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2011 Texas A&M Aggies Preview
With veteran leaders at the skill positions and a young talented offensive line, the Aggies are poised to make a run for the conference title this year behind their offense alone. At quarterback, 91 OVR senior Ryan Tannehill is one of the best dual-threat QBs in the country. With 82 SPD and 87 ACC, that alone would make him a threat, but his 86 THP and 88 THAC move him into the upper echelon of running quarterbacks. At running back, the Aggies boast quite the dual threat with senior Cyrus Gray and junior Christine Michael (89 and 88 OVR respectively) sharing the rock this season. But the best player on the team may in fact be senior wideout Jeff Fuller, who runs some of the best routes in the country and has solid hands to go on his 6'4" 220lb frame. The tight end position is stocked with juniors and sophomores, and the offensive line has only 1 senior starting, 88 OVR Danny Baker. Look for the Aggies to share the wealth this year and put up loads of points.
The defense as a whole is very senior-laden, but their is plenty of depth even though the talent isn't nearly what the offense has. Standouts include MLB Garrick Williams and CB Coryell Judie, but both are seniors. The front 7 is the weak spot, especially the front 3 with only 1 player over an 80 OVR. Look for the Aggies to try and force you to pass and their solid secondary and try and shut the run down by loading the box, as they might have trouble stopping elite runners this season. But with the 3-4 scheme they might be able to work around their shortcomings with fast linebackers and safeties.
10-2, 2nd in Big 12
2011 Cincinnati Bearcats Preview
The strength of this Cincinnati squad clearly resides on the offensive side of the ball with it's experienced skill players. Leading the team will be Senior 88 OVR Zach Collaros at quarterback. The 6-foot, 216-pound dual-threat is going to be a nightmare for Big East defensive coordinators this season. He will share the spotlight in the backfield along with the team's best player, 90 OVR Senior running back, Isaiah Pead. Coach Qwon loves to pound the rock and he's got a solid sledgehammer to do so in Pead. Out at receiver the Bearcats have Senior D.J. Woods. Don't be fooled by his light skin, this boy is bad. He's quick and knows how to get open. The offensive line is nothing spectacular, but with only one starter rated below 80, it should be a very solid unit. It will also be complimented by 82 OVR tight end Adrien Robinson, also a Senior.
The Bearcats are no slouches on defense either. They will be led by 87 OVR Senior middle linebacker, JK Schaffer. Also starring in the linebacker position is 83 OVR ROLB, Maalik Bomar. The Bearcats will be weak on the left side though and won't really have the option of a 4-2-5 as there is a glaring weakness at both safety positions as well. Hopefully the safeties weaknesses will be somewhat masked by Cinci's pair of star corners. The Bearcats should have no trouble creating pressure on the quarterback as they are well stacked down in the trenches. All four starting defensive linemen are rated in the 80's led by 86 OVR Senior defensive tackle, Derek Wolfe. The 6-6, 295-pound monster looks to create havoc in opposing backfields this season.
Well there's no doubt Cincinnati has by far the best coach in the conference. Last season we saw coach Qwon drag the Kent State program from oblivion and into national relevance with double-digit wins in 4 out of his last 5 seasons there. Qwon has been known as a defensive coach throughout his career and likes to control the clock. At times Coach Qwon can seem somewhat volatile as he's had multiple occasions in which tempers have flared in heated ballgames.
10-2, Big East Champs.
That's all the damn preview you need.
Obvious prediction: (12-0) Big East Champs
The Tigers’ high powered and creative offense is the strength of the team and is led by sophomore QB James Franklin, who brings a dual attack and is a threat with both his arm and his running ability. Franklin has playmakers all around him with RBs DeVion Moore and Kendial Lawrence playing running back-by-committee. Coach Patza expects plenty of production from the star junior WR, TJ Moe. Although Moe will get plenty of touches, senior WRs Jerrell Jackson and Wes Kemp will have a major impact on the offense this season. At TE Missouri has one of the best if not the best in the nation at the position, Pre-Season Mackey Award nominee Michael Egnew. He will be a major contributor to the Tigers and will keep defenses honest.Missouri has a veteran offensive line that will have to keepFranklin upright for them to have a chance in the Big 12.
The strength ofMissouri’s defense is the defensive line, led by senior Jacquis Smith. Defensive end Brad Madison and Defensive Tackles Dominique Hamilton and Terrell Resonno all make up an experienced D-Line that have a stop-run first mentality. Junior LB Zaviar Gooden quarterbacks the defense and also has been named team captain. Patza said he expects big things from Gooden “He’s an extension of the head coach out there on the field. He sees things we on the coaching staff cant see from the sidelines.” The main concern forMissouriis the secondary. Only safety Kenji Jackson returns from last season's underrated defensive backfield, but the Tiger’s will have to rely on Patza’s defensive scheming to keep opposing offenses at bay.
The Tigers have a challenging schedule in 2011, with early test in a visit toWacoto take on TCU. This game is a bitter rivalry for the 2 opposing coaches and Patza would like nothing better than to kill any hopes TCU has off playing in the BCS title game. With user games vs Pitt, Texas A&M,OklahomaState, Baylor and Texas Tech the Tigers have their work cut out for them. That’s not to mention a visit fromOklahomaand a trip toAustinto take on the Longhorns of Texas. The schedule seems manageable for the first year coach.
Led by the great Patza, Missouri will never be an easy win. With the long-time philosophy of "Play Smart", his team will never beat itself. Execution and defense are key for this team. Offensively, they will be exciting to watch and are expected to put a lot of points on the board.
With a young team and a tough schedule, the Tigers may struggle in year one of the Patza regime. With solid recruiting and excellent player development, The Missouri Tigers will be a contender for many years..
REGULAR SEASON PREDICTION: 9-3
Take this bullshit off the site
I see the word "senior" is a common theme in your preview
No shit... I'm completely screwed after this season...I need a hell of a recruiting class. I'll be ok at WR, but a big drop off at QB and RB. And my TE spot will be a huge drop off. I also lose my FB. My defense gets hit hard as well including my DTs and my star MLB...Next season might be rough
By the way, you need to update the league description. Also what is our recruiting difficulty set on? I've got 3 topic changes...Seems a bit easy
It's on AA. And I'm planning on updating a bunch of stuff tonight/tomorrow at some point
Well get on it! This isn't H4Y! We actually do work here son!
The Syracuse Orange hope to build off an 8-5 season in which they had their first winning year since 2001, which was also the last year they won a bowl game.
OFFENSEThe Orange will be led on offense by Junior quarterback Ryan Nassib. Nassib possesses an accurate arm and good athleticism, giving the Orange a dual-threat dimension from the quarterback position. Joining Nassib in the backfield is Senior halfback Antwon Bailey. Though smallish, Bailey is a poweful runner with good acceleration and agility. Bailey's most important attribute though, may be his ability to catch the ball out the backfield as an outlet receiver, especially considering the lack of game-breaking skill out of the wide receiver position. Seniors Van Chew and tight end Nick Provo will be Nassib's go-to men, boasting both good hands and speed. The remainder of the receiving corps is both experienced and reliable. Regardless, it will be the play of the offensive line that will dictate the offense's success in the 2011-12 season. Behind All-Big East candidate Junior left-tackle Justin Pugh, four of five starters return to what should be a cohesive unit.
DEFENSEOn defense, Syracuse appears to be a mix of experience and youth as only five Seniors will start for the Orange. Leading the defense will be Senior defensive ends Mikhail Marnovich and Chandler Jones, both of whom are returning starters. Though the line-backing corps lost two All-Big East performers, Sophomore middle line-backer Marquis Spruill is a rising-star, and is ready to pick up the slack. The secondary will have all new starters at corner, though the lack of depth at the position is a concern for the Syracuse coaching staff. Helping to offset the inexperienced corners, will be returning starters at both Safety positions, in the form of Juniors Phillip Thomas and Shamarko Thomas. Phillip Thomas is considered to be an impact player for the Orange and will be used in a variety of ways by the Syracuse defensive staff.
SPECIAL TEAMSSophomore kicker Ross Krautman is an All-Big East player and will provide the offense a security blanket inside the opponent's 35 yard line.
TEAM SCHEDULE08/28 vs Wake Forest09/03 @ Boston College09/17 @ Texas Tech09/24 vs Toledo10/01 vs Rutgers10/21 vs West Virginia10/29 @ Louisville11/05 @ Connecticut11/11 vs USF11/19 @ TCU11/26 vs Cincinnati12/03 @ Pittsburgh
Though the Syracuse Orange have enough talent and experience to win most of their games, the lack of top-notch play-makers will force both the offense and defense to rely on execution and the avoidance of mistakes.
2011 Louisville Cardinals
Offensively their are new true great players on this squad, but JR Will Stein will get the nod at QB but the coaching staff is excited about true Freshmen Teddy Bridgewater, so expect a short leash. At HB Sr Victor Anderson will see a bulk of the carries. The wideouts are mediocre but the well is completly dry and with some good playcalling they can excel. At the TE spot Josh Chichester expects to be a safety valve for the qb and will be targeted alot with his 6'7 248 pound frame. The line is decent but nothing to get excited about. All in all the new coaching staff will need to hit the recruiting trail HARD.
The defensive line is young and solid up front with some speed off the edges. The Linebackers will be okay in the 4-3 scheme that the Cardinals will be employing, expect alot of 4-4 and 5-2 though, the mantra of this defense will be not giving up the run. There is not much difference between the starting CB and the 3rd CB on the depth chart, time will tell if that is a good thing or not. The Safety spots are solid with FS Shenard Holton and SS Hakeem Smith back there trying to make plays.
The Cardinals open with 2 home games against FCS Southeast and Ball State, then face rival Kentucky AT kentucky, followed by a tough tough user game against a TCU squad coming off a BCS bowl berth. Then they close out with Marshall right before the bye week. Then come back and are right back into Big East play with a user game at Cinci, then back home for Rutgers, a user game vs Syracuse, on the road again for WVU, then home for a user game against PItt, then they close out on the road with two tough games aginst UCONN and user USF.
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