Season 4 Washington State preview

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  1. areohhwhy

    areohhwhy Walk On

    Jun 5, 2011
    The Washington State cougars are looking to continue the success of last year season , one of the best seasons in school history, where the team went 13-1, won it's 2nd pac-12 conference championship, and a Rose Bowl victory, 2nd out of 3 years. The cougars are drastically younger and inexpereienced in compairison to last year. And with expectations in Pullman rising, questions surrounding the team will need to be answered. The main theme of this season will be change, with mostly every starter being lost to graduation last year, is the team strong enough to stay atop the Pac 12 conference?

    Preview: Offense
    The Washington State cougars will be led by redshirt senior Quarterback connor Halliday. A very accurate quarterback with not much of an arm. The offense will show a multitude of formations with a constant theme of controlling the line of scrimmage and controlling the ball. The offense will need to improve from a dismal performance where they were 2nd to last in the nation in Pass offense, and Last in the nation in 1st downs. The offense will feature more of a west-coast, timing offense that will be more focused on stretching the defense to get first downs rather than looking for the big play. With the running game becoming more of a focus, and with the increasing role of tight-ends and Fullbacks in the offense, it will be interesting to see how this offense will look come week 1

    Will the offensive line hold up after losing all 5 of it's seniors to graduation? The 2014 Washington State cougars will be sporting a whole new offensive line this year. Only one lineman has actually started in an actual game. "our offensive line will have to grow up extremely quickly" States the Washington State coach "Inexperience will not be an excuse, the offensive line will be better than last year" Finished the coach.

    Preview: Defense

    The cougars lost 2 All-americans, Losing 9 starters on defense is tough. The Cougars will have a new look defensively. Focused more on controlling the middle of line. there is no particular strength on defense. But there are clear weaknesses. The secondary is extremely inexperienced and it will be interesting to see if they can handle the passing attacks of oregon. The cougars will still be 3-3-5 based, but will include more 4-3 and 4-2-5 packages to provide more pressure on opposing quarterbacks. But there is extreme doubt that the young cougars will be able to re-capture the swagger of last year's defense and be one of the top defenses in the nation

    Overall: This cougars team will be the youngest in recent memory and will be an unpredictable bunch, with so many question marks it will be even tougher to face powerhouse oregon, Stanford, Colorado in the Pac-12

    Record Prediction: 7-5

    Needs more visual enhancers but it's a start.
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  2. makinpropel

    makinpropel Go Big Red!

    Mar 5, 2011
    Nice work, I'll get a Colorado one up tonight.

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