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    As always, I won't be doing write ups on everything. There's just no time for it but I will when I can which may be less often this year. Feel free to post some good angles or info on games. My plays usually range from 1 unit to 5 units.

    8/31

    1st play - coming out of the gate with a big one

    TENNESSEE VOLS -3 -115 4 units

    I made my usual trips to different spring practices this year & caught a few this summer. There is no team that improved more than Tennessee. I feel like I have a good handle on them as I went to several practices and sat in on meetings. This is the most talented Tennessee team I've seen in at least 10 years. They feel like they have alot to prove and they do. Injuries killed this team that had no depth last year. LB Herman Lathers missed the entire season, the team's best player Justin Hunter went down in the 3rd game, & Tyler Bray broke his thumb in the 5th game. UT started a true freshmen, Worley, at QB for the majority of those games and Bray was never the same after returning for the final 2. UT had 10 starters coming back on offense before the SEC's leading WR Da'Rick Rogers was booted for failing multiple drug tests. The absence of Rogers will hurt a little but he has been a cancer and they have had a contingency plan for playing without him all along. That's why they went out and got the number 1 JUCO WR Cordarelle Patterson. The coaches feel he has all the tools and has learned the offense quickly. NC ST does sport an impressive secondary. They are one of the most dangerous secondaries in the country. Last season, NC St led the NCAA with 27 interceptions, including All-American junior David Amerson, who had 13 picks. With the top 3 WRs for UT at 6'3" 200lbs or better and running in the 4.4s along with Rivera at TE (ranked 3rd in the SEC in receptions and yardage among TEs), they will be facing a different animal. HUnter is easily the best of them. According to ESPN's Chris Low: "Had it not been for the injury, the general feeling around the SEC is that the 6-4, 200-pound Hunter would have emerged as perhaps the most feared big-play threat in the league last season." Hunter is also a 7'2" high jumper to boot.
    The most impressive improvement on offense though has been in the running game. Neither team did well running the football last season but the Vols made this their priority in spring practice and summer camp. I've never seen an OC smile as much as Jim Chaney after summer camp. He knows he has some serious firepower. THe young offensive line is now a little older, bigger, and stronger averaging 319 lbs. Tailback Rijon Neal has all the tools to be a great SEC back but had fumblitis in the past. He went all spring & summer without fumbling. IN 2011, NC State recorded 40 sacks but UT's offensive line only gave up 18 while playing the nation's best defenses in LSU, Alabama, South Carolina, & Georgia. NC State suffered a big losses at linebacker which I think is key to this game. Audie Cole & Terrell Manning both opted for the NFL. Cole led the team in tackles with 108. I believe the Vols will move the ball on the ground.
    The big improvement on defense came on the defensive line. TN has changed over from the 4-3 to DC Sal Sunseri's 3-4. The 3 starting defensive linemen check in at 970 lbs headed by JUCO stud Daniel McCullers at 6'7" 377. However, the best unit on the defense is the LBers which may turn out to be the best in the SEC this year. Heart and soul Herman Lathers is back after missing 2011 calling the defense but last years stud freshmen Curt Maggit and freshman All-American AJ Johnson will be the two to watch after a year of experience. It will be a tall task to run on this unit. Last season NC St QB Mike Glennon threw for over 3000 yds and completed over 62% of his passes. However, His big weakness is his ability to escape the pass rush. He was sacked 32 times last year. 4 year starter and 2nd team all SECer Prentiss Wagner at 6'2' will be solid at right corner and 2nd team freshman All-American Brian Randolph will be slober knocking at free safety.

    I had a few more things to say about NC St but I'm running out of time and this is too long already but inexperience, injuries, youth, and depth have been the key issues for Tennessee the last 2 seasons but not so much now. Having to play so many young guys will prove to be huge this season as these kids are all sophomores and juniors. Also, let's not forget a weaker UT team blew out BCS team Cincinnati while at full strength and without their best players were tied with Georgia and Alabama at the half, was down by 4 to South Carolina at the half, & 10 to LSU at the half. From what I've seen, I expect Tennessee to pound the ball early and let Bray get comfortable before setting up playaction. Justin Hunter will haul in some big plays and the vols will win the battles at the line of scrimmage. The Vol defense can adjust to their new scheme they will shut down the NC St run game and force NC st to throw leading to turnovers. I fully expect them to win by a TD or more.

    I have to get on the road. Good luck.
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    he's back!

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    as always seer very impressive

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    how well did you do last year seer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coach Potato View Post
    how well did you do last year seer?
    It wasn't terribly bad but I had my first losing season since the '06 season. I bet alot of dogs and the top 10 teams kicked my ass last year. Teams like Stanford, Oregon, Oklahoma St, etc. were covering monster spreads like it was going out of style. I think there will be some adjustment this year by odds makers with more over inflated numbers. We'll see.

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    Welcome back Seer. Love this time of year.

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    Who do not like this stuff

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    Seer, how many curls can you do with a 20 lb dumbell?

    Seer is it true that you once power cleaned an olympic barbell with 2 45's on each side (225) while two freshmen punters hung onto either ends?

    Seer glad to hear your father pulled through man

    18 months ago my father was hospitalized with blood clots in his lungs and they realized he had suffered at least one minor heart attack in the years prior to him finally getting medical attention.

    he too pulled through and I call him pretty much daily and tell him I love him, and I try to monthly fly in for a few days or make the chicago-pittsburgh drive to spend some time fishing, golfing, gardening, watching games with him...

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    Glad your back. Good luck this season!

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    Saloon this shit

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Kraken View Post
    Saloon this shit

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    who is seer??? how the fukk do you sit in on meetings at tennesee???

    i have a feeling seer is todd blackledge

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    Good pick. Does SEC continue to destroy the ACC as usual with Auburn?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunde91 View Post
    Good pick. Does SEC continue to destroy the ACC as usual with Auburn?
    I think so. Watkins out really hurts the big play ability of Clemson.

    Auburn +2 -105 1 unit

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    adding:

    Mississippi -19.5 1 unit

    Hugh Freeze likes to score is a great offensive mind. He'll do what he can to satisfy the fan base tonight.

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    Memphis is depleted of talent. UTM is actually a very competitive 1 AA school. It wouldn't surprise me for them to win straight up. Plus, it's where I played my first 2 years of college ball! I am real familiar with both of these school.. I have former players at both.

    UT Martin +10 -110 1 unit

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    last game today

    Michigan +13 -105 1 unit

    Bama lost alot of studs from last year's team. They've got alot of talent to replace them but with not much experience and it will probably take a couple of games them to get settled in. I expect a little hangover too after winning the National championship.
    This should be a low scoring game and that is too many points. I can only go one unit though after Michigan lost tailback Toussaint for the game. Michigan will come into this game with more to prove than Alabama. This one should be close.

    GL, on to tomorrow

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    2-2. Not bad. Survive and advance

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    welcome back Seer. Go vols.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Romanov View Post
    2-2. Not bad. Survive and advance
    Yeah, I was dead wrong about Bama & Michigan & knowing what I knew I should have made a bigger wager on UT Martin. Hindsight is 20/20 though.

    SUnday:

    SMU +7.5 1 unit


    Texas transfer Garrett Gilbert will have adequate weapons in RB Zach Line and Wr Darius Johnson. The Mustangs also return key players off the defensive unit that finished 2nd in total defense in CUSA. For Baylor, 8 starters return from a pitiful defense that surrendered a school record 6,350 yards last season. Baylor will also be breaking in a new QB that has nowhere near the talent RG III. I like SMU for the outright win but I'll take the TD cushion.

    GL today fellas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chaseman View Post
    welcome back Seer. Go vols.
    thanks man

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    Welcome back Seer

    Go ahead and give us a line for the Bama vs Fla St game as the BCS in Jan.

    Best of luck this season

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    seer, don't like the avatar. urlacher is a world-class prick

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    Saying that hindsight is 20/20 is such a common phrase but couldn't be more untrue. Nowhere near 20/20.

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    Seer is rock solid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NittanyLionsFan View Post
    Saying that hindsight is 20/20 is such a common phrase but couldn't be more untrue. Nowhere near 20/20.
    in hindsight im sure your parents would have used a rubber or just aborted you..
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    Nah bro they love me. That's why they put me through 5th grade, which is where I learned to type and speak better English than you can.

    #actmoreblacktho

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    Thank you, Seer. Your write-ups are interesting reads! Hope to see more!

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