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  1. MurkYa21

    MurkYa21 Walk On

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    Season 3 FSU Preview

    Expectations:
    After surprisingly winning the National Championship and putting together one of the nation's best recruiting classes Florida State will look to continue their success on and off the field!

    Winning the ACC Championship is a must, but with Miami and NC State on the schedule it isn't going to be easy. From there, the Seminoles will hopefully be playing in a major BCS bowl.

    big games - Three games circled on our calander this year will be #11 Nebraska, #4 Miami, and Florida. Wins over these programs last year are what led to FSU's great season. We will have to bring everything we've got to beat them again, luckily this time the Nebraska and Miami games are at Doak Walker Stadium!

    Offense:
    QB - It has been decided that redshirt Junior EJ Manual will start at QB this season replacing Christian Ponder who had a very elustrious career. Manual gets the nod over a slower, yet more accurate, Sophomore in Andrew Martin. Manual did not see any playing time at all last season, and has only seen playing time in the 2009 season which he went 44 of 68 for 651 yards, 6 TDs, and 4 INTs. If Manual slips up Martin will be right there to catch the team. He led FSU to a very decisive victory over Miami last year when Ponder was injured. In 2010, he was 44 of 65 for 762 yards, 3 TDs, and 4 INTs - very similar to Manual.
    HB - The HB position will be three deep with Juniors Thompson (90), Pryor (91), and Jones (88). Thompson will start while Pryor and Jones see the ball more in short yardage situations. Redshirt Freshman Justin Bates (84) will see time in 4th quarter blow outs.
    WR/TE - The WRs are extremely deep, and the 5 man rotation will consist of Reed (96), Ruffin (87), Easterling (91), Givens (90), and Fortson (91). This group is very experienced, and will be led by Reed and Ruffin on the outside who combined for 2286 yards on 103 catches with 22 TDs. The TEs will be returning starters, Sr Reliford (87) and So Wilson (84).
    OL - The offensive line will be led by true Seniors Andrew Datko (98) and Zebrie Sanders (96) at tackle. Between them, from left to right, will be Seniors Greenlee (88), Ganguzza (90), and Spurlock (91).

    Defense:
    DL - In the middle will be redshirt Junior Everette Dawkins (94). Not only does he have the strength, but he has the speed, acceleration, and block shedding to destroy an offense's run game. On the outsides will be redshirt Junior Stevens (92), and camp's most improved player...redshirt Senior Jamar Jackson (88).
    LB - The LB core is stronger than ever! It will consist of two new faces in redshirt Senior Harris (89), and redshirt Junior Williams (86). However, it will also have true Seniors Nigel Bradham and Nigel Carr. Bradham is on pace for a monster season after totaling 86 tackles (19 TFL), 3 sacks, 3 INTs, 4 defl, and 3 FFs last season.
    DB - At corner will be true Sophomore Jeff Montoya, and true Junior Greg Reid both with 96+ speed. At strong and free safety will be three year starters Nick Moody (86) and Terrance Parks (86).

    Season 2 Recruiting Class:
    FSU was able to redshirt everyone in the Season 2 recruiting class, but will not be hesitant to pull a redshirt if needed from the following players:
    QB Kevin Hunter (76) - If need be, FSU will plug this speed demon (87 speed) into action, and implement some of Coach K's spread option game into their already potent offense.
    DT Danny Booker (89) - It is very unlikely, but if Dawkins were to go out Booker may see the field. Dawkins is backed by redshirt Sophomores McAllister (88) and McDaniel (87), but Booker's speed and play making ability could flat out change a game.
    MLB Jeff Johnson (88) - Johnson was redshirted with fellow Freshman MLB Derek Andrews so they could both be beasts their Senior year. However, any injuries to the LB core could release Johnson to the wild. The coaching staff believes that Johnson is the most game ready Freshman on the roster.

    Season 3 Recruiting:
    With 19 scholarships available, and over half of those being 5 stars FSU is looking to have a huge year. Main points of emphasis will be FB and safety. FSU is currently looking into #1 overall player and FB Andrew Campbell, SS's Williams (#5), Charles (#3), and Dean (#1).
     
  2. Huronia8

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    Cowboys 2011 Season Preview


    QB - Kavlin Culp is the starter, he posses a rock arm and fast enough feet to evade trouble. Highly touted Freshman Victor Matthews will back him up, Matthews has phenomenal athletic ability and a lazer rocket arm so it wouldn't be a surprise to see him eventually unseat Culp as the Cowboys QB.


    RB - The Cowboys have a phenomenal about of depth. Carries will be split but expect rSO Pratt and FR Harrell to see a majority of the carries. rFR Rogers and Robertson will handle return duties early on while they attempt to push for PT.

    WR - The core is lead by rJR Blackmon who possess great athletic ability and will be counted on heavily this season. Flanking Blackmon will be senior speed demon Hubert Anyiam who responded greatly last season working the slot. This season the inside WR will be M.J. Mosley a sophmore from Michigan. Mosley is a fireplug who is like a RB once he gets the ball in his hands, he is fearless and is never afraid to go across the middle.


    TE - All-American Matt Justice returns for his sophmore season, after catching over 80 balls for 1,000 yards last season Matt has dedicated himself to reaching the next level, he gained 5 pounds in the offseason and has gotten faster. Although its unlike he reaches his offensive output from last season expect Matt to give the young Cowboy QBs a security blanket earlier on.
    Senior Wilson Youman will be our #2 tightend this year and he is a phenomenal blocker who is strong at the point of attack. Expect Youman to take atleast 10 more snaps a game this year as we will look to ultilize more double tightend sets.


    Oline


    The herd will be lead by Senior Grant Garner, who will be arguably the best center in the country. At Guard the Cowboys return Jonathan Rush on the left who has NFL talent, at Right Guard Lane Taylor replaces Anthony Morgan.

    Both Tackles are returning as well, Sophmore Left tackle Jesse Martin has improved greatly over the offseason and will return for his second season starting on the blindside.
    Senior Right Tackle Nick Martinez returns as a kingpin of the offensive line.

    The Cowboys should be much improved on the Oline this season, as we return 4/5 and have seen all players make leaps and bounds in terms of development over last season.



    Defense


    Defensive Line -
    LE - Ramirez - after his phenomenal FR season Ramirez will attempt to walk on water this season as an encore. He has gotten 6 ovr better since last season.
    DT - Ryan - Big at 6'7 280, improved greatly over the offseason and will build on his fanastic freshman season. He will ancor it down at 3 Tech.
    DT - Nichols - Rotational guy last year who really hit the weights hard, improved 7 ovr and will now be an anchor at one technique.
    RE - Blatnick - Redshirt Senior who has been a rotational guy his entire career, great pass rusher who will be a challenge for Big 12 Left Tackles this season.


    Key Reserves:
    DE Bass - Shifty pass rusher who will be a key contributor in obvious passing situations, at 6'1 250 he has drawn comparisons to Elvis Dumbervil
    DE Williams - Size/Speed/Strength Combination that could be as good or better then J-Ram
    DT McCall - originally a DE, McCall has hit the buffet is now a DT. Possesses fantastic speed and athleticsm, will play alot and eventually we see him as a prototypical under tackle.


    Linebackers

    WLB - J.Thomas - Senior who can run like a defensive back, he is a guy we never thought would start for us... although he has turned into one of our better defensive players.
    MLB - J.Lacey - Recruited as OLB, extremely strong and great in coverage.
    SLB - J.Barnes - Leader of the defense, he has NFL type speed at the linebacker position


    Key Reserves
    MLB - L.Thomas - smart player who is always around the ball, he knows the game inside and out and will see alot of line in the middle for the Cowboys. Only a sophmore, will be a special teams captain.
    OLB - L.Furr - Hard hitting Outside backer that will see plenty of PT this season, as he has been groomed behind J.Thomas for two seasons. Almost got moved inside this season.

    Defensive Backs

    CB - D.Lowe - rSO, moved from FS. Big guy who can run and turn his hips. Replaces Thorpe Winner Markelle Martin.
    CB - J.Thomas - Senior, Big guy who can run, big time hitter who isn't afraid to hit the smile off your face
    FS - D.Dawson - Extremely intelligent, 89 Awareness for a true Sophmore. Started last season and exceeded expectations. Very good coverage guy who is just as able to step into the box.
    SS - A.Rogers - Sophmore, extremely strong and physical. If he wasn't so darn fast there is a good chance he could be a Linebacker.


    Key Reserves:
    FS S.Stephens - Top recruit, 6'5 200+, great speed. He will find his way on the field sooner or later. Will play in the Dime Package early on. Immense Special teams potential. He could probably play every single Defensive back position.

    SS - K.Warren - Big Physical Oklahoma kid, 6'5 and can run. He improved greatly with his redshirt season and is now ready to challenge for PT. He will be a terror on teams with his great speed.

    CB - V.Johnson - former Saftey, senior who will contribute as a Senior as a nickle back.



    Teams

    K - D.Bailey - One of the best in the country, anything inside 45 is pretty much automatic
    P - Q.Sharp - One of the biggest legs in the country, could see some time PK this season as D.Bailey is a SR

    Expectations

    We could potentially only lose 5 starters this season, although that will not be an excuse this season. I was calling last season a rebuilding year and we ended up winning alot of close games and going to the National Championship. With that said, we will go as far as our Quarterbacks take us, if Culp and Matthews can realize their immense potential there is no reason they can not accomplish what Alex Cate accomplished last season.
     
  3. dakota7

    dakota7 Former Blue Chip Recruit

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    Nebraska Cornhuskers


    This is a big year for the Cornhusker program. With the graduation of QB Latravis Washington, the offense will transition to a more balanced scheme, while still operating out of the spread. :RS:Sophmore QB Cody Green takes the reigns and starts out day 1 as a better passer than Washington. Green's top priority is to cut down on the number of turnovers Washington had. The offense will again feature a power run game, led by a strong interior line and true freshman David Cantrell. True freshman Mike Daniel is the starting slot WR.

    The Blackshirt defense is the obvious strength of this team. Led by a vetern linebacking crew and awesome interior defensive line, led by Senior Jared Crick, the Blackshirts are looking to not only strangle offenses, but to create scoring opportunities for themselves.

    The Husker recruiting class came in first among users. Look for an impact from LT David Cantrell, WR Mike Daniel and TE James Hansen, who are all in starting roles. These three players were all top 50 signings.
     
  4. Wellar21

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    Missouri Tigers 2011


    Blaine Gabbert and the rest of Missouris entire SR offence look to come out more aggressive in the 2011 season. Coach Wellar has decided to stick with the same playbook however the play calling certainly will be changed this season, potentially giving Gabbert a chance at the Heisman if he performs as well as week one all year. With the entire offence graduating next year the Tigers hope this is the year after losing a close game in the conference championships to Oklahoma State.

    Defensively the Tigers are young starting 2 FR at MLB as Mizzou switched the the 3-4 this year. Combined with OLB Silva and Wallace this team could tough to score on in the next two years.

    Being able to recruit a full class this year Missouri looks to find all the hidden gem 3 stars. There main focus is finding a TE and possibly a future QB although Sharp is looking good as a 84 RS FR. Expect Missouri to recruit the #1 G hard as we may move him to be a 4 year starter at center.
     
  5. Shmeezil

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    Colorado 2011 Preview

    Offense

    QB - SR Tyler Hansen (86 ovr) returns for his 3rd stint as the starting signal caller in Boulder. He looks to improve on his first two seasons, which were adequate at best. He has a decent arm and good speed (84 spd), which makes him a legitimate threat. Two :RS:FR, Justin Dawson (83 ovr) and Luke Booth (81 ovr) are waiting in the wings.

    RB - Darrell Scott is one of the best RBs in the country (95 ovr) and looks to bounce back from an injury-plagued season a year ago. If he stays healthy he is a Heisman darkhorse. Behind Scott is SR Brian Lockridge and a trio of talented FR including the #4 RB Seth Medlock. In two years, this backfield will be fierce.

    WR - The receiving corps is relatively weak this year, but is led by play-making SR Marques Simas (86 ovr) who is capable of exploding one minute and disappearing the next. 5'8" 176 SR Jason Espinosa (88 ovr) will play opposite Simas, with speedster Will Jefferson and big Terdemma Ussery (6'4" 209) also making appearances.

    TE - SR Ryan Deehan (80 ovr) gets the start, but a couple of FR "firsty firsties" Steve Scott and Ryan Davis will also see some PT.

    OL - The line is CUs best unit on offense, maybe the team. From left to right the ovr goes: 92, 88, 86, 90, 88. The 3 in the middle being SRs and the two Ts are JRs. If Scott doesn't go for 2,000 there's a problem.

    Defense

    DT - With a plethora of talented DTs (88,87,86,84,83 ovr), the middle 1/3 of the DL is set. SR Curtis Cunningham is small for a DT in the 3-4, but makes up for lack of size with great pursuit skills. SR Eugene Goree (6'1" 300) will share time. Transfer Kendrick Payne (6'2" 206 87 ovr) will be a beast next season.

    DE - The ends are anchored by two BIG SRs. Conrad Obi (6'3" 269) had 8 sacks and 16 tfl a year ago, while Lagrone Shields (6'3" 274) will make his first start after sitting behind All-Conference Marquez Herrod for 3 years. The DL should be strong, creating pressure and stopping the run.

    LB - The corps of linebackers is still one year away from being great, but are still a very solid group of 4. SO Adrian Slaughter (great name for a backer, eh?) (84 ovr, 6 sacks) and JR Tyler Ahles (85 ovr, 5 sacks) bring the pressure from the outside. Stuffing the middle are SO Liloa Nobriga (82 ovr, 91 pursuit) and JR Doug Rippy.

    CB - Losing All-Conference/Antonio Cromartie clone Jimmy Smith to the NFL sets this unit back a bit. Converted SS Patrick Mahnke (87 ovr) mans one side, while :RS:FR Gabe Coleman (81), who beat out a bevy of SRs with his outstanding cover skills, will take the other. 3 talented FR are redshirting. Give this unit 3 years and you'll be looking at 94, 92, 90, 90 ovr. Holla!

    FS - All-American and Thorpe candidate Antonio Perkins (85 ovr, 7 ints) skipped millions in the NFL to return for his SR season in Boulder. FR Isaac Griffin waits in the wings.

    SS - All-American and Thorpe runner-up Vince Singleton (82 ovr) completes the duo of ball-hawking safeties. He looks to improve on his 5 picks from a year ago. Remember this name people: Brigham Palmer. He goes 6'4" 210 with 86 spd, mid 80s coverage and 87 pursuit as a true FR. This dude will win multiple Thorpes. I'm calling it right meow.

    I'll do recruiting and expectations in a bit.
     

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