Once again, they should be dominant on that side of the ball. Kind of strange to see the Rebels way up here. Bradford who is coming off a ridiculous 4,720 yard and 50 touchdowns junior campaign will also get tight end Jermaine Gresham back in the mix. The Crimson Tide were actually suppose to be a young talented team with their best years ahead in 2008. On defense, LSU has seven starters returning.
The Sooners' defense didn't look too good on paper, but they held Florida to 24 points and were playing in a conference with insane offenses. **Click Here for the Greatest Betting System in the World**.
Pat White will be a big loss, but RB Noel Devine was pretty good in 2008 and there's no reason he won't be as good in 2009. The Sooners return another outstanding group of players heading into 2009. ©Copyrighted ®Bankroll Sports Handicapping Inc.(Subsidiary of Accelerated Sports LLC) As much as I hate ND, I have to put them up here. There really isn't any question about it. Penn State loses a lot of people coming in to 2009, but I think they have what it takes to overcome that. If the Trojans could slightly mirror last year’s defensive unit, then they would have nothing to worry about.
Also, the South Eastern Conference will seek their 4 straight National Championship and look to continue their dominance among the nation’s most elite football conferences. The Longhorns defense will not be bad, but we do question the front four and how effective they will be getting to the quarterback. The loss of their star DTs Mitch King and Matt Kroul will affect their defensive line, but Iowa usually builds a pretty good D-Line. The return of Brandon Lafell at wide out gives the offense many reasons for excitement. This 'Bama offense, although probably not quite as good as the other SEC powers (Florida, Ole Miss) will still be very good and could help lead the Tide past the other two. Matt McGuire's 2009 College Football Rankings. McElroy has very little experience, but he will inherit one of the best receiving groups in the country. The problem was obviously the play behind center which kept the Tigers offense in neutral for the majority of the season. 2009 NCAA Division IA Football Power Ratings.
QB Jimmy Clausen is coming back for his junior season, along with four of five offensive linemen (who were already pretty good in 2008).
Although they lose QB Willie Tuitama, Arizona's offense has RBs Nicholas Grigsby and Keola Antolin returning (along with nearly their whole offensive line) to form what should be a very good rushing offense.