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

USC OFFENSE This is the biggest question headed into the 2015 campaign. Last year, USC’s offense went in spurts. They were able to dominate and move with pace at the beginning and end of the season, but that same torrid pace we saw against Fresno wasn’t on display again until the Holiday Bowl. It’s partially understandable why this was the case, however. USC HC Steve Sarkisian knew that he had to be protective over the...

Illinois & Louisville Football 2015 – Better,...

Illinois Football 2015 – Better, worse or about the same? ILLINOIS OFFENSE The offense pretty much hinges entirely on if Wes Lunt can stay healthy or not. If Lunt stays upright, this offense should hum. WR Mike Dudek will miss the OOC schedule, but will likely be back for the majority of Big Ten play. Dudek and Geronimo Allison give Lunt two legitimate deep threats on every passing down which should open plenty of room...

New Mexico Football 2015 – Better, worse or about ...

Three questions about New Mexico Football 2015 Can the Lobos offense be better in 2015? In 2014 New Mexico was one of the premier rushing teams in the nation. They averaged 310 yards per game which was good for 4th in FBS.  The Lobos triple option is hard for teams to cover because it requires extreme discipline and more often than not defensive breakdowns led to big plays but big plays alone will not score you points. The...

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

ARKANSAS OFFENSE The consensus coming out of spring is that Arkansas will be much better on offense in 2015. Fifth-year senior quarterback Brandon Allen had a terrific spring. Bret Bielema said following the spring game that his QB didn’t throw an interception all spring, so all indications point to Allen and the passing game being much stronger next season, which was – if you could point to one thing – the...

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

The Oregon Offense in 2015  If you asked for my opinion on the Ducks offense coming into this season immediately after the brutal loss to Ohio State in the College Football Championship Game, I would have been concerned.  Losing Marcus Mariota made everything seem difficult again – fans were happy for him, but worried about the team.  Questions about who the quarterback was going to be formed a thick cloud over what was...

Utah Football 2015 – Better, worse or about the sa...

UTAH OFFENSE Utah still has a lot of question marks surrounding its offense; however, I believe the Utes will be better than last year. For starters, Utah has a senior quarterback in Travis Wilson that knows the system and has an offensive coordinator that believes in him. In spring, Wilson looked free and unencumbered as he picked up where he left off last year at the Las Vegas Bowl where he was named the game’s MVP....

Northwestern Football 2015 – Better, worse or abou...

NORTHWESTERN OFFENSE Better or worse? Right now, that answer depends almost entirely on one person… and we don’t even know that person’s name yet. That person, of course, will be Northwestern’s starting quarterback, the winner of a three-man competition that didn’t come any closer to being decided in the spring. With the departure of Trevor Siemian, a 7th-round draft pick of the Denver Broncos, senior Zack Oliver, sophomore...

UNLV Football 2015 – Better, worse or about the sa...

UNLV OFFENSE The UNLV offense will be better, and it starts up front. The Rebels’ offensive line was supposed to be a strength last season with several players returning but it never came together and the giant holes made a tough transition to Division I for quarterback Blake Decker even more difficult as he was sacked 34 times (13th most in the country) and threw 18 interceptions (second most in the country). Obviously...

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’...

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

OREGON STATE OFFENSE More than anything else the offense will be different with Gary Andersen at the helm. It is going to shift to a spread attack with multiple tempos and a mobile quarterback. It should reengage the run game as there is a strong 1-2 pairing with Storm Woods and Chris Brown. The offensive line looked to be one of the strong suits throughout the spring as they coordinated well in pass blocking and were...
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