Season 2 Previews

Discussion in 'The Experience' started by Masler, Aug 15, 2012.

  1. Masler

    Masler Moderator

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    Kansas State Wildcats

    Offense:

    Quarterback is going to be a battle between SO(RS) Daniel Sams and FR(RS) Tavarius Bender. Sams has the better arm but Bender is extremely mobile. At HB the big man on campus, John Hubert, is healthy and ready to terrorize the Big XII once again. The receiving squad looks good to me with Tramaine Thompson returning for his SR(RS) season. The O Line looks like it will do its job as well.

    Defense:

    The front seven is severely inexperienced with many starters gone and a FR or two starting. They have a lot to do right away. The seconddary looks strong though with SS Ty Zimmerman returning.

    Expectations:

    I am aiming for a 10 win season with more user wins. A Big XXI CCG appearance would be nice but will be unlikely. I mostly aiming to keep my 4th star or gain a 5th during this down season.
     
  2. jello1717

    jello1717 "Those who stay will be champions." -- Bo

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    2013 SMU Mustang Season Preview

    Offense (84):
    SMU lost all everything HB Zach Line who carried the offense last year nearly single handedly. This year JRs Jared Williams and Rishaad Wimbley will be the main tandem in the backfield. It's still unknown if the main guy will be Williams with his 92 SPD or Wimbley with his 81 SPD and 95 TRK. The receiving corps lost it's best receiver, but he was the only one so they'll be better overall this year. The already weak O-line was decimated by graduation and has to be the worst user O-line in the dynasty as they are rated 84, 73, 82, 72, 76. This is easily the worst O-line I have ever coached in any version of NCAA. The main bright side of the offense is at QB. Last year coach Jello had to make due with an average speed QB with no one to back him up in case of injury. This year true FR Brad Simmons will be the guy with JUCO transfer Wade Harrison backing him up. Expect to see some exciting things from this position this year.

    Defense (78; No, that's not a type-o):
    The losses on the O-line have absolutely nothing on the losses on the defensive side of the ball. This is easily the worst defense that I've ever coached. The best D-linemen is a 76 OVR true FR. 1 of 4 starting LBs is rated above 77. SR CB Kenneth Acker (87 OVR) is easily the best guy and will have to make big things happen for this horrid defense.

    This defense makes be wretch and want to vomit.

    Overall (83):
    SMU is easily the worst user team this year as an 83 (the next worst is an 87). Only Nevada and Kansas are rated worse in the Big XII (and no, it's not an error that Iowa State isn't included on that list....). You can expect a down year for SMU this season. Their offense will struggle at times and be exciting to watch at times. In the end, their defense will hurt them entirely too often and will be too much for the mediocre offense to overcome. All told SMU will be starting 5 true FR this year so hopefully things will look up in the future.
     
  3. UofCWildcat

    UofCWildcat Bear Down!

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    2013 BYU Cougars Team Preview
    Offense:
    The losses of both Riley Nelson and Cody Hoffman cripple the offensive production, but the return of JD Falsely, Ross Apo, and Michael Alisa will make the Cougar attack formidable. BYU returns 3 out of 5 of their lineman which helps the new run oriented Pistol. BYU will have to grow up fast with Tanner Mangum as he is getting the start fast. Alisa will also need to carry the load and Josh Quezada is a good relief back. Look for BYU to play the clock a majority of their games and use the speed at WR to get to the edges.
    Defense:
    The BYU defense is VERY young. Losing both SS's and both DE's is very hard to deal with. But the young guns look like they will make sound in the Big XII. Adam Johnson looks to be an absolute monster at DE and Russ Williams and Josh Barrow will be forces at the SS spot. Returning both Kyle Van Noy and Alani Fua at OLB's is amazing. They WILL be a force to be reckoned with. Corner is the obvious weakness and that WILL need to be addressed ASAP.​
    Prediction:
    BYU has a very good team and expectations are a bit high. Big XII North Division Crown is a must or else this season is a bust. Big XII title and BCS Bowl would be great but we're looking to start off small.​
     
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  4. jello1717

    jello1717 "Those who stay will be champions." -- Bo

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    Uncenter that shit!
     
  5. UofCWildcat

    UofCWildcat Bear Down!

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    :oops: Okay...
     
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  6. LSUTRUTH

    LSUTRUTH The one and only

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    2013 Maryland Preview

    Coming off an 11-3 season in which the terrapins won the ACC title expectations at at an all time high.


    OFFENSE:

    The offense is lead by 2 year starter QB Cj Brown who finished 4th in the NCAA last season in passing yards. The offense also returns thee HB, all WR, and all 5 OL. The only position being replaced is TE where all world freshman Darrel Green is the starter. With all these returning faces on offense expect this to be one of the higher scoring offenses in the LG. Oh yea dont sleep on freshman Rory Morris rumor has it he has taken the starting job from Justuc Pickett and is killing it.

    DEFENSE:

    The defense which is changing schemes more to a 4-3 look will still incorporate some 3-3-5 as the scheme change isnt ready. The defense returns 7 of 11 starters. The major lose is MLB Hartsfield who was among the top of the NCAA in tackles last season. The Terrapins return 4/5 of their secondary which was very average. This unit must show improvement for this team to win ball games. There are no impact freshman coming in on this side of the ball. Reports out of camp are that Lukas Foreman a coach favorite has taken a huge step forward and has been making plays everywhere.

    Prediction:

    The continued success of the Maryland football program will be on Cj Brown for this season. If he can lead the offense to be above last seasons than this time which lost 3 shoot outs should be in good position. The defense is not great but it should continue to be average as the lack of play making talent is beginning to show. Albeit if Brown and the offense can produce and the defense can hold teams to 21 points then Maryland should win every game. However in games where there are shoot outs watch out.

    11-3 ACC title. Marylands defense doesnt show up to a handful of games yet Marylands offense carries them to an 11-3 record and another ACC title
     
  7. HoundsOfHowl

    HoundsOfHowl Feed Me More....Football

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    NC State 2013 Team Preview

    After a rollercoaster ride of a season, finishing 8-5 and winning the Belk Bowl, the Wolfpack is back and seeking redemption and an ACC title. Key players on both sides of the ball graduated and have left the 'Pack looking for new players to step up and build off a successful season. A new quarterback, halfback, and a very young receiving group will struggle to find paydirt, but with the push of 2nd year head coach, IBO, they are looking to win the division.

    Prediction : If the new group of key players step up this season and can put points up when needed, and the young defense has built from last year can stop teams, NC State is one of the potent teams in the ACC. Look for at least an 8-4 season.
     
  8. dakota7

    dakota7 Former Blue Chip Recruit

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    Virginia Cavaliers 2013 Preview

    The Cavaliers and new head coach Tiki Barber had a strong finish to the 2012 season and will look to keep that momentum going in 2013. Another strong year on the recruiting trail will be essential to the long term Wahoo success.

    Offense -- The Phillip Sims era is officially here. Although his career will be cut short by a season due to a paperwork mixup with the NCAA, the rsSenior transfer will be counted on heavily. He is an exceptional athlete with a strong arm, the offense will go as Sims goes. Tim Smith returns at wide receiver and is expected to provide a big play threat. VHT Freshman tight end Michael Cutler will be the day one starter.

    Defense -- This is a very young unit, with only 3 seniors in the two deep. Expect some growing pains as this unit learns to play together. Freshmen d-linemen Bobby Morgan and Tony Robertson have earned starting jobs and will be expected to produce right away.

    Outlook -- Coach Barber knows this team is a work in progress. There is just as much work to be done on the field as off it. That being said, this team has talent and can challenge for the ACC championship.
     
  9. blLL flo

    blLL flo BTFU!

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    Baylor

    Offense - The offense lost do it all QB Nick Florence and his favorite target in WR Terrance Williams. These two connected on many big passes and could be hard to replace for the Bears. In 2013, the hopes are the running game will be stronger as rsJR Lache Seastrunk looks to be a threat to take it the distance any time he touches the ball. In the backfield with him is a somewhat unknown. The coaching staff would like to start rsFR Seth Russell who has as good, if not better skills than all the other QBs on the roster. He is young however, so his low awareness is what's really holding him back. In the receiving corps, SR Tevin Reese will have to step up from the #2 last year to be the #1 this year. At the other two WR spots are JR Levi Norwood and rsFR RB turned WR Corey Coleman. The offensive line should hold up for these guys, so most of the pressure will be on 1st year signal caller Seth Russell.

    Defense - This group took a big hit due to graduation losing a lot along the defense line, both starting OLBs, and starting FS. Good news is there was talent waiting behind them and there shouldn't be much drop off with their replacements. Leading this group will be MLB Bryce Hager and SS Sam Holl. Seniors Ahmad Dixon and KJ Morton are veterans at CB so the secondary should be much stronger than last year.

    Outlook - This season could have a lot of ups and downs as Florence led this team to numerous comebacks last year. Can Russell do the same for the Bears or will he make the freshman mistakes that cost the Bears a few games. Baylor wants Seastrunk to carry to load for the offense so Russell won't have to do as much. The defense should be a bit stronger this year as the secondary will give the coaching staff more faith to take chances with their coverage skills.
     
  10. aarondramp

    aarondramp ten thousand words

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    Georgia Tech Yellow Yackets

    Offense: The good news is that there are no seniors in the backfield. However, that means there are no seniors in the backfield. Junior Synjyn Davis will be taking over for Tevin Washington and to say he has accuracy issues is putting it kindly. He will need to just be efficient for this passing game to work. JUCO Sophomore Anthony Anderson will be starting with Junior Jeff Greene. FB David Sims is transitioning to TE for his Senior year, and he will be a big part of the offense there. The offensive line will be solid and will start 4 seniors.

    Defense: The defense will start 4 seniors in the front 7; MLB Quayshawn Nealy (who lead the team in tackles) is also coming back. There are also two more seniors that are #2 at their positions, so the front 7 should be solid. The secondary also has decent talent with both CB's and both safeties all in the 80's.

    Special Teams: Normally special teams don't even get mentioned. However, despite now being the #2 HB, Broderick Snoddy will still be returning kicks and will see if he can repeat as returner of the year.

    Outlook: I really have no idea. My guess is that I will lose a few user games and lose a CPU game, so maybe I will have 3 losses in the regular season. I think that the ACC division will come down to some type of tiebreaker this year, so games against UNC and UVA will be huge.
     

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