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  1. HotRod

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    [​IMG]2013 Stanford Cardinals
    The 2013 season for the Stanford Cardinals begin with a lofty #3 ranking in the country and the burden of high expectations on securing the championship of the PAC 12. The Pac 12 is very strong this year, with teams such as Washington, UCLA, Arizona, Cal, and Arizona State controlled by experienced coaches hellbent on taking down the Cards from their perch.​
    While the strength of the Cards is their defense, the offense is capable of grinding out the opponents and winning a battle of field position and time possession. A lot of that burden will be on RS So QB Kevin Hogan, who won 5 tough games at the end of the 2012 season.​
    Quarterbacks:
    Kevin Hogan will go into this season as the starter for the Cards. He has an 86 OVR rating, with 88 TH power and 87 TH ACC. He also has 76 speed, which allows him to escape pressure and run the read option if needed. RS JR Evan Crower (81 OVR) will be the primary backup and fighting him for the number 2 spot will be RS FR Dallas Lloyd (80 OVR). True Freshman Ryan Burns (75 OVR) will be redshirted this season.​
    Running Backs:
    Many RBs will be used during the season, but the full workload will go on SR Anthony Wilkerson, a power back that just keeps on driving his legs to gain yards. Rated 87 OVR, he boasts 87 speed, 91 ACC, and 73 strength. Injuries has been a problem in the past. RS SR Ty Gaffney returns after a 1 year absense playing baseball to back up Wilkerson. Rated an overall 83, he is another clone of Wilkerson with slightly less strength. RS JR Ricky Seale and RS SO Remound Wright are extra backs but the most exciting back in the stable is RS FR Barry Sanders JR. Sanders is 79 OVR with 91 speed and 96 ACC. He will be used on 3rd down and KR and PR. RS SR Ryan Hewitt (83) is the FB.​
    Wide Receivers:
    The wide receivers are a solid group of possesion receivers, led by JR Ty Mongomery (85) and RS SO Devin Cajuste (82). RS SO Kelsey Young adds some speed to the slot but is way smaller than the other wrs at 5'10". Getting a high rated WR is a must in recruiting this season.​
    Tight Ends:
    Even after losing 2 TEs last season to the NFL, the Cards are loaded. RS FR Luke Kamutule (81) is a 6'7" monster who has 78 speed and 84 catching. RS JR Dave Dudchock (gotta luv that name) is the 2nd TE in 2 TE sets.​
    Offensive Line:
    The strength of the offense: Period. 2 deep depth chart:​
    LT: Andrus Peat : RS FR 86 OVR -----------Cole Underwood: RS JR 82 OVR​
    LG: David Yankey : RS JR 94 OVR ----------Josh Garnett : RS FR 83 OVR​
    C : Kevin Wilkes : RS SR 85 OVR ----------Tom Oser : FR 66 OVR​
    RG: Kevin Dansler : RS SR 88 OVR-----------John Caspers : RS FR 81 OVR​
    RT: Cam Fleming : RS JR 95 OVR------------Nick Davidson : RS FR 79 OVR​
    I am in need of a better C for next year but may move and extra OG over. I also redshirted SO Kyle Murphy (81) and FR Dave Bright (73)​
    Specialists:
    The PK is RS JR Jordan Williamson, who is rated 89 overall with 86 KP and 92 KACC. The P is RS JR Ben Rhyne, who is an 80 OVR with 84 KP and 78 KACC. The return teams will be led by Barry Sanders Jr and WR Kelsey Young.

    Defense:
    The Cards have been designed for the 3-4 defense but the new DC is more accustomed to the 4-3 scheme so a hybrid defense may be used. In other words, the scheme has not been settled yet.

    Defensive Line:
    The DL is very solid and deep. In the 3-4 set, LE will be manned by RS JR Henry Anderson, who is rated 88 OVR. RS SR Joe Mauro will rotate with the other DEs and backup Anderson. He is an 87 OVR. The NT will be RS JR David Parry, who is rated 86. His backup, or UT in a 4-3 will be RS FR Ikenna Nwafor, who is rated 81. RE will be manned by RS SR Ben Gardner, who is rated 88 OVR. I have also redshirted 2 players: SO DE Aziz Shittu (I shittu not) (78) and FR DE Austin Hooper (75).

    Linebackers:
    The LBs are the strength of the defense, led by AA candidate RS SR Shayne Skov. SS is rated 92 OVR. His running mate in the inside will be RS JR AJ Tarpley, who carries a 89 rating as well. The OLBs are led by ROLB Trent Murphy, rated as 84 and uses his 6'6" frame to snatch QB's down. The LOLB is JR James Vaughters, who is an 82. The main backup is SR Blake Lueders who is an 81. I have redshirted 4 LBs this class: FR OLB Mike Tyler, SO ILB Blake Martinez, FR ILB Kevin Palma, and FR ILB Peter Kalambayi.

    Secondary:
    The secondary is led by their S's. RS JR Ed Reynolds (90) is the starting FS and is an AA candidate. He is backed up by SR Devin Carrington. SS is JR Jordan Richards who is rated 84 OVR. He is backed up by SO Zach Hoffpauir (77). The CBs are solid, with SO Alex Carter (85) and RS SR Usua Amanam (85) leading the way. Amanam may also see some KR duty as well. Their backups are RS SO Wayne Lyons (81) and RS SO Ronnie Harris (77).

    Outlook: With the strength of their schedule, I predict the Cards will go 10-2 and look to be in the hunt for a BCS bid early in the year.
     
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  5. Twister18

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    How do I put in an image using photobucket Rod?
     
  6. Black Republican

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    Click the picture icon from above... Has a little tree in it, next to the film strip. Ensure you use the direct link URL from photobucket.
     
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  7. Twister18

    Twister18 I aint got time to bleed!

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    I had it down pat but they switched up photobucket on me.
     
  8. Twister18

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    TY very much!!
     
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    NORTHWESTERN WILDCATS
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    OFFENSE :
    Led by senior QB Kain Colter, the jack-of-all trades QB is the crucial piece to the Wildcats offense and success. Last year Colter ripped off 996 yards rushing with 12 TDs. To go with his 129 QBR and 900 yards through the air, 8 TDs. Colter will play more of the dual threat QB this year rather than a gimmick threat subbed in for key situations. ​
    Kain will look for help from fellow senior, RB Venric Mark, Big Ten pre-season all american. The elusive back can out run the competition, catch out of the back field and run between the tackles.​
    The offensive line is young but solid. They will struggle against tough experienced fronts but the bumps they take now will pay off in a year or two. ​
    The recieving corp is big, athletic group. Headed by the two juniors Kyle Prater 6'5" and Christian Jones 6'3" .. These guys beat press, catch the ball in traffic and make some tough catches over small D Backs. Sophomore Pierre Youngbloodary will get some work in the slot and return game with his 6'3" frame and solid speed. We hope we can bring him along very nicely come his senior season.​
    DEFENSE :
    The D is lead by All American SS Ibraheim Campbell, he can be found where ever the ball is! Switching to the 4-2-5, his tackling skill set is very important as his presence near the line of scrimmage should deter scrambling QBs.​
    He's anchored by a group junior LBs ... Chi Chi Ariguzo and Collin Ellis will start, with the redshirt freshman seeing time in passing situations, get him some action to bring him along quickly in his career. (Ifeadi Odenigbo)​
    The secondary is very young and will be on a steep learning curve, but they will be ok. The valuable seat time will pay off again in a year or two just as the offense line.​
    As a whole the Wilidcats will lose some very key components of their team with suspect depth replacing the playmakers. A solid recruiting class is a must for first year coach Jowers. With this program on the rise, rebuilding is not an option, we will look to reload and bring down to powers in the B1G conference!​
     
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  10. JSimms

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    2013 Michigan State SPARTANS - Team Preview
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    Offense:

    QB - The Spartans have a stable of solid QB's, so the leash is short on Senior QB Andrew Maxwell. He's a pocket passer with decent accuracy, which should bode MSU well as Coach Simmons plans to run a true pro-style (West Coast) offense.

    Backfield - After watching him during training camp this year, Simmons is convinced that JR HB Nick Hill will be a Heisman candidate this season. 97 ACC, 90 ELU, 92 SPM, 88 JKM - this kid can do it all, and will be the team's #2 kick and punt returner as well. Fellow JR Jeremy Langford will see his share of carries as well, as the Spartans plan to pound the rock early and often this season. Freshman HB Riley Bullough won the starting FB job.

    O-Line - The line is made up of 3 seniors, and 2 juniors - all rated low-to-mid 80's. It's led by RT Fou Fonoti - 6'4" 296 lb - 88 PBK, 86 RBK, 85 IBL, 94 AWR, 91 STR.

    WR - The Spartans will be looking for ways to get it to their JR WR Tony Lippett, and he'll be slated as their primary kick and punt returner. The Spartans are deep (and relatively young) at wide receiver, but besides Lippett there aren't many game-changers.

    TE - Coach Simmons loves what he has at the TE position - a Jr and a So, both rated 83 OVR and both 6'5" 250 and 255 lbs, respectively. There's a good chance that MSU opponents will be seeing a lot of 2 TE sets this year.

    Defense:

    D Line - The Spartans are stacked on the defensive side of the ball, and it starts up front. LE Marcus Rush is a 92 OVR, with 83 SPD, 89 ACC, 83 PMV, 85 FMV, 82 BSH, & 88 PRC. RE Calhoun will be starting as a sophomore. If there is a weakness on this side of the ball for the Sparty, it's in the middle - DT's Kittredge & Hoover will be starting in the base 4-3 defense, but they may get pushed around against some of the B1G teams with bigger interior offensive linemen.

    LB - MSU is stacked at linebacker, and Coach Simmons is excited to have Jones (85 OVR), Bullough (91 OVR), & Allen (95 OVR) flying around the field this year.

    Def Backfield - A deep backfield on the defensive side of the ball is lead by shutdown cornerback Darqueze Dennard (96 ZCV, 93 MCV, 92 PRC, 91 PUR). The team is deep at safety as well, and many expect SS Isaiah Lewis to lead the team in tackles this year.

    Special Teams - Both the Kicker and Punter are seniors, and both have kick power in the mid-90's.

    2013 Expectations:

    Despite hiring a new coach with little college coaching experience, this team comes into 2013 with extremely high expectations. If the team doesn't finish at least 10-2 this season, it will be looked back upon as a failure. They have one of the most talented defenses in the league, which should allow the offense time to learn Simmons' new style of play on that side of the ball. Recruiting is the wild card here; without a strong season from the Spartans this year, can Simmons recruit the talent to replace the juniors and seniors that will be leaving after this year??
     
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  11. The Parrothead

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    2013 California Golden Bears Season Preview
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    The 2013 season looks to be one of gaining experience. The Bears are a very young team, and it begins with their named starting QB for the season, Freshman Zack Klein. The expectations are low because of the youth, but also because the team finished a dismal 3-9 last year (including 2-7 in conference play).

    The offense looks to be led as far as Klein can take them, but will also rely heavily on Sophomore HB Brendan Bigelow. Freshman WR Bryce Treggs will look to contibute to the receiving game. It's definitely going to be a struggle at first, but the youth on this squad should help in the future.

    On defense, sophomore LB Nick Forbes and (RS) freshman LB Hardy Nickerson (the name should already scare you!) will lead the charge. Again, the youth is going to be a blessing and a curse.

    The Bears have 9 seniors they will need to replace, and the only position requiring replacement is at FB (Cal needs 2). Cal opens the season at Nevada, and will end this one with the traditional "Big Game" against Stanford. Please be sure to have the band off of the field for this one!
     
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  12. Blaza

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    UCLA BRUINS 2013 Preview

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    OFFENSE :
    The Bruins of UCLA enter the 2013 season with lofty expectations after a 9-5 season and a Pac-12 Championship appearance. (RS) SO QB Brett Hundley (88 OVR) exploded onto the scene with a sizzling freshman campaign in which he threw for 4,100 yards with 30 TDs and 12 INTs. Hundley added another dimension to the attack as evidenced by the 450 yards rushing and 12 TDs he contributed on the ground.​
    Hundley lost UCLAs all time leading rusher, Jonathan Franklin to the NFL, but will be aided by , JR RB Malcom Jones (83 OVR) and (RS) JR RB Jordan James (80 OVR). After temporarily losing his place to James in Spring Practice, Jones turned it up a notch and will open the season as UCLA's starter. Jones is a complete back who will use is 220 lbs to lean on defenses, while James' 94 SPD will serve the team as a change of pace and on 3rd down situations.​
    The offensive line is deep and young. The Bruins brought in a top OL class in 2012, and have the luxury of redshirting several young players to step in down the line. The line has no seniors in the ranks, and will be led this season by JR LT Xavier Su'la Filo (90 OVR).
    Out wide, Hundley is flanked by several speedy, smaller WRs. The group is headlined by (RS) SR WR Shaq Evans (90 OVR). Evans is a protypical Z receiver, using his 6'1 201 lbs frame and excellent route running ability to create separation from his defender. Look for Evans to lead a group of talented targets, and don't be suprised to see FR H-Back Thomas Duarte (74 OVR) work his way into the fold. Duarte is raw, but is a skilled, big target who spent his HS days out wide as a receiver.​
    DEFENSE :
    The UCLA 3-4 Defense is stout, and features one of the best past rushers in college fooball in SR OLB Anthony Barr (91 OVR). After spending his first 2 years in Westwood as a RB, Barr exploded in his first year on defense with 13.5 sacks and 21.5 tackles for loss. Barr is the defensive captain, and is flanked by a nice crew of LBs, including (RS JR) MLB Eric Kendricks (83 OVR). Kendricks led the Pac-12 in tackles last season with an impressive 130.​
    The defensive backfield took a bit of a hit when SO FS Tevin McDonald (87 OVR) was kicked off the team after a third positive drug test. Although the UCLA coaching staff didn't care much, UCLA compliance had no choice but to send the talented DB packing. Fortunately, (RS JR) SS Dietrich Riley (81 OVR) has stepped up to the challenge and had an excellent start to the season, averaging 9 tackles a game. Riley is a sure tackler, and a hard hitter to boot.​
    OVERLOOK:
    As previously stated, UCLA fans are looking for them to build on a solid 2012, and although the team is young, the coaching staff is looking for success on the field this year. The Bruins will look to spread the ball around and look for explosive plays on offense, while using their athleticism on D to make offenses uncomforatable. In a tough Pac-12 featuring a slew of experienced coaches, the Bruins will have their work cut out for them.​
     
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  13. MaxATX34

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    (RS)Senior QB Keith Price

    Washington is ready to take the next step, and they hired HC Max Power to lead the way. He brings with him a Spread Option attack that would make Oregon jealous, and a stingy throwback 4-3 defense. The pieces are in place for the Huskies to make a run this year and fans can feel the buzz around campus.

    Offense:

    Seniors and Juniors all over the place. If (RS)Freshman QB Cyler Miles plays like he is capable of, the offense could be even better next year when all these Juniors become Seniors.

    Defense:

    Very similar to the offensive side of the ball in terms of upper-class talent. Coach Max wants a defense that can stop the run and get pressure on QBs working out of the shotgun.

    Outlook:

    U-Dub has the team to win in any conference, but the PAC-12 is no joke. Max Power wants his team to compete for the Division title, and make it to the CCG but they could still be a year away.
     
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  14. BRUCE80

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    The 2013-14 Nebraska Cornhuskers will only go as far on O as talented duel threat QB Taylor Martinez can take them. He can throw it (at least in NCAA 14) and he can run with the best of them.
    He has a talented but decidedly upper class Oline led by Senior C Cole Pensick and Senior RG Spencer Long.
    The skill spots are led by Junior RB Ameer Abdullah and Junior WR Kenny Bell a talented route runner with solid hands and a good frame. The Huskers will play all of the WRs and at least 3 RBs this season.
    The attack will be balanced but will be based firmly around Martinez and what he can do well.
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    The Defense is led by a good mix of upperclassmen and talented Sophomores and a few Freshman.
    The Dline is led by talented LDE Jason Ankrah for his size 265 he is a decent player vs the run and pass. Senior DT Thad Randle leads by example in the middle and his toughness will teach the younger DTs how to play for the Blackshirts.
    Soph OLB David Santos is a tackling machine and he runs to the ball in the trademark of HC RRR..
    Ciante Evans leads the CBs and is expected to have a nice Senior year and go in the middle rounds of the NFL draft next Spring.
    Harvey Jackson is a Junior SS known for his hard hitting aggressive style. He is a no nonsense player and will hold the other young Husker secondary players to his high standards.
    The Huskers would like to compete this season and make a bowl game if possible. The Road is a long challenging one leading off with Miami and then Oklahoma State. 8-9 wins would be a good start to the dynasty.
     
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