Full marks to LSU and in particular, their defensive line, who controlled the game and made Florida’s offense struggle all day. The Tigers definitely proved me wrong. However, at the same time I give praise to the LSU defensive line, I have to criticize Urban Meyer for being unprepared, unwilling to change and producing overrated recruiting classes.
Unprepared: How could be possibly not be ready for the fake field goal near the end of the game? It was unlikely that the Tigers were going to kick a 53 yard field goal even with LSU having one of the best kickers in the country in Josh Jasper. Additionally, Les Miles had called a similar play against South Carolina in 2007. I even called the fake field goal and I am no Div. 1 head coach.
Unwilling to change: Clearly John Brantley is not Tim Tebow, cannot run Keep Reading…
This game features a matchup of two of the most overrated teams in the nation. Florida got exposed last week and this week it will be LSU’s turn. LSU sneaked out a win in Tiger Stadium last week against the Vols in spite of Les Miles. However, they will have no such luck this week in the Swamp against a Florida team that got steamrolled by Alabama. While Florida is unquestionably inferior to an excellent Alabama team, in my mind they are definitely superior to a gloried LSU team who has wins over North Carolina, West Virginia, and Tennessee teams all having down years. While I know that LSU can only beat who they play, I see this game against Florida being the first of 3-4 losses for LSU as they still have an incredibly difficult SEC schedule left against Florida, Auburn, Alabama and Arkansas. They will lose at least Keep Reading…
Position: OT School: Arkansas Height: 6’5" Weight: 315 lbs Class: RS-Senior 40 time: 5.18 All-Star Game: — Team Captain: — Overall Grade: -.– Draft Projection: —
Non-position specific categories
Category Max. Value Grade Height/Weight 6 – Speed 8 – Quickness/Agility 10 – Strength/Explosion 10 – Athletic Ability 8 – Durability 8 – Character 6 – Production/Experience 6 – Toughness 8 – Potential 10 –
Offensive Lineman Specific Categories Category Max. Value Grade Pass Blocking 10 – Run Blocking 10 – Awareness 8 – Hand Placement 6 – Pulling/Trapping/Second Level 6 – Footwork 8 – Leverage 8 –
Explanation of Player Grading System
Love possesses excellent size, strength and athleticism. He exhibits decent quickness off the line however at times is slow to react to the snap. Makes use of his long arms effectively, as he does a Keep Reading…
The game pretty much played out like I thought it would with Stanford and Oregon being close throughout, and then Oregon taking over at the end of the game. I was surprised at how the Ducks came out early giving up 21 points to Stanford (not sure why, they seem to get behind every week) but as I mentioned, the Ducks just had too many athletes for Stanford to complete against.
Analysis of Prospects
Andrew Luck Best quarterback in the nation for the first 3 quarters but fell apart near the end of the game when he was trying to bring his team back. The most glaring weakness in his game is his arm. I counted 4 times he tried to throw a deep ball and each time it hung up, resulting in a ball that was knocked down, a completion, an interception, and an overthrow. In the Keep Reading…
Stanford vs. Oregon
A game that will go a long way in determining the PAC-10 champion, this game features the likely first QB taken in next April’s draft, one of the best backs in the nation, and two teams that are expected to put up a whole lot of points. This game will not lack in entertainment.
Andrew Luck: The majority of scouts see Andrew Luck (if he declares) as the top QB in the 2011 draft. He possesses very good mechanics, high football IQ and good decision making, especially when compared to Locker and Mallett. This game represents to Luck a chance to prove that he deserves being the #1 rated QB, facing what will be Stanford’s stiffest competition of the year. Locker and Mallett struggled in each of their team’s biggest game of the year; let’s see if Luck can prevent it from happening Keep Reading…