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Early Big East 08-09 predictions


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What I want....

 

1. South Florida

2. West Virginia

3. Cincinnati

4. Pittsburgh

5. Louisville

6. UConn

7. Rutgers

8. Syracuse

 

Call me crazy, but what I think will happen ...

 

1. Cincinnati

2. West Virginia

3. South Florida

4. Pittsburgh

5. Louisville

6. UConn

7. Rutgers

8. Syracuse

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1. Wva - they still have a boat load of talent

2. Uconn - returns a ton of players. Also was in every game last season

3. South Fla.- Has the talent to win it.

4. UofL - Depth is an issue, but the offense still has plenty of playmakers

5. Pitt - Only reason I don't have them 1st is because of the head Coach

6. Cincinnati - Good enough to win the conference, but not sure if the believe they can

7. Rutgers - have good defense but this conference will have to much fire power

8. Syarcuse - this team scares me. You just don't know if they will show up from week to week

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1. Wva - they still have a boat load of talent

2. Uconn - returns a ton of players. Also was in every game last season

3. South Fla.- Has the talent to win it.

4. UofL - Depth is an issue, but the offense still has plenty of playmakers

5. Pitt - Only reason I don't have them 1st is because of the head Coach

6. Cincinnati - Good enough to win the conference, but not sure if the believe they can

7. Rutgers - have good defense but this conference will have to much fire power

8. Syarcuse - this team scares me. You just don't know if they will show up from week to week

 

Problem is, the Cuse have not showed up in about 150+ weeks now :lol:

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2. Uconn - returns a ton of players. Also was in every game last season

Might want to fact check that one... ;)

6. Cincinnati - Good enough to win the conference, but not sure if the believe they can

 

I assure you they do...

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1. South Florida

2. West Virginia

3. Pitt

4. Cincy

5. Louisville

6. Rutgers

7. UConn

8. Syracuse

 

USF return practically their entire offense and have George Selvie on defense.

WV...will be interesting to see what changes WV makes this year if any.

Pitt was very close last year, closed strong, and have LeSean McCoy.

Cincy, lost about half of their "O" and "D". Avoided injury bug for much of last year, and if Mauk doesn't return, they will be asking a lot out of Demetrius Jones.

Louisville, No issue with Hunter Cantwell, but may have serious issues on defense.

Rutgers may not be as down as many think without Rice.

UConn...back to the bottom...

Syracuse...can they climb out of the cellar?

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If Jones steps in where Mauk left off I'm going with UC. QB will be the lingering question, but UC is loaded everywhere else.

 

Loaded?

It will be interesting to see how their defense evolves. Dantonio built that defense and recruited for it. Can and will Kelly be able to do the same?

They lose Craig and Hoke from the DE positions, and they lose Nakamura.

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Loaded?

It will be interesting to see how their defense evolves. Dantonio built that defense and recruited for it. Can and will Kelly be able to do the same?

They lose Craig and Hoke from the DE positions, and they lose Nakamura.

They return the other 8 starters on D including All American candidates Mickens and Byrd. They also add OSU transfer Underwood and are in position to add a few former highly rated guys at DE by August. Barwin has really taken to the DE position and Nelms was very disruptive backing up Hoke and Craig last year.

 

There is a very good chance All BE CB DeAngelo Smith moves back to S to replace Haruki and Underwood would take his CB spot. I am concerned with the D in another year, but for now, yes they are loaded...

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1. South Florida

2. West Virginia

3. Pitt

4. Cincy

5. Louisville

6. Rutgers

7. UConn

8. Syracuse

 

USF return practically their entire offense and have George Selvie on defense.

WV...will be interesting to see what changes WV makes this year if any.

Pitt was very close last year, closed strong, and have LeSean McCoy.

Cincy, lost about half of their "O" and "D". Avoided injury bug for much of last year, and if Mauk doesn't return, they will be asking a lot out of Demetrius Jones.

Louisville, No issue with Hunter Cantwell, but may have serious issues on defense.

Rutgers may not be as down as many think without Rice.

UConn...back to the bottom...

Syracuse...can they climb out of the cellar?

The issue is replacing that one offensive starter not coming back, OT Walt Walker. He was key last year. The 3 games they lost, were when Walt was hurt.
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The issue is replacing that one offensive starter not coming back, OT Walt Walker. He was key last year. The 3 games they lost, were when Walt was hurt.

And like UC will face next year, they are losing two big time players at CB. I'm interested to see how that impacts Selvie's production...

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And like UC will face next year, they are losing two big time players at CB. I'm interested to see how that impacts Selvie's production...
One corner is a reload, Jerome Murphy. He was primary backup at CB last year and came in as nickle on passing downs. He may be a little small, but is fast as lightning. He had 2 forced fumbles and 2 interceptions last year. The strength of the secondary is the safeties, though. Nate Allen, the guy pictured in my post in the Phil Steele thread, and Carlton Williams both return. Having said that, the Bulls did have a bunch of DBs redshirt last year, so there are a lot of question marks.

Oh yeah, Delbert Alvarado is back as the kicking heart attack. :scared:

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