2017 College Football Previews

Discussion in 'College Football' started by Leonardfan, Jun 6, 2017.

  1. Leonardfan

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    Hello to all my CF members,

    Just getting the 2017 College Football preview thread started. I will be doing a google doc again and send everyone the link through private message so they can sign up for teams they want and I will update the list on this thread accordingly once I post it. In the next week or so I will get all of that sorted out but I want to drum up interest and get volunteers once again.

    We always have great contributions from Phall, Claimjumper, Jack Lambert, Celticdb to name a few off the top of my head. Heretic also joined in last season and was a great help! I also always like to see new members volunteer and get involved.

    Just reply here if you want to take some teams on. I also will post a basic template to work off of so all the write-ups have the historical data since we have been tracking white starters on teams.

    I realize we are like 3 months away from the beginning of college football but I feel that it takes about 3 months to get all of these teams done. Complete 100% accuracy is not expected either but getting a good idea of a teams racial make up is the main goal. This is something I look forward to every year because it requires a group effort and contributions and kind of brings the site back to life.
     
  2. McCaffrey Dude

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    I will take the SEC since probably no one else will want to. I'll try and keep my hype of players that will probably never really see the field to a minimum or maybe because it is the SEC it won't take very long to do a write up. I would argue that the ACC is blacker than the SEC this year. Trust me.
     
  3. celticdb15

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    Finally its time! Looking forward to helping out as usual.
     
  4. celticdb15

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    I believe it. Caught far too many ACC games last year. Coal dark teams, spread offenses, and piss poor defenses.

    Plus I believe LF noted SEC is loaded with young white QBs leading their squads. Been awhile since we've had that! 9
     
  5. Jack Lambert

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    I'm pretty busy this summer, but I'll take a few of the teams that I usually give write-ups on. I'll take Nebraska, Purdue, Maryland, North Carolina, Army, Michigan State, Indiana, Virginia Tech, Washington, and Notre Dame.
     
  6. Leonardfan

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    Once I get the list up I will add your name for the SEC schools besides Ole Miss and Miss St. I always try to save those for Col. Reb who was the original member who did the write ups if memory serves me correct.
     
  7. Claimjumper

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    I'll start with the Colorado teams (CSU, CU, AFA) and the good ole Black Belt conference lol
     
  8. dolphins15

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    I'll take FIU, FAU, UCF and USF.
     
  9. Extra Point

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    I don't follow college football much. How would one go about researching the numbers of whites on a college roster?
     
  10. Leonardfan

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    Plenty of magazines out their provide a run down and two deep depth chart - Phil Steele's CFB Preview, Athlon Sports Preview, Sporting News Preview. Ourlads is an online resource that can also be used for semi-accurate two deep depth charts as well. Many of the school's will also release depth charts as the season approaches.
     
  11. Leonardfan

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    Try following the below format when doing write ups. If you can go back to the 2016 write up and get the history of the number of white starters. Feel free to put your own input into it as well about certain players, players to watch, players you are a fan of.

    Since 2005, Ohio has started 17, 15, 12, 11, 10, 10,12 14, 12, 9 and 9 whites. In 2016 they are projected to start 11 whites.

    RB AJ Oullette is the one to watch. He was misused last year so hopefully this season he is their primary RB from the start of the season. If so he should easily eclipse 1k yards rushing.

    Players to look out for include WR Jerrid Marhefka, WR Andrew Meyer, TE Mason Morgan, DE Kent Berger, DE Tom Strobel - Michigan transfer, DE Trent Smart, LB Evan Croutch, LB Cody Grilliot, S Grant Cunningham, CB Brad Ellis

    Offense
    QB J.D. Sprague
    RB AJ Oullette
    WR Brendan Cope
    TE Troy Mangen
    LT Joe Lowery
    C Jake Pruehs
    RT Troy Watson


    Defense
    DT Casey Sayles
    DE Kurt Laseak
    MLB Quentin Poling
    LB Chad Moore
     
  12. McCaffrey Dude

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    Not to nitpick but cb Ellis is listed as the starter or battling for the position everywhere I can find it.
     
  13. Leonardfan

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    That was last year's preview. Was using it as an example of how to do the writeups for this year
     
  14. McCaffrey Dude

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    Sorry LF. I missed that. I was wondering why there was no Ohio 2017 mentioned. I owe you 10 push ups. :) On a side note: I have been to Goveneur NY where Brian Leonard grew up. I have been in his house for work while he was at Rutgers and his parents were just the nicest blue-collar people you could ever want to meet. They were not stuck on themselves at all when we asked about their son. I wish more of America was like this.
     
  15. Leonardfan

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    List of all teams and the member who has volunteered to do the write up is in bold.

    Boston College Eagles ACC
    Clemson Tigers ACC
    Duke Blue Devils ACC - Leonardfan
    Florida State Seminoles ACC
    Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets ACC
    Louisville Cardinals ACC
    Miami Hurricanes ACC
    NC State Wolfpack ACC
    North Carolina Tar Heels ACC - Jack Lambert
    Pittsburgh Panthers ACC - Leonardfan
    Syracuse Orange ACC - Vanilla_Sky - Done
    Virginia Cavaliers ACC
    Virginia Tech Hokies ACC - Jack Lambert
    Wake Forest Demon Deacons ACC
    Cincinnati Bearcats The American
    Connecticut Huskies The American
    East Carolina Pirates The American
    Houston Cougars The American
    Memphis Tigers The American
    Navy Midshipmen The American - Vanilla_Sky - Done
    SMU Mustangs The American
    South Florida Bulls The American - Dolphins15
    Temple Owls The American
    Tulane Green Wave The American
    Tulsa Golden Hurricane The American
    UCF Knights The American - Dolphins15
    Baylor Bears Big 12
    Iowa State Cyclones Big 12 - Vanilla_Sky - Done
    Kansas Jayhawks Big 12
    Kansas State Wildcats Big 12
    Oklahoma Sooners Big 12
    Oklahoma State Cowboys Big 12 - Leonardfan
    TCU Horned Frogs Big 12
    Texas Longhorns Big 12
    Texas Tech Red Raiders Big 12
    West Virginia Mountaineers Big 12 - Vanilla_Sky - Done
    Illinois Fighting Illini Big Ten - Phall
    Indiana Hoosiers Big Ten - Jack Lambert
    Iowa Hawkeyes Big Ten - Leonardfan
    Maryland Terrapins Big Ten - Jack Lambert
    Michigan State Spartans Big Ten - Jack Lambert
    Michigan Wolverines Big Ten - Phall
    Minnesota Golden Gophers Big Ten - Phall
    Nebraska Cornhuskers Big Ten - Jack Lambert
    Northwestern Wildcats Big Ten
    Ohio State Buckeyes Big Ten
    Penn State Nittany Lions Big Ten
    Purdue Boilermakers Big Ten - Jack Lambert
    Rutgers Scarlet Knights Big Ten - Phall
    Wisconsin Badgers Big Ten - Celticdb15 - Done
    Charlotte 49ers C-USA - Vanilla_Sky
    Florida Atlantic Owls C-USA - Dolphins15
    Florida International Panthers C-USA - Dolphins15
    Louisiana Tech Bulldogs C-USA - Vanilla_Sky
    Marshall Thundering Herd C-USA - Vanilla_Sky
    Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders C-USA - Vanilla_Sky
    North Texas Mean Green C-USA - Vanilla_Sky
    Old Dominion Monarchs C-USA - Vanilla_Sky
    Rice Owls C-USA - Vanilla_Sky
    Southern Miss Golden Eagles C-USA - Vanilla_Sky
    UAB Blazers C-USA - Vanilla_Sky
    UTEP Miners C-USA - - Vanilla_Sky - Done
    UTSA Roadrunners C-USA - Vanilla_Sky
    Western Kentucky Hilltoppers C-USA
    Army Black Knights Independent - Jack Lambert
    BYU Cougars Independent
    Notre Dame Fighting Irish Independent - Jack Lambert
    UMass Minutemen Independent - Leonardfan
    Akron Zips MAC - - Vanilla_Sky - Done
    Ball State Cardinals MAC - Leonardfan
    Bowling Green Falcons MAC - - Vanilla_Sky - Done
    Buffalo Bulls MAC - Leonardfan
    Central Michigan Chippewas MAC - Celticdb15
    Eastern Michigan Eagles MAC - Leonardfan
    Kent State Golden Flashes MAC - Celticdb15
    Miami RedHawks MAC - Leonardfan
    Northern Illinois Huskies MAC - Celticdb15
    Ohio Bobcats MAC - Leonardfan
    Toledo Rockets MAC - - Vanilla_Sky - Done
    Western Michigan Broncos MAC - Celticdb15
    Air Force Falcons Mountain West - - Vanilla_Sky - Done
    Boise State Broncos Mountain West
    Colorado State Rams Mountain West - Claimjumper
    Fresno State Bulldogs Mountain West - Leonardfan - Done
    Hawaiʻi Rainbow Warriors Mountain West - Leonardfan
    Nevada Wolf Pack Mountain West - Leonardfan
    New Mexico Lobos Mountain West - Leonardfan - Done
    San Diego State Aztecs Mountain West - Leonardfan - Done
    San José State Spartans Mountain West - Leonardfan - Done
    UNLV Rebels Mountain West - - Vanilla_Sky - Done
    Utah State Aggies Mountain West
    Wyoming Cowboys Mountain West - Leonardfan
    Arizona State Sun Devils Pac-12 - - Vanilla_Sky
    Arizona Wildcats Pac-12 - - Vanilla_Sky
    California Golden Bears Pac-12 - Vanilla_Sky
    Colorado Buffaloes Pac-12 - Claimjumper
    Oregon Ducks Pac-12 - Leonardfan
    Oregon State Beavers Pac-12 - Leonardfan
    Stanford Cardinal Pac-12 - Vanilla_Sky
    UCLA Bruins Pac-12 - Vanilla_Sky
    USC Trojans Pac-12 - Leonardfan
    Utah Utes Pac-12 - Vanilla_Sky
    Washington Huskies Pac-12 - Jack Lambert
    Washington State Cougars Pac-12 - Vanilla_Sky
    Alabama Crimson Tide SEC - McCaffreyDude
    Arkansas Razorbacks SEC - McCaffreyDude
    Auburn Tigers SEC - Leonardfan
    Florida Gators SEC - McCaffreyDude
    Georgia Bulldogs SEC - Leonardfan
    Kentucky Wildcats SEC - McCaffreyDude
    LSU Tigers SEC - McCaffreyDude
    Mississippi State Bulldogs SEC - Col. Reb
    Missouri Tigers SEC - McCaffreyDude
    Ole Miss Rebels SEC - Col. Reb
    South Carolina Gamecocks SEC - Leonardfan
    Tennessee Volunteers SEC - McCaffreyDude
    Texas A&M Aggies SEC - McCaffreyDude
    Vanderbilt Commodores SEC - McCaffreyDude
    Appalachian State Mountaineers Sun Belt - Claimjumper
    Arkansas State Red Wolves Sun Belt - Claimjumper
    Coastal Carolina Chanticleers Sun Belt - Claimjumper
    Georgia Southern Eagles Sun Belt - Claimjumper
    Georgia State Panthers Sun Belt - Claimjumper
    Idaho Vandals Sun Belt - Leonardfan
    Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns Sun Belt - Claimjumper
    Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks Sun Belt - Claimjumper
    New Mexico State Aggies Sun Belt - Claimjumper
    South Alabama Jaguars Sun Belt - Claimjumper
    Texas State Bobcats Sun Belt - Claimjumper
    Troy Trojans Sun Belt - Claimjumper
     
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  16. Phall

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    I've claimed Minnesota, Arizona, Rutgers, and Illinois (as well as my regular pièce de résistance regarding Michigan football).

    I think it's great that we are able to cover all D1 teams here (and occasionally a few others!). I like to spend some amount of time crafting clever remarks, but that comes at the expense of free time for other write-ups. Following Leonardfan's simple formula is a terrific and easy way to get the job done.
     
  17. Leonardfan

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    Your Michigan is always a favorite of mine. As always thanks for volunteering to take a few more teams too!
     
  18. Vanilla_Sky

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    I will take the remaining PAC-12 schools and C-USA as well. I'd also be more than willing to help out with the SEC schools.

    Also, I would suggest that nobody use OurLads for previews. I've found them to be incredibly inaccurate with regard to collegiate depth charts. Players with expired eligibility listed, whole positions empty, etc. Typically officially charts will be released either by journalists or team pages on twitter, or on their official website in the media guide.
     
  19. Leonardfan

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    Signed you up for the Pac12 and C-USA schools not yet taken. Thanks again for helping out, you are another one of the members that contributes every year to this project. I forgot to mention you in the original post, sorry about that!

    I also totally agree with trying to get the official charts from team pages on twitter or official sites. The only issue with that is that they are typically released very close to the beginning of the regular season and with 130 teams to do I personally think that as long as the previews get done most of us college fans can go clean up and add to the threads as the season goes on. If anyone does choose to use Ourlads I would recommend using a second source to compare the two depth charts and if questions arise try to find what you on the official site.
     
  20. Leonardfan

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    There are alot of teams left - it would be great to get some contributions from other posters - even a team or two will help us who typically shoulder the load.
     
  21. celticdb15

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    I'd be happy to take on the MAC.
     
  22. Leonardfan

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    You gotta split the MAC with me!!! LOL. Easily my favorite conference to do write ups on - alot of quality QB play that goes overlooked. I felt that Terrell and Rush were draftable prospects last year. You want to split it so we each get 6 teams? If so pick your six and I will claim what is left.
     
  23. celticdb15

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    My bad go ahead brother with the MAC,looking forward to yours and everyone else's write ups. put me down for rest of American Conference!
     
  24. Leonardfan

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    lol we can split the mac man. You can pick your teams and I will take what is left. The American isn't nearly as fun to write up.
     
  25. celticdb15

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    Sounds good to me!
     

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