The Official 2012-2013 College Football Thread

ClutchCityCartelClutchCityCartel HoustonPosts: 21,841 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited March 2012 in From the Cheap Seats
New thread for the new year. All college football news and notes go here. Oh yeah....

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Hook em!

Texas spring game tomorrow.
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  • allday1992allday1992 Posts: 11,682 ✭✭✭✭✭
  • allday1992allday1992 Posts: 11,682 ✭✭✭✭✭
    S/o to USC fo havin some stupid ass doctors

    LMAO @ "he'll never play again"
  • ClutchCityCartelClutchCityCartel HoustonPosts: 21,841 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Ash gotta step it up this year. Our defense too good to not be playing in a BCS game.
    AUSTIN, Texas -- Forgive Alex Okafor if he has to stifle a yawn or two this Sunday.

    It's only because the rising senior has been through this whole spring game thing a time or two before. And because he knows exactly what it will be like for him and most other starters.

    "Vanilla," the defensive end said.

    If only the real Texas games could be so bland and simple. Instead those are fraught with tumult and anxiety at every turn. At least that's the case when the offense is on the field.

    Of course, that was the old offense; the one of 2010 and 2011. Sunday's will be the 2011.5 version. And true enough the play calling, sets and substitutions might be rather vanilla, but there could be a thing or two that might cause an arched eyebrow among the fans.

    The first, as it always is at Texas, is the play of the quarterback. The coaching staff is going to put David Ash in the position to be incredibly successful during this scrimmage. Collectively the quarterbacks were 27-of-44 for 287 yards with a touchdown and a pick in last season's Orange-White game. That Garrett Gilbert threw the pick was part of his natural progression.

    If Ash stays away from the mistakes, it will be part of his natural progression. He started last season with six interceptions before he threw a touchdown pass, and the coaches have been hounding him over the spring to be much more judicious in his selection of throws.

    Ash appears to be taking the lessons in stride.

    "Football is a game where you're never there," he said. "You take steps and steps and steps. Someday you get to a level where you can win a lot of ballgames. But you're never there. So I'm just working on everything."

    He might be working in the pocket more than usual this spring game, just so the coaches can see what he looks like in that scenario. In other words, Texas has to see what it truly has headed into the summer. To that end, look for Ash to get 20 to 25 pass attempts.

    That should help the wide receivers as well.

    "We are trying to prove that we can pass the ball and have an evenly split offense between running and passing," wide receiver Jaxon Shipley said.

    The running backs -- Joe Bergeron and Malcolm Brown -- are an established commodity, so there is not too much anticipation surrounding what their performances might be or even signal Sunday.

    In fact most of the offensive personnel is the same, with the exception of Donald Hawkins at left tackle and M.J. McFarland at tight end. The reviews for both throughout the spring have been positive.
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    Brendan Maloney/US PresswireDonald Hawkins stepped in and is starting at left tackle and will get a chance to shine against the first-teamers.

    Hawkins, a junior college transfer, came in with a rather large opinion of himself that caught the other linemen off guard, according to Trey Hopkins.

    But, Hopkins added, Hawkins has lived up to the hype and they have started to understand and appreciate his personality in the huddle.

    The coaches are interested in watching McFarland as a blocker. They know he is a solid receiver. But they worry about his ability to seal the edge and will try to get some plays on film that require him to do just that.

    Defensively, lineman Brandon Moore and linebacker Steve Edmond are the two players to watch.

    "Everybody knows he has a lot of power behind him," Hopkins said of Moore. "What you don't realize is how quick he is."

    Moore has been going against the second team offensive line and dominating throughout the spring. Sunday could bring an opportunity to see him against starting offensive linemen Mason Walters, Hopkins and Dominic Espinosa.

    As for Edmond, this should be the first chance for fans to get a true glimpse at what a destructive force he can be at linebacker. Kenny Vaccaro has been effusive in his praise, calling Edmond, pound for pound, the best athlete on the team.

    If the defense is allowed to blitz -- that could be very limited to make sure the QBs have success -- Edmond's abilities will become very apparent, very quickly.
    Chef_Taylor
  • Chef_Taylor Chef_Taylor Young King.....pay me in gold Posts: 26,584 ✭✭✭✭✭
    We in this bitch!!!C/S about ash hustle...fuck we got a championship defense and a papa johns bowl quarterback...ash better get on his shit because when swoopes step in next year...its over with.
  • ClutchCityCartelClutchCityCartel HoustonPosts: 21,841 ✭✭✭✭✭
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    ^ Malcom Brown, no steroids! Just #28!

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    ^ We aint playing out here!

    S/O to soujourner
    s0j0urner
  • Chef_Taylor Chef_Taylor Young King.....pay me in gold Posts: 26,584 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Harsin says he will use d.j. monroe more in the offensive shemes...he shouldve done that last year kid is to explosive not to have the ball in his hands other than kickoffs.
  • BDBIIDBDBIID 5* Poster. Ranked #1 ESPNU150,Rivals,247Sports. Uncommitted. The Fieldhouse. Posts: 13,433 ✭✭✭✭✭
  • greenwood1921greenwood1921 Posts: 47,115 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Time to bring the Big XII championship back to the RIGHT side of Oklahoma.


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  • Chef_Taylor Chef_Taylor Young King.....pay me in gold Posts: 26,584 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Sticky!!!!
  • ClutchCityCartelClutchCityCartel HoustonPosts: 21,841 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Time to bring the Big XII championship back to the RIGHT side of Oklahoma.


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    Time to remove the Big XII championship from the state of Oklahoma completely!
  • ClutchCityCartelClutchCityCartel HoustonPosts: 21,841 ✭✭✭✭✭
    doubletee wrote: »
    Harsin says he will use d.j. monroe more in the offensive shemes...he shouldve done that last year kid is to explosive not to have the ball in his hands other than kickoffs.

    I wanna see how he's gonna use Malcolm Brown, J.Gray, and Joe B. I heard they might run some diamond formation.
  • greenwood1921greenwood1921 Posts: 47,115 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Jordan Jumpman post...

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  • MR.CJMR.CJ Posts: 52,019 ✭✭✭✭✭
    here comes oklahoma vs texas again
  • s0j0urners0j0urner Posts: 1,732 ✭✭✭✭
    edited March 2012
    @ t/s, I didn't know that you bled burnt orange!

    Lesson in UT Football History:
    True Freshman Stats:

    Earl Campbell: 929 yds, 5.7 ypc, 6 TD
    Ricky Williams: 990 yds, 6.0 ypc, 8 TD
    Cedric Benson: 1053 yds, 4.7 ypc, 12 TD
    Jamaal Charles: 878 yds, 7.4 ypc, 11 TD

    Maclolm Brown: 1032 yds, 5.0 ypc, 6 TD (on pace for in 12 games)

    The hell do you post a video? Can someone post this video for me?

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    Everyone in the CS laughed at me when I said that #28 was one of the best RB in past few years, watch out for MB! This kid is special.

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    MB for Heisman

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  • greenwood1921greenwood1921 Posts: 47,115 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 2012
    ESPN'S Way Too Early top 5

    1. LSU
    Believe it or not, the Tigers might be even stronger in 2012 than they were in 2011. LSU might bring back seven starters on both offense and defense, although junior cornerback Morris Claiborne is considering entering the NFL draft. The Tigers will have to find a new quarterback with both Jordan Jefferson and Jarrett Lee leaving. Georgia transfer Zach Mettenberger and incoming freshman Gunner Kiel will be the top candidates to start under center next season. Linebackers Stefoin Francois and Ryan Baker will have to be replaced, but six defensive starters and five top backups were freshmen or sophomores in 2011. After playing Pac-12 champion Oregon and Big East champ West Virginia this past season, LSU has a 2012 schedule that doesn't look nearly as daunting. The Tigers will play eight home games, and they'll play at SEC West foes Texas A&M and Arkansas.

    2. USC Trojans:
    Quarterback Matt Barkley's surprising decision to return to USC for his senior season puts the Trojans right in the thick of the BCS title race. USC is expected to bring back nine starters on both offense and defense, although replacing All-American offensive tackle Matt Kalil won't be easy. USC is expected to return its leading rusher, top three receivers, four starting offensive linemen and five of its top six tacklers. That's a recipe for success. The Trojans were one of the country's younger teams this past season, with 10 freshmen and sophomores starting. The Trojans will play six home games and six road games in 2012, including a Sept. 15 road trip to Stanford and a Nov. 3 home game against Oregon. Most importantly, USC will be eligible to play in the postseason after NCAA sanctions prevented the Trojans from playing in bowl games each of the past two seasons.

    3. Alabama Crimson Tide:
    After winning the BCS national championship on Monday night, the Crimson Tide figure to take a step back in 2012. But with the way coach Nick Saban and his staff have recruited, it's hard to imagine Alabama slipping too far. The Tide might lose as many as seven starters on offense (if junior tailback Trent Richardson enters the NFL draft, as expected) and as many as seven on defense (if junior linebacker Dont'a Hightower and junior cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick go pro). The good news: All-American offensive tackle Barrett Jones already said he's coming back to school, and quarterback AJ McCarron was only a sophomore this past season. The Tide open the 2012 season against Michigan in Arlington, Texas, on Sept. 1 and play only four true road games, including trips to Arkansas on Sept. 15 and a stop at LSU on Nov. 3.

    4. Oregon Ducks:
    Oregon, a three-time defending Pac-12 champion, should be an overwhelming favorite to win the Pac-12 North again. But the Ducks might have to beat the Trojans twice in 2012 to win the conference, first at USC on Nov. 3 and again in the Pac-12 championship game. The Ducks are expected to bring back six starters on both offense and defense. All-time leading rusher LaMichael James already has announced he's leaving to enter the NFL draft as a junior, but speedy De'Anthony Thomas and Kenjon Barner will form a potent tailback duo. Quarterback Darron Thomas should be even better as a senior, and Oregon's defense was much improved after rebuilding before the 2011 season. Oregon will play a soft nonconference schedule (home games against Arkansas State, Fresno State and FCS foe Tennessee Tech), and five of its first six games will be played at Autzen Stadium.

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    5. Oklahoma Sooners:
    The Sooners fell short of their lofty No. 1 preseason ranking, but a 10-3 finish wasn't bad, especially after OU lost its leading rusher and top receiver to season-ending injuries. Quarterback Landry Jones' decision to return means OU will have one of the country's most explosive offenses, even without all-time leading receiver Ryan Broyles. Four starting offensive linemen are expected back, as well as young receivers Kenny Stills and Jaz Reynolds. Top tailback Dominique Whaley also is coming back from a broken ankle. There are a few key pieces to replace on defense -- ends Frank Alexander and Ronnell Lewis and linebacker Travis Lewis. OU's schedule for 2012 hasn't been finalized, but it figures to be more difficult with TCU and possibly West Virginia (if the Mountaineers can leave the Big East) joining the Big 12. The only finalized game to date is an Oct. 27 home contest against Notre Dame.
  • Chef_Taylor Chef_Taylor Young King.....pay me in gold Posts: 26,584 ✭✭✭✭✭
    That diamond is going to be nice...nigga might bring back the wing-t and that infamous Texas power i formation
  • ClutchCityCartelClutchCityCartel HoustonPosts: 21,841 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Any good opening weekend games this year?
  • allday1992allday1992 Posts: 11,682 ✭✭✭✭✭
  • greenwood1921greenwood1921 Posts: 47,115 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Any good opening weekend games this year?

    Niggas sleeping on that OU vs. Florida A&M game.

    We gon get killed...
























    ...At halftime. lmao
  • allday1992allday1992 Posts: 11,682 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Bama vs Michigan might be the only good game








  • ClutchCityCartelClutchCityCartel HoustonPosts: 21,841 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 2012
    I know we play Ole Miss this year. Eli coming back for one game.
  • peagle05peagle05 The People's Mod Posts: 25,041 Regulator
    i didnt watch much of maryland last year so someone tell me if danny o'brien is worth a damn.
  • greenwood1921greenwood1921 Posts: 47,115 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Just proves we got better mods now.

    We didn't get a sticky last year until after like 50 pages.
  • MR.CJMR.CJ Posts: 52,019 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Any good opening weekend games this year?

    bama vs michigan in cowboys stadium
  • BDBIIDBDBIID 5* Poster. Ranked #1 ESPNU150,Rivals,247Sports. Uncommitted. The Fieldhouse. Posts: 13,433 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 2012
    peagle05 wrote: »
    i didnt watch much of maryland last year so someone tell me if danny o'brien is worth a damn.

    From what I watched of him he's an average college QB.
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