(Y1) Preseason Outlooks

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    Oregon is a near-unanimous pick as a Top 5 squad heading into 2010-2011, even though they've added a new head coach, in Coach Stewart, and it's not hard to see why. The Ducks will return not only Heisman finalist tailback LaMichael James oregon-ducks.jpg , but also star quarterback Darron Thomas and superstar punt returner Cliff Harris. There are a few key losses (wideout Jeff Maehl will be sorely missed), but it's hard to see this team losing many games this season. The Ducks will have tough games against the Tigers of LSU, the Cougars of BYU, and the Bruins of UCLA, in addition to their normal Pac 10 schedule.​

    The Ducks will be good enough to outrun, outskill and outscheme their Pac-10 opponents. But here's the question: Is this program strong enough to compete with the big boys from the SEC? Like it or not, the SEC has established itself as the nation's premier conference--not only in speed, but also in size and strength. Two years running now, we've seen the Ducks bow out in a bowl game to a more physical opponent. They have to get stronger, or a national title may remain out of reach.​

    Win or lose the Ducks are sure to put an entertaining product on the field in terms of playing style, and style in general. The biggest buzz coming out of Eugene is which uniform combo the Ducks will be wearing for their first home game of the season.​
     
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    The Sooners, coming off an 12-2 season and Fiesta Bowl win, will unquestionably be the Big 12's most talented team next season. With quarterback Landry Jones and wideout Ryan Broyles leading the way, the Sooners figure to put up a whole bunch of points on offense. And the defense, paced by linebacker Travis Lewis and cornerback Jamell Fleming, won't be bad, either.

    OVERVIEW: Why does everyone seem so high on the Sooners? Well, pretty simple: Eighteen starters are back from a really, really good 2010 team. Among them is Jones (4,718 passing yards, 38 touchdowns in 2010), who may not be quite as good as the guy he replaced (anybody remember that Sam Bradford fellow?), but certainly has proven himself to be one of the better passers in the nation. Jones averaged about 330 passing yards per game in 2010 and should improve on those numbers in 2011. Besides, he's still got Broyles to throw to ... and an experienced line protecting him.

    What to watch for on offense: The maturation of Landry Jones. He has thrown too many picks and he hasn’t been quite as effective as he needed to be in a few key games, but Jones has also proven to be calm, steady, and very, very good. This might be the year junior quarterback steps out of the shadow of Sam Bradford and becomes a special, Heisman-caliber playmaker who spreads the ball around well enough to get the high-octane, up-tempo offense going even faster and more effectively. With a veteran line that’ll keep him clean, and with Ryan Broyles leading a loaded receiving corps, Jones should go ballistic. Can he be 2008 Bradford? That might be a stretch, but he might do something Bradford couldn’t and win a national title.

    What to watch for on defense: The lightning fast linebacking corps. From a straight football standpoint, the tragic death of Austin Box hurts, but there’s more than enough talent and athleticism to make linebacker a strength. Travis Lewis is a Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year type of playmaker, even though he'll miss two months after getting hurt, Tom Wort is a sound veteran who can step in and shine in the middle, and Corey Nelson had a tremendous offseason and is bursting to become a major factor. Even when OU goes to five defensive backs, Tony Jefferson is like a really fast outside linebacker. The front four will get the job done when it comes to getting into the backfield, and the lineback


    THE CEILING: Anything less than a Big 12 crown would have to be considered a disappointment. And given both the talent this team has coming back and the fact that the Big 12 is going to be weaker than it's been in years, an undefeated season--and national title run--isn't out of the question.

    REASON FOR CONCERN: It's hard to find one, to be honest. The most glaring potential weakness is in the offensive backfield, where tailback DeMarco Murray departs after rushing for 1,214 yards and 15 touchdowns in 2010. Jones is good; that much is clear. But you have to figure he benefited at least a little bit from the fact that defenses had to pay so much attention to Murray. The Sooners always have talent, of course. But they probably don't have anyone good enough to truly replace Murray, who really was a unique talent.

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    The Crimson Tide enters season 1 with high expectations after a disappointing
    end to last season. Coming off a 10-3 season the Crimson Tide is looking to
    return to Atlanta and hopefully and chance to play for their 14 National
    Title. Many of the experts are expecting big thing from the Alabama this
    year as they enter the season as the #2 ranked team but uncertainty at QB and
    very difficult schedule could slow down the Tide in their Title chase.

    Offensively the Crimson Tide will be lead by Heisman candidate Trent
    Richardson who after spending his first two season as the backup to Mark
    Ingram is prepared to show the country that he is no backup. Backing up
    Richardson in the backfield is hard running Eddie Lacy, who if he can cure
    his fumbling issues could have a big year, and freshman Dee Hart. Hart who
    committed to Michigan before switching and signing with Alabama could provide
    that quick lightning strike style which would be a nice complement to
    Richardson and Lacy's pounding style of rushing. The Crimson Tide has
    several young receivers who will be looking to replace Julio Jones who left
    after last season for the NFL. The Leader of this group will either be
    Marques Maze or Darrius Hanks. But close attention will be kept on Ohio
    State transfer Duron Carter who could provide the clutch catches. A veteran
    offensive line will lead the way behind Jones and Flukner. But they key to
    this year's success could hinge on the play of QB's AJ McCarron and Phillip
    Sims. Defensively the Crimson Tide looks to be very strong this season. The
    strength without a doubt will be in its LB crops. The Crimson Tide will be
    lead by All American Donta Hightower and along with potential All Americans
    in CJ Mosley, Courtney Upshaw. Also In the Secondary Crimson Tide returns
    all starters from last year and are lead by Mark Baron and Dre Kirkpatrick
    and Dee Milliner. If there is one weakness on the defensive side it would be
    on the defensive line. The Crimson Tide lacks the big space eater from the
    past couple years, but several quality DL are there to add pressure to the
    opposing offensives.

    The Crimson Tide faces a tough schedule this year as they have out of
    conference games with Penn State and Oklahoma. The Crimson Tide also faces
    an always difficult SEC schedule highlighted by games with Florida,
    Tennessee, LSU and Auburn.
     
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    "We want the Big Ten championship and we're gonna win it as a Team. They can throw out all those great backs, and great quarterbacks, and great defensive players, throughout the country and in this conference, but there's gonna be one Team that's gonna play solely as a Team. No man is more important than The Team. No coach is more important than The Team. The Team, The Team, The Team, and if we think that way, all of us, everything that you do, you take into consideration what effect does it have on my Team? Because you can go into professional football, you can go anywhere you want to play after you leave here. You will never play for a Team again. You'll play for a contract. You'll play for this. You'll play for that. You'll play for everything except the team, and think what a great thing it is to be a part of something that is, The Team. We're gonna win it. We're gonna win the championship again because we're gonna play as team, better than anybody else in this conference, we're gonna play together as a team. We're gonna believe in each other, we're not gonna criticize each other, we're not gonna talk about each other, we're gonna encourage each other. And when we play as a team, when the old season is over, you and I know, it's gonna be Michigan again, Michigan." - Bo Schembechler

    Meet Mr. Robinson:

    We want the big ten championship and were going to win it as a team.

    THE TEAM, THE TEAM, THE TEAM!!

     
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    UCLA 2011 SEASON PREVIEW

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    Notable Losses: DB-Janzen Jackson, WR-Gerald Jones, WR-Denarius Moore, TE- Luke Stocker

    Key Returners: The entire offensive line, QB-Tyler Bray, DL-Malik Jackson, RB-Tauren Poole

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    @Florida
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    Georgia
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    @Alabama*
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    @BYU*
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    Coach Capp takes over the most media hyped team to not win anything significant over 20 years with the fighting Irish. In his new hire press conference Coach Capp said one thing and one thing only before he dropped the mike and walked off. He stated we will win and you can take that to the bank!

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    Week 2 vs Michigan
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    Week 13 vs Stanford

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    Season Outlook: Coach Capp is looking to bring his style of football to ND which means we will play defense and we will be fundamentally sound on that side of the ball. The Offense will be a worked in progress with Rees taking over at QB but he will be sharing snaps with highly touted freshman Best. We will be running a unpopular 2 QB system to try and keep defenses off balance but we will protect the ball.
     
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    2011-2012 Iowa Hawkeyes

    The Iowa Hawkeyes have lost a vast number of seniors from last year, but with that being said there still remains a solid group of upperclassmen that will look to lead the team.

    Offense: James Vandenberg will have his first opportunity to lead the team from the beginning of the season. With the loss of Ricky Stanzi to the NFL, Vandenberg will need to take control of the offense and will rely on senior playmaker WR Marvin McNutt to do the majority of the receiving for the Hawkeyes. On the ground, it looks as if Marcus Coker will get the majority of the snaps. The Hawkeyes are slim at running back and may rely a bit on Junior Jason White who has not had many touches during his career.

    Defense: After losing virtually their entire defensive line and both safeties, the Hawkeyes will need to mature as a defense if they hope to be successfull in 2011. MLB James Morris will likely lead the defense with help from playmakers CB Shaun Prater and FS Micah Hyde. The secondary will be the big question mark for the Hawkeyes this season.

    Key Games:
    Week 4 vs. BYU
    Week 10 vs. Michigan
    Week 13 @ Nebraska
     

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