Category: Opponent Preview

Opponent Preview – Florida Gators

Florida Gators 2016 Record: 9-4 (6-2, SEC East Champs) OFFENSE 2016 Review/Scheme: The knock on the Gators under both Will Muschamp and now Jim McElwain has been inconsistency and, at times, ineptness on offense. McElwain was hired, I would argue,…

Opponent Preview – Clemson Tigers

Clemson Tigers 2016 Record: 14-1 (7-1, ACC Champs, National Champs) OFFENSE 2016 Review/Scheme: Going in to the 2016 season, everyone knew that Clemson’s title chances hinged on the health and production of QB DeShaun Watson and the 2016 stats bear…

Opponent Preview: Syracuse Orange

Syracuse Orange 2016 Record: 4-8 (2-6, ACC Atlantic) OFFENSE 2016 Review/Scheme: Syracuse broke from tradition when they hired Dino Babers, an air raid guy who had worked under Art Briles at Baylor before landing head coaching jobs at Eastern Illinois…

Opponent Preview – Louisville Cardinals

Louisville Cardinals 2016 Record: 9-4 (7-1, ACC Atlantic) OFFENSE 2016 Review/Scheme: Through the first ten games of 2016, Louisville probably had the best offense in all of college football. In seven of the first ten games, the Cards scored at…

Opponent Preview – Duke Blue Devils

Duke Blue Devils 2016 Record: 4-8 (1-7, ACC Coastal) OFFENSE 2016 Review/Scheme: Injuries, youth, and a lack of depth all conspired to make the Duke offense take a step back last year. The Blue Devils often started fast, but faded…

Opponent Preview – N.C. State Wolfpack

North Carolina State Wolfpack 2016 Record: 7-6 (3-5 ACC) OFFENSE 2016 Review/Scheme: After making strides for three straight years on this side of the ball, Dave Doeren’s team took a step backwards last year. It probably didn’t help the optics…

Opponent Preview – Miami Hurricanes

Miami Hurricanes 2016 Record: 9-4 (5-3 ACC) OFFENSE 2016 Review/Scheme: Although Thomas Brown is listed as the offensive coordinator, head coach Mark Richt is the playcaller. Part of the reason Richt was run out of Athens was because of his…

Opponent Preview – Louisiana-Monroe

Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks 2016 Record: 4-8 (3-5, Sun Belt) OFFENSE 2016 Review/Scheme: When Matt Viator was hired to be the head coach at ULM, from nearby FCS powerhouse McNeese State, he hired Matt Kubik as offensive coordinator. Kubik had been very…

Opponent Preview – Alabama

Football season is around the corner and, as such, I appreciate you all humoring me and allowing me to once again post my annual preview series. Honestly, I really like doing these to get a better grasp of what FSU…

Opponent Preview: Wake Forest

Wake Forest Demon Deacons 2014 Record: 3-9 (1-7, ACC Atlantic) Scheme: Head coach Dave Clawson, like seemingly all the rest of the country, runs a variation of the spread offense. As an interesting aside, Clawson was one of the first…