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2011 Pre Season Power 15!

The college football season is about 2-weeks away so I figured it was time to unveil my first official Power-15 of the 2011 season. It took me awhile to figure this one out so I hope you guys enjoy it and debate the rankings. Let’s hope for the best college football season yet!

Just Missing Cut (in no particular order): Penn St., Illinois, Northwestern, Michigan, Florida, Clemson, Boston College, USC, Arizona St., South Florida, West Virginia, Cincinnati, Houston, SMU, Southern Miss, Central Florida, BYU, and Toledo.

RANK TEAM COMMENTS
#1 To me the season begins and ends with Alabama. People are going to wonder how a team that lost QB Greg McElroy, RB Mark Ingram, WR Julio Jones and DT Marcell Dareus can possibly be ranked #1? The answer is that the Tide have plenty of receiving options. Trent Richardson arguably is a better RB than Ingram. The defense loses ONLY Dareus and returns 10 starters! QB AJ McCarron is going to have to do a good job replacing Tide QB McElroy who did a magnificient job while he was in Tuscaloosa. Even with all that said, the easy reason to think Alabama is the clear cut #1 team is that Nick Saban is the HC with 10 returning starters on defense. The last time Saban had that many returning starters on defense was in 2009 when he had 8 return. That season, Alabama allowed just 11.7ppg which was #2 in the nation and went 14-0, winning a national championship. Any questions? Could this defense be even better? Mark Barron, Dont’a Hightower, Robert Lester, and Courtney Upshaw could all be 1st Team All-Americans! Nine of the 11 projected defensive starters could be 1st Team All-SEC players. That’s beyond ridiculous. What’s the over/under on shutouts tossed by Alabama’s defense this year?
#2 A lot of people are predicting Oklahoma to be the best team in the nation and with good reason. This might actually be the best Oklahoma team Bob Stoops has had in Norman. The offense returns 4 offensive lineman to protect QB Landry Jones who threw for 4700+ yards last year including 38TD and completed 66% of his passes. Sure the Sooners lose RB Demarco Murray but WR Ryan Broyles returns along with Kenny Stills and James Hanna. Defensively Oklahoma lost some big pieces in Jonathan Nelson, Quinton Carter & Jeremy Beal, all NFL draft picks, but return 12 of their top-15 tacklers. Remember that Oklahoma was essentially 2 road losses away from really spoiling the BCS picture. It’s something to be concerned about. Oklahoma is 4-5 on the road the last two years and this year they play both Florida St. and Oklahoma St. on the road. It’ll be really interesting to see how the offense does as OC Kevin Wilson is now the HC at Indiana, but keep in mind that this squad has 4 potential 1st Team All-Americans! An easy choice for #1 had not Alabama been in the position they are in.
#3 It’ll be really interesting to see how Oregon responds this season after some off season turmoil revolving around the program and some possible NCAA violations having to do with recruiting in Texas. So far so good for Oregon who is coming off an incredible season that saw them come up just short against Auburn in their bid to win a national championship. Oregon loses quite a few players from their 2010 team, but offensively RB LaMichael James and QB Darron Thomas return. The Ducks are going to score and score big. Oregon’s was better than you thought last season ranking 12th in the nation in scoring defense. That unit only brings back 5 starters. To me what makes this team deadly is Chip Kelly. He’s one of the best if not right there with the best HCs in the nation. He’ll get the most out of his talent. The guy is 22-4 in 2-years at Oregon having finished in the top-10 twice, won 2 Pac-10 championship and has gone to 2 BCS bowls, playing for the national championship once. Oregon isn’t getting beat at home meaning if they open up with a win over LSU in Arlington, they are a road win over Stanford from getting a chance to settle unfinished business.
#4 I’m not entirely sure what Boise St. can do that would be surprising. I’m the first guy to say they schedule horribly, but they are 61-5 in the last 5-seasons including 2 undefeated years in 2006 & 2009! They deserve to be this high. People are going to make a big deal about Boise losing WRs Titus Young and Austin Pettis, but my guess is that it had more to do with how good a QB Kellen Moore is rather than how amazing those WRs are. You see this a lot with the WRs playing for the Indianapolis Colts. Sure it looks like Austin Collie should go to the Pro Bowl, but let’s see how he does when Peyton Manning isn’t throwing him the ball. Moore completed a ridiculous 71.3% of his passes last season. It’ll be interesting to see where he goes in the 2012 NFL Draft as he’s “listed” at 6’0/191lbs meaning he’s probably more like 5’10/185lbs. Defensively, Boise will be just fine. They return 7 starters from a defense that allowed only 12.8ppg. They certainly lose some talent in Jeron Johnson, Winston Venable & Ryan Winterswyk, but they’ll be fine. I’m glad Boise schedule another cross-country non-conference game too. Last year was Virginia Tech. This year it’s Georgia. Boise also helps themselves by going to the MWC even though TCU is leaving for the Big East. At least this season they’ll play TCU, Air Force, San Diego St. and Colorado St. They also still have Nevada on the schedule and a couple of interesting non-conference games with Toledo & Tulsa. Expect more Boise St. dominance.
#5 Maybe I’m jocking Andrew Luck a little too hard, but it’s the same argument with Kellen Moore. Is Andrew Luck so good that he makes everyone around him that much better? My thought is yes. Stanford loses their top-2 receivers and 3 starting offensive linemen, but RB Stepfan Taylor is back along with Murray. My guess is that Luck makes any receiver look good and has a quick enough release that a young offensive line won’t have to pass protect for days. Luck will make the offense shine. Defensively they lose 5 starters including LB Owen Marecic who former HC Jim Harbaugh adored, but I think defensively they’ll be OK. The one overwhelming question regarding the Cardinal is the impact Jim Harbaugh made on the team and how this team will adjust and refocus now that Harbaugh is coaching the San Francisco 49ers? OC David Shaw takes over at HC. That’s continuity for the offense, but defensively it could be another matter. You know what is sort of sick about the matter? Andrew Luck is only a junior this season. Granted, it’s his 4th year at Stanford so he’s done, but this guy could theoretically come back and play college ball in 2012! One thing to keep an eye on with this Stanford team is their ability to stop the run. Their front-7 took on some massive losses and they have a pretty young D-Line playing in a 3-4 scheme which isn’t easy. The Cardinal were 43rd last year nationally in yards per carry allowed. Keep an eye on that stat. A good running football team keeps Andrew Luck on the bench.
#6 This is my one big surprise pick, but where else can you put this team? You aren’t going to see ANYBODY putting the Bulldogs this high, but follow me on this one. MSU returns 9 starters on offense for a HC that is primarily considered an incredible offensive coach in Dan Mullen. They averaged 29.0ppg (#48 nationally) with a new starting QB. They lose absolutely no skill players. Defensively, the Bulldogs return 7 starters from a unit that allowed only 19.8ppg (#21 nationally) with 5 of them being among the top-7 tacklers. Defensively MSU does take on some losses such as DE Pernell McPhee, LB Chris White and LB KJ Wright, but MSU returns their entire secondary. The schedule isn’t going to be easy because they play in the SEC West, but MSU does get LSU, South Carolina & Alabama at home. Georgia & Arkansas come on the road. I don’t think they can beat Alabama, but given the coaching acumen of Mullen and the returning starters, it’s easy to see this team finishing 11-1 if Lady Luck doesn’t completely screw them over. I feel like when Urban Meyer left Florida, the best solution for the Gators would to have been to bring Mullen back to Gainesville seeing how he was Meyer’s OC. Instead Florida balked on Mullen, and I think it’ll be a huge mistake moving forward for the Gators. What is Florida’s loss is Mississippi State’s incredible gain. Mullen’s stock could be at an all-time high after this season so the real trick for the folks in Starkville is trying to keep this guy when the elite programs come calling.
#7 We’ve been down this road 50 bazillion times. LSU is going to have one of the most naturally talented teams in the nation. There are going to have gifted athletes at every position and it’s difficult to see where another team is going to have more talent than the Bayou Bengals when they walk out onto the field on Saturday afternoons. The problem with LSU the past 3 seasons is that they’ve tried to make the Jordan Jefferson experiment work at QB with the results not equating to national championships. You could argue that the last 3 seasons, LSU is 28-11 despite Jefferson being the QB. Keep in mind that last season was his junior year and yet he still only completed 56.5% of his passes while throwing 7TD to 10INT. I’m not sure that’s incredible progress if it’s progress at all. LSU brought in the highest rated JC QB in the country in Zach Mettenberger, but in spring camp, Jefferson apparently was the story. Can Jefferson carry LSU to a national championship in his final season? We do know this is a very experienced team and the defense should be outstanding. Keep an eye on the early scheduling for LSU. In their first 4 games, they play Oregon at a neutral site and on the road twice against West Virginia and Mississippi St. It sounds crazy, but LSU could easily start the year 1-3 if they aren’t careful. If that were to happen, how much heat does Les Miles take? They’d still have a road game against Alabama and a home date against Arkansas. That could mean an 8-5 season. It’ll be a tense early season in Baton Rouge this year.
#8 Nebraska ended the year 10-4 last season, but it ended on somewhat of a sour note. They lost the Big XII championship again by a close margin and then lost the Holiday Bowl to Washington 19-7 after beating Arizona in the same bowl the previous year 33-0! Bo Pelini is 29-12 the last 3 seasons in Lincoln, and this might be the year where Nebraska stands up. Defensively this team should be good. As long as Pelini is involved it will be. The unit returns 7 starters from a team that gave up 17.4ppg last season. All-American Jared Crick is back, and you can be sure he wants to go #2 overall in the 2012 NFL Draft. What will probably determine a lot of Nebraska’s fate is QB Taylor Martinez. Martinez definitely showed his playmaking ability by rushing for 965 yards & 12TD with a 6.0ypc average. His passing could have been a little bit better as he completed just 59% of his passes for 10TD & 7INT. T-Sizzle was only a rFR so I’m nitpicking a bit here, but now that he’s certainly a known commodity, I’d be surprised if opposing defenses did give him a wide breadth to make plays with his arm rather than his legs. How he adjusts to that proposition will play a big role in how far the Cornhuskers can get. Then again, maybe the guy is simply unstoppable when running the football? They have an extremely favorable schedule and should win the “Legends” division for a shot at a Rose Bowl in their inaugural year in the Big 10.
#9 Get ready. In Jimbo Fisher’s first season at the helm in Tallahassee, he led FSU to their first double digit win season since 2003. He won the Atlantic division and got the Noles to an ACC Championship game although they would lose to Virginia Tech 44-33. A bowl win over South Carolina clinched a 10th victory to finish the year at 10-4. Florida St. loses QB Christian Ponder, but if EJ Manuel fill his shoes, FSU is going to make an incredible run towards a national championship. Manuel was arguable the best prep QB in the Class of 2008. This will be his 4th year in the program as a rJR, having been under Christian Ponder for the last couple of seasons. Florida St.’s offense averaged 31.4ppg last year and have almost the entire unit back. Defensively, DC Mark Stoops came in an did an INCREDIBLE JOB! In 2009 the Seminoles gave up 30.0ppg. Last year was Stoops’s first season and FSU improved to 19.6ppg! With 8 starters returning and incredible talent at every position, this Seminoles defense should look a lot like the FSU defenses during the peak of Bobby Bowden’s tenure at Florida St. Keep an especially watchful eye out for DEs Tank Carradine & Brandon Jenkins. A huge part of FSU’s season is going to be determined in Week #3 on Sept. 17th because Oklahoma comes calling. Last year the Sooners spanked Florida St. 47-17 in Norman. If FSU can get by that game at home and take advantage of Oklahoma’s troubles on the road, then they’ll be a season finale game on the road in Gainesville away from playing in the ACC title game with a shot at a national championship.
#10 The Aggies truly have a team that could make 2011 a very special year. The only negative aspect of Texas A&M is getting a road game against Oklahoma. In all honesty, A&M should be 11-1 by season’s end and a legitimate contender for an at-large BCS bid even if Oklahoma wins out. If Texas A&M goes 12-0 then I don’t see how you can keep the Aggies out of the BCS Championship game. There is nothing this team doesn’t have. They return 10 starters from an offense that averaged 31.2ppg which ranked 34th in the nation. They also return 8 starters from a defense that allowed 21.9ppg which was also 34th in the nation. Let’s assume A&M averaged 40ppg and allows 18ppg which is a 22 point difference. The teams last year who had a 22ppg difference in points scored & allowed were Alabama (10-3), Ohio St. (12-1), Oregon (12-1), Stanford (12-1), Boise St. (12-1), and TCU (13-0). That’s an average record of 12-1. A 22ppg spread is huge, but A&M has the ability and it might be now or never for Mike Sherman. A&M’s defense can probably get through losing LB Von Miller because the team is so experienced, but next year they’ll potentially bring back just 11 starters at most instead of the 18 they bring back this year. All the skill players will be gone in 2012 including QB Ryan Tannehill. The entire defensive line will be gone along with the secondary just in time for Texas to reemerge from their current funk. I love A&M this year. It’s a fantastic program historically with college football being loads better when Texas A&M is relevant. Let’s hope this year is a monster season for the Aggies and they carry the momentum forward.
#11 In Brian Kelly’s first season in Cincinnati, the Bearcats were 10-3. They were 11-3 in his 2nd and 12-1 in his 3rd. At Central Michigan, the Chippewas were 4-7 in Kelly’s first season. They were 6-5 in his 2nd and 10-4 in his 3rd. In his last 3 at Grand Valley St., Kelly was 40-2 with 2 National Championships. If Kelly improves ND by just 2 wins the Irish are 10-2, ranked in the top-10 and going to a BCS bowl. The 2011 Irish are by far the most talented team Brian Kelly has ever had to work with. Defensively ND returns 8 starters from a squad that gave up 20.2ppg. That number is going under 20 and could possibly go under 18. Remember too that Kelly is a coach that loves ball hawking defenses. Don’t be surprised to see the Irish on the plus side of TO margin by a considerable amount. Offensively, Kelly doesn’t need any introduction. His teams score and they score early, often, and big. With 9 starters returning on offense including WR Michael Floyd who has been reinstated fully to the team, expect the Irish to light up some score boards. The one real question here for the Irish unfortunately comes at QB. Dayne Crist went down with an injury last year and Tommy Rees did an excellent job filling in for him. Even Andrew Hendrix and true freshman Everett Golson could see some time under center. As of this writing, we don’t know who is the starting QB in South Bend. I think the Irish are better with the senior (Crist) so I’m pulling for him, but the main point here is Kelly’s track record of success no matter where he goes. ND is only going to get better and they have the team, coach and schedule to make significant noise in 2011.
#12 A really really tough situation here. If Jim Tressel were still coaching here then I think you’d be forced to put Ohio St. much much higher even without QB Terrelle Pryor returning to Columbus. Now that Tressel and Pryor are both gone, and the NCAA coming down on the program with alacrity, it certainly seems like it might be a year where a lot of downcast faces will be filling up seats at the Horseshoe. The real issue here with Ohio St. and their possibilities in 2010 is the immense amount of talent the roster has on hand. Even losing DeVier Posey, Dan Herron and Mike Adams the first 5 games might not have mattered all that much to Tressel & Co. given the depth of the Buckeyes. Now that Tressel is out of the picture though who knows? I don’t think either Joe Bauserman or Braxton Miller will have trouble at QB. If it’s Miller then I think Ohio St. has some first year QB growing pains, but this season might not be worth fighting for anyway so who cares if the Buckeyes lose 4-5 games? Defensively, Ohio St. is suffering MASSIVE losses. They lose their top-4 tacklers from a year ago and 6 of their top-8. Like the offense, Ohio St. doesn’t lack for talent at any position on the football field, but that is a lot to overcome no matter how good you recruit, not to mention that most of the players lost were NFL draft picks. The defense isn’t getting better by subtraction. This is the one team in my Power-15 that I think could drop precipitously, but maybe interim HC Luke Fickell can rally the troops and Ohio St. won’t miss a beat. I have a hard time believing that and while they Buckeyes start high, they might end up fairly low.
#13 Mike Gundy takes a lot of heat especially over the “I’m a man!” comment, but in the last 3-years he’s guided Oklahoma St. to a 29-10 record, which averages out to 10-3 per year. Given that the Cowboys play in the same state as Oklahoma and within the same conference as Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Texas A&M, and Nebraska, that’s quite an accomplishment. They keep getting better under Gundy too. Nobody thought OSU would be any good last season after losing Zac Robinson at QB and Dez Bryant at WR. QB Brandon Weeden stepped in throwing for 4,277 yards & 34TD on his way to earning 1st Team All-Big XII honors. WR Justin Blackmon went one higher by being named a 1st Team All-American after catching 111 balls for 1,782 yards & 20TD! The Cowboys return 9 starters including Weeden & Blackmon after having scored 44.2ppg last season! Needless to say the offense is going to be EXPLOSIVE! The one big question for Oklahoma St. is their defense. Maybe it won’t matter because the offense scores 50ppg, but they return 5 starters from a unit that allowed 26.4ppg. I don’t think any of the losses are big ones except for LB Orie Lemon who led the team with 133 tackles last season. Watch out for Oklahoma St.’s road schedule too. They have 4 road games against Tulsa, Texas A&M, Texas, and Missouri in their first 7 games. This is an excellent team, but could start out 3-4 if they aren’t careful and wind up 7-5 on the season. The Big XII is a top heavy conference, but their top-5 are just as good as anyone, which is weird to say because we are constantly talking about the viability of the conference. Weird times.
#14 I had a hard time deciding what to do with Wisconsin. Former NC State standout QB Russell Wilson is your likely starting QB, & I’m not entirely sure who I think that is going to play. Most pundits will tell you that Wilson was an exciting QB playmaker in Raleigh for the Wolfpack, but I think the differences with former Wisconsin QB Scott Tolzien are myraid. Tolzien was A LOT more accurate than Wilson. He threw less interceptions and was for the most part a pocket passer. Wilson is more comfortable on the move and making plays when the offense breaks down. He also throws more interceptions. Remember that Wisconsin is going to run the ball down opponents throats with Montee Ball and James White. They are one of those teams that definitely DO NOT need a running QB to make the offense go. Wisconsin scored 41.5ppg last year. They can do so again. Defensively Wisconsin will be OK despite the loss of DE JJ Watt, LB Blake Sorensen and LB Culmer St. Jean but do return LB Chris Borland who missed last season with an injury. I like the Badgers this high. They certainly have enough returning on defense to justify a high ranking, but I wonder if the identity of the team is going to be lost a bit if they do get a mobile playmaking QB? Maybe it won’t matter, but Wisconsin has 4 starting offensive linemen back that average around 6’5/320lbs. They run 2-TE sets. This is a run oriented team that wears opponents down and keeps the ball away from other offenses. I’d hate to see that change for a QB that didn’t really do all that much in an inferior conference. Wisconsin has long been waiting to get to the next level as a team. Let’s see if 2011 they can get there.
#15 Talking about South Carolina is a lot like talking about LSU. They should be a lot better than they are. In LSU’s case, they can’t seem to get Jordan Jefferson off the field. In South Carolina’s case, they haven’t been able to keep Stephen Garcia on it! I don’t know what else SC needs offensively. Garcia comes back for his senior season and has some incredible talent surrounding him. RB Marcus Lattimore was National Freshman of the Year last year after running for 1,197 yards & 17TD! Lattimore is also a receiving threat having caught 29 balls for 412yards. Garcia has a pair of big, talented receivers in Alshon Jeffery and DL Moore. The O-Line has 3 returning starters and 4 seniors. Defensively, true freshman Jadeveon Clowney could step in and immediately be an All-American. The Gamecocks only return 6 starters from a defense that allowed 23.1ppg, but Clowney could be a beast and opposite him on the D-Line is DE Devin Taylor who at 6’7/250lbs is a BEAST who was 1st Team All-SEC last season. The secondary returns 3 starters themselves. I don’t know what else can happen for HC Steve Spurrier at SC. They miss LSU & Alabama on the schedule. They get Florida & Clemson at home. They do play at Arkansas, at Georgia & at Mississippi St., but how can this team not win 10-12 games? I’m starting SC at #15, but I’d expect the team to move forward as the season goes on. If they can beat Georgia on Sept. 10th then look out. If South Carolina can’t get it done this year, they probably never will.





THE REST OF THE TOP-25

#16 Georgia Bulldogs: A lot of people expecting great things from QB Aaron Murray and with good reason. Murray was a freshman All-American last year and Georgia brought in an absolutely outstanding recruiting class. I’m still gun shy about the Bulldogs though. Like South Carolina they miss Alabama & LSU plus get South Carolina at home. Still, they’ll play Boise St. to open the season and you almost wonder if both Georgia & Mark Richt wouldn’t benefit from a fresh start.

#17 Missouri Tigers: The seemingly forgotten 5th member of the top-half of the Big XII. Gary Pinkel is an outstanding coach who has 9 players returning on offense. Sure they lose QB Blaine Gabbert, but weren’t we saying that when they lost Bad Smith and Chase Daniel stepped up? Weren’t we saying that when Daniel left and Gabbert stepped up? Will we not say the same of James Franklin? Mizzou brings back only 6 starters on defenses with the loss of some great players. How well they can recover defensively will determine their season.

#18 Pittsburgh Panthers: I loved the Mike Haywood hire. I loved it A LOT, but I think Todd Graham will come in and do a great job too after what he accomplished at Tulsa. QB Tino Sunseri is going to be fine and I think even if PITT lost Jonathan Baldwin & Dion Lewis, the offense can still score a lot of points. Defensively, PITT brings back 8 starters from a team that allowed just 19.0ppg. Don’t be surprised to see Pittsburgh win the Big East in a walk. In his last 3 seasons, Dave Wannstedt had a 27-12 record which isn’t horrible. Graham might take them to that next level.

#19 Air Force Falcons: A service academy is never going to be the most talented team on the field simply because of recruiting, but Air Force was 9-4 last season and return 6 starters on offense that scored 31ppg running that triple option with their 2 leading rushers & QB returning. The O-Line is very experienced while the defense brings back 8 starters from a unit that allowed 21.1ppg a year ago. Troy Calhoun’s star is on the rise. This team is very capable of going 10-2 this season. If they beat TCU at home on September 10th, they might just do that and finish behind Boise St. in the MWC.

#20 Miami-FL Hurricanes: Miami-FL hasn’t had a serviceable coach since Butch Davis left for the Cleveland Browns. Larry Coker & Randy Shannon simply weren’t going to get it done. I think Al Golden is the guy that does get it done. THE U brings back 7 starters on both offense & defense. The defense was good last year to begin with. They’ll get better. Offensively, this will be QB Jacory Harris’s senior season and I think he goes out with a bang if he can stay healthy which has been problematic for him. Harris has made only 24 starts in his 3-years in Coral Gables and I don’t think he feels as if he has lived up to the potential. He can make it right with a huge senior season.

#21 Michigan St. Spartans: I feel like I’m screwing the Spartans a bit here putting them this low after an 11-2 campaign, but Alabama exposed them in the Capital One Bowl and I think their opponents this year are going to get better. What worries me the most about Michigan St. this season is that they won quite a few close games last year and their defensive back-7 took on significant losses. I absolutely love Mark Dantonio as a coach. This is definitely a top-25 team, but I don’t know if they are top-10 material like they were at certain points last season.

#22 Arkansas Razorbacks: This is probably way too low, but I couldn’t figure out how to rank them. They lost Ryan Mallett in the NFL Draft and just recently lost RB Knile Davis for the season due to injury! They only have 2 returning O-Linemen and while I think Bobby Petrino is a tremendous college coach, that’s a lot to overcome in the SEC West. Defensively, Arkansas returns 7 players and should be really good there, but the losses on offense look daunting at this point. If Davis would have been healthy, their ranking goes way up. Now we’ll see what rabbit Petrino can pull out of his hat.

#23 Virginia Tech Hokies: The Hokies have a schedule tailor made to go 12-0 and coast into the ACC Championship game. They have a weak road schedule and avoid Florida St. The problem though is that we’ve seen this before. Virginia Tech breezed through the ACC last season but got taken to the woodshed by Stanford in the Orange Bowl 40-12! I think losing QB Tyrod Taylor is going to hurt, and the defense returns only 5 starters. They’ll have a great record, but all season long we’ll wonder if they really are any good.

#24 Tulsa Golden Hurricane: Tulsa is getting royally screwed with their schedule having road games against both Oklahoma & Boise St., but this is a team that returns 10 starters from an offense that scored 41.4ppg! The defense was terrible last year but they do bring back 8 starters. Tulsa has a really good shot at winning CUSA. It’ll be interesting to see how they handle life now that HC Todd Graham took his talents to Pittsburgh.

#25 TCU Horned Frogs: Too low? Maybe, but Andy Dalton was incredible and TCU returns just 3 starters offensively & 5 starters defensively! That’s tied for the lowest of the Gary Patterson era. I love Patterson as a head coach. The guy knows how to coach up a defense and I don’t see how TCU’s defense will stink even if they had nobody returning. Still, this is a heavy rebuilding year for TCU and I’d be surprised if they dominate the way they have recently.

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August 17, 2011 - Posted by | Alabama, Boise St., Florida St., LSU, Mississippi St., Nebraska, Notre Dame, Ohio St, Oklahoma, Oklahoma St., Oregon, Power 15, South Carolina, Stanford, Texas AM, Wisconsin

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