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The Battle of the SEC West Tigers commences once more with LSU traveling to the Plains. LSU is 2-0 with a beatdown of Miami in the season opener while Auburn is 2-0 with a hard fought win over Washington. A win by LSU would go a long way in securing Ed Orgeron’s job status. These two teams are very good defensively and the offenses were sloppy when facing a quality opponent so expect a defensive slog. LSU QB Joe Burrow will need to ramp up his game significantly for the Bayou Bengals to have a shot. LSU prospects to watch1. Greedy Williams 6’1 182 CB RS Sophomore- Williams has the speed and athleticism thing down pat along with the height. Lateral agility is a major plus. Can keep up with any receiver in the nation. Has consistency issues that pops up every now and then. Among the best corners in the nation. 2. Devin White 6’0 240 LB Junior- Next man up to take the star linebacker turn in Baton Rouge before going pro. White has flashed a bunch over his first two years. He’s now the leader of the defense. Height may be an issue at the next level but the athleticism isn’t. Plus character and work ethic. Somewhere between Duke Riley and Kendall Beckwith. 3. Nick Brossette 6’0 221 RB Senior- The heir apparent to current Washington Mascot That Shall Not Be Named RB Derrius Guice. He played really well in the season opener against Miami. A different type of back than Guice. More of a thunder type of back. Auburn prospects to watch1. Jarrett Stidham 6’2 214 QB RS Junior- Stidham is one of the top ranked quarterbacks in a class in which the perception is generally down. He has a lot of arm talent and can make virtually any throw asked of him. Physically looks the part. The biggest flaw is the program that he chose. Auburn’s offensive system is very poor in terms of development for the next level. Fundamentally poor as the reads are so simple that a high school QB can thrive in Auburn’s system. Will need a ton of development time as a backup before he can start. Oblivious to pressure and will give up unnecessary sacks to elite defenses.2. Derrick Brown 6’5 325 DL Junior- He was in the Washington backfield so much that he owns property there now. One of the best interior linemen in the SEC. Academics are on point as he’s been named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll every year. Could be one of the more underrated DL prospects due to the talent in the class. BYU at #6 Wisconsin 3:30 PM ABC- Madtown gets a visitor from out west in the form of the Cougars’ stingy defense. BYU is 1-1 with an impressive win over Arizona and a hard fought loss to Cal. Wisky is 2-0 after ho hum victories over UNLV and New Mexico. RB Johnathan Taylor is once again a Heisman candidate after a sensational freshman year. Not the most entertaining matchup but it should be fun to watch the BYU defense try to out wit the powerful Wisconsin offensive line. Wisconsin in a laugher. BYU prospect to watch1. Sione Takitaki 6’2 231 LB Senior- It could be argued that Takitaki was the best defender on BYU’s team last year. From what I’ve seen of him Authentic Kamalei Correa Jersey , he’s very good at reading and reacting to the play. Versatile athlete in that he’s been played both as a defensive end and outside linebacker. Lined up everywhere. Very good athlete. Due to size, he gets lost in the wash rather easily.Wisconsin prospects to watch1. The entire OL- Collectively, they are the best offensive line in the nation. Like clockwork, this year’s edition is back to being Wisconsin OL of famous lore. #1 Alabama at Ole Miss 7 PM ESPN- The top ranked Tide visit the Grove to take in the lovely atmosphere there and also to play some football. Can the Ole Miss defense make enough stops to give its high powered offense a chance? Can the inexperienced Tide secondary hold up against the Rebels’ outstanding receiving corps? Tua is easily the Heisman favorite as of right now. Can he keep it up for the duration of the season? Also, will Jalen Hurts play or is he going to stick to his reported plan of redshirting? Alabama prospects to watch1. Damien Harris 5’10 216 RB Senior- He’s very instinctive as a runner and knows where and how to attack a defense. Takes what he can get and goes down. Knows what he is and doesn’t deviate from that much. A power back. It will be interesting to see if he raises his stock high enough to warrant not going to any of the postseason all star events. Off to a good start in 2018.2. Raekwon Davis 6’7 303 DL Junior- The latest in a long line of standout defensive linemen for the Tide who patiently waited his turn to shine. He was a terror to guard against as a sophomore and has carried his play over to the 2018 season thus far. Could be one of the better DL that the Tide has produced before its all said and done. 3. Mack Wilson 6’0 231 LB Junior- Ho hum. Another year, another standout linebacker for the Tide. imageWilson is just #good as advertised. The medical history bears watching though. Ole Miss prospects to watch1. D.K Metcalf 6’3 225 WR RS Sophomore- Physically looks the part. A deep ball specialist that can also run routes like a technician. Is considered one of the best receivers in the country. He’s WR2 on my board. A major weapon for the Rebels. 2. A.J. Brown 6’1 225 WR Junior- Excellent slot weapon at the next level. Knows how to run all the routes and vary his speed and footwork in each. Has the measureables to make an impact in the NFL. Could use another year of college. Bonus games to watch#5 Oklahoma at Iowa State Noon ABC#17 Boise State at #24 Oklahoma state 3:30 PM ESPN#4 Ohio State vs. #15 TCU 8 PM ABCHouston at Texas Tech 4:15 PM FoxWhere are the Titans scouts?It is time to believe in the Titans again I’m trying not to get too carried away in the emotion of yesterday’s dramatic 26-23 overtime walk-off win over the defending champion Eagles, but how could I not? I was lucky enough to be there in person, and Marcus Mariota to Corey Davis was truly one of the greatest live sporting event moments I have ever experienced. When Davis latched on to the ball far above Eagles corner Avonte Maddox’s head, it was pandemonium. It was the kind of moment that we haven’t had enough of in Nashville over the past 10 years and that has left Titans fans with some strange emotional baggage as it relates to this team. Call it Battered Fan Syndrome or whatever you like, but it’s been around this franchise for far too long and it’s time for it to go. Gone are the “same old Titans”, a team so conservative and, frankly Youth Kenny Vaccaro Jersey , boring that it ran off some of the fans that jumped on the bandwagon during that magical 1999 season. It’s time for those folks to come back.After one of the strangest opening games in NFL history, the Titans have won three in a row against the Texans, Jaguars, and Eagles. They’ve done it while dealing with injuries to their starting quarterback, left tackle, right tackle, and tight end. They’ve done it while dealing with their top wide receiver from 2016 and 2017 suddenly quitting after getting off to a poor start. They’ve done it with Eagles fans invading their home field by the thousands.The team took a chance when they fired Mike Mularkey following the team’s first playoff berth in 9 years and first playoff win in 14 years and replaced him with a rookie head coach who had only been coaching at the NFL level for 4 years. It’s still very early, but it sure looks like that chance is going to pay off.Mike Vrabel isn’t a perfect coach, but he’s already proven that he’s going to be aggressive and adaptable, two things that none of his Titans predecessors were. He’s also embracing analytics and looking for the small edges that can make or break close games. This excerpt from Peter King’s column this morning is telling about the kind of coach Mike Vrabel wants to be.Essentially, Mike Vrabel is the kind of coach that Titans have been complaining about NOT having for years. Another common complaint from Titans fans has been the lack of a true No. 1, go-to type wide receiver. Well that’s a thing of the past now too. Corey Davis’ 9 catch http://www.titansauthorizedshops.com/authentic-dennis-kelly-jersey , 161 yard, 1 (massive game-winning) touchdown day loudly announced his entrance in to the WR1 category. Before you say “well, it’s just one game”, this performance had been bubbling under the surface for weeks. The offense just finally got healthy enough to catch up to what Davis was already doing. More big days like this are ahead.Davis’ success, of course, is tied to his quarterback Marcus Mariota. The 4th year QB has shown franchise quarterback play at times during his career, but injuries and a revolving door of bad playcallers has slowed his development. However, with the game on the line, there have been few quarterbacks better than 8. Since the start of the 2017 season, no NFL QB has led more game winning drives than Mariota’s 6. His second half against the Eagles was as good as you’ll see. He looked comfortable, confident, and lethal Jayon Brown Jersey , hurting Philadelphia with both his arm and his legs. The first full Mariota-LaFleur game should be considered nothing short of a smashing success. On the defensive side of the ball, Tennessee may be even better. Led by Pro Bowl defensive tackle Jurrell Casey — who is playing the best football of his career right now — the Titans have a talented and aggressive defense. Harold Landry, the team’s rookie edge rusher, is showing flashes of game changing ability reminiscent of Jevon Kearse. His strip sack of Carson Wentz set up a field goal and helped fuel the Titans furious comeback. There is a lot to be excited about with this football team, and if all that wasn’t enough, they win at home. The Titans are 12-2 in their last 14 games at Nissan Stadium. The fans who do come out on Sundays have been leaving happy for the past couple years now. Its time to leave the old baggage of past Titans eras behind us and bring back the excitement that surrounded this team in 1999 and the early 2000’s. It’s time for Nissan Stadium to be filled with loud, rowdy Titans fans helping Landry and the other edge rushers get a jump on opposing tackles. As linebacker Will Compton said, you’re either for the boys, or you’re not. It’s time for Tennessee to be for the boys.