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via Steve Helwagen
We look at some of the key contenders for college football in 2013. Plus, we examine coaching changes, Heisman hopefuls, games to watch, BCS projections and more.
Sorry. Yes I'm a homer, but this is BS. We will be better in 2013 than 2012.
If the defense comes through in spite of the loss of Roh, Campbell, and Kovacs.
"Top 25 Breakdown for 2013"
Oooh, this sounds cool...
written by Steve Helwagen
Please tell me I'm not the only one that noticed how Helwagon spun Ohio's schedule into a bad thing? I also find it funny how everyone outside of Michigan fans thought Campbell was worthless but now he's a huge departure.
Didn't even click on it after I saw who wrote it
If 'Bama plays OSU for the NC next year it's going to be a repeat of the Michigan and ND games from this year.
THIS. So much THIS.
Neither UM or OSU are at the talent level to face a good top tier SEC team.
At least we recognize it. I haven't seen a single OSU fan admit that they'd get massacred even if they do end up in the national championship.
Helwagen: This was a lot of fun to go in and research exactly what everybody is losing and what everybody has coming back.
Me: So is Penn State ineligible for these rankings or do you not think they're a top 50 team?
Helwagen: Let me look at penn state and report back
Either he sucks at research or he just forgot about PSU. Or he's just too biased to include them.
I'm going with all of the above.
I agree. Just doing my job and posting it here because its part of 247Sports and mentions Michigan. I do not agree with OSU being No. 2 though. I'd personally put them around the 10 range and Michigan about 12-15.
Clint et al, if this is frowned upon, please let me know - but since it's being discussed already, I wanted to query board members about another...preview out there sans creating a separate thread.
Does anyone else find CFN predicting Michigan State to finish first in "our" division somewhat...odd? And then:
"Michigan: It seems like the Wolverines have been a year away for a while now, and they might be a year away once again. Brady Hoke has done a whale of a job recruiting, and he could end up with the No. 1 class of 2013, but for this year, there are massive holes that need to be filled on both sides of the ball."
Excerpt from: http://cfn.scout.com/2/1260535.html
Ahm. "Massive" holes on both sides? The departures of Roh, Campbell, and Jordan are "massive" holes to fill? One could easily argue that MSU lost considerably more on offense than Michigan lost on defense, yes? And that is said with the utmost respect for Roh/Campbell/Jordan.
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by Kenetic 15 months ago
Go Blue & Gig Em'!
Maybe they're being literal? Will Campbell is, arguably, "massive."
I would put northwestern at #21 and drop everyone else down a spot.
Great article should be a great season.
I would def put Michigan ahead of MSU whoever thinks they should be a preseason favorite must be on drugs.
The only thing Hoke has missed on is highly rated WRs, which means almost nothing seeing the absurd amount of highly rated WR busts there have been compared to other positions.
I'll take a great OL and #1 RB over superstars at the WR position.
My thoughts exactly.
good point! BWC does fill alot of space
Eh, all positions bring their fair share of highly rated duds. Your recruits are as much of a guarantee as Michigans at this point. The only team that is close to a lock to live up to their recruiting ranking is Bama. Not to mention, it's college and even the best defenses last year had games where they gave up 30+ points to good offenses (Bama gave up 29). Having a good defense is no guarantee if the other team has similar talent and executes really well.
This post has been edited 3 times, most recently by uguumaster 15 months ago
Here's a reality check for Ohio fans like you:
In 2009, Urban Meyer's Florida team had the following players in its 2 deep:
- QB Tim Tebow
- TE Aaron Hernandez (Pro-Bowl)
- C Maurkice Pouncey (Pro-Bowl)
- OG Mike Pouncey
- WR Riley Cooper
- LB Brandon Spikes
- CB Major Wright
- DE Carlos Dunlap
- DE Jermaine Cunningham
- CB Joe Haden
- WR Chris Rainey
- S Will Hill
- CB Ahmad Black
- CB Janoris Jenkins
I'm probably forgetting a few names but that's at least 14 current NFL players from the 2009 Florida team who play (or have played meaningful snaps) at the pro level.
The 2009 team did not have Percy Harvin or Louis Murphy from the 2008 team but it was was one year older.
That 2009 team lost 32-13 to Alabama.
It is unlikely that Meyer's future Ohio teams will be more loaded then his Florida teams. He built his Florida teams when Bobby Bowden was a lame duck coach at FSU and while Miami suffered through Randy Shannon. In other words, he was able to snag more Florida talent with less competition from in-state rivals.
After Meyer's 2009 team was beaten convincingly 32-13 in the 2009 SEC Title game and after Meyer's 2010 team was crushed 31-6 in Tuscaloosa, the Saban-Alabama dynasty forced Urban Meyer into early retirement.
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I don't even think he realizes how bad he is. No one could actually believe half the stuff he writes.
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