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  1. Eric McLean, BLUE, 35 of 55 for 409 yards, 5 TD, 2 INT Please oh please have an off day when I come to Houston. Also Jordan North looked good. alien's got one hell of a QB to work with in the near future
  2. Welcome to Raleigh, Bry.....fack
  3. Walt Sutherland was my first quarterback, and I honestly believe that he got me excited about the sim when I first started out. He transferred over from Auburn since he wouldn't get playing time above Jacory Kessler (now a receiver? lol), but he was damn good in the MAC. Was explosive both in the air and on the ground against Colorado State, and he got me my first "marquee" win over Toledo. I want to say he has a clutch factor, because he was big in the late game to knock off Ball State and rivals Western Michigan (the first CMU win ever in the Michigan MAC trophy series). He took the Chips (and me) to our first ever bowl game, where we unfortunately got blown out, but it was getting there that was big. I couldn't coach him in his final season in the sim (only a 3.5), but llamas did well in ensuring that he went out in the postseason once again (and going 2-0 against Toledo). He's now the OC here in Raleigh. He's still arguably my favorite player in the sim, no matter how much I hype up other players. Examples of clutch: - Walt Sutherland to Isiah Dudley, 29 yd TD pass - 1:30 (31-28) (CMU) : FINAL SCORE: Central Michigan 31-28 Colorado State - Walt Sutherland, 6 yd TD run - 0:31 (28-24) (CMU) : FINAL SCORE: Central Michigan 28-24 Ball State - Walt Sutherland, 9 yd TD run - 13:20 (21-26) (CMU) + Walt Sutherland to James Armstrong, 93 yd TD pass - 4:21 (21-33) (CMU) : FINAL SCORE: Kent State 21-33 Central Michigan
  4. Wake Forest Demon Deacons 2019 Record: 0-12 (0-7 ACC) 7th in the Atlantic It was very ugly in Winston-Salem last season. Wake finished the year at 0-12, being one of two winless teams at the end of the season (Oregon State being the other). Not much went quite right on either side of the ball. The offense failed to hold on to the ball, being forced into 24 turnovers (four fumbles, twenty interceptions), easily worst in the conference. Elias Milner and Hemana Toma were inexplicably ineffective in the air; in fact, all but one quarterback (Max Laws) threw for more yards than the Wake duo combined. The defense struggled to take the ball away from the opposition, recording only three interceptions all season. The front seven provided little to no pressure, picking up only six sacks. Make no mistake - Wake has some talented players, but absolutely nothing clicked for them last season. Can they break the spell this season? Notable Losses: QB Elias Milner 6-2 238 Sr Notre Dame (Lawrenceville NJ) 3.0 of 3.0 [Scrambling] WR Joseph Betancourt-Zepeda 6-3 220 Sr Crest (Shelby NC) 2.5 of 2.5 [Speed] OG Nico Carlin 6-4 320 Sr Riverside (Durham NC) 3.0 of 3.0 [Run Blocking] DT Kayden Paige 6-2 297 Sr Southern Guilford (Greensboro NC) 2.5 of 2.5 [2-Gap] It's less about the players that have been lost to graduation and more about the players that new coach K3ndr!ck_L@mar is redshirting. Milner, eventually replaced by Toma in midseason, was arguably the better of the two quarterbacks stat-wise, having a higher completion percentage and a higher TD:INT ratio. Betancourt-Zepeda was Wake's second-leading receiver (339 yards, 1 TD). All of Wake's potential pro players are being redshirted this year in an attempt to prepare for the future, meaning we won't see the likes of Kyle Palmer (#1 rusher), Julio Cass (#1 receivers as a tight end), Carter Duncan (#1 LB), and De'Marius Mims (#1 safety). Notable Returners: QB Hemana Toma 6-4 237 Sr Pocono Mountain West (, PA) 3.0 of 3.0 [Scrambling] WR Abdoulaye Hawkins 6-0 212 (So) Milford (Milford, DE) 3.5 of 3.5 [Target] DE Jaylen Grayson 6-2 243 Jr Southeast Raleigh (Raleigh, NC) 3.0 of 3.0 [Blitz] DT Bryan Hendrickson 6-2 301 Sr Cumberland Valley (Mechanicsburg, PA) 3.0 of 3.5 [2-Gap] OLB Damani Patton 6-1 254 Jr Montville Township (Montville, NJ) 3.0 of 3.0 [Blitz] OLB Isaiah Booker 6-3 218 Jr Northwest (Germantown, MD) 3.0 of 3.0 [Coverage] CB Damien Burrell 6-1 191 Sr Manchester (Midlothian, VA) 3.0 of 3.0 [Zone Coverage] It's not a lot, but it's something. Toma, of course, was the other starting quarterback for Wake last season, but he struggled a lot more than Milner down the stretch, and most importantly, he failed to find the W that the Deacs desperately wanted. Hawkins returns as Toma's supposedly top target (was 3rd in receiving yards at WR1 last season). The defense sees the return of Grayson, who recorded half of Wake's sacks last season, and Hendrickson, their tackle maching in the middle of the line. Patton, Booker, and Burrell also return as playmakers, with the latter having important top cornerback experience despite falling into the #2 corner position this season. Potential Strengths: Applying Pressure - The Deacons return 100% of their accumulated pass rush from last season in Grayson, Hendrickson, Booker, and Patton. Lamont Landrum, the defensive end opposite of Grayson, is also a returning player, although his production was minimal in comparison to his teammates in the front seven. With the addition of sophomore Adrian Gamble at defensive tackle (assuming Wake properly runs the 4-3), Wake should have a much improved pass rush, and this can help a rather weak secondary in pass protection. Assuming the likes of Grayson and Booker can get into the backfield more often this season, the defense in Winston-Salem might not be nearly as poor this time around. Strength at Corner - The return of Burrell means that the Deacons do have one player with experience in the secondary, however he has fallen to #2 corner on the current depth chart. Alexander Glenn takes over as the #1 corner, and he looks to be more solid overall in coverage than he returning teammate. Burrell has experience against top receivers in the conference, actually performing decently well against the likes of Brandon Hester, Josiah McCray, and Omari Ruff. If there's going to be a positive to this secondary, it's going to be the corners somewhat holding down the fort. Potential Weaknesses: Taking the [Temporary] Reigns - A lot of positions will see first-time starters this season due to the redshirting of Wake's key players. Most notably is the temporary replacement of Kyle Palmer with senior Oscar Sanderson. The two backs couldn't be more different, with Palmer preferring to beat people out with speed and finesse, whereas Sanderson would rather pound right through his opposition. The offensive line (starting four new players) is more built for Palmer's approach, although Palmer was able to put up solid numbers despite a weak offensive line. The same probably won't be true for Sanderson; he's not as talented a player as Palmer, nor does he have the speed or energy to break off longer runs - a main reason Wake was at least competitive in some of their games. 1-Dimensional Analysis - The thing about Sanderson is, he might actually have to carry more of the load this season. With Hemana Toma returning to the starting role, the offense actually lacks a main identity. We don't know if they can run without Palmer (Toma certainly showed that he can't, picking up 15 yards on 14 carries). The passing game is almost nonexistent as well, with Toma having the lowest completion percentage, second-lowest YPA (behind Blake Fry), and lowest QB Rating. The offensive line isn't promising enough for the run game, and the receivers aren't solid enough for the passing game. What is this Wake Forest offense? Can K3ndr!ck give us the answer? 2020 Schedule: Week 1: at East Carolina (Greenville, NC) Week 3: at North Texas (Denton, TX) Week 4: Fresno State (Winston-Salem, NC) Week 5: at South Carolina (Columbia, SC) Week 7: at Georgia Tech (Atlanta, GA) Week 8: North Carolina State (Winston-Salem, NC) Week 10: at Clemson (Clemson, SC) Week 11: Duke (Winston-Salem, NC) Week 12: at Boston College (Chestnut Hill, MA) Week 14: Louisville (Winston-Salem, NC) Week 15: Florida State (Winston-Salem, NC) Week 16: at Syracuse (Syracuse, NY) What to Expect: Not much, really. The non-conference schedule doesn't look necessarily bad, but you have to consider that this is Wake Forest without their best players. ECU has enough left in the tank to make work of the Deacs, and you have to pray for Toma when Wake visits Javier Grady and North Texas. Fresno still has Ryan Harris, although we're yet to see what becomes of him without Sam Hiller-Weeden. South Carolina has too much talent, despite it never coming to fruition. In conference, there's only one game that Wake can realistically win, and that's on the road at Syracuse. Unfortunately, Syracuse still has a lot of solid pieces defensively, and Wake will eventually come up empty once again this season at 0-12 (0-8 ACC) and 7th in the Atlantic once again. Best Case Scenario: A simply average team can put together an offense and shock a few people. It's not impossible for Wake to knock off ECU and North Texas, and Syracuse is vulnerable offensively after losing Dylan Bishop to the pros. 3-9 (1-7 ACC) seems to be Wake's cap this season, and that would be a huge plus after laying an egg last season. Worst Case Scenario: There's nothing worse than an 0-12 season, and I already expect that to happen. The only thing that could be worse in Winston-Salem is if the Deacons aren't competitive in their easiest games. 2020 has already been labelled a throwaway season by the coaching staff, so there's honestly not much to expect with Wake Forest. Just get through it and move on.
  5. Atlanta is pretty much a hard counter to our offense. gg Falcons We've now lost two offensive linemen for the season. As if the defense being inept wasn't enough, our OL is going to be in a tough spot for most of the season. I'm just kind of over it already.
  6. North Carolina State Wolfpack 2019 Record: 6-7 (2-5 ACC) 6th in the ACC Atlantic It's amazing to think that the 6th best team in a 7-team division could be the most improved team, but that's exactly what the Pack were after winning 5 games more than their 2017 and 2018 seasons combined. With the improved play of Blake Fry and a defense that finally learned how to get to the quarterback, Raleigh experienced their second-ever six-win season, also claiming rivalry wins over both North Carolina and Wake Forest for the first time since 2016. With a tougher non-conference schedule expected in 2020 alongside an extra cross-divisional game, the Pack will have to play to their potential if they're going to go bowling for a second consecutive season. The Atlantic remains a bloodbath, and the young Pack do not want to be another minnow once again. Notable Losses: WR Maxwell Tagaloa 71 172 Cumberland County (Crossville TN) 2.5 of 2.5 [Speed] DE Kenneth Stanford 5-11 258 Sr Louisburg (Louisburg, NC) 4.5 of 4.5 [Blitz] FS Jose Stewart 6-0 189 (Sr) Wayland (Wayland, MA) 3.5 of 3.5 [Zone Coverage] The Wolfpack don't lose a lot coming into the 2020 season, showcasing just how much youth is in this squad. Tagaloa was a nice red zone target for Fry, but his role is expected to be filled relatively easily. Stanford appears to be the biggest loss on paper, but he was consistently overshadowed by defensive tackle Isaac Holley throughout the season; losing pressure off the edge is big regardless given what the Pack have to replace him, but statistically the loss isn't substantial. Stewart was the anchor to the secondary, recording five picks and coming in the clutch several times during the Pack's roller coaster campaign. The Pack lack a senior figure in the secondary now, and Stewart's leadership will surely be missed. Notable Returners: QB Blake Fry 6-1 225 Sr Mount Carmel Area (Mount Carmel, PA) 3.5 of 3.5 [Hybrid] RB Keith Harley 5-6 200 So Shenandoah Valley (Shenandoah, PA) 2.0 of 4.0 [Speed] WR Omari Ruff 6-1 157 Sr Saltsburg (Saltsburg, PA) 4.0 of 4.0 [Speed] TE Oliver Sherrill 6-3 199 Sr Patrick Henry (Ashland, VA) 4.5 of 4.5 [Blocking] TE Dwayne Lawton 6-1 227 (So) Dunbar (Washington, DC) 3.5 of 5.0 [Blocking] OT Abdoulaye Taylor 6-4 260 Sr Laney (Wilmington, NC) 4.0 of 4.0 [Run Blocking] DT Isaac Holley 6-5 297 Sr Louisburg College (Louisburg, NC) 4.0 of 4.0 [1-Gap] ILB Randy Zambrano 6-1 219 Sr Hertford County (Ahoskie, NC) 3.5 of 3.5 [Will] ATH Kamari Cheatham 5-10 221 (Jr) Cary (Cary, NC) 4.5 of 5.0 [Man Coverage] SS Jake Leyva 6-0 191 So Western Alamance (College, NC) 2.0 of 4.0 [Man Coverage] This is a massive year for obvious reasons. When the season ends, the Pack will lose their quarterback, top receiver, top tight end, and best offensive lineman; defensively, they'll be without their best pass rusher and the rock in their front seven. The Wolfpack can ill-afford a slip up if they're to have a successful campaign once again. A tumultuous offense saw the best and worst of Blake Fry last season, leading the team to big wins over Utah and Rice early while also being about as effective as a wet paper towel against Florida State and Clemson. He's a year older and returns his top three weapons in the passing game, and having Taylor lead a half-decent line is always helpful for the backfield. Isaac Holley teams up this time with freshman sensation Emmanuel "Manny McD" McDermott on the defensive line, hoping to replicate last season's impressive pass rush display, potentially outclassing it. The addition of Stuart Patterson at OLB helps the linebacker corp tremendously; Zambrano can continue to remain a solid presence in the middle of the field without having to worry about a weaker link to each side of him. Cheatham and Leyva are expected to carry more of the load this season with the loss of Stewart, but the arrival of true freshman Jabari Scott promises great things in that secondary. This season has potential to be better than anyone could expect. Potential Strengths: Strength at the Heart - It's obvious that Holley has breathed new life into this defense; his 8 sacks last season earned him a spot on the All-Conference team last season. Joining him this season is McDermott, the highly-touted freshman out of Bethesda. If McDermott plays up to the hype this season, he and Holley could be a major nuisance to offensive linemen this season. Holley made a major impact with Matthew Mayberry as his partner last season; with McDermott by his side, the two should simply be on another level. Veteran Leadership - The Wolfpack are starting twelve seniors this season (7 offense, 5 defense). These seniors have been through the roughest of times, going 1-23 over their freshman and sophomore years. This is arguably one of the more experienced teams in the conference, and the younger players, namely the freshmen and sophomores, will have to look up to this group of young men. State will win games, and they will lose games, but it's important that they keep a level head throughout a critical season. These seniors have been through a lot, and they'll be tasked with making sure that these young guns don't suffer what they suffered for two years. Potential Weaknesses: Inconsistent Keith - A huge knock on the offense last year was the inconsistency of the running game. Keith Harley would have fantastic games where he'd reach 100 yards and a touchdown or two, but he also had several games with under 80 yards and an inability to find the endzone or break off long runs. In short, Harley's play was the reason State was either a decent team that faltered against tougher competition or a good team that would win games that they weren't expected to win. Good Keith has to show up way more often than Bad Keith if the Wolfpack are to find offensive success; Fry isn't the kind of quarterback that can carry this team when Harley plays poorly. Youthful Safeties - Whereas the corners are both upperclassmen and experienced, the safeties are newer and have far less experience. Jake Leyva is the more experienced of the two, starting as a true freshman strong safety next to Jose Stewart last season. Leyva was often found lost in coverage, but did grow into the game and eventually made a pretty big impact, most notably getting a crucial interception in the postseason-clinching win over Wake Forest. Jabari Scott is the younger of the two faces, but there's no denying just how much talent he brings to the field. Rated as the top free safety in the 2019 recruiting class, he'll likely struggle to adapt to the college game at first, but by year's end he should play up to his potential, although State will likely need him to grow up fast. The safeties will be a huge talking point this season, and if they can't perform to expectations, the Wolfpack could be in for a long season. 2020 Schedule: Week 1: at Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI) Week 2: Washington State (Raleigh, NC) Week 3: at Rice (Houston, TX) Week 5: Syracuse (Raleigh, NC) Week 7: Marshall (Raleigh, NC) Week 8: at Wake Forest (Winston-Salem, NC) Week 10: at Boston College (Chestnut Hill, NC) Week 11: Clemson (Raleigh, NC) Week 12: at Florida State (Tallahassee, FL) Week 13: Louisville (Raleigh, NC) Week 14: at Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, PA) Week 16: North Carolina (Raleigh, NC) What To Expect: The Pack's non-conference schedule was a huge part in why they went bowling last season. They'll have to do much better in conference this year because the non-conference schedule is way more stacked. MIchigan is expected to rebound hard this season, and Washington State are the defending Pac-12 champions. Rice gets tougher by virtue of Eric McLean's growth, although the Pack did beat the Owls last season. In conference, a brutal four game stretch in the midseason against Atlantic foes BC, Clemson, FSU, and Louisville might likely define this season. If they can take just one game in that stretch, the Pack could be well on their way to a second bowl. I predict wins over Rice, Syracuse, Marshall, Wake Forest, and North Carolina, with losses being predicted against Michigan, WSU, Boston College, Clemson, Florida State, Louisville, and Pittsburgh, putting NC State at 5-7 (3-5 ACC) and 5th in the Atlantic. It's possible, but it will be incredibly hard this season. Best Case Scenario: The running game picks up pace and the safeties play up to their potential, leading to wins over Pittsburgh, Louisville, and potentially Florida State, whose offense is a solid matchup for State's defense. Michigan and Washington State are close as well, but State can cap it off at 8-4 (6-2 ACC) and put themselves in a position for a solid bowl game. Worst Case Scenario: Harley struggles once again with the ball, and the safeties continue to show their inexperience, blowing the game against Rice and Syracuse and making this season a depressing 3-9 (2-6 ACC). Wake, Marshall, and UNC are all bad enough to the point where State could play poorly and still win, but getting only those wins would leave a sour taste in Raleigh after achieving something many thought wasn't possible last season.
  7. I swear, every year I've been here, Arizona has had lofty expectations only to fall way short. Does that happen again this year?
  8. With the help of Jumbo and Darman, I present to you the 1st and 2nd All-ACC teams for the 2020 season! 1st Team Offense QB: Benjamin Schuler, Florida State RB: Zahir Watts, Boston College FB: Maurice Ervin, Virginia Tech WR: Luke Cobb, Florida State WR: Adam Coles, Pittsburgh TE: Jonathan Greer, Virginia OT: Shawaun Holsey, Virginia OG: Cole Fay, Virginia Tech C: Tim Kerns, Pittsburgh OG: Aden Rosas, Virginia OT: Victor O'Connell, Georgia Tech K: Benjamin Rincon, Pittsburgh Defense DE: Josh Fenton, Georgia Tech DT: Tasura Lesa, Georgia Tech DT: Isaac Holley, NC State DE: Josiah Harden, North Carolina OLB: Shamar Addison, Florida State ILB: Darius Butler, Boston College OLB: Cameron Faulk, Virginia CB: Malachi Douglas, Clemson CB: Andrew Boyd, Boston College FS: Marquise Holliday, Clemson SS: Jonathan Norman, Virginia Tech P: Steven Tomlinson, Georgia Tech 2nd Team Offense QB: Grant McConnell, Pittsburgh RB: DeSean Dockery, Louisville FB: Anthony Smith, Syracuse WR: Josiah McCray, Clemson WR: Anthony Swanson, Georgia Tech TE: Brandon Hester, Louisville OT: Mahamadou Hooker, Virginia OG: Nicolas Quick, Clemson C: Aaron Peterson, Virginia Tech OG: Qio Alama, Florida State OT: Abdoulaye Taylor, NC State K: Leon Pack, Syracuse Defense DE: Tyler Ashworth, Florida State DT: Marcus Brown, Clemson DT: Nico McLeod, Florida State DE: Mahamadou Chavis, Virginia Tech OLB: Prince Matos, Louisville ILB: Ahmed Mark, Duke OLB: Chance McKenzie, Syracuse CB: Timothy Parks, Virginia CB: Bradley Nunn, Syracuse FS: Dylan Spann, Virginia Tech SS: Marlon Roland, Louisville P: Elliot Justice, Pittsburgh Let me know your thoughts in the comments below! Here's to a great 2020 season for the best damn conference in the land!
  9. What was the thought process in putting in Dillon Scott over Jonathan Greer of Virginia? I'd figure that with Sitton leaving and with Rook staying, Greer would have been a heavy favorite to take a spot.
  10. There's some fantastic G5 representation on this list. I'm personally happy to see the C-USA and MAC get some representation in the form of Grady and Taylor, respectively. This is going to be a pretty good season!
  11. #NotAwful Love seeing these questions get answered. I think it can help newer members or teams in poor positions really find their footing. Can't wait for more of these!
  12. Florida State Seminoles 2019 Record: 10-3 (4-3 ACC) 4th in the ACC Atlantic It's hard to figure out what went wrong in Tallahassee last season, and that's surprising to say given the 10-3 finish. The 'Noles rode into the season with hopes of claiming the conference and playing in the playoffs once again, boasting a talented offensive trio and a super mean defense. However, the 'Noles tripped up against their three fellow Atlantic contenders, including a bizarre and shocking loss to Syracuse - their second consecutive loss to the Orange. Florida State is still primed to contend in 2020, returning their Heisman finalist quarterback with a potential 1st-round wide receiver and a still-loaded defense, but the loss of their top running back is just one of several bumps in the road. Notable Losses: RB Elijah Harden 5-8 187 Sr Gulf Coast Community College (Panama City, FL) 5.0 of 5.0 [speed] WR James Montgomery 6-1 161 (Sr) R.E. Lee (Montgomery, AL) 4.0 of 4.0 [Speed] TE Martin Flores 6-4 247 (Sr) Grambling (Grambling, LA) 4.0 of 4.0 [Blocking] DE Chad Armstrong 6-1 247 (Sr) Redemptorist (Baton Rogue, LA) 3.5 of 3.5 [Blitz] DE Rex McKenna 6-2 254 (Sr) Central Gwinnett (Lawrenceville, GA) 3.5 of 3.5 [Blitz] CB Benjamin McNeil 6-1 167 (Sr) DeSoto County (Arcadia, FL) 4.0 of 4.0 [Man Coverage] SS Christopher Williams 5-11 184 (Sr) Pickens County (Reform, AL) 4.0 of 4.0 [Zone Coverage] P Howard Lowe 5-9 163 (Sr) Thibodaux (Thibodaux, LA) 4.0 of 4.0 [Accuracy] There's a lot of pieces missing from a strong 2019 squad. Gone is the best running back in the conference (and among the best in the nation). Gone is Shuler's #2 receiver. Gone are both starting defensive ends. Gone are two leading players in a strong secondary. These are several key losses to a team that consistently is among the best teams in the nation. Harden is clearly the biggest hit; the offense had a perfect blend of passing and running last season, looking almost unstoppable in each facet. With Harden gone, the offense will almost certainly turn into a pass-first system. McNeil leaves a hole at cornerback, seeing the pecking order shift up one in an attempt to lock down top receivers. The loss of Williams leaves a larger hole at strong safety, leaving more work to do for D'Qwell Moore. Notable Returners: QB Benjamin Schuler 5-11 200 (Sr) West End (Walnut Grove AL) 4.5 of 4.5 [Pocket] WR Luke Cobb 6-5 198 Sr St. Cloud (St. Cloud, FL) 5.0 of 5.0 [Speed] OT Maximilian Page 6-4 278 (Jr) Archbishop McCarthy (FL, FL) 4.0 of 4.0 [Pass Blocking] OG Qio Alama 6-6 321 (Sr) Jasper County (Monticello GA) 4.0 of 4.0 [Run Blocking] C Joshua Rodgers 6-1 283 (So) Stephenson (Stone Mountain, GA) 4.0 of 4.0 [Run Blocking] OG Kofi Easley 6-7 288 (Sr) American (Hialeah FL) 4.0 of 4.0 [Pass Blocking] OT Caleb Pope 6-3 314 (Jr) Greensboro (Greensboro, AL) 4.0 of 4.0 [Run Blocking] DT Nico McLeod 6-6 292 (Sr) Hanceville (Hanceville AL) 4.0 of 4.0 [1-Gap] DT Oliver Ponce 6-5 327 (Jr) Northview (Bratt, FL) 4.0 of 4.0 [2-Gap] OLB Shamar Addison 6-0 243 (Sr) Wetumpka (Wetumpka AL) 5.0 of 5.0 [Coverage] ILB Graham Otto 6-0 245 (Sr) Northeast Jones (Laurel MS) 4.0 of 4.0 [Will] CB Sean Taylor 6-1 193 (Jr) Rockville (Rockville, IN) 3.0 of 4.0 [Man Coverage] FS D'Qwell Moore 6-3 203 Jr Miami Central (Miami, FL) 5.0 of 5.0 [Zone Coverage] K Andrew Ryan 6-4 207 (Sr) Sebastian River (Sebastian FL) 4.0 of 4.0 [Accuracy] And this is why the 'Noles are scary once again. Not only do their return a Heisman finalist in Benjamin Schuler, but they return his favorite target and arguably the best receiver in the conference in Luke Cobb. The two were a deadly tandem last season, destroying secondaries to the tune of 1,269 yards and 11 touchdowns, both tops in the conference. In front of Schuler are five familiar faces; every member of the offensive line is pro-ready and was a starter last season, boding well for an offense that needs time to throw to likely be successful. Defensively, the pair of defensive tackles returns to clog up the middle and help JuCo transfer DE Tyler Ashworth in getting into opposing backfields. 1st round prospect Shamar Addison leads the linebackers after recording 31 tackles and 2 sacks last season. Sean Taylor is tasked with replacing Benjamin McNeil, and the corner has proven that he's capable of playing good receivers tough, picking off 5 passes and returning 3 for touchdowns during the 2019 campaing. D'Qwell Moore will anchor the secondary, covering for a weaker strong safety position with his great awareness and solid versatility. Despite losing a lot, the 'Noles return more than enough to remain title contenders. Potential Strengths: Maximum Protection - It's not often that you have five experienced pro-level linemen protecting you every snap. Schuler should have as much time as needed to find Cobb or any of his other targets, for not many defensive linemen or linebackers are going to be breaching this wall. It won't be perfect, but it's about as much as you can ask for if you're a quarterback that's not known for your mobility. Into the Brick Wall - Speaking of walls, this front seven is formidable against the run. Speaking from experience, this defense returns all the important members of a fearsome front seven and even adds Ashworth to strengthen the pass rush, but if there's one thing this group does best, it's stopping the run. Running backs in conference averaged 4.07 yards per carry last season, and those numbers are inflated thanks to a superb performance from Zahir Watts of BC. Quarterbacks can be a different story, although Dylan Bishop was a different breed. We should expect more of the same this year, although the front seven has to step it up against Watts and Kyle Palmer of Wake. Potential Weaknesses: Hit the Ground Passing? - The best part about the 'Noles' offense last season was its diversity; with Harden in the backfield, the offense was two-dimensional and at times impossible to stop. You'd key on Harden and the Schuler-Cobb connection would burn your secondary. Focus on the pass and Harden would zoom past your front seven. Harden graduated last season, and in his place steps...Richard Thurman? The offense should be completely one-dimensional this season, and it should be hard countered by any team with a good secondary (Clemson comes to mind). If there's anything this season that's going to keep Florida State from playing for a conference title, it's the lack of a running game. Taking Flight - The loss of Florida State's top corner and starting strong safety could pose problems this season. With Clemson returning Josiah McCray and others, their offense could do some damage to FSU's secondary. D'Qwell Moore is a fantastic free safety, and Sean Taylor definitely has potential, but hits at the second corner and strong safety could spell doom against stronger passing attacks. In a defense that looks solid in most places, those are two big holes that could prove troublesome as the competition gets stiffer. 2020 Schedule: Week 1: at Wyoming (Laramie, WY) Week 2: UMass (Tallahassee, FL) Week 4: Syracuse (Tallahassee, FL) Week 5: at Duke (Durham, NC) Week 7: Mississippi State (Tallahassee, FL) Week 8: at Boston College (Chestnut Hill, MA) Week 9: Louisville (Tallahassee, FL) Week 10: Florida (Tallahassee, FL) Week 12: North Carolina State (Tallahassee, FL) Week 13: at Clemson (Clemson, SC) Week 15: at Wake Forest (Winston-Salem, NC) Week 16: Miami (FL) (Tallahassee, FL) What To Expect: The out-of-conference schedule is definitely manageable this season, with Wyoming and UMass being cakewalks and Florida and Mississippi State being in rebuilding phases. In conference, the only games that pose immediate problems are road games to Boston College and Clemson, both teams that took games over the 'Noles last season. With the holes that FSU has, I can see them losing to Clemson and narrowly beating BC, although the Watts problem still looms large. Louisville and Duke should provide tough challenges, but both should be wins. I foresee wins over Wyoming, UMass, Syracuse, Duke, Mississippi State, Boston College, Louisville, Florida, NC State, Wake Forest, and Miami (FL), and I see one loss to Clemson, leaving the 'Noles at 11-1 (7-1 ACC) and 2nd in the Atlantic. Best Case Scenario: There's only one thing that could be better: beating Clemson. The Tigers and Seminoles are the top two teams in the conference this season, and the winner is almost guaranteed a spot in Charlotte at the end of the regular season. A win in Clemson would ensure a 12-0 record, sending Florida State to the ACC Championship Game, where they should beat whoever comes out of the Coastal. At 13-0 and with an ACC crown, Florida State would be a Top 3 team in the College Football Playoff. Worst Case Scenario: The running game hits hard, and holes in the secondary prove costly. Zahir Watts runs over the 'Noles one more time, and DeSean Dockery of Louisville repeats Watts' performance a week later. Kyle Jefferson and his receivers give the 'Noles secondary a run for their money, but that should still stay in FSU's favor. At worst, the 'Noles should finish at 9-3 (5-3 ACC) and at 4th in the Atlantic, but even that would result in a second-consecutive letdown.
  13. Philly promptly reminds everyone why they were considered favorites to win the NFC East again.
  14. Late a day due to a plethora of work yesterday, but I'm always down to add to our wiki. Navbox ready to roll: New player page for SS Jake Leyva: New school page for Western Alamance High School: New page for the UMass Minutemen:
  15. Maybe I wanted to go to Huntington Special game just because Marshall is the team that got me into college football

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