Texas isn’t back but pre-Briles Baylor is! That’s probably harsh, I’ve been saying all along that Matt Rhule would likely take his lumps in year one while working to achieve the macro-level culture change and roster reconstruction necessary to win “his way.” I did think that they’d handle Liberty without difficulty but looking back it … [Read more…]
LSU shut the freaking door on BYU’s defense this last weekend while fielding a defense of Houston kids. I broke down how they mixed an old school 4-3 Under defense with a 2-4-5 nickel sub-package to wreak havoc on BYU’s pro-stylings on offense over at Saturday Down South. I think their “confuse and clobber” offense … [Read more…]
Most interesting to me, at least. I think these guys are high upside athletes that could be about to breakout and consequently have a huge impact on this coming season. Let’s begin… No. 5: Blake Lynch, Baylor I was surprised when Blake Lynch was absolutely nowhere on Baylor’s depth chart. At 6-3, 205 he’s a … [Read more…]
I learned a few things watching Ohio State live against Indiana. It’d be worth rewatching the game to study their passing game more but I feel pretty confident with this initial assessment. Here are a few scattered thoughts I had about the Buckeyes in terms of how they match up to the Sooners. The Buckeyes … [Read more…]
Check out my reasoning at Football Study Hall and try to forget that I picked Georgia to win two years ago, or when I picked Michigan last year.
This was a fun piece to write, over at Saturday Down South I explain some of the details and philosophy of the 3-4 quarters defense that Paul Rhoads is installing at Arkansas. One thing that’s funny about this is that Rhoads is the DB coach for Arkansas and things aren’t going to change much for … [Read more…]
I have an archive of every Big 12 team (and 50 or so other programs) depth charts over the last few seasons. I update them throughout the offseason and can now also look back at my own recruiting evals for those teams to see what I made of various depth chart climbers when they were … [Read more…]
To write about the SEC this season! If you’re a fan of that league I’ll be writing three shorter columns a week on that site focusing this season in the SEC. I opened my examining “the state of the process” and whether Alabama can continue to dominate the league in 2017 by controlling the trenches.
I can’t remember if I was ever remotely good at picking Big 12 games off the lines last year but they’re pretty interesting in terms of gauging sharp expectations for teams heading into the season. So for that reason I’m going to dive into the week one lines and what I think of the national … [Read more…]