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    ESPN Insider??

    Anyone have a Insider account?

    I'd like to have a copy and paste of this article please if someone does

    http://insider.espn.go.com/ncf/insid...ory?id=2941880

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    http://fah-web.stanford.edu/awards/t...524&t=wus&bg=4

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    http://fah-web.stanford.edu/awards/t...524&t=wus&bg=4

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    COACH AND PROGRAM

    Football wasn't the most important thing in Blacksburg this spring, not after the shootings that claimed 33 members of the Virginia Tech community and made the campus the focal point of national news the Monday before the spring game.


    Alumnus and head coach Frank Beamer, who oozes maroon and orange from his pores, took time away from the potential quarterback quandary and the issues on the offensive line to comfort families of the victims and provide that calm leadership he was already noted for on a football sideline.

    If anything, count on the tragedy becoming a galvanizing event that should make Lane Stadium an even less desirable place for opponents this fall, 65,000 fans screaming, "Let's go Hokies," with more conviction than ever.

    "I think when we open against East Carolina that there will be a togetherness in the stadium that we've never seen before," Beamer said. "And it's been a pretty together place … that has helped us win a lot of football games in that stadium. But I'll just bet, if I know Hokie people, we'll be tighter than ever next fall."

    Another great football season will be a welcome diversion from the tragedy, and count on Beamer & Co. providing that service for Hokie Nation. Eight starters return on the nation's top defense, and there's a lot of talent on offense if the line successfully reconfigures and gels.

    And while there was much angst at quarterback last year, save for a fourth-quarter implosion in the Chick-fil-A Bowl, Sean Glennon turned in a fine first season under center, all things considered. But Glennon wasn't named Vick -- Michael or Marcus -- and that seemed his biggest sin on message boards and among leather-lunged Lane Stadium critics.

    His back-ups, Ike Whitaker and Cory Holt, were viewed as potential All-Americas in waiting by comparison in the eyes of those same fickle fans and Glennon -- to them -- was the reason Tech tailed off offensively to 99th in the nation in total yards, 82nd in passing and 49th in scoring.

    Truth of the matter is, other than those three interceptions and a fumble against Georgia in the finale, Glennon pretty much did what Tech coaches asked of him all year. He made good decisions, took care of the ball and kept the Hokies in a position to win every game thanks to their stellar defense and special teams.

    Glennon's rare problems were certainly exacerbated by an undermanned offensive line that yielded 29 sacks and often couldn't get the push to consistently get the running game going and thereby, take heat off Glennon in the passing game. Even in the bowl game, some receivers' drops and more injuries along that offensive line impacted the turnovers that turned a 21-13 lead into a 31-24 loss.

    Encouragingly, Glennon was sensational in the shortened spring practices. In the best shape of his career, he clearly showed the greatest command of the offense among the QB candidates and he played with a fire the coaches loved. On the down side, though, that offensive line is still sorting out, players tried at new positions and Beamer hinting that some of the answers to the most serious questions wouldn't be delivered until he had his new freshmen in camp this summer.

    To invigorate the offense, offensive coordinator Bryan Stinespring -- another target of fan ire last season -- spent a day in Nashville this winter working with Tennessee Titans offensive coordinator Norm Chow, he of the innovative and oft-copied passing game. Of course Stinespring does this sort of thing every summer, but it earned more attention coming off this past season's offensive performance.

    Defensive coaches from around the nation, meanwhile, should come to Blacksburg and consult with coordinator Bud Foster. Since taking over the defense in 1996, Foster's unit has finished in the national Top 10 in yards allowed seven times and in the Top 10 in scoring defense eight times.

    He won the Frank Broyles Award this past season as the top assistant coach in the country after replacing six starters and yet still becoming the first team to lead the country in total defense in back-to-back seasons since the 1986-87 Oklahoma Sooners.

    You have to wonder when some other program will pony up enough to pry Foster out of Blacksburg to run his own team.

    The other major concern heading into 2007 is in the kicking game, where All-ACC kicker Brandon Pace and stalwart punter Nic Schmitt must be replaced. Those decisions rest squarely with Beamer, who oversees the special teams himself, and, not coincidentally, has had folks coming to Blacksburg in the off-season for years to hear how he does it.

    QUARTERBACKS

    It's a curious situation at Tech where everyone, coaches included, are convinced the Hokies have the quarterback of the future, but fans aren't sure Beamer has the right quarterback for this season.

    Junior Sean Glennon (6-4, 221) had thrown all of eight passes before moving in as starter last season. He was 15-of-18 for 222 yards in his start, a rout of Northeastern, and all he did from there was complete 56.3 percent of his passes for 2,191 yards and guide the team to 10 victories.

    But he struggled in Tech's losses and had some poor passing games in some of the victories. He didn't run the ball effectively most games and the Hokie offense wasn't as strong as in previous years, often through no fault of Glennon.

    Then when he turned the ball over four times in the fourth quarter to key Georgia's comeback bowl win, well, that pushed the door wide open on the quarterback job heading into the spring.

    Junior Cory Holt (6-4, 227) finished the season as the backup, but that was because sophomore Ike Whitaker (6-4, 204) had entered an alcoholic rehabilitation program. Both were back in the spring and ready to battle Glennon, but a funny thing happened.

    Glennon came back in the best shape of his career. He added 10 pounds of muscle to his frame. He threw the ball better than ever, and day after day proved he had more feel for Stinespring's offense than any of the other candidates. If anything, he actually distanced himself from Holt and Whitaker.

    But that group didn't include incoming freshman Tyrod Taylor (6-2, 185), the consensus top player in Virginia, a Parade All-American and the No. 1 dual threat quarterback in the country, according to Rivals.com.

    He's a runner/passer in the Vick mold and from that same Hampton area. Taylor is already generating a buzz among fans, though right now, it would seem the prudent path to red-shirt him this fall behind the three veterans and walk-on sophomore Jeff Beyer (6-5, 218).

    "We won 10 games with Sean," said Beamer. "He's got a lot of pluses. I think the one thing with Sean is he just makes good decisions."

    To help improve that decision-making, though, Beamer opted to go "live" with his quarterbacks this spring, allowing contact so Glennon, in particular, would get more work running the football in certain situations.

    The decision was a boon, too, to the quicker Holt and Whitaker, but Glennon still has a big edge in experience. Holt has thrown 12 varsity passes, none last year, and Whitaker has just 16 to his credit, seeing action in five games a year ago. If he has licked his demons, though, Whitaker remains a wondrous talent that everyone wants to see on the field. Holt, with that great size, may be destined for more work at wide receiver if he wants to get on the field.

    Worst-case scenario: if Glennon does struggle, there are a couple of candidates to come in and jumpstart the offense, and there does seem to be a long-range future answer biding his time in the program.

    RUNNING BACKS

    Famed for past tandems of tailbacks often termed "Stallions" by running backs coach Billy Hite, Tech turned to a lone workhorse last year. Branden Ore (5-11, 202) responded with a first-team All-ACC season. The then-sophomore rushed for 1,137 yards, the second-most yards in the league, and scored a conference-high 17 touchdowns, providing most of the firepower for an offense that rarely hit on all cylinders.

    Ore was the only player in the country to post back-to-back 200 yards games last year, and he's a breakaway threat who isn't afraid to get tough yards inside, too. Ore was the rock on which the offense was built. He averaged 4.7 yards per carry and caught 18 passes for 214 yards, a healthy 11.9 yards-per-reception average.

    Ore could be primed for an even better campaign if Glennon can make more plays in the air and the offensive line is improved. Tech may be better served, though, if one of Ore's backups can shoulder a bit more of the load.

    Sophomore Kenny Lewis Jr. (5-9, 195) was second on the team with 215 yards and he had a 4.0 yards-per-carry average. Lewis, the son of a Tech tailback by the same name, made a name for himself as a runner and hard-worker. Lewis got the start last year when Ore was out with an ankle injury, and he gained 79 yards on 19 carries in the win over Virginia.

    Lewis is a former baseball player, appropriate in that Tech coaches think he can be a home run hitter in terms of big plays.

    Another sophomore, Elan Lewis (5-8, 238), was limited by a knee injury last season and gained just 47 yards on 28 carries. He has good instincts but needs to get a little lighter to be more effective.

    Junior George Bell (5-10, 224) has battled through a variety of injuries and is an inspirational figure among his teammates. He had 107 yards on 35 carries in four games last year, missing 10 games because of his sore knees.

    Sophomore Jahre Cheeseman (5-9, 200) had foot surgery last year after moving over from cornerback. Coaches love his athleticism and potential.

    The Hokies added freshman Darren Evans (6-1, 217) of Indianapolis, a Parade All-American and the EA National Player of the Year after gaining 2,806 yards and scoring a state-record 61 touchdowns last fall at Warren Central High. He is one of three running back recruits in the incoming class.

    At fullback, senior Carlton Weatherford (5-10, 230) inherits the job from the graduated Jesse Allen. Weatherford played in all 13 games a year ago, rushing three times for 11 yards and catching four passes for 25 more yards. He has grown bigger, faster and stronger since first joining the team as a walk-on.

    Sophomore Kenny Jefferson (5-9, 222), an outstanding blocker, appeared in six games. Junior Devin Perez (5-8, 246) is a bowling ball of a blocker who worked into duty on goal line offense.

    WIDE RECEIVERS/TIGHT ENDS

    Media information provided by Virginia Tech this spring said the battle to watch among the receivers was for the "fifth receiver" spot. That's pretty good depth coming back when you're that far down the depth chart to do battle.

    And it's legitimate, too. Senior flanker Eddie Royal (5-10, 181) averaged 16.0 yards on his 31 receptions last year and a big part of the Hokie plan is to get the ball in his hands as much as possible. He also has a 7.1-yard average on his 16 career rushes on reverse plays and he threw a touchdown pass in the Chick-fil-A Bowl. He led the team in kickoff and punt return yardage to boot.

    Senior split end Josh Morgan (6-1, 219) actually had more receptions and scores, grabbing 33 passes for four touchdowns and a 13.6-yard average per catch. He's the leading returning receiver with the graduation of David Clowney, who had 34 receptions.

    Senior Justin Harper (6-4, 204) figures as the top reserve at split end and flanker. An athletic, big-play guy, Harper averaged 15.4 yards on 21 catches, but he has to show more consistency, particularly as a blocker in the running game.

    Another veteran, senior Josh Hyman (5-11, 192) should see lots of action, too. Injuries hampered him last year, but Hyman already has a reputation for clutch catches and big plays, though he accounted for just 111 yards on 16 catches last season. He caught a break in the spring, too, his DUI arrest last season resulting in only community service.

    Now for that fifth spot, look for red-shirt freshman Zach Luckett (6-3, 206) to emerge. He's so talented, Tech coaches almost burned his red-shirt season last year but saw that he still needed work in the fine points of the passing game.

    The top two tight ends return, but they're going to have to work hard to stay ahead of a promising new face, red-shirt freshman Andre Smith (6-4, 238). Smith has the size, speed and athletic ability to be a major force if he masters the mental parts of the game, and if he does so, he'll bring an extra dimension to the offense.

    Sophomore Sam Wheeler (6-3, 252) emerged to win the job last year and had 13 catches and a gaudy 15.3 yards-per-catch average. He is still developing as a run blocker, though.

    Burly sophomore Greg Boone (6-3, 281), a converted quarterback, showed promise, too. He had five receptions for 68 yards, starting nine games. Learning a new position and learning to push away from the table some, he had, by all accounts, a sensational season. His potential is as massive as he is if he'll stop dropping passes.

    OFFENSIVE LINE

    Beamer threw down the gauntlet in the spring in regard to his offensive line. The message was simple -- if returning players can't come through, he won't be afraid to play true freshmen this fall.

    Tech averaged just 113.4 yards on the ground, 90th in the nation in that category, and the line yielded those 29 sacks. There is plenty of room for improvement, and though only two starters were lost to graduation, line coach Curt Newsome had two other returnees changing positions in the spring.

    The biggest of those shifts is two-year starting right tackle Duane Brown (6-6, 305) moving to the left side to protect Glennon's blind side. The second-team All-ACC tackle has added 15 pounds since his junior year and his stock will go up with NFL scouts now that he's on the left side.

    A former tight end, Brown made the move to tackle quickly with his hard work in practice and his attention to detail. He should be primed for a great season. Brown could move because of the rapid development of another former tight end, sophomore Ed Wang (6-5, 268), who moved to tackle late last fall. Wang got a lot of work at tackle during the bowl preparation and his athleticism is a plus for him at the position.

    Another move is junior left guard Ryan Shuman (6-3, 318) moving to center. Shuman has worked at center the last three springs and played a few snaps there in the bowl game. His should be a seamless transition.

    The Hokies are set at right guard with sophomore Sergio Render (6-3, 320), who started every game and was chosen to a couple of freshman All-America teams last year. Render missed the spring because of knee surgery, though he is expected back at full strength this summer.

    His absence opened the door for a couple of other linemen to get more work. Massive junior Nick Marshman (6-5, 351), the Hokies' biggest player, looks like the favorite to start at left guard, his natural position. Sophomore Eric Davis (6-7, 313) and junior Matt Welsh (6-4, 295) backed Marshman in the spring, and Welsh can also play center.

    Sophomore Brandon Holland (6-4, 320) replaced Render in the spring and looked much improved, minus about 15 pounds from a year ago, and showing more feel for guard after playing mostly defense in high school.

    Red-shirt freshman Beau Warren (6-3, 252) backs Shuman at center. Red-shirt freshman Aaron Brown (6-6, 300) backs Wang at right tackle, and red-shirt freshman Clark Crum (6-7, 279) is also available at tackle.

    "I think we've made progress," Beamer said. "I just think we've got to figure out how many we've got that can play. Is it six, is it seven, is it eight that are ready to play? We need to get that figured out and then put some freshmen out there and go with it & see if we can get back where we need to be."

    Tech coaches were concerned enough about the line and tight end to sign nine players in those positions last winter. Leading the way is Blake DeChristopher (6-6, 310) of Midlothian; Khalil Latif (6-3, 280) of Chesterfield; Jaymes Brooks (6-3, 290) of Newport News, and Will Alvarez (6-5, 315) of Woodbridge, all rated in the Top 15 of Virginia recruits by the Roanoke Times.

    Newsome is desperate to stem the tide of blindside hits on the quarterback -- so bad in the Chick-fil-A Bowl that one writer said the line looked like "spinning turnstiles" -- that he and Beamer don't care where the solutions come from as long as they find them.

    KICKERS

    Dependable Brandon Pace has graduated and the search is on for his replacement. Senior Jud Dunleavy (5-9, 188), who has never kicked in a varsity game, edged ahead in the competition by the end of spring. He had a 51-yard, game-winning field goal for the junior varsity against Hargrave in 2005, and coaches love his work ethic.

    Senior Jared Develli (6-0, 230), already the team's kickoff specialist, is still competing, as are two walk-ons, sophomore Dustin Keys (6-2, 187) and red-shirt freshman Matt Waldron (5-11, 187). The matter won't be completely settled until the fall.

    Senior Scott King (6-1, 277) is back as the short snapper, and the Hokies are deep here with senior Bart McMillin (6-0, 230), red-shirt freshman Jacob Gardner (6-0, 237), and incoming freshman specialist Collin Carroll (6-4, 260) of Hopkins, Minn.

    The holder is senior reserve quarterback Grant Throckmorton (6-3, 213), a walk-on.

    DEFENSIVE LINE

    Defensive line coach Charley Wiles began the spring by pointing out to his unit that last year was last year, and that no one was guaranteed a starting assignment just because the Hokies led the nation in defense.

    Wiles does have three senior starters back among the front four in defensive end Chris Ellis (6-5, 260) and defensive tackles Carlton Powell (6-2, 294) and Barry Booker (6-4, 280).

    Ellis sat out in the spring after offseason shoulder surgery, but he was already the most experienced player in a very experienced unit. Coaches are hoping in addition to his outstanding leadership, he can blossom into an All-ACC caliber playmaker this season. He was second on the team with 8.5 tackles for loss, including a team-high 4.5 sacks.

    Powell is a big, physical presence at the point of attack, and Tech coaches say he doesn't get the credit as an athlete he deserves. They'd like to see him figure in the pass rush more, though.

    Booker was a surprise last year, surging into a starting job with a great spring, and then leading all linemen with 52 tackles. He has improved his strength and should also be even more of a factor.

    While Ellis would seem set on one end, the other side is in a state of flux with the graduation of Noland Burchette. Junior Orion Martin (6-2, 250), sophomore Nekos Brown (6-2, 236) and red-shirt freshman Jason Adjepong (6-1, 245) battled all spring, and that duel will carry over this summer. Former walk-on Martin has the most experience. Brown has a high motor and Adjepong is trying to work into the mix, too.

    The Hokies boast uncommon depth up front, and one of the hidden strengths of the team the last few years has been that depth and Tech's ability to generate massive pass rush just with the front four, allowing more Hokies in coverage and making that defense one of the nation's best.

    Mammoth senior Kory Robertson (6-2, 339) backs Powell, and he would start on most teams, and likely for Tech if he were more consistent. Sophomore Cordarrow Thompson (6-2, 334) backs Booker. He saw action in every game last year, but he's fending off a challenge from red-shirt freshman John Graves (6-3, 257), who was almost too good to red-shirt, for that fourth tackle spot.

    Red-shirt freshmen Joey Hall (6-3, 263), who nearly won a back-up job last fall, and Darryl Robertson (6-2, 275), are also available at tackle. Robertson was kicked off the team last year for various offenses but has come back with a new attitude and impressed in the spring.

    Behind the logjam of ends trying to start opposite Ellis, Tech also has sophomore converted linebacker Demetrius Taylor (6-0, 233) and hard-luck junior Chad Carlson (6-2, 240) at end. Carlson has had two sports hernias.

    LINEBACKERS

    Fifth-year seniors Vince Hall (6-0, 240) and Xavier Adibi (6-2, 221) man the middle of the strong Tech defense, and that's enough of a reason the Hokies will again be stout on that side of the ball.

    Hall was a first-team All-ACC selection last year after leading the league with 128 tackles, including a team-high 10.5 tackles for loss. Foster says he's the best linebacker he has seen in 20 years and Hall has more tackles -- 304 -- than any other player in the ACC since the Hokies joined the conference three years ago.

    Meanwhile, the speedy Adibi just keeps coming up with big plays. Second on the team with 82 tackles last year, he's the Hokies' active leader in takeaways with six interceptions, four fumbles forced and one recovered.

    For the second year in a row, the key question is who will play the whip linebacker spot, where Brenden Hill graduated after turning in a stellar performance in his one season at the position. Senior Corey Gordon (6-2, 226), who lost out to Hill for the job, is the favorite, but he has to learn to react quicker to what he sees.

    Sophomore Cody Grimm (5-11, 203), son of former Washington Redskin Russ Grimm, has the football pedigree, and he was a standout on special teams and on the scout team last year. He is one of several candidates pushing Gordon this summer.

    Red-shirt freshman Steven Friday (6-3, 214) was just too light to play defensive end, but the adjustment to an upright position is difficult. His athleticism and strength, though, will help him. Sophomore Cam Martin (6-1, 207) is moving to whip from free safety, and if he can stay healthy, he has a chance to contribute right away, particularly on passing downs.

    Juniors Brett Warren (6-0, 227) and Andrew Bowman (5-11, 230) provide depth behind Hall. Warren is one of the most improved players on the team but still needs to improve in pass defense.

    Juniors Jonas Houseright (6-0, 205) and Purnell Sturdivant (5-10, 216) are battling behind Adibi. Red-shirt freshman walk-on Mark Muncey (5-11, 222) worked at both inside positions in the spring. Red-shirt freshman Tim Richardson (5-10, 233) is also available.

    "We've got to find a whip who can play there and be consistent," Foster said. "We have to develop some depth, but it's got to be quality depth that can play and perform."

    DEFENSIVE BACKS

    Like on the defensive line, Virginia Tech seems to produce a steady stream of great players in the secondary. The latest is All-American cornerback Brandon Flowers (5-10, 190), who has the added bonus of being only a junior. He led the ACC with 21 passes defended and earned Associated Press third-team All-America honors. He has all the tools, following in a tradition that includes recent NFL early draft picks Jimmy Williams and DeAngelo Hall.

    Victor "Macho" Harris (6-0, 200) mans the field corner spot. He led the team with four interceptions last season as a sophomore and is a tremendous athlete with a penchant for the big play. Senior Roland Minor (6-0, 203) is a more than capable reserve. He started in 2005 but missed time last year after injuring his wrist in a car accident.

    Senior D.J. Parker (5-11, 194) returns as the starting free safety. A team leader, he was among the team's most consistent players. Red-shirt freshman Mario Edwards (6-2, 200) is the kind of hitter Tech coaches like back there, but he's still learning the game.

    Rover is the most uncertain position; the top two players from a year ago, Aaron Rouse and Cory Wade, are both gone. Red-shirt sophomore Dorian Porch (5-11, 203) is the most experienced candidate, but he didn't get on the field very much last season.

    Sophomore Kam Chancellor (6-4, 217) is a breath-taking athlete, moving from the corner, and Beamer even had him throwing some passes in the spring at his old quarterback position. He made a name for himself on special teams, and it's just a matter of time before he earns a spot somewhere.

    Sophomore Stephan Virgil (5-11, 185) is Flowers' back-up at boundary corner, and he also has some special teams experience. Red-shirt freshman Rashad Carmichael (5-10, 182) impressed on the scout team, and is third at field corner.

    PUNTERS

    Sophomore Brent Bowden (6-2, 197) backed Nic Schmitt the last two years, and he'll get his shot this fall. The only other candidate is walk-on quarterback Brian Saunders (6-0, 200), a red-shirt freshman. Bowden will be Virginia Tech's first right-footed punter in 12 years. Bart McMillin is the long-snapper, backed by Jacob Gardner.

    SPECIAL TEAMS

    Eddie Royal has led the team in kickoff and punt return yardage the last three seasons. Royal's 13.2-yard average on punt returns led the ACC, and he hauled one back 58 yards for a score against Duke.

    He averaged 22.7 yards on kickoffs, but Josh Morgan showed some promise, averaging 17.8 yards on his six kickoff returns. Macho Harris should also figure in the return game.

    The Hokies led the ACC in kickoff coverage and punt return average, and blocked five kicks, a Tech tradition.

    BLUE RIBBON ANALYSIS

    It's frightening for opponents to imagine Lane Stadium any more hostile for opposing teams, but that could be the scenario this season. The Hokies have banded together tighter than ever in the wake of the tragedy on campus last spring, and look for emotions to pour out each football Saturday in Blacksburg.

    And it's not like this talented Tech team even needs any more advantages. The Hokies are big, strong, fast and experienced on defense, a unit that could be potentially dominating. They look to be improved on offense. Sean Glennon has another year of experience and Branden Ore and Eddie Royal are big plays waiting to happen.

    There are enough bodies, even if it takes some freshmen, to improve the offensive line. The only questions are in Virginia Tech's ballyhooed special teams, where there isn't a proven punter or kicker to step in. The danger for Tech is that potential weakness will hurt them in close games, though ironically the Hokies weren't in any ACC games decided by less than a touchdown last year.

    The truth is for all that aww-shucks-just-happy-to-be-here approach to life in the ACC, Virginia Tech has become the class of the league in a hurry. The Hokies won the title their first season, played for the championship the next year, and just missed a berth in the championship game last season.

    Tech has three straight seasons of 10 or more wins and has played in 14 consecutive bowl games. Beamer's bunch takes a backseat to no one in the conference, and they're likely to be in the driver's seat again this year.

    With four of the first five games at home, the Hokies are poised for a fast start, depending on what happens in Week Two at LSU. An Oct. 6 date at Clemson, the first conference road game, also looms large in the direction the season will take.

    The closing stretch of games -- Nov. 1 at Georgia Tech, Nov. 10 at home with Florida State, Nov. 17 at home with Miami, and Nov. 24 at Virginia -- should decide the Coastal Division crown, and just how far this team can climb in the national polls.

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    Thanks..good reading!

    But yeah around here the buzz is the stadium will be louder, more tight than ever before! If they get their offense together be on the look out for them to take the National Title!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sava700 View Post
    Thanks..good reading!

    But yeah around here the buzz is the stadium will be louder, more tight than ever before! If they get their offense together be on the look out for them to take the National Title!
    Going to have to beat USC to get that title.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roody View Post
    Going to have to beat USC to get that title.
    They are not doing much this season from what I've read but who knows.. USC comes to Virginia to play UVA next year I think which won't be much of a game for USC lol

    I'm waiting for this seasons rankings to come out which shouldn't be too much longer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roody View Post
    Going to have to beat USC to get that title.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sava700 View Post
    They are not doing much this season from what I've read but who knows.. USC comes to Virginia to play UVA next year I think which won't be much of a game for USC lol

    I'm waiting for this seasons rankings to come out which shouldn't be too much longer.
    How do you mean not doing much? USC is picked by most to start the season at #1. They are loaded on both sides of the ball, particularly on defense. Should be fun to watch though regardless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roody View Post
    How do you mean not doing much? USC is picked by most to start the season at #1. They are loaded on both sides of the ball, particularly on defense. Should be fun to watch though regardless.
    USC got spanked last year a few times and the starters returning are not exactly up to par yet. If they start the season at #1 then its just by the numbers and not by the play.

    As for Defense.. watch for VATech to stay #1 for Defense again this year with a offense that can only improve over last year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sava700 View Post
    USC got spanked last year a few times and the starters returning are not exactly up to par yet. If they start the season at #1 then its just by the numbers and not by the play.

    As for Defense.. watch for VATech to stay #1 for Defense again this year with a offense that can only improve over last year.
    USC hasn't been spanked since Pete Carroll came to USC. Not sure what makes you think otherwise. USC doesn't get spanked. They may lose some games, but I can't even recall the last time they lost by double digits. Their defense is beastly man. Their Linebackers are so good every magazine I have seen ranks it the best unit in college football period. Their offense is led by a QB who is undoubtedly a Heisman Candidate and will likely be considered near the top of that list after OOC play. They have 10 RB's on their team that had a minimum of 4 stars in their rating.

    Simply put they are loaded. Kicker is their biggest question after the death of their kicker in the off-season. If you want I can show you what ESPN has said about this USC team in their insider. They have picked them to beat LSU in the title game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roody View Post
    USC hasn't been spanked since Pete Carroll came to USC. Not sure what makes you think otherwise. USC doesn't get spanked. They may lose some games, but I can't even recall the last time they lost by double digits. Their defense is beastly man. Their Linebackers are so good every magazine I have seen ranks it the best unit in college football period. Their offense is led by a QB who is undoubtedly a Heisman Candidate and will likely be considered near the top of that list after OOC play. They have 10 RB's on their team that had a minimum of 4 stars in their rating.

    Simply put they are loaded. Kicker is their biggest question after the death of their kicker in the off-season.
    Sounds like someone is reading the USC post.
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