Because I am bored this evening and its the dead season of college football, here are my predicted stats for the offense for this season. Couple things to consider:
1) Looking at the schedule, I think there is a more than realistic chance of us going 10-2, with 9-3 being the floor. certain games come at opportune times, with "tune up" games before, or the bye being at a good point in the season....With that said, I think we rely on running the ball even more, and letting Big Joe take play action shots deep and on 15yrd crossing routes. Think that will be the bread and butter.
2) I foresee alot of guys getting PT, especially against VA, Austin P, UCONN, and UTSA (though that game is tougher then it looks). Should leave starters more rested for SEC.
QB1 Joe Milton 3250yds, 61% completion rate, 29 TDs, 5 ints, 275yds rushing 5 TDs- Think he will have more turnovers but not enough to sink us.
QB2 Nico Iamalaeva 950yrds, 59% completion rate, 9 TDs, 3 Ints, 100yrds rushing, 1 TD- Think he will get alot of garbage time in the tune up games, and maybe some SEC action
QB3 Gaston 150yrds, 60% completion, 1 TD, 1 Int.
QB4 Shuler 100yds 1 TD 1 Int
RB1 J Wright 1025yds, 5.2ypc, 7 TDs, 120yds Rec, 1 TD- I think he takes over as lead dog, though still expect alot of rotation. Surprisingly, we dont throw to RB alot. Would love some screens!!!!
RB2 J Small 670yds, 4.7 YPC 9 TDs, 100yds Rec, 2 TD- I actually think he will start, but will end up as 3rd by end of the season. Solid, and has had a good career.
RB3 D Sampson 595yds, 5.6 YPC, 5 TD, 75yrds REC, 1 TD- Think he passes Small by UK game on depth chart
RB4 C Seldon 265yds, 5.2 YPC, 4 TD, 175yds REC, 2 TD- Think he gets some return work as well. Will be used alot like Gibbs at Bama last year.
RB5 Bishop/Keith will combine for around 300yrds and 3 TDs in garbage time in tune up games, maybe more. I also believe Castle or Davis at TE may get some carries like Fant did
""" I think 2024 with Wright projected Pro and Small graduating, it will be Sampson, Seldon as the next two lead dogs with some great talent coming behind"""
WR1 B McCoy 71 catches, 800yrds 6 TDs- Think he will be the main guy on those 15yrd crosses and in routes, with slants. Big red zone weapon too. Just dont think he will get many deep shots, but could be wrong! Think they will isolate him on the boundary 1 on 1 with smaller DBs and let him bully people
WR2 R Keyton 40 catches 696yds, 5 TDs- The other outside WR. Think he makes himself a draftable player next season.
Slot S White 60 catches, 1008yds, 8 TDs- He could blow up running deep routes like Hyatt did last season, with Big Joe Arm.
Slot #2 D Thornton 29 catches, 600yrds, 7TDs- I think he plays in the slot rotating with White, and some boundary WR. Gonna be the deep guy I think in rotation.
WR3 C Nimrod 10 catches, 125yds, 1 TD
WR4 K Webb 13 catches, 160yrds, 1 TD
WR5 N Leacock 9 catches, 100yds, 1 TD
TE1 Warren 24 catches, 200yds 2 TD
TE2 Castle 14 catches 145 yds, 2 TD
TE3 Davis 17 catches, 200yds 1 TD
Some of the numbers may not add all up together properly, but its approx
WR6 N Spillman 6 catches, 84 yrds