SMU Football 2010 Preview SMU Football 2010 Preview Yes, it's that time of year, football fans. The beginning of the season is fast approaching and fall is in the air. Last year, June Jones worked his magic to turn around a woeful 1-11 SMU team in 2008 into a very respectable 8-5 in 2009. After a tearful retirement press conference from June Jones, SMU hired a little known coach in Coach Wreck'em. Coach Wreck'em hopes to build on the successes of the 2009 season and secure a C-USA championship. Let's take a look at the roster for the season. QBs Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 Name Year OVR Kyle Padron SO 78 Braden Smith SO 72 J.J. McDermott JR 70 Steve Kaiser FR 66 After a spectacular freshman season in which Kyle Padron threw for over 2000 yards in 7 games, he is the leader of this offense. Behind him are solid backups in Braden Smith and former starter J.J. McDermott. Steve Kaiser will be a project likely to redshirt this year. HBs Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 Name Year OVR Zach Line SO 78 Bryce Lunday JR 74 Chris Butler SR 73 Darryl Fields FR 67 For a Run and Shoot team, SMU has a surprisingly good stable of halfbacks. Zach Line, a LB turned running back will step into the role of starter this year after serving as a back up last year. Bryce Lunday will serve as a good change of pace back along with Chris Butler. FB and TEs Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 Name Year OVR Billy Dugal SO 68(FB) Bradley Haynes JR 70(TE) Tight End and Fullback are the two least used positions on the team. Neither Dugal nor Haynes are notable. Nothing to see here WRs Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 Name Year OVR Aldrick Robinson SR 83 Terrance Wilkerson JR 81 Cole Beasley JR 77 A'Darius Medford SR 76 Darius Johnson SO 74 The Run and Shoot offense centers around the wide receiver position, and SMU's strongest position is its wideouts. Aldrick Robinson and Terrance Wilkerson have been tasked with replacing SMU's top threat last year. They aer both very experienced and are 2 of the best players on the team. Cole Beasley and A'Darius Medford are also experienced receivers playing in the slot. Darius Johnson will still receive a lot of playing time this season despite being the 5th receiver. There are 5 other wideouts, but they are all >74 OVR. The Line Tackles Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 Name Year OVR Kelvin Beachum JR 83(LT) Kelly Turner JR 74(LT) J.T. Brooks JR 79(RT) Brian Collins SO 71(RT) Guards and Centers Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 Name Year OVR Josh LeRibeus JR 79(LG) Jordan Free SO 74(LG) Chris Atchison SO 69(LG) Bryce Tennison JR 76(RG) Jimmy Chase SO 73(RG) Ashton Duhe FR 69(RG) Blake McJunkin JR 79(C) Joey Fontana SO 73(C) The SMU offensive line is returning 4 out of 5 starters from last season, and it shows. Kelvin Beachum and J.T. Brooks are solid tackles. Josh LeRibeus and Bryce Tennison are also returning starters that are very solid. Center Blake McJunkin is the only new starter for the SMU line, but he has served as a backup for the 2 years prior to 2010 *Defense coming soon!