Breaking down 2016-2017 Opponents

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Breaking down 2016-2017 Opponents

Postby 19TERRIER19 on Mon Jul 25, 2016 12:48 pm

OK T DOGS!!!!! I am not going to let the summer doldrums stop my enthusiasm nor yours either. So.....Let's take time to review our schedule team by team and break down their roster, strength and weaknesses and predict outcomes. This should pass some time as research is required. First on the board.

TENNESSEE TECH.

I will be back in a little bit with my breakdown. Feel free to add any and all info..........
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Re: Breaking down 2016-2017 Opponents

Postby 19TERRIER19 on Mon Jul 25, 2016 12:53 pm

First and Foremost we have to start with the Coaching Change. New Coach comes in from Temple.

As offensive coordinator at Temple University, Marcus Satterfield played a large role during the past three years in turning around a struggling program, helping lift the Owls to a conference divisional championship, 10-win season, first Top 25 ranking in 36 years, and bowl appearance.

Now Satterfield, 39, is increasing his wingspan. Stepping away from his post with the Owls, Satterfield was named on January 4, 2016 as head coach of the Tennessee Tech University Golden Eagles.
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Re: Breaking down 2016-2017 Opponents

Postby 19TERRIER19 on Mon Jul 25, 2016 1:08 pm

Tennessee Tech Offense 2 Deep Roster

OFFENSE
WR 81 Austin Hicks 6-3 205 So.
15 Krys Cates 6-3 215 Sr.

WR 2 Jordan Smith 5-11 195 Sr.
Dontez Byrd 5-10 180 Jr.

OT 76 Chandler Nelson 6-5 290 So.
72 Charles Rutledge 6-5 285 Jr.

OG 74 Joel Forrester 6-2 285 Sr.
78 Myles Douglas 6-1 290 So.

C 60 Sage Stockton 6-0 285 So.
50 J.T. Rankin 6-2 285 Sr.

OG 57 Charles Mouton 6-3 305 Sr.
77 Lowell Furlow 6-9 330 R-Fr.

OT 71 Will Chatmon 6-3 290 Sr.
94 Brady Bose 6-4 285 So.

QB Michael Birdsong 6-5 241 R-Sr.
5 Colby Brown 6-1 200 Jr.

RB 22 Dorian Carter 5-11 181 So.
25 Trey Burks 5-9 195 Jr.

FB 46 Cooper Jackson 6-2 240 Jr.
48 Corey DeBoe 6-1 245 Jr.

TE 55 Cory Malone 6-3 245 Sr.
49 Jacob Buttram 6-2 250 Jr.

SLOT 8 Brock McCoin 6-0 185 Jr.
17 Josh Cunningham 5-10 175 So.
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Re: Breaking down 2016-2017 Opponents

Postby 19TERRIER19 on Mon Jul 25, 2016 1:09 pm

Tenn. Tech Defense 2 Deep Roster

DEFENSE
DE 97 Chris McElderry 6-1 260 So.
50 William Bronson 6-3 265 Gr.

NT 92 Mike Cain 5-10 295 Jr.
91 Kyron Hart 6-3 285 Sr.

DT 99 Kevin Robinson-White 6-2 300 Sr.
67 Anthony Akers 6-0 264 So.

DE 54 Tim Collins 6-3 228 So.
86 Joe Robertson 6-3 230 Jr.

LB 86 Deven Sullivan 6-3 230 Jr.
D.J. Wilkes 6-2 225 Fr.

LB 47 Jake Warwick 6-1 215 So.
Toron Morten 5-11 230 Fr.

WS 68 Josh Poplar 6-0 220 So.
49 Elliott Normand 5-11 220 Jr.

CB 28 Steven Lillard 5-8 170 Sr.
35 A.J. Flemister 6-0 180 So.

CB 12 Maleek Hall 5-10 190 Sr.
Brandon Thomas 5-11 195 Fr.

FS 45 Deontay Wilson 6-3 180 R-Fr.
4 Tyus Jobe 6-2 195 So.

SS 41 Isaiah McKinney 6-0 210 Sr.
40 Senquay Eichelberger 6-2 200 Sr.
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Re: Breaking down 2016-2017 Opponents

Postby 19TERRIER19 on Mon Jul 25, 2016 1:10 pm

Tech Returns 7 Starters on Offense

5 Starters on Defense
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Re: Breaking down 2016-2017 Opponents

Postby 19TERRIER19 on Mon Jul 25, 2016 1:10 pm

Key Losses

RB Ladarius Vanlier
754 rushing yds., 6 TDs, 18 catches, 174 yds., 1 TD

QB Jared Davis
1132 passing yards, 8 TD’s, 4 rushing TDs

LB Tra’Darius Goff
132 tackles, 7.0 TFL, 2.0 sacks, 4 QBH

LB Jay Rudwall
103 tackles, 3.5 TFL, 2 QBH
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Re: Breaking down 2016-2017 Opponents

Postby 19TERRIER19 on Mon Jul 25, 2016 1:11 pm

• 2016 marks the first season for head coach Marcus Satterfield in his first head coaching
post. Most recently the offensive coordinator at Temple, and helping lead the Owls to a
Top 25 spot and a bowl berth, Satterfield is no stranger to the Ohio Valley Conference,
as he was on the UT Martin coaching staff from 2006-08.

• The Golden Eagles’ November 5 to face the University of Tennessee marks the fourth
Southeastern Conference opponent Tech has faced in the last 10 years. The Golden
Eagles have also played at Auburn, Georgia and Arkansas in recent seasons. It is the
first time Tech will have played the Knoxville school in football since 1951 -- 65 years ago.
Satterfield was previously a graduate assistant for Phil Fulmer at Tennessee.

• Tech utilized four quarterbacks last season, but junior Brock McCoin will return to the wide
receiver spot this season. McCoin rushed for 271 yards and caught 61 passes for 747 yards
and four touchdowns a year ago. The Golden Eagles currently have four quarterbacks
on the 2016 roster, including Marshall and James Madison transfer Michael Birdsong.

• Of its top 10 tacklers last season on defense, the Golden Eagles only return three, led by
Maleek Hall (64 tackles), Tim Collins (38) and Kevin Robinson-White (35). Hall, however,
led Tech in pass break-ups with 17.

• On the roster entering July, the Golden Eagles had Football Bowl Subdivision transfers
from Appalachian State (William Bronson), Louisville (Dontez Byrd), Temple (Eriq Fadahunsi
and Alex Carling), Marshall (Michael Birdsong) and Virginia Tech (Jerome Wright).
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Re: Breaking down 2016-2017 Opponents

Postby 19TERRIER19 on Mon Jul 25, 2016 1:12 pm

2015 TEAM STATISTICS
TTU Opponent
SCORING 254 395
Points Per Game 23.1 35.9
FIRST DOWNS 181 272
Rushing 77 130
Passing 86 130
Penalty 18 12
RUSHING YARDAGE 1440 2624
Yards Gained Rushing 1881 2869
Yards Lost Rushing 441 245
Rushing Attempts 395 496
Average Per Rush 3.6 5.3
Average Per Game 130.9 238.5
TDs Rushing 18 26
PASSING YARDAGE 2126 2772
Comp-Att-Int 162-316-12 247-392-4
Average Per Pass 6.7 7.1
Average Per Catch 13.1 11.2
Average Per Game 193.3 252.0
TDs Passing 13 22
TOTAL OFFENSE 3566 5396
Total Plays 711 888
Average Per Play 5.0 6.1
Average Per Game 324.2 490.5
TIME OF POSSESSION/GAME 27:11 32:49
3RD DOWN CONVERSIONS 47/154 78/172
3rd-Down Pct. 31% 45%
4TH DOWN CONVERSIONS 6/11 16/30
4th-Down Pct. 55% 53%
RED-ZONE SCORES 28-38 (74%) 45-53 (85%)
RED-ZONE TOUCHDOWNS 22-38 (58%) 33-53 (62%)
PAT-ATTEMPTS 31-31 (100%) 43-48 (90%)
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Re: Breaking down 2016-2017 Opponents

Postby 19TERRIER19 on Mon Jul 25, 2016 1:13 pm

2015 SCHEDULE AND RESULTS
Date Opponent Result Attendance
9/5 at Houston L, 52-24 30,479

9/12 at Wofford L, 34-14 6,834

9/19 Mercer W, 29-22 9,028

9/26 at Murray State* W, 31-29 10,620

10/3 UT Martin* (ESPN3) L, 31-17 3,152

10/8 vs. #17 Eastern Kentucky*$ L, 48-17 3,700

10/17 #1 Jacksonville State* L, 42-13 5,575

10/24 at Eastern Illinois* L, 51-20 6,713

10/31 at Southeast Missouri* L, 38-17 2,985

11/14 Austin Peay* W, 42-24 11,100

11/21 Tennessee State* W, 30-24 3,924
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Re: Breaking down 2016-2017 Opponents

Postby woffordgrad94 on Tue Jul 26, 2016 10:46 am

This is our one non-conference game that could go either way, so it is important. Our other two feature an SEC team we will be a heavy underdog to and a D-2 will will be heavily favored over. This is a game that could mean the difference in making the playoffs or staying home. Not to mention it's the first game and the team wants to get off to a good start and build their confidence. We beat these guys last year and I think we'll do so again. But it might be a little tougher for us than a year ago because we have go play them on the road this time and now they've had a chance to face our offense. TTU adjusting to a new coach could also make a difference...in our favor. It will be a close hard fought game but the Terriers pull it out...Wofford by 4.
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Re: Breaking down 2016-2017 Opponents

Postby 19TERRIER19 on Tue Jul 26, 2016 2:33 pm

Noticed a few transfers that will make an immediate impact. Dontez Byrd is a big time playmaking talented receiver, from close to where I live. Was a walk on that earned a scholly at Louisville, not sure what led to his departure from them but he will make a major impact with that receiving core, and couple him up with their do everything receiver Brock McCoin could be a real challenge right out of the gates for our secondary. Also, Marshall and JMU QB Transfer Michael Birdsong is a 6'5 240 lb gunslinger. These guys will make immediate impact and will need to be circled on the depth chart.
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