2012-13 Season Preview Overall: B+ (89 OVR) Offense: B+ (88 OVR) Defense: B (84 OVR) Offense It's no secret that the star of the show, health provided, will be Halfback #33, Perry Jones (88 OVR, 92 SPD, 91 ACC/AGI). Jones is a workhorse running back with all the physical tools. One of about 241,981 athletes across the country whose teammates call him "Superman," Jones is one of the few who come close to living up to the nickname. He has the potential to be a beast on the field. The NCAA has recently reversed field and decided that QB Phillip Sims (86 OVR) is not eligible to play immediately for the Hoos. Therefore, Michael Rocco (80 OVR) will get the first look at the starting job while talented Freshman David Watford (77 OVR) plans to redshirt. If Rocco falls apart, Watford's superior physical tools will become very attractive to the coaching staff. A big strength for our offense will be a pair of bookend tackles that are the best players on our team. Senior LT Oday Aboushi (6'6" 310, 93 OVR) and junior RT Morgan Moses (6'6" 350, 91 OVR) will look to protect Rocco and open up some nice holes for Jones. The interior line is a question mark and we will look to give them help whenever possible. Speedsters Tim Smith (86 OVR, 93 SPD) and Dominique Terrell (80 OVR, 92 SPD) will look to keep the defense honest but we are not liking how many passes they drop in practice. This is one of those positions where we feel there is talent but not enough to be called a strength. Senior TE Colton Phillips (6'6" 245, 88 OVR) should see a lot of action, as we are a west-coast style of offense and he is very talented. Defense Oh, boy. Where to start. Not accustomed to running a defense as swiss-cheesey as this one. Our defensive line is our greatest weakness, we are just not very talented there. We lack size and physicality which is a bad combination. Our safeties are also a huge problem as they're lacking in terms of experience and talent. Our cornerbacks have serious speed, led by Soph. Demetrious Nicholson (85 OVR, 93 SPD) and Junior Rijo Walker (80 OVR, 93 SPD). They are probably going to be targeted early and often but they at least have the capability of making plays. The strength of the D is our linebacking corps, led by Senior MLB Steve Greer (88 OVR) and Senior LOLB LaRoy Reynolds (87 OVR). As with a lot of our best players, we need to replace them after the season, so... Overall No pressure. We've got to win at least 8-9 games this year or things could get bad with a team that loses all its top talent next season.