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  1. Mogriffjr

    Mogriffjr Walk On

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    NEBRASKA CORNHUSKERS

    QUARTERBACK
    SR JEFF LINDSEY (93)
    JR BRANDON WORKMAN (88)
    SR Jeff Lindsey gets his 2nd shot at the starting gig. Last year he was effective throwing the ball, but too much to the other team, to the tune of 15 INT's to only 9TD's. He worked on his accuracy a lot (97) to the point where he's hitting our guys in stride. He has developed from an ATH prospect to a top tier QB in the nation. He just needs to make better decisions on the field. His height remains a concern but 6'1" QB's have worked for us in this system.
    THE FUTURE- FR- CARL JOSEPH (75), FR- LEE PERKINS (75)

    RUNNING BACK
    JR- MAURICE BRYANT (88)
    SR- JUSTIN HOWELL (88)
    We've had the pleasure of having some excellent RB's come in here and be the anchor of this team. From Rex Burkhead, to Trey Smith and Aaron Green, we have been well off there. Now we truly don't have a #1 type RB. At first glance it seemed like that distinction would go to Justin Howell, a converted ATH who profiled well at WR but we needed him in the backfield. He shows great RB vision and runs excellent routes, making him a threat out of the backfield. But he's not a pure RB...he doesn't show the moves to break free back there. JR-RB Maurice Bryant has emerged as our #1 RB for now. He has nice speed (92) and is strong (67) at a lean 221lbs. We like that he can power through up the gut and have the elusiveness to get to the outside.
    THE FUTURE- FR STERLING VINCENT (80), FR- TERRENCE CHARLES (76)

    FULLBACK
    SR- CHRIS PENNINGTON (83)
    SR Chris Pennington has carved out a niche for being a solid FB. He came onto the scene quiet but has done his job. He has solid hands and always plows forward when he runs. A good blocker who really has done what he needs to when he gets out on the field.
    THE FUTURE- SO- TARIQ NEAL (77)

    WIDE RECEIVER
    JR- DUSTIN HERRON (87)
    JR- DAVID YOUNG (89)
    JR- ERIK MORRIS (90)
    JR Dustin Herron returns as our most dynamic WR. The Biletnikoff winner had 73 catches for 1609yds and 20TD's last year. At 6'4", he's a matchup nightmare, considering that he has 95 speed/97 acceleration. He continues to morph himself into the total package. With Steve McCauley and Jamal Turner graduating, JR David Young (89) and JR Erik Morris (90) have been waiting in the wings to get their shot. Young is the more dynamic WR at 6'2", 165lbs as a kid who can get open and showcase his speed while Morris is the perfect slot type. He's quick and runs the best routes on the team.
    THE FUTURE- SO RICKY GOFF (85), FR- DESMOND HIGH (79), FR- ERIK SMITH (75)

    TIGHT ENDS
    SR- DENNIS SCOTT (94)
    SR- CHRIS BECK (86)
    The TE spot doesn't figure much with our current offense but Dennis Scott will get his way onto the field. He's a dynamic TE with amazing pass catching skills and a supreme awareness for where to be to get the ball. Chris Beck would be a #1 TE on most teams (shows how good Scott is). Amazing acceleration off the line and is one of our best receivers on the team. Beck figures to get onto the field more this season.
    THE FUTURE- FR- J.B. BISHOP (83)

    OFFENSIVE LINE
    LT-SR CRAIG JACKSON (94)
    LG-SR TOMMY COLEMAN (97)
    C-SO KURT RICHARDSON (88)
    RG-SO TONY ARMSTRONG (88)
    RT-JR ERIC ROBINSON (86)
    ---The left side of the line is one of the best in the country. Craig Jackson has been a 3 year starter and has been effective on the left side with his excellent quickness off the line and his improving strength. Coleman is our best run blocker and is a top run blocking guard in the country. The C, RG, and RT are all new starters. We are particularly interested in seeing how Kurt Richardson does as the starter as the guy making the line calls. RG Tony Armstrong maybe our most complete and talented offensive lineman on the roster. He's a huge man at 6'7", 321lbs and has great strength combined with excellent acceleration.
    THE FUTURE- FR-LT DARREN GRIGSBY (83), FR-RG KEN HARRIS (79), FR-LG STEVEN RICHARDSON (79), FR-RG BRIAN SUTHERLAND (78)

    DEFENSIVE LINE
    LE-SR MARVIN BOWERS (93)
    SO-DT BRYAN OLSON (88)
    SO-DT MAURICE CLARK (87)
    RE-SR GENE COLEMAN (97)
    ---This maybe our most talented Dline group to date. Gene Coleman is destined for stardom as our best overall end. He has the power, speed, and all the moves to get to the QB. And he's relentless...to have that out of a 6'4", 270lb man makes us believe he will top his 12.5 sack total from last year. Opposite him is Marvin Bowers, who's smaller in stature but coming in the same class as Coleman, he's had someone to push him and Bowers has become our 2nd best end. On the inside we feature two sophomores, one of which came from our DT class in Maurice Clark, who we feel has the size and strength to hold down the middle for the next 2-3 seasons. He started as a true freshman and held his own.
    THE FUTURE- SO-LE SAM JOSEPH (86), FR-RE PAUL EDWARDS (80), FR-RE LAWRENCE CAMPBELL (80)

    LINEBACKERS
    LOLB-SR KEVIN RHODES (90)
    MLB-SO PATRICK MCCAULEY (87)
    ROLB-SR GARY IRBY (91)
    ---The signing of Rhodes and Irby were huge for us. At the time, we were floundering as we were looking at starting some subpar LB's but in came Rhdoes and Irby, who have provided 4 years of quality LB at the outside positions. Both can cover the field from sideline to sideline and both are high flying talents who love to showcase their speed. With them coming in and showcasing their talent to the nation, we've since been bringing in top notch LB's. MLB Patrick McCauley is one guy who saw the havoc we can bring and came here. It's now his turn to start at the MLB, which was held down by David Santos, who won 2 Best LB awards as a starter. McCauley is insanely talented and is a bigger brute force than Santos was but can he match his production?
    THE FUTURE- SO-LOLB ERIC WASHINGTON (88), FR-MLB TEVITA HARRIS (80), FR-ROLB JONATHAN CROWDER (80), FR-LOLB PAUL COBB (79)

    CORNERBACKS
    CB-JR RICHARD PORTER (89)
    CB-JR KYLE DEAN (91)
    CB-SO THOMAS FORD (87)
    CB-FR CHRIS CROSS (84)
    ---Now more than ever we have tons of depth at the CB spot. The question remains is can 5'9" Kyle Dean cover the bigger WR's? Dean has tons of talent and if he was a little bit bigger he'd be shutdown CB quality but Dean struggles with the big WR's. That leaves us with JR Richard Porter as the #1. He's 6'2" and can run with all the top guys. Nickel CB Thomas Ford is a shutdown CB in the making and gives us some flexibility with our nickel packages. The one kid we are excited about though is Chris Cross. He's a 6'3", 191lb CB with 97 speed. He hits like a FS and is damn near our best cover CB on the team as a freshman! Cross could conceivably end up starting depending on how the CB rotation works.
    THE FUTURE- FR- GREG CLARK (84), SO-CAMERON TERRELL (81), FR-BRYCE ARNOLD (79)

    FREE SAFETY
    FS-SR CRAIG MACK (96)
    FS-SO TERRENCE SAPP (86)
    ---Craig Mack often has kids around campus rapping, "here comes some brand new flava in ya ear" but Mack does bring that star quality about him to this team. He's a 4 year starter and came along with LB's Irby and Rhodes as kids who started from that great class. Mack can play down in the box and shut down run plays, he plays excellent coverage as a CB if need be. We can ask Mack to do anything on that field and he will do it with precision. He's a student of the game and has drawn rave reviews for his play.

    STRONG SAFETY
    SS-SR A.J. RICHARDSON (90)
    SO-SS YUSEF SMITH (87)
    ---Richardson was one kid when we recruited him, he wasn't highly rated. In fact he was a 3-star SS who really just had his size (6'4", 215lbs) going for him. He's become a kid that flys around to the football and has rounded out his game and fits perfectly with his safety mate, Craig Mack.
    THE FUTURE- FR-SS JOE TYSON (79)

    SPECIAL TEAMS
    K-SO RYAN NORWOOD (93)
    P-SR CHRIS HARVEY (90)
    KR-SO RICKY GOFF (97)
    ---Norwood won the groza award for being the best kicker. He missed just two FG's on the year and was automatic on his kicks. He was always down the middle with his kicks last year and became more accurate over the offseason. Chris Harvey has the slightly better leg and will be punting and kicking off. We will have Ricky Goff returning kicks and punts this year and feel we should see that excitement of returns coming back much like when Aaron Green was back there returning kicks/punts.
     
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  2. MaxATX34

    MaxATX34 Texas Football

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    Offense:

    QB
    After a good, but not great, 3-year career from Mookie Cox there will finally be a new face taking snaps at Utah. (RS)Sophomore Morvin Robbins won a tight battle for the starting gig this Spring. He beat out (RS)Junior Josh Goode. Robbins is a prototypical NFL QB at 6'6 229lb. He isnt the most fleet of foot, but he has a cannon of an arm (94THP 91THA). Goode has progressed nicely though and is right on the heels of Robbins according to coaches. Utah utilized Goode in some option packages during the Spring game, so look for him to contribute in some capacity.

    RB
    After losing their underclassman starter last year (Grier) to the NFL, the starting position went up for grabs. (RS)Junior William Fox has a very balanced skill set and goes 6'0 214lb. If he can be effective he should end up getting the bulk of the carries this season. Behind him are Freshmen Derek Cowan and Reggie Romero. Both are :5stars: and Cowan is coming off a redshirt season. They may have thought they would have to wait to see real action, but with the departure of Grier, both runners will be called upon early to make plays. Coaches are particularly impressed with Romero, and it has been rumored that he could end up as the Utes leading rusher when the season is over.

    FB
    J.J. Hurst will lead block for the last time this year. The converted TE will be missed. Coming in to take the reigns though after he leaves is Brandon Edwards. He is a true Freshman this year, but he doesnt look like it. At 6'3 266lb with 87speed, Edwards looks like a freakishly athletic O-Lineman out there. Coaches are excited about Edwards' future.

    WR
    After several misses on the recruiting trail, Utah seems to lack a gamebreaker at wideout. The corps consists of a lot of 5'11 and 6'0 slot type guys and none of them will wow you. Deangelo Vickers stands out though. At 6'6 with 93speed, he is the Utes vertical threat. Vickers will have to stretch the field to keep defenses honest. Coaches will be moving him all over the field this year. Hopefully he and Robbins can develop a good connection.

    TE
    Utah lost a great TE last year, and will likely struggle to replace his pass-catching ability for some time. The Utes stockpiled TEs this class, so at least one of them should develop nicely. Chester Green will get the start because of his blocking abilities.

    OL
    From LT to RT the line goes:
    6'6 294lb (87OVR)
    6'2 345lb (91OVR)
    6'3 280lb (91OVR)
    6'5 305lb (91OVR)
    6'6 310lb (85OVR)

    The Utes are just nasty inside this season.

    Defense:

    DT
    Some pass-rushers and some run-stoppers. Coaches will have to mix and match formation subs to get the best situation match-up possible.

    DE
    The Munoz twins man the edges for the last time this season. They arent the biggest or strongest, but they are tough SOBs and beast off the edge in passing situations. They are both 6'3 around 250lb and have similar stats combining for 40 Sacks in their careers. Behind them are a mixture of bruisers, other pass-rushers, and player projects. The twins will have to step their Run-D up this season though.

    LB
    (89), (86), (84). Those are the OVR ratings for the starting 3. They are a talented bunch, and their athleticism and speed may make up for their less-than elite ratings. All of them are fast and quick. In the middle, where it really counts, the Utes have All-American MLB Desmond Johnson. D.J. only goes 5'10, but weighs in at 240lb and carries the weight well. Coaches love to let him roam the middle of the field and make plays punishing rushers and receivers alike. Albert Joseph may be the most physically gifted LB though (83speed/strength 92agility 95accel Impact Player).

    CB
    Utah lost some talent to the draft here again. You cant replace double-digit INT production, but hopefully one or two of these kids will step up. If they are anything, they are at least fast. All of them have 93+ speed and 90+ acceleration. They also have good size going 6'3, 5'10, 6'1, 6'1. Hopefully they can take away an option or two for opposing QBs while the Safeties play clean-up.

    FS
    Senior Jamarr Abrams gets the start at FS this season. He isnt the biggest (5'11 204lb) but he is pretty talented. (RS)Sophomore Marcus Pearson will back him up. He is the more prototypical FS at 6'1 93speed 99accel and looks to have a great career once Abrams graduates.

    SS
    (RS)So. John Curtis beat out true Senior Jermaine Wright for the starting job. Wright just didnt have the elite speed necessary to tame these modern offenses. Curtis goes 6'3 216lb and is blazing fast. Curtis should be bringing the pain all season. Wright is a close 2nd though, with True Frosh Ben Lott backing both of them up at the #3 spot. Ken brown is taking a redshirt and looks like he could be the starter after Curtis' reign.

    P/K
    Trevor Hawkins will finish up his career at Utah this year. he averages 45yd a punt and is 90% hitting FGs with a long of 59. True Freshman David Davis is redshirting this season and should continue the tradition of good PK play.
     
  3. HotRod

    HotRod You ain't bout dat life!

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  4. Twister18

    Twister18 I aint got time to bleed!

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    Special thanx to Helli and Smalls for their patience and help. I just need to make it bigger or cut it down to 2 sections.
     
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    One thing that will help is to delete out some of the pointless ratings for positions. Like catching for o-linemen and pass blocking for DT
     
  7. Hellisan

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    AAAH... Ok yeah... Twist, that is what I was missing... You don't need all those ratings. I was trying to figure out why it was so huge then my wife called me into the other room. You skipped a step, that is in the directions... lol


    What you wanna do is this... Right before you add in the comment lines.... Go through each position and just start deleting all the rating headers and ratings themselves for any positions you don't need. Like the blocking and defensive numbers for QB's. Seems like it would take a long time but like all of this stuff will go quickly the more you do it.
     
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  8. Hellisan

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    Twist one example of how things can go faster is let's say you're cutting down on the ratings for positions to make the image smaller width-wise. Well after you highlight the rating header and all the ratings for a position and delete those (make sure to shift cells left, and not up) you can just hit CTRL-Y after you highlight the next ones and it will do it without you having to go to the menus...
     
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  10. BDSDIGITAL

    BDSDIGITAL One Time for your Mind

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    wow. did you make this whole thing from scratch, or is this from an avid page or something?
     
  11. Hellisan

    Hellisan Schemin 'em up

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    there is a "how to" thread on here somewhere... I don't have to type any ratings or anything...
     
  12. Mogriffjr

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    U didn't have to type that? :-o. I wanna try it though I swore u typed that by hand lol
     
  13. Hellisan

    Hellisan Schemin 'em up

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    I type the comments....

    But yeah there's a how to thread out there somewhere.

    It took me an hour this time due to interruptions from the wife and other stuff. But at least no typing ratings...
     
  14. Mogriffjr

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    I remember the thread u did. Ima try it out tomorrow
     
  15. HotRod

    HotRod You ain't bout dat life!

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    Yeah not too difficult. I didn't follow Helli's thread but yeah pretty straightforward if you have ever used Excel.
     
  16. Hellisan

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    Oh, cool.. How did you get the height/weight in there then? You must be better at it than me, shit took me awhile to work out.
     
  17. Twister18

    Twister18 I aint got time to bleed!

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    How did you get that cool topper to yours?
     
  18. HotRod

    HotRod You ain't bout dat life!

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    I entered that myself
     
  19. Mogriffjr

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    blah i don't have excel on this computer.
     
  20. Hellisan

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    Well there is a free program called open office that is excel compatible / works just like excel, although I haven't tried it on that... It is literally a free office suite that has everything Microsoft office has, but for free.

    http://www.openoffice.org/

    Edit: On second thought I probably wouldn't try that to do this however... The directions probably wouldn't be easy to follow then...
     
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