Discussion in 'The Experience' started by Nautica, Jul 5, 2011.
Post what expectations you have for season one.
2011 Arkansas Razorbacks
The 2011 Razorbacks will come out and show why their offense is highly regarded as one of the nations best. Even though Arkansas lost Ryan Mallet to the NFL Draft, Jr Tyler Wilson showed in 2010 that he has what it takes to run this offense just as well, and if not better than Mallet, posting a 66.7 completion % and a 155.4 QB Rating. To make things easier on Wilson, the offense is returning its trio of WR's who ranked among the best in the SEC, and its WR core is considered to be the best in the Nation in 2011. To help their efforts for a 2011 SEC Championship, the Offense also returns RB Knile Davis who rushed for 1322 yds and 13 TD. Davis is a bruising back at 6'0 and 220lb and is sure to make his impact in the redzone this season.
11-1, SEC Champs
QB Tyler Wilson
2,800yds 24-8 with a 68% completion percentage.
RB Knile Davis
Beyond these 2 I really cannot predict what my WRs will do and I'm not sure how well I will do on D. I know I'll have my hands full with S.Car and UGA, but in no way will I be writing off edge and Ole' Miss.
2011 Utah Utes
This is a very exciting time for Utah football. We're joining a new conference with an AQ bid and handing the reigns over to a new coach. Given the amount of change that faces the Utes, the million dollar question is "how will they cope with the change?"
There's no question that the Pac12 is a much more competitive conference than what the Utes have grown accustomed to in the MWC. Utah has a decent team this year and could've challenged Boise and TCU for the MWC crown, but how will they fare with the likes of USC, Oregon, and Stanford? The favorites to win the Pac12 are in the north in Oregon and Stanford so, on the bright side, Utah won't have to compete with the top tier teams in order to make the CCG. There should really only be 2 teams standing in Utah's way to the CCG; USC and Arizona. ASU is okay at best and Colorado and UCLA blow chunks. Whomever wins the 3 game series between USC, Utah, and Arizona should have the edge in the race for the CCG. Once there, the winner will likely face a superior team, but the phrase "any given Saturday" can be invoked.
The other major change is coming in the form of new coach Jello. Jello's offensive philosophy is in stark contrast to the pro style team that has been built in Utah so Utah's success this season could rest upon how well coach Jello can get his players to play in his system. There's no question that Jello will need to rebuild, but the true test of his coaching ability will be how well he can do before he can get his guys on the field.
Utah's players will need to adjust quickly to their new offensive style as well as quickly learning how to handle playing against athletes that are bigger, stronger, and faster than them. If they can make these transitions quickly, then they have the talent to receive a bowl bid in coach Jello's first season. Utah will likely not make the CCG this year or receive a BCS bowl bid, but going to a bowl game will be considered a success this year.
2011 Georgia Bulldogs
The Bulldogs will be welcoming in a new coach for their 2011 season. Disappointed with coach Mark Richt, the AD pulled the plug when many fans thought he would have at least one more season on the hot seat. Coming in will be coach blLL. He was impressive in his first year in the Experience winning 4 ACC titles and building up a Clemson team that was very dangerous on the field and on the recruiting trail. He plans on doing the same for the Bulldogs.
OffenseThe Bulldogs already run a pro style offense so coach blLL should have some pieces to work with early on when his team has the ball. QB Aaron Murray returns from a very good freshman season throwing for over 3,000 yards, 24 TDs and only 8 INTs. SR Caleb King and JR Charlton Thomas will provide a one-two punch in the backfield. The WR corps is slightly above average after losing AJ Green to the NFL. Coach blLL will need to concentrate on getting some playmakers in the passing game early on in recruiting.
DefenseThe defense ran a 3-4 last year, but coach blLL likes different looks so they will need to implement some four down linemen sets early. The defense has a few upperclassmen to lead the way, but they are mostly made up of younger guys who will need to develop before the unit can become a true force. Coach blLL will need to concentrate on improving the secondary during the first recruiting year, as they will lose some of their top players after the first and second year.
Special TeamsBoth specialist are very talented with big legs. However, both are seniors as well. Coach blLL won't have to worry about field position or settling for long FGs, but he will have to replace these guys year two with freshman.
SEC/ScheduleGeorgia opens up week 1 against Boise State in Atlanta, so they will be tested very early on. Then in week 2 the Gamecocks come to town with a very talented squad. If Georgia can start off hot and knock off SC, they could be set up for a birth in the SEC championship game. They will of course have to face rival Florida, but this year they only play Ole Miss, Miss St, and Auburn from the West. Meaning they miss LSU, Alabama, and Arkansas. The schedule sets up very nicely for Georgia, so it will be up to them to buy into the system and win for their new coach.
2011 Stanford Cardinals
Stanford gives David Shaw the boot before he even gets a game under his belt for Coach MaslerBoros16, Stanford AD would not comment on why Shaw was let go so suddenly. Masler has a long history at schools such as Oklahoma and Alabama. He has shown promise when given the right talent but has a habit of falling apart in the most important games, this year he looks to shake off that flaw and dominate a newly reformed Pac-12.
We all know Andrew Luck is going to be the pivotal piece to this offense and with a solid set of receivers around him, this air attack looks very promising. None of the receivers stand out but what they do have is the ability to catch with the #1 and #2 receivers having 85 and 84 catching respectively. Along with excellent route running, the nickel and dime looks to be the way to go for this passing attack, Luck has 92 THP on the EA Roster with 94 THA, so we will probably favor short-mid range passes. All this talk about the passing game has me drooling but the hidden weapon could be our running attack, we have HB Stepfan Taylor who comes in at a solid 91 overall with a monster O line to pave the road for him. Overall, look for a very balanced yet unpredictable offense.
Pretty solid, but the D Line could use some work, only one of the DT's is above 80 overall and that could cause problems creating pressure. Thankfully we have decent DE's but again they could use some work. The linebackers though are very solid, pretty much forming a possible 3-4 defense over my usual 4-3. They all have high Pursuit ratings which could prove very beneficial. And now we get into my weakest point of defense, the secondary. The safeties don't worry me but the corners do, only one has any real potential, every other one under him has low awareness and average coverage skills, definitely a point to focus on in recruiting.
With Andrew Luck at the helm everyone is going to expect me to blow through the Pac-12 and bring home the crown, well I'm not going to hold myself to that. I have a tough opponents in Randiesel. I have never played UofC but I will not take him lightly. Overall I think I have a good shot at the CCG but again, won't hold myself to it. I see 9-3 regular season record at the very least since I don't play Jello. I see USC or Oregon giving me issues but I think Oregon will be more of a challenge than USC.
2011 South Carolina Gamecocks
The Head Ball Coach passes away unexpectedly in a freak accident at a local NASCAR track. AD Eric Hyman needed to replace him soon and looked no further than new kid on the block Texacotea. Tex was an under achiever at LSU but most was due to the players and the offense he wanted to run. Tex is from the state of SC and will be back to his roots in Columbia.
Offense:Carolina returns alot from the team that won the SECE last yr. Stud Soph Marcus Lattimore is back and added some weight while increasing his speed. He will be the anchor and workhorse for this offense. 5th yr SR Stephen Garcia has the experience and tools to take this team to the promise land (baring he stays away from 5 points) his leading receiver is back in Alshon Jeffery. Jeffery finished in the top 3 in the Blientkoff award last year and has a knack for getting open. Carolina complements AJ with speedy receiver Ace Sanders and incoming freshman Damire Bryd. The offense has the tools to be consistent and deadly.
Defense:The secondary has alot to prove coming off some dismal play last yr. Lead by JR CB Stephon Gilmore, Gilmore is a tall, athletic CB who gives fits to opposing WR. Carolina is also returning most of the defensive line that was 2nd in the nation in sacks in 2010. Lanky DE Devin Taylor, and Melvin Ingram are back to anchor the ends, not to mention the #1 player coming in this yr in Jadevon Clowney. Defense should be better with a more experienced yet thin secondary.
Expectations:Carolina has the players and experience to return to ATL for the SECCG again, but with trips to GA and Arky in the way things will be tough. With not playing Bill at all and 1 game against Nautica the SEC will be tough. Along with having to recruit with GA expectations will be high in Columbia
Did I just see a head coach blame his failures on his players???
Clearly you're not a MAN like Mike Gundy.
texacotea wasn't Garcia kicked off the team for showing up to a school function drunk?
I don't think he did.
Yes, but Spurrier reinstated him on some type of temporary basis. I doubt Garcia will miss any game time.
Despite making the first bowl appearance in three years and a winning record, University of Michigan AD Dave Brandon took an honest inventory of the direction of the Michigan Football program in late December and decided it was time for a change. RichRod gave the Wolverine fans some excitement in 2010 but the offense, long a Michigan staple, was nonexistent. In 2011, Rodriguez is out and in walks a 35 year old Head Coach Big Suge Knight to take over the reigns of the storied program and not only win games but restore the Michigan legacy.
OffenseLook for the Wolverines to be more smashmouth at the line of scrimmage to give recordsetting QB Denard Robinson and his stable capable backs room to maneuver. It is not known what aspects, if any, of the RichRod spread attack but with a signal caller like Robinson you have expect some form or fashion of the option. Out on the edges look for Roundtree and his fellow wideouts to continue their playmaking ways with another offseason to build on cohesion with Robinson. All the skill players in the world won't mean a thing if the devloping offensive line cannot open up holes and keep Robins upright so look for much emphasis to be focused on this area of the team.
DefenseWith the transition back to more tradition 4 - 3 scheme with some 3 - 4 sets in addition to 7 returning starters this unit has to be better in '11 than it was in '10, right? During the offseason Coach Knight spent considerable time with the defensive front expressing the need for them to be the tone setters for the defense. Look for Ryan Van Bergen, Mike Martin, Craig Roh and William Campbell to be the starters andfirst to take on their coaches' challenge. Behind them are some talented but inexperienced players with the exception of Troy Woolfolk who returns after missing last year due to injury.
ExpectationExpectations are always high in Ann Arbor and this year is no different especially with all the changes in the Big Ten. With newcomer Nebraska and perennial tough opponents Michigan State and Iowa along with upstart Northwestern and Minnesota taking their places alongside Michigan in the Legends division of the new Big Ten expect some hard fought games. A possible third place finish in the division is possible but the team behind their headstrong leader have their eyes set on Detroit and the first ever Big Ten Championship Game.
The Badgers are coming off a very successfull season that had a disappointing end to it at the Rose Bowl. Bucky will look to rebound and build off that season.
Offense -- This unit lost quite a few players last year, including starting QB Scott Tolzein and HB John Clay, as well as TE Lance Kendricks. However, there is plenty of talent to replace them. HB's James White and Montee Ball will pick up where they left off last year, as both scored double digit touchdowns and rushed for over 1000 yards. They will be the focus of the offense. WR Nick Toon returns to finish his career in Madison. Toon has a world of talent to draw from, but has been hampered by injuries throughout his career. The offensive line will again be the backbone of the offense. Led by RG Kevin Zeitler and RT Josh Oglesby, look for the O-line to be dominant once again. The wildcard for Bucky is transfer QB Russell Wilson. Wilson left NC State after graduating in 3 years. He is eligible to play right away and will compete for the starting job with soph Jon Budmayer. Wilson's experience and athletic ability looks to give him the advantage.
Defense -- The defense also took some huge losses, as DE JJ Watt, MLB Culmer St. Jean and S Jay Valai all have moved on. There is plenty of talent left, and the Badgers will look to contain their opponents. DT Beau Allen will anchor the inside of a strong defensive line. The linebackers are deep and experienced, led by Chris Borland and Mike Taylor. CB Anthony Fenelus received all Big Ten honors last year and looks to build on that success.
Overall -- This is a talented team on the rise. Look for them to compete for a B1G championship.
At least he wasn't behind the wheel... *cough* Malcom Floyd *cough*
No I know where to put the blame when it happens. I have no issues in what plays I call its how they execute them
Garcia was reinstated and will participate in the summer and likely start the season against ECU
lol, sounds like sour grapes from a Purdue fan. How much are we going to beat you by this year?
Last Year:The Michigan State Spartans are coming off their most successful season in school history, going 11-2 and winning a share of the Big Ten Title. Despite their blowout loss to Alabama in the Capital One Bowl, MSU has their eyes on another title and a BCS birth.
The Offense: SchemeAlmost everyone returns from a very dynamic offense. The biggest question mark on this side of the ball is actually the offensive coordinator. OC and Interim head coach from 2010, Don Treadwell, was given the job at Miami of Ohio after leading MSU past Wisconsin and going undefeated while Dantonio was hospitalized with complications from a heart attack. He is replaced by then offensive line coach, Dan Roushar, who is thought to be more aggressive than his predecessor. Expect to see more deep passes and big yardage plays than with past Dantonio teams.
The Offense: PersonnelAs mentioned above, the Spartans lost virtually no one on the offensive side of the ball. The only departures were 2 offensive lineman, WR Mark Dell, and TE Charlie Gantt (above catching the game winning TD against ND in OT). Kirk Cousins will be in his 3rd year as a starter and is already being considered a strong candidate for the Maxwell trophy, as well as teammate Edwin Baker who rushed for over 1200 yards last season. Leading WR BJ Cunningham returns and will become a bigger part of the offense now that Dell is gone, but look for Keshawn Martin and Keith Nichol to get a lot of those looks as well. In the backfield behind Baker are two more extremely talented backs. Sophomore LeVeon Bell was outstanding for the first half of the season before spraining both shoulder's against Wisconsin. Larry Caper, who was supposed to be the #1 back last season before breaking his hand, is the 3rd down back and is a phenomenal receiver out of the backfield.
The Defense: SchemeLast season the Spartans were forced to blitz early and often from the LB position due to their lack of experience up front. That has changed significantly this season with much more experience on the line and in the secondary.
The Defense: PersonnelDT Jerel Worthy is a top 10 NFL draft prospect and is joined by another 300 lbs monster in Anthony Rashard White. On the ends, SO William Gholston looks to build on a solid freshman year that ended early with shoulder surgery after the Iowa game. JR Tyler Hoover came on strong at the end of last season, recording multiple games with over 7 tackles from the DE position. The Spartans loose some very good players at linebacker in Greg Jones and Eric Gordon, who both broke the record for career games started in a Spartan uniform last season. However, behind those two are young guys who are probably even more talented but will have to gain experience in a hurry. LB Chris Norman is the only returning starter at LB, but Denicos Allen and Max Bullough both saw time last year and made some key plays. Allen was responsible for the come behind win against Purdue with a blocked punt and a fumble recovery in the 4th quarter. The secondary might actually be a strength for the Spartans this season. Chris L Rucker is gone to the NFL, but hard hitting CB Johnny Adams will fill his shoes and then some. On the other side, CB Darqueze Dennard, who shut down Nick Toon of Wisconsin in one of his 2 starts last season, provides a great lockdown presence.
Special Teams:Punter and "Little Giants" hero Aaron Bates is in the NFL now, so Forest Hills Northern grad (my high school) Mike Sadler has some big shoes to fill. Kicker Dan Conroy returns after only missing 1 FG all of last year.
I'll get mine tonight. And i wanna ask all of your guys' opinion about the Juron Criner situation. I'm debating sitting him since in real life he won't play. If i do i'll redshirt him (i.e. medical redshirt haha). What are your thoughts?
EDIT: YES YES YES THEY HAVE KA'DEEM CAREY (Freshman Arizona runningback phenom) IN THE GAME!!!!!!!!!!!!
DOUBLE EDIT (haha): Also gonna sit Jake Fischer and Adam Hall and Greg Nwoko because of their ACL injuries this offseason
2011 OLE MISS
After some serious thought Ole Miss has decided to let Houston Nutt go and bring in Coach Edge to turn the program around. Coming off two very disappointing seasons one with major BCS hopes was enough to call for a change at the top. Coach Edge brings a lot of excitement to Oxford and hope to all in restoring Ole Miss to the top of the SEC ranks. Coach Edge brings the ground and pound to Vaught-Hemingway Stadium with a stifling defense to back it up. Things are starting to look up in Oxford as the Rebels will rise from the ashes.
With a new coach brings a new look and out with the old and in with the new.
The Offense will be the strength of the Ole Miss and Offensive Cord Vinnie Malone knows they will need to put up points. West Virginia transfer Barry Brunetti will take over at QB and will be a threat through the air and on the ground. Brunetti a parade all-american high school QB was WVU prized recruit in 2010. After a falling out and appeal of the transfer rule will allow him to play this season instead of sitting out a year. Soph speedster Jeff Scott will be the primary ball carrier which has returning back Branden Bolden not to happy. “We need to have playmakers and threats to score from anywhere on the field. Branden will a big part of the team so don’t read too much into it.” Coach Edge. The WR will be young and inexperienced. Highly recruited Nickolas Brassell will lead a trio of 4 star recruits that will see the field early. Pre-season All SEC first team OT Bradley Sowell and All SEC second team OT Bobbie Massie will lead one of the SEC’s best offensive lines. This will be the strength of the Ole Miss offense which will have to carry the team.
The Defense will a major overall and a new system to learn. Ole Miss got toasted last season and new faces will be seen across the board. It doesn’t lack talent and will be anchored by Pre-Season All SEC second team DE Kentrell Lockett. CB Marcus Temple looks to be healthy for the first time in two years. 5 Star recruit C.J. Johnson will man the ILB spot from day one and looks to be a star for years. The team has talent, but lacks experience and confidence. Defensive Cord. Louie Smalls has his work cut out for him, but likes what he has to work with.
Ole Miss has the O but do we have the D? Title contention will be expected every year and anything less will be considered a failure. This will be no different because in order to build a champion you need to start with a foundation. And the foundation has been set in the spring and summer, and the build will begin Sept. 3rd vs BYU.
Can someone send me a link to preview my complete roster (Washington)? Yes, I am lazy. No, I haven't been following anything up to the anticipated release of NCAA 12.
I think the little white dot in the upper right hand corner is me, thats right where I was for this game and I was one of the only MSU fans wearing white in that section
You can find the full ratings for washington on the team builder site, and their roster on rivals.com
Today the Washington Huskies announced their decision at head coach for the much anticipated 2011 football season. This comes as a shock since 5 days earlier coach Steve Sarkisian was arrested on drug charges at Pac-12 media day. Initially charged with possession with intent to sell, it appears Sarkisian is now linked to a massive underground operation which distributes steroids to more than 15 states. After 5 days of intense interviewing, coach Randiesel was awarded the position. In a position where coaching carousel has become the norm – which is especially true in the college sports world – many wonder if he has what it takes to lead this squad to the top.
In an interview with The Washington Times, coach Randiesel could not be more optimistic. “I know there is a lot of doubt surrounding my skill set, but what many people don’t know about me is how long I have been doing this. Sure, I may seem young in comparison to what is expected, but I have been with the Washington organization since graduating here back in 2000, I’ve never left”. Coach Randiesel went on to speak more about upcoming changes for his squad. “I think you’ll see some new changes being implemented with this organization as we transition our game plan into something we feel better suits us in the long run. Primarily this organization is known for its pro sets, but there has been a lot of talk of moving into a one back set.” Later in the interview he would go on the say that “with the speed of the game - even here at the college football level - we really feel it would be advantageous to transition from a dedicated FB to something more of a dual HB.” The interview concluded with a tour of the campus by some of the freshman cheerleaders, what a treat.
Look for Washington to finish slightly better than last year (overall 7-6 finishing 4th in the Pac-12) as they look to rebuild on both sides of the ball with new head coach Randiesel at the helm. That means they need to score points. Last year the Huskies finished 96th in the league with a dismal (21.8) in the ‘points for’ category. We can continue to see them pound the ball, but I expect to see more from them in the air as 2010 we saw them finish at 84th overall in passing yards.
I can't imagine this was a surprise. I thought that everyone knew this about Steve. My understanding is that it just took a while for them to prove it. I heard that Steve's generals where Mark McGwire and Barry Bonds.
Well the NCAA investigations have been going on since his time at USC. =/ Curse you NCAA and your slow investigation times!!!!!!
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