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#11 Carolina Husker

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Posted 14 September 2009 - 12:01 PM

I'm under no illusions that VT's front 7 is anything but very good. I think you guys have some weaknesses in your secondary, but that can be remedied with great pass rush and QB pressure.

I'm pretty confident in our O-Line, and I think our OC Watson is one of the 10 best in the country. He should have some nice wrinkles in place in case Lee is taking too much heat. In all honesty, I think this is our best offense since 2001 when Crouch won the Heisman. If we can run the ball, get TEs and WRs into the seams and take some pressure off Lee, we finally have the speed at WR with Paul and Gilleyen to take some shots downfield.

Like I said, our D-line, especially Suh, is very strong, and should be able to get to Taylor. The issue will be stopping him from taking off when he's outside of the pocket. I'm most worried about our LBs making tackles and not getting out of assignment when he does.

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Posted 14 September 2009 - 12:52 PM

Cal - Minnesota - Upset Alert in Minneapolis. First big win in the new stadium.

Tulsa - Oklahoma - Golden Hurricane can score. Game has potential to be tight a lot longer than people think.

USC - Washington - Trojans would like to make ex-OC Sarkisian's start in Pac-10 play a bad one.

Arizona - Iowa -.This game could be a springboard for the winner's chances in their conference play.

UConn - Baylor - Robert Griffin's made Baylor a tough out. A 2-0 start and he may have them thinking bowl.

Texas Tech - Texas - Won't match last year's all-timer, but Tech will know where they stand.

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Posted 14 September 2009 - 01:10 PM

Just list some games you are excited to see this weekend. Mine are...

Tennessee at Florida- Of course I want to see this because I want as many points scored against Kiffin who couldn't keep his mouth shut this offseason.

Florida State at BYU-Can BYU keep their BCS hopes alive?

Nebraska at Virginia Tech- Good ranked matchup. Good to see Nebraska back in national prominence.

Any others you guys are interested in?


I just don't understand this. Why has everyone been so up-in-arms over Kiffin's statements? When he said he'd be singing Rocky Top all night after beating Florida this year, he was obviously just trying to rally a room full of fans. What coach doesn't sell an idea like that to his players/fans? Kiffin's speech just got aired on every TV outlet in the world.
As for mentioning that Meyer had violated a recruiting rule by calling Nu'keese Richardson while he was on his official visit to Tennessee, he was again...talking to a room full of Tennessee fans. He was mistaken about the violation, but still, he hadn't even called to "report" Meyer. He was simply trying to motivate a depressed fanbase. Turns out, it isn't a RULE, it is just in bad taste to call a recruit while they are on a visit to another school.
Why is it so taboo to try and motivate your home fans? Get over it!

Now, on a separate note...Tennessee has a 0% chance of keeping this game close. Jonathan Crompton is simply the worst QB to EVER play at Tennessee. We have backups, but they won't throw them in for their first game against the best team in the country. I fear a brutal beat down this weekend. Tennesse should not throw the ball more than like five times in the entire game.

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Posted 14 September 2009 - 03:57 PM

I just don't understand this. Why has everyone been so up-in-arms over Kiffin's statements? When he said he'd be singing Rocky Top all night after beating Florida this year, he was obviously just trying to rally a room full of fans. What coach doesn't sell an idea like that to his players/fans? Kiffin's speech just got aired on every TV outlet in the world.
As for mentioning that Meyer had violated a recruiting rule by calling Nu'keese Richardson while he was on his official visit to Tennessee, he was again...talking to a room full of Tennessee fans. He was mistaken about the violation, but still, he hadn't even called to "report" Meyer. He was simply trying to motivate a depressed fanbase. Turns out, it isn't a RULE, it is just in bad taste to call a recruit while they are on a visit to another school.
Why is it so taboo to try and motivate your home fans? Get over it!

Now, on a separate note...Tennessee has a 0% chance of keeping this game close. Jonathan Crompton is simply the worst QB to EVER play at Tennessee. We have backups, but they won't throw them in for their first game against the best team in the country. I fear a brutal beat down this weekend. Tennesse should not throw the ball more than like five times in the entire game.


Not taboo at all. I just advise you keep your mouth shut about Florida. Especially a first year head coach with a less than average football team. He can say what he wants, he just needs to understand that Urban Meyer takes any extra motivation he can get to hang a lot of points on you. That is all.

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Posted 19 September 2009 - 05:52 PM

Ladies and Gentlemen - playing the role of 2006 and 8 Oregon St. and 2007 Stanford - the Washington Huskies.

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Posted 19 September 2009 - 06:12 PM

Another great weekend of college football.
And now we have night games. WOOOO