ACC: Louisville Cardinals Team Preview

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Bobby “the weasel” Petrino stepped into a great situation and did not disappoint.  Former HC Charlie Strong built this team and Petrino and his staff kept the defense at a high level.  Petrino knows offense, so despite losing QB Bridgewater that side of the ball was still fine.  I suspect the offense will continue to be creative but the defense must be rebuilt in ’15.

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SEC: Alabama Crimson Tide Team Preview

Orange Bowl Player Propositions: Tide -14 over Sooners

Football is all about scoring these days. From ‘08 through ’13 Alabama allowed an average of under 12 points per game. In ’13 they held nine teams to 10 or fewer points.   The point D was under 17 per game in the regular season of ’14, with seven teams held to 14 or fewer points. As the NCAA moves more to spread offenses it will be interesting to see if the Crimson Tide can continue their fine defensive play.

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