Year 2 Season Previews

Discussion in 'The Trifecta' started by bravejaf, Jan 18, 2012.

  1. bravejaf

    bravejaf Walk On

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    Talk about your team's transition from first year to the second year, and expectations for the upcoming season.
     
  2. Hokie Effect

    Hokie Effect Whats a Hokie?

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    USC Trojans

    Nothing less than another BCS Championship Game birth would be expected this year except for the suprising early departure of 5 starters, none bigger than QB Matt Barkely. USC should be able to reload, but the playing field will definately be level this year, especially in the Pac 12 where the Trojans have yet to b echallenged. A closer look into the 2012 team.

    Offense
    QB: 3 player battle between rsSO Jesse Scroggins 80ovr, rsFR Max Wittek 81ovr, and rsFR Cody Kessler. Scroggins gets the early nod with his experiance and ability to make plays on the run. But expect all 3 to get playing time until someone is able to fill the shoes of Barkley.

    RB: rsSr Curtis McNeal 87ovr will get the majority of the carries, but expect rsSO Davon Morgan to see the field often and rsFR George Farmer 82ovr will contribute as well. RB is a deep position for USC

    WR/TE: The deepest position for the Trojans as they return everyone. Expect another great year from JR Robert Woods 95ovr as USC will find multiple ways to get the ball in his hands. Also of note SO Marques Lee 86ovr, rsSR Bryce Butler 84ovr, and TE's rsSO Xavier Gimble 80ovr and rsSO Randall telfer.

    OL: Anchored by LT rsSR Matt Kalil 99ovr and everyone else mid 80'sovr, should provide the beef needed for the reigning high powered #1 ranked offense.

    Defense
    DL: All new starters but expect DE rsJR Devon Kennard 88ovr to pick up the slack.

    LB: rsSO's Pullard and Bailey both 83ovr return on the outside. Bailey is a playmaker with speed. True FR James Hubbard 82ovr will be the man in the middle alongside SO Lamar Dawson 82ovr. A young group with alot of upside.

    DB: The loss of TJ McDonald was a big blow, but JR Nickell Robey 91ovr is a capable shutdown returning corner joining 2 other returning starters.

    Special Teams
    Both kicker and punter return, expect Woods to handle the return game

    Overall
    If USC can find consistency at the QB position expect another Pac 12 title run. An early match up with a top rank South Carolina should dictate which path the Trojans will take. Without bias I forsee perfection, 14-0 BCS CHAMPS!!
     
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  3. fuzzyl0gic

    fuzzyl0gic No new friends

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    In Coach Fuzzy's first season as head coach of the Florida Gators, he ended the season with an impressive 11-2 record and ranked #7 in the nation. The two losses were at the hands of the Oregon Ducks and the USC gamecocks (knocking Florida out of the SEC CCG game). The sky is the limit this season, and it will come down to QB consistency as to how many games the Gators can win this year.
    Offense:
    QB: True freshman Dustin Carter will get the start this year. With 87/89 THP/THA, he already comes in with a better arm than anyone on the roster. He has no speed to escape, this guy is a pure pocket passer. He will do well in Coach Fuzzy's scheme.​
    RB: Senior Mike Gillislee and sophomore Mack Brown will share carries this year, and they are relatively untested. They are far from the Demps/Rainey combo, but hopefully they can still get the job done. Look for true freshman Brooks Reed to get some carries as well.​
    WR/TE: Andre Debose and Quinton Dunbar will be the starting receivers. They both had great seasons last year. 6'3" true freshman Bruce McMahan will start at the slot position, coaches are already drooling over his size/speed/catching abilities. The 6'6" possesion receiver Stephen Alli and 6'3" JaJuan Story will also see some playing time. At TE, Jordan Reed and Omarius Hines will start. Hines had over 500 receiving yards last year, and Reed also has the hands and speed to be a legitimate target for Carter. He will have lots of weapons to choose from in the passing game.​
    OL: This group is solid as a rock. It is lead by the Seniors at the tackle position, Matt Patchan and Xavier Nixon. Senior Sam Robey will start at center, and Juniors Jon Halapio and Nick Alajajian will start at RG/LG. This group averages over 300 lbs and 6'5", with plenty of depth behind them so they don't get too winded. They should provide some much needed protection for the rookie QB to get comfortable at the college level.​
    Defense:
    DL: The beast known as Ronald Powell will continue wreaking havoc in opponent's backfields yet again this year. He had over 11 sacks last year, and the junior doesn't plan on slowing down anytime soon. Sharrif Floyd will also be returning on the other end, with Dominique Easley and Omar Hunter at the the interier tackle positions. This dline is pretty damn solid, it's a DC's wet dream when he get a good pass rush going with just his front four.​
    LB: ROLB Jelani Jenkins will be the leader on defense, the shifty Junior has speed and hard-hitting tackling abilities that already have NFL scouts talking. Lerentee McCray will play opposite of Jenkins, with the Senior Jonathan Bostic taking care of the middle like a boss. He also brings the wood on every hit. Look for this unit to get some OC's fired this season.​
    Secondary: Jeremy Brown and Cody Riggs will be the starting corners. What they lack in size, they have in speed and coveraging abilities. Jeremy Brown will the the nickel corner, with the Freshman Marcus Roberson and Louchiez Purifoy adding support for dime packages. Josh Evans and Matt Elam will start at FS/SS, and Elam will have to keep this secondary in check, and have them ready for the team that did the most damage last year, the gamecocks.​
    Special Teams: Caleb Sturgis will be the starting K/P/KOS. With his 96 kick-power, the offense doesn't have to much to get him into FG range. The KR/PR position is still up for grabs, there is no shortage of shifty speedy guys at Florida who are capable of returning the ball.​
    Prediction: Carter has a lot on his plate for a true freshman, the season will go as far as he is successful. He has all the right tools around him to make it to the SEC CCG this year. Coach Fuzzy won't settle for anything less.​
     
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  4. aarondramp

    aarondramp ten thousand words

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    LSU TIGERS

    This team is loaded. The only way that this team will struggle is if the coach holds them back (and this is likely, unfortunately).

    Offense: The Tigers will be starting true freshman Anthony Washington at QB, and he is ready for this. He is actually an upgrade over the QB situation last year. His 90 THP and 89 THA and decent awareness (64) should get the job done. The Tigers also have some a nice combo at HB in Spencer Ware (91 BTK and 89 TRK) and Michael Ford (92 SPD, 96 ACC, and 88 ELU). The receivers also complement each other well with a big receiver in Rueben Randle that can go over the middle and Russell Shepard that can stretch the field. Some other younger receivers will have to step up as LSU looks to spread the field out more this year with the BYU playbook.

    Defense: This is the really talented side of the field. The Tigers will start a defensive line of Barkevious Mingo (92), Mike Brockers (91), Bennie Logan (89), and Sam Montgomery (90). This line should cause a lot of problems for opposing offenses this year. Despite losing all three linebacks from last year, there is still some talent in this group led by Kevin Minter (87) in the middle. This team not only has the best defensive line in the country, it has the best cornerback pairing in Mo Claiborne (96 with 99 MCV, 98 ZCV, and 98 PRS) and Tyrann Mathieu (93) that is going to severely limit the passing game from their opponents. Eric Reid (86) and Craig Loston (87) might have an easy job at their safety positions this year just cleaning up the few mistakes that the front guys might make.

    Outlook: This team is going to be really good, and their early games against the best two quarterbacks in the country (RGIII and Luck) should give us an indication about what to expect. The biggest games will be against Florida (one of two teams to beat the Tigers last year) and Alabama (who won the BCS Title despite losing to LSU last year). If LSU can get by Alabama and win the big game in the SEC Championsip, then a BCS Title game is likely.

    Edit: Washington threw 6 picks in his first 5 quarters and has now been benched.
     
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  5. Gravity

    Gravity Hey, I'm Batman

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    STANFORD CARDINALS

    Offense: Basically this team is gonna fuck shit up. We got Andrew Luck (99 ovr 92 awr 98 THA 92 THP) 3 monsters at RB Taylor Gaffney Wilkerson(RS). Our weakness is most def our WR core. Pretty average across the board with those guys. Our Oline is very experienced and anchored by 97 ovr LT Jonathan Martin and 97 ovr RG David DeCastro. At TE we have 89 ovr Zach Ertz. Ertz played along side Coby Fleener last year. Were hoping Ertz decides to stay after this year.

    Defense: This unit didn't lose much from last year. Most of our line as well as Linebackers stayed intact. The defense is led by Shayne Skov who had a standout Junior campaign last year. New to the unit is true Freshman FS Tyler Cole. Cole was one of Stanfords first recruits and stuck with his commitment throughout the season. He didn't disappoint in his first game either. Cole recorded his first INT and sack against Cincy.

    Outlook: I would like nothing more than to be in the Rose Bowl every year, however after this year my team will take a pretty abrupt decline. With that being said I think this team can do big things this year. We have two tough SEC match ups our second and third games. Later in the season we have to play Oregon and USC. USC had our number last season beating us twice. We hope the loss of Matt Barkley will hurt the USC team enough that we can take advantage. Prediction 10-2 Rose Bowl birth.
     
  6. SatansAngel1104

    SatansAngel1104 Walk On

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    SOUTH CAROLINA

    Offense: The Good News: The offense returns the majority of their skill position players. So we're expecting one more year of big plays on offense. The bad news: The offense line is horrible so they may not get the opportunity to make those big plays.

    Defense: The Good News: The defensive line seems decent and am excited to have RE Jadeveon Clowney who is a (RS)Freshman. The Bad News: The linebackers are poor and the secondary is young and depleted. (WR and FS converted to play CB)

    Outlook: Going 1-3 in our user games would be a victory to this team. Next year could be worse. We’re hoping that 1 win is against Florida at the end of the year so we can play in a second straight SEC Championship game.
     
  7. fuzzyl0gic

    fuzzyl0gic No new friends

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    Our game will be a good one, for sure. I finally have a QB with some accuracy, so it shouldn't be as frustrating for me this year.
     
  8. SatansAngel1104

    SatansAngel1104 Walk On

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    Yeh they don't start with a great one. In file 1 I scooped a nice Juco transfer than recruited a really nice one a year later
     
  9. bravejaf

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    Oregon Ducks

    Offense: Darron Thomas is proving to be an overrated piece of crap, but the rest of the offense should be good. Kenjon Barner will get the majority of the carries and he has similar skills as the departed LaMichael James. DeAnthony Thomas and true freshman Josh Davis will also get carries. The receiving core returns 2 of the top 3 receivers from last year in Josh Huff (JR) and Devon Blackmon (SO). The offensive line also has some decent talent, led by 3 seniors. We will be startinga true freshman at guard, which is a little scary. If Darron Thomas struggles in the first couple games, he will be pulled in favor of true freshman Trey Young. Young already outplayed Thomas in the week 1 game.

    Defense: The defense wasn't very good last year and I don't see many improvements. There are some key seniors on the group that will need to step up. On the defensive line Dion Jordan will need to stay healthy and provide pass rush off the edge. Another key returning player is DT Ricky Hemuli (R-JR). He led the Ducks in sacks last season. The LB core has no depth so an injury will be a huge blow to the team. MLB Kiko Alonso will be the player to watch for that group. As for the secondary, this is a talented but very young group. Senior free safety John Boyett will need to have another good season. Several true freshmen will see time at CB this season, so they will need to grow up fast.

    Outlook
    The Ducks have a very difficult schedule with Notre Dame, South Carolina, USC and Stanford. Most of those games are early in the season so we will see how the team fares in those games. The first game will be against the option offense at Notre Dame. That should be an interesting match.

    I am not going to make any predictions on how my team fares this season. I honestly do not know what to expect, thanks to installing new playbooks on both sides and the inconsistent play of Darron Thomas.

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  10. Hokie Effect

    Hokie Effect Whats a Hokie?

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    bravejaf 2 year plan, with the 3 speedy 5* RB's and the fast 5* QB you will have on your roster next year. Assuming you will have some decent WR's, Offense should be sick.....
     
  11. bravejaf

    bravejaf Walk On

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    I need to start recruiting receivers and stop recruiting running backs. I will probably land my 3rd and 4th :5stars: HB this season and my second top 3 QB, if I can fend off Texas. Speaking of recruiting, I had a 1,350 point call with that #1 SS this week. :p
     
  12. Hokie Effect

    Hokie Effect Whats a Hokie?

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    Dislike.
     
  13. SatansAngel1104

    SatansAngel1104 Walk On

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    I think recruiting through Dyansty Wire is messed up...
    Im getting more points than i thought were possible for pipelined recruits... (not doubled)

    I also just got an error while making a promise and couldnt get back to recruiting that player. (the time is still subtracted)
     
  14. SatansAngel1104

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    They are doubling the Pipeline Bonus...

    Shouldve recruited on the Wire the first two weeks :p

    (Whether it is staying in the DB as doubled is another topic)
     
  15. smlVICTORIES53

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    Basically same shit as last year. We suck. Since we are so damn slow on offense our goal is to say f-you and play keep away. Sophomore qb golsen improved as a passer in the offseason enough to be effective in the underneath game. The coaching staff decided to redshirt some of our speedier players we recruited.

    Defensively we are stickin with our 3-4. We are still too slow on defense to play my style of ball but we have some big, strong guys in the front 7 that have been able to stuff gaps and get pressure so far. Secondary wise we are average at best. The only thing going for us is a couple hard hitting safeties that have been knocking the shit out of anyone they see.

    I don't do predictions. We will play the games and see where we end up at the end of the day.
     
  16. Twister18

    Twister18 I aint got time to bleed!

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    TCU:

    Offense:

    QB: RS JR Casey Pashall is an 86 OVR that makes the throws when needed. Primarily he is the handoff machine to the TCU offense. RS SO Matt Brown is a read option type with 82 speed and good throwing arm.

    RB: HB Ed Wesley returned for his SR year as a 93 OVR player that has great moves, toughness and catches out of the backfield. SR Mike Tucker is a power back that provides for the tough yards in the RZ. RS JR Wayman James gives the Frogs a boost of speed as he waits his chance to start. FB Jim Wilson is a hoss as a true FR FB.

    WR: Solid group with lightning quick RS Skye Dawson and JR Josh Boyce. The addition of :5stars: WRs Dan Bolden and Andrew Lane give a positive feeling to the position. TE Corey Fuller is a RS SR adds a sure handed threat in the red zone.

    OL: The OL is very solid and young as they start only 2 SR, at C and LG and have very capable backups at both positions.

    Defense: The Horny Toads will run a 4-3 despite the losses of AA LBs Tank Carder and Tanner Brock. The DL has no stars but they average 85 among the starters. The LB is solid, being led by ROLB Ken Cain. The secondary is young but very talented.

    ST: Both P and K are true FR but the RS positions are led by Skye Dawson and Earnest Grant.

    Prediction: The TCU club will surprise a couple of teams and beat the ones they should to contend for the Big 12 title.
     
  17. vBIG SLICKv

    vBIG SLICKv Varsity Baby !!!

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    2012 TEXAS LONGHORN PREVIEW
    The Longhorns look to follow up a successful first season under Coach Big Slick. The Horns return most of it's starters on both sides of the ball from an 11-2 season and a BIG XII Championship. The Longhorns are still a young bunch starting only 2 seniors on offense and and 2 seniors on defense. The Longhorns have 9 freshman on the 2 deep chart for offense and defense combined. When questioned about the youth of his team Coach Slick replied "These kids are special and ready to play coming out of high school. Texas recruits the best players in the country and they didn't come to Austin to watch football games from the sideline."
    Offense:
    The offense will look to improve on last year's performance. Last year the offense was solid, but not great by any standards. This year they will look to open the offense up more and look for more big plays down the field. The big loss on offense will be senior HB Fozzy Whittaker who carreid this unit on the ground last season. The Longhorns will have to have better play from 2nd yr starter QB Case McCoy.
    QB: Case McCoy(JR) will lead the team in his second year as a starter. It was a tight competition during the offseason between McCoy and QB David Ash(Soph). Ash has the more prototypical QB build and a cannon for an arm, but struggles with accuracy. McCoy gets the edge because of his experience from last year and although he does not have Ash's arm he is much more accurate. McCoy has to improve on his TD/INT ration this season or Ash will see some playing time.
    HB: Filling HB Whittaker shoes from last year will not be an easy task. Texas will look to 2 big powerful running backs to fill the void. HB Malcolm Brown(soph - 6' 222lbs) will be the starter but will share time in the backfield with HB Joe Bergeron(soph - 6'1 239lbs). HB DJ Monroe(sr) will also see some time as a chance of pace back. Texas will look to ground and pound with HB Brown who is 87 break tackle and 91 trucking.
    WR: All 3 of Texas starting wide outs return this year. Davis(jr), Goodwin(sr), and Shipley(soph) look to improve on their numbers from last year as Texas will try and open the passing game up more this year. The trio combined for 82 catches and 9 tds. Davis is fast becoming McCoy's go to guy, Goodwin will be the downfield threat with 96 speed and 99 acceleration, and Shipley will be the chain mover.
    TE: Dominique Jones(jr) and DJ Grant(sr) will split time. Jones will fill the role of blocking tight end with Grant coming in has the pass catching tighet end. Grant hauled in 28 receptions last year.
    O-Line:
    The O-line will be made up of 4 jrs and 1 sr. LG Poehlmann(sr) will be the anchor of this unit. This group has to be more successful if Texas hopes to pass more. They gave up 12 sacks last year. However, 4 of them where sophomores last year and the best thing about sophomores is they become juniors.
    Defense:
    The Texas defense finished last season as the #1 overall defense last year and was the key to the Longhorns success. The defensive unit will leaned on again yard this year as expectations are high with so many returning starters.
    DL:
    The D-Line will be lead by All-American LE Alex Okafor(sr). Okafor last year accounted for 10.5 sacks last year. On the other end RE Jackson Jeffcoat(jr) will try and improve on his solid play last year. The middle will be clogged up by 595lbs of DT Howell(jr) and DT Dorsey(soph). This two will be the key to stopping the opponents running game. Howell was a starter last year and recorded 8 sacsk, but Dorsey will be getting a starter for the first time.
    LBs:
    The linebacking corp will be the weakness of the defense. LOLB Jordan Hicks(jr) is the only one with real playing time as MLB Steve Edmond(soph) and ROLB Aaron Benson(soph) will be first year starters. The OLBs have good speed and MBL Edmond is a man in the middle at 6'3 248lbs.
    Secondary:
    The secondary return 3 of 4 players that played significate time last year. The corners will be maned by CB Byndom(jr) and CB Phillips(jr). Byndom and Phillips combined for 9 ints last year. SS Sheroid Evans(fr-rs) will be the starter and will be asked to grow up fast. FS Kenny Vaccaro(sr) will take over the free safety spot from 4 year starter Blake Giddeon. Vaccaro has seen a lot of playing time over his career so he should fill in just fine.
    Expectations:
    Expectations on the 40 acres is the same every year. People around here expect to win 2 championships every year. They expect to win the BIG XII Championship and the National Championship. Last year the Horns came up short with only 1 championship(BIG XII). As always the horns play a tough schedule. The red river rivalry is always a tough one with the winner of this game typically going on to be the BIG XII Champion. The Horns will look to avenge their only conference loss last year to the Baylor Bears by hosting them in Austing. Texas will then take to the road to face a tough TCU team and then to the swamp to face a speedy Florida team.
    Coach Slick predicts 12-1 season with a second BIG XII title and a birth the National Championship game.
     
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  18. Brandon S.

    Brandon S. Freshmen Phenoms Commissioner

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    Bama

    Bama surprisingly had a shot at the BCS Championship game despite not winning the SEC, huge shocker. Bama is looking to repeat another Championship season despite losing several key starters on offense and defense, but there are young guys willing to step up and see what happens this season.

    Offense: QB McCarron returns are a RS JR and is hoping to have a much improved season than last. Last year, his inconsistency nearly cost Bama a few games last season. The WR corps is very young this year, lacking a standout, go to receiver but Bama should be set at WR for years to come. The O-Line will anchor this team, and HB Eddie Lacy is determined to make everyone forget about Trent Richardson.

    Defense: CB Kirkpatrick chose to stay for his senior year, and he leads the defense being the only shutdown CB on the roster. MLB Nico Johnson and NT Jesse Williams are returning starters that will lead the front 7 and look to shutdown the run. With a much improved secondary, featuring more depth than last years team, and many returning starters in the front 7, Bama has high expectations on defense this year.

    Expectations: Anything short of an SEC Championship and National Championship will always be a disappointment. Bama wants revenge against LSU.
     

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