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  1. grv413

    CFBHCVision XX

    The Traveling Wilburys - Runaway
  2. What are we doing for roster size?
  3. CCU Preview Coach: imerman 2022 Record: 7-7 (Sun Belt East Champions) 2023: 7-5 (Expected Wins: UMass, South Alabama, Texas State, Georgia Southern, Arkansas State, Appalachain State, Troy) 1. Can Roger Reese cut down on his mistakes? As a true junior in 2022, Roger Reese had a little bit of an issue making sure he was passing the ball to his own team. He threw 16 interceptions and while that didn't hurt their ability to win the division, he's going to have to cut down on those mistakes to guarantee another division championship for the Chanticleers. This will be his third year starting, and the vibe in Conway coming out of this offseason is that he's kicked his interception bug. One thing that will help this is the return of wide receivers Shaquille Jones and Gregory Brown, his two leading receivers last season. The offensive line is strong across the board, and should give Reese time to make the reads he needs to. Another helpful piece of the Chanticleer attack will be the return of young running back Amadou Jackson, which brings me to... 2. How will Amadou Jackson progress from his freshman year? As a true freshman, Jackson ran for just over 1000 yards and 16 touchdowns. This season, he plans to run for more. At the Sun Belt Conference media days, Jackson claimed he was going to run for 1500 yards this season and that the Chanticleers will repeat as Sun Belt East division champions, and I believe him. Jackson was absolutely electric in the practice I saw over the weekend, and he's really embraced the leadership role the coaching staff has put him in. Everyone on the team looks up to him, even the redshirt seniors. 3. Are the Chanticleers going to get to the QB? Last season, the Chanticleers only sacked opposing quarterbacks. Not bad numbers, but they need to improve on that total this season. Which they can certainly do. They did lose DE John Jackson and OLB Eric Helm to graduation, but they return DT Shane Gallegos in the middle, who should hear his name called on Day 3 of the NFLHC draft this year. A year older, the senior from Maryland wants to show NFL scouts what he’s made of. After talking to him, he’s hoping his size does not drop him down draft boards, because he believes he has the athleticism and skill to make up for it. A big year behind the line of scrimmage should help his case there. 4. Who's going to be the difference maker on defense for the Chanticleers? The Chanticleers have two seniors on the defensive side of the ball who are expected to be drafted on day three of the 2023 NFLHC Draft. Those two players are DT Shane Gallegos and SS Gerald Jackson. I talked about Gallegos previously, he’s played well, but a strong senior season will solidify his draft standing. Jackson has failed to play up to his potential to this point in his career, but the Chanticleers need him to hold together a young secondary. If he can start snagging some interceptions, he’ll help his draft status and he’ll help lead the Chanticleers to the Sun Belt Championship. 5. Will the Chanticleers be bringing home a Sun Belt Conference trophy back to Conway? The Sun Belt East is one of the weakest divisions in football. Pair that with the Chanticleers favorable schedule and there’s good reason to believe in the team from Conway will repeat as division champions. But just winning the division this year is not enough for this team, they have their eyes set on the title. It’s going to be tough, Georgia State is a very strong team this year and they do have to face Louisiana-Lafayette on the road, but I think the experience and leadership of their offense, star power on defense, and solid coaching will lead to some hardware making its way to Conway. Overall, this season should be a fun one for Chanticleers fans. They have a solid team and they absolutely will make a bowl with their schedule. Past there? Who knows? They will need to beat one of Georgia State or Louisiana-Lafayette in the regular season, but I think they can do it.
  4. grv413

    Strava

    I really thought I was gonna sneak into third this week, but then all you new people came in and are gonna make me work harder. This is fun
  5. 9-3 is about where I think I should be this year. I’m worried because my OOC is tough that I’ll be 0-3 there though. Michigan scares me a lot as well, they’re a very good offense and I haven’t had much luck against them lately.
  6. Lmao yup, Isaac was exactly correct. I was kinda rushing to submit it. I edited it. Thanks for the assist
  7. I didn't want to write this in the piece, but the USM-Rice game to me is the de facto C-USA championship game. No offense to the East, but these two teams are just by far and away the best. I think FAU will enter the conversation, but they need a coach. If they don't get a coach they're a lost cause . As much as I love Gavin Copeland, I don't think he can win the championship with FIU against these two. Needless to say, I hope gameday goes to Hattiesberg Week 15. It's gonna be a good game.
  8. Coach: @Ricky Campbell 2022 Record: 9-4 Gravy’s 2023 Prediction: 9-3 (Expected wins: UMass, UTEP, Louisiana Monroe, UTSA, North Texas, Louisiana Tech, UAB, Western Kentucky, FAU) 1. Can Cassidy keep up the production? Alexander Cassidy is returning under center for the Golden Eagles in his senior season. In 2022, Cassidy threw for 3400 yards and 30 touchdowns and he has every reason to continue that production next season. The receivers of all 30 of Cassidy’s passing touchdowns return. Receiving duo Afasa Ponifasia and Samuel Grey, who accounted for 15 touchdowns return and should be anchors on the outside, with redshirt freshman Leon Winston earning the slot role. On the inside, tight ends Jeremiah Kendrick returns. As a freshman, the electric Kendrick accounted for 12 touchdowns. Which brings me to… 2. How good is Jeremiah Kendrick? He entered college as one of the top rated tight ends and spurned the two power 5 schools in his state to play for the Golden Eagles, the team he’s rooted for since birth. As previously mentioned, he caught 12 touchdown passes and accounted for over 1200 yards receiving! Only one tight end had more receiving yards than the freshman. He told me he expects to lead all tight ends in yards and receiving touchdowns this year. From my short time in Hattiesberg, I would expect to hear his name night one of the 2025 NFLHC Draft. This kid is the real deal, he made impressive catches for a wide receiver, let alone a tight end. 3. The offense is great, but who’s going to step up on defense? While this is a strong defense, especially for the C-USA, they lack a playmaker who can take over games on defense. Last season, the majority of defensive production came from true freshman OLB Khalil Cox. The reports from inside the Southern Miss camp point to senior inside linebacker Micah Griffin as being that guy for them this year on the defensive side of the ball. Griffin is one of the top inside linebackers in next year’s NFLHC draft and will look to improve on his current day 2 grade. 4. Speaking of the Golden Eagles defense, where is defensive tackle Xavier Bolden? Bolden entered college as one of the highest ranked defensive tackle recruits in the southeast. He spurned home state school Arkansas to play for Southern Miss, but has largely not made an impact on the field. As a rising junior, Bolden is a player that the Southern Miss staff has marked as a potential game changer. Multiple players have confirmed the confidence of the Southern Miss staff, highlighting how hard Bolden worked in the offseason and how he was ready to take over as a leader on the defensive line. After following him for the day, I tend to agree. He looked confident and fierce on the practice field. Look for him to become one of the top defensive tackles in the C-USA this season. 5. Southern Miss without Rice: 8 out of 10, Southern Miss versus Rice 0 for 5. The success of the Southern Miss season will largely be based off of their performance against Rice in Week 15, the final game of the Golden Eagles season. This will likely be a de facto West division championship. Rice is the biggest obstacle on the Golden Eagles quest to win their first C-USA West Division championship. Rice has won all five matchups in this series, but after losing Eric McLean to the draft, this might be the year Southern Miss beats Rice. Oh did I mention the game is being played in Hattiesberg? Alexander Cassidy isn’t going to want to finish his home career on a loss. Keep your eye out for that game Week 15, it will be a good one. Overall, as I stated in the last section. The success of the Southern Mississippi season will largely be based on their performance in week 15. A win that week and they could be eyeing an appearance in the C-USA championship, a game I think they will win regardless of the opponent. A loss to Rice however, and it will be more of the same for the Golden Eagles. Alexander Cassidy made it very clear they meant business this year and was excited for their out of conference slate, which featured two marquee matchups against USC in the Coliseum and against Ole Miss in Hattiesberg. If they can win one of those games, their confidence will be sky high going against Rice. Keep your eyes on Hattiesberg week 15, I’ll certainly be watching.
  9. It was my pleasure! I hope you enjoyed it, I tried to have a little more fun with this one (while still being serious)
  10. FIU PREVIEW Coach: Rocketcan 2022 Record: 9-5 (C-USA East Champions) Gravy’s 2023 Prediction: 7-5 (Expected wins: Lousiana Tech, UMass, Charlotte, Middle Tennessee, Western Kentucky, Old Dominion, Marshall) 1. Who is Gavin Copeland? Gavin Copeland happens to be the quarterback of the Florida International University Panthers. He’s currently a senior but he hails from Mt. Pleasant High School in Providence, Rhode Island and majors in business. Copeland has no plans to entire the NFL after this season as he already has a job with PricewaterHouse Cooperation. Now that you know his background off the field, I want to tell you about his success on the field. He led the Panthers to a C-USA championship last season on the heels of almost 3600 total yards and 26 touchdowns and he’s going to lead the Panthers to another East Division Championship this year. This year his weapons are all a year older and he gets a legit partner in the backfield in Marcos Orellana. Speaking of Marcos Orellana... 2. What will Marcos Orellana do? Orellana is a redshirt freshman starting in his first year for the Panthers. He was electric in high school and is the best recruit in Florida International football history. He’s a bruiser in the backfield and can get it done on all three downs. He’s going to be an amazing backfield associate of Copeland. Teams will try to stack the box with Orellana as a threat, but they still have to account for Copeland’s arm strength. This offense should be exciting, as the line is sturdy and experienced. 3. Who’s gonna step up on defense? The Panthers lack significant star power on the defensive side of the ball. They only have five players that project to make the pros and they certainly don’t have a Gavin Copeland on defense. However, they do have a Cordarelle McGill. Cordarelle McGill is the Panthers inside linebacker and the clear leader on this defense. Last season he recorded 45 tackles, 2 sacks, and 3 interceptions and he’s going to look to replicate it in 2023. He’s the anchor of the middle of the defense, and if the Panthers are going to make it through the season, McGill is going to be the reason. 4. Speaking of the 2023 season, what the hell rocketcan? Rocketcan, I’m going to be honest with you. What were you thinking with this out of conference schedule? You face UMass, Minnesota, Illinois, and UCLA! Gavin Copeland doesn’t deserve that. You don’t deserve that. This team is a solid team, but they do not have the star power to keep up with three pretty good power five teams. It’s going to be tricky to win even two of these games, but I have faith in the Cope. 5. But they can repeat as division champs? I wasn’t kidding when I said Copeland could lead the Panthers to a division championship. If Florida Atlantic can’t find themselves a coach, Florida International is going to win this division. To do so, all they’ll need to find a way to beat Western Kentucky on the road though, and that’s not going to be an easy task. I think they can handle the rest of the C-USA schedule, and they’ll get a little help from a weak C-USA East Division. Florida International is a very mediocre team on paper. But they are a well coached team and they have the best 3.5 quarterback in college football right now. A tough out of conference schedule is going to make for an interesting season, but they have the moxie to win games. They could even knock off one of the better P5 teams they play. Buy stock in Gavin Copeland today. He’s going to win the Heisman.
  11. grv413

    Strava

    That would be really cool, I'm sure you could find some routes or something that might help you practice. Funny story about Strava I thought you'd appreciate. One of my good friends was telling me all about how he uses this app to track his routes when he bikes (he's really really into biking) and what not when I was telling him about my half marathon plan. And he goes "oh the app I use is Strava" and then I laughed and told him all about the site and the CFBHC strava group
  12. grv413

    Strava

    Ohhh I didn't even think of the elevation difference between there and Florida. Could you do any training in the Appalachains? Might be your best way to simulate that, but being in a relatively flat area is really tricky.
  13. I was pretty surprised how talented this team was for a C-USA team that has seemingly felt like it's been coachless for most of it's existence. I think the talent on the roster is mainly holdovers from the year Randye coached there, but I'm really not sure. It would be interesting to go back and see how they got the players they did. If they can get a coach, they absolutely will win the East Division. Not sure they'll be able to beat whoever comes out of the West, but a consistent coach and Florida recruiting and I think they could be in the conversation every year. I'm really excited to see how their QB does this year. I kinda hyped myself on him and he hasn't even played a snap yet.
  14. Hey, it's actually a pretty cool format. I enjoyed writing this. Made it pretty easy to do. And that's the way I was asked to write it
  15. Head Coach: MIA 2022 Record: 8-5 2023 GravyTrain Prediction: With HC: 9-3 (Projected wins: Georgia Tech, Northern Illinois, Old Dominion, Middle Tennessee, Charlotte, Liberty, Marshall, Western Kentucky, FIU) Without HC: 4-8 (Projected wins: Old Dominion, Charlotte, Liberty, Marshall) 1. What can Desmond Fraley do? Gregory Crowder was a solid, but inconsistent QB for the Owls last season. Fraley is a rising redshirt sophomore who plays an exciting style of football and has known how to win games since his time in high school at Godby High School in Tallahassee. This will be Fraley’s first season starting, but I expect him to roll out the season in a big way, starting with their opener @Georgia Tech in week 1. He’s got the weapons to put up big numbers with future pro wide receivers Nigel Jack and Adam Noel lining up on the outside. Also watch for future pro tightend Tristan Rucker over the middle of the field. Runningbacks Nathaniel Crawford and Sean Parham both return to provide Fraley will a solid thunder and lightning punch in the backfield. 2. How is Desmond Fraley going to run the C-USA this year? Oh, with one of the better OLine units in the C-USA blocking for him, that’s how. The left side of this line is rock solid with future pro Connor Hayes returning to protect Fraley’s blindside. Guard Oscar Valentino and center Denarius Nixon will help to lock down the interior of this line. The two question marks on the line are where two incoming freshman slide into the offensive line. Valentino and Nixon will help freshman guard DeSean Hudson get his feet wet in his first year starting for the Owls. He is talented enough to start for the Owls this year, but he may have some growing pains. The other incoming freshman, Walter Schilling projects to start right away at right tackle. While he does not possess the same talent as Hudson, his potential is much higher. While I expect some growing pains, the experience and leadership of Nixon should help these two freshman get into the swing of things right away. And when all else fails, Fraley will just run over opposing defenses. 3. Who’s going to stop their pass rush? The Owls pass rush snuck into the Roman News Network top 25 pass rushes as the 23rd best group this season. And that’s no fluke. Their DLine is loaded with three future pros. At defensive end they have Jermon Brock and Terrence Perry, and there to eat up the middle is defensive tackle Bruce McNulty. This group combined for 18 tackles for loss last year and 22 sacks. They were a terror for opposing quarterbacks and I absolutely expect this trend to continue as we head into the 2023 season. 4. Special Teams wins (and loses) games. Overall, the Owls have an incredibly strong special teams unit. They boast a future pro punter in Riley Prather and another future pro in long snapper Matthew Jenkins. However, they better hope they aren’t in any close games, because they possess a huge hole at kicker after losing Josue DeJesus to graduation after last season. They are stuck using inexperienced walk-on kicker Gregory Peterson at kicker, as they were not able to acquire one through the transfer portal this offseason. It’s possible their coach uses Prather in both roles, but that rarely works out. 5. Who’s going to run this team? Right now the Owls Athletic Department is toying with different ways to fill the coaching vacancy. I propose a similar idea to Twitch Plays Pokemon, where they have their fans call the plays based on whatever choice is most popular, but I’m not sure the school agrees. For now, they have the job posted and are patiently waiting for a coach to come along. Rumors are their applied research department is working on an AI coach molded after their previous head coach Randye for use as coach if no one is willing to take that job, but I’ll have to believe that when I see it. The success of the Owls season is largely going to be based on whether or not they have a coach for this approaching season. Finding a coach should be easy, as the Owls depth chart is littered with pro potential players and a recent Roman News Network rating had the Owls as the top rated team in the East Division. And if they can find one, watch out, because the Owls are my pick to win the East. Without a coach however, and they might struggle to make a bowl.
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