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Michigan took home the title in Season 1 How are you looking for season 2??
LaTroy Pittman looks to build on an All American Freshman season HC: L Rembert OC: Brent Pease DC: Dan Quinn Key Returning Players : Jacoby Brissett, LaTroy Pittman, Andre Debose, Jordan Reed, Jonathan Harrison, Ronald Powell, Shariff Floyd, Dominique Easley, Matt Elam, Jelani Jenkins, Louchez Purifoy, Marcus Roberson Key Losses: Jon Bostic, Frankie Hammond, Josh Evans 2012 ALL SEC -12 Returning - 10 Last Season: 11-3 (7-1) Sugar Bowl win over Utah 31-28 SEC Champions defeated Arkansas Captains Matt Elam and Jacoby Brissett 5 that must step up - Mack Brown HB, Jessemen Dunker LG, Cody Riggs CB, Reggie Weber SS, Jovan Harris K Brissett at SEC Media Days Outlook: QB Jacoby Brissett will get the nod again at Qb but Jeff Driskell is ready and waiting. Brissett was 2nd team ALL SEC and looks to drop his interception numbers from a year ago. Freshman phenom Will Thomas will have a small package of plays. RB Mack Brown will finally get his turn as the starting HB. A great fall camp from freshman Julius Chavis has him set to get touches every game. Also look for Matt Jones to see his first action as a Gator. FB Trey Burton will be used more in the passing game this season according to OC Brent Pease. WR/TE Five of the top six pass catchers return for the Gators. The group matured and got a huge boost when TE Jordan Reed decided to stay put for his senior year. Freshman All American Latroy Pittman will start along with Andre Debose. The Gators have a wealth of talent that will be tapped into as several players will rotate in and out of formation sets. OL The Gators return 3 of the 5 starting OL from last season. The group will be led by Jonathan Harrison who was a top ten finisher in the Rimington Award vote. Look for big years out of seniors Jon Halipio and Matt Patchan as well. Jessemen Dunker will start at guard and will need to grow up fast. Projected Starters Matt Patchan, Chaz Green, Jessemen Dunker, Jon Halipio, Jonathan Harrison Floyd and Easley lead the Gators on the field DL The 3 beasts are back for their senior campaign. HC L. Rembert was able to talk Powell, Easley, and Floyd into finishing their work in Gainesville. Shariff Floyd finished 5th in the Lombardi Award voting in'12. They came in together as freshman and will finish together as seniors. The look to win another SEC title and this time they want to be in the mix for the big one. Leon Orr steps into more playing time at DT and he looks the part after a great summer. LB Jelani Jenkins is back and is stepping into the MLB spot to replace Jon Bostic. That leaves Darrin Kitchens, Neiron Ball, and Gideon Ajagbe to man the two OLB spots. Ronald Powell will also be at the OLB spot in the 3-4 look. DB Josh Evans is the only starter who left the group. He will be replaced by Juco Reggie Weber. Matt Elam is the field general at FS. His 80 tackle season a year ago showed his knack for finding the football. Cody Riggs, LouChez Purifoy, and Marcus Roberson will once again get most of the action at corner.
Debose ignites the crowd ST The Gators lost Caleb Sturgis to graduation, However they landed one of the top kicking prospects in the '13 class in Javon Harris. Kyle Christy looks to improve his averages in the punting game. Andre Debose is one of the most dangerous return men in the game and is ready to change field position for the Gators. Season Outlook: The Gators look to win another SEC title. They bring back a large majority of the opportunistic squad from 2012. Coach L Rembert knows that these Gators will not sneak up on anyone this year. Predictions 12-2 Games to Watch vs , , , ,
Outlook Offensive: We are looking good on this side of the ball. Our top rated player is our RG who is 93 overall. He will be key if Junior RB Isaac Bennett looks to have a great year. We have a new QB in town and his name is Mark Myers he comes in as an 80 overall. He is only a sophomore who knows where he will be in two years. Myers will be looking to his Senior WR Devin Street to guide him through this season. He was a star last year let’s see if he can be even better.Defensive: The D looks stronger but is not great yet but soon they will be. The Panthers he got good recruits at DT and LB but there presents will not be seen much for a year or so. That being said the Panthers secondary look amazing. The Pitt top 2 CBs are rated 90 and 86 they will be aided by VT transfer Junior Boye Aromire he will come in and start as an 84 overall. Prediction: 8-4Games to watch: , , ,
MISSISSIPPI STATE SEASON 2 OUTLOOK Can Tyler Russell lead the Bulldogs to an SEC West Crown this season?
Returning Starters: The Bulldogs return 8 on offense, 5 on defense and the place-kicker and punter on special teams.
Star Power: QB Tyler Russell and HB LaDarius Perkins led the team last year in offensive production and will be expected to carry the load even more this season after a 6-6 effort.
New Faces: Most of the new incoming Freshman will not see significant playing time this season, however the two Freshman transfers will be thrown into the mix if they are granted eligibility by the NCAA. Incoming transfer CB Larry Hope (from Miami) will fill in instant hole after both of the starting CB from last season were drafted in the 1st round. The other incoming transfer is LOLB Noor Davis (from Stanford) who will likely compete for the starting job at ROLB if he has a strong showing in Spring camp.
Don't forget about: LG Gabe Jackson. He is the leader on the offensive line and will need to work extra hard this year to protect the QB after a few multi-sack games last season. Playing at his best as a senior will pay huge dividends to the offensive production this year.
Big Shoes to fill: The Bulldogs lost starting corners Jonathan Banks and Corey Broomfield to the draft last season. This duo constantly wrecked havoc in the secondary and found their way into the 1st round of the draft this year. Jamerson Love and Tavese Calhoun (if Larry Hope is ineligible) will learn to sink or swim early in the rough play of the SEC.
Key Battle: With the graduation of WR and Return Specialist Arceto Clark (2nd Team-All SEC) the punt and kick return competition is wide open this season. Coach HackGolfer will test a few different players out and see who can make some noise.
Rising Star: Look for sophomore WR Joe Morrow (6'-4") get a lot of looks this season. He has excellent speed and acceleration and will be a crucial slot man to make the up-tempo spread attack work for the Bulldogs.
Bottom Line: Mississippi State looked impressive in their win over Alabama last season, but really had a few lack luster efforts in losses to Tennessee and Kentucky. They will need to figure out how to turn over the ball less if they want to even have a sniff towards an SEC West championship. With the return of Tryann Mathieu to LSU, they should be the early favorite for the SEC crown. The Bulldogs also need to try and knock off Texas A&M and Arkansas on the road this season which will be no easy task. If the offensive line can protect Tyler Russell this season, they are looking at an 8-4 season as a best case scenario. Worst case and the turnover bug will plunge them down in the 4-5 win range.
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SEASON 2 PREVIEW
The 2012 Clemson Football season was "Successful" in many eyes. The Tigers accomplished many of the feats they set out to do (win the ACC, win 10 plus games and make it to a bowl game). However, Clemson did fall short in a few areas as well. Just as last season, The Tigers played mediocre at times on both sides of the ball, particularly on defense. The defense yielded one of the nations worst pass defenses and were middle of the pack as far as stopping the run was concerned. A focal point of the team is to improve the overall production of the defense in all categories.
Clemson QB Tahj Boyd will look to lead the Tigers to a third conference title.
RETURNING STARTERS- The Tigers return 9 starters on offense including QB Tahj Boyd and top receiver in Sammy Watkins. Boyd finished last season with nearly 2700yds through the air with 25 td passes to just 11 ints. Both of Boyd's top options in the passing game also return. Watkins and Hopkins combined for 1275 rec yards and 14 td's. Also, anchoring the much improved offensive line is RS SOPH OT, Shaq Anthony. Anthony was on the freshman All American list last season.
One of the top rated WR's in the country, Watkins will look to return to form in 2013
Defense was the hardest hit due to the Draft and graduation. The defensive unit will be another work in progress with 6 starters returning. The entire Linebacking core and both safeties are gone. Some younger guys will have to step up and potentially play early for this team to have a chance for a three peat.
NEW COMERS- As mentioned earlier, a few youngsters will definantly see some immediate action. FS Scott Humphrey has the skills and ability to be a starter day one. His 6'2 197lb frame gives him a great chance to help the defense in a positive way. He is currently in a virtual neck and neck battle with JR safety Taylor Watson. At the other safety position, it is all but cemented. True freshman, Jeff Sampson has been named the starter when the season starts. He is a bit small being only 5'11, but what he lacks in size he makes up in speed (94) and agility (89). He will invoke his presence early on the Tiger defense.
SEASON OUTLOOK- Having won the ACC in consecutive season, every team will be gunning for the Tigers this season. The offense will have to carry the defense until the new comers begin to gel. That being said, I feel the Tigers are up to the challege and will contend for a third ACC Championship in as many years.
PREDICTION- The Tigers will probably go 8-4 on the season and possibly 10-2 if the defense can get it together early.
VOLS LOOKING TO TAKE ANOTHER STEP IN '13
After losing seasons in back-to-back years and 3 of the last 4, the Vols rebounded to a respectable 9-4 record. While they had higher aspirations, the 2012 season will act as a springboard for the 2013 campaign. With loads of talent coming back, Tennessee looks to return to its former glory.
OFFENSE Tyler Bray returns for his SR season after tossing a lackluster 19 TD's last year. Some of the blame can be put on the emergence of HB Marlon Lane. The JR took advantage of his 1st starting role by rushing for 1,158 yards and 11 TD's despite missing 2 games. Rajon Neal and Devrin Young serve as capable backups with Young amassing nearly 600 yards and a TD in the return game. Watchout for true frosh Vincent Graham, though. He could steal some carries despite being 4th on the depth chart due to his punishing style and electric burst. On the outside, the Vols have both reliability and playmaking in Sr's Da'Rick Rogers and Justin Hunter. Rogers finished just shy of 1,000 yards receiving with 10 TD's while Hunter was just south of 600 and 4 TD's. TE Mychael Rivera will be sorely missed. His replacements return a combined 46 yards receiving between the 3 of them. The offensive line returns in its entirety. Though it's not the most talented, they will not be intimidated in the hostile SEC as they return a combined 100+ starts between them. DEFENSE The Tennessee defense is built to take advantage of its playmaking LB's. There aren't many better than the middle tandem of JR's Curt Maggitt (21 TFL) and AJ Johnson. OLB Jacques Smith returns as well after getting a team high 7.5 sacks last season. The secondary is a work in progress with only CB Justin Coleman and SS Brent Brewer being proven SEC level competitors. Though Brian Randolph did surprise with his play last season, he still needs to add consistency to his game.
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A Step In The Right Direction Devin Gardner is the "big man" on campus. Key Returning Players: LOLB Jake Ryan, ROLB Desmond Morgan, CB Blake Countess, QB Devin Gardner, WR Jeremy Gallon, LT Taylor Lewan, LG Erik Gunderson
Key Losses: QB Denard Robinson, MLB Kenny Demens
Key Newcomers: MLB Nick Preston, CB Ashton Tatum, FS Aaron Hunter, SS Darrius Jackson, TE Jon Parsons
Last Season: 12-2, B1G Ten Champs, National Champs
Captains: QB Devin Gardner, ROLB Desmond Morgan
5 that must step up: MLB Mike Jones, QB Devin Gardner, HB Justice Hayes, WR Jeremy Gallon, C Joey Burzynski
Season Outlook: I look for us to finish at least 8-4. I don't know how much higher we can get with a team rebuilding. We do have some younger guys coming in that will be ready for another National Championship run come a year or two from now.
TEXAS A&M SEASON PREVIEW
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