We did this last year, and I don’t know if anyone else liked it, but Mike and I did, so we’re bringing it back! We’ll go through each game of the season and make our predictions for how the year will play out for both Alabama and Tennessee. Then each week, we’ll review our predictions for that week and figure out if we were wrong or just horribly, unforgivably wrong.

We’ve gone through Alabama’s season. It’s Tennessee’s turn to go under our dull, rusty knife.

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We did this last year, and I don’t know if anyone else liked it, but Mike and I did, so we’re bringing it back! We’ll go through each game of the season and make our predictions for how the year will play out for both Alabama and Tennessee. Then each week, we’ll review our predictions for that week and figure out if we were wrong or just horribly, unforgivably wrong.

With that, we bring you Alabama.

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Here is the link:

 

Some interesting notes:

 

Da’Rick Rogers is not on there. (More on that as we learn)

Big Dan McCullers is starting in the middle, let the Terrence Cody comparisons begin.

Justin Coleman is bracketed at one corner with Marsalis Teague.

Byron Moore and Brent Brewer are bracketed at strong safety spot.

Today we review the twelfth SEC team in our series, the LSU Tigers. Other reviews so far:

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Biggest Loss
I hope this is nobody. If you are missing somebody from a 5-7 team, then you aren’t gonna be very good this year either. But for the sake of argument, I am going to say Malik Jackson. He seems like he would be a perfect defensive end in the new 3-4 system being instituted by Sal Sunseri.

I also sincerely hope the biggest loss is NOT Justin Wilcox, or this is going to be a long season.

Most Important Returning Player
Tyler Bray. Is he the guy that torched Memphis, Cincinnati, Ole Miss and Kentucky in 2010? Is he the guy who struggled at times? He didn’t even play against ‘Bama or LSU last year, and he struggled with UGA and Florida. It’s put up or shut up time for Bray.

Are we gonna be stuck with this guy…

Or this guy, the guy who throws darts?

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Today we review the twelfth SEC team in our series, the LSU Tigers. Other reviews so far:

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Biggest Loss
Isaiah Crowell, he missed two games last year and still had 901 yards on the ground as a true freshman. It’s safe to say that Bulldog nation had high hopes for Crowell heading into his sophomore year. Alas Crowell was arrested on multiple weapons charges, and dismissed from the school on June 29th.
You know as well as I do that this is the SEC, if a guy was going to be the best running back in the conference (arguably anyway), and he still got kicked out of school, whew, that must have been some serious trouble he was in.
Crowell’s departure means that the Georgia rushing attack will fall onto the small but fast shoulders of senior Carlton Thomas, and true freshmen Todd Gurley of Tarboro, NC. The good news for Bulldog fans is that running back is one of the easiest positions for a true freshman to make a huge impact: See Lewis, Jamal, Lattimore, Marcus or Crowell, Isaiah.
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UPDATE: So, I apparently accidentally overwrote this post before. Thankfully, I was able to find a version to republish. Apologies that the comments for this post now will appear on the LSU post that will be published in the next couple days. I may be able to reallocate them but for now, we’ll just have to wait.  (comments have now been corrected) Again, my sincere apologies.

Today we review the tenth SEC team in our series, the Arkansas Razorbacks. Other reviews so far:

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Kevin Norwood helps Tyrann Matthieu get something off the top shelf.

An LSU player gets kicked off the team, an Alabama player clears a roster spot for “family and personal reasons” and Auburn is being investigated by the NCAA again. Football must be right around the corner.

Biggest Loss
Jeff Demps and Chris Rainey tied. Two players who had legitimate take-it-to-the-house-potential every time they touched the ball. These two guys were the last remaining threats from the Urban Meyer era. Nobody on the Gators currently has that kind of firepower. No, Trey Burton, I didn’t forget about you. It remains to be seen if it bothers the them much. Rainey finished the 2011 campaign with 861 yards rushing, 381 receiving and 206 more on returns. Demps had 569 yards rushing, 172 yards receiving and 250 yards in returns, they also combined for eleven touchdowns. That’s a lot of production to replace.
(The Amazing thing to me, is that Demps was decided to opt for a track career instead of an NFL career, of course, after watching the Olympics the last couple of weeks, I can see the allure there. Demps will be competing in the 4×100 relay for the USA this week, good luck there Jeff!)

Jeff Demps went from one of my least favorite teams to my all time favorite. Good Luck in London!

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