2020 SMU Mustangs

Discussion in 'College Football' started by Red Raider, Sep 4, 2020.

  1. Red Raider

    Red Raider Mentor

    Jul 23, 2017
    Since 2005, SMU has started 8, 8, 11, 10, 10, 10, 10, 9, 9, 9, 10, 5, 8, 7, and 8 white starters. In 2020 they look to be at 8 again.

    Buechele is a solid quarterback who should have another good year. TJ McDaniel will be the first RB in the committee, he could have a breakout season. I figured Tyler Page would finally be the starting slot receiver this year but of course they got a JUCO transfer who “has been the best player in camp so far”, so hopefully he can still get reps after being the #2 for three years now.

    On defense, Harrison Loveless has earned a starting job at DT and Turner Coxe returns after two solid starting campaigns in the previous years. Denbow is also in his third year as a starter but he won’t be playing safety like last year, he is their “fox” linebacker which I assume is like a hybrid. One of his backups is Oklahoma transfer Ty DeArman, who is much smaller at 185lbs.

    Players to watch:
    RB Tyler Lavine, WR Tyler Page, TE Tommy McIntyre, OT Ben Sparks, OG Thomas Shelmire, C Cameron Ervin, NT Will Jones, LB/S Ty DeArman, LB Brian Holloway

    QB Shane Buechele (SR)
    RB TJ McDaniel (SO)
    LG Hayden Howerton (SR)
    C Alan Ali (JR)
    RT Beau Morris (SR)

    DT Harrison Loveless (JR)
    DE Turner Coxe (JR)
    LB Trevor Denbow (SR)
    Last edited: Sep 4, 2020
  2. white lightning

    white lightning Hall of Famer Staff Member

    Oct 16, 2004
    Let's all hope that TJ McDaniel has a breakout year. All he needs are the reps. His is from a very athletic family and I was sad he didn't play more last season. I'm hoping for a minimum of 600 yards.

    Your right about Shane Buechele. I've see him play and he has leadership qualites to go along with alot of talent. This should be a fun team to tune in on saturdays to watch!
  3. Leonardfan

    Leonardfan Hall of Famer

    Jul 30, 2006
    Not a bad decision.

    Former Oklahoma redshirt sophomore QB Tanner Mordecai committed to SMU.

    It didn't take long for Mordecai (6'2/208) to make his choice, as two days after announcing that he would be entering the transfer portal the redshirt sophomore was off the board to SMU. A four-star recruit out of high school, Mordecai couldn't get off the bench in Norman, as the Sooners rolled out Kyler Murray, Jalen Hurts and Spencer Rattler as its starting quarterback in the last three seasons. And with Rattler only being a redshirt freshman, Mordecai was unlikely to make the starting job his own. He will look to do just that at SMU, which will have to account for the graduation of starting quarterback Shane Buechele.
  4. Bucky

    Bucky Master

    Jul 20, 2018
    Again not bad. I know SMU has a hotshot Freshman coming in, good situation at QB though depth wise
  5. icsept

    icsept Master

    Oct 12, 2008
    Former Oklahoma tight end Grant Calcaterra who “retired” because of concussions, has transferred to SMU to resume his football career. Great news.

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