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Alabama had a better SOS, Better FPI than Ohio State. They were number 1 the majority of the season. If this was any other team BUT Alabama most would say they deserved to be in. So their late season road loss to their rival was a worse loss than Ohio State's second loss to Iowa by 31 points. That's the argument you are making. This is to put the 4 best teams in and let them hash it out. A healthy Bama goes in undefeated, or at worst with a closs loss to Georgi in the SEC championship game.
And Fritz said it's an inside joke between him and the backup QB.
Good win AUforlife and I agree, stay off the field till the teams go in.
$250,000 Fine isn't enough, Auburn had no intention of keeping people off the field.
I'd like to think you are right, but Bama has been there so many times they will be left out just for spite. Obviously I want a Bama win in the Iron Bowl, but this team could get a loss and win the whole thing. In a few weeks their defense will get at least 2 starters back and healthy, if they can make it to then their playoff chances look good to take it all. The only way a 1 loss Bama gets in is if Georgia beats Auburn in the championship game. If Bama beats Aubun and gets beat by Georgia, they're out. Bottom line the Tide needs to win to be in.
"It’s not TCU’s fault that Arkansas fell asleep after that." BUT it is Bama's fault that after beating the number 3 team in the country, they fell off because they lost their QB to injury.
I'm a lot more worried about #hailstate than LSU.
So can we expect this kind of story every week. This or that is bad news for Alabama. I can't wait to see the bye week version of this.
"BUT, we’ve already seen several other schools not punished for paying players, not being punished for controlling boosters, or just being allowed to investigate themselves. " Gee Weagle99 are you talking about the Cam Newton Saga a few years ago?
Thank you for that. Wan't to bet the 2 who responded were SEC coaches that Nick spanks every season.
Fair comment. But If I recall Hurts turned the ball over early. The old saying is if you have 2 QB's you don't have one. I really think Kiffin didn't think outside the box where Hurts and Barnett were concerned. Both could have been used more, and there was no reason to Start Barnett and only let him play one series when things mattered.
Not Just those three games, but I don't expect any other loss.
I agree. Bama and the Hogs always play a tough game. Unless this game is played in the pouring rain, Auburn leaves with a great road win. I also think Auburn is better than Clemson but that is a tough place to play. LSU, not so sure that was a deadly close game last season, and LSU is no walk in the park. Honestly think if Auburn win's these three games they will make the playoffs even with an Iron Bowl loss.
...but then Ashly Judd would whine about every loss for months.
I agree, and TENNDOT Road Construction Stadium at Knoxville would be the worst.....
He has said he had a bug the week prior to the combine, was throwing up and had issues on the lower end if you get my meaning. He was over hydrating to compensate. A diluted sample does not indicate drug use, though it can. Whatever the reason for the fall, players make their money on the second contract not the first.
There are lot's of places that are special, if you like the people there. I get what he's saying he's LSU proud and good for him, but then when you talk about rings, championships, that tells me more about what he isn't than what he is. I cheer for all the SEC guys in the NFL, cheer for all the SEC teams in bowl games (even Rocky Top and Auburn, but as a Bama fan it seems a bit hollow to me to act like championships don't matter. I bet next time LSU wins one (and they will one day) that the first thing Fournette will do is buy a championship shirt.
That's true of any team, but especially Bama.
"making public attempts to sway Alabama fans unlikely to vote for a coach that won" Wow that's a reach. The vast majority of Bama fans will vote for the best person for the job. I've always liked Tuberville as a coach, but that doesn't mean he's qualified to be governor. It says a lot about his lack of qualifications to think he has to win "Bama fans".
Tagovailoa looked really good and poised, but props to Hurts his passing looks much improved over last season.
I doubt Nebraska will ever be the program they were in the 1970's. The other schools have improved, and they are no longer the only game in town.