Originally Posted by the_chosen_1
Justify any of those being that high. USC has some big improvements to make. Miami was ranked too high last year and they were found out, kinda like the media does with FSU every year until now. Nebraska lost their defense. North Carolina, they have a football program? No really though they are just the team picked in a weak conference.
'SC returns the entire OL, save Charles Brown, who was drafted by the Saints. They also add Seantrel Henderson. Barkley returns and will be better. Bradford is a better RB than McKnight. Johnson, Butler, and frosh Kyle Prater and Robert Woods will comprise the best WR corps since Dwayne Jarrett and Steve Smith were in LA. Jurrell Casey leads a DL that lacks depth, but not talent. Glen Stanley should contribute immediately at LB. There's a battle at MLB between Galippo and Kennard, both are whom have the potential to be very good. The DBs will be new, sans Shareece Wright. T.J. McDonald, Jawanza Starling, Torrin Harris, Byron Moore, T.J. Bryant, and Patrick Hall will compete for the other secondary spots. Defense will be improved as legend Monte Kiffin and DL coach extraordinnaire Ed Orgeron take over.
Miami returns Harris, Cooper, Hankerson, Benjamin, and Franklin on O. D looks to be very good. Bailey, Forston, Spence, Brandon Harris, and Ray Ray Armstrong will be playing on Sundays. Miami's potential downfall is consistency and the OL.
UNC's D is the best in the country. RObert Quinn, Marvin Austin, Kendric Burney, Carter, etc. They're going to be nasty. Jheranie Boyd and Greg Little pair up on O to give T.J. Yates two of the best weapons in the ACC. UNC's lone liability is OL and QB. Yates needs to be consistent.
Nebraska returns Helu, Paul, Lee, and the OL, sans the C. The D loses Suh, but returns potential 1st-rounder Jared Crick and CB Prince Amukamara. D will be really good, as it always will be under Pelini.