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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...

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....

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...

Boston College & Washington State 2015 –...

Boston College Football 2015 – Better, Worse or about the Same? OFFENSE I think the offense will probably be a little worse than last year. Leading rusher Tyler Murphy has graduated and it’s now on a first year signal caller (Darius Wade) to dictate the offense. He is not the same type of rusher as Murphy, however he has a much improved arm. BC will still have a great stable of running backs behind them with Jon...

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

UCLA offense: Better The Bruins’ offense will be better because the Offensive Line will be better.  Part of the justification for that is that last year’s O line play shouldn’t be hard to top. The O Line was occasionally very good (RB Paul Perkins was the leading rusher in the Pac-12 with 1,575 yds), frequently marginal (the Bruins allowed a conference worst 41 sacks), and sometimes abysmal (the Bruins...

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

The Stanford Offense in 2015 The 2015 Stanford offense will be better than last year. The defense was championship caliber, but the offense held the team back and was the primary cause for the losses to USC (13-10), Notre Dame (17-14), and Utah (20-17). Stanford could easily have one all three of those games if the offense had been better, but things got much better over the final three games as the Cardinal scored 114...

Arizona State Football 2015 – Better, worse or abo...

The 2015 Sun Devil Offense Arizona State loses one of the most productive quarterbacks in school history. Arguably the most talented receiver to ever play in Tempe left early for the NFL. Both starting tackles are gone, last season’s 1,000-yard rusher is now a wide receiver, and the No. 2 wide receiver is out for the year following knee surgery. Yet many around the program feel that this year’s offense could be better than...

Washington Football 2015 – Better, worse or about ...

Will the UW offense be better, worse, or about the same as last year?  Why? On paper, it looks like things are going to be worse.  The offensive line loses three three-year starters (although one of them missed virtually all of the 2014 season with injuries) as well as another senior who started every game in 2014.  The one returning mainstay is guard Dexter Charles.  He’s a pretty good Pac 12 lineman, but missed most of...

Colorado Football 2015 – Better, Worse or about th...

Will the Colorado offense be better, worse, or about the same? The passing numbers might not improve over last season, but rushing numbers will definitely be better in 2015. Last season, quarterback Sefo Liufau set over two dozen school passing records, including the record for the most passing touchdowns in a season (28). Liufau, however, also threw 15 interceptions and was sacked 18 times, with the latter numbers...
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