@ KirbySmart: LOL
@ UGARMYRet: It's not too hard to believe considering a lot of programs are one-injured-QB away from disaster. Just ask Florida State from a few seasons ago; they lost their starter at the end of the opening game (against Alabama) and that team tanked hard after being a pre-season #3. I think Alabama has a serviceable backup in Mac Jones, who played extremely well in the last two A-Day games. Granted, that's not live game action, but I think he'd perform well enough to not be the reason the team loses. He'd be like a McCarron-style QB, managing the game, limiting turnovers, and letting the ground game pound the ball. Tua was playing poorly against Georgia, no doubt about that, and Hurts did come in and pull out the victory....but we're approaching a new season...who knows what will happen. See you guys in ATL...hopefully
It seems obvious that the branding and uniform/logos were all done by the same design team. "Iron" is a decent name for a B'ham team, but the logo is....well, crap. Salt Lake City's team, the Stallions, has me and other SLC residents scratching our heads, as Salt Lake City is not where wild horses roam. They could have done better. San Diego's name, the Fleet, is perfectly-fitting. Apollos, Legends...meh.
Still...it would have been nice if your team and my team had finished strong. I'm confident that Georgia is better than Texas 9 out of 10 times, and Alabama is better than Clemson 6, maybe 7 times out of 10. Our programs let the league down, and themselves.
Florida held their own in bowl season...I only wish Alabama had done the same. The team embarrassed themselves, the program, their fans, and the SEC as a whole. I don't like half of you during the season, but, like family, when outsiders start harping on the SEC, I get defensive....even when it's little brother, Auburn.
Hunter is just upset that his coloring book classes keep getting harder, preventing him from graduating.
It's Aggie fans like you that make me happy we welcomed your team into the league; your comment is a smart, yet not overly-biased, analysis of the league and of the game on Monday night. Thank you for making our conference better.
It may be a big get, but it's Maryland, so I doubt Locksley has a winning season anytime soon. I've been wrong before, however.
Agreed. Wish your boys had railroaded those morons.
In response to wde0012's remark, Georgia does have an argument, but that's all. Would I consider Georgia one of the four best teams in the country right now? Absolutely. But when you compare their season to that of other team's, the argument takes some hits, especially since they have two losses. It's a raw deal, but ultimately the process is to crown a true champion, and the margin for error gets smaller. It could be argued that the 2010 Alabama team, despite three losses, was one of the four best teams in that season. I know you'll just say that I'm blinded by my Crimson glasses, but the argument could be made, right? Especially when you factor in all the talent that team had. I'm still puzzled how they didn't run the table that season and repeat. Alas...it didn't happen. UGA had a great season, and I hope they win their bowl game and represent the SEC well. The same with Auburn, though their season fizzled. The SEC performed poorly last season, so we need to have all our programs dominate this post-season. Oh, and f**k UCF. I am so tired of thier crap. One of their fans tried to claim UCF played more bowl-eligible teams, more teams that won their bowl, more 8+ win teams and more Top 25 teams than Alabama last year. All of which was completely inaccurate. The only thing close was that both Alabama and UCF's opponents managed to muster just two bowl wins each (the SEC really laid an egg in the post-season last year) but even one of those SEC bowl losses came at the hands of.....Alabama, who beat Georgia, so it could be argued that that particular stat still favored the Tide. The guy went on to claim the AAC is a better conference than the ACC, despite, once again, pointing out that the ACC has had 11 bowl teams the last three seasons to the AAC's 7 the last three seasons. These UCF idiots are really pushing it.
Georgia is a good squad. I can see why they have dominated the East the past two seasons. Georgia would destroy Oklahoma and Notre Dame, easy, but I'm not on the CFP Committee, so my two cents don't count. The SEC had a poor showing in last year's bowls; let's eat 'em up this year! SEC, SEC, SEC!
With each passing season, I suspect more and more that Gus has no idea what he's doing. Stidham IS a better QB than what his stats showed for this season, but under Gus's direction, he regressed. Granted, he didn't have much of a running game to support his passing attack, but that's also on Gus for not recruiting and coaching up better.
Mizzou wouldn't be a bad choice for the kid.
Sad news. My condolences go out to his family and friends.
I don't like this guy, but I don't like many people. Alabama is one of the better teams in the country right now, and even with one loss, depending on the margin of victory in said loss, it'd be hard not to suggest that they are as equal, if not better, than a one-loss Texas or Oklahoma or Ohio State. The CFP's job is to get the four best teams in the nation, and I haven't seen much to suggest this Alabama team, even with a single loss, is not one of the four best teams this year. Because of people like Kanell, and UCF fans, I desire nothing more than for Alabama to go undefeated. If you don't lose any, then no one can take that from you. And don't even mention UCF; they played TWO FCS schools last season, didn't even play all of their regular season games (didn't make up the Georgia Tech game) and played one of the worst schedules in the country. If Alabama played a Strength of Schedule in the bottom thirty, two FCS schools, people would be up in arms. They already are about the ONE FCS team Alabama played this year....UCF plays TWO, yet people think they should be champs?
Look at the big brain on MSU! I agree, and disregard my attempt at humor.
I do not recall that at all.
It'll be another grudge match, with the victor having the greatest momentum heading into the CFP over the other three teams.
Alabama's defense allows 307.9 yards per game. LSU's defense allows 330.3 yards per game. Alabama's defense allows 15.9 points per game. LSU allows 15.1 Alabama's offense produces 564.3 yards per game. LSU's offense produces 383.6 yards per game. Alabama averages 54.1 points per game. LSU averages 30.4 points per game. Alabama has five receivers averaging more than 17 yards per catch. Alabama's backup QB has almost as many TD passes (5) as LSU's starting QB (6). LSU has five players averaging over 4 yards per carry. Alabama has seven. Alabama's defense allows less passing and rushing yards than LSU, while Alabama's offense also posts more passing and rushing yards than LSU. Alabama leads the conference in sacks (26) Alabama's punt returner (Waddle) is 4th in the country. Alabama's kick returner (Jacobs) is 4th in the country. LSU's starting QB has thrown more interceptions than Alabama's three QBs combined. Alabama's red zone defense is tied for 13th. LSU's red zone defense is 22nd. LSU is tied for 76th in sacks allowed on QB, having given up 18 sacks. Alabama is tied for 3rd, having given up just 5 sacks. In regards to 3rd Down Conversion Rate, Alabama ranks 1st, while LSU ranks 86th.
Wisconsin once won their conference with a 8-5 record; you want a team with a 8-5 record in your playoff? UCLA, just a few years ago, represented their division in the Pac-12 title game with a record of 6-6. They lost, but had they won, per your criteria, you would have a 7-6 football team in your playoff. No thanks.
I don't think you can easily dismiss it; if you're considering the award for a QB, and you can point to his ability to throw 4-4 on a last-minute drive to defeat an opponent, then you have to give credit. If he goes 3-4 on that drive, missing on the game-winning TD, then it should hinder him somewhat. There's nothing wrong with being clutch, but I will agree that it doesn't have to go to a player on a CFP team, which often seems to be the case.
What? One, what does that have to do with this article? Two, can you list these supposed policies by ESPN that highlight this bias? I enjoy reading the comments on this site because most of the fans, even from rival teams, are often good college football fans, paying respect when due, and being fairly objective in their opinions of their own teams, as well as their opponents. Having said that, here you are, posting some ill-conceived trite, embarrassing yourself and ruining the content of this page. Take your ball, and go home. That's apparently how you act in regards to ESPN, and likely the NFL, so continue being the sore loser and quitter you are, but do so on your own time and dime.
Based upon my blood pressure, the game in Starkville was more stressful than the last two games against Clemson, and one of those we lost. This is why I like this site; good SEC football fans, who can offer objective commentary about the game.
This is why I appreciate the comments on this site; it's mostly SEC fans, who, while still having their allegiance to their team, can call out BS regarding other conference schools.
Good Job, Eddie.
There goes your scholarship.
He's turned down too many more-lucrative jobs just to settle on this gig. UT is still a great football program, but I wouldn't bet money on him replacing Jones.
I'd rather keep blowing people out. This is a team sport, and as such team recognition comes first. I'm fine with Bama never having another Heisman winner, as long as we keep winning National Championships. If this were tennis or golf, maybe I'd be more concerned with individual awards.
Maybe because a bunch of videos on YouTube never really show him actually flipping anyone off. Every video I have seen stops right as he starts moving his fingers. Fingers that also appear to be holding his mouthpiece. And he was wearing the home jersey in that video clip, so why would he flip off his own fans?