We start with our picks at nine and ten and will add two more every couple of days after.
Dave’s Pick #9
Yes I know, Glenn Dorsey is gone and the Tigers need to find a quarterback. But the Tigers have done some great recruiting and have a stock-pile of talent ready to blossom. The defensive line is loaded as is the offensive line. And as we have learned, the Tigers get their fair share of skill talent that knows how to score.
Bottom Line: It won’t take long to see why Miles stayed away from
Sam’s Pick #9
New offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach Tony Franklin isn’t completely sold on Kodi Burns running his spread offense, though Burns did make strides with the new system during the spring. Running the ball shouldn’t be a problem for the Tigers though, as top backs Brad Lester, Ben Tate and Mario Fannin will be running behind five returning starting offensive linemen. Sophomore wide receiver Terrell Zachary could emerge as a big playmaker for the Tigers after spending most of last season ineligible. Six of the back seven returns for the
Bottom Line: Tommy Tuberville’s Tigers get to face LSU,
Dave's Pick #10
The ACC is weak and the Tigers are ready to take advantage of it and win their first ACC championship since 1991. The biggest question for the Tigers comes from its offensive line, but the team is loaded with offensive talent as seven starters will return to the squad including quarterback Cullen Harper. The defense brings back eight players and is poised to have Tommy Bowden at the top of the conference.
Bottom Line: It’s time for Tommy Bowden to get the job done at Clemson. All the pieces are in place for a top season and the biggest question is if his recruiting efforts have given him some offensive line talent. If not this could be the year Bowden will be looking for a new home.
Sam’s Pick #10
Reigning Fiesta Bowl Champions, the Mountaineers will miss Steve Slaton, who departed early for the NFL. However, Noel Devine will be the new number one man in the backfield alongside quarterback Pat White, so
Bottom Line: In his first year as a head coach, Bill Stewart will need his young defense and brand new receiving core to play their hearts out if the Mountaineers are to finish on top in the Big East again.