Season 2 Team Previews

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  1. Wyrmreaver

    Wyrmreaver Ready for Madden 15 on Xbox One, lets get it on!

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    We return our Starting QB, WRs, and TEs. New RB and all new offensive line. On defensive, we return our whole havoc-wrecking defensive line from last year, 2 of our 3 middle linebackers and both Safeties. New CB's that we hope step up and a OLB that moved to MLB. MUCH MUCH Imporved defense all around than last seasons. Our 2 5 star QB's are most probably going to redshirt unless Bo Wallace goes down with injury.
     
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  3. Automatik

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    A very weak recruiting class(122nd) won't contribute much for the 13th ranked team in the Nation, so look for coach Automatik to go hard in recruiting this year maybe commit a few violations in order to compete with the top teams in the country.

    The Wildcats return their starting QB, RB, top 3 WRs and TE from last year's high powered offense. A healthy Ka'Deem Carey will be motivated to prove NFL scouts that he can play a full season and lead his team to a Conference Championship in his final season in Tuscon. The most improved unit on Arizona's offense is their O-line, unlike last year they have no major weakness up front.

    On defense they have 1 starter from their front 7 coming back, Sir Thomas Jackson OLB. The bright spot on defense is that Arizona will have a fast experienced backfield. This unit will need to be at their best with games vs Cal, Oregon, and UCLA in the conference alone.
    Oh and we have a kicker this year. Roderick Johnson who get this, has a range of over 40 yards !!!

    Last year the Wildcats exceeded expectations winning 12 games with injuries to key players, if they can avoid the injury bug this year they will contend once again for the Pac-12 championship.
     
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    Coming off of a national championship and then moving into the Big 10, expectations are sky high for the Terrapins. They lost a Maxwell Award winning QB but return a Heisman winning WR and a lot of key pieces on defense. If they can navigate an out of conference schedule that includes Pac 12 powers Arizona and UCLA, they could have a shot at another special season.

    OFFENSE: The all shotgun spread attack is back again. The team will rely on smart QB play throwing and running, a mix of ball carriers, and of course, Heisman Trophy winner Stefon Diggs will have the ball in his hands a lot once again this year.

    QB: Ricardo Young (93 OVR) - the team cut a couple of pocket passers and brought in a JUCO stud, but Young will be the unquestioned starter. The 5th year senior is athletic and accurate and the coaching staff expects him to turn some heads with a huge year.
    HB: Brandon Ross (89 OVR) - Ross was projected as a backup but a huge offseason catapulted the junior into the starting role. Ross is a powerback who has enough speed to keep the D honest on the edges. The team will likely be focused more on throwing it again this year, but Ross will be there to carry the load if the need arises.
    WR: Stefon Diggs (92 OVR), Deon Long (88 OVR), Lavern Jacobs (81 OVR), Nigel King (80 OVR) - Diggs is the obvious go to guy and will see the majority of the throws, but this unit has talent across the board. When teams key on Diggs, Deon Long is talented enough to make them pay dearly.
    TE: Will Schmidt (79 OVR) - A true freshman, Schmidt is a 6'6" 270 lb monster who could develop into a fabulous TE, that process needs to start now.
    Line: LT (86 OVR), LG (78 OVR), C (83 OVR), RG (86 OVR), RT (82 OVR) - do lineman have names? Only one senior starter and also one true freshman. This unit should be adequate in zone blocking and read options, but the passing game will have to rely on quick developing plays because this group won't hold up in the passing game the way the coaches would prefer.

    DEFENSE: The 30 stack base scheme is our bread and butter. We try and put more speed on the field and we can typically stay in our base personnel against most packages from the offense. Look for us to once again be swarming and attacking with all 3 starting LBs returning.

    DE: Keith Bowers (91 OVR), Quinton Jefferson (81 OVR) - this duo accounted for near 30 sacks last season and Bowers took home the Nagurski and Lombardi awards. Look for these guys to once again attack the gaps and get after the opposing QB.
    DT: Darius Kilgo (90 OVR) - another returning starter, Kilgo had 8 sacks a year ago and he is a huge presence on the nose at 312 pounds.
    OLB: Cole Farrand (89 OVR), Alex Twine (89 OVR) - These guys are very fast and talented they will be asked to blitz, play the run, and drop into coverage in equal measure and they should once again have a nice year in this system.
    MLB: LA Goree (90 OVR) - Coming off of a great season, Goree will once again be the versatile man in the middle, flying around and making plays.
    SS: Anthony Nixon (85 OVR), Zach Dancel (83 OVR) - both starters return in the hybrid spots, meaning that this defense returns their entire front 8.
    CB: Jeremiah Johnson (87 OVR), Blake Campbell (79 OVR) - Johnson moves from the nickel to the #1 spot and Campbell is a Juco transfer in his first season of D-I football on the other side. These guys are a little limited, but the scheme's emphasis on zone shouldn't leave them on islands very often.
    FS: AJ Hendy (85 OVR) - the Senior gets the nod with his 99 AWR. He will patrol the deep middle and call the plays for this defense.
     
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    With every key player on the team returning except for number one WR Shaq Evans, Bruin HC Mason is not THAT concerned with last years poor recruiting effort. Coach Mason has decided to focuse on willing a huge season out of RS Junior QB Brett Hundley. He has changed the offense in coordination with OC Noel Mazzone to a balanced spread offense. The bruins "O" will be lead by Brett Hundley and a bruiser in Senior RB Malcolm Jones.

    On Defense, DC Lou Spanos is excited to show off his developed linebacker core of LOLB J. Castro (87 OVR), MLB A. Porter (85 OVR), ROLB E. Kendricks (89 OVR) and all-american DT E. Maccarthy. These 4 defensive players are the heart of the defense and the team will go as far as these guys take them
     
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    Baylor comes in ranked number 4 in the nation so expectations are high and the bears are not short of talent. With a new OC the bears will be running an one back offense with the focus being on All-American running back Lache Seastrunk. The defense will be switching to an 3-3-5 defese and the secondary will be tested early being so young.

    Qb- Bryce Petty 84 Ovr. Or Andrew Freaking also 84 Ovr.

    Hb- All-American Lache Seastrunk 94 Ovr. Johnny Jefferson 80 Ovr.

    WR- Clay Fuller 82 Ovr. Robbie Rhodes 84 Ovr. Corey Coleman 85 Ovr.

    TE- Gus Penning 82 Ovr. Matt Ritchey 80 Ovr.

    Very good OL

    Very good DL

    LOLB- Brody Trahan 79 Ovr.

    MLB- Bryce Hager 93 Ovr.

    ROLB- Adam Thomas 82 Ovr.(Top Recruit) #1 OLB

    CB- All-American Xavien Howard 88 Ovr. Anthony Webb 76 Ovr.

    FS- Terrell Burt 85 Ovr.

    SS- Alfred Pullom 75 Ovr.

    Also got a transfer Nicky Baratti 85 Ovr. SS can't play till next year though.
     
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    Last year the Knights started out 1-6 and in danger of missing a Bowl Game and potentially being the laughing stock of the league. Then, they went on a roll, winning 5 straight to make a Bowl and then the sixth straight was winning it. UCF tries to build on that late season success.

    Offensively, UCF sticks with their O from last year. But the major weakness was a very lackluster run game. Storm Johnson is back and has worked on his game all off season (87 acc up from 84). A JUCO speedster will see some carries though (93 spd but 85 acc, damn these slow starting bastards). We might see a two full back set as Fr. Marvin Chambers joins the club and will be an asset out of the back field along with So. Blake Davis. At Wide Out, we only lost one to graduation. Rannell Hill and JJ Worton are joined by last years fourth receiver, Breshad Perriman. At TE, Justin Tukes returns. He came up with huge play after huge play last year. Kevin Miller also returns as a nice option as well. The O-Line may struggle this year on the right side with the departure of the McCray brothers to graduation. RT. Savion McKenzie and RG. Tariq Cook hope to pick up where they left off. On the left side, Torrian Wilson has got to improve on his team lead in sacks allowed for UCF to flurish. But you can't talk UCF without mentioning QB. Blake Bortles. The offense goes as he does. Got to stop turning the ball over. -16 TO differential and 27 picks last year. Unacceptable. We have the weapons. Slow down and make plays. Coaches don't care if we win 3-0 or 55-52. A win is a win.

    Defensively UCF makes the switch to a 4-2-5 base D. This coaching staff is unfamiliar with this grouping so growing pains are likely. Jr. All American Deion Green has to continue his play from last year and get better if possible. Top 5 in sacks with 13. He is joined on the other end by LB turned DE Michael Easton. With the switch to the 4-2-5, Easton had to go somewhere. Very undersized, we are hoping that is not a big detterent. He will be spelled on occasion by Miles Pace, a run stopper. Pass rushing DTs round out the front four with Demetris Anderson and True Fr. Drew Brown anchoring the middle. The two LBs will be Troy Gray and Impact Sr. Terrance Plummer. All of our LBs will see time this year as we will put them in different packages to keep them fresh. I believe our secondary to be one of the best in the league. Brandon Alexander (97 aware, 96 MC, 97 ZC), Jamar McClain, and Jeremy Davis are all top notch corners. Jr. FS. Nicco Whigham provided a lot of great plays last year. And the dual Strong Safties are Sr. Clayton Geathers and former corner Jacoby Glenn.

    Three games we lost last year because of our inability to close games out. Ole Miss, then top 5 Louisville, and Memphis. Those games turn a 7 win season into a 10 win season. That is our goal. To close games out. And stop turning the fucking ball over!
     
  8. Wyrmreaver

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    you are putting a corner at SS in the 4-2-5?

    that could hurt you, those guys are supposed to be like linebackers in run support....
     
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    He's comparable to a safety and was rather slow for a corner (85 spd). If it doesn't work, I have another SS backup.
     
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    I'm pretty sure he knows what he's doing, he did win the Little Caesar Bowl last year...
     
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    QB: Trevor Simien (92 OVR) is back and should fill the void left by Kain Colter. Simien only played a couple snaps last year, but is looking for big numbers in 2014 with a 91 in accuracy and an 86 in throwing power.

    HB: Treyvon Green (86 OVR) enters his senior season on a high after getting in to a bunch of games last year, having filled in for Venric Mark who was out with an injury. Treyvon now has a 96 acceleration and 90 speed, which should help move the chains.

    WR: Northwestern has a great set of recivers, led by seniors Christian Jones (89 OVR), Tony Jones (86 OVR, AA), Kyle Prater (85 OVR, 6'5). junior Pierre YoungbloodAry comes in to the season as an impact player, with an 82 OVR and 93 speed - definitely a deep threat.

    OL: the experienced offensive line is cemented in the middle with senior C Brandon Vitabile (93 OVR). seniors Paul Jorgensen (LT, 81 OVR) & Jack Konopka (RT, 78 OVR) and juniors Geoff Mogus (LG, 84 OVR) & Matt Frazier (RG, 87 OVR) round out the OL. a few freshmen were brought in to learn the ropes from these guys, and will help push everyone this season.

    DL: not as strong as the OL, but a lot of height on the DL to push people around and take up space.

    LB: seniors Chi Chi Ariguzo (LOLB, 90 OVR) & Collin Ellis (ROLB, 88 OVR) anchor the LBs with sophomore Ifeadi Odenigbo (81 OVR) in the middle.

    CB: seniors Daniel Jones (86 OVR, 92 SPD) and CJ Bryant (81 OVR, 91 SPD) are back at the CB positions for their final season in Evanston. junior Nick VanHoose is ready to take the reigns at FS (91 OVR) while senior Jimmy Hall moves from FS to SS.

    K/P: two new freshmen recruits are taking over at the K & P positions, with Cory Green coming in as a highly touted kicker (84 OVR). Northwestern lost out on their #1 punter, but Edmond Smith can handle his own and will look to pin opponents deep.

    after starting slow in 2013, Northwestern gained steam when their OC and DC made adjustments to their playbooks. the Wildcats look to pick up where they left off last season, in hopes of competing with Ohio State & Michigan for the B1G 10 championship.
     
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    Don't hate; congratulate!! J/K. I was lucky to even make a bowl last year. We'll see. I went over this decision for a few days before finally settling on it.
     
  13. Wyrmreaver

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    justca11mejuice I don't think its Michigan and OSU you have to worry about if you want a big 10 title..... :)
     
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    We still need to get a rematch for that game we had last year, where you beat me at the end. Haven't forgotten about that. :)
     
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    did you move to the B1G TEN?
     
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    Rice finished last year with an 11-3 record and a Liberty Bowl win vs Arkansas. The Owls lose major talent and production with the graduation of last years SRs. The Owls are switching from a spread offense to a singleback offense. The defense switches from a 4-2-5 to a 4-3

    QB- JR Driphus Jackson gets his chance to lead the Owls. Jackson played very little last year and had a good spring. The backups have no experience as Nate German is a RFr is number 2 on the depth chart followed by 2 true FR

    RB/FB- SR Turner Petersen and TFr Maurice Charles will be carrying the load. Both are big backs who can run up the middle. FB is Rod Watkins who won't see much playing time unless its short yardage situations

    WR/TE- a thin unit with 5 WRs led by Jordan Taylor a 6'5" SR who can go across the middle and catch almost anything. On the other side is SR Mario Hull who has little experience. In the slot is JR Dennis Parks who has little experience also. Returning at TE is SO Connor Cella who is the was second in receptions last year. Also Cole Hunt and Reid Mitchell will see time at TE.

    O-Line- this unit is led by SRs Drew Carroll, and Ian Gray.The rest of the line is rounded out with 2 JRs and 1 SO

    D-Line- the only returning starter on the D Line is DT Christian Covington. The other DT is Stuart Nouchantaf Both DEs moved from LB during the off-season.

    LBs- OLB Alex Lyons is the only returning starter from a year ago. Lyons was second on the team in tackles last year. On the other side is JUCO recruit Lance Lawson who can contribute early. Michael Kutzler will man the middle.

    Secondary- CB Bryce Callahan returns at corner and JT Blasingame starts on the other side. Both corners played significantly last year and after that there's no experience from any other CBs. At FS is Julius White and SS is Malcolm Hill. TFr RJ Breedlove may also get some PT at SS.
     
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