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Offense: The Terrapins offense is led by Sophomore Danny O'Brien. Who had a spectacular freshman year throwing for over 2000 yards and only 8 interceptions. The Terrapins also have Davin Meggett in the backfield who rushed for 720 yards and 4 touchdowns. The Maryland offensive line is very young and may not be the best in the ACC but we aren't the worst. We are going to have a balanced offensive attack due to O'Brien and Meggett we are hoping to confuse our opponents and take advantage of their weaknesses.
Defense: Is led by senior Free Safety, Kenny Tate who recorded 90 total tackles (51 Solo and 39 AST) and only 3 interceptions. Without Kenny the Maryland defense would be horrid. The Terrapins defense are very young and still don't know everything so we are expecting to give up some amount of points due to the lack of talent on the defensive end. In a few years the Terrapins will be able to compete with the big ACC names (Miami, Florida State, UNC and Virginia Tech) Until then all we can say is practice makes perfect.
#17 Virginia Tech Hokies
Offense: The offense will be turning over the keys to RS Soph Logan Thomas after the graduation of record breaking QB Tyrod Taylor, Thomas has little in-game experience but has been impressive in spring practice and in the fall, so look for him to make some noise behind a veteran offensive line. The departure of RBs Ryan Williams and Darren Evans has opened the door for David Wilson to show off his abilities, Wilson is a speedy runner, but also has to ability to get between the tackles and punish defenders. Backing him up will be Tony Gregory, who has shown promise in limited action, expect FB Josh Ogelsby to climb up the RB depth chart as well. Helping Thomas in the passing game is the return of the Hokies top 3 WRs from last year: Jarret Boykin, Danny Coale, and Dyrell Roberts, as well as Marcus Davis. Soph Eric Martin will take over the starting TE spot from Andre Smith, who graduated.
Defense: The defense will be led by star CB Jayron Hosley, who looks to add on to his incredible sophomore season. Kyle Fuller will also look to continue the success that made him the #2 CB last year as a true fresh. Eddie Whitley and James Hooper will fill out the secondary, with Whitley being the veteran commander of the group and Hopper starting for the first time in his career. Bruce Taylor, Barquell Rivers, and Jeron Gouvea-Winslow will be the LB core, Rivers coming off an injury last season but regaining the starting job when Lyndell Gibson was kicked off the team. And inexperienced D-line will be the question mark for the Hokies, if they can step up the Defense is poised to return to it's former glory under Bud Foster.
2011 Season Preview
The Irish will be lead by Senior QB Dayne Crist. Crist, who was highly touted out of high school, has failed to make a real impact at the collegiate level. After losing almost all of last season to a knee injury, Crist is bound and determine to silence critics and make a statement to NFL player personnel.
The signal caller will have a number of weapons at his disposal, including All American Sr. WR Michael Floyd. Floyd is a big bodied, athletic, downfield threat that is capable of a big play at any moment. In the slot will be Theo Riddick (whose name is apparently too obscene for EA's liking). A veteran offensive line will clear the way for Jr. HB Cierre Wood. Wood, much like Crist, was highly recruited out of high school. And, much like many Golden Domers, has failed to live up to the hype.
One player that has not failed to live up to the hype is MLB Manti Te'O. Te'O has been a beast thus far in South Bend, delivering punishing hits and flying all over the field. Robert Blanton, Zeke Motta, and Harrison Smith anchor a veteran secondary, which should be solid. Kapron Lewis-Moore will lead an above average defensive line. Freshman DEs Stephen Tuitt and Ishaq Williams may play a big role in pass rushing situations.
Coach Kelly did a very solid job selling Notre Dame to recruits last year, bringing in a very strong and deep class. There are some very serious areas of need, however, and they will really test Kelly as a recruiter this year. The two biggest glaring areas of need are the offensive line and secondary. The Irish brought in some very talented defensive lineman last year, and will now look to solidify that defense with a strong secondary class. Look for Kelly to be very aggressive adding speed and athleticism in the secondary, as defense is his primary concern.
Offense:Young QB Taylor Maritnez returns to lead the huskers offense for a second season.After providing many dazling and amazing plays last year T-Mart looks to do the same this season.After rushing for almost 1000 yards last season Martinez is looking to build off that success.RB Rex Burkhead looks to provide key runs to get the tough yards for this Nebraska offense.True freshman RB Aaron Green comes in hoping to get some meaningful snaps.Do not be surprised if he ends up being the starting tailback by seasons end.The receivers are going to be a sure handed group just no real playmaker.
Defense:It all starts up front with the black shirts lead by DT Jared Crick. Crick is a monster who looksto hurt opposing offenses on every snap. Look for teams to double and triple team this beast.Starting MLB Lavonte David returns to be the vocal leader of the defense. The AA candidatewill lead Nebraska in tackles and provide many big plays to help win games.The secondary is the weakness of the defense but still has enough talent to help thisNebraska team reach the inaugural BIG championship game.
Outlook:Best-Case Scenario: The offense picks up right where it left off in the first half of the 2010 season,with Martinez a proficient run-first QB and a capable passer. The offense plugs its newpieces into the receiving corps and offensive line, while the Blackshirt defense doesn't skip a beat.
Worst-Case Scenario: Martinez and Beck have problems getting on the same pagewith the offense, while the O-Line is hampered by its inexperience. The defense is stilla solid unit, but gets run down by the physical offenses in the Big Ten.
Potential birth in the Big championship game.
Team: Michigan State
Offense: With a three headed monster such as Baker, Bell, and Caper we will probably stick to the ground game mostly but don't let Kirk Cousins and his arsenal of WR's fool you. It has been a while since we have had a standout receiver but Cunningham and Martin make a dangerous duo. This season we need to limit the amount of mistakes Cousins makes while he under pressure and get some push from the offensive line. Losing Charlie Gantt at TE left us without a big man but Linthicum and Sims have a chance to prove their worth.
Defense: Losing Greg Jones was probably the biggest blow to this team but Max Bullough and Chris Norman more than make up for it, they can both wreak as much havoc together as Jones could on his own. Then we have the D Line with Gholston and Worthy, they can both tear down an Offensive Line and create large amounts of pressure. My only concern with this defense is the secondary, even though they have skill, MSU's secondary has always been their Achilles Heel. The OLB's are making me a little wary as well but in the end I think they have good potential.
Recruiting: Not many of the positions need filling but I am going to recruit for a couple years down the road, mostly defense with a few offensive positions here or there.
Outlook: With a share of the Big Ten title, it is only natural that we look to repeat as Champs to give this school some real respect. Alot of people have some respect for MSU after last season but some still have some speculation. It is my personal goal to erase that speculation this season by winning the B1G Championship again and earning at least a berth in the Rose Bowl. Doing so means we will probably have to finish no less than 10-2 on the season and perfect Legends record. GO GREEN!!
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