Discussion in 'Zeros to Heroes' started by Sabo, Mar 2, 2011.
ACC runs this!
Preseason and Coaches Poll #14 Miami Hurricanes Team Preview (YR 8) OVR B+ OFF B+ Def B+ SPT A
Miami is predicted to finish 3rd in the ACC Coastal Division behind Virgina Tech and Gerogia Tech.
Preseason 1st Team All-American
SR LE Allen Bailey
Preseason 1st Team All-ACC
SR WR Leonard Hankerson
SR P Matt Bosher
Preseason 2nd Team All-ACC
JR QB Jacory Harris
SR RB Graig Cooper
SR LG Orlando Franklin
SR RG Joel Figueroa
SO RT Jermaine Johnson
SR LE Allen Bailey (He's a preseason All American, but can't even make 1st Team All-ACC)
JR LE Adewale Ojomo
SO DT Marcus Forston
SR CB Brandon Harris
SO FS Ray Ray Armstrong
Returner G. Cooper
Year 8 Schedule
8-28 @ #17 LSU
9-04 #2 OSU
9-11 #13 USC
9-25 @ Clem
10-02 #21 FSU
10-09 @ Duke
10-16 #22 UNC
10-23 @ UVA
11-06 @ #12 GT
11-13 #7 VT
Where are the team previews?! bunch of seafood-eating, atlantic-coast-loving, slackers...
Players to Watch: QB Christian Ponder, WR Bert Reed, LOLB Nigel Bradham, LE Markus White, RE Brandon Jenkins
Important Games: Oklahoma State (W2), Miami (W6), North Carolina (W10), Florida (W13)
Team Strengths: The QB position. Senior Christian Ponder is the leader of the team and has the ability to make all the throws that make the NFL scouts drool over. With a steady stable of HB's that are capable of wrecking havoc themselves, Ponder should be able to baffle opponents with the playaction.
Team Weakness: FSU is somewhat thin at the linebacker position. Should any of the starters get injured, true freshmans Christian Jones and Telvin Smith will have to step in and not be a liability.
Regular Season Prediction: 10-2
NC STATE WOLFPACK TEAM PREVIEW
Coach Hokie brings a new system to Blacksburg so there are a lot of things not certain for the Hokies.
The Hokies need more speed defensively to run the 3-5-3, that won Coach Hokie a BCS Title at Oregon and a ACC/Orange Championship at Clemson.
The Special Teams are Always special but the Offense needs consistency at Quarterback. Tyrod Taylor has a cannon for an arm but isn't consistent and Logan Thomas is fast, young, and also has a cannon with but inconsistent.
The Oline is young and needs to grow as a unit. Currently the communication up front is non-existent and and it shows.
The Presason ranking of #7 and and early ACC ranking will be tested early. The Hokies could be a season away before these rankings hold true.
After losing its first two games of the season to ranked opponents by a combined 10 points, Miami rebounded to knock off the USC Trojans 24-14, the defensed responded and played by far their best game of the season. A nice win for the Trojans.
The ACC has taken a beating in their early games, but we will come back. Who has performed/underperformed for you guys?
My top performer is also my underperformer...if that makes sense. QB Christian Ponder continues to KILL me with interceptions early in games, but would make so many clutch/money throws in the second half when it matters. It's a tale of two halves every time. GRRRR
Wait...the ACC plays football?
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