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USC Trojans Last Season after a early season loss to the Fighting Irish the Trojans went on a win streak the did not stop until the landed in Miami for the BCS Title game against LSU. The Tigers ended the Trojan's dream that night with a 31-0 beating but it the long run helped the Trojans for this season. The returning players know the joy and excitement of beating their cross tow rival, and knocking off PAC-12 power Oregon to win the PAC-12 title, but they also know the sting of an embarrassing shutout in the biggest game of all. With that the returning Trojans from last year have vowed that they will get back to the BCS title game and this time it will be different. Only time will tell as SC lost several key Seniors from last season. The Trojans return a team that is talented but lacks experience as last season was Senior heavy. The offense will be anchored by a solid offense line who will be leading the way for Sr QB Blake Jones and the new starter at HB Perry Wright. Everywhere else will be a big mystery for the Trojans and several players will be asked to step in and play and the coaching staff is not sure what they can do. The schedule will once again be challenging as the Trojans open with the Hurricanes in Miami followed up two weeks later with a visit from Florida State. USC also has a regular season meeting with last years PAC-12 Northern Champion Oregon as well as home games against Notre Dame and cross town rival UCLA.
Michigan comes off a dissapointing season going 12-1 and not making it to the BCS championship game. Michigan looks to correct that by scheduling last years BCS championship winner like we did after fordtuff504 won it last time. We ended last season well by avenging our early season loss to Auburn, by defeating them in the Rose Bowl. This year we see turn over at 4 of the 5 OL Positions, both defensive tackles, top two QBs, 3/4 DL, RB, LB Went pro. So, we have a very fresh squad and their will be some adjustments. We play traditionally the toughest schedule in the country with National Champion Auburn, 2x National Champion LSU, traditional Powerhouse Alabama, Hated rivals Ohio and Notre Dame. If we could schedule more, we would.
Bruins return in Year 7 with high expectations after a 9-4 campaign, with only one new starter on defense due to the shift to a 3-man front Bruins look to finally capture the Pac-12 title. QB Steve Moss returns and all-world HB Geoff Jones looks to have an increase role in the offense to help Moss out, defensively UCLA returns all-american backers Jason Kidd, Ryan Rutledge and Ben Watkins, with the shift to the 3-4, RS Fr. MLB Steve Sanders will also see an increase role this season.
last years conference and bcs champs have alot to prove
this year's team is extremely young and our ranking proves that
uphill battle in our conference this year as well, proving that nothing is given, everything is earned
gonna be a tuff beginning of the year for the tigers, its a schedule for champions only! Goals--Recruit team needs-get to conference champ game-get to a major bowl game
Notre Dame comes into season off winning the Sugar Bowl and a 12 -1 record. This season the Irish comes in with a with a whole different look on offense because the Notre Dame record holder for career passing touchdowns Wesley graduated. Now the team is completely in the hands Junior QB Jon Campell who has seen limit action the past 2 seasons. We have the toughest schedule in the nation this year so at the end of the season we will know what the Irish are all about.
After losing only 3 games combined in their first 2 seasons the Vols have dropped 4 games in each of the last 2 season. Our main goal this year will be to limit the self inflicted wounds and to play our game. We have changed up our offensive strategy just a little and well look to utilize our athletes in open space. On defense, the Vols have signed on a new defense coordinator and will move to a more multiple look. Gone are the days of the traditional pro style 4-3 the Vols will look to get their best athletes on the field at all times. This means 5-2, 3-4, 4-2-5... whatever it takes.
Miami Hurricanes After a solid first year for Coach E at the helm of the Hurricanes, Miami will look to finish better than their 11-3 record from last season. Even after losing their top Offensive and Defensive threats from a year ago, the Canes will have a well rounded team who will look to compete for an ACC Championship. QB Calvin Taylor will look to again be the leader of the Offense, while the Canes will look for a defensive leader to emerge. This will be a telling year for Miami who has a lot of young talent on their team. With their first 3 games against Top 15 teams in the country, the Canes will need to come out of the gates swiging should they want to reach a BCS Bowl Game this season. Key GamesWeek 1 vs. #3 USCWeek 3 vs. #15 Boise StateWeek 4 at #2 Notre DameWeek 12 vs. #9 Florida State
2017 Florida State Seminoles Key Games:
Florida State is an extremely young team this season with only nine seniors. However, these nine are all talented players who are expected not only to be leaders but to be key contributeors.
The undisputed leader of the team is true sophomore quarterback Tony Hart. Hart manages the game with a strong arm, solid speed, great size, and good accuracy. After starting every game in last year's Orange Bowl & ACC Championship season, Hart returns to Tallahassee as the guy.
An unexpected running back joins Hart in the backfield. After a surprising spring and effective offseason, Brandon Odom has won the starting job. He isn't the fastest, but he hits the hole quick and hard and is a difficult guy to tackle. Odom also contributes well in the passing game.
There is a clear-cut #1 receiver on this year's Seminole squad. Junior Corey Gaither is far and away the most talented receiver on the roster, and his height is a true weapon.
After flirting with the NFL Draft, defensive tackle Shedrick Burke returns to Tallahassee looking to earn his degree and improve his draft stock. Burke is enourmous and refuses to be blocked. When he hits you, you feel it, and opposing defenses are learning to fear the Florida native.
Free safety Jerrell Foster is the freshman expected to contribute most to this year's version of the Florida State Seminoles. A strong safety in high school, Foster comes from Alabama with very good speed and acceleration, solid coverage skills, and good tackling ability. Foster looks to have a very bright future ahead of him, and he will start from day one.
Paul Harrell entered the spring expected to be the starting running back after backing up All-American Darius Watts last season. Harrell didn't disappoint, but he was simply outshined. Regardless, Harrell looks to be a gamebreaker in the return game and is in line to start next season.
Welcome to the Oregon Season Preview This year the Ducks are trying to accomplish what they fell short of last year. A Pac 12 title and a BCS Bowl win. The offensive core will be lead by the standout All-American and Heisman candidate hb Keith Miller. Miller will be leading the running game for a second year at Oregon. Last year he rushed for a school record over 2,000 yards. The Ducks also have a freshman qb that has won the starting position in the offseason Daniel Reed. Reed will try and balance out the rushing and passing attack for the Ducks.On the Defensive side of the ball the Ducks will once again stick with their multi faced front. The defensive staff have worked really hard with the team during the offseason and look to showcase their skills every week. Ducks Schedule The Ducks have a young team this year and will look to train the new class to be champions.
ALABAMA CRIMSON TIDE The Crimson Tide is coming off a 6-7 record from first year coach John Crow. The talent appears to be available to make a run for an improved record this year. It doesn't appear that the talent level matches up with Auburn or LSU at this time. The next two recruiting classes will be where Bama hopes to make up ground. Alabama will be starting a new QB in Isaac Armstrong. His key targets will be Gschwend, Scott and TE Mike Brewer. Sophomore RB Sheldon Sims should have a good year but the main question for this offense will be the young offensive line. On defense the defensive line is Alabamas strong point. Jr. Tyrone Monroe and SR Eric Jackson return and are expected to make an impact at those positions. In the secondary look for CB Nick Lake to have an impact.
Ohio State Buckeyes Ohio State comes into this expecting improvement after last year's disappointment. The Buckeyes return a lot of starters from last year's young squad and should have a better team overall. The main question marks surround the QB and RB positions. Ohio State lost starters at these 2 positions and will be replacing them with young players. William James, last year's kick returner of the year, will be taking over for Josh Brooks at the RB position. James is an explosive player that is extremely dangerous is the open field. At QB, Matt Fernandez, a sophomore, will be taking over for Chris White. Fernandez is a mobile guy with good size and an accurate arm. The Buckeyes won't likely rely on him this year but he could grow into a dynamic player.
Ohio State has another killer schedule this year. This team has the potential to have a great season, but with a schedule like this where 7 teams are in the top 25, anything could happen. One thing is for certain though. Our sights are on Michigan and we are intent on ruining a season where they've got the most talented team in the nation.
Man, everyone's set their sights on me. Too bad you all going to walk away disappointed. Two former champs down, two users to go.
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