Maybe! I was reading something Nick Saban said back in October that I thought was super interesting and kind of sheds some light on one of the reasons the offenses look so good nowadays. He was saying the best athletes in high school play offense so basically saying the defense players aren't as good as they used to be.
He's being replaced by another generational talent
I am looking forward to having OOC games again. The teams don't show up to bowl games as they used to see they tell you anything. Another thing about bowls is when you have weeks to prepare for a game it gives the more talented team even more of an advantage. That's why you rarely see upsets in the playoffs and big bowl games unlike in the regular season.
With Sermon going out on the first play we basically got Ted Ginned lol. I'm half-joking because I don't think we would have won either way but without missing key guys to Covid it would have been a more competitive game. I'm not going to cry over a potential moral victory over the best offense in CFB history
Rapid Reaction: Perfection! Alabama dominates Ohio State to win 18th national championship, 6th under Saban
Oh boy! I don't think there was a defense in college football that could have stopped Bamas offense this year. I think that offense could score on some of the worst defenses in the NFL lol. I will say living up in Northeast Ohio it's hard to be down about this game after the Browns game last night and I think I can speak for all of northern Ohio haha
I'm just saying it's unfair to judge how overrated Indiana was or not based on this game. The funny thing is since I'm not a homer I predicted Ohio State was going to lose so I was as shocked as you were. I didn't watch a lot of college football this year(it's hard without the energy of the college crowds)but how were the SEC defenses this year? Is Ohio State the best defense that Bama will match up against this year?
Without the out of conference games it’s hard to tell how good everyone was outside of the obvious 2 or 3. To Indiana’s credit their star QB was out with an ACL injury. They would have easily beat an average SEC team like Ole Miss if he was the starter. That’s why they were 6-1. Without him they are an average team.
You are living in the past with that comment. Most of OSU’s recruits are from the south. They have had first-round talent for the past half-decade. The Buckeyes the past 7 years are different than the 2006 and 2007 teams.
Hey, Playoff selection committee: Here are 3 reasons Texas A&M deserves the No. 4 seed over Notre Dame
My top 4 1. Alabama 2. Clemson 3. Texas A&M 4. OSU If the ACC championship was close I would have been tempted to put Notre Dame at 4. They don't have the talent yet to compete in the playoffs. OSU had a soft schedule because of the boneheaded decision by the AD’s but they have more NFL talent on their roster than Notre Dame does.
I liked it but I did say the same thing about the AAF. One thing I did notice is the QB play is a lot better which makes the games more watchable. A couple of things I think the AAF did right that the XFL could pick up on was putting teams in non-NFL cities(which could happen with expansion) and those teams having the first-rights to players who played college football locally.
People criticize ND fans for being delusional about their program and living in the past but in my opinion, Nebraksa fans might be the most delusional. At least ND has come back to a certain point in the past 10 years but Nebraska hasn't been relevant since the early 2000s. I never understood how and why Nebraska become a blue-blood program with the lack of in-state talent so bare it makes Iowa look like Texas! Entitled fans that they get rid of coaches after 9 and 10 win seasons(Pelinni and Solich) but their fan base escapes criticism! Why? Because they are nice? I don't get it.
In FSU's defense, they always had a tough OOC schedule with Miami, Spurrier's Florida teams, and Lou Holtz's Notre Dame teams
Plus at one point the SEC EAST was the more dominant division back in the 90s and the early 2000s.
Bringing up past games in college football from 20 to 30 years ago is irrelevant when we are talking about the present. If we went by that logic than you would agree that we would win the SEC West b/c we are 2-0 against that division since 2010
I wouldn't put UT and most years the two Miss. schools in the same category as LSU, Auburn or even A & M. They will have some good years but most of the time they are just around a 500 team or worse.
Other words the 3rd best team in the Big Ten East barely lost to the second-best team in the SEC east in 2018
yeah in our version of the SEC east, the Big Ten west haha
Didn't Mizzou win it twice since they have been in the SEC?
generally, its easier on the better team when they have weeks to prepare versus one week that is why upsets and close games happen. Give a team 2 or 3 weeks to prepare the more talented team will usually always win out.
Expand the playoffs by 6 and you will get two SEC teams but lets be honest the SEC east has been so weak for the past decade that most years they didnt deserve two teams. This year was the strong the SEC has been since maybe 2012 so you are just a prisoner of the moment
You arent a logical football fan if you believe the ACC was stronger than the Big Ten considering Virginia would be a 7-5 team in the Big Ten and they were the second best team in the ACC lol. By the way I will be the firs to criticize OSU for its weak OOC schedule the past 3 years but if you just spend a minute researching before you wrote that comment you would see this year we are playing Oregon at Oregon. Not some neutral site BS but AT Eugene
"Do you guys even remember when datboi became coach and W. Virginia laid 70 points on you, in the Orange bowl ?" College football is a what have you done lately sport, no point in bringing up games from what? 8 years ago when most the Clemson players were in middle and elementary school haha. Why do SEC fans bring up old games from a decade ago like that has any bearing on 2020 or anything recent.
SOS is an overrated argument. When you have a top 5 recruiting classes every year and have first-round draft picks almost every year you can win anywhere. Look at the Miami teams and USC teams of the 2000s, they might have not had the toughest schedule but if you look at the rosters of those teams they would have won anywhere.
You wont get any argument with me about the poor reffing but I do put some blame on the coaching decisions by Day and Dobbins injury for that loss. That said, I wrote this before they released their schedule and they don't play any of those teams I mentioned(with exception to FSU). They do play Notre Dame in South Bend in November which for a southern teams isn't going to be easy. Usually southern teams go to South Bend in September or October at the latest.
The ACC was so down this year there is nowhere else to go but up but that conference is going to be vastly improved. Virginia Tech, Miami, Florida State, and NC pretty much return all their starters and Louisville is going to be very improved. Unfortunately, Clemson is going to be ridiculously talented with especially with who is returning so I don't see a loss but it will be harder to accuse them of not playing anyone.
Agree to disagree but you might feel a little different if it happens to a LSU player in a big game.
It did say since 2000
BC and V-Tech finished the season as both ranked teams and pretty talented if you look at their rosters so I don't know if that is a good argument. It's not like LSU didn't have some close games
I see what you said after rereading it but Boston College was still a good team that year. BC ended up beating a ranked UGA team in the Music City bowl that season and had 3 NFL lineman that started. They also played the game in Boston in November which can't be easy if you are from south Florida.