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/puts life savings on Kentucky +11
I do not know that it happened in Brice last year, but that wasn't the game I was concerned about. IT happened in 2016. SC fans threw a water bottle at Drew Lock. If you could post gifs on here, I would post it.
So the refs were terrible, and screwed over SC. Full stop. South Carolina fans have a right to be mad. With that said....South Carolina fans have consistently developed a pattern of throwing objects onto the field when things are not going this way. It's happened against Missouri, and just way too many times in general. Bad calls happen, believe me. That's not an acceptable reaction, and it must stop. Learn to handle anger/disappointment without throwing objects on the field. It should be an unsportsmanlike on SC every single time it happens. Even though it actively hurt Missouri, after seeing that I was cheering like crazy for Florida. Those fans did not deserve to see a victory today.
If Joe Moorhead willingly leaves the SEC for Rutgers, he needs to enter concusssion protocol, because I'm worried about him.
Do you not understand his family situation even at all? In that light, come on, man.
Dang, now I'm wishing I'd pulled the trigger on the upset pick! Go Gamecocks! (nothing against UF, just for SEC East positioning reasons)
The comparison between this Wisconsin team and 2015 Iowa is an extremely poor one. Yes, both are in the Big Ten West, but that's about where the usefulness of the comparison ends. 2015 Iowa was, simply put, not that good of a team. They got EXTREMELY lucky in close games. They won 5 won possession games, all but one against unranked teams, and were regularly in dogfights with the types of teams Wisconsin is destroying this year. Meanwhile, through have a season, Wisconsin has played exactly zero one possession games (Iowa had already played in two to this point in the season ihn question) and absolutely destroyed a top 20 Michigan team that hasn't lost since. On top of that, 2015 Iowa Hawkeyes S&P+ ranking: 42nd. 2019 Wisconsin's: 4th. I have no dog in this fight whatsoever, but that was such a fantastically lazy comparison that I had to point it out.
I was about to be REALLY mad if UGA really planted kudzu, one of the most invasive plants in the south. Like, I was about ready to start sending angry emails to their grounds crew, but according to UGA's extension, department, at least, this is not the case. The bush is in fact Ligustrum sinense, a type of privet bush that is not native, but not near as invasive as kudzu. Whew, close shave, but I guess UGA can continue to have a football program.
You keep coming back to "numbers/rankings mean nothing" argument. These things are based on what happens on the field, while attempting to eliminate human biases. I'm not super sure why you have to consistently neg Mizzou/KB. If you think that's going to counteract the "Mizzou curse" it doesn't work that way, I don't think. It's okay to recognize we have a very good, if very imperfect team, and just enjoy the ride, instead of constantly worrying if the other shoe will drop. If that happens, it happens. Might as well enjoy a really good football team until then.
Why in the name of holy heck did they choose bama/Texas A&M over LSU/Florida? That's practically broadcasting malpractice.
We're 10th in SP+, 18th in FPI, and 22 in the AP poll. I think you're underselling this team by a wide margin.
Picks: Florida 28, SC 17: Honestly, if Hilinski seemed healthy, I might be tempted. I still think SC gives them a game, and has a very non-zero chance to pull an upset. Auburn 34, Arkansas 17: I think Arkansas continues to play better, but Auburn is just too much here. LSU 51, Miss State 27: Picking a blowout here makes me nervous, since this game always seems close, but look what they did to a great UF defense. I said it last week, and I'll say it once more: I'll believe someone can stop Joe Burrow and LSU when it actually happens, and not before. Missouri 48, Vanderbilt 19: There is no reason on earth Vanderbilt should hang with Missouri. But am I still very nervous? Of course. Georgia 41, UK 10: UGA is going to be pissed off. UK barely beat Araknas at home. This is going to be ugly. If it's not, I'm seriously re-evaluating Georgia's capabilities this season. Ole Miss 34, Texas A&M 30: I was very impressed by what I saw from Plumlee against Missouri. If they have the sense to play him all game, I think Ole Miss gets back on track for bowl eligibility. Alabama 48, Tennessee 17: Tennessee had a legitimately good win on Saturday! But Miss State is not Alabama.
His numbers are basically identical to James Franklin's in 2013. Missouri went 12-2 in 2013.
Couldn't ask for more from KB. Is he Tua or Burrow? Nah, but he's the absolute definition of a steady presence, and his arm is a hell of a lot better than what I thought. Just the perfect QB to pair with this Mizzou roster.
I'll also note that Barry Odom was basically exactly where Morris was about exactly 2 years ago. Now, I'm not saying he's Nick Saban, but eventually the light came on, and he's gone 19-7 since. Sometimes it does take awhile, and the road there can be VERY ugly.
I don't think you're wrong. I just think that you want good coaches to want to take the job, and firing a guy who was fairly well-regarded two years in, after firing a guy who was VERY well regarded, after a somewhat short tenure, would be a red-flag for potential candidates. Now, I think firing Bielema was the right call, and I understand a lack of faith in Morris, but I think the best course is to give it another year. Maybe he'll turn it around and save you the trouble, and at the least he'll at least not be able to say he wasn't given a fair shake. It's like how we gave Kim Anderson (in basketball) three years. I think after the first year-let alone the second-we knew it just wasn't happening. But there was a real perception we couldn't get a good replacement if we pulled the trigger too soon, so we waited, and ended up with a guy we're comfortable with. But I understand the angst. I don't know what Arkansas football should fit in within the SEC pecking order, exactly, but you certainly have a right to feel you deserve much more than this.
Missouri hasn't fired a coach in nearly 20 years. Larry Smith was the last Mizzou coach to be fired, with a 33-46 overall record. And that firing was controversial, with a heck of a lot worse record than Mark Stoops. Missouri basically doesn't fire coaches. That stability is part of why we're semi-regularly able to field good teams when the odds say we shouldn't.
They can't fire him two years in. You'll never get a decent coach to come after that. They have to let him have his 3 years, better or worse.
You're Kentucky. He gets you to bowl games. You don't fire coaches at Kentucky who get you to bowl games. As a Missouri fan, I can tell you that understanding your station in the college football universe is important. And given Kentucky's, what Mark Stoops has done is just shy of an outright miracle.
For real. It was a huge win, even if SC finishes 6-6 this year. Road wins over top 5 wins are a big deal. Fanbases have every right to enjoy them for awhile.
Yep. But a 10 win season would still mean a ton to the program, as would finishing atop the East. Mizzou can still have a good and satisfying season without a postseason. Of course, overturning the ban would make it that much better.
*for the third game, I meant Mizzou/UF, not UGA/UF, which is obviously the same as the first thing I listed.
The division basically comes down to three weeks/games. The WLOCP, UGA/Mizzou, and UGA/UF. Missouri has a slight leg up due to not having a conference loss yet, and to have half a chance they need to keep that true until the UGA game. If anything is going to upend this, I'd watch for SC/UF (obviously), and UK/Missouri.