As sick as Vince is this year, for him to come back and dominate the college game next year its hard not to think the Horns could go wire to wire as number one.BigMike said:I like the teams you guys are throwing out there...but I still like the 3 I put out there. USC loses Leinart and Bush...but they still will likely return LenDale White, and at QB they've got some studs that just haven't played yet...one of them is sure to pan out. They also return Jarrett, the nation's best receiver, and Steve Smith, and quite a bit defensively. A lot of their stellar recruits haven't hit the field yet, and they're sure to have some young studs next year.
Texas's offense could be lethal next year. Charles is back, and IMO, so is Vince Young. I don't think he's a sure-fire 1st round pick at this point. If they don't win the NC I think he returns.
Notre Dame gets EVERYone back, except Mo Stovall and possibly Fasano (he has another year of eligibility I heard.) Plus, they get Rhema McKnight back as well...who, heading into this season, was the only proven playmaker they had on offense. Quinn will likely come back, Walker is back, Samardzija is back, McKnight is back, and defensively they return the majority of the studs in Tom Z, Abiamiri, Trevor Laws, Ambrose Wooden, etc. Nearly every key cog in Weis' system is coming back. I'd almost pick them to win it, but there are some questions about who will fill-in along the offensive line.
Yes. They've basically been put on the backburner this season and they are what, #3 in the BCS? They'll be right there. Texas will as well if Young comes back. Auburn will be better as their young QB matures. LSU will be right there. Notre Dame will be right there. I'd say Michigan but their two biggest games (ND, OSU) are on the road so I'll take a wait and see approach with them. USC will still be good but people are kidding themselves if they don't think the program will take a step back with Leinart and Bush gone. Booty has proven NOTHING so far and doesn't deserve the benefit of the doubt from anyone. Sanchez may end up starting when everything is said and done. White is most likely going to come back but it's not a lock. He is 1st round material and could come out if some scout convinces him that he's going to go high in the draft. The backups aren't on par with Bush and White. Jarrett and Smith are back but their best TE, Byrd, is gone. The OL could lose 3 key players in Matua, Justice, and Lutui. Most of the defense returns and it will be a very strong unit but losing arguably the best player in college football (Bush) and a great QB and a guy that has started every game for 3 straight years will really hurt USC. They've been able to rely on Bush like a crutch over the years. Anytime they needed a big play, they just gave it to Reggie. He singlehandedly won them the Notre Dame and UCLA (last year) games. Leinart has pulled them out of several close games himself. Another QB might have wilted under similar circumstances. Plus, they have huge heads at USC right now. Everyone in the program. They are due for a letdown. I think they'll lose more than one game next year.TheATLien said:Can't sleep on The U..
They have basically been one fluke FSU loss away from an undefeated season, and Wright maturing will only make their offense that much more dangerous.