Discussion in 'Game Summaries' started by Sabo, Feb 16, 2012.
The Trojans are looking to bounce back from a disappointing season last year in Season 7. Despite winning their 2nd straight PAC12 title the thing that is stinking in the Trojans mind are the loss at home to UCLA and the embarrassing 52-0 sim loss to Notre Dame in the Rose Bowl. The Trojans will be a young team this season with only 9 seniors on the team so several of the younger guys will be counted on to step up this season. The Trojans will be lead offensively by After losing his starting job last season Wright dedicated himself on the off season improved his running skills and will once again the main focus of the Trojan rushing attack. Gillett takes over for departed Senior Jones and he will be asked to manage the games while the offense develops and identify under his leadership. Gillett is an accurate passer but also has more speed than Jones and may be utilized in the Trojans attack. Thomas will be looked to by the Trojan coached to become Gillett main threat to try and stretch the field. Thomas is an excellent route runner with explosive speed who just seems to have the ability to get off the line of scrimmage and get open. Defensively the Trojans will be lead by Tucker who is quick and has good coverage skills and can make the receiver pay from coming into his area. Last season as a true freshman McMahan stepped up and proved he was ready to play major college football as he started all 14 games. This season the coaches are looking for McMahan to take that next step and elevate his game further and be that dominating force on the defense. While Reed will be asked to anchor the defensive front for the Trojans. Reed posses excellent quickness and has a mean first move to the QB. The schedule to a possible third PAC-12 will not be easy as the Trojan spend the first three weeks of the season playing the state of Florida in non-conference games while the conference slate includes date with Oregon, Cal and cross town rival UCLA.
Team Goals-Recruit team needs-Win conference-Sec Champinonship-BCS berth
The Vols come off a successful season last year making it back to the SEC title game just to fall short to a tough Auburn team in a rematch of a regular season game. The Vols hope to replicate some of the success they had last season but will look to finish a little better when it really matters. Once again the Vols brought in significantly more defensive talent this year than on the offensive side of the ball and will continue to put more emphasize on that side of the ball from here on out. -Who to watch for-
Michigan comes off another national championship. We've tried to schedule anyone who is willing, many are not. We have LSU, ND, and Oregon. We're lead by RS Sophmore QB Walker who is a poor mans denard robinson. He's quick and agile, and really allows us to run our offense. In an effort to really put pressure on our opponents defense, we've gone to a full no huddle. We have RS SR 6'7" WR Dorsey who is very solid, 98 SPD. 99 ACC. He'll be damn hard for any team to stop. We lost 8 of 11 players on defense, and have had to replace there. We're going to win another national championship.
Bruins return in season 8 with high expectaions following a 9-4 season and Fiesta Bowl victory, but whave not won a Pac-12 title in 5 seasons. with a new season comes new questions. Gone are stud HB Geoff Jones and All-American QB Shane Moss, OLB Jason Kidd and OLB Ryan Rutledge. UCLA would look to reload with a lot of young talent and veteran players with chips on their shoulder. QB Micheal Jackson will take over the signal calling while HB Geremy Foster looks to finish where Jones left off, also contributing will be HB/WR Eric Murray and WR Sammy Watkins. Defensively, 6 new starters will get their chance, returning will be the anchor DT Kawika Ingraham, along with corners Rufus Rush and Andy Miles. True freshman SS Manuel Smith and SS Andrew Paul will be the book ends in the Bruins 425. Season is loaded with opponents starting with Notre Dame.
Notre Dame looks to continue their streak of BCS births. After to losing to Auburn and Michigan last season the Irish were on the outside looking in when the title game was being played. We hope to avenge those loses this season and finally get over the hump versus Michigan. The Irish boasts the nations toughest schedule with five user games all highly ranked teams. This team will only goes as far as Heisman candidate Campbell takes them in his final season with Irish.
Welcome to the Oregon Ducks Season Outlook On the offensive side of the ball the Ducks are going to be implementing some new plays to showcase thier young talent. The offensive core will be lead by Sophmore QB Daniel Reed. Reed took the reigns last year as a freshman and helped lead the Ducks to a 10 win season. The Ducks will also have a big change in the HB area. After losing school record setter Keith Miller the offensive coordinator says that his backup from last year Dwayne Stone has made huge improvements. Stone will be backed up by highly touted recruit and true freshman Ted Williams. The receiving core will be lead once again this year by Andre Gore. On the defensive side of the ball Coach Sabo has brought in a new defensive coordinator who will be bringing a new system to Eugene. The Ducks will for the first year run a multiple based defense that focuses on the 3-3-5 and the 3-4. Word from the coaching staff is that these changes in base defense has improved the flexibility of the Ducks defense. Look for the defense to bring multiple looks to opponents and also bring a constant pressure on the quarterbacks. The Ducks will have a challenging schedule this year and their schedule is as follows vs. Oklahoma Statevs. Nebraska@ Michiganvs. USC@ Utah@ UCLAvs. Coloradovs. Washington Statevs. Stanfordvs. Cal
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As you can see its not really a issue to me who plays WR or CB there is an abundance of all, it will just shift the focus so someone else. So our out look is to win and smash people any way we can. We want to go back to the Natty again for the 5th time and pull out a win to join my Boys Joe_THEDREAM and fordtuff504 in the 2x Natty winners circle. The Tigers are on the Prowl little mice better watch out.
After losing the ACC Title Game last season, the Hurricanes enter the year looking for revenge. With a new starting QB and some Freshman faces that will see some serious playing time, this is definitely a new-look team. The one thing that will stay the same is HB Robert White who will look to have another stellar season. The Miami Hurricanes are on the verge of being one of the best teams in the nation, the talent is there, they just need to put things together. Key Games:Week 1 vs. Florida (Rivalry)Week 2 at USCWeek 4 vs. Notre DameWeek 7 at Florida StateWeek 11 vs. Virginia Tech
The Seminoles prepare for another year following a double-digit win season. The Noles were a BCS Title Favorite before dropping a late rivalry game to hated Miami. FSU would avenge that lose in the ACC title in route to another BCS Bowl Victory.
Quarterback Tony Hart returns for his third year at the helm, and Paul Harrell steps into a feature back role as the Noles move towards a balanced Pro-Style Offense. The O-Line will be as strong as ever behind redshirt seniors Jermaine Culp and Joel Williams.
Defensively, the Noles are extremely young. Freshman DE Frank James, Sophomore DE Joel Branch, and Freshman DT Brandon Estes will start in the trenches. Sophomore FS Jerrell Roberts returns to anchor the secondary, with Freshman David Freeman seeing time at corner.
The Noles are again extremely young, yet the coaching staff expects to contend for an ACC title. Key games include vs. USC, @ Tennessee, vs. Miami, and @ Florida.
The California Golden Bears will be adjusting to their new head coaches SEC style of play. This could be a learning year for the Golden Bears. Coach John Crow sees some areas of concern especially on the defensive front line.
RS Junior Maurice Glover returns as the starting HB. He should get the bulk of the carries but also look for true Freshman Rick Brown to get some carries as his main backup. Quarterback Matthew Brown will be the starter on offense.
Defensively the leaders of this group are all in the secondary. Jr CB Kevin Williams, Soph. ROLB Ellis Thomas, RS Soph. SS Josh Dunn and RS Sr. MLB Michael Thomas to lead this defense.
Look for the Golden Bears to struggle early in the seson with three out of their first four games being top 25 teams.
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