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Old 02-09-2019, 08:22 AM
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6. Orlando Apollos
The head ball coach is BACK. Steve Spurrier is running things for the Appollos and has employed former-Oregon assistant David Reaves as the quarterback coach.

Spurrier’s Fun ‘n’ Gun offense helped him dominate the SEC at Florida from 1990-2001. Still, he couldn’t quite build a top-20 scoring offense with the Redskins from 2002-2003, and South Carolina never boasted even a top-30 scoring offense under Spurrier’s tutelage from 2005-2015.

The preseason performance from the offense was fairly brutal despite the victory, as long-time NFL and Spurrier assistant-turned-defensive coordinator Bob Sanders helped engineer a week-high three interceptions.

We’ll see how long Spurrier decides to stick with starting quarterback Garrett Gilbert, who looks the part, but threw three career passes in the NFL and posted a 49-45 touchdown/interception ratio in 47 games at SMU and Texas while offering mediocre mobility.

The backfield doesn’t appear to have a clear-cut workhorse entering Week 1, as former Chiefs’ scat-back Akeem Hunt (5-foot-10 and 183-pounds) is currently projected to work as the starter.

It looks like the strong point of the Apollos offense could be their talent pool at wide receiver. Former Vikings backup Charles Johnson is expected to join ex-Jets backup Jalin Marshall and one of theoretical field-stretchers Donteea Dye or Ishmael Hyman in 3-WR sets.
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