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2013 Florida State SeminolesThe start of the 2013 season brings great promise to Seminole land regardless of the loss of their QB EJ Manuel to the NFL and WR Marvin Bracy to track and field. The Sems will be placing the reigns of the offense in the hands of RS FR QB Jamie Winston and the HB combo of James Wilder Jr and Devontae Freeman. The defense will be solid again with SO DE Mario Edwards and CB Lemarcus Joyner. So let the games begin!!Quarterbacks:Winston is the starter, due to the graduation of Manuel and the transfer of Rick Trickett, but its not for a lack of talent, but experience. Blessed with 85 speed, 91 THP and 85 THA, he is just starting to scratch his potential.Running Backs:
Wilder and Freeman will share in the workload of grinding out an offense geared to take the pressure off a young QB. Pender will see alot of touches on 3rd downs and in the return game. Chad Abrams will be the FB.
The WR's will be an experienced group, led by the trio of Rashad Greene, Kenny Shaw, and Christain Green. Adding some major size will be Kelvin Benjamin and Willie Haulstead. The TEs will be one of the coaches favorite players Nick "Big Pimpin" O'Leary, who has some of the best hands in the game.
The Oline will be shifted a bit around after the spring game. The starting LT will be Cam Erving. The starting RT will actually be OC Austin Barron, who was destined to be redshirted but recovered from offseason knee injury. The starting LG will Jacob Fahrenkrug and the RG will be AA candidate Tre Jackson. The starting C will be Bryan Stork.
Possibly the weakest spot on the team. Both have good accuracy but their power is much to be left desired. The return teams will be led by HB Mario Pender and CB Ron Darby.
The DL will be very deep and very strong up the middle. The DE spots will be switched and Mario Edwards will be playing LE and Greg Newberry will play RE. Edwards is one of the bright young stars of the game. The DTs will be led by JR Tim Jernigan and RS SR Demonte McAllister but will be rotated with RS SR Jacobbi McDaniel and stud DT SO Eddie Goldman.
The LBers will be very strong and young on the Outside with AA Chris Jones patroling the LOLB and a trio of youngsters vying for the ROLB job, led by true FR Matt Thomas and RS SO Terrance Smith. The MLB, thoroughly underrated, will be SR Telvin Smith.
The Secondary is the strength of the FSU defense. AA LaMarcus Joyner moves to CB this season opposite blazing CB Ron Darby on the RCB island. The FS will be Terrence Brooks and SS will be Adrian Wilson clone Karlos Williams. Lots of depth and athletic players abound in the deep patrol, making injuries a minor worry.
There will be no predictions due to the abundance of tough coaches in these league. Suffice it to say though, the coaching staff will get their players up and prepared to play each week and to enjoy a great 2013 season!
There’s a feeling that Northwestern football is on the verge of taking an even bigger step forward in the near future. For a program that was desperate for a bowl win, coming up with a 14-point win over Mississippi State was huge. With state-of-the-art facilities being put together and a senior QB coming back, bigger things are expected.
Coach Fitz is gone. It was hard for all involved. He grew the program to heights not even he could think of. But his heart is in a good place. With the coach voluntarily stepping down to run the circus, there was a sharp sense of.....what.....the.......fuck!
Not to be outdone though, Jim Phillips was in one up mode. He went to his favorite gentlemen's club, and offers the head coaching position of a bowl winning Big 10 football team to his favorite janitor.
When asked about his odd decision, Phillips said,
To make things even more strange, when new HC Ike Jerome refused any questions, deciding instead to only make a statement. His statement was
Well, I guess it's fair to say things just got interesting, or even more fair to say, shit just got real.
Head Coach The Bigg Dawgg is coming back to Trif3cta and this year he is at his alma matter The University of Louisville! He finds himself with a bevy of young talent at his disposal. This starts with none other than Jr. Quarterback and Heisman frontrunner Teddy Bridgewater. He has been at the head of this offense for the past two seasons but finally had his breakout year that was capped off by a dismantling of the Florida Gators in the 2013 Allstate Sugar Bowl. That game propelled him into the national spotlight and is projected as the second best player in the nation only behind South Carolinas Clowney. He will have to have a huge season for the Cards for them to have success. The step up in competition from The Big East will be very apparent we will have to see how they adjust. Teddy will have to have another big year if he hopes to guide his cards to the top As far as the defense goes, it will be lead by a Sr MLB in Preston Brown. His performace in last years Sugar Bowl opened a lot of eyes in terms of how much raw potential he has. His speed coupled with power will be big in locking down the opposing run game. The defense is full of young players and will probably have some growing pains but with a couple of Sr leaders to show the way they will have good people to learn from.Preston Brown will have to cement that middle and play sideline to sideline
South Carolina Gamecocks 2013 SC comes into 2013 with high expectations after an 11-2 campaign with a victory in the Outback Bowl over Michigan. New head coach Nick Burr enters his first season at the helm and has stated his long term goal is to build a consistently winning program who can compete for SEC titles and National Championships year in and year out. "Spurrier did a good job getting this programs feet on the ground. Now it's my job to continue to build and take us to new heights." From coach Burr at SEC media days. Offensively it starts at quarterback. Sr Connor Shaw and Jr Dylan Thompson will each compete for playing time although coach Burr has stated Thompson will get the nod. With the loss of Marcus Lattimore, SC will utilize their depth at running back with a combination of Brandon Wilds, Shonn Carson and Kendrick Salley all looking for carries. Don't be surprised if it's a rotating door back there. Coach Burr is hoping one steps up and outperforms the others to earn the bulk of the carries. The pass catchers return a solid core with Shaq Roland, Bruce Ellington, Damiere Byrd and Nick Jones. Speed, speed and more speed here. Not a ton of size here but you can't let these guys behind you. with an average speed of 92 among those 4, SC will look to get the ball in open field as much as possible. You can't forget about Rory Anderson at TE although it can be easy to. Don't let him fool you. He has good hands and good route running capabilities for a guy who isn't going to light the highlight reel. An underrated weapon for the SC offense. Up front, SC will roll out a good offensive line. With size, strength and ability the hoggies should be a pretty reliable group. Brandon Shell (LT, 89 ovr) and AJ Cann (LG, 86 ovr) make up an impressive left side with Freshman Cody Waldrop at center (81 ovr). Ronald Patrick (RG, 89 ovr) and Corey Robinson (Jr, 83 ovr) make up the right side. Defensively the front seven is probably the strength of the team. Why? I'll tell you, number 1 there pretty young. Number 2, they have good size and talent. Number 3 they have Jadeveon Clowney. Quarterbacks beware, the SC front seven should cause havoc and make life difficult for opposing quarterbacks. Clowney is a monster, and projected top pick in the draft. A true great who commands a double team immediately. Clowney draws all the attention for good reason but SC has other guys you should be worried about which makes this unit scary as hell. Chaz Sutton lines up at the other end spot who is good enough to command help himself. Clowney and Sutton make up one of the best D end duos in the nation. Kelcy Quarles and Jt Surrat will play inside at defensive tackle. Quarles is more of a pass rusher at the tackle position while Surrat provides the muscle and is great against the run. Linebackers are extremely young and have good talent. A very promising group going forward. Sharrod Golightly, TJ Holloman, and Kaiwan Lewis play off the front four and will have an opportunity to mature very quickly. The secondary is the weakest spot on defense. Victor Hampton and Jimmy Legree at corner with TJ Gurley and Brison Williams at safety. They have good speed and good instincts. Hampton is reliable but the others will need to know there roles and execute. It's a group with potential but with the vast array of talent at receiver in the SEC, they won't have time to get adjusted. They will need to grow up and fast. I don't think there is any reason to think SC can't compete for an SEC title. This is a talented and young team which also bodes well for the future. Coach Burr and the Gamecocks know the gauntlet that is the SEC but one thing is for sure, win or lose you will never forget the night you played the Gamecocks.
2013 Arkansas Razorbacks The Razorbacks are coming into the 2013 season with a lot of questions. After having a lot of success in the 2010 and 2011 seasons they looked for even bigger things in 2012. Then their head coach found himself in a road side ditch. With John "Smile!" L Smith as their coach for the 2012 season everything fell apart. They finished the season with only 4 wins after beginning the season ranked in the top ten. They searched for a coach in the off season that they hope will lead them back to the 2010 and 2011 form and as far away from last year as possible. This is were new coach Charles Henderson steps in. It's not the easiest situation but, there is hope. The Razorbacks are not with out talent and he plans to get the good times rolling yet again.
The offense will be lead by RS Soph Brandon Allen. He stepped into some very difficult situations last year and had his struggles. He plans on stepping up big time this year. He won't be asked to win but, he will be asked to not lose the game. The offense will be lead by the OL and RB's. Coach Henderson plans on running the ball and controlling the clock. Look for RB's Jonathan Williams, Top Recruit Alex Collins, and power back Kody Walker to be the focus of the offense.
The defense looks to make big improvements over last season. They did get better at the end of the year but, the 2012 defense was pretty terrible. DE's Trey Flowers and Chris Smith look to build on very solid years that they had last year. The secondary is the key. They have young talent but, can they hold up? Most don't expect much from this team. The ones who believe are the coaches and players. They believe they can win some they shouldn't and surprise people this year. When Coach Henderson was asked how he felt about the media at SEC Media days picking them last in the West he said, "The lower the better"
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As the 2013 football season approaches, Ohio State fans everywhere are getting excited for what could be a historic year for the Buckeyes.
Quarterback: Braxton Miller finished fifth in the Heisman Trophy voting after directing the nation's No. 10 rushing offense and top-scoring offense in the Big Ten a year ago.The biggest concern with Miller is his durability, which was tested last season numerous times but backup Kenny Guiton proved more than capable of coming in and being solid when needed.
Running Backs:Jordan Hall is back for one more year as he hopes to add even more depth to a strong group of running backs led by Carlos Hyde, who fell just short of 1,000 yards in 10 games but scored 16 touchdowns.
Hyde and Hall are quite a diverse combo of backs which will get most of the carries.Backups Rod Smith and Bri'Onte Dunn will get some chances as well if injuries become an issue.Freshman Dontre Wilson could be an X-factor on offense with his game-breaking speed and vision, something that the rest of the running backs don't have.
Wide Outs: Depth is a concern as Evan Spencer and Michael Thomas will need to step forward as the third and fourth receivers in the offense. Either one or both will need to provide some help to take pressure off of Brown and Smith.Freshmen Jalin Marshall, Corey Smith and James Clark all have big-play ability and could find their way onto the field very soon.
Tight Ends:Ohio State is full of a young group of tight ends, led by Jeff Heuerman and Nick Vannett, and each made some decent plays a season ago.
O-Line:One year after being considered a huge weakness of the Buckeyes, the front five has become a strength and could be one of the better lines in the country.Four starters return to the line—Jack Mewhort, Andrew Norwell, Corey Linsley and Marcus Hall. These four seniors all bring a good amount of talent to the table and have good chemistry.
D-Line:OSU signed six freshmen on the defensive line, led by defensive end Joey Bosa and defensive tackle Billy Price.The potential depth at the position is tremendous, and it should play out very well on the practice field.
Linebackers:Shazier is the only returning starter on the front seven, with Curtis Grant, Josh Perry and Camren Williams fighting it out for the other two starting spots in the base 4-3.OSU may use more nickel or dime packages, but the defense has to find two capable linebackers to give Shazier support. Two of those three youngsters or freshmen Trey Johnson, Mike Mitchell and Chris Worley will have to fill that void.
Dbs:Bradley Roby may be the best draft-eligible cornerback in the country and is the true definition of a shutdown corner with his athleticism and ball skills.The battle to start opposite will be intriguing as well, with junior Doran Grant likely being the favorite to win that job. Whoever earns that job will be tested heavily because most teams will try to avoid throwing near Roby.OSU returns both starting safeties from last year in C.J. Barnett and Christian Bryant. The duo was up and down through most of last season but seemed to even up by the end of the season.Freshman Vonn Bell is going to provide instant depth and competition for playing time at the safety spot.Bell is one of many freshmen who should inject some depth into the secondary.
After a dissapointing 2012 campaign teh Hokies have brought in a new Head Coach and Offensive Coordinator. Coach Lacy is looking to get back to the basics with a pro style offense and taking advantage of QB Logan Thomas's raw abilities. Scot Loehler was brought in as new OC to implement the new offense and his task is to get the most out of Logan Thomas his senior year. The defense is once again projected to be one of the best in the nation. Here is a breakdown of the current roster.
QB- Its all about Logan Thomas as he decided to stay for his senior season and prove to everyone his value and that teh Hokies ARE a legitiment BCS contender. Thomas is rated 92ovr with a big arm 92tp and rushing ratings to be a threat on teh ground
RB/FB- SO JC Coleman has emerged as teh starter and provides teh Hokeis with a homerun threat. There is plenty of young depth at the position, so expect the carries to be spread out as Coleman doesn't project as an everydown back. Riley Beiro will lead the way at FB
WR/TE- Outside of DJ Coles teh WR corp is young and experianced. There will be plenty of competition at th 3-5 spots on the depth chart. Expect to see alot of TE sets in teh new offense and Ryan Malleck could breakout as a favorite target for Thomas.
OL- The line is made up of 3 new starters, and could be the make or break of the offense. If the Hokies struggle in the trenches the new offensive attack doesn't matter
DL- Maybe the best front 4 with depth in the nation with all 4 starters rated 90+ and 3 backups in the 80's. SR DE James Gayle could be holding up some hardware at teh end of the year
LB- Anchored by SR MLB Jack Tyler this group should flourish if teh front 4 can provide pressure without a blitz
DB- all 4 starters return and possibly the best CB duo in the nation with Antone Exum and Kyle Fuller
ST- Both K and P return, expect to see Coleman and Demitri Knowles involved in teh return game
Outlook- The Hokies compete for the ACC title every year and this year should be no different. If the offense can click and the defense lives up to expectations people my be talking about that little town of Blacksburg by the end of the year.
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