Sunday, August 26, 2012
A look at Boise State/Alabama entering Week 1
It’s not always fair to just focus on
and and how much they control their
success this season. Michigan State
Their opponents will have a big role in what happens this upcoming weekend.
Here is a look at what to expect from each Week 1 opponent.
The Idaho Statesman has a number of articles on what to expect from the Broncos this season. Give them a read for your
Coming out of
it sounds like the concerns are what we all expected. The Broncos have to
replace a number of key starters, including Kellen Moore at quarterback.
It appears that junior Joe Southwick will be the man under center for
He has seen some limited action the past few seasons, but nothing like he will
face on Friday.
One area the Broncos should be strong is at cornerback, as they have two returning senior starters in Jamar Taylor and Jerrell Gavins. Unfortunately for those two, the defensive line is very young, so they could find themselves getting left out to dry often.
is a pretty big
question mark. They could continue to be very strong, or it could be a tough
year. Unfortunately for the Broncos, they have a tough first opponent to try
and figure it all out. Boise
AL.com has a lot of information on the Tide, including why a team like
Michigan has no chance
of upsetting the them on Saturday.
In the eyes of writer Andrew Gribble, to beat
Alabama, you have to
take the Tide out of character in multiple facets of the game to have a chance.
On top of that, you would need a few breaks to go Michigan’s way as well.
Gribble believes that beating
Alabama through the air is the best chance
of winning, and is what has done the trick in losses for the Tide over the
years. He doesn’t consider Denard Robinson the type of quarterback that can get
I tend to agree as I think the speed of the
Alabama defense will neutralize Robinson’s legs and he
has yet to prove he can pick apart a top defense with his arm, and Alabama is at the top of
the top defenses.
Alabama to stick
with that pro-style offense to pound the rock against the questionable Michigan defensive line while A.J. McCarron completes
some key third-down passes to lead Alabama