True. I watched the entire game and the refs hosed UT. NCAA needs a new rule that if the game stops for injury the player is out the entire series, not just the next play.
Be good to see what the UGA defense does against a real offense. I think they are going to murder Auburn.
Lawrence isn't even in the conversation. He isn't even the best Clemson QB of the last decade. He may be the most talented. But Watson is higher in the "all-time" rankings. Tebow changed what everyone was doing and what everyone wanted at QB.
The dumbest stat that always gets repeated is that Saban has trouble with mobile qb's. They list Manzel, Cam, Kelly, Burrow as if this is Saban's kryptonite. Those guys were everyones kryptonite. Every team struggles against RPO qb's. Just never understood that criticism.
Exactly. The ACC is a complete joke. Should continue to be a cake walk for Clemson after this year. All this proves is you have to have a QB.
Finebaum is right about Dabo though. No coach whines as much as he does. No coach complains as much as he does. When Saban or Smart or Ferentz or anyone complain, it is usually to subtly motivate their own team. Like the famous "rat poison." Dabo really believes what he says.
For the first time ever, I am picking Ole Miss to beat the Tide. Just feels like this game has set up (even better than the back-to-back years) for Ole Miss to get a win. Veteran QB in Kiffin's system with a serviceable defense is hard to pick against when Bama Oline and Dline strugging. With the right breaks, Ole Miss is a dark horse for the Playoffs with everyone around the country getting beat.
After 3 weeks, UGA and Ole Miss are the two best teams. I am not downplaying my team. But too many losses to the NFL and for the 4th straight season a bad defense. Kirby is the best defensive coach in the game, Bama hasn't been the same without him outside of one year with Pruitt. Kiffin is the best Offensive Coach in the game. Be fun to watch those two teams play. Bama has a lot of young guys coasting on last years win. Oline is not good. D line is terrible. Secondary can't cover in man. Linebackers can't fill a zone. Bama will win 10 games on talent. But no repeat this year. UGA front 7 too good and Ole Miss offense too good.
Ole Miss due to QB play and Coaching is def a threat to anyone. If that offense stays healthy they can beat anyone. Kiffin has done a great job so far.
The comments aren't near the same. One was said about his own team. The other was said about another program. Saban never disrespected LSU. (Except of course beating them almost every year) But i was referring more to Ed talking about how LSU now owns the rivalry and they were going to be beating Bama from now own and all that. Got destroyed last year. And yes you are correct, Ed deserves credit for getting a staff and qb that made him look good. I prefer Saban, who makes his staff look good.
After his dumb comments about beating Alabama a couple of years ago this clown deserves everything he gets. That LSU team was all time great, still barely beat Bama, and Ed had little to do with it. A great Offense and OC deserve all the credit.
Good schedule? Yes Most Challenging? No There are some bad teams on that schedule.
Blaming this on them is dumb. This movement started way before the Capitol and was happening regardless. Woke police won't stop no matter what the other side does. You're essentially playing the same card as a rapist that says the girl shouldn't have provoked me.
According to police report, former LSU player beat dog so badly animal had to have its leg amputated
Coach O: tougher on a player that beat a dog than one that beat a woman. Never mind the multiple sexual assault allegations. But hey those players won a natty so it's all ok. True class act. At least he got rid of this P.O.S. that did this to the dog. If he had just beat the woman he would have been starting all season.
Followed by Bama becoming the GOAT in 2021
I just hope he stabilizes the vols and makes them competitive. Much more fun to beat a good vols team than what we have seen the last decade and a half.
Mark Mangino went 12-1 there in 2007. Average 6 wins a season. SO your comment is beyond stupid.
Sad to see all the UT hate in the comments. SEC is better when UT is good. The are the only team that has to play Fla, UGA, and Bama every year. Tough sleddin'. Hopefully the right coach will get them going. Bama was "unfixable" too in 2006.
Finally a poster that makes sense. These two team it’s a toss up on a given night. 95 Nebraska was amazing. But 01’ Miami, for all the NFL talent on 19 LSU and 20 Bama, Miami 01’ was the best team all around. Better defense than either of these two. Only draw back was they won in spite of Coker who wasn’t a very good coach. Which makes the team more impressive.
Enjoyed this read.
There are only two ways to fix ratings. 1.) reduce scholarships again so talent is more spread out (i.e. punish the top schools just because they recruit better), 2.) expand the playoff to 16, eliminate conference divisions and cut back to 11 regular season games to offset the extra play. 16 team playoff gives you 15 games where you will be guaranteed an upset or 2 every year.
You are absolutely correct. Opening round games would have interest but it would wane closer to the finals game. People didn't watch because Bama was a 9 point favorite and figured it would be a blow out. Other teams outside of the big 3 are going to have to make a run. The Pac-12 and Texas need to get off their butts and start playing football.
I agree with everything you said. OSU losing the hottest player in the country not playing for Bama on the first play was a death knell. Also missing guy on the defensive front mattered. Winner wouldn't have changed. But may not have been four td's.
As a Bama fan, I hope Georgia whips Clemson. They get to play in the easiest conference in the country and skate through the season. Glad they had to travel to South Bend this year. Even if they beat UGA, at least it will be a legit win rather than say boat race NC State or someone.
LSU won a shootout last year due to an early turnover from Tua. The Tide were every bit as good as LSU last year. LSU was great btw and earned everything. But they squeaked past the Tide and Auburn. 2020 Bama had one close game, against an all SEC schedule, and it was never really in doubt. But the reason 2020 bama would win is Smitty, LSU could not stop 2020 Smitty.
Also someone please hire Pete Golding away from Alabama so a real defensive coach can take over.
Just a comment on point 1 of this article: Florida has not been a shining light upon a hill of character until Mullen. Matt Hayes seems to forget that Urban Meyer had a program loaded with thugs and covered up infraction after infraction. I say that not to say the rest are better, just don't claim Florida has been any better than the rest.