Season 6 Preview

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  1. MexiRican35

    MexiRican35 ¿Te quieres naranjas?

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    Season 6 is here, and that means the original roster players are gone. This means we find out how well you've recruited. Tell us about your team and how you expect to fair this season.
     
  2. MexiRican35

    MexiRican35 ¿Te quieres naranjas?

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    LSU Tigers

    After another year of teams moving, the SEC is looking even tougher with the losses of teams like Vandy and Kentucky. We also have some coaching changes being made to multiple teams. LSU looks to overtake rival Arkansas and their reign as the dominant team in college football.​
    QB - Clark is in his final year. He was redshirting during LSU's conference title run in 2013. He has one final chance to get that title. Defenses have to focus on him not only for his passing, but his ability to make guys miss in the pocket and create something out of nothing. Also, the offense has been incorporating some pistol formations to change it up.​
    RB - Green and Brothers are the top two backs, and will split carries. Depending on who has the hot hand, that's who will get the touches. Yates and Dahl are speedsters who will be used in unique ways.​
    WR - Clark's favorite wideout Davenport decided to come back for his last year, and the whole offense couldn't have been happier. He has sure hands and can work the middle of the field with ease. Wilson is a pure burner who will also be the main return man. The spot for the 3rd WR is up for grabs between Gonzalez, Mitchell, Battle, and Smith.​
    TE - Bowman is now gone, so insert Carter. He is not as fast as Bowman, but will still be utilized like Bowman. He has good hands and better run blocking skills.​
    OL - The line is experienced and very good. The run blocking needs to be improved from last year. They did an exceptional job in the passing game and will build on that. ​
    DL - Most of the line are juniors and got PT time last year. They need to do better of getting off their blocks against the run. Pass rushing wise, though, they excel in.​
    LB - Not much depth here, so we hope for no injuries. They are good on the blitz which will help get pressure on the QB.​
    DB - The secondary hopes to put the dropped INTs from last year behind them and cause turnovers this year. SS Smith is still on the hot seat. If he doesnt perform, he could be on the bench his senior year.​
     
  3. recchem2000

    recchem2000 UCLA > WSU

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    Auburn Tigers are the best Tigers in the conference :eek:
     
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  4. Boom29

    Boom29 Walk On

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    Miami Hurricanes - Play or Pay

    The Miami Hurricanes come off a 10 win season, yet, many around the program see it as a disappointment. Nevertheless, the Hurricanes look forward to another promising seasons, though many pitfalls lurk in the way.

    Offense
    The unexpected departures of QB Christian Smith and the team's best Offensive Lineman to the NFL have created some uncertainty at what was expected to be a rock-solid unit returning 9 starters. Instead, it will be how well the replacements at these two key positions play that will in large part determine the success of the Canes offense.

    Taking the helm will be rJR QB Andrew Vinson who has great accuracy, but has not seen any time under center in his Canes career. With no true backup behind Vinson, it will be up to the coaching staff to put Vinson in a position to succeed.

    Hoping to take the pressure off Vinson will be rJR HB Keith Sutton who is replacing All-American Randy Johnson. While not the athlete of Johnson's caliber, Sutton has deceptive speed and elusiveness. Look for rFR Tony Thornton to also get into the mix.

    Luckily for Vinson, he will have pre-season All-American SR WR Lamar Christensen at his disposal. Christensen has been a mainstay on the Miami receiving corps since his Freshman year and is in line to break multiple school records. Look for rJR WR Eddie Walker to have a breakout year now that he finally has a chance to start. At the tight end position, the Canes boast a trio of tight ends that can block as well as they catch.

    Overall, the strength of the Canes offense is the right side of the offensive line. The group returns three starters and should be able to provide Vinson the protection needed. Nevertheless, the line will only be a strong as its weakest link and rFR LT Shawn Carroll will be thrust into the spotlight. Carroll has good blocking skills, but his inexperience may prove to be his downfall in the rugged SEC.

    Defense
    The Canes defense comes off a season in which they gave up a lot of points in their most important games. While the Canes will be young at the linebacker position, experience in the defensive line and secondary should offset any early deficiencies.

    The defensive line for the Canes is star-studded at the tackle position with the likely #1 pick in the NFL draft rSR Luke Maxwell and two other first round selections in rSR Aaron Andrews and rSR Cornelius Brown. Complementing this trio on the outside are rising stars JR DE Michael Sledge and rSO DEs Peter Young and Andrew Schultz.

    The only returning starter of the linebacking core is rJR OLB Jeremy Jennings. Jennings is good in coverage and has solid play-making abilities. The loss of MLB Raphael Kirby in the middle will allow JR MLB James Rogers to get his chance to shine. Rogers is not as athletic as Kirby, but has the intelligence and ability to become the third All-American MLB in Coach Akai's tenure.

    The secondary returns three of four starters and should able to contain opposing passing games. However, the unit has never played as well as advertised as demonstrated in losses to Arkansas and Georgia the previous year. FS Kurt Covington returns for his SR year to lead the group after missing the final five games of the season due to an injury. A former Bednarik award winner, Covington and will patrol the defensive backfield looking to recapture his form.

    Outlook
    The Canes are hopeful for this season, but a treacherous schedule and inexperience at key positions will force Coach Akai to reign in the offense some, while keeping the defense in more base sets.
     
  5. Wyrmreaver

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

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    Missouri Tigers

    After beating every team they've played the last three seasons not named Arkansas, the Tigers look to have another good season. Mizzou moves to the new look SEC East and will have a very different schedule this season compared to that of the last 5 years.

    QB: Jason Jones - last season Jones played QB, WR, and CB for this team garnering some national attention in the process. This year he is the full time QB and will be asked to step in and be productive just like his predecessors Maty Mauk and James Franklin. Jones doesn't quite have the passing chops of those two players, but he is a better athlete than either. Additionally Jones has a full compliment of weapons at the skill positions so his transition to QB1 is expected to go smoothly.

    HB: This position is perhaps the deepest on the team. David Oliver and Matt Miller are listed as the top 2 guys on the depth chart and both are tough, balanced backs who can grind out yards and run through arm tackles. The talent doesnt stop there though as former athletes Erik Curry, Nick Cannon, and Scott Sullivan are all expected to be on the field situationally this year. Curry was impressive as a change of pace back last season and will reprise that role along with the ultra-fast Sullivan. Cannon is good enough in the passing game to play WR, so expect to see him in sets where a HB lines up out wide as well as a few others here and there, especially when he can be a threat catching balls out of the backfield.

    WR: Kenan Fenner draws some physical comparisons to Mizzou great Dorial Green Beckham. Fenner is 6'7" with speed and has been the teams top receiver the past two seasons.Marvin Cooper, Lee Fenton, and Chris Jones round out a strong top 4 WR corps of seniors. Fenton is 6'7" also and boasts great speed to get deep. Cooper runs as good a route as any player in the nation and isn't afraid to go get a ball in traffic. Jones is a guy who does everything pretty well and makes a nice 4th option.

    TE: As in previous seasons, this is unlikely to be a focal point in this offense, but Ryan Barbour has quietly developed into a pretty nice player and one who can make the defense pay if they ignore him while focusing on all of the talented guys at HB and WR.

    O-Line: A solid group led by an All American at center. This unit has been the teams achilles heel at times over the last few seasons and while they are improved, they are still a young group and haven't quite arrived.

    DE: This is a spot that has been unsung in the teams 3-3-5 scheme. Curtis Herman and Corey Wallace are the starters. Neither player really stands out but neither looks to be a serious liability either.

    DT: Roger Browning will be entering his 3rd year as the anchor at the nose. After registering 5 sacks as a freshman, then 10.5 as a sophomore, expectations are high. Roger can beat you with power or finesse to create pressure in the middle, which will be in high demand with 2 new starters at DE.

    LB: After an injury in spring practice, freshman all american Chad Wilkinson will be taking a redshirt this season. Seniors Nicholas Barber and Larry Scott will be manning the edges in his stead. Scott is the converted SS who went from intercepting passes as a sophomore to sacking the QB last season as a Junior. Scott will be looking to duplicate the 15.5 sacks he registered a year ago. Barber has patiently waited his turn and should play well now that he's getting his chance. Jesse Suggs will be in the middle, completing a trio of 5th year seniors in the starting lineup. Suggs is another player who has slowly developed behind other kids before finally getting his shot now. Suggs isn't the teams fastest LB, but he brings excellent position skills and coverage ability to go along with his enormous 6'7" 244 lb frame.

    CB: Eugene Hicks is back as a third year starter having recorded 15 INTs in 2 seasons. Eric Johnson is the starter opposite him. Together this tandem has some talent, but neither looks like an NFL caliber CB so expect the defense to rely on the front 7 to pressure the QB in order to minimize the time they will need to actually cover.

    FS: Sophomore Daniel Stratton steps in for his first action since arriving on campus. Stratton has great size and good speed for the position. Coaches hope that he can make up for his lack of experience in coverage with his sound tackling

    SS: Last seasons starters Carlos Johnson and Bo Thomas return to man the 3-3-5 SS spots. Both of these kids are talented. Johnson is more often in coverage, judging by his 8 INTs as a freshman last season while Thomas is less predictable, sometimes in coverage, other times blitzing or in the box for run support. Thomas registered 5 sacks last year to go along with 4 INTs.

    Verdict: This team is the most talented group that coach Hennessy has had since taking over at Mizzou. Expectations are cautiously high. Some folks are all in and predicting a rematch of last seasons Arkansas-Missouri national title game in the SEC title game while others are concerned that Mizzou may take a year to adjust to all of th enew faces on their schedule now that they are in the SEC East.
     
  6. Dru50

    Dru50 Still Chicago's #1 son

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    Georgia has a ton of talented players.....and they have a coach who reportedly will pull his ass out of the strip club and show up for all his games....so, fans in Athens are excited.
     
  7. Wyrmreaver

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

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    Yeah, but this season they have to play Mizzou..... seems like you left town just in time coward! :p
     
  8. whygodwhy1111

    whygodwhy1111 Walk On

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    The RazorWing Takes Flight

    Coach WhyGod took a hand full of crazy pills, threw caution into the wind, rubbed Cheez's belly for luck, and aborted every offensive play he used in route to a 68-2 record. No one knows for sure what will happen this season. The defense returns a lot of skilled players so its expected Arkansas will be able to hang around in all there games. The roster has been gearing up to move to the FleXbox One. Stocking up on running QBs, Bruising FBs, and HBs with good receiving skills. Now its time to see if the move pays off.


    Big names for Arkansas:

    QB
    Clint McCarthy: Came onto the team the same year as Robbins, has waited 4 years on the bench to get his one shot as a RS Senior. He is fast with a good arm and while he might not break as many tackles as Robbins, he does have good ball security and will hopefully outrun a few defenders.​


    RBs: Probably no one will stand out on the season as the RazorWing shares the love
    HB Chris Carter - Good all around HB with decent receiving skills. Nothing too flashy but very good as most aspects of being a RB​
    HB Barry Vaughn - Big bruising back. loves long walks on the beach, and trucking fools.​
    HB Marcus Broussard - Fastest of the running backs and has an incredible stiff arm to help him turn the corner.​
    FB Brendan Dawn - runs like a HB catches like an all pro TE​
    FB Anthony Martin - 267 lbs of MAN coming straight at you​

    DEs: 530 lbs of Tackle destroying monsters proving that speed does not matter
    David Edwards: Rock the league last year, back for his senior season​
    Clayton Larsen: Big and mean counter to Edwards ( Team Edwards, or Team Larson )​

    LB:
    Michael Smith - He. Can. Do. It. All. Cover like a corner, rush like a Lineman.​



     
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  9. Dru50

    Dru50 Still Chicago's #1 son

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    You caught me....I resigned solely to avoid the might Mizzou juggernaut.:cool:
     
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