(Y9) Preseason Outlooks

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  1. Sabo

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    2019 Florida Gators
    2018 Recap
    2018 was a year of new beginnings in Gainesville. Coach HAL left Ohio State for swampy-er pastures in a puzzling move. However, he was able to take that team of misfits and immediately turn them into contenders. On a team with no true stars, Florida managed to go 10-2 in the regular season and win the SEC East behind a 9-0 conference record. The Gators stumbled at the end against Florida State and Auburn but over achieved everyone's expectations for this squad.​
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    Despite having no true stars, the 2018 roster was definitely dependent on a few seniors like QB Eric Berry, Biletnikoff winner WR Brandon Murphy, RB Lance Pitts, and more. So there's not much carry over at some key positions for the Gators. Junior QB Bobby Fowler is expected to take over at QB this season. He has yet to take a snap on the collegiate level but he's known as a very accurate QB that should have no problem becoming a leader for the team. At RB, Senior Todd Lawrence takes over. Lance Pitts was a little injury prone so Lawrence saw plenty of playing time in 2018. However, he's a different kind of back. Expect a more physical game from him. There will be a lot of young players a WR this season but one of those won't be Barry Brunner. The Junior was Florida's highest rated WR last season and he's back for more and is sure to see a lot of balls his way. The Gators return all other starters from their offense. The defense didn't lose much either and looks to continue their dominating performances from 2018.​
    2019 Schedule
    VS #16 Miami
    VS Ole Miss
    @ #5 Tennessee
    @ Kentucky
    @Mississippi State
    VS #3 LSU
    VS #4 Notre Dame
    VS #14 Georgia
    VS Vanderbilt
    @ South Carolina
    VS Missouri
    VS #6 Florida State
    2019 Outlook
    Florida comes in as the preseason #7 this season but they've still got plenty of doubters despite their successful season last year. One of those is actually their Head Coach. Florida has an incredibly difficult schedule this year though they lucked out by having 8 home games. The talent just isn't there to be considered a preseason top 10 team and there's concern that the team may become overconfident thanks to this ranking. However, the Gators do expect to compete for the SEC East title again and hope to maybe pull an upset against some of the more difficult opponents.​
     
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    Coach ChaoticUT enters his fisrt year as head coach of the Virginia Tech Hokies after almost a decade with the Tennessee Volunteers. Hokie nation is happy to have a proven coach back at the helm and look forward to getting their program back to prominence.
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    The strength of the defense will be in the DL and Hardy is the best man upfront. He looks poised to have a breakout senior season.
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    He is the captain of the defense and what Miller lacks in height, he more than makes up for in quickness and coverage skill.
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    Perry is the absolute definition of player maker. He will be the Hokies space player and will get he ball from everywhere and anywhere.
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    Siegel has been in the program for 2 years now and has gain a wealth of knowledge from sitting behind experience QB. Look for this kid to quickly jump to the head of the ACC as far as QBs go. The offense will only be as good as Siegel allows it to be. Period.
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    Well after joining the 2x Natty Club me and the Tigers look to head back to the weight room and get bigger and stronger for this year. We lose a lot but with the recruiting we have been doing over the last few years its just reloading. We have to Burners at HB and some decent speed at WR. We lose O'brain winning QB Cunningham but have a more than able QB in Cooke. We have a nice shot at heading back to the Natty game for our 3rd year straight and this is why.
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    The Seminoles enter the season extremely young with little experience all over the field. However, back-to-back top fie recruiting classes look to ease the pain, especially a #2 overall class last season. The Noles will start multiple true freshman and a handful of sophomores, with few upperclassmen on the field. A transfer QB takes the reigns of the offense after Hart left early following his third all-american season. Could be a long one for FSU, but we still look to contend for an ACC title.
     
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    Bruins return in 2019 still eyeing a Pac-12 title that slipped away against USC, and a defeat in the Orange Bowl. Returning to lead the Bruins offense are Jr. QB Micheal Jackson and Sr. WR Ryan Carter, true freshman HB Brad Holly and WR Ross Burch look to contribute early and often in the Bruins spread attack. UCLA's defense got a pleasent surprise with the return of CB Rufus Rush and OLB Babatunde Rivera after flirting with the NFL, Bruins also return MLB Steve Sanders and SS's Manuel Smith and Andrew Paul, dline will be a concern with 3 of the 4 linemen being newcomers lead by JC transfer Alex Hall. The schedule is tough as usual with the Bruins with games against Notre Dame, VA Tech, Miami and of course the Pac-12 schedule.​
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    The Trojans enter season 9 looking to take the next step in their program growth. After winning their 3rd straight PAC-12 Title and 3 straight 10 win season, the Trojans are looking to take the next step and start competing for BCS Titles. The Trojan coaching staff has worked hard this off-season to get the USC players to believe they are ready to compete. USC will have a nice mixture of new young players who will compliment the returning starters and could possible field the best team the men of Troy have had since the Pete Carroll days.
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    Although his first year to see playing time Fowlkes looks to be that missing HB that the coaching staff has been needing for several years.
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    Johnson will be looked on to help stretch the defense and opening p the running lanes.
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    Robinson was the bets TE in America last year and the award given to the Top TE. Nothing else needs to be said.
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    Wilson will be asked to take each teams best receiver and lock them down.
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    McMahan is quietly turning into one of the best LB to ever play at USC..
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    Mitchell will be asked to anchor the defense front as the Trojans transition from the 3-4 to the 4-3.
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    The path to a 4th PAC-12 title and BCS hopes will not be easy as several tough games stand in the Trojans way.
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