BOWLING GREEN FALCONSHead Coach Dino Babers bring the Briles’Baylor system north and has solid QB Matt Johnson to run it. The adjustment from Clawson to Babers system may not be smooth but hey could go bowling again.
BUFFALO BULLS QB Licata will lead a high powered O that needs Campbell to pick for Oliver at RB. The D has a huge void with departure of Mack. .500 season in 2014.
KENT STATE GOLDEN FLASHES: Plenty of questions for a disappointing 2013 campaign. Will Reardon improve at QB? Is a 4-2-5 D the answer?
AKRON ZIPS It will be worth watching how Chuck Amato tunes the D and Pohi is a reliable QB. If they win some low scoring squeakers they could get into the race in the east.
MIAMI (OH) REDHAWKS Kern & Dooley anchor a solid LB corps & HC Chuck Martin brings Hendrix, a QB transfer from Notre Dame, that may jumpstart their O. Roller coaster season.
OHIO BOBCATS- Will Solich make the adjustments on offense? Is Darius Vick the answer @ QB? The D looks solid but that may not be enough.
MASSACHUSETTS MINUTEMEN- Whipple’s second stint @UMass will be tough. The major name is on DStanley Andre (111 tackles, 6.0 for loss),. Cellar dweller time
BALL STATE CARDINALS: Jahwan Edwards (1,110 yards and 14 touchdowns) leads a deep backfield and the ryan/Angle- led LB crew should be good enough.
NORTHERN ILLINOIS HUSKIES: Obviously replacing Lynch at QB is a major obstacle , but the loss of their starting front four of D could be bigger. Brown and Lewis lead a solid WR corps. Look for Huskies in a bowl game.
CENTRAL MICHIGAN CHIPPEWAS Senior Titus Davis (61 receptions for 1,109 yards) will need the experienced D to excel to give CMU a chance for .500 season.
TOLEDO ROCKETS: The D led by Junior Sylvestre (118 tackles, 5.0 sacks), should be Ok but finding an adequate replacement for Owens at QB will be a tough challenge.
WESTERN MICHIGAN BRONCOS: How fast can the great recruiting class mature? Deron Chance (692) gained an extra year of eligibilty. Maybe WMU suprises some teams in November?
EASTERN MICHIGAN EAGLES- No more English , Coach Ron) but these Eagles won’t soar. Maybe sophomore QB Brogan Roback, a former four-star signee, improves?