College Football Pre-Season 2007
- 06-17-2007, 11:10 PM
College Football Pre-Season 2007
Alright y'all - I've held off long enough.
We are 2.5 months away from the '07 kickoff (Thurs Aug 30th).
Let's get this thing going.
I'm looking forward to a new era in Miami Hurricane football. I fully expect us to be back near the top of CFB within 3 years.
The offense will stink this year (and the kicking game - as it sounded from the spring game).
Here's Miami's schedule:
2007 Miami Hurricanes Football Schedule
Day/Date Opponent (2006 Record) TV 2006 Ranking
Sat., Sept. 1 MARSHALL (5-7) ESPNU
Sat., Sept. 8 at Oklahoma (11-3) ABC
Sat., Sept. 15 FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL (0-12) ESPNU
Thur., Sept. 20 TEXAS A&M (9-4) ESPN
Sat., Sept. 29 DUKE* (0-12) TBD
Sat., Oct. 6 at North Carolina* (3-9) TBD
Sat., Oct. 13 GEORGIA TECH* (9-5) TBD
Sat., Oct. 20 at Florida State* (7-6) TBD
Sat. Oct. 27 Off week
Sat., Nov. 3 NORTH CAROLINA ST.* (3-9) TBD
Sat., Nov. 10 VIRGINIA* (5-7) TBD
Sat., Nov. 17 at Virginia Tech* (10-3) TBD
Sat., Nov. 24 at Boston College* (10-3) ESPN
Good OOC schedule with OU and A&M. I like that.
Doubt we beat OU. VaTech is the other loss I'm predicting as of now.
I'm thinking there may be a 3rd loss - but not quite sure whom.
Alright - later guys.
- 06-18-2007, 10:37 PM
How come you left off that '94 championship in your sig?
Sorry, relived that magical 2nd half via ESPN classic a few weeks ago....and to think the 'skers hadn't even reached the GOATdom that they would achieve the next year.
In all seriousness, I'm looking forward to this season as my Huskers have some good comp this year.
Sept. 1 Nevada
Sept. 8 at Wake Forest
Sept. 15 USC
Sept. 22 Ball State
Sept. 29 Iowa State
Oct. 6 at Missouri
Oct. 13 Oklahoma State
Oct. 20 Texas A&M
Oct. 27 at Texas
Nov. 3 at Kansas
Nov. 10 Kansas State
Nov. 23 at Colorado
- 06-18-2007, 11:04 PM
It's mind boggling that we had a D with BOTH Ray Lewis and Warren Sapp and lost.
You guys were good - but not that great.
We had a big chance late in that game to break it open - a WR (whose name I can't remember - #3, maybe Jonathon Lewis) broke wide open down the sideline and Frank F'ing Costa overthrew him.
At that point - the tide started to turn. Our D was on the field something obscene like 45 mins - and the 3 and outs just really took their toll.
Kudos to your staff - you guys game planned well.
We were stupid and didn't run our RB's enough - who were getting decent yards.
I don't have any heartburn over that game. Errickson didn't deserve another title.
Besides - we've not won in an even numbered year - as you could tell.
BTW - '01 Canes > '95 Huskers.
Betta know that!
I hope you guys beat USC. It's about time you guys had a signature win.
I wish you guys would come back to the top - Lord knows the Big 12 North has no one that is dominant. The South champ. is basically given a BCS slot.
Besides - I need you guys back when we are. .
Miami is 3-1 against Nebraska in championship games (83, 91, and 01 to the aforementioned 94 loss).
06-18-2007, 11:48 PM
why even bother with predictions? we all know ohio state will avenge their embarassing championship game performance by winning it all this year! but in all seriousness, i would place my bets on USC
as for miami, other potential losses could come from the rivalry game with FSU. that game is always decided by only a few points. i can also see A&M pulling an upset on the road with Franchionne improving the team every year. and hopefully we'll get another great show when they play Florida International this year
my pick for the top teams would be USC, wisconsin (theyre gonna surprise people), arkansas (or should i call them McFadden?), and the winner of the red river shootout. im curious to see how the big east does this year as well. theres gonna be hell to pay and lots of money to be won COLLEGE FOOTBALL SEASON IS COMING BOYS!!!
06-19-2007, 12:17 AM
Hulk, not sure I see Wisc being that great next year. Haven't done my scouting yet, though, for next year.
06-19-2007, 10:16 PM
I'm not convinced they'll beat Cal. I think this may be Cal's year ala the Bulls in '90 (after losing to the Pistons forever in the late '80's).
I need to see what Cal looks against Tennessee though. I think they'll beat the crap of UT.
They finally get SC at home, have a returning QB (Longshore), a gamebreaker at WR/returner (DeShawn Jackson), and Forsett at RB.
I think USC has the most talent in the country - but as I well know as a UM fan watching Larry Coker - that don't mean sh*t. (See UM in 2003 - the talent on that team, all in the Pro Bowl now, was crazy but we couldn't put it together when it mattered.)
FSU is as bad as we are. True - it's a rivalry game. But - they've got just as bad of a QB situation as we do. They lost a lot to the NFL, like we did.
Should be an even matchup. But - we get them at Doak (Tallahasee). We seem to play better there the last 7 years (save for '05).
I think it's about time for a Wide Right again.
I've got an A&M grad that I work with. He's told me about their team. I don't think they present a huge challenge, honestly. Their best offensive guy is Javorski Lane at RB - a BIG dude. Thing is - our D (under Randy Shannon - the new HC) has had trouble for the most part against big guys (shut down Greg Jones in '03 in the rain at FSU).
But - they can't throw the ball very well, this guy says. I think we can load up against the run and allow our pretty good corners (and best in the country safety - Kenny Phillips - betta' recognize USC fans) should be able to take some chances at INT's.
Also - their D is not so good against the run he says. Sounds like they lost a bit on DL/LB for run support. The running game should be UM's bread and butter in '07.
FIU won't even be close. I'm predicting a 40 point win.
Agreed at Wisky - good buddy is a grad. He doesn't want to hear they are highly rated.
They have y'all's number (OSU). They just have to get by Michigan, whom they've had some trouble with.
I don't agree at Arky. Too much off-season turmoil. I don't see them beating LSU and Auburn.
I'm not sure we'll see an SEC team with one loss, honestly. I think it will be a down year for the SEC in '07.
(Some level headed SEC fans I work with agree - the rabid ones, coughLSUcough, dont.)
I'd say Cal-SC winner and probably the Red River winner will play in NO for the title.
Wild card is WVU and maybe Wisky (my pick as most likely to run the table in the Big 10).
To hear some old time NU fans - that '83 team was one of your best.
Agreed that we were down when you had your best 2 teams. Our O was just not championship caliber in '94 and '95 was the start of probation. '97 was rock bottom for us - 5-6.
By the same token - you guys weren't up when we had some of our better teams. We only met once in the infamous 86 to 92 time frame (3 titles and 2 more title game appearances).
And our best - '01 - met a fairly mediocre NU team.
I'd have to give you guys the edge as team of the '90's over FSU. You do have 3 titles - though one was against Peyton (who played God-awful in big games at UT).
06-19-2007, 10:24 PM
06-19-2007, 10:28 PM
He's got a mountain to climb - worse than Miami coming off probation.
No football tradition period at UNC.
I'll be watching though.
You guys played us well in '04 - had the right gameplan. We were stupid and didn't run Devin Hester at RB more often.
Damn Larry Coker
06-19-2007, 10:35 PM
06-20-2007, 01:18 AM
Haha, yeah I knew all year in '01, our weak pass D was going to get exposed. That Colorado game was painful, and I'm still not sure how we got to play you guys. Anyway, I knew we were going to get smoked in the Rose Bowl.
'83 was before my time, but is considered one our best teams. We would have been national champs if we had gone for one and taken the tie, though.
06-20-2007, 01:28 AM
Well I am both a Heel fan and Bama fan so here are their schedules:
September 1 James Madison 6:00 PM ET
September 8 at East Carolina 6:00 PM ET
September 15 Virginia 12:00 PM ET
September 22 at South Florida TBA
September 29 at Virginia Tech TBA
October 6 Miami (FL) TBA
October 13 South Carolina TBA
October 27 at Wake Forest TBA
November 3 Maryland TBA
November 10 at North Carolina State TBA
November 17 at Georgia Tech TBA
November 24 Duke TBA
Maybe 2 wins lol.
September 1 Western Carolina TBA
September 8 at Vanderbilt 12:30 PM ET
September 15 Arkansas 6:45 PM ET
September 22 Georgia TBA
September 29 at Florida State TBA
October 6 Houston TBA
October 13 at Mississippi TBA
October 20 Tennessee TBA
November 3 LSU TBA
November 10 at Mississippi State TBA
November 17 Louisiana-Monroe TBA
November 24 at Auburn TBA
Wow I forgot about play FSU this year. As usual the SEC will be hard for us. I hoping we would play FL and put a beaten on golden boy Tebow but hell he would prob do that to us.
06-20-2007, 11:06 AM
alabama has a lot of potential. they played so many close games against top contenders but couldnt finish with the W. with their new coach, they may be a sleeper team to watch this year.
jmh, i changed my mind about arkansas as you are ver correct about their drama. they also lost their quarterback to USC. i honestly dont see the SEC being that competitive this year because so many players were lost to the draft. georgia finished real positive last season so they might have a shot. i think LSU is picked to win the conference which is a decent bet.
06-20-2007, 12:24 PM
Right on man. It is nice to see another Husker fan on here. I'm from Lincoln, now in Kansas City. With Sam Keller at the helm, we will kick ass this year. We just need to beat some teams in the top 10, unlike last year, and we will finally be back to where we belong. And looking ahead, our 2008 class could be one of our best classes ever. The #1 offensive line class and a top 3 rated quaterback( Blaine Gabbert). Go Huskers.
06-20-2007, 12:39 PM
It all about the Fighting Irish
I love Charlie and his bunch but it is going to be a long year with Claussen running the show
06-20-2007, 12:46 PM
06-20-2007, 05:49 PM
06-20-2007, 09:06 PM
Bama lost a LOT on defense.
They don't have their best offensive player - Tyrone Prothro - and they have hella big expectations by their mostly retarded, out of touch fans (who think the Bear still runs the show).
They do have most of their big games at home. Save for FSU and the Iron Bowl.
I'm predicting 4 losses for the Tide and Nick Satan.
LSU, Auburn (who has their number), FSU, and someone else - not sure whom.
06-20-2007, 09:17 PM
06-20-2007, 09:22 PM
I honestly think VaTech will beat them down here in La. They've got a hella good special teams - that is a "Lose Les" weakness. VT'll have a good D - the O will be pretty bad though.
I'm thinking the Hokies can get some points on special teams and silence the drunken crowd enough to take that advantage away (ala Tennessee in '05).
I'm divided on the east though - I'm thinking South Carolina, but UGa definitely has a shot.
I don't see UF winning the east. Too much to ask a seriously retooled D and a new QB (can Tebow throw to the right spot with the drive/game on the line??).
06-20-2007, 09:27 PM
06-20-2007, 09:47 PM
That saying is OLD.
Prologue - in 1988, Miami got beat by ND at ND. ND went on to the Orange Bowl to win the title.
There was a pretty controversial call to end the game (Cleveland Gary - whom you probably faced in the League at some point - was ruled to have fumbled the ball into the end zone but his knee was clearly down at the ND 2 yd line before he fumbled). What made it worse was that ND recovered on their 2.
Royal screw up.
Epilogue - Jimmy Johnson leaves for the NFL - but the Canes don't forget what happened in '88. And - the slogan above was born.
Cane fans that attended say they've never heard the OB as loud as it was in '89 against ND (or as electric).
YouTube evidence (aka Welcome to the Jungle):
BTW - hear Coach Tubbs? Tubberville started out under Johnson at Miami.
Listen to the names on the DL - Cortez, Russell Maryland.
06-20-2007, 09:53 PM
Anyway I thought I would jump in on this thread and give my thought.
First off Miami should make a nice turnaround this season. They always have the talent to do some damage, and now that there has been a major change in the coaching staff it should be just what they need to get back to the top of cf. However, I don't think it's going to happen this season, so I expect a good year, but not a run at the BCS.
As long as Pete is with USC, he will continue to recruit top talent in Cali. He not only knows how to recruit, but he is a damn good coach as well, so as long as that dynamic is around they will always be a threat for the title.
The SEC has had its run as the top conference for some time now, but I see that changing soon. I see the Big Ten, and Big Twelve competing with this position for the next few years. The Big Twelve is loaded with storied programs, and they all seem to be getting back to who they were in the past. JMO
As far as Texas is concerned they are similar to USC. As long as Mack Brown can continue to recruit top talent, which I have no doubt he can, then they also are always a threat. The major difference between Texas and USC though is Mack Brown is not the same caliber coach as Pete Carrol, not even close. Brown may actually be a better recruiter, but he hardly ever gets the full potential from the talent level of his recruits. Anyway I expect them to have another top five finish and if everything goes right they have a good chance at the title.
06-20-2007, 10:50 PM
Where the f*ck you been bro? Ain't seen you in a loooooooooong azz time.
Nice to see your appearance back in the CFB thread.
Big 12 North sucks. Hopefully someone steps up - because South winner might as well punch their ticket to the BCS.
(Not to say we've not had upsets in the B12 title game.)
I will say this about the B12 - they do schedule non-conference games. Something the SEC doesn't do (coughGatorscough).
Hell - most of them seem to play Miami over the next 3 years. Home and home with OU, A&M, and Kansas St.
We are just missing Texas to claim a possible B12 South title.
06-20-2007, 11:06 PM
06-21-2007, 07:53 AM
06-23-2007, 10:10 AM
There is only one college team worth mentioning here
ANOTHER SEASON IS UPON US
god i love football
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