Break Down Your Team's Schedule and Chances in 2006
- 06-04-2006, 10:40 AM
Break Down Your Team's Schedule and Chances in 2006
Alright guys - we are about 3 months away from Florida State @ Miami on Labor Day night.
It's 'bout time to start talking college football.
So, break down your team and their chances (you think) in 2006.
Here is Miami's schedule
Sept. 4 (Mon.) Florida State
Sept. 9 Florida A&M
Sept. 16 at Louisville
Sept. 23 Open
Sept. 30 Houston
Oct. 7 North Carolina
Oct. 14 Florida International
Oct. 21 at Duke
Oct. 28 at Georgia Tech
Nov. 4 Virginia Tech
Nov. 11 at Maryland
Nov. 18 at Virginia
Nov. 23 (Thurs.) Boston College
Last year we went 9-3 - basically a horrible year (this seems to be the case the last 2-3 years).
So, in an effort to keep his job, head coach Larry Coker basically claned house in the off-season. All but 3 or 4 assistants were canned. Some of the guys brough in have head coaching experience in D-1A. So, in my mind, it remains to be seen if they can work together as assistants.
As far as the players go, we return about 6 starters on defense (the DL rotated so much last year it's hard to remember who started). The big losses on D were our starting corner's - Kelley Jennings (1st round pick) and Marcus Maxey (drafted sometime later).
We return 6 starters on offense. We lost 4/5's of the starting OL - which is probably a good thing based on how they played last year.
Big losses were Eric Winston (tackle) and Sinorice Moss (WR). Still in question is if and how well Tyrone Moss (starting RB) will play in 2006. He tore his ACL late in the year and (from reports) was headed pro.
I'm skeptical that he'll even be 75% because it was a late season injury (late October).
Key returners on Offense - Kyle Wright (QB) has a full season under his belt. Made some really bad decisions at times last year. Made some really good ones. Looks to have the tools - I wonder about the leadership capabilities.
Also Greg Olson (TE) - might be the best in the country.
Question marks on Offense - well, the Oline obviously. They stunk up the joint last year - so I really don't think they can be any worse in '06, but most of the new starters will have little game experience. An OL that can give Wright time and holes for the stable of RB's is key this year I think.
Who will step up at WR???? We've got 2 supposedly highly touted WR's in Ryan Moore and Lance Leggett. Both haven't produced - someone needs to. I honestly think that some of the freshman we brought in could be playmakers (Sam Shields and maybe George Robinson if they move him from RB).
Who will step up at RB if Ty Moss can't go??? Charlie Jones played well after Moss got hurt - for 2 out of 4 games. He's a grinder. Andrew Johnson seems to have the burst that UM RB's are known for but has had an ACL tear (2 years ago). We got 3 pretty good recruits (the best is still in prep school) in Javarrious James (Edgerrin's cousin), Kylan Robinson and Craig Cooper. They might get some playing time, but the position is backlogged at this point.
All in all, a helluva lot of question marks. I'm worried about the O.
Key returners on Defense are Baraka Atkins at DL, Jon Beason at WLB, Kenny Phillips at FS, and Brandon Merriweather at SS.
The rest of the DL has played quite a bit. One of the most talented is Kareem Brown at DT - played HUGE against VaTech. But, can't seem to stay motivated for more than one game a season.
Questions: corner back. We are thin - plain and simple. Glen Sharpe is coming off an ACL tear 2 years ago and may start. The other guys that may are Bruce Johnson and Randy Phillips. Sharpe has the skills - but hasn't played in a while. The rest of the CB's don't excite me. We may see frosh Ryan Hill get alot of playing time.
Who will step up with JBeason at LB??? We have a backlogged position here. Got alot of players but I'm not sure who can step up and make plays besides Beason.
So - the D will hopefully be pretty good - not too worried. Lots of guys have played significant minutes. I just wonder about the CB's - the safety's might be the best in the country.
Breakin' down the schedule:
Yeah, it's pretty weak overall - but no off week after Oct. 1st.
We continue this retarded Labor Day matchup with the Noles. I think this is the last year (thank God!).
FSU lost alot of players. Their D was decimated by the draft - 4 went in the 1st round. Both teams should be evenly matched and with this being the first game, it should be awful to watch.
At Louisville on 9/16 will be tough. Good offense with M. Bush at RB and Brohm at QB (although he might be injured). This could be a repeat of 2003 where it took 44 points to win.
Bye week and then Houston at home. No clue about them. They gave us a good game a few years ago because we didn't care.
North Carolina at home. Should beat them, but who knows. I still remember the 2004 loss like it was yesterday.
Fla International and then Duke - wins.
At Ga Tech. I was at this game in 2004 - beat the crap outta them. Then, they came down to the OB last year and beat us because we didn't give 2 sh*ts. They had some big losses - PJ Daniels and the LB (Henderson??). But, they have WR Calvin Johnson - might be the best in the country. Antrele Rolle held him in check in 2004 (3 catches and no TD's) but he made some big time plays last year. He's key to stopping their offense. If we can do that, I think the O is adequate to beat them by a TD or so. If not - we lose. Our O can't keep up with anyone.
VaTech at home. They lost their QB and best defensive player (Jimmy Williams). Lots of questions up in BlacksTurd.
Too early for me to call because I have no clue who will be starting for them. These games have been blow-outs recently though.
At Maryland and Virginia back to back. I see these as trap games. Both teams lost good players last year and will probably have a few losses by that point. We've typically lost to a team like that the last few years (UNC in '04 and GaTech in '05).
BC at home Thanksgiving day. There might be 5000 people at this game. We were retarded for playing this game on Thanksgiving - but the athletic dept. is bleeding money so they signed this game (and FSU on Labor Day) because the networks wanted it. BC had some big losses (Kiwinika - or however it's spelled). But, see above - ripe for a letdown at this point in the season.
As I see it - we've got the talent to go undefeated with this schedule. The only thing tough seems to be the timing - no open dates from Sept. 30th onward.
But, this is a Larry Coker coached team so I could easily see 3 losses again (some Cane fans are predicting 4 or 5 - I don't see that).
We'll get one big win for sure - either FSU, Louisville or VaTech. We'll likely suffer one letdown game - UVa, Maryland, or BC.
My prediction - loss to Louisville and Boston College and go to the ACC title game.
- 06-04-2006, 02:03 PM
06-04-2006, 02:48 PM
What's the deal with BC for next year?
I have no clue.
Who'd you lose? You do you have back? Any up and comers?
06-05-2006, 08:54 PM
ND 06 Schedule:
Sat 09/02/06 Georgia Tech Atlanta, GA ABC 8:00 PM
Sat 09/09/06 Penn State Notre Dame Stadium NBC 3:30 PM
Sat 09/16/06 Michigan Notre Dame Stadium NBC 3:30 PM
Sat 09/23/06 Michigan State East Lansing, MI ABC 8:00 PM
Sat 09/30/06 Purdue Notre Dame Stadium NBC 2:30 PM
Sat 10/07/06 Stanford Notre Dame Stadium NBC 2:30 PM
Sat 10/21/06 UCLA Notre Dame Stadium NBC 2:30 PM
Sat 10/28/06 Navy Baltimore, MD TBA TBA
Sat 11/04/06 North Carolina Notre Dame Stadium NBC 2:30 PM
Sat 11/11/06 Air Force Colorado Springs, CO CSTV 4:00 PM
Sat 11/18/06 Army Notre Dame Stadium NBC 2:30 PM
Sat 11/25/06 USC Los Angeles, CA
I like our schedule. 6 Potential top 25 teams, 4 of which could bust the top 10 IMO
Returning most of starting Offense, notibly potential Heisman canidate Brady Quinn, Jeff "the Shark" at WR, Rheema Mcnight at WR, and Darius Walker at RB.
Lost Key TE in Anthony Pisano, and all world FB in Rashan Powers-Neal.
My prediction: Making a BCS bowl....we are fricking ND.
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06-06-2006, 12:27 AM
schedule for The Ohio State University (1) 9/2/06 home for Northern Illinois that's a win (2)9/9/06 at Texas that's a win -(3)9/16/06 home for Cincinnati win #3 (4) 9/23/06 home for Penn State (fresh off of there fluke winning season) another win for OSU (5) 9/30/06 at Iowa we win again easily (6) 10/7/06 home for Bowling Green (man we took a page out of Miami's book and scheduled some cupcakes this year) obviously another win (7) 10/14/06 at Michigan State this should easily be win #7 (8) 10/21/06 home for Indiana this might be the easiest game on the schedule another win (9) 10/28/06 home for Minnesota these guys have been giving us a hard time the last couple of years not this year we win again (10) 11/4/06 at IllInois by now the fire Zook websites are back in business as the Bucks win in a laugher (11)11/11/06 at Northwestern and you guessed it we win again --(12) 11/18/06 the greateast rivalry in all of sports continues as the hated and overrated Michigan Wolverines come to Columbus To battle the 11-0 and #1 ranked Ohio State Buckeyes and the trend of dominance will Continue in this rivalry as the Bucks go to 12-0 and secure thier place in the national championship game. That's how I see it playing out this year, it is only fair to say that I see this way every year as OSU is my first love and I have no ability to be objective where they are concerned, GO BUCKS!!!!!
06-06-2006, 12:45 AM
Trying to figure that out myself, honestly I was really busy last year and saw 2 gamesOriginally Posted by jmh80
It's my alma mater have to pull for them
06-06-2006, 02:57 AM
University of Notre Dame
I see no reason we can't run the table. I'm predicting a 12th National championship for th irish next year. We're going to be much better then last year. Also Fasano really fell off and was pretty worthless towards the end of the year(Also couldn't hold on to the ball at all-bigtime fumble against usc late in the game among others) and Rashon didnt play the last 7 games because he was suspended from the team. The big question is the D-basically they can't be any worse. I'm confident we can outscore anyone on our schedule though to make up for this. We avg 38 points per game last year & the O is only getting better. I'm just pissed i wont be there for the fun this year....graduating sucks
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06-06-2006, 09:30 PM
So - I'll play devil's advocate here for OSU* and ND.
OSU* - Who DIDN'T y'all lose on defense? How can you honestly expect your D to play nearly as well last year?
Don't give me that D'Andrea guy will step up at LB and be as good as those guys last year.
And on O - how will Ginn respond without a legit playmaker on the other side in Holmes? He hasn't had to face a double team yet becuase Holmes was so good.
HUGE losses on both sides of the ball - who's gonna step up??
ND - what about all the OL lost??? And, yeah, the D sucked ballz.
Ga Tech is a very tough game to open the season for ND. They usually play very well early in the year (ask Auburn last year) then suck in the middle and play one good game at the end (as us last year).
Their D will be a test for the immobile Quinn (let's face it - he's about as fast as Beelzebub).
In summary - you guys are f*cking crazy if you think there is an undefeated team this year. NO WAY! Every team has huge question marks.
06-07-2006, 12:17 PM
after our national championship season of 2002 where we beat you guys we lost a record 14 guys to the nfl draft including just about everyone on defense and our great kicker mike nugent that was the strength of our team,the following year with an entirely revamped team we finished 11-2 with a second straight fiesta bowl win and #3 in the final polls at OSU we don't rebuild we reload GO BUCK!Originally Posted by jmh80
06-07-2006, 08:59 PM
06-08-2006, 01:24 PM
I'm higher than **** on caffiene right now and all I have to say is I was AT the "Hail Mary" game, Doug Flutie to Jim Phalen pass. FLUUUUUTTIIIIEEEE!!!!!!!!Originally Posted by jmh80
I doubt anyone's going undefeated this year either
and once again,
Caffienes a hell of a drug
06-08-2006, 09:02 PM
06-09-2006, 02:22 PM
You're a meanieOriginally Posted by jmh80
I just want to beat ND every year, thats my main motivation.
When I went there we sucked, but I played hockey mostly
BC gets the odd minor bowl victory, but it's pretty hard to compete with Miami. I personally think they should not have switched conferences
06-09-2006, 10:25 PM
like you said almost everyone on defense left, only Quinn Pit**** and Davis Pattersonfrom the d-line return but alot of guys who have substantial playing time are back James Laurinaitis,Mike D'Andrea and Marcus Freemanat lb (Freeman could have started last year if not for injury) d-lineman Jay Richardson & Lawrence Wilson, cb Malclom Jenkins and s Brandon Mitchell these guys can all play plus another stellar recruiting class will help and of course we have Troy Smith qb,Ted Ginn Jr.,Anthony Gonzalez and Roy Hall wrs, Marcel Frost te,Antonio Pittman and Maurice Wells rbs, Dionte Johnson fb,Kirk Barton,Doug Datish, TJ Downing on the o-line all coming back on offense which should be explosive with two legitimate heisman candidates(Smith & Ginn)and is the reason why we are a pre-season #1 in some polls also should take some pressure off of the defense.that's enough player talk GO BUCKS!!!Originally Posted by jmh80
06-10-2006, 12:23 AM
Wow - that was THE longest sentence I've seen!!!!
Crom - the BE is dead. Y'all will make more money and go to better bowls in the ACC (unless you win the BE, that is).
06-10-2006, 01:19 AM
I hate our (ND) Defense...a far cry from a few years ago when we didn't score an offensive touchdown for like 3 games, yet still managed to win those 3.
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06-10-2006, 06:49 PM
I'm to lazy for punctuation I am college educated so it's not due to stupidityOriginally Posted by jmh80
06-10-2006, 06:58 PM
06-10-2006, 07:40 PM
True, and the ACC $ does not hurt for sure. It is a step up however which is a good thing.Originally Posted by jmh80
It probably won't hurt recruitment either
06-10-2006, 11:00 PM
you have no idea how long it took me to type that I only type about 5 words per minute I can write much faster than I type. I just noticed that they censored out pittc0ck's name that's funnyOriginally Posted by jmh80
06-11-2006, 08:45 PM
We aren't that far away man. The Frosh should be on campus.
It's time to talk about Mich. beating the hated Buckeyes for the first time in a while.
06-12-2006, 06:36 PM
Ahh - but we have 2 of THE most mediocre coaches (at least records the last few years).
Neither team can seem to hurdle the 3 loss season.
I'm ready for Randy Shannon (D-coordinator and former Miami/NFL player) to take over as head coach.
06-12-2006, 07:39 PM
But, the major beef most Cane fans have is "the trend" of Coker.
What is "the trend" you ask?
Well, it goes like this: 12-0, 11-1 (albeit as poorly a referred game as could be), 11-2, 10-2, 9-3. Or something like that.
We've essentially added a loss each season.
Yes - expectations are a national title or BCS birth or bust at Miami.
Beneath the surface there have been some troubling decisions.
For example, we've had QB recruits defect the program the last 2 years.
We only recruited one QB in '05. We got one late in '06 after Pat Devlin decommitted to Penn St (but he got drafted and signed by the Mets - Daniel Stegall out of Arkansas).
We are down to 2 QB's. The back-up ran the OPTION in high school.
We've never ran the option at Miami. What the hell?!?!?
Suffice it to say, we are really, really, really deep sh*t if Kyle Wright goes down.
(A walk-on is the 3rd string QB....)
Plus - it's just time for a change.
Fresh ideas can do a program well.
06-12-2006, 10:44 PM
06-14-2006, 08:12 PM
06-14-2006, 08:15 PM
Loyd Carr is my favorite wolverine of all time he should get a lifetime contractOriginally Posted by jmh80
06-14-2006, 09:48 PM
I haven't seen Binge on here in a looooooooooong time.
Buck is enough OSU* fans on AM though. We can't have more than one.
06-16-2006, 08:30 PM
I like to think I'm rabid enough of a Buckeye to count as two. It's not my fault though I was born and raised a buckeye, my father indoctrinated me from as early in my life as I can remember, He always told me I was going to go to Ohio State and be a bucknut and I always did what my father said.Originally Posted by jmh80
06-17-2006, 12:22 AM
I'll break down Florida.
Gimme a second..
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