2012 Central Michigan Preview

Posted Jul 27, 2012

CollegeFootballNews.com 2012 Preview - Central Michigan Chippewas


Offense: Offensive coordinator Mike Cummings has to put together a monster of a season. QB Ryan Radcliff is in his third year as a starter, and he should be in for a huge year with 12 of his top 13 targets returning and all five starters returning to a line that was tremendous at keeping him upright. The running game will be along for the ride, but the combination of Anthony Garland and Zurlon Tipton should be decent. It'll be passing game by committee with rising-star Titus Davis and the reliable Cody Wilson leading the way. The passing game should be among the MAC's best, but the mistakes and interceptions have to slow down.
Defense: The defense didn't produce with no pass rush, few takeaways, and way too many problems. The front seven has to find a pass rusher, but there isn't anyone to worry about at end and the tackles are way too small. The secondary can tackle, but it was forced to make way too many stops last year and might have to again. The safety tandem of Jahleel Addae and Avery Cunningham should be among the best in the MAC, but the defensive backs have to come up with more picks and big plays.