Archived (S4): Preseason Presser

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  1. JerzeyReign

    JerzeyReign #BeatOhio

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    Please Answer These Immediately!
    1. What's your general outlook/goal for the season?
    2. What will you lean on the offensive side of the ball?
    3. Who will you need to step up to have a great year on offense?
    4. Why that offensive player?
    5. Who's your defensive guy to lean on?
    6. His strengths?
    7. Team you will, cannot, refuse to lose to this year?
    8. Who do you have for the National Champion? Why?
    9. Your conference champion? Why?
    10. Heisman winner? Why?
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  2. JerzeyReign

    JerzeyReign #BeatOhio

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    Hail To The Victors! Yeah, get ready to start hearing our fight song on full blast in the upcoming years. In my first year at Michigan, I'm not expecting a national title in the first season but we should be highly competitive in the Big 10. Some tough teams throughout the conference, seven ranked teams, we're going to need a lot of guys to step up. On offense, we're going to need our stable of backs led by S. Hopkins. He's not the fastest guy on our roster but the big guy moves piles. Rawes and Hayes will be the ones we'll look to burn the corners. If all three of those guys inherit their roles then we should do just fine in the Big 10. I'm very lucky to have walked into this stable of backs, I really am. The ground game is a staple of my offensive attack and its something we'll rely on heavily this year. On defense, Jake Ryan our ROLB will be the guy I'll look to for leadership. A senior with a great motor for a LB, he should solidify run defense by chasing down pesky speed backs on the outside as well as cover that TE looking for a seam route. The kid just has potential through the roof and we'll look to try to juice every ounce of it this season.
    As a lifelong Michigan Man their is only one team I will not, cannot, I effin' refuse to lose to... that school in the South. Their fielding a pretty good team this year and we'll have our work cut out for us but we'll be ready, I'll guarantee you we'll be ready. Their is also some Florida school that has once again gotten under my skin...
    National Champ? Not sure but I'm pretty sure they will come out of the Big 10. I mean, those SEC schools look really good this year but I think we have a pretty good group of schools up here. Auburn is loaded but with a new guy at the head, can they take advantage of all that talent? Only one way to find out. Then again, never count that school from Ann Arbor out of the picture... not yet anyway.
    Big 10 Champ? Who knows, flip a coin. Again, I'll take the 'highly confident' road and once again say the Maize and Blue will have an excellent shot at bringing home some bling. Too early to tell but I have confidence in my squad.
    Heisman trophy will go to... David Pilland, the QB from Houston. The kid has all the tools for having one of the greatest seasons in NCAA history. Houston has moved to the Big 12 so I'm not sure how long that will last but he certainly has all the right stuff.
     
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  3. Bamaboiking

    Bamaboiking Walk On

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    This season will be played to setup for next year. We have a young and very talented team, however we have one glaring hole. We are striving for a 12-1, and an SEC championship crown. Defense is my specialty and i finally have some horses to run with like my first season in Miami. The offense has two players who will take central stage for us; Soph HB J.D Newton and Senior DeAndrew White. Our biggest weakness is the QB position, there is a serious lack of talent and anyone who can run our high flying Spread attack. So the offense will be molded to fit our strength and that is our running game. Just need Phillip Ely to not turn the ball over and manage the throws he does get. He lacks serious arm strength to get it down field however his high accuracy may become an asset. The defense will lean on the 3 starting cornerbacks and Hasean Clinton-Dix. They have the ability help accomplish what we want on defense. The Speed in the secondary is scary. The momentum of the season depends on games vs Baylor and Penn State, with Baylor feeling like a trap game. The National Title game will Have Florida State in it looking for #3 in a row. Why? Because FSU will run through a weak ACC and unless Mich and Auburn can stop them, they will coast, however this is the weakest we have seen FSU talent wise. The other participant is up for grabs. Conference Champion will be us, We are more than determined. Devonta Freeman will win the Heisman because he is a clone of Chris Thompson and you know how that went.
    Yellow Hammer, Give Em Hell Alabama! Roll Damn Tide!
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  4. KnightNoles

    KnightNoles Learn to Compete

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    Florida State coming off their 2nd straight National Championship, but not without some controversy. Number one will always be a National Title but can this team do it? Auburn and Michigan are tall orders at the beginning of the season and with fresh new coach Stiffysix , the Noles don't know what to expect from them. We will look at 11-1, ACC Championship will be 12-1 and then see where that will get us. The offensive side of the ball will be centered around the backfield. Devonta Freeman headlines the class but three other backs will limit his output as they will receive carries. Cohen will have to be efficient passing the ball and don't think the Noles' can't go deep. I would say the OL has to have a great year, as long as they can provide enough time in the read option game and let some routes develop, look out!
    Defense will lean on the Senior safety Karlos Williams, he will have to fly up and stop the run along with protecting one of the corners. 6'2'' great acceleration and hit power are his strengths. Of course it is Miami but OOC it will have to be SMU! I think it might be an SEC team and Big 10 team, I wouldn't be surprised if SMU can run the table. I would say Fla State but I just don't have a good feeling on the year. Florida State will win the ACC, three straight why not four? Plus only user in conference. Kyle Thomas, SMU, will again take home the Heisman. Darkhorse Mike Blakely from Auburn.
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  5. Stiffysix

    Stiffysix WAR DAMN EAGLE

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    WELL WE HAVE BIG EXPECTATIONS FOR THIS YEAR, I KNOW THIS COACHING STAFF IS NEW TO EACH OTHER, BUT WE HAVE ALOT OF TALENT ON THIS TEAM AND EXPECT NOTHING LESS OF A NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP. TRE MASON LEFT US LAST YEAR FOR THE DRAFT BUT HE DIDINT LEAVE US IN BAD SHAPE WITH A STUD IN MIKE BLAKELY. WE REALLY WILL BE DEPENDING ON HIM UNTIL FRAZIER FINDS HIS GROOVE IN THIS NEW OFFENSE I HAVE BROUGHT. ON THE DEFENSIVE SIDE OF THE BALL WE ARE JUST AS TALENTED AND REALLY THINK JUNIOR GABE WRIGHT CAN HAVE A MONSTER YEAR. I WOULD IMAGINE WE WILL BE SEEING ALABAMA IN THE SEC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME SINCE WE MOVED TO THE EAST. THE TEAM WAS REAL DISAPPOINTED THAT THE NEW ALIGNMENT CAUSED THE IRON BOWL NOT TO HAPPEN, BUT WE WILL MAKE UP FOR IT IN THE SEC GAME. LIKE I SAID IN THE BEGINING, WE WILL NOT LOSE TO BAMA AND WE WILL ROLL OVER THE TIDE TO GET TO THE BSC CHAMPIONSHIP!!!
    WAR DAMN EAGLE!!!!!!!!
     
  6. DrunkenSoldier

    DrunkenSoldier Luck Of The Irish

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    1. What's your general outlook/goal for the season? Things are looking good this year and anything short of BCS Bowl Game win would be a disappointment! But are real goal is a National Title!
    2. What will you lean on the offensive side of the ball? Even after losing George Atkinson to the NFL in only his sophomore season, The Irish are going to be committed to running the ball, but of course we will always lean on the pass game and this year will be no different with Andrew Hendrix at the helm. The one great thing with Hendrix is he is very mobile and should give us dual threat QB which hasnt been seen around these parts in awhile.
    3. Who will you need to step up to have a great year on offense? QB Andrew Hendrix,
    4. Why that offensive player? The offense will revolve around him in the passing and running game so he will need to step up big time. Hendrix is a senior but has only started a handful of games in his career.
    5. Who's your defensive guy to lean on? DT Louis Nix and MLB Kendall Moore we need to be strong up the middle
    6. His strengths? Nix is going to be important playing nose tackle in the 3-4, this big boy goes 337 pounds and we are hoping he will take on double teams to let are LB core including Moore some free shots at HB's and QB's.
    7. Team you will, cannot, refuse to lose to this year? Michigan, Coach Jerzey is taking over so u know they will be in the hunt at the end of the year so wins against these type of opponents can only help our chances. Plus we hate them!
    8. Who do you have for the National Champion? Why? Auburn, they got a really talented team and new coach stiffysix has the element of surprise as he hasnt played many of us guys
    9. Your conference champion? Why? N/A
    10. Heisman winner? Why? QB Grant Hedrick Boise State, dont really know why but this kids gotta good arm with mobility, and with Boise schedule its a possibility
     
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  7. KnightNoles

    KnightNoles Learn to Compete

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    I wanna like Stiffy's but [​IMG] nope
     
  8. benbuckeye

    benbuckeye Walk On

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    1. What's your general outlook/goal for the season? After last years very successful BCS victory, expectaions are high for the #2 ranked Buckeyes. Nothing less than a BCS bowl bid or a trip to Indianapolis for the BIG 10 championship game will be accepted.
    2. What will you lean on the offensive side of the ball? We will have to lean on the play making ability of SR. QB Braxton Miller. Miller has improved each year, and needs to make big plays this year for the Offense to accomplish its goals.[​IMG]
    3. Who will you need to step up to have a great year on offense? Sr. Running Back Roderick Smith will have to step up and fil in for departing RB Jamal Berry. Smith is a different style of runner as he is more of a bruising type runner. Look for Smith to carry the load for the Bucks all season long.
    4. Why that offensive player? Coach Caudill likes to rely heavily on the run, and if they are not successful pounding the rock, the offense will sputter.
    5. Who's your defensive guy to lean on? JR MLB Curtis Grant. Grant made the switch from OLB to MLB last year to fill a hole on the defense, and thrived there. Look for Grant to be the leader of a young Line Backing core, that is full of playmakers
    6. His strengths? Grant's stregnths are his acceleration (99), hit power (93), and block shedding (93).
    7. Team you will, cannot, refuse to lose to this year? Outside of that team up north. The Buckeyes have got to find away to beat Penn State in their division. Will be one game that is circled for certain this year on the schedule
    8. Who do you have for the National Champion? Going to turn alot of heads with this one, and say the SMU mustangs. Why? The Mustangs have the Out of conference schedule to show people they are for real. And they wil have a pretty giant size chip on their shoulder after last years controversy.
    9. Your conference champion? Buckeyes Why? The Bucks really want this one, after not even showing up aginst the Lions last year. And the Wolverines may still be a year away.
    10. Heisman winner? SMU tailback Kyle Thomas. Why? Thomas is a powerhouse and has already won it in some voters eyes. He will go for 2000 this year on the ground. With a ton of attention already on SMU.
     
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    1. What's your general outlook/goal for the season?
    Having been to the BCS championship game two years ago and another BCS Bowl win last year. 11-2 and a BCS bid is what is expected around here now. Very young team but we think at worst we will play for the B1G championship.
    1. What will you lean on the offensive side of the ball?
    Balance. Must establish a run game but must get production from the young wr corp.
    1. Who will you need to step up to have a great year on offense?
    True Fresh HB Erik Brown.
    1. Why that offensive player?
    If he can become a threat him and jr HB Chris Newsome can provide a 1-2 punch and open up the offense and control the ball. Newsome came on late to rush for over 1000 yds last year.
    This will open up room for impact play maker Edgar Wilson. Coach Smace's first top 150 recruit at Penn St.
    1. Who's your defensive guy to lean on?
    Soph SS Andy Henry.
    1. His strengths?
    Speed and play recognition good hands good tackler. Press cov specialist.
    1. Team you will, cannot, refuse to lose to this year?
    THEEE Ohio State University will be the biggest game for both teams. Whoever wins and its most likely a championship game appearance. Just announced that J-lo will perform at halftime which has added just a little more motivation to practices around here.

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    Both FS joey Hardin and wr Edgar Wilson say that they have enough pimp juice in their cup to scoop up Lopez from the bum dancer she wit now.
    1. Who do you have for the National Champion? Why?
    Think that the SEC bias and the game programming along with team talent and user skill gets auburn in the game. I think the overall talent of that team will get the damn WAR-damn-eagles the title. They might want to watch out for their trees if that happens.
    1. Your conference champion? Why?
    I think the home team in the championship will win the B1G and to get there i will have to have a great conf record. If i get there it will be hard to stop the Lions from winning. Penn State wins.
    1. Heisman winner? Why?
    Mike Blakely HB Auburn
    96 ACC and 94 break tackle with these sliders will get that kid 200 yds a game vs the CPU. Coach Stiffy will ride him to the BCS game.
     
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  10. LeatherHelmets

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    The wife thinks I am packing for the move....:rolleyes:
     
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  11. JerzeyReign

    JerzeyReign #BeatOhio

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    Whoever hasn't completed this by Week 5 will have impact players suspended until its completed. Very simple questions, didn't really think this should of took this long.
     
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    1. What's your general outlook/goal for the season?
    A new year, a new conference, the same goal. The Mustangs goals this year is to make it BCS Bowl and possibly the Natty. However, the Big 12 conference has a number of teams that can easily beat the Mustangs. Realistically, the team might take a step back and go 8-4.
    1. What will you lean on the offensive side of the ball?
    The running game. We will use the run to setup the pass.
    1. Who will you need to step up to have a great year on offense?
    QB Stephen Kaiser.
    1. Why that offensive player?
    When teams put 7 and guys in the box to stop Kyle Thomas, Kaiser will need to make accurate throws to the outside.

    1. Who's your defensive guy to lean on?
    MLB Uchenna Nwabuike
    1. His strengths?
    Acceleration, Hit Power, Block Shedding, Play Recognition and Tackling.
    1. Team you will, cannot, refuse to lose to this year?
    Florida State
    1. Who do you have for the National Champion? Why?
    SMU, picking anybody else would show I don't deserve the Natty.
    1. Your conference champion? Why?
    SMU
    1. Heisman winner? Why?
    SMU HB Kyle Thomas
     
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  13. mikedredd

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    1. What's your general outlook/goal for the season? This will be a rebuilding year for the Bears, we should still compete for the Big 12 title, but I expect a record of somewhere in the 9-4 range
    2. What will you lean on the offensive side of the ball? Our running game will be bread and butter this year especially with the sliders we are using, I feel we have 3 capable runners who can help carry s through the tough times
    3. Who will you need to step up to have a great year on offense? Our QB Sean Salisbury
    4. Why that offensive player? Simply put he is our weakest link on that side of the ball, and if he can make some plays it takes the pressure off the running game
    5. Who's your defensive guy to lean on? FS Anthony Webb is our leader on the defense
    6. His strengths? His tackling and being that seventh/eighth guy in the boy solidifies our run D while his range keeps our passing D tough
    7. Team you will, cannot, refuse to lose to this year? SMU in a possible Conference Championship Game
    8. Who do you have for the National Champion? Why? My pick this year is the Iron Bowl winner, which right now I gotta go with Alabama, coach Bamaboiking has a great D and running game, if they get their passing game going they will be tough to stop, plus they beat us!
    9. Your conference champion? Why? Baylor Bears with the 4th in a row baby!
    10. Heisman winner? Why? I am not sure who the biggest stat whore is but probably the SMU tailback or someone on Florida State lol
     
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  14. Stiffysix

    Stiffysix WAR DAMN EAGLE

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    there is no iron bowl this year, it sucks. with the new alignment auburn moved to the east and we didnt get scheduled.
     
  15. Bamaboiking

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    if it was set a protected rivalry then it would be a non issue
     
  16. Stiffysix

    Stiffysix WAR DAMN EAGLE

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    we should meet in the SEC championship though so i guess that can be the iron bowl
     
  17. bigtubb_

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    I am not a stat whore lol. I just run my gameplan. 30 carries ~25 passes
     
  18. mikedredd

    mikedredd Crop Life

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    I know lol I like trying to provoke Mr. Knight into one of his famous tirades...btw if I was a stat whore RG III could easily have rushed for 3000 and 60 TDs, I always tried to cut him off at about 15-18 rushes...why dont our school records update? Last season I broke the single season rushing record and rushing TD records and they havent updated...
     
  19. KnightNoles

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    They update...or Miami's has for all 3 seasons
     

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