Its been 24 years since ut has had one. Once again - do you really want to talk about that. Arky, Misso and So Car all have more SEC championship appearances than ut since ut last won an SEC football title 24 years ago. Yeah - none of us - ut included - have an SEC football championship in the last 20 years. But they do have National Championships by the butt load compared to UT in that same time frame.
man - with all due respect - get in line... South Carolina and Arkansas have 20 years head start on yall and we still get entitled fans from schools (looking at you ut) that have won fewer national championships (in any sports) than we have complaining about how good it used to be back in 1980s....
In the last 20 years, ut has won 4 national Championships in sports that the SEC competes in. And its been 13 years since the last one in any sport. South Carolina has won 8. Arkansas has won 12. Heck - Vandy has won as many as ut has. Are you really trying to dis them?
Completely agree. And Im clearly no UGa homer....
I get disliking your rival. Trust me - I do. But - Clemson is good at exactly 2 sports. Football and mens soccer. (And the SEC doesnt participate in Mens Soccer, so that doesnt even count) Their TV market is #58 according to Neilsen. The total population of clemson is 16,000 and it has hardly grown in over a decade. FSU finished #14 in the 21-22 Learfield Cup. clemson finished 65th.Behind Yale. Kansas, Pepperdine, Oregon State, Rutgers and Harvard.In the SEC, they would have finished (barely) ahead of Vandy and Miss State. In total athletic budgets, budgets, Clemson would only finish in 9th place in the SEC. FSU's football budget alone is 30% greater than clemsons is. FSU would be 2 spots higher, coming in at 7th. Of course - none of those stats in include Texas or Oklahoma. You would literally drop clemson 2 more spots in every single category, but FSU wouldnt necessarily. If you had to take 2 schools, it would have to be unc and FSU. A 3rd would have to be Miaim. Amazing recruiting territory. Huge TV market (including Latin America). Strong Athletics, not just football. Very good academically.
I get that Carolina still is an after thought to most Blue-Blood centric writers. But how could someone whose supposed focus is the SEC have missed that little tidbit and write something so clueless? Do they have bots write all the "filler" for them?
Nothing lateral about it. SC has a for real football rival that makes the season worthwhile. Kentucky has the current series lead, but SC has a very comfortable overall lead. SC pays a lot more. SC is a football state. Ky is a basketball school. More football talent in SC by far. SC has kick ass programs and has both the ocean and the mountain close by. SC has a Heisman winner. Sc has HOF coaching legends behind you...
ACC making it up as they go so they can continue to claim ND as a "member". But will ND be eligible to compete for the ACC Championship? Bet taters are fighting hard against that. Also - I any of the north carolina schools had a rivalry outside the acc - its a guarantee that this wouldn't be an issue. But since the acc exists just to cater to nc schools - they couldn't give a rats *ss about fsu...ga tech..or clemson and their SEC rivals...
As an aside.. Those Vandy uniforms have to be some of the ugliest that I have ever seen...
Boise State considering move from the Mountain West? School issues statement stating program ‘weighing our options’
If the ACC can go from Miami to Boston, then so can another conference do comparable distances. The Big east was hot and heavy to get them a few years ago. The AAC would probably give it a run as they need more "legitimate" football schools. In the end I doubt theyd leave either..but you never know. There are other options.
Danny Ford is still available
Besides the obvious, there were 2 extremely encouraging developments for LSU heading into Clemson showdown
Good lord...would y'all PLEASE show clemson the proper respect and fawning that they "deserve" and demand?? Do you know old it gets listening to their daily whining, ranting and pouting that "nobody respects them" and that they are "disrespected" and "belittled"... Any second dabo will be on tv with one of his choreographed diatribes that the local sycophantic media are addicted to running with. So please...show them proper respect.
i must admit it is pure gold watching the UF fans reaction. Maybe I will just cut and paste their responses to our outrage a few weeks ago...
they should have lost a game that they won thanks to the refs.. so i guess in the big scheme of the universe its all equal....
sorry. They didnt look that good beating 3-5 Carolina.
seriously? are you that delusional?? A&M and Carolina have both played Bama and clemson...and Carolina has played Georgia. Who has bama played?
No arguments here
What a joke... UF is 5-5 against Carolina the last 10 years...
yall are seriously expecting SEC refs to make a comment about that? I mean, they cant make a call that happens right in front of them - so how are they going to call something that they absolutely, positively, sorta maybe couldnt see?
Funny thing is...Carolina fans by and large arent talking..how can we..?? Weve lost 5 in a row, and theyve won 2 National Championships. We are smart enough to know when not to look like fools... Course - I do agree with the line about "you cant buy class"...they are so desperate to "belong"...and to be "respected"...
Never heard that. Vince Dooley was the one who wanted, and pushed for USC to enter the SEC. Recall that the split between USC and Clemson and the ACC was still very fresh and painful. No way would they have admitted that they were wrong and done the same thing. This was before TV deals and cable networks so the concept of big money hadnt sunk in yet.
Well..its always been a given that they would drop the hammer after unc's decades of crimes. Guess they decided that FAMU should the whipping boy
I couldnt care less about missouri after the way they have acted in several different sports in recent years. But on this - im on their side. The acc is the crookedest conference in recent years, but they get away with it all, because the ncaa basketball tournament runs the ncaa. Plus, the ncaa needs the acc to be able to compete with the SEC. Sooo...too bad for missouri...they will pay a ridiculous penalty to try and cover up for the ncaa's blatant handling of acc favorites. (clemson PUD violations another example of ncaa hypocrisy in favor of acc school)
Tell us something that we didnt know. We were on the cusp of being legit. Had beaten Bama soundly, 5 straight over clemson, 3 consecutive top 10 finishes-highest being final ranking of #4- and 2 years later 3-9 and in the midst of a 5 game losing streak to clemson....and kentucky(not a slam, as kentucky is clearly the best team at the moment). So yea steve.... you pulled a Colts on us, loaded up the moving van and disappeared in the middle of the night leaving that same dysfunctional staff to try and muddle through it all.
Because lets face it...this website really only cares about bama. Anything else is just filler between stories from the state of alabama. So they are lazy and uninterested in the stories that they run about anyone else.
Wow...nice to see an SEC website trashing one of its own schools while fawning over the coach of an acc school. To elevate the crap that spews from dabos mouth to this page, is absurd. clemson fans want the world to rate them as the "biggest, bestest ever to play the sport" team in the whole wide world. In case you were unaware, dabo is famous for his pre scripted rants. This one came from a question that hade ZERO relationship to his answer. He did this divert attention from the fact that his coaching staff appears to be falling apart. His coaches and his #2 in America were torched for the most yards ever by a QB in the series going back over 120 years, and second most in the history of his school, and his vaunted defense had given up more yards by halftime that ANY other school was able to put up the entire year. Oh - and his awesome defense gave up 5 passing TD's. So he had to divert attention away from his failure as a head coach who padded his resume against the 6th worst conference in America. And he did it by attacking his fans. And you played right into his hands by covering it as if it were legitimate. Remember...nothing he says is "unscripted", and it is always going to divert his sheep and the loyal media into telling the story that he wants told.