I can handle seeing UGA or LSU's odds higher than SC (they're traditional powers), but Ole Miss?!? It's like they haven't finished in the top 10 the last 3 years and had a very young team last year. I think past tradition of SC plays into this
"If the Gamecocks somehow beat out the national powers"... SC has finished in the top-10 3 years in a row. At what point are they considered a nat'l power? C'mon.
Not a fan of Mel Kiper or Todd McShay??
Wow. Never saw that. Thanks for the post. I didn't expect it to be a woman in her late 30's attacking some frat kids in the stands! classy
Sam did not look quick, strong or athletic in the workouts. Surprising for a guy who had a lot of production this year. Was it taking advantage of some weaker ROTs and single coverage b/c of Ealy on the other side?
Had no idea that Jaylen was Sammy's brother...
If G Robinson is a "road grader" in the running game why do the scouts question his strength?? I also never understood why having a 300 lb man bench press 225 was such a great way to determine strength at the combine...
The best was when Lane Kiffin told Alshon Jeffery that he'd end up "pumping gas" if he went to SCAR. He is, into his brand new Mercedes, on his way the Pro Bowl. Guys need to recruit the right way. You hear about any negative recruiting b/w them and Clemson or UGA, which is good.
Surprised to see Easley on there and no Quarles. No doubt Easley is a 1st Rd talent but I thought the injury concerns would drop him. Quarles had tons of production this year and no injury concern.
Don't get too excited just yet. I remember a year when USC had 34 commits and a top 10 class (and were not very good the next year), it usually means you have a lot of holes to fill and not a ton of scholarship players present. In 2 years from now, oh yeah, you guys will be looking a lot better.
Trey Metoyer at OU---- What do you have to do to get 2 felonies for indecent exposure? Felonies. Crazy. I'd call that a bust though for sure.
I was thinking that too. Even Clausen to an extent, he put up great numbers but their D couldn't stop anyone back then.
Why didn't Arkansas have 5 of the top 10 freshman? Probably b/c there are 13 other teams in the league and they finished next to last.
Dyer was not a bust. He helped them win a NC and was MVP of the NCG. If only playing 2 years is considered a bust then a long list of great college players are busts!!! - sidney rice, johnny manziel, larry fitzgerald, michael vick, etc.
I'd just put USC, Mizzou and UGA as 1A, 1B, and 1C. I can see UT get back up there in 2015.
I get Kuoandjo (or however its spelled) being a higher nfl prospect than Gabe Jackson. No way would I say he was a better college player though. Jackson was as good as it gets as a college OG from what I saw. OT is always the highly-drafted postion factoring into it?
They finished the year at #4. UT has beaten 1 ranked team over the last 3 years. It's not the 90's anymore Vol fan.
Is Dan Mullen wearing WR gloves in the pic above? Or are those golf gloves? Either way, why is he wearing those?
great season that is
Mizz had a great, could go either way really. However, It's not just about your losses, it's about who you beat. SC beat 5 ranked teams, 3 of which ranked in the top 10. Mizz played a very weak OOC schedule and SC had the Clemson and UCF wins.
Why does the Chick-Fil-Bowl Bowl pick the top ACC team and fourth SEC team available if the ACC is better? Why has SC beaten Clemson 5 five years in a row when CU is the 2nd best ACC team and SC is usually the 5th best SEC squad? Who's the 3rd best ACC team? UNC or Duke? Vanderbilt is better than those teams.
Thought my gamecocks would be around 6 but I'll take 4! Spurrier took the cocks to 3 top-10 finishes in a row. who would've thought?!
Not as bad as his rant last year bragging about how Clemson's all-time record vs USC is so much better and how they have such a great football tradition. So basically... the team owned USC until you got there and they lose 5 in a row. Steve and his school with a team awful history own you. Nice point Dabo.
Jon's seems to be the more reasonable pick. I'd take FSU by 13. They've looked great all year, no real weaknesses. But, like we saw in the Bama game, ya never know. After all, SEC isn't gonna win all the bowls and 7-3 is still pretty damn strong.
Bob Stoops comment about the SEC "look what Mizzou and A&M were able to do in SEC". --- Yeah, And those 2 teams just beat top Big 12 team in Cotton Bowl since. Kinda means they're good teams in whatever league. It also means the SEC is better now, doesn't it? What coach in the SEC is out trying to make statements about how the conference is better than the ACC, Big Ten, etc?? But good it was a good win, 1 win
Yep. To an Ole Miss fan 11-2 is awesome. I'm a gamecock and I'm happy with it. Their fans will not be. Winning the 3 championships will spoil you for sure. Nobody wants to get worse, you want to get better.
McCarron showed very little poise when pressured last night. I was surprised. He's gotta handle that better if he's gonna make it in the pros. He had incredible O-line play last year, so maybe he wasn't used to it?
I'd be fairly happy if my Car Panthers took Jordan Matthews in the late 1st rd. Can see him doing well in the pros.
Most UGA fans are concerned with winning the SEC or at least the East. Who cares if you're 27, 25, 22....who cares? With their talent they should've been top ten or higher. It's snubbing you of the smallest of recognition.
Could easily flip-flop lsu and uga. Could maybe argue the same for vandy and a&m.