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Phil Steele's Magazine ∙ 2018's Top College Football Teams ∙ SEC Analysis

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    mulegator Neanderthal Ninja Vigilante Moderator VIP Member

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    Agree.
    Don't sleep on Missouri.
    #28 in Steele's Power Poll.
    Good/great passing game.
    The Tigers will be in the hunt.
    Missouri has one of the most talented offenses in the SEC -- nine starters returning from last season’s explosive offense. 1,000 yard runner Damarea Crockett returns after missing last season with an injury. If the Gators sleep on Missouri, we'll have a home loss for Homecoming.

    Steele:
    This year they are #21 on my Experience Chart with 16 returning starters including QB Lock. Mizzou was -3 Net Upsets and despite a 4-4 SEC record were +47.1 ypg both good signs. This is Barry Odom’s best team and Drew Lock is back and they only face 5 or 6 teams that I project for a bowl this year. Odom was better equipped than most first year head coaches as he was the DC here in '15 (knew personnel). They did lose 4 of their top def guys to injury prior or during the year, so they only went 4-8. Last year they rated a strong +4.0 on my Stock Market Indicator and ranked #19 on my Exp Chart. They had 15 ret starters, but opened 1-5. They dominated a soft 2H schedule to go 6-0 before dropping their bowl. Mizzou was -3 Net Upsets and despite a 4-4 SEC record were +47.1 ypg both good signs. This is Odom's best team yet and it should be B2B bowls, but last year they were 0-6 vs teams with winning records and 7-0 vs teams with losing records. Look for the Tigers to play better vs the big boys and have a solid season.

    Missouri's national rankings by positions
    Quarterbacks - 5
    Running Backs - 43
    Receivers - 12
    Offensive Line - 10
    Defensive Line - 42
    Linebackers - 44
    Defensive Backs - Not ranked in top 51
    Special Teams - 11
     
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    Remember the first time we played against Drew Lock when he was a freshman? Even though our Defense had our way with him, he had undeniable poise and ability. It seems the guys who have it, it just pops out at you right away.
     
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    Phil Steele's Toughest Conferences

    1. SEC
    2. Big Ten
    3. ACC
    4. PAC 12
    5. Big 12
    6. American
    7. MW
    8. CUSA
    9. MAC
    10. Independent
    11. Sun Belt
     
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    OFFENSE

    QB
    13 FELEIPE FRANKS SO. 6-5 227 PS#6. 8 st, 1438 (55%, 9-8) LY.

    14 Emory Jones (6'2" 192 Fr) PS#6. IFS '18.

    11 Kyle Trask (6'4" 239 So) PS#122. PS#28.

    42 Nick Sproles (6'2" 211 So).

    RB
    25 JORDAN SCARLETT JR. 5-10 213 PS#14. 9 st, 1070 (5.0) F2Y. RS LY.

    20 Malik Davis (5'11" 195 So) PS#80. 2 st, 526 (6.7) true.

    22 Lamical Perine (5'11" 221 Jr) PS#77. 8 st, 983 (4.3) 2Y.

    Adarius Lemons (6'1" 200 So) PS#20.

    WR
    17 KADARIUS TONEY SO.5-11 194 PS#50QB. 2 st, 152 (10.1) true.

    9 Dre Massey (5'9" 186 Sr) PS#28JC. 1 st, 149 (13.5) LY.

    18 Daquon Green (6'1" 195 So) PS#23.

    Joshua Tse 5'7" 186 rFr.

    Glenn Jarriel 5'8" 173 Jr.

    WR
    87 Van Jefferson Jr. 6-2 192 PS#16. 15 st, 999 (11.0) 2Y at Ole Miss. Trans here '18.

    16 Freddie Swain (6'0" 194 Jr) PS#49. 4 st, 214 (13.4) 2Y.

    83 Rick Wells (6'0" 202 So) PS#82.

    38 Anthony Giglia (5'11" 187 Sr).

    WR
    89 TYRIE CLEVELAND JR. 6-2 205 PS#20. 4 st, 298 (21.3) '16. 8 st, 410 (18.6) LY.

    10 Joshua Hammond (6'1' 186 Jr) PS#36. 11 st, 423 (13.2) 2Y.

    81 Trevon Grimes (6'5" 214 So) PS#3. 2 gm, 3 rec Ohio St LY. Trans here '18.

    TE
    80 C'YONTAI LEWIS SR. 6-4 235 PS#35. 12 st, 259 (11.7) '15-'16. 11 st, 42 (6.0) LY.

    82 Moral Stephens (6'4" 251 Sr) PS#17. 3 st, 155 (22.1) 3Y.

    88 Kemore Gamble (6'3" 245 rFr) PS#14.

    45 RJ Raymond (6'2" 248 Sr).

    C
    59 TJ McCOY JR. 6-1 314 PS#280. 4 st, 7 gm '16. 9 st, 9 gm LY.

    66 Nick Buchanan (6'2" 283 Jr) PS#439. 3 gm L2Y.

    71 Nick Villano (6'2" 312 Jr).

    LS
    41 Ryan Farr (6'0" 223 Sr).

    LS
    49 Jacob Tilghman (6'1" 208 Jr).

    RG
    74 FREDRICK JOHNSON SR. 6-6 330 PS#203. 2 st RT, 8 gm true. 8 st (6RG, 2RT), 12 gm '16. 10 st RG, 11 gm LY.

    53 Kavaris Harkless (6'5" 310 Sr) PS#101. 2 st, 12 gm 3Y.

    TJ Moore (6'6" 290 rFr) PS#38.

    Houston Underwood (6'2" 291 Jr).

    LG
    61 BRETT HEGGIE SO. 6-3 330 PS#73. 8 st, OFY (knee) LY.

    64 Tyler Jordan (6'4" 309 Sr) PS#75. 3 st, 14 gm true. 8 st, 11 gm '16. 3 st (2C, 1RG), 11 gm LY.

    Chris Bleich (6'5" 330 Fr) PS#54.

    LS
    Brett Dioguardi (6'3 230 So).

    RT
    65 JAWAAN TAYLOR JR. 6-5 360 PS#115. 11 st RT, 13 gm Frosh AA true. 11 st (10RT, 1LT) LY.

    55 Noah Banks (6'7" 305 Jr) PS#21JC.

    Richard Gouraige (6'5" 271 Fr) PS#8.

    James Washington (6'1" 241 rFr).

    LT
    73 MARTEZ IVEY SR. 6-5 315 PS#1. 8 st true. 12 st LG, 2nd Tm SEC '16. 11 st (10LT, 1LG), 2nd Tm SEC LY.

    79 Jean Delance (6'5" 314 So) PS#30. 2 gm true at Texas. Trans here '17 (RS).

    72 Stone Forsythe (6'7" 329 So) PS#117.

    K
    Evan McPherson Fr. 6-0 166 PS#1. Made 60 yd FG as HS Sr.

    98 Jorge Powell (5'10" 177 Sr) 8 gm, 2-3 fg 3Y.

    79 Daniel Justino (5'8" 168 So).

    71 Chris Howard (6'1" 214 rFr).

    86 Jacob Finn (6'2" 188 So).


    DEFENSE

    DE
    92 JABARI ZUNIGA JR. 6-3 245 PS#347. 4 st, 25 tkl, 5 sk, 3.5 tfl '16. 6 st, 34 tkl, 4 sk, 4 tfl LY.

    90 Antonneous Clayton (6'3" 254 Jr) PS#21. 14 gm, 10 tkl 2Y.

    Zachary Carter (6'4" 270 rFr) PS#17.

    Keivonnis Davis (6'4" 253 Jr) ? w/inj '18.

    NT
    54 KHAIRI CLARK SR. 6-2 315 PS#22. 4 st, 32 tkl '15-'16. 11 st, 13 tkl LY.

    57 Elijah Conliffe (6'4" 317 So) PS#69. 8 gm, 2 tkl true.

    55 Kyree Campbell (6'3" 305 So) PS#71. 9 gm, 12 tkl, 1.5 tfl true.

    Tanner Rowell (6'2 298 So).

    DT
    56 Tedarrell Slaton So. 6-6 344 PS#94. PS#13. 11 gm, 11 tkl true.

    98 Luke Ancrum (6'5" 262 Jr) PS#258.

    91 Marlon Dunlap (6'3" 328 So) PS#171. 7 gm, 4 tkl true at N Carolina. Trans LY here '17 (RS).

    93 Moses Gordon (6'0" 278 Jr).

    WLB
    96 CECE JEFFERSON SR. 6-1 242 PS#5. 10 st, 59 tkl, 5 sk, 10 tfl F2Y. 8 st, 47 tkl, 4.5 sk, 9 tfl LY.

    99 Jachai Polite (6'2" 260 Jr) PS#94. 4 st, 33 tkl, 4 sk, 5 tfl L2Y.

    50 Jeremiah Moon (6'4" 228 So). 5 st, 23 tkl, 1 tfl LY.

    Andrew Chatfield is PS#19.

    ILB
    11 VOSEAN JOSEPH JR. 6-1 226 PS#97. 1 st, 13 tkl true. 10 st, 55 tkl, 4 tfl LY.

    44 Rayshad Jackson (6'0" 217 Jr) PS#307.

    41 James Houston (6'1" 226 rFr) PS#60.

    40 Nick Smith (6'1" 213 rFr) PS#123.

    59 Danny Weldon (6'0" 225 Jr).

    ILB
    33 DAVID REESE JR. 6-0 239 PS#44. 4 st, 49 tkl true. 11 st, 102 tkl, 10 tfl, 2nd Tm SEC LY.

    28 Kylan Johnson (6'1" 236 Jr) PS#148. 7 st, 56 tkl, 5.5 tfl L2Y.

    51 Ventrell Miller (5'11" 222 rFr) PS#68.

    Lacedrick Brunson (6'1" 229 rFr).

    STAR
    23 CHAUNCY GARDNER-JOHNSON JR. 6-0 207 PS#12. 3 st, 32 tkl, 3 pbu, 3 int true. 11 st, 58 tkl, 6 tfl, 7 pbu, 2 int last year.

    30 Amari Burney (6'1" 224 Fr) PS#25.

    12 CJ McWilliams (5'11" 171 So) PS#239. 7 gm, 2 tkl LY.

    Brandon Ackerman (5'11" 221 rFr).

    CB
    3 MARCO WILSON SO. 6-0 178 PS#39. 13 st, 34 tkl, 10 pbu true.

    Justin Watkins (5'11" 172 Fr) PS#10.

    6 Brian Edwards (6'2" 183 So) PS#91. 10 gm true.

    47 Austin Perry (5'9" 172 rFr).

    43 Nicholas Sutton (5'9" 181 So).

    CB
    5 CJ HENDERSON SO. 6-1 182 PS#60. 5 st, 22 tkl, 4 pbu, 4 int, 2nd Tm SEC true.

    35 Trey Dean (6'2" 181 Fr) PS#50.

    David Reese (6'1" 213 Fr) PS#84.

    87 Patrick Moorer (6'1" 155 Fr).

    39 Brady Walters (5'11" 176 Sr).

    SS
    23 JAEWON TAYLOR JR. 6-0 187 PS#74. 11 gm, 7 tkl true. 5 st, 34 tkl LY.

    20 Shawn Davis (5'11" 190 So) PS#79. 1 st, 11 tkl true.

    27 Quincy Lenton (5'11" 202 So).

    Nick Oelrich (6'2" 187 So).

    19 Jack Ruskell (6'2" 195 rFr).

    FS
    2 Brad Stewart So. 6-0 191 PS#38. 11 gm, 13 tkl true.

    13 Donovan Stiner (6'1" 194 So) PS#173. 11 gm, 9 tkl true.

    John Huggins (6'0" 200 Fr) PS#206.

    26 Robert Clay (5'10" 183 Jr).

    46 Will Thomas (5'9" 237 So).

    P
    88 Tommy Townsend Jr. 6-1 196 PS#7. RS at Tennessee '15. Trans here '16 (DNP). DNP LY.

    97 Jon Gould (6'0" 181 Jr) DNP 2Y.

    86 Jacob Finn (6'2" 180 So).

    Daniel Justino (5'8" 160 So).

    Chris Howard (6'1" 214 rFr).

    TOO MUCH INFO AND NOT ENOUGH SPACE...…
    You’ll find more information packed into these 352 pages than in any of my competitors’ publications. To do that, I had to cut somewhere, so I have used a lot of abbreviations in the upcoming pages. Most are obvious, but here is a complete list of the abbreviations used:
    A Neutral but opp has fan edge
    AA All-American
    AC All-Conference
    ACL Anterior Cruciate Ligament
    AD Athletic Director
    AG Away Game
    ALL’D Allowed
    ALL’G Allowing
    ALT’D Alternated
    APR Academic Progress Rate
    AQ Automatic Qualifier
    ATT Attempt or Attendance
    AVG Average
    B2B Back-to-Back
    BAN Bandit
    BKP Backup(s)
    C Center
    CAR Career
    CB Cornerback
    CCH Coach
    CONC Concussion
    CONSEC Consecutive
    CONV Conversion/Converted
    COY Coach of the Year
    DC Draft Choice or Def Coordinator
    DD Double Digit
    DE Defensive End
    DL Defensive Line/D-Line
    DNL Did Not Letter
    DNP Did Not Play
    DNQ Did Not Qualify
    DNR Did Not Return
    DPOY Defensive Player of Year
    DT Defensive Tackle
    EOY End of Year
    EXP Experience
    EZ End Zone
    F/ First
    FB Fullback
    FD First Down (out’FD)
    FF Forced Fumble
    FG Field Goal
    FGA Field Goal Attempt
    FGM Field Goal Made
    FHG Final Home Game
    FL Flanker
    FMBL Fumble
    FPI ESPN Football Power Index
    FPOY Frosh Player of the Year
    FR Freshman/Fumble Rec
    FS Free Safety
    GA Graduate Assistant
    GBG Garbage
    GL Goal Line
    GUB Game Under their Belt
    GS Grayshirt
    GTD Game Time Decision
    GW Game Winning † Neutral but decided fan edge
    HB Halfback/H-Back
    HC Homecoming
    HC Head Coach
    HG Home Game
    HM Honorable Mention
    HS High School
    HT Highly Touted Athlete (also Home Team & Halftime)
    HUNH Hurry Up No Huddle
    IFS In For Spring
    ILB Inside Linebacker
    INC Incomplete
    INCL Including
    INEL Ineligible
    INT Interception
    IB I-back (running back)
    JC Junior College Transfer
    JR Junior
    JUCO Junior College Transfer
    JV Junior Varsity
    KD Knockdown for an OL
    K/P Kicker/Punter
    KO Kickoff
    KO’d Knocked-Out
    KR Kick Return
    KRD Kick Return Defense
    L 1L,2L,3L,4L (letters earned)
    L/ Last or Long
    LETT Lettermen
    LB Linebacker
    L/M Lettermen
    LOS Line of Scrimmage
    LS Long Snapper
    LT Left Tackle
    LTH Last Time Here
    LTT’D Lettered
    LW Last Week
    LY Last Year
    MCL Medial Collateral Ligament
    MedRS Medical Redshirt
    MIT Most Improved Teams
    MLB Middle Linebacker
    MIP Most Improved Player
    MOV Margin Of Victory
    MSN Mission
    MTG Meeting
    NB Nickel Back
    NG Nose Guard
    NL No Line
    NON-AQ Non-BCS/Conf & FCS foe
    NOR Not On Roster
    NR Not Ranked
    NT Nose Tackle
    OC Offensive Coordinator
    OFS Out for Spring
    OFY Out for Year
    OG Offensive Guard
    OL Offensive Line/O-Line
    OLB Outside Linebacker
    OOB Out of Bounds
    OPOY Offensive Player of Year (or W=Week)
    OPP Opponent
    OT OffensiveTackle
    OT Overtime
    P5 Power Five (schools)
    PA Points Against
    PAT Points After Touchdown
    PBU Passes Broken Up
    PD Passes Defended (pbu+int)
    PDR Pass Defense Rankings
    PEN Penalty
    PF Points For PLY’R(s) Player/Players
    POG Player of the Game
    POS Position
    POW Player of the Week
    POY Player of the Year
    PPG Points Per Game
    PQ Partial Qualifier
    PR Punt Return
    PR Power Ratings
    PRD Punt Return Defense
    PS# Phil’s ranking out of HS
    PSL Projected Starting Lineup
    PT Playing time
    PT/PTS Point/Points
    POW Player of Week
    QB Quarterback
    QBH Quarterback Hurries
    QBR Quarterback Rating
    RB Running Back
    REC Receiver, Reception, Record
    REC’D Record or Recovered
    RET Return
    RET STS Returning starters
    RFR Redshirt Frosh
    RG Road Game(s)
    RM Return Man
    RND Round
    ROV Rover
    RS Redshirt or Return Specialist
    RT Right Tackle
    RZ Red Zone
    S Safety s/ Since
    SB Slotback
    SCHL School
    SCHLP Scholarship
    SCRIM Scrimmage
    SE Split End
    SK Sack/SKS-Sacks
    SO Sophomore
    SOD Stopped on Downs
    SOS Strength of Schedule
    SPD Speed
    SPG Spring
    SR Senior
    SS Strong Safety
    SSN Season
    STC Special Teams Coordinator
    ST’D Started
    ST’G Starting
    STK Streak
    ST Special Teams
    ST Starts
    ST’R Starter
    str Straight
    STR Special Teams Ratings
    STPOY Special Teams Player of Year
    SUSP Suspended/Suspension
    TB Tailback/Touchback
    TD Touchdown
    TE Tight End
    TFL Tackle For Loss
    TKL Tackles
    TKL’R Tackler
    TOP Time of Possession
    TO Turnovers or Timeout
    TPG Tackles Per Game
    THN Tough hard nosed
    TRANS Transfer
    TRUE True Frosh
    TTL Total
    TY This Year
    UFA Undrafted Free Agent
    VHT Very Highly Touted (Top Recruit)
    VL Vertical Leap w/ With
    WC Wildcat or West Coast (offense)
    WK Week
    W/O Without or Walk-On
    WR Wide Receiver
    XP Extra Point
    XPNG Extra Point No Good
    YAC Yards after contact
    YD Yard/YDS-Yards
    YDG Yardage
    YPC Yards per Carry/Catch
    YPG Yards per Game
    YPP Yards per Point/Punt
    YPR Yards per Return
    YRLY Yearly
    1H 1st Half, (2H) 2nd Half
    1Q 1st Quarter (2Q, 3Q, 4Q)
    2PT 2 point conversion
    2PTNG 2 point conversion no good
    † Neutral Site
    ’ Half (#/#)
    on O-LINE Writeups= Starts ‘15/career 3
     
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    Teams With Greatest Chance of Better Record Than Last Year

    1. Florida (44)
    2. California (43)
    3. UTEP (41)
    4. ULM (38)
    5. Nevada (34)
    6. Iowa (32)
    7. Syracuse (31)
    8. Boston College (28)
    9. Coastal Carolina (26)
    10. Ga Southern (26)
    11. North Carolina (25)
    12. Navy (23)
    13. Old Dominion (23)
    14. E Michigan (23)
     
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    STEELE'S MOST IMPROVED TEAMS

    1. Florida
    2. Utah State
    3. North Carolina
    4. Colorado
    5. Georgia Southern
    6. ODU
    7. Nebraska
    8. ULM
    9. Miami, Oh
    10. Indiana
    11. California
    12. Arkansas
    13. UNLV
    14. W Michigan
    15. Buffalo
     
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    PHIL STEELE'S 2018 PRESEASON SEC TEAM

    1ST TEAM ∙ 2ND TEAM ∙ 3RD TEAM ∙ 4TH TEAM

    QB

    Jarrett Stidham, Auburn ∙ Drew Lock, Missouri ∙ Tua Tagovailoa, Alabama ∙ Nick Fitzgerald, Mississippi St
    RB
    Benny Snell, Kentucky ∙ Aeris Williams, Mississippi St ∙ Damarea Crockett, Missouri ∙ Kam Martin, Auburn
    RB
    Damien Harris, Alabama ∙ DeAndre Swift, Georgia ∙ Jordan Scarlett, Florida ∙ Devwah Whaley, Arkansas
    WR
    AJ Brown, Ole Miss ∙ Jhamon Ausbon, Texas A&M ∙ Johnathon Johnson, Missouri ∙ Darius Slayton, Auburn
    WR
    Emmanuel Hall, Missouri ∙ Ryan Davis, Auburn ∙ Mecole Hardman, Georgia ∙ Bryan Edwards, South Carolina
    WR
    Deebo Samuel, South Carolina ∙ DK Metcalf, Ole Miss ∙ Jonathan Giles, LSU ∙ Kalija Lipscomb, Vanderbilt
    TE
    Albert Okwuegbunam, Missouri ∙ CJ Conrad, Kentucky ∙ Dawson Knox, Ole Miss ∙ Jace Sternberger, Texas A&M
    C
    Ross Piershbacher, Alabama ∙ Lamont Galliard, Georgia ∙ Elgton Jenkins, Miss St ∙ Trystan Colon-Castillo, Missouri
    OL
    Martez Ivey, Florida
    ∙ Erik McCoy, Texas A&M ∙ Javon Patterson, Ole Miss ∙ Bruno Reagan, Vanderbilt
    OL
    Hjalte Froholdt, Arkansas ∙ Keaton Sutherland, Texas A&M ∙ Sadarius Hutcherson, S Carolina ∙ Badara Traore, LSU
    OL
    Greg Little, Ole Miss ∙ Tre Smith, Tennessee ∙ Tre’Vour Wallace-Sims, Missouri ∙ Stewart Reese, Mississippi St
    OL
    Jonah Williams, Alabama ∙ Brian Wallace, Arkansas ∙ Andrew Thomas, Georgia ∙ Jedrick Willis, Alabama
    DL
    Montez Sweat, Mississippi St ∙ Landis Durham, Texas A&M ∙ Jabari Zuniga, Florida ∙ Derrick Brown, Auburn
    DL
    Jeffrey Simmons, Mississippi St ∙ Benito Jones, Ole Miss ∙ McTelvin Agim, Arkansas ∙ Kingsley Keke, Texas A&M
    DL
    Terry Beckner, Missouri ∙ Isaiah Buggs, Alabama ∙ Tyler Clark, Georgia ∙ Braxton Hoyett, Mississippi St
    DL
    Raekwon Davis, Alabama ∙ Josh Allen, Kentucky ∙ Marlon Davidson, Auburn ∙ Randy Ramsey, Arkansas
    LB
    Charles Wright, Vanderbilt ∙ DeAndre Walker, Georgia ∙ Anfernee Jennings, Alabama ∙ Cece Jefferson, Florida
    LB
    David Reese, Florida
    ∙ De’Jon Harris, Arkansas ∙ Mack Wilson, Alabama ∙ Cale Garrett, Missouri
    LB
    Devin White, LSU ∙ Dylan Moses, Alabama ∙ Terez Hall, Missouri ∙ TJ Brunson, South Carolina
    LB
    Tyrel Dodson, Texas A&M ∙ DJ Wonnum, South Carolina ∙ Deshaun Davis, Auburn ∙ Dre Greenlaw, Arkansas
    DB
    Greedy Williams, LSU ∙ CJ Henderson, Florida ∙ Ken Webster, Ole Miss ∙ Marco Wilson, Florida
    DB

    DeAndre Baker, Georgia ∙ Mark McLaurin, Mississippi St ∙ Saivion Smith, Alabama ∙ Javaris Davis, Auburn
    DB
    Mike Edwards, Kentucky ∙ Grant Delpit, LSU ∙ Nigel Warrior, Tennessee ∙ Jaylon Jones, Mississippi
    DB
    JR Reed, Georgia ∙ Chauncey Gardner-Johnson, Florida ∙ Santos Ramirez, Arkansas ∙ Kisean Nixon, South Carolina
    K
    Rodrigo Blankenship, Georgia ∙ Daniel LaCamera, Texas A&M ∙ Cole Tracy, LSU ∙ Brent Cimaglia, Tennessee
    P
    Corey Fatoney, Missouri ∙ Joseph Charlton, South Carolina ∙ Braden Mann, Texas A&M ∙ Tommy Townsend, Florida
    KR

    Deebo Samuel, South Carolina ∙ De’Vion Warren, Arkansas ∙ Mecole Hardman, Georgia ∙ Ty Chandler, Tennessee
    PR
    Richaud Floyd, Missouri ∙ Mecole Hardman, Georgia ∙ Dedrick Thomas, Mississippi St ∙ Trevon Diggs, Alabama
    LS
    Blake Ferguson, LSU ∙ Thomas Fletcher, Alabama ∙ Jack Propst, Ole Miss ∙ Austin Frey, Texas A&M
     
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    That's because Winners (e.g. professionals like I used to be) don't fly in to Gamble for a few days, but stay in town and rarely use cabs. My ex-wife and I used Bicycles because Vegas is a small and relatively flat city (unlike Reno, which is small, but only flat from around the Airport to Downtown and to Sparks).

    Personally, I've watched many idiots take a cab to their casino, and lose their entire betting pool at a Craps Table within an hour. Most people aren't smart enough to realize that luck runs hot and cold, and if they're cold, which everyone is sometimes in every session, you can easily lose it all.

    ALWAYS, ALWAYS, ALWAYS divide your available Betting $ into at least 4 Pools and then divide each of those into 20 equal sized bets. If you lose one pool quarter, take a break, see a show, go elsewhere and only then try again. Although not quite as ultimately profitable if you go on an incredible run (say 7 wins in a row or more), the most efficient way to increase bet size is after winning one, add half of your winnings to your prior bet. When you're on a winning run (runs occur with a fair degree of frequency in all things both practically and statistically, but they are usually 4 or fewer wins/losses in a row).
     
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    OK admit it Bazz.
    You miss the disco daze .. dayz.
    [​IMG]

     
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    Those were some good days, Mule......:emoji_jeans:
     
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    OK Where were we ??

    NCAA EXPERIENCE CHART
    RANK ∙ TOTAL PTS ∙ SENIOR ST’R 2-D PTS ∙ % LTR RET RANK ∙
    % YDS RET RANK ∙ % TKL RET RANK ∙ OL CAR STS RANK

    4 Florida 79.1 ∙ 5 4 66 ∙ 73.6% 38 ∙ 75.0% 40 ∙ 78.5% 15 ∙ 112 9
    5 Mississippi St 78.9 12 4 78 77.8% 13 92.5% 4 77.1% 20 76 51
    21 Missouri 73.5 9 5 68 73.9% 37 76.4% 36 69.6% 43 96 29
    22 Texas A&M 72.4 7 3 55 76.4% 21 72.1% 50 83.0% 10 96 29
    29 South Carolina 70.2 9 4 65 80.9% 3 99.6% 1 55.3% 95 71 62
    46 Arkansas 65.8 10 2 62 76.3% 23 67.1% 64 76.6% 23 76 51
    50 Alabama 64.8 8 4 70 71.2% 53 76.9% 34 41.4% 126 103 13
    58 Vanderbilt 63.3 12 3 68 67.1% 83 62.0% 75 51.7% 107 97 25
    63 Mississippi 61.9 8 4 66 65.9% 95 57.3% 85 56.2% 89 102 15
    70 Auburn 60.0 6 3 59 69.9% 64 77.8% 32 69.5% 44 40 114
    80 Georgia 57.7 7 7 65 60.2% 123 62.2% 73 50.2% 110 69 64
    87 Tennessee 56.1 5 4 61 66.2% 91 53.2% 91 69.8% 41 51 95
    99 Kentucky 54.6 9 4 61 68.2% 74 42.8% 104 71.2% 36 60 80
    129 LSU 35.1 3 1 47 64.4% 101 17.1% 129 57.4% 83 35 119

    The intent of this chart is to provide a snapshot of how each of the teams compare to each other in terms of experience heading into 2018. This list is accurate thru 5/29/18 and there will be another update in early August to account for injuries, transfers, etc in the summer camps. First is a tabulation of the Senior starters in the two deep (not counting P/K) along with Jrs, Soph and frosh. Then there is a count of returning lettermen percentage for each team to give another set of points. Page 28 goes into greater detail about how this is calculated and why it’s important. The percentage of yards is the tally of all the passing, rushing and receiving yardage combined that returns from the previous season which can give an idea of how aggressive or conservative a coach may be on that side of the ball. The % tackles adds up after going thru the entire defense to determine who returns and gives an idea of experience there. The OL career starts factors in the trench aspects and while the players are not included in the overall stats they are a vital part of any offense. A master formula blends these factors together into a total number of 100 to 0. A perfect 100 would be a team with 25 Seniors (NCAA scholarship limit) in the two deep, every yard and tackle returning and 120+ career OL starts. A 0 would be a team with no experience and no seniors in the two deep. The first number is where each team ranks in the entire NCAA.

     
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    Interesting Steele has Miss St lower than us by a good margin.
     
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    If there is anything "good" that comes from all those suspensions and injuries last season it's the experience/depth level this season.
    I'm cautiously optimistic that we will be shockingly better this season.
    The Gator defense can only get better. Florida gave up 27.3 points per contest last year - the most in over 70 years.
    And Florida was dead last in the SEC in first downs and 13th in third down conversions.
     
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    The suspended players did not get much experience last year. If nothing else we have better depth.
     
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