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  1. Muttcope

    Muttcope 2 Own Goals and Counting

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    2013 Nebraska Cornhuskers

    The Blackshirts look to return Memorial Stadium to its former glory after a down year in 2012. After losing 7 starters combined on offense and defense the Huskers will look to dethrone the KSU wildcats from their lofty perch in the Big XII history books. It has been five years since the last Big XII title for Nebraska, but this year the talent is there to recapture the glory year.

    OFFENSE

    On offense a battle in spring practice has left the QB position wide open between heralded PS#1 Greg Booker, coming off his RS, and incumbant Jason Jones. "We don't know who will lead this team, but whoever it is will have the confidence of everyone in Lincoln." Coach Mutt said today.

    The strength of the team is D. Bryant, and J. Holmes who will lead a potent running attack for the Huskers. Bryant averaged 6.8 YPC, while Holmes averaged 7.4 YPC last year. They look to increase those numbers this year.

    At WR the Huskers will be very young with 3 true FR being involved in the passing game. Nate Allen will be leaned heavily as he is the only receiver with over 6 catches in his career coming into the year.

    DEFENSE

    On the DL true FR, who have both been clocked with sub 4.5 40's will on the ends, bookending two monster DT's in Lester, and Lewis. Lester and Lewis will finally get to play this year after sitting behind Mr. Nebraska Christian Rust for the past two years.

    Stephen Stevens will lead a group of talented LB's. He has started since his FR year, and will look to improve on his All-American year last year. He has average over 86 tackles a year playing the OLB position, and will look to nurture two first year starters in SR Pettway, and true FR Gates who beat out incumbant Tupea in spring ball this year.

    In the secondary the Huskers will be very young, and their season will be decided by how these youngsters play this year. The only returning player in the defensive backfield who had extensive playing time last year was preseason All-American TJ King at FS. We will be seeing a lot of White in Memorial Stadium this year as two Whites will be playing the SS and LCB for the Huskers.
     
  2. bringbackjimmy

    bringbackjimmy WTFWTTD

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    Wisconsin

    The Badgers lost alot of talent to the pro's this year and it will hard to fill the shoes of last years leaders. Timothy Watkins left as the ALL-TIME leader in rushing TD's and was a menace to all of the Big 10. The biggest loss though was Tyler Westphal who was the most feared DE in the history of College Football. He finished his career at the ALL-Time Sack Leader and also broke the single season sack record with 39 Sacks

    Offense

    The Badger Offense is Led By R-SO Desi Miller(PS#1-'10) who brings a Cannon for a arm(96THP) and the ability to spread the ball around. He Had the Privillage of being able to sit behind and learn from Wisconsin's Greatest QB Curtis Phillips for the last 2 years. Look For Desi Miller to put up some amazing numbers in the Badgers new spead Offense.

    The Badger Offense for the first time in coach Baggett's Career has Elite Talent at the WR position thanks to the addition of David Bell(PS#1). Bell is a Steve Smith clone and will make coaches pray for help when he touches the ball. To go along With Bell are last yr's Starters R-SO Greg Thompson(PS#18) and SO Marcus Hayes(PS#21) that will make it hard to double anybody.

    Playbook-ECU

    Defense

    The Defense is led by R-SO David Oliver(PS#25) who takes over for Tyler Westphal. Oliver Explosiveness off the line will help take some pressure off the rest of the front seven, but what it key for Olver is how he fares in run Support. Oliver needs to show that he is stong enough to take on the full duties or he might be resigned to passing situations.

    The Defensive Backfield is led by the Tyler's. Tyler Watson(PS#1) and Tyler Jean(PS#2) come in after being redshirted last yr. They both Show great potential in becoming shut down corners and has allowed the Badger to move SR's Matthew Moncur(PS#3) and Danny Barnes(PS#16) to nickel and dime Situations.

    Defense Playbook- 4-3

    WEEK2-At Half Time during the Wk2 game against Oregon State the jerseys of Watkins(#24) and Westphal(#94) will be retired.
     
  3. JrRawlins

    JrRawlins People hate me cause they aint me...

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    Kansas State


    Offense
    The dynamic duo of Kassanavoid and Guidry are gone.... 4 Big XII titles later, the Wildcats must start over.... Redshirt Freshman David Harris will lead a potentially potent attack. Harris's backfield mate will be Vernon Montgomery who rushed for 1000 yards last season in 7 games... he has the big play potential of Guidry with the power to run inside, #2 on the preseason Heisman list expectations are very high for this Junior. The receiver position is stacked to say the least... Junior All American PJ Pendleton leads this group, along with Darrick Daniels, Kevin Thomas and Kurt Washington... all of these players are excellent with the ball in their hands.....add Freshman TE Nick harper (PS#3) and the Wildcats offense looks great on paper.....

    Player to Watch -- HB Vernon Montgomery, he is the engine that makes the offense go... if he is rolling the offense will be great...

    Breakout Player -- QB David Harris, he has the reins for the next 4 years....​

    Defense

    The Wildcats defense returns mostly intact losing 3 players (FS Chris Boyd, MLB Blake Slaughter and OLB Andrew Porter) Porter and Boyd are in the NFL while Slaughter graduated, all were very important to what the Wildcats did defensively and will be missed...... The anchor for our 3-4 this year will be DT Roberson... he was redshirted last season, and this year comes in ready to dominate.... Our linebackers are led by outside backers Junior Terrance Romero and Sophomore Mark Callahan.... The secondary features All-American Adam Whitlock on the corner with newcomer Ray Kirby at free safety....

    Player to Watch - Corey Roberson, if he plays to his potential he can be flat out dominate.....

    Breakout player - Ray Kirby, with his speed and ability to close on the ball... He can play at a different level than Chris Boyd did when he won the Bednarik award.....













     
  4. jkhaalis991

    jkhaalis991 Back in The Deuce...been gone too long.

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  5. jkhaalis991

    jkhaalis991 Back in The Deuce...been gone too long.

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  6. jkhaalis991

    jkhaalis991 Back in The Deuce...been gone too long.

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  7. jkhaalis991

    jkhaalis991 Back in The Deuce...been gone too long.

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  8. HoosierHoo

    HoosierHoo Walk On

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    CAL GOLDEN BEARS


    Although Cal has strung together an impressive steak of three Pac 10 titles and three Rose Bowl victories, coach HoosierHoo has not been satisfied. Early season non-conference losses have derailed the team's title hopes. This year, Cal comes into the season as the nation's top ranked team. That standing will be tested early, as Cal has to travel to Manhattan to take on eighth ranked Kansas State in week two.

    Offense
    The Golden Bears return many of their skill position players on offense. HB Brian Stephens returns after an injury cut short his sophomore campaign. True freshman Jay Jones (PS-#4) will compete for playing time. A tremendously strong receiving corps got even better with the arrival of freshman speedster Cameron Lamb (PS-#4). Sophomore Cody Wood is a leading candidate for the Heisman Trophy after a monster rookie campaign. The big question mark for Cal on offense is who will take snaps from center, after the graduation of Beau Sweeney. Early on, it looks like a battle between R-SO Ryan Ward (PS-#3) and true freshman Dave Johnson (PS-#2).

    Defense
    Cal will need to replace several starters on the defensive side of the ball. The D line returns mostly intact, with DE Justin Barrett and DT Lamar Cook providing the star power. At LB, heralded five star recruits Lamont Smith and Lee Hopkins will take over at the OLB spots, while R-FR Josh Bridge will challenge to win the MLB job. The secondary is led by All American sophomore SS Joseph Charles (PS-#1).
     
  9. Drifterbub

    Drifterbub Help me hide a body?

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    Iowa Hawkeyes

    Key to the Offense: Superstar by committee. The superstar age at Iowa has come to an end. Courtney Hill, Jamie Curry, Rod Brooks, Lance Bell, and Anthony Morse are all gone. Only one receiver who saw any significant playing time from last years two deep is back. The true frosh tandem of Perry PS #1 and Patterson PS #5 should handle the ground duties. The offensive front is big and heavy, but only time will tell if this unit is as strong as its been in previous years.

    Key to the Defense: Hit them in the mouth. DT Brooks and OLB Bell leave the defense in good shape this year. One of the most athletic units in the country led by superstar FS Matt Atkins PS#1, leaves very little to be desired. DEs JR Roger Pennington PS #7 and FR Shaun Washington PS #4 will look to collapse pockets while stretch the running game to the outside. So CB Donald Scott PS #3 is a true lock down guy and will look to take away his side of the field.

    Names you will know soon: So WR C. Davis PS #7, FR DE Shaun Washington PS #4

    Breakout Star: OLB Javon Charles PS #7

    Best Pro Prospect: TE Dominique Carter PS #2 is a poor man's Jason Witten.
     
  10. OMlawdog

    OMlawdog Going full Cheeze

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    Illinois is ready to go for #4...

    The reigning back to back to back National champs are ready to go for their 4th straight National Title. Sounds crazy, but nothing less is expected in Champagne.

    Offense: The offense is led by Senior Michael Burke who after 3 seasons of splitting carries will be expected to carry the load this year and Illinois expects big big things from Mr. Burke. Don't be surprised to see him up for the Heisman.

    Backing him up will be Junior James Harris who is being benched for declaring for the draft last year as a sophmore. Hopefully he has learned his lesson. Also fighting for time is RS Freshman, John Rogers who two years ago was the number 1 player in the country. He is now running 3rd string, but at 88 OVR as a RS frosh, big things are expected from him.

    At WR we have Cedric Smart, who is looking to have a huge Senior season, and Illinois is very happy to have him back for his senior year. At TE their is a two headed monster with Steve Smith and David Garrad(I think) both with great speed and good size.

    Pulling the trigger on this offense is Clarence Manigent who missed the last 9 games last year, and hopes to stay healthy this year, because if there is one weakness to this Illinois team it is lack of depth at QB.

    DEFENSE:

    The defense is led by speed at pretty much every position. The defense took a big hit with Lee Martin leaving early, but with Aaron Gray manning the MLB spot and the D-line and Linebackers all coming back, the front seven should be better than ever. As for the corners look for Zach McDaniel and Will smith to have breakout seasons as both have 95 speed and are 90 OVR corners.

    This defense may rival the Illinois defense of two years ago that only gave up 180 yards rushing for the year.

    NEWCOMERS: Most of the Illinois recruiting class will redshirt as usual, but look out for Cedric Crum, the number one player in the country last year and he comes in and could be trouble for teams. Considering he won't have to be the number one option, he could have a breakout season this year.

    Illinois is looking to win their 4th National Title, and this year's team looks ready for the challenge.
     
  11. Flo308

    Flo308 "Ocean Front Property"

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    2013 Kansas Jayhawks

    This year the Jayhawks will young in key areas of the offense and with a new offense being implemented the fans should not be expecting much offense. As for the defense it has improved with speed but not with strength, which could be a problem when there is not much depth.

    Offense:
    -With 3 redshirt freshman fighting for a starting spot at QB, young backfield and an inexperience line the offense will be hit or miss for the first couple of games. Although very excited about a new playbook and the speed at the Wideout positions. Kansas will have to depend on their WRs to make plays all year long. Leading the charge at WR is Junior Chad Sutton who already has broken the receiving touchdown record for a single season at Kansas. Next is Senior WR Will Carter who is on the other side of the ball and he owns the single season record for receptions in a season at Kansas.
    -The Tailback position will be by committ to start the year, with Sophmore Brian Lewis winning the starting job this spring. Backing him up will be Martin Lewis who will be entering his Junior year and has very little experience.

    Defense:
    -The young and under size defense is led by Captain SS Timothy Parquet who is a redshirt Junior. A player with speed and a nose for the ball, look for him to have a great year. Although the defense is implementing a new defensive playbook make no mistake Coach Flo takes no excuses when his boys take the field. Other players to be looking out for is first year starter LB Jamel Love, returning FS Stan Godfrey and Senior DE Michael Barr.

    Outlook:
    -Kansas is hoping for a QB to emerge and with a young team in key areas making any bowl game would be a success. Anything else that is made a tough Big 12 schedule, is just a bonus.
     
  12. whatupguy

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    2013 Michigan State Spartans

    Offense:
    Coach Whatup Guy is in the process of implementing a new offensive philosophy, looking to take advantage of the haul of receivers in the offseason. By shying away from his balanced approach, the Spartans will look to do their damaged through the air. QB Willie Bell returns for his senior season, a little bit improved from last year. Coach Guy is hoping that he can cut down on his INTs, and work the offense. He will be helped by a new bunch of WRs, led by Matt Marcus, who brings blazing speed to the offense. While the option attack is still viable, Willie Bell will look to take a more Tony Romo approach, making plays by rolling out of the pocket, trying to make up for a mediocre offensive line.

    Defense

    The Spartans defense leaves much to be desired. After receiving some help through recruiting, the Spartans have thin "quality" depth at most positions. Brian Brunner returns as defensive captain at the safety position. Will Love returns as our impact linebacker. If the Spartans are going to have success in the Big Ten this year, we are going to have to depend on shootouts.

    Outlook: With a bruising schedule including the "Big 3" of the Big Ten, as well as an improving Arizona squad and #3 Notre Dame, as well as only having Five home games, the outlook is grim to say the least. Sights are set on Florida, hoping for an Outback Bowl bid, and hopefully more success on the recruiting trail.
     
  13. Drifterbub

    Drifterbub Help me hide a body?

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    Okay, what we thought was a bug is now a confirmed known issue. I know for 120% that everyone had a 6/6 split. Almost took screen shots, just for prrof and I wish I had.
     
  14. theSANDMAN215

    theSANDMAN215 Hokie, Hokie, Hokie, HI

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    what's the bug?
     
  15. theSANDMAN215

    theSANDMAN215 Hokie, Hokie, Hokie, HI

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    Oregon State ....

    Offense:

    We are led by true sophomore quarterback Jason Mitchell. We are expecting big things this year from him. After having thrown for over 2,000 yards and rushing for over 1,000 last year, he will have a target on his back this season. We have an abundance of WR, but with his favorite target gone due to graduation, he will have to find a main target. We have some speed at halfback, but Johnson, the starter, always gets hurt. Our o-line will improve over the next few years with some decent recruiting.

    Defense:

    We lost our start MLB and am replacing him with, well, crap. We have an abundant of DB's to hopefully slow down the passing attack in the Pac 10. Obviously it did not even dent Wisconsin's passing attack. the d-line could use a LOT of help.

    Special Teams: we have a great punter/kicker who is a senior.
     
  16. Drifterbub

    Drifterbub Help me hide a body?

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    How the schedule switches after you advance. Some games become away that were home and vice versa.
     
  17. BRUCE80

    BRUCE80 Let the dirt just shower over you..

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    O:

    Our second year qb really got better starting out at 76 he is now at 86 in his second game of his sophmore season. We have some big strong WRs and added a touch of speed to the core. TE is still the teams biggest weakness on O. The RBs are a solid group of three right now and we will use all three this season. Due to assistant coach Joey Russell's repeated text messages too recruits we lost out on a pretty nice Ath turned WR.

    D:

    Youth is served on this side of the ball with two sophmores starting at DE backed up by a soph. There is a freshman DT starting who is a three star stud. The Lb core is headed by Senior impact ROLB (insert name here) and soph standout MLB ?. The secondary is led by Senior FS Joe Russell who is joined by a senior CB and a Freshman and soph. Our freshman SS has really impressed two games into his career.

    Outlook:

    We look to continue to improve as the year goes along and will try to beat our conference opponants this season. We got by OSU and UW last season with a dissapointing loss to Cal costing us a trip to the Rose Bowl. This year we look to get over that hurdle.
     

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