MAC East 2014
- Bowling Green: With a new staff it may be a be a little hectic in the beginning of the season however, bringing back signal caller, Matt Johnson, who will help the Falcons in 2014. Along with not a strong non-conference schedule, watch out for BG to run the tables just like NIU has in the past, Repeat?
- Akron: Akron this year could be a toss-up. The first couple games of the season for the Zips will tell a lot about where they are headed however, the 2014 season looks bright. Akron is a team who is bringing back a lot of fire power on the offensive side of the ball...Bringing back their QB, RB, and two top receivers the Zips should be lighting up the score board this year. Akron is also bringing back all 3 of their starting LBs back however, the Zips must replace basically their whole DL and 3/4 of their secondary. While the Zips will be putting up points, defense does win championships.
- Kent State: A team who is often inconstant will emerge again at the top of the MAC in 2014. With the loss of Dri Archer they will need to find a new play-maker; however, bringing back Reardon under center and Humphrey out wide along with Durham in the back field watch out for a strong balanced attack from the Flashes in 2014. On the defensive side of the ball, the Flashes return 2 of 3 LBs however they lose the grit of their defense in Roosevelt Nix.
- Umass: what? Umass? yes, the minutemen aren't going to be the laughing stock of the MAC this year. While they wont make much noise, look for some upsets. Umass I believe, has the toughest schedule this year from the MAC. The Minutemen play Boston College, Vanderbilt, Colorado and Penn State...all in a row. Not to mention their cross-over MAC games are Toledo and Ball State. Umass's record wont look to hot however I believe Umass is another one of those sleeper teams in the MAC this year. Umass returns a good part of offense and defense in the 2014 campaign. It'll be interesting to see how they do and if they can rebound from a tough start to the season.
- Buffalo: A team who had a scary defense this past year is going to have to fill a few holes. With the departure of MAC god, Kalil Mack and other starting LB Adam Redden, they will need to find a new leader on the defensive side of the ball. Flipping sides, the Bulls do have a plus on the offensive side of the rock; the Bulls return QB Joe Licata however, Licata and the Bulls will need to find new scorers with the departure of RB Branden Oliver and the Bulls two leading WR Neutz and Lee.
- Ohio: A team who usually is at the top of the poll is in for a rude awakening this year. The Bobcats maybe even have one of the easiest schedules of the 2014 year though they did lose both their QB and RB and it will be a grueling rebuilding year for Solich and the staff.
- Miami: A team who doesn't have that tough of a schedule despite traveling to Ann Arbor and Cincinnati the Rehawks schedule is actually favorable; however, the Redhawks are a team who needs to find their identity and it wont happen this year too. Miami not only has a new coaching staff but with a inexperience QB in Gearing it may be another rough year for Miami. Hang in there Redhawk fans,