Posted: 1/24/2012 6:22:35 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by kroch:
I think the Big 12 is better without Mizzou and TAMU. TCU and WV are better teams, pretty easily imo. If both play a Big 12 schedule, that is 4 quality squads in the top 15.
Texas has all the talent of either Bama or LSU. We are just atoning for laziness in recruiting and a 5-star QB bust right now. Defense will be lights out next year and offense could have best RB combo in the country in Brown/Gray. O-line will be tremendously better. Just need Ash to be game manager ala McElroy.
Still think TX is one year away though.
OU doesn't have the defense next year, although much prefer Stoops over Venables so they could grow up fast. They lose both stud pass rushers, cb, Lewis, etc. Offense needs to adjust to not having Broyles, but they have tremendous WRs coming up in that program.
I think USC has depth issues that will really show this year. People don't understand the importance of it (yes, you Mr. Cowherd). The stud pass rusher they lost early is more important than most think.
I agree with this statement but I think losing Matt Kalil at LT is going to be a huge loss. He will most likely be a top 5 draft pick.
I like USC to win the Pac 12 next year and play for the national title. My concern is Barkely staying healthy though and USC probably having to beat Oregon twice next year.
One thing USC does have going for them is all the redshirts they had last year. I heard a radio report from L.A. that they redshirted something like 19 players last year.
I think with all the talent they have coming back(yes they will lose some key players, but what team isn't?) and the lack of quality teams and turnover in coaches within the Pac 12 equals a realistic run to the title game for the Trojans.