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    [2022] Bubada's C-USA Projections

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    Here are my predictions for the C-USA for 2022. They are listed by predicted conference record. The offense/defense/special team rankings come from this spreadsheet. I broke down the formula from the spreadsheet into sections to make the unit (backfield, receivers, etc) rankings.

     

     

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    Coach: Bubada (7th season)

     

    Last Year: 12-2 (9-0)

     

    Key Players:

    • QB Eric McLean 6-2 206 (Sr) Blanco (Blanco, TX) 5.0 of 5.0 [Pocket]
    • WR Deontray Clay 6-0 226 So Cooper (Cooper TX) 4.0 of 5.0 [Target]
    • ILB Andres Arriaga 6-3 240 Jr Lafayette County (Lewisville AR) 5.0 of 5.0 [Mike]

       

    Offense: 1st

    • Backfield: 1st
    • Receivers: 1st
    • OL: 1st

     

    Defense: 1st

    • DL: 1st
    • LB: 1st
    • Secondary: 2nd

     

    Special Teams: 12th

     

    Projection: 10-2 (8-0), C-USA champ

     

     

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    Coach: McWovin (2nd season)

     

    Last Year: 5-7 (5-3)

     

    Key Players:

    • QB Gregory Crowder 6-4 235 Sr Andalusia (Andalusia, AL) 4.0 of 4.0 [Scrambling]

    • TE Tristan Rucker 6-2 198 So Barron Collier (Naples FL) 4.0 of 4.0 [Receiving]

    • OLB Darrelle Paige 5-11 243 Jr Lake Gibson (Lakeland FL) 4.5 of 4.5 [Coverage]

     

    Offense: 2nd

    • Backfield: 5th
    • Receivers: 4th
    • OL: 4th

     

    Defense: 6th

    • DL: 3rd
    • LB: 6th
    • Secondary: 4th

     

    Special Teams: 11th

     

    Projection: 8-4 (6-2), C-USA East Division champs

     

     

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    Coach: Ricky Campbell (2nd season)

     

    Last Year: 9-4 (5-3)

     

    Key Players:

    • QB Alexander Cassidy 5-11 197 (Jr) Huntsville (Huntsville, AL) 4.0 of 4.5 [Pocket]
    • DE Leonard Graves 6-5 257 Jr Marshall (Marshall AR) 4.0 of 4.0 [Blitz]

    • ILB Micah Griffin 6-1 225 (Jr) LaSalle (Olla, LA) 5.0 of 5.0 [Will]

     

    Offense: 12th

    • Backfield: 7th
    • Receivers: 11th
    • OL: 11th

     

    Defense: 5th

    • DL: 6th
    • LB: 4th
    • Secondary: 8th

     

    Special Teams: 10th

     

    Projection: 9-3 (6-2)

     

     

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    Coach: Mahrowkeen (1st season)

     

    Last Year: 4-8 (2-6)

     

    Key Players:

    • QB Justin Radford 6-0 200 (So) Coronado (Lubbock TX) 4.0 of 4.0 [Hybrid]
    • WR Tyler Hansen 6-4 225 So Goliad (Goliad TX) 4.0 of 4.5 [Target]

    • OLB D'Andre Newton 6-3 224 Sr Whiteface (Whiteface, TX) 4.0 of 4.0 [Coverage]

     

    Offense: 8th

    • Backfield: 9th
    • Receivers: 8th
    • OL: 10th

     

    Defense: 3rd

    • DL: 7th
    • LB: 2nd
    • Secondary: 3rd

     

    Special Teams: 9th

     

    Projection: 8-4 (5-3)

     

     

    5. 263px-FIU_Panthers_logo.svg.png

     

    Coach: Rocketcan (3rd season)

     

    Last Year: 6-7 (5-3)

     

    Key Players:

    • QB Gavin Copeland 6-4 193 Jr Mt. Pleasant (Providence RI) 3.5 of 3.5 [Scrambling]
    • DE David Tracy 6-5 240 Jr Archbishop McCarthy ( FL) 3.5 of 4.0 [Blitz]

    • ILB Cordarelle McGill 6-3 222 Jr Blinn College (Brenham TX) 4.0 of 4.5 [Will]

     

    Offense: 11th

    • Backfield: 13th
    • Receivers: 9th
    • OL: 9th

     

    Defense: 7th

    • DL: 9th
    • LB: 3rd
    • Secondary: 5th

     

    Special Teams: 7th

     

    Projection: 7-5 (5-3)

     

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    Coach: WonderBread (5th season)

     

    Last Year: 6-7 (6-2)

     

    Key Players:

    • RB Lorenzo Deaton 5-7 187 (Jr) Westminster Academy (Opelousas, LA) 3.5 of 4.0 [Speed]
    • OT Sam Duvall 6-4 295 (So) Hazlewood (Town Creek AL) 3.5 of 5.0 [Run Blocking]

    • DT Ashton Roland 6-6 300 Sr Jefferson Davis Community College (Brewton, AL) 4.5 of 4.5 [1-Gap]

     

    Offense: 4th

    • Backfield: 4th
    • Receivers: 7th
    • OL: 2nd

     

    Defense: 10th

    • DL: 8th
    • LB: 14th
    • Secondary: 7th

     

    Special Teams: 8th

     

    Projection: 7-5 (5-3)

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    Coach: TheTacoOfDoom (2nd season)

     

    Last Year: 4-8 (4-4)

     

    Key Players:

    • QB Dylan Hamlin 6-4 206 Sr Davie County (Mocksville, NC) 4.0 of 4.0 [Scrambling]
    • CB Darren Logan 6-1 202 Sr Wayne County (Jessup, GA) 5.0 of 5.0 [Zone Coverage] 

    • ATH J.J. Fowler 6-1 202 Sr University (Morgantown, WV) 5.0 of 5.0 [Zone Coverage]

     

    Offense: 14th

    • Backfield: 10th
    • Receivers: 12th
    • OL: 14th

     

    Defense: 2nd

    • DL: 13th
    • LB: 10th
    • Secondary: 1st

     

    Special Teams: 1st

     

    Projection: 6-6 (5-3)

     

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    Coach: Boogyman10 (2nd season)

     

    Last Year: 7-7 (6-3)

     

    Key Players:

    • QB Riley West 6-1 190 (Jr) Munroe Day (Quincy, FL) 4.0 of 4.0 [Pocket]
    • DT Felix Jennings 6-0 298 So Oconto (Oconto WI) 3.5 of 5.0 [1-Gap]

    • FS Janoris Callahan 5-11 223 Jr Todd County Central (Elkton KY) 4.5 of 4.5 [Man Coverage]

     

    Offense: 10th

    • Backfield: 6th
    • Receivers: 14th
    • OL: 6th

     

    Defense: 8th

    • DL: 4th
    • LB: 7th
    • Secondary: 10th

     

    Special Teams: 13th

     

    Projection: 5-7 (5-3)

     

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    Coach: TheBigEasy (1st season)

     

    Last Year: 2-10 (1-7)

     

    Key Players:

    • RB Ali Hoffmann 5-10 212 (So) Houston Lutheran North (Houston TX) 3.5 of 4.0 [Speed]
    • OLB Joseph Nugent 6-3 242 So Mesquite (Mesquite TX) 4.0 of 4.5 [Blitz]

    • SS Jayden Bellamy 6-0 215 (Jr) DeLeon (DeLeon, TX) 4.0 of 4.0 [Man Coverage]

     

    Offense: 3rd

    • Backfield: 8th
    • Receivers: 3rd
    • OL: 5th

     

    Defense: 4th

    • DL: 2nd
    • LB: 5th
    • Secondary: 6th

     

    Special Teams: 6th

     

    Projection: 4-8 (2-6)

     

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    Coach: LamboThrone (1st season with UTEP)

     

    Last Year: 4-8 (2-6)

     

    Key Players:

    • QB Darnell Prince 6-5 214 Jr Prestonwood Christian Academy (TX) 3.5 of 3.5 [Hybrid]
    • WR Uzumati Jones 6-2 233 Jr Ranger College (Ranger TX) 4.0 of 4.5 [Target]

    • SS DeAndre Kimble 6-1 177 Sr Port Neches-Groves (Neches, TX) 3.5 of 3.5 [Zone Coverage]

     

    Offense: 5th

    • Backfield: 11th
    • Receivers: 2nd
    • OL: 8th

     

    Defense: 9th

    • DL: 11th
    • LB: 9th
    • Secondary: 9th

     

    Special Teams: 7th

     

    Projection: 4-8 (2-6)

     

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    Coach: RAD Hypnotiq (1st season)

     

    Last Year: 3-9 (3-5)

     

    Key Players:

    • QB Tim Pritchard 6-0 199 (Jr) Dale County (City, AL) 4.0 of 4.0 [Pocket]
    • RB Gregory Crosby 5-11 194 (So) Cloudland (Roan Mountain TN) 4.0 of 4.5 [Power] 

    • OLB Aaron Darling 6-4 239 So Fulton City (Fulton KY) 3.5 of 4.5 [Coverage]

     

    Offense: 7th

    • Backfield: 3rd
    • Receivers: 13th
    • OL: 7th

     

    Defense: 12th

    • DL: 12th
    • LB: 11th
    • Secondary: 13th

     

    Special Teams: 2nd

     

    Projection: 2-10 (1-7)

     

    12. 300px-Marshall_Thundering_Herd_logo.svg.

     

    Coach: ChemTrails (1st season)

     

    Last Year: 6-7 (5-3)

     

    Key Players:

    • TE Travis Pressley 6-2 215 Sr North Harford (Pylesville, MD) 4.5 of 4.5 [Blocking]
    • C Shawn Cortez 6-2 272 (Sr) Williamson (Williamson, WV) 5.0 of 5.0 [Pass Blocking]

    • FS Riley Goldberg 5-11 205 (Sr) Big Creek (War, WV) 4.0 of 4.0 [Zone Coverage]

     

    Offense: 9th

    • Backfield: 12th
    • Receivers: 10th
    • OL: 7th

     

    Defense: 11th

    • DL: 10th
    • LB: 12th
    • Secondary: 11th

     

    Special Teams: 5th

     

    Projection: 2-10 (1-7)

     

    13. 300px-Louisiana_Tech_Athletics_logo.svg.

     

    Coach: KBlack47 (3rd season)

     

    Last Year: 7-6 (4-4)

     

    Key Players:

    • WR Gavin Harrell 5-9 190 Jr Donaldsonville (Donaldsonville LA) 3.5 of 3.5 [Speed]

    • DE Javorius Key 6-0 273 Jr Archbishop Rummel (Metairie LA) 3.5 of 3.5 [Blitz]

    • CB Michael Scruggs 6-1 195 Jr Central Catholic (Pittsburgh PA) 3.5 of 3.5 [Man Coverage]

     

    Offense: 13th

    • Backfield: 14th
    • Receivers: 6th
    • OL: 13th

     

    Defense: 13th

    • DL: 5th
    • LB: 13th
    • Secondary: 12th

     

    Special Teams: 4th

     

    Projection: 2-10 (0-8)

     

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    Coach: dderk (2nd season)

     

    Last Year: 0-12 (0-8)

     

    Key Players:

    • QB Chris Billings 6-2 213 Jr Edisto (Cordova SC) 5.0 of 5.0 [Scrambling]
    • WR Gabriel Willis 6-3 166 (So) Orange (Hillsborough NC) 4.0 of 4.0 [Speed]

    • ILB Danieal Pennington 6-3 212 Sr Eastfield College (Mesquite TX) 4.5 of 4.5 [Will]

     

    Offense: 6th (12th if Billings transfers)

    • Backfield: 2nd (14th if Billings transfers)
    • Receivers: 5th
    • OL: 12th

     

    Defense: 14th

    • DL: 14th
    • LB: 8th
    • Secondary: 14th

     

    Special Teams: 14th

     

    Projection: 0-12 (0-8)

     

     

     


     

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    Old Dominion will be a very interesting team this year. Worst ranked offense in the conference but second best defense led by two 5.0/5.0 SR CBs. UTEP will also be interesting with LamboThrone coaching them now. And if anyone is wondering why I put North Texas as #9 despite having the 3rd best offense and 4th best defense, it's because they have been a top 3 team in the conference every season in terms of roster talent but usually end up with 2-3 wins somehow.

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