Category: Opponent Preview

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…

Opponent Preview – Boston College

Boston College Eagles 2014 Record: 7-6 (4-4, ACC Atlantic) OFFENSE Scheme: There really is no surprise here: BC is going to run the ball early and often. Head coach Steve Addazio might have his teams line up in fancy spread formations,…

Opponent Preview: Texas State

Texas State Bobcats 2014 Record: 7-5 (5-3, Sun Belt) OFFENSE Scheme: Head coach Dennis Franchione (remember him?) was one of the first proponents of the spread offense way back in his days at TCU and although his Bobcat offenses have embraced…

Opponent Preview: Florida Gators

Florida Gators 2013 Record: 4-8 (3-5 SEC) OFFENSE Scheme: Yes, last year’s abysmal offensive showing was due largely to injuries at pretty much every offensive position, but fans were disaffected with departed coordinator Brent Pease’s offense regardless. To be fair to…

Opponent Preview: Miami Hurricanes

Miami Hurricanes  2013 Record: 9-4 (5-3 ACC) OFFENSE Scheme:  When James Coley was lured from FSU to return to his hometown, many wondered what kind of offense the Hurricanes would run. After all, head coach Al Golden favored a more…

Opponent Preview – Virginia Cavaliers

Virginia Cavaliers 2013 Record: 2-10 (0-8 ACC) OFFENSE Scheme: Virginia’s offense is a pro-style system that closely resembles a West Coast offense in that it is often passes to set up the run, but mostly dinks and dunks down the field.…

Opponent Preview: Louisville Cardinals

Louisville Cardinals 2013 Record: 12-1 (7-1 AAC) OFFENSE Scheme: The Cardinals have gone from having one of the best QBs in college football to having one of the best offensive minds as the head coach. Hiring Bobby Petrino to replace…

Opponent Preview: NC State Wolfpack

North Carolina State Wolfpack 2013 Record: 3-9 (0-8 ACC) OFFENSE Scheme: When Dave Doeren was hired to replace Tom O’Brien, part of the reason was due to Doeren’s success at Northern Illinois, but part was surely the up-tempo, high scoring spread…

Opponent Preview – Clemson Tigers

Clemson Tigers  2013 Record: 11-2 (7-1 ACC)  OFFENSE  Scheme: Offensive coordinator Chad Morris is one of the best in the business, plain and simple. Sure, his offense has struggled against Florida State and South Carolina in recent games and did not…