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West Virginia Football 2015 – Better, worse or abo...

WEST VIRGINIA OFFENSE The WVU offense will likely begin the season as slightly worse, but look for it to end the season the same or better.  The obvious reasons for an initial downtick are the losses of wide receivers Kevin White, the number 7 pick in this years NFL draft, and Mario Alford (NFL 7th round selection). Less obvious, but also of large importance, are the losses of two starting offensive lineman in Mark Glowinski...

Kansas Football 2015 – Better, worse or about the ...

KANSAS OFFENSE The Kansas offense was dreadful last year, ranking 117th in the S&P rating. Despite losing projected starting QB Michael Cummings to a knee injury in the spring game, and despite every single experienced receiver from 2014 either graduating or leaving, expect this offense to look slightly better in 2015. A lot of the Jayhawks’ offensive issues in the past few years were due to Charlie Weis’...

Texas Football 2015 – Better, worse or about the s...

OFFENSE Better The quarterbacks will have significantly more experience this season, and both guys will go into the opener expecting to play substantial minutes for the first time in their collegiate careers. An Ohio State-styled power spread system fits both Tyrone Swoopes (Cardale Jones similarities) and Jerrod Heard (Trevone Boykin with a far weaker arm) vastly better than the 2-TE West Coast timing route offense from...

Texas Tech Football 2015 – Better, worse or about ...

Texas Tech offense: better, worse or about the same? Why? The offense should be better as long as quarterback Patrick Mahomes progresses like they think he’ll progress, then the offense is going to be significantly better.  The big problem with the offense last year was turnovers, largely too many interceptions from Davis Webb, and all the pieces are in place for an offensive unit that returns all but one starter at...

Oklahoma State Football 2015 – Better, worse or ab...

Oklahoma State offense: better, worse or about the same? Why? For anyone who watched Oklahoma State last season, this is not a serious question… The offense should be demonstrably better in 2o15, and all the credit will go to Sophomore QB Mason Rudolph and the offensive line. Rudolph’s burned redshirt should turn out to be a worthwhile sacrifice, as excitement around the program is about as high as it was prior...

TCU Football 2015 – Better, worse or about the sam...

TCU offense: better, worse or about the same (as last year)? Why? Barring injuries of course, I think that the TCU offense this year could be the best one in school history by just about any measure you’d care to name- which means yes, I think it’s going to be better.   The Frogs return 9 of their starters on the offensive side (Some sites won’t count the departing B.J. Catalon as a starter, which would...

Kansas State Football 2015 – Better, worse or abou...

KSU offense: Better, Worse or about the same? After losing quarterback Jake Waters, who passed for 3,500 yards, a pair of 1,000-yard receivers in Tyler Lockett and Curry Sexton and four-year starting center B.J. Finney, the Wildcats can’t help but take a step backwards. Nothing was settled this spring in the quarterback competition between junior Joe Hubener, sophomore Jesse Ertz and true freshman Alex Delton, who graduated...

Oklahoma Football 2015 – Better, worse or about th...

Will the Oklahoma offense be better, worse or about the same?  Maybe it’s that new car smell on Lincoln Riley, but I see the offense taking steps forward this fall. The identity on that side of the ball got more and more muddled in the last two seasons to the point that the O was downright dysfunctional at the end of 2014. Things were especially bad at quarterback and receiver; hence, new position coaches for both. I...

2014 Big 12 Trap Games

Here are some trap games and potential bad spots in the Big 12 this season. Of course this is all subject to change depending on how these teams do coming into these games. But here are the most likely trap games. Every team will probably experience a loss in one of these games since the Big 12 hasn’t had an undefeated champion since going to the round robin format.   Kansas State over Oklahoma…This game...

West Virginia Football 2014 – Better, Worse or abo...

West Virginia Football 2014 – Better, Worse or about the Same? OFFENSE I think the offense will be improved. Last year West Virginia was a mish-mash of skill position players that had never been on the same field at the same time. The familiarity alone will make everything a lot better. The key, though is obviously the Quarterback position is the crux. One of Clint Trickett, Skyler Howard, or Paul Millard is going to have to...
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