Season 2 Team Previews

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  1. Philstyle3005

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    #11 Michigan Wolverines

    Schedule:
    @ #7 Miami
    vs. #18 Clemson
    vs. #13 North Carolina
    vs. Northwestern
    vs. Minnesota
    vs. Michigan St.
    @ #4 Nebraska
    @ #1 Alabma
    vs. Iowa
    vs. Illinois
    @ Purdue
    @ Ohio St.

    Denard Robinson leads the Michigan Wolverines one last time as he steps behind center for the first time as a Senior leader this season. Denard has been the leader for the Michigan team the last few years, but this year, he'll have a lot more responsibility as his top target for the last 3 years, Roy Roundtree is gone. Roy didn't have a spectacular season, but still decided to pursue the NFL draft. Je Ron Stokes will take his place as the top receiver on the team, but look for Michigan to use a lot of receivers this upcoming season, including several freshman that were signed. Kyle Buchanan was the leader as far as receivers go (4 star that was higher than my 5 star somehow) and has decided to take a red shirt for this upcoming season. Matt Herron and Lee Myers will be two Freshman that see the field early and often this season.

    Next we look at the running backs. Michigan was going to have 5 running backs going into this next season, but converted one former running back who likely would have never seen the field at tail back, to the starting fullback. The starting running back is true freshman, David Harrison. He will see most of the carries, but Junior Fitzgerald Toussaint will also see several carries this season. There had been talk about David possibly red shirting this year, but he had too much talent to sit this season out. He gives Michigan what they were missing last season, and that's a speed back.

    Michigan is a rather young team again this season. Denard Robinson, MLB Kenny Demens, and SS Jordan Kovacs will be the seniors that will have to lead this team game in and game out. Michigan will continue to spread out defenses and attack with the spread, and run a 4-3 base defense to stop what seems to be a run heavy B1G conference.

    OOC Big Game- #13 North Carolina. North Carolina will be fighting with Georgia Tech and those two are expected to finish 1 and 2 in the ACC Coastal this season. This is a must win game for the Wolverines expect to make a National Championship run this season.

    B1G Conference Game- #4 Nebraska. Michigan pulled the upset last season, but this will be another match-up that will likely decide if Michigan will play for the B1G title game or not. Nebraska returns Taylor Martinez who didn't play in the previous match-up, so he could be the difference maker in this game. Another must win game for the Wolverines.

    Expectations- The Wolverines are expected to have a solid season. A National Championship is at the high end of expectations, and a B1G Championship is the low end. Denard Robinson coming back has made both of these expectations more than possible and he should have a huge season
     
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  2. fuzzyl0gic

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    Post your team previews for this season here.
     
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    Nice write-up man, looking forward to our game.
     
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    2012 Iowa Hawkeyes
    Preseason All American
    2nd Team
    OLB JR Christian Kirksey

    Preseason All Big Ten
    1st Team
    OLB JR Christian Kirksey
    LT SR Riley Reiff
    LG SR Brandon Scherff

    2nd Team
    HB JR Marcus Coker
    K JR Mike Meyer

    Top Freshman
    :5stars: WR Danny Davis 6'4" 220 lbs
    :4stars: DE Eric Davis 6'6" 244 lbs
    :4stars: DE Chris Henry 6'5" 227 lbs

    OUTLOOK: The Iowa Hawkeyes were picked by the media today to finish 4th in the Big Ten Legends. Of course this is preseason but coming off a 7-6 season that looks about right to the person who has not been on campus. Coach Ferentz had this to say "To tell you the truth this looks like another 7 or 8 win team on paper, but when you get in this locker room and start to get to know these kids you think the skys the limit. We have some great leaders on this team starting with "Mox" (coach is refering to QB James Vandenburg and his namesake being similar to James Vanderbeek of Varsity Blues fame) and "Sleep" (SR SS Collin Sleeper) they lead the team out to the field every morning for the start of practice and they are usually the last ones out of the building watching game tape." Vandenburg has several big targets to use this year including 6'7" TE JR CJ fiederwicz and 6'4" WR FR Danny Davis but when Iowa needs yards it will look to JR RB Marcus Coker. Coker stands at 6' but carries 233 lbs of muscle when he hits the hole. Big Ten Defenses know him as he rushed for over 1000 yards last season as a SO. The Defense will be young especially on the line as they start two freshman in Eric Davis and Chris Henry. The Secondary is full of veterens lead by two of the best not only in the Big Ten but the country in Sleeper and his running mate FS SR Micah Hyde. What ever the outcome this should be a fun year in Iowa City as the youngsters get used to Big Ten life and the team jells into well we don't know yet?
     
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  5. The Natural

    The Natural Public Enemy #1

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    Georgia Tech Football 2012 Preview
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    Last year Georgia Tech took the ACC by storm with its dangerous running game carrying the way to a National title. Can head coach Cameron Natural lead the way to another BCS Championship, or will the system sputter, even if this is the team no one likes to face? Check out the TSO 2012 Georgia Tech Preview.

    All-Americans
    QB Synjyn Days​
    DE Izaa Cross​
    MLB Julian Burnett​
    CB Louis Young​
    CB Ryan Ayers​
    FS Jemea Thomas​

    Top Newcomers
    :5stars: WR Tremaine Faulk​
    :4stars: TE Jake Pearson​

    Team Schedule

    8-25 vs #9 Boise​
    9-01 at Pur
    9-08 vs #2 Wisc
    9-22 at #5 TCU​
    9-29 vs UVA​
    10-06 at Terps​
    10-13 vs #7 MIA​
    10-20 at #18 Clem
    10-27 vs Duke​
    11-03 vs BC
    11-10 at #16 VT
    11-17 at #13 UNC

    Few thought Cameron Natural's spread option attack could succeed after last years mid-season change. An ACC and BCS championship later, Coach Natural has settled in at Georgia Tech and proven his initial doubters wrong. His spread option attack has shown effective with the proper personnel. The challenge for him now, and the new argument of the doubters, is can he recruit players to his system and continue to be successful, or did he luck into players good enough to run it and catch lightning in a bottle?

    Last season few expected young QB Synjyn Days to be a difference maker for the Yellow Jackets, but by the end of 2011, he was firmly in command of the offense and was a weapon as a runner and passer. Days finished 2010 with almost 2,500 yards passing and 31 Total TDs. That was while he was splitting time early in the season. Days is now firmly in command of the offense and when Coach Natural has a quarterback he can trust, he is a wizard calling plays and exploiting mismatches.

    Days' backfield mate, Senior Marcus Wright will split time with veteran Orwin Smith, who returns after rushing for over a thousand yards while splitting carries last season. Smith and Wright give the Yellow Jackets two outstanding backs that will force defenses to pay attention to them and not solely on Days. Georgia Tech's spread option offense is unique in its use of power rushing plays. The question for the Bulldogs offense is: Where will the big plays in the passing game come from? After losing their top WR Tyler Melton to the NFL draft two big targets must step up for GT this year. 6'5 Senior Stephen Hill and 6'6 Sophomore Jeff Greene will try to lessen blow. Speedy top recruit Tremaie Faulk looks to be a contributer on day one and I'm sure the coaches will find creative ways to get him into the offense.

    The Yellow Jackets played incredible defense in 2010. Not content to sit back and get run over, they dialed up various man and zone blitzes and for the most part it was effective. With 3 All-American's in the secondary the aggressive playcalling will continue. Tech can afford to take so many chances because its secondary largely returns intact even though they lost Junior CB Rod Sweeting to the draft. Up front All-American MLB Julian Burett and DE Izaa Cross lead the way for a defense that gave up less than 300 total rushing yards all season in 2011.

    Georgia Tech is currently ranked #19 in the country thought to be low to some due to them winning the national championship and returning nearly all of their key contributers. The 2011 Coach of the Year had this to say, "We really don't get caught up in numbers or awards we care more about who's winning on the scoreboard at the end of the game."

    Key player to a successful season: Sophomore QB Tevin Washington. This offense will only go as far as the quarterback can take it. And the program might only go as far as the offense can carry it.​

    2010 Fun Stat: GT Finished #1 in the country in Turnover Margin (+28)
     
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