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I know it's impossible and it wasn't without a bit of sarcasm that I posted it. The Downtown Athletic Club and the media need to stop pretending like the Heisman is more than what it is. I am perfectly happy for there to be awards just for position groups, but if an award is going to claim to go to the most outstanding football player, they need to consider all football players.
I wish that there was an award for the best player in college football regardless of position.
No one has any idea what discussions have gone on concerning his employment other than him, his agent and the other parties involved. To pretend otherwise is just silly.
What a meaningless exercise and a waste of time to try to put together a list like this in January.
"What did Alabama's National Championship loss mean for the SEC?" It means that Alabama lost the national championship game. Nothing more, nothing less.
It was just one of several very bad coaching decisions on that sideline.
there were some absolutely horrid coaching decisions in that game. It makes me wonder if Nick might be starting to lose it. Clemson had clearly watched film and prepared well for the game.
No. Once the season starts, it is rare to see an 11 against 11 scrimmage featuring all of the starting offense against all of the starting defense. The full team portion of practice is devoted to going against the schemes you will face on Saturday, not the schemes that your own offense/defense run. During skills portions of practices, there are some one-on-one or small sided best vs. best, but the QB isn't going to be involved in that typically and if he is, it is not going to be with any hitting by the starting dline at all.
As with any starting QB, he wears a no-contact jersey in practice and the Dline that he faces "every day" is Clemson's scout team.
" including five players who spent their college years in the SEC" Atwater didn't spend a single minute in the SEC, much less years.
Should be a defensive game. Iowa will not score 24 and not sure state can score 28. Both defenses are good and both offenses are suspect.
We aren't talking about someone misspelling a word. We are talking about a 300 pound man beating a woman.
He wasn't give a second chance because he never lost his first chance. He faced no consequences whatsoever for his videotaped assault and battery of a woman simply because he is good at football.
If State had held a full strength Alabama to 24 points, then that argument would be a little stronger. The fact is that Alabama's starting QB could barely walk and their second string QB was out completely. The Alabama third string QB only played against two power 5 opponents and the only one that he played extensively against is Miss State.
Neither. Your point was that in your opinion, Miss State has the best defense in the SEC and possibly the nation. You apparently missed my point that I disagree with that opinion. State has a very good defense but certainly not "the best in the SEC". There is no doubt that Simmons and possibly even Sweat could be (and probably were) considered among the best, but when you can only choose so many and those picking, whether right or wrong, feel like they had better not get too many from any one conference, it is difficult to argue that any defensive lineman in the SEC is better than Williams.
What a silly assertion to make, particularly concerning a team that you barely topped 200 yards against and that had 560 yards against you.
You must have missed Quinnen Williams.
There were certainly plenty of missed holding calls against BOTH TEAMS. However, just one team is whining. It reminds me of one of my favorite sports quotes "you can always tell the losers. They are the ones complaining about the officiating."
There are a lot of worthy players but they could only name three finalists. Gaillard may be as worthy as any of these three, but certainly not more worthy. Someone really good is going to be left out.
8 tackles and a sack equates to a "non-factor"? I guess that all of Georgia's defensive players were "non-factors" since none of them had more than 8 tackles...
That "sad school" has a break even record against State including a 9 game winning streak in the 70's and 80's.
Sadly? There are far too many bowl games. No 6-6 team should go to a bowl game. Only some 7-5 teams should go to a bowl game. The NCAA should, however, allow ALL teams, whether bowl eligible or not, the extra 15 practices.
The Ghetto Bowl is most definitely not anyone's best bowl option.
Very little about the college football playoffs, or the NCAA for that matter, makes much sense. However, from the NCAA website: "the No. 1 seed is assigned to the site closest to its campus". As the rules currently stand, if Alabama is number 1, they will play in the Cotton Bowl. It is possible that the NCAA waives their rule in that situation, but at this point you cannot assume that. The NCAA is famous for strictly enforcing rules one day and shamelessly ignoring their own rules the next day. Since the purpose of the rule is to keep from giving a home field feel to the lower ranked team, it is quite possible that will be sufficient cause to waive the rule and put Alabama in the Orange. I do not feel that the Alabama contingency will be any smaller in one than the other and will be at least half of the crowd whether in Arlington or Miami.
Unless the rules have changed when I wasn't looking, the #1 seed gets to play in the playoff game closest to their campus. The Cotton Bowl is closer to Tuscaloosa than the Orange Bowl, therefore if Alabama is #1 when bowls are set, it would be the Cotton for them.
You need to reread the article. I thought the same as you at first. I interpreted the headline to mean that the article was about why Georgia's passing game was better THAN ALABAMA's, which of course it isn't. Reading the article and looking at the headline again, I realized that it is about why Georgia's passing game is better THAN GEORGIA'S passing game last time around.
I hated ice baths but tolerated them and laughed for the benefit of the kids. After all, that is why I coached.