be a couple of preseason All-Americans in :RS: Junior CB Collin Graham and :RS: Sophomore Free Safety Riley Sullivan. Look for Sullivan to be moved around the field quite a bit this season. Additionally, word has just come in that UCLA let their defensive coordinator go to pursue other career opportunities. New defensive coordinator Nick Davidson has come in and will be implementing the 3-4 defense to go along with the 4-3. Whether UCLA moves entirely to the 3-4 or runs a multiple defense remains to be seen.

    freshmen
    A lot of freshmen on this squad, and some will see significant playing time. Three of the five WR's on the roster are true freshman, including 5 star recruit Randy Carroll. Carroll will probably see the most action of all the freshman, but don't count out HB Jason Scott. He'll be a change of pace from Gunn, and will take the reins if Gunn goes down.

    Big games/rivalries
    These start with #1 Ohio State coming to town in week 2. Coach Parrothead is also looking forward to facing his coaching arch-enemy, Riptides, in week 10 when Cal comes to visit. They'll also be looking to avenge a loss against Arizona in week 9.

    Recruiting Class
    As young as this team is, not much is needed. A few QB's will be looked at to provide competition, and some depth along the defensive line will be looked at, too. This is especially true at DT, where UCLA has 3 seniors (1/4 of the entire senior class!)
     

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