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Week 5 EditionWelcome to the Saturday Heroes Report, something I hope to bring to you guys as often as I can. We are currently in the middle of Week 5 and the season already has upsets, controversy, and glory. I want to start off by looking at the current polls entering week 5.1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Other Users: PSU 11th, Neb 19th, Bay 21st, Iowa 22ndThe University of Texas Longhorns top the list, and the rise to glory of Coach BobJR, who couldn't do shit with Missouri. The hissy fit at last seasons end worked, and Bob got his beloved Longhorns, and now is actually trying. With a 3-0 record thus far on the season, Coach Bob has 2 big wins. A 44-34 edge on in-state rival TCU, and what some believe as an upset of the Michigan Wolverines in Ann Arbor 22-14. The upcoming schedule isn't all roses for UT, with a colossal game tonight against the Baylor Bears and then meeting Oklahoma the week after. QB Tanner looks to lead the Longhorns to the BigXII Championship and beyond.Alabama and Ohio State continue to stay consistently at the top early in the season, and Kentucky is actually in the Top 5 early on. The Wildcats have gotten it done so far, but with shades of grey. Michigan dropped to 7th after the loss, but expect to see Coach JCA back in the hunt before the season ends. After suffering and upsetting loss, LSU and new Coach BK "Why go with my Hogs" have bounced back and returned to the Top 10. The Florida Gators round out the Top 10 and despite a heart breaking loss to rival Miami in their first game of the season, have climbed back with two big SEC wins against Tennessee and Auburn. The races for supremacy are just beginning to heat up, and the conference games will begin to become periodic. The true team colors will begin to emerge and it is set to be one exciting season.The Heisman race is young, but the contenders are proving they belong early.1. QB Art Carter 2. HB Mark Bracken3. WR Curtis Smith4. QB Terrance Davis5. WR Anton HarrisonDespite being in the conference minority, QB Art Carter continues to lead the way for the Chips. He has thrown for 650 yards and 6 TDs to this point in the season, averaging 325 yards per game with a 61% completion percentage. His downfall, 3 interceptions and 4 sacks. It will be interesting to see if he can continue to hang on to this thread and put up outstanding numbers. HB Mark Bracken from Alabama really is not a surprise. How often do we NOT see a Tide HB on the Heisman board? It's rare. He jumped to the #2 spot after a big game against Arkansas where he had 125 yards on 12 carries and 4 receptions for 147 yards and 2 TDs. Purely, outstanding. TCU WR Curtis Smith was the one who lost his 2nd ranking to Brakcen despite an outstanding game against SDSU. He caught 9 passes for 133 yards and 2 TDs, but it wasn't enough to convince anyone to keep him at #2. Kentucky QB Terrance Davis climbs the ladder to 4th after the win against Houston. His passing accuracy was atrocious, 9 for 21. Yikes! However, he hit the right passes that gave him 241 yards and 2 TDs. His 10 rushing attempts for 96 yards helped the cause. He continues to play every minute of the game and continues to go for broke. It is believed Brett Bielema may be giving Coach Knight some ideas. Rounding out the Top 5, WR Anton Harrison from Ohio State enters the mix after catching 3 balls for 120 yards against OU last week.These players continue to lead their programs, but these programs wouldn't be established if it wasn't for good recruiting. The recruiting battle is intense early in the season and many prospects are being fought over with extreme intensity. It is too early to tell who has the best class so far, but Ohio State, LSU, Michigan, and Texas continue to be the class of the field. The #1 Prospect, ATH Fred Greene is still undecided, but Michigan, Ohio State, and Texas look to be the favorites, in that order. The top HB in the country Jimmy Johnson is eyeing up his home state Buckeyes, but has yet to pull the trigger as Michigan and Notre Dame continue to put in their bids. LSU landed the best rated true defensive player in the country, FS Kurt Mills from Newport, AR. Reports are that new coach BK, an Arkansas native, had a little pull with Mills and got him to come to Baton Rouge. The battle for the #1 QB, Aaron Richards continues to heat up. Kentucky has taken over the top spot, and LSU and Alabama trail, but haven't given up a bit of hope as the race is extremely tight. It is believed Kentucky got the edge after Richards, a Connecticut native, has been foaming at the mouth at the amount of playing time starting QBs get in Lexington and the amount of attempts they get at scoring late in the game. Here are some of the Nations best, and where they are, or plan on going come next season.Fastest: QB (#2) CJ Gilmore from Mililani Town, HI - Michigan, OSU, UKStrongest Bench (372 LBs): QB (#13) James Stone from Cottage Grove, MN - Wisc, Minn, CalQB (#71) Roderick Bennett from Avondale, LA - TCU, Miss St, ULLStrongest Squat (385 LBs): QB (#16) Bobby Carter from Rainbow City, AL - AUB, Troy, TennBest Awareness (C+): QB (#30) JJ Swain from Huntington, VA - WVU, Terps, RU
nicely done missed reading these
Great read cimmy.
Good Job Folk!
Cimmy, way to lay it out there.
Nice work Cimmy. You do a great job with these.
Week 6 EditionAnother week of season 7 is in the books, and everything within the realm of Saturday Heroes continues to be shaken up. To recap last weeks games, we had a couple of very important user battles. Both in conference, both for a huge step towards supremacy. The Baylor Bears and coach H22 would travel to Austin to take on in-state rival the Texas Longhorns and new head coach BobJR. In the past couple of season, Baylor hadn't had the kind of opponent they faced with coach Bob at the reigns of the Longhorns. Unfortunately for Baylor, they felt the old school Longhorn beat down. The previously #1 ranked Longhorns topped Baylor 31-14 in the match up, but dropped in the polls to #2. Yes, the BCS system is even more f'd up when EA is behind what goes on. Texas QB Tanner was player of the game going 11 for 12 for 330 YDs and 3 TDs, with his only incompletion, being a completion to the wrong team. His primary target would be WR Robinson who hauled in 3 passes for 127 YDs and a TD. Baylor's answer at QB struggled mildly going 20 of 37 for 290 YDs no TDs and 2 INTs. The bright spot for Baylor was their rushing attack of HB Cameron. Despite only getting 9 carries, he had 49 yards and a TD to get player of the game honors for the Bears. The Texas defense absolutely shut down Baylor on 3rd down attempts, only allowing the Bears to convert 25% of their 3rd down attempts. The win gives Texas a leg up in the BigXII conference race against Baylor. The Alabama Crimson Tide traveled to Gainesville to take on the Gators of Florida in an SEC power house clash. The Tide would Roll. Bama came out of the Swamp on top with a 24-10 win, defensively shutting down the Gators throughout the entire 2nd half. Florida only managed a total of 148 yards of offense, -3 yards total rushing on 15 attempts. Heisman Hopeful HB Bracken had a big game for the Tide with 16 carries for 83 YDs and 2 TDs. Two Tide QBs showed off their arms in this game as both Williams and Houston saw playing time and between the two of them, only one incompletion was thrown. Combined, they went 14 of 15 for 220 YDs. Florida saw great production out of WR Reid, who hauled in 5 receptions for 98 YDs, but the Gators just couldn't do much against the Alabama defense, dropping the Gators to 2-2 and 2-1 in SEC play.As I mentioned earlier, the Longhorns fell to #2 in the polls, despite beating Baylor. Here is a look at how the polls look entering week 6.1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.
Other User Teams: UF (14th), Neb (18th), Iowa (22nd), Bay (25th)Alabama takes over the top spot this week after the win over the Florida Gators. The Gators fall from the top 10, opening the door for Penn State to re-enter the top 10 after losing to Virgina Tech in week 4. Baylor falls to the bubble spot of 25th.The Heisman race got a huge shake up this week.1. HB Mark Bracken2. WR Anton Harrison3. WR Blake Jacobs4. QB Art Carter5. HB Pat TownsendHB Bracken takes over the top spot in the Heisman hunt, and WR Anton Harrison from Ohio State jumps to second. Kentucky QB Terrance Davis falls from the list as he loses respect for his unsportsman like performances, but WR Blake Jacobs takes over the 3rd spot, jumping QB Art Carter. Jacobs had 3 receptions for 133 yards and 2 TDs versus Georgia, which apparently is enough to get you to jump completely ahead of 2 other contenders. Iowa HB Pat Townsend is another new face this week. He had 16 carries for 120 yards and 3 TDs against Northwestern.Week 6 marks the first week Recruiting class rankings come out, so let's take a look at where the Saturday Heroes stand amongst the rest of the NCAA. Currently, the top program in the country is Miami with their 7 total commitments thus far. Ohio State is 2nd overall and leads the user teams with 5 commitments. The biggest surprise on the top of the list is East Carolina with their 12 total commitments so far in the season. All 12 are 3star prospects, but that is a huge deal for the program. Michigan is 10th overall with their 3 commitments, and LSU is right behind them in 11th, depsite Coach BK addressing the media the other day, "I can't recruit." Iowa is also having a successful early season of recruiting, 12th overall. Texas an annual powerhouse in recruiting, is starting off slower than normal in 15th, but don't worry Longhorn fans, they WILL make it to the top. After that, we see a significant gap to our next user program, Baylor in 28th.Other User Programs: PSU (50th), UK (53rd), UF (55th), Bama (59th), CU (65th), Neb (111th)
Hahahah. Magic cimmy. Love how u incorporate aim chats
Once again, nice write-up!
Week 7 EditionAnother week of Saturday Heroes in the books, and the Texas Longhorns continue to rise and fall. They win, but drop down the polls again for the second straight week. The EA Pollsters really have no love for the Longhorns. This week, they drop to #3 behind Ohio State who takes over the #2 spot after beating Wisconsin 42-10. Apparently that was impressive enough to give OSU the edge over UT's 31-10 win over rival Oklahoma. EA works in mysterious ways.1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Texas isn't the only one to suffer misfortune in the polls this week, Virginia Tech fell out of 4th place to Kentucky and LSU jumped Michigan for the #7 spot.Last week, LSU was able to top Florida in SEC play 24-21, sending the Gators to an early hole of 2-2 in conference. This week, Florida gets a chance to lick their wounds, but the LSU Tigers will continue to try to make noise in the SEC. This week they face off against the defending National Champion Kentucky Wildcats in a huge top 10 clash. LSU has a slight edge in overall rating this year, but Kentucky is making good of what they have. The Wildcats are 4th in the country in points per game with 39.6, 2nd in total offense and rushing offense, and 3rd in the turnover differential. LSU however brings in the top ranked rush defense in the country, giving up only 42 rushing yards after the first 6 weeks of the season. A statistic I had to double check before I posted it. LSU also has the #4 rated turnover differential, but I believe the key to this game will the Kentucky passing game. The Wildcats are 23rd in the country behind the arm of Terrance Davis and are matching up against one of the countries worst pass defenses. LSU is ranked 118th and could be exposed in this game.Baylor and Nebraska also face off this week in the BigXII, both teams looking to go above .500 in conference as they both sit at 1-1. Despite wins over Iowa and Stanford, the dismantling by Texas Tech last week has kept Nebraska out of the top 25. Baylor on the other hand has had an up and down season. They can not consistently put together back to back winning weeks yet, and after a win last week over Missouri, the odds are stacked against them in this game. Neither team really stands out when looking at their performances, except for the Bears passing offense, which comes in at #4 in the country. They will match up against Nebraska's 81st ranked pass defense and 33rd ranked turnover differential defense. The Cornhuskers are confident they can get the job done this week, with 2 prospects visiting. QB J. Williams and FS C. Houston will be in attendance.So far in my recaps, I haven't really been able to touch the Big10, as the meat of their conference schedule really does not start until next week. When looking at the conference standings, it is no surprise to see the Ohio State Buckeyes on top. OSU is undefeated on the season and look to continue that glory through the conference. The other 3 Big10 user teams round out the top 4 with Penn State, Michigan, and Iowa trailing the Buckeyes in that order. Out of the 4 teams, they all possess different types of success. Both Ohio State and Iowa have over 200 points scored on the season, while Penn State and Michigan have held all of their opponents to under 45 points. The easiest road to the Big10 Championship belongs to Iowa as they only face Penn State in week 11 of the season. As for the Nittany Lions, they have the toughest, facing all 3 of the Big10 opponents. The Big10 race again will likely come down to The Game against Ohio State and Michigan, but who it will contribute won't be known until then.Avoiding the havoc that is the Heisman Hunt, I want to go right into SH Recruiting News. The #1 prospect in the country, ATH Fred Greene has finally announced his decision. Without surprise, he chose to bring his abilities to Ann Arbor for Coach JCA and the Michigan Wolverines. With only two real offers coming in from Michigan and Ohio State, Greene saw that as an insult being that he was the top ranked prospect in the country. He chose to stay in Michigan over rival Ohio State.The Buckeyes aren't too upset, as they land the 3rd overall prospect and #2 ATH Bryson Fisher from Clearwater, SC. Like Greene, he also had only 2 offers, again from Michigan and Ohio State. When Fisher saw Greene make his announcement, he wasted little time of informing the Ohio State program he wanted to wear scarlet. This will be a HUGE match up down the road as Michigan's Greene is projected to be a WR and OSU's Fisher will likely play FS, or at least in the defensive secondary. The Game just got a whole lot bigger.
Very nice job, Cimmy. Always fun to read...
And way too take the pressure off of the Penn State! Last year's National Championship game participant is still the team beat.
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