Correct, that false narrative that UCF played a bunch of nobodies on defense is wrong. The SEC is always claiming they are better than UCF because of their depth, and the stats show it. None of the #Tigers defenders who played against @UCF_Football made their first start of season. 10 started 4 or more games in 2018. 8 started 7+. 7 started 9+. and 6 started 10+.
A CFP loss might "shut this down", but it would be another example of college football hypocrisy. FSU, Ohio St, Michigan St, and Notre Dame have all been blown out in the playoffs. I don't see anyone suggesting that those teams are barred from future consideration.
Really?!?!? FSU, Ohio St, Michigan St, and Notre Dame have all been blown out in the playoffs. I don't see anyone suggesting that those teams are barred from future consideration. Just more college football hypocrisy.
Actually, networks and venues have expressed an interest in a neutral site game involving UCF. But they have not found a good "Power" 5 team willing to play.
Then why did UF turn down a neutral site game that would pay them more than a road OOC game and probably as much or more than a home game?
Full of false information. 1. USF scheduled their 2-for-1 with UF before the AD's for UCF and UF talked. 2. UF did not offer a true 2-for-1. UF made a vague reference to the USF series, offered to schedule a SINGLE game in Gainesville first...THEN talk about POSSIBLE future dates, and indicated that the Orlando game would have to be downtown, not in UCF's stadium. The Orlando Sentinel had an entire story based on actual emails between the two schools. 3. UCF offered three different options to play UF. UF said no to all three, including a one time neutral site game that would pay UF more than a normal home game or an away game guarantee. 4. UCF's AD stated on a local radio show as saying UCF actually WOULD consider a true 2-for-1 with the Orlando game at UCF's stadium.
Look at all the SEC arrogance in here. You know you have arrived when the mighty SEC takes so much time out of their day to put down the Knights. #ChargeOn
Even for the four non-conference games, you can only play P5 teams that are willing to schedule you. UCF has a hard time finding P5's to play. From 2020 onward, UCF's schedule is very bare...and it's not because our AD is sitting around twiddling his thumbs. Few P5's seem interested in scheduling a series. As for upper level P5's...Stanford is coming to Orlando in 2019 for the back end of a home and home. Too bad more schools won't step up like they are.
So, what part of Bama's schedule made it so much harder? Colorado St, Fresno St, and 5 win (FCS) Mercer? Six loss Texas A&M...8 loss Arkansas and 8 loss Tennessee (all of whom were so bad they fired their coaches)? Seven loss Vanderbilt, 6 loss Ole Miss and an LSU team that lost to TROY???