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14-Oct-18
GA lost yesterday. The Ohio State should move into 2nd.

I don't think they could beat the professional 'bama team though.

From: NvaGvUp
14-Oct-18
It was a wild week for sure, esp. for ranked teams.

14-Oct-18
Yes it was. Rankings will change for sure!

14-Oct-18
I knew our Mountaineers didn’t deserve a top 10 ranking. Looked terrible!! Still have to face TCU, Texas, and Oklahoma. Oh well, fun while it lasted :)

From: Rocky
14-Oct-18
The Tide was stuck there for a while in the 2nd quarter at 13-10 against Missouri. Then the roof fell in on Mizzou. This Alabama team is a true monster. They can play their second and third stringers to get a breather. Tough to see anyone beating them BUT anything can happen in football. Straight up if the Buckeyes play their best game and the Tide plays average football it will be a sleep walker for the Tide. That is how good they are.

The Rock

From: Rocky
14-Oct-18
BTW.....

Rumors are flying that Alabama has challenged the SuperBowl Champions to a pay per view event after they win their 7th title for the true world championship. The line at this time if played would be Alabama -1. ;-)

Now watch. I bet I hexed them. ;-(

The Rock

From: NvaGvUp
14-Oct-18
Eight of the Top 25 teams lost yesterday and only two of those were to ranked opponents.

From: Owl
14-Oct-18
Meanwhile, Nebraska finds new ways to lose a game. The Scott Frost era is banking mega karma points with the way they have been playing. Still, a great hire and it will pay off.

14-Oct-18
SEC Rules! Go Vandy!!

14-Oct-18
The SEC doesn't rule. Alabama does. For good cause too.

From: Bowfreak
14-Oct-18
Yes the SEC does rule. It's not just Bama.

14-Oct-18
Ohio State is not in the SEC.

;)

From: bigswivle
14-Oct-18
Go Gators!!! Gonna be a wild last half of the season

From: Joey Ward
14-Oct-18
Those Wildcats sure are looking good this season.

My Tigers are sucking big time. Not sure they can win another game this season. In fact, word is, they’ve hired Dog the bounty hunter to see if he can find their defense. :-)

From: buckhammer
14-Oct-18
GO BLUE!!!

From: NvaGvUp
14-Oct-18
GO, AGGIES!

My alma mater, Utah State, is now 5 - 1 and is averaging over 51 points per game on offense!

Their only loss was in their opener @ then #9 ranked Michigan State when they gave up the winning score in the last few minutes.

GO, AGGIES!

14-Oct-18
A wild week 7 for sure...Ducks, Huskies game was a shoot out! Wasn’t sure the Irish were going to pull it out there for a minute! Knew Colorado’s time had come...

14-Oct-18
Bowfreak, only in your dreams. Aside from 'bama, the SEC regularly gets their rear end handed to them. I used to keep records on this but, quit 6 years ago. The SEC routinely bats about 50% in bowls. Well behind most conferences. Take 'bama out of the mix and you get a so-so conference. Its been that way for a good while.

https://www.reddit.com/r/CFB/comments/48p147/alltime_conference_bowl_records_with_conference/

There are several conferences that own the SEC in bowls.

From: K Cummings
14-Oct-18

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In case anyone is interested, my D2 Bulldogs are still undefeated.

:)

KPC

From: NvaGvUp
14-Oct-18
Kevin,

Maybe so, but wait until they play North Dakota State!

From: K Cummings
14-Oct-18
Not likely Kyle, ND State is D1-AA.

KPC

From: Norseman
14-Oct-18
Right on Kevin. They moved up from D2 in 2010, I think. 6 National Championships later........

From: NvaGvUp
14-Oct-18
So what do I know?

I got lost when they changed things from D1 and D2 to whatever the 'ell it is today.

FCS? FBS?

WHUT?

From: Rocky
14-Oct-18
SEC Schools

University of Alabama University of Arkansas Auburn University University of Florida University of Georgia University of Kentucky Louisiana State University University of Mississippi Mississippi State University University of Missouri University of South Carolina University of Tennessee Texas A&M University Vanderbilt University

Weak conference EXCEPT for the Tide? You gotta be joking me.

The Rock

From: Mpdh
14-Oct-18
Love it Kevin! My daughter and son in law both have FSU vanity plates on their cars.

14-Oct-18
Don't take my ribbing as literal Rocky. But, don't forget to check out the link. It kinda throws a wrench in the guarantee that the SEC is the best.

From: Zbone
14-Oct-18
Not a Notre Dame or Michigan fan, but they'll both likely move up behind Clemson...

From: Bowfreak
15-Oct-18
We go through this nonsense almost every year.

The SEC has 5 BCS National championships. They are 9-2 in title games. One of those losses came when LSU lost to Alabama. No other conference has a winning record nor more than 2 wins. There are 5 schools with BCS national championships.... Alabama, Auburn, LSU, Florida and Tennessee.

For the football powers in the SEC it's national championship or bust. Winning the salad bowl or fruit bowl means nothing to them.

15-Oct-18
In all honesty, what’s absurd is hanging a whole conference on one teams shoulders. How many of those title games were won by Alabama? Yes, since the BCS, the Sec has won the most championships by far. But, again how many were won by ‘Bama?

I understand your reasoning. I really do. The problem is, ‘bama removed you have no one else to pin that claim on with any sincerity.

Saban is a master. He’s proved that. Alabama is men amongst boys. No doubting that. Aside from that, they get beat often outside conference play when ‘bama isn’t playing. As long as it’s not a Lafayette tech type appointment. Which it often is durning season games. The real world results don’t support the claim the SEC rules.

From: Zbone
15-Oct-18
From above - "Not a Notre Dame or Michigan fan, but they'll both likely move up behind Clemson"

Almost got it right, they put LSU in between...8^)

Polls now have Clemson 3, Notre Dame 4, LSU 5, MI 6...

From: Rocky
15-Oct-18
C'MON. Everybody loves an underdog but generally speaking the SEC rules college football and will as I said three years ago, last year and again this year. Yes there are teams that can beat a Alabama, a Georgia, a Auburn, a Tennessee a LSU, or a Florida but the fact remains and is understood by all: the SEC teams are STILL better than you. ;-) Just the way it is. ;-)

The Rock

15-Oct-18
If you say so Rocky. Only problem is stats don’t agree. :^)

They are indeed the 800 pound gorilla in the room when bama is present. But, many of the other teams from year to year get so over rated. That isn’t particular to the SEC. you see it every where. Look at the mountain ears. They suck with their one sided approach. But, for some reason, had the polls fooled.

This isn’t a knock on the SEC. I enjoy watching that conference more then any other. The good teams are explosive on offense and stingy on defense. But, they don’t over shadow all the conferences when going head to head, as implied.

15-Oct-18
I'd really like to see an Alabama/Ohio State game this year if it keep going that way...tough to imagine anyone beating Alabama.

From: K Cummings
15-Oct-18
Mpdh:

Things sure have changed between when my wife and I went there and when my daughter went there. At that time, the top three sports were hockey, hockey and hockey.

Now it's basketball, football and I wish we had a decent hockey team.

:)

KPC

From: Rocky
15-Oct-18
SA, I think Ohio State would ironically miss the flight to that game, but hey, the Patriots were 18-0 and Eli Manning took them down. Makes me sick to even say his name.

The Rock

From: Bowfreak
15-Oct-18
I can only assume WV didn't read my post? LSU, Auburn, Tennessee and Florida all have BCS championships. No other conference has more than 3 actually (I originally said 2)....because Florida St. Has 2 and Clemson 1. Miami has one when they were in the Big East.

Since the BCS was formed the SEC has 11 national championships.

Florida has 2 of those LSU has 2, Tennessee and Auburn both have 1.

That's 6 national championships, twice as many as any other conference WITHOUT including Alabama.

It's case closed, numbers don't lie, the SEC is the dominant force in college football.

15-Oct-18
I read your post. I just paid it no mind. Like I do most die in the wool SEC fan claims. :^) To save a lot of typing, Until the playoffs, it's kinda hard to claim dominance in the scale you guys do. The playoffs somewhat took the edge off the bias everyone exhibited about the beloved SEC previously. How many times before 2013, were their unbeaten teams not invited in favor of a one or two loss SEC team? The playoffs, By requiring at least the "favored" programs to play head to head, have shown light on the Mighty SEC. Since then, the SEC is not winning more. And, the only team to win one from the SEC is Alabama.

From: Zbone
15-Oct-18
Am so tired of hearing this SEC superiority, fact is (aside from Alabama) any of the TOP teams in any the power 5 conferences could beat one another any given Saturday...

15-Oct-18
Yep. All fun ribbing and jokes aside, the fact is that they do in fact do that. It kills SEC fellas to admit it. But, that is simply reality.

From: Rocky
15-Oct-18
Love Ya WV......but any of the top 6 teams in the SEC could beat ANY team in the country except Alabama, a team in a league of its own. You seem to be forgetting the SEC top tier teams are men of infinite athletic ability, not big boys still chasing cheer leaders. ;-)

The Rock

The Rock

15-Oct-18
I ain't forgetting it. I just know better because all the pertinent, real world info we have says so. Regardless of the never ending fan club that claims differently. You got 'bama. For the SEC guy, there is Nothing else spectacular to note.

On a side note, I knew the wisdom most SEC fans posses was lacking. I'll prove it right now. Who wouldn't rather chase cheerleaders around versus running around the field patting other men on the butt? You can claim infinite athletic ability and, probably be right. But, the guy setting on the couch with the pretty cheer leader, watching those infinite men chase each other around, gets my nod for the undisputed champ. :^) EVERY TIME.

Really, I'm finished joshing you guys for a while. Before I go, Year end and Year out, I would guess the SEC probably has the best team. And, with 'Bama, they are probably going to dominate the play off series. I see their dominance and presence no where else in the SEC. Or, any other conference. There is no comparison when on the field. Their weight program and position coaching is dominant. And, the complete execution of what Saban demands shows all that.

Good luck fellas and God Bless

From: Franzen
16-Oct-18
We do have to go through this regularly, because the SEC-worshipers do indeed like to ignore the facts. Sheer dominance I tell you, that the SEC mustered an 11-13 bowl record the last two years.

Is the SEC a great football conference? Yes. Is it the best? Many years probably. Is it dominant? Maybe in rabid fan bases, but not necessarily in football. As WV said above, if nothing else maybe recent vintage Bama should be considered a dominant team, but otherwise the facts are lacking. And... let's not even get started with the BCS manure. When the clown circus committee gives you an auto bid every year, and on occasion two bids, you ought to win some. Having said that, they did at least come out and win quite a few of the one-game playoffs.

It's just too bad we can't have 8 play, so we could actually feel decent that the championship was decided on the field.

From: Zbone
16-Oct-18
Yeah Franzen, knew BIG10 had a better Bowl record than SEC last year but didn't have the stats...

From: Rocky
16-Oct-18
Alabama...NCS Championship Trophy....all other winning bowl teams and Conferences combined ......Participation Trophies. ;-)

BTW...WV...I am in your camp, or was at one time, about the cheerleader thing. ;-)

RoLLLLLLL Tide.

The Rock

From: Bowfreak
16-Oct-18
Franzen,

Who has won the NIT for the last 24 years?

That's right....nobody cares just like nobody cares who won the Holiday Bowl.

Ask Ohio State if they are happy when they win the Rose Bowl when its not the national championship. Ask Texas fans if they are happy when they win the Cotton Bowl under the same conditions?

Only championships really matter to big time football programs.

From: Franzen
16-Oct-18
Deflection anyone? Hard to claim dominance if your conference's team can't beat their Holiday Bowl opponent... Ask Kentucky if they are happy to win basically any bowl. The problem is you think the SEC if full of Bamas.

From: Bowfreak
16-Oct-18
I don't need to ask Kentucky if they are happy to win the Holiday Bowl....I KNOW they are. That's why I said big time programs. Kentucky has been a door mat in the SEC consistently....although they aren't this year.

Not a deflection....it is the truth. If you want to play your game on just winning then that game is just as easy to play. The SEC has a winning record against every conference except the Big East. They are 4 games under 500 against the Big East. As of the 2015 bowl season, The SEC is 38-20 vs the ACC, 46-28 vs. the Big 10, 37-30-1 vs. the Big 12 and 8-7-1 vs. the Pac 12. This information is current though the 2015 bowl season.

They were: 9-2 overall in 2016 7-7 overall in 2017 4-5 overall in 2018

No other conference comes anywhere close to these records. They are still the dominant conference and it will only be getting better. With Dan Mullen at Florida and Jimbo Fisher at A&M the conference is going to be even stronger.

From: bigswivle
16-Oct-18
Like a bunch of triggered liberals in here. Lol!!

From: Brotsky
16-Oct-18
I LOL'd a little when someone called Texas a big time football program.

From: Norseman
16-Oct-18
What’s this FBS stuff? I thought the thread title is NCAA Football?

From: Rocky
16-Oct-18
Like I said SEC...S upe E...lite...C...onference. Nothing lasts forever and I am enjoying while it lasts because it never does. I have been for the Tide since Joe Namath played for the 'Bear', Joe being from Beaver Falls Pa. It wasn't always this great and had some rough patches. That seems like so long ago for this team.

BTW....Texas, just the name alone is big time football. How many HS Stadiums get filled to capacity to the tune of 18,000, 19,500 and Alamo Stadium @ 23,000.

I call that Big Time Football.

The Rock

From: bigeasygator
16-Oct-18
Rock, you from Beaver Falls? I was born there and still visit my grandparents multiple times a year on College Hill. Joe Namath used to live next door to them.

Also, there’s the SEC...and everyone else. Go Gators!

From: Rocky
16-Oct-18
BEG, You must have been a QB in H.S. hailing from that area. Within a 60 mile radius your neighborhood produced: Joe Montana/Dan Marino/Joe Namath/ Johnny Unitas/ Jim Kelly/ George Blanda. That is a stellar QB lineup.There must have been something in the water in that Pittsburgh area. ;-)

The Rock

From: Joey Ward
16-Oct-18
Ah, undeniably.....Joe Buck.

:-)

16-Oct-18
The Big East are the Champs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And WVU was a big part of that dominance!!!!!!

I remember rolling down to play the mighty SEC Bulldogs several years ago in a BCS bowl. We had them 28-0 before I ever finished making my popcorn.

Following year, we rolled into a BCS bowl against the Sooner's. Beat them so bad we redefined butt whooping in the Websters dictionary

2 years later rolled into a BCS bowl against Clemson. They had to install an extra score board by halftime to keep up with our scoring.

Proving our dominance didn't stop with the SEC. In WV we used to chase the cheerleaders and wipe the field of posers. Regardless of conference. We made the SEC clean our cleats in out of conference play and in bowl games, after the game to remove their jersey's from them. We made the ACC hand wash our underwear EVERY TIME we played them. After the game no doubt. And, we made the Big 12 prep our pads and load the plane after we took them behind the wood shed.

Come on boy's, say it ain't so! I dare you. :^) If we had Rich Rod we'd been national champs by now. Man, I miss those days. Now all we can do is finish mid conference every year because our coach doesn't know what a running attack is. Talk about going from hero to zero. One thing I'll never forget is the year we played Oklahoma, LSU was picked ahead of us to play in the BCS title game regardless of being a 2 LOSS team!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 It was a conspiracy to protect the SEC from another butt whopping like we gave the MIGHTY Bulldogs 2 years before :^)

From: Bowfreak
17-Oct-18
There are no denying facts, and Rock not everything lasts forever but so far SEC dominance has.

From: Rocky
17-Oct-18
WV,

Now you can wake up and apologize because I WAS a young man at one time in the long ago past. That was THEN this is NOW. Make certain your hip waders are within reach if you watch Alabama football because sooner or later the TIDE will come rushing in. All due fun and respect for you as I hope you know......:-)

The Rock

Bowfreak,

....and will do so for the for see able future. Just a different game watching the SEC. You can feel the dominance. What other team can bench their starting QB who had a record of 26-2 with a true freshman (Tua) who crushes opponents? This and all at the same time 'Bama' loses its top 2 coordinators after their BCS victory over Georgia last year.

Amazing team that plays as a TEAM. If someone on the Tide turns the ball over the ENTIRE team turned that ball over and they admitted such and their anger to erase THEIR mistakes rises considerably. YFP himself could....well ...lets not get carried away. He could be interviewed to carry the Gatorade. ;-)

The Rock

From: Franzen
17-Oct-18
I have to laugh at what you all call dominant I guess. Those records of course are good, but nothing like what I would consider dominant. Having just a winning record is not dominant, at least not in my book. It seems like you all are just watering down the word. Also, I'm not sure where you are coming up with the last two years bowl records, google says 6-7 and 5-6. If the SEC was consistently 9-2 I'd be right there with you on their dominance as a conference, but that just isn't the case.

Add to it, the two Big 12 teams that hopped leagues recently came right in holding their own, which is just more evidence that points to the SEC dominance being more in hype than substance. Those teams should have been doormats if the SEC was so dominant.

From: Bowfreak
17-Oct-18
Franzen,

It comes from CBS sports.

Why don't you post up a conference that historically has a more dominant record?

I'll be waiting.

From: bigeasygator
17-Oct-18
Hmmm, let's see. There are 128 D1 (FBS) schools in the country. Fourteen of them reside in the SEC. The BCS was founded in 1998, so we've now had 20 BCS champions.

Of those 20 champions, over half (11) have come from the SEC. You think it's just Alabama? Of the 14 SEC schools, five have won BCS Championships (and frankly, it should have been six had UGA not blown it last year). In the last five years, every one of the SEC schools (even lowly Vandy) was ranked in the Top 25 at some point, and 10 of them (Florida, USC, Mizzou, Bama, UGA, Auburn, Alabama, Ole Miss, MSU, and LSU) were Top 10 teams at some point.

Find me another conference that even approaches that level of depth!

17-Oct-18
Rock, this has been fun. I enjoy some good ribbing. It is so much mor fun when everyone is just blasting stuff out to get reactions.

Now, on a series note, I don’t own hip waders. We are so high up, the tide can’t touch us. No need for preventive measures of speculation. Boom!!!!!

The SEC fears is. The ACC trembles at our mention. The Big Ten reinvented their rushing attack getting away from us. While Iowa State takes us in the wood shed. SMH.

SEC dominance? Nah. However, The SEC minus bama could compete for high school bragging rights. That’s something right there to be proud about. :^)

From: Rocky
17-Oct-18
Franzen,

Anybody that says the SEC is not dominant in D1 schools must be standing on their heads. C'mon. Granted there are some great programs out there in every conference. You must remember the SEC schools like all else play many games within their own conference thus the win loss record. They lure and sign the best players in the country. How could they not be the best year in and year out? We're beating a dead horse here.

Rolllllll Tide.

The Rock

17-Oct-18
The moons not right. The tide is weakening. If they flounder, the pillars of the SEC are gone. I smell an upset coming.

From: Zbone
17-Oct-18
Just let them ramble Justin, I know it's tiring too but its fruitless to argue with them...

From: Joey Ward
17-Oct-18
I would've liked to play for Spurrier.

Or even Lou Holtz.

Not at SC, though. :-)

My kind of coaches.

From: Bowfreak
17-Oct-18
I agree it is fruitless arguing from a position of weakness. :)

From: Franzen
17-Oct-18

Franzen's Link
"Why don't you post up a conference that historically has a more dominant record?"

No need to wait. The SEC has the best bowl record all time, no way around that. See the link for bowl records by conference. You know what it doesn't show? A Grand Canyon sized chasm between the SEC and all the other conferences that would match this proclaimed dominance.

"Find me another conference that even approaches that level of depth! "

By comparison, the Big 12 has had every team ranked in the last 5 years by the AP, except Kansas. So approaching that level is no issue. I didn't check any other conferences because I knew the Big 12 would either equal that level or be very close. Again, we go back to, being slightly better does not exactly make one dominant.

17-Oct-18
this is one of my favorite annual threads! I'd very much like to see a team....any team beat Alabama this year. In fact, I'd like to see some specific suggestions on just who that is.....

17-Oct-18
Ohio State.

We might even hit one of their players when he comes over to our sideline:)

Only older guys will know what that is a reference too. Good old Woody, and it is not what the younger ones are thinking.

From: bigswivle
17-Oct-18
Alabama is head and shoulders above anyone else in college football “today”. Clemson, Ohio State(but your coach will let you down) and maybe Georgia can match up from a talent standpoint. I hope they get beat and I hope it’s my gators in the SEC championship game.

From: Rocky
17-Oct-18
Frank,

I remember seeing replays of Woody string lining that player. Now I know you jest about Ohio State. The Tide can send their band to play Ohio and they would be favored. All joking aside Alabama just looks too good and they can get beat but not when it counts. If someone upsets them and they still make the playoffs they are a lock to win the BCS. You realize how good they are when everyone yearns for them to get beat. Some people may get happy as the Tide has a rough patch coming up in Tennessee, LSU, Miss. State and Auburn. If they get through them unscathed its ALL over.

The Rock

From: Bowfreak
17-Oct-18
One reason why it will continue is money. SEC schools fork out huge amounts of money to coaches and for facilities (and players if need be LOL). It doesn't necessarily mean that you are going to have the best coach but it shows that the schools are committed to paying whatever it takes to have what they think is the best possible coach. 5 of the top 10 paid guys are coaching SEC teams. As good as Bama is all of the other 4 SEC coaches are knocking on their door. Kirby Smart has talent that is only rivaled by Bama. Dan Mullen will kill it at Florida and Jimbo Fisher will win a National Championship soon at A&M.

From: Joey Ward
17-Oct-18
Bowfreak, I disagree. While I think dan and Jimbo are good coaches, they won’t be able to recruit what it takes to win a national championship as long as nick as it alabama. And that’s at least another 5 to 8 years.

I’ve watched Tua’s brother play. He’s as good, and I think better, than Tua is. When jalen leaves, I’ll have to look at the backup. But Saban excells at filling in the holes.

From: Zbone
17-Oct-18
Bowfreak - "I agree it is fruitless arguing from a position of weakness. :)"

Aaaaah, what happened the last time Ohio State played Alabama?

Oh, that is right - Ohio State 42 / Alabama 35...8^)

From: Joey Ward
17-Oct-18
Ahhhh Zbone, last time eh? Please, I hope you’ll post the score the next time they meet.

Never mind, I’ll do it for you. Nothing is pertinent except the next time. :-).

From: Zbone
17-Oct-18
8^)))

Hopefully we will see...8^)

From: Bowfreak
17-Oct-18
I don't think Mullen wins a championship. Fisher will. Being at A&M is a huge recruiting advantage. He will own Texas and will poach recruits from other areas too. Saban, Smart and Fisher will field 3 of the 5-7 most talented teams every year.

Ohio State will always be in the mix because after their one loss the committee always finds a way to weasel them into the playoffs.

Anyone that thinks OSU beats Alabama this year is watching a different game than the rest of the country. Speaking of OSU....I didn't think it was possible to dislike a team more but when they hired Coach Smarmy it happened. If there is a more insufferable human being than Urban Meyer I'd like to know.

17-Oct-18
All jokes aside, no teams with losses gets the same preferences from judging committees like the SEC teams do.

From: Joey Ward
17-Oct-18
Jimbo recruited the number 1 QB out out alabama. Matter of fact, he came out of my old high school. Same one that put out Bart Starr. :-)

He’s good. But not NC good.

Can’t see A&M in NC game for the next 5 years at least. Mullins may be able to put together a strong team in that time.

Bama will stay strong for a while.

Unless Malzahn can find a QB to fit his scheme, he won’t be there much longer. Even if a he recruits some strong DBs. He does have a couple of strong freshman RBs that fit the scheme. But that’s 2 maybe 3 years down the road.

From: Rocky
17-Oct-18
WV, You are correct. The committees realize that the 4th best team in the SEC can beat anyone. ;-)

Zbone,

...and Tunney beat Dempsey. This Alabama team will rooolllll tide over them in a walker with Jalen Hurts in as QB. Tua will take them apart and will be on the bench with 4 minutes left in the 2nd quarter. C,mon. Give it up: Alabama is just too damned good and you know it, but you can always hope. I go through this every year. Like I said, even if you beat them they are still better than you because that will be the only time you will ever beat them. ;-)

The Rock

The Rock

From: Joey Ward
17-Oct-18
On another note, have you ever seen as many sucky kickers as the SEC has? Geeze, can they not find anybody out of soccer or Australia that’s wants to come kick for a full ride? :-)

From: RK
17-Oct-18
Classic line rock

Even if you beat them they are still better. LMFAO!

Then Hillary is the President or better than the President

Love it. SEC Cool Aid to the bitter end. :)

From: Joey Ward
17-Oct-18
The only team that I’ve seen seen that can beat bama now is bama. And I think they’re too good too deep for that to happen.

From: Zbone
17-Oct-18
Ah geeze, here we go...8^)

From: Bowfreak
18-Oct-18
One thing that UK has had was a very good kicker for as long as I can remember. The kid they have this year missed a 43 yarder SHORT against A&M. Commenting about the effectiveness of their kicker gives you an idea of where their program has been. Lol!

From: bigswivle
18-Oct-18
“I don't think Mullen wins a championship. Fisher will. Being at A&M is a huge recruiting advantage. He will own Texas and will poach recruits from other areas too. Saban, Smart and Fisher will field 3 of the 5-7 most talented teams every year.”

A&M hasn’t won a championship since 1939 and it’s been almost 40 years since Georgia’s last title. Mullen took Mississippi State to the #1 ranking and made them a contender almost every year. What he’s done at Florida this year is amazing, I feel pretty good about him bringing a title back to Gainesville.

From: Joey Ward
18-Oct-18
Zbone, in defense of my statement, unless an SEC team plays someone outside the conference, I don’t pay much attention to the others. :-)

Obviously I’m not alone. Lol

From: Bowfreak
18-Oct-18
It doesn't really matter how long it has been since someone won. It matters who their coach is now, how well he recruits and how well they get it done on Saturdays. Nick Saban would win national championships at Vandy.

21-Oct-18
Alabama!

From: NvaGvUp
21-Oct-18
OSU gets CRUSHED by Purdue, 49-20!

From: K Cummings
21-Oct-18
Yes, the Bulldogs are still undefeated.

:)

KPC

From: Rocky
21-Oct-18
Kyle,

Thanks for that heads up about Purdue when it was 14-6. I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it. They played to win right to the end, no prevent defense here. This team started out 0-3 and who followed them? Now they have won 4 straight with OSU being the gold ring.

The Rock

From: Bowfreak
21-Oct-18
Please OSU fans....don't complain at the end of the year if you are left out of the playoffs. When you get dismantled by Purdue you have no excuse.

However....if they make it to the end with just one loss the committee will figure out a way to put them in as they travel so well and generate lots of money.

From: Zbone
21-Oct-18
Bowfreak- "if they make it to the end with just one loss the committee will figure out a way to put them"

So false, last year they were left out with one loss to Iowa, and with this embarrassing lost to Purdue they will be left out again, trust me... They'll likely be dropped out of top 10 right now...

Hell, they'll be lucky to beat Michigan by the way they played yesterday... They're defense is suspect without Boza, and MI is labile to smoke them this year...

From: NvaGvUp
21-Oct-18
That loss to Iowa was a blowout.

From: Hackbow
21-Oct-18
The Rock - "This team started out 0-3 and who followed them?" Just us Boiler fans. No reason for anyone else to follow them as they have showed a complete lack of commitment to producing a quality football team for years. The most common phrase heard in the Fall in Boiler Nation is, "Thankfully BB season is coming soon.", or similar. The hiring of Jeff Brohm may have changed the football culture. Time will tell. West Lafayette is never going to be high on most 5-Stars' destination wish lists, but enough 4-Stars with good coaching and the team can be competitive.

The Boilers 3 losses are by a combined 8 pts. Their 4 wins are by a combined 99, including last night's 29 pt Buckeye whoopin'. I have zero expectations that this team will win out. Their next 4 games are tough and the last is against IU which is always emotionally charged. I just want them to compete. Laying down and dying without a fight is impossible to cheer for.

Aug 30 Northwestern Lost 27-31

Sep 8 E. Michigan Lost 19-20

Sep 15 Missouri Lost 37-40

Sep 22 Boston College Won 30-13

Sep 29 @Nebraska Won 42-28

Oct 13 @Illinois Won 46-7

Oct 20 Ohio St. Won 49-20

From: Zbone
21-Oct-18
Get your point Hackbow, but that lost last night was embarrassing, I'd also call it a blow out...

From: Hackbow
21-Oct-18
Zbone, it was a blow out and should be embarrassing for all Buckeye fans. But let's face it, the Boilers lost to Eastern Michigan in West Lafayette. We've adopted embarrassment as our official fan emotion for years.

From: Dirk Diggler
21-Oct-18
I feel sorry for those bama players, the pay cut they take when they turn pro has to be life altering! Just to stir the pot! :)

From: NvaGvUp
21-Oct-18
My USU Aggies won yesterday, 24-16 and are 6-1 for the first time in 44 years.

But they were horrible on offense! Going into the game they were averaging 51.7 points per game, second in the country, trailing only Alabama.

They were also averaging almost 500 yards per game on offense.

But yesterday they gained only 194 yards and only 50 of those were in the second half.

They intercepted Wyoming's first pass of Q3 and took it down to the WY 3, then got a TD. Later in Q3 they got a 99 yard kickoff return for another TD.

Other than that and a fast, long drive on their first possesion, they were pathetic.

From: NvaGvUp
21-Oct-18

21-Oct-18
DD, Lol...That was a good one!

21-Oct-18
Ohio takes a 9 point drop in the polls with that lose...Damn!

21-Oct-18
Bad weekend for Ohio teams!

From: Rocky
21-Oct-18
'lke', That had to drop Ohio out of the BCS. Could you imagine the uproar if Ohio would make the playoffs and then win the BCS after being embarrassed and totally dismantled by Purdue? Had it been a squeaker or just plain luck there could be an argument to a off night which could happen to any team, but they were literally hammered from beginning to end. The Alabama/LSU game in 2 weeks is the marquee match up. This will be a SEC bruiser.

The Rock

From: NvaGvUp
27-Oct-18
My Aggies have clearly solved the offensive issues from last week and just :16 into the game, lead New Mexico, 35-3!

From: NvaGvUp
27-Oct-18
Holy Crap!

Just 3:30 into Q2 and my Aggies lead 42-3!

Yet another USU score on a drive of less than one minute!

The Aggies sophomore QB, Jordan Love, is now 15-21 for 343 yards in a little more than one quarter!

From: Rocky
27-Oct-18
Those are big numbers in regards to yards per reception.

The Rock

From: NvaGvUp
27-Oct-18
Now 49-3 in the 1st half!

485 yards of offense in less than one half!

WOW!

From: NvaGvUp
27-Oct-18
Love is now 18-25 for 377 yards and FOUR TDs!

In the first half!

From: Rocky
27-Oct-18
You do know that Alabama has a bye this week. I would check these players with their helmets off at halftime. ;-)

The Rock

From: Dirk Diggler
27-Oct-18
Northwestern handled Wisconsin, say goodbye to the top 25.

From: NvaGvUp
27-Oct-18
52-5 at Halftime!

From: NvaGvUp
27-Oct-18
Love has 448 yards passing in the FIRST HALF!!!!

From: Dirk Diggler
27-Oct-18
Pretty much everybodys been tee-n-off on New Mexico.

From: K Cummings
27-Oct-18

K Cummings's embedded Photo
K Cummings's embedded Photo
Yep, the Bulldogs are 9-0.

GO DAWGS!!

KPC

From: NvaGvUp
27-Oct-18
USU has 18 drives for scores this year in LESS than one minute!

From: NvaGvUp
27-Oct-18
Nothing but scrubs in now for USU.

58-5 USU!

From: NvaGvUp
27-Oct-18
61-13!

From: NvaGvUp
27-Oct-18
Third fumble and third lost fumble for the Aggies.

NM recovers and runs in it in for a TD.

61-19 Aggies

From: Hawkarcher
27-Oct-18
I’m a Hawkeye fan. We’re not a blue blood program and I realize that. But I’m pissed off we lost at Pedo State. So mad I hope to put a Slick Trick through a deer tomorrow.

From: Norseman
27-Oct-18
Tough late int at the The doorstep of a winning drive. For sure.

From: Solo
27-Oct-18
I was pulling for the Hawkeyes too. They are well known for handing out upsets on a pretty regular basis, so I figured they were just the team to take out Penn State today. Darn it, anyway.

Yeah, this definitely warrants a double-lung payback, Hawkarcher....

From: Rocky
27-Oct-18
Purdue gets knocks off after taking Ohio apart last week. Go figure.

The Rock

From: Zbone
31-Oct-18
What you guys feelings on the BCS rankings? I think they got it right...

From: Rocky
31-Oct-18
I would say Alabama/LSU/Clemson /Georgia. Clemson is 8-0 but LSU is the toughest out for anybody this year with their strength of schedule. ND is all smoke.

Some people have it Alabama/ Alabama/Alabama/LSU. ;-)

The Rock

31-Oct-18
Sagarin strength of schedule ranking for the College Football Playoff Top 10 (Oct. 30):

1. Alabama (60) 2. Clemson (34) 3. LSU (6) 4. Notre Dame (45) 5. Michigan (23) 6. Georgia (28) 7. Oklahoma (36) 8. Washington State (55) 9. Kentucky (22) 10. Ohio State (57)

From: Franzen
31-Oct-18
I'm not really a ND fan, but that does not matter here. I think they have a beef if the "committee" supposedly goes by actual results this year. LSU's big wins were mainly vs. overrated opponents, just like one or two of ND's. The difference: LSU has a loss. LSU is getting credit for beating #8 Miami and #7 Auburn (per ESPN data), who have not lived up to the hype. With very comparable schedules, the team WITHOUT a loss should get the BOD, but of course I will be wrong among all these SEC fans. Having said that, #3 vs. #4 doesn't really mean much. And yes, Alabama has whipped on the Little Sisters of the Poor like always, but if it were me I would still have them in the top four even though their actual quality opponent results are not there so far.

31-Oct-18
Alabama has the weakest schedule of the top ten? That explains their luck!

;)

From: Rocky
02-Nov-18
National Championship tomorrow night at 8PM EST. Alabama @ LSU.

The Rock

From: Bowfreak
03-Nov-18
Agreed Rock.

From: KSflatlander
03-Nov-18
Rocky X2. I’m in on that one. I hope it’s a good game.

From: Rocky
03-Nov-18
KS,

As good as Alabama is, and they are, LSU has been playing lights out football. Also this is in Tiger Stadium a tough place for any team to win. Could be the game of the year. I hope so just to keep from falling asleep when Alabama plays.

The Rock

The Rockl

From: KSflatlander
03-Nov-18
Can’t wait but sorry Rocky I have to root against Alsmbama. They are the worst of 2 evils.

From: Rocky
03-Nov-18
UGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHH. ROOOOLLLLLLL TIDE. ;-)

The Rock

From: Norseman
03-Nov-18
“Sagarin strength of schedule ranking for the College Football Playoff Top 10 (Oct. 30): 1. Alabama (60) 2. Clemson (34) 3. LSU (6) 4. Notre Dame (45) 5. Michigan (23) 6. Georgia (28) 7. Oklahoma (36) 8. Washington State (55) 9. Kentucky (22) 10. Ohio State (57)“

North Dakota State. #22

From: Rocky
03-Nov-18
We have a NDS product QB here in Philly, Carson Wence who is hyped to be the "Savior" and the "Franchise". He better learn to take of the football because he seems to suffer from fumbilitis and Philly fans have little patience. As you may know they bombed Santa Claus with snowballs one year when he came out on his sleigh at halftime. ;-)

The Rock

The Rock

From: BIG BEAR
03-Nov-18
How about Clemson laying down 77 points !! Wow !!!

From: Rocky
03-Nov-18
BB,

That's a big number considering they didn't score a point in the entire 4th quarter. They are no joke but then again Louisville is not what you would call steeped in football talent. Anyway you cut it 77 against anybody when you are taking your foot off the gas in the 2nd half is impressive.

The Rock

From: K Cummings
03-Nov-18
Bulldogs still undefeated, 10-0.

GO DAWGS!!

KPC

From: Norseman
03-Nov-18
They love Wentz in Philly! It’s their terrible o line play of late that they are hating on.

From: Solo
03-Nov-18
K Cummings, what Bulldogs are 10-0? Can't be the GA Bulldogs.

You need to be more specific.

From: Rocky
03-Nov-18
Norseman, Here is a little of what is being said on the radio sports talk shows in the morning in regards to why the Eagles are not so good this year. " The offense needs better receivers and running backs and the offensive line is terrible and the defense sucks. Now this is basically the same team that won the Super Bowl last year. These radio shows really believe that Carson Wence is going to win multiple Super Bowls in Philly. In reality the guy has had the ball in his hands in both of their last two loses with the ability to win the game and he fumbles it away. The guy has all the physical tools but is woefully lacking between his ears and makes very poor decisions. He is capable of hitting wide open receives, as all NFL QB's are capable, but can't fit the ball into a window in crunch time and has never had to win a MUST game in his life. The jury is still out for me until he PROVES he can win and one and done game because all I see is him choking under duress. I hope I am wrong and he can get past this problem but I have seen too many Messiah's come and go in this town with Chip Kelly and the Dream Team.

The Rock

From: KSflatlander
03-Nov-18
Rocky what’s your prediction on the score tonight?

From: NvaGvUp
03-Nov-18
Mizzou crushes Floriduh and Michigan buries Penn State.

From: Norseman
03-Nov-18
Good Lord you are a negative Nancy. He’s doing great for his second full year, coming off a terrible knee injury throwing to alligator armed receivers. Any QB would be shaken in crunch time knowing your sieve OLine is going to put you in danger again.

From: KSflatlander
03-Nov-18
That’s was a ballsy call by WV. Glad TX went down.

From: NvaGvUp
03-Nov-18
Ryan,

Indeed!

03-Nov-18
I'm just glad to see our coach use the valuable of a running game.

From: K Cummings
03-Nov-18
Solo:

Ferris State Bulldogs.

As of last week, they were ranked #2 in DII.

We’ll see after this weeks win.

:)

KPC

From: BIG BEAR
03-Nov-18
Michigan put a whoopin on Penn State.

03-Nov-18
Michigan is way under rated.

From: Rocky
03-Nov-18
Ks,

Just saw your post. I would say Bama 16-0 at the half. ;-) I though the game would be closer in yards than this and I figured maybe 14-10 Bama at the half. I did not think LSU would get shut out. I thought Bama would win but a close and physically brutal game. I did not predict a blowout and left room for a upset truthfully if LSU played a perfect game. They are playing anything but perfect but neither is Alabama. I am a Tide man in football and hope they extend their lead and win it.

The Rock

From: KSflatlander
03-Nov-18
One thing about AL, all 11 men on the field do their job. That is really tough to beat. But I’m still pulling for LSU.

From: Rocky
03-Nov-18
...and that is that. Bama shuts them out 29-0. The scary part is that is far and away the worse I have ever seen Tua throw the ball.

Bama/ Georgia for the SEC Title in 2 weeks IF Bama can take care of MISS. State next week which should be a foregone conclusion.

The Rock

The Rock

From: NvaGvUp
04-Nov-18
Utah State 56, Hawaii 17!

That's eight in a row for the Aggies and the fifth time this year they've scored 56 points or more!

From: Rocky
05-Nov-18
USU

Seems to have turned it around and getting back to their 2012-14 caliber when they first hired Wells. He appears to be back with a pretty solid club. Before then they were a terrible football team but made a few coaching moves (Wells) which has since have people raising their eyebrows a bit. They're never going to go to the BCS but at least you can watch some quality football in a program that before Wells was a joke.

The Rock

From: NvaGvUp
05-Nov-18
Actually, it was Gary Anderson who turned the program around.

Then, because of his success, Wisconsin hired him away from USU and that's when Wells took over.

One nice thing about this year's team is that both the offense and defense are solid.

The offense is 2nd in the nation in scoring @ 50.1 ppg, trailing only Alabama at 50.3 ppg.

They also are 2nd in scoring drives that took less than a minute, with 19, again trailing only Alabama.

On defense, they lead the country in three-and-outs and are second in forced turnovers. They are 2nd in TD's scored by the defense.

From: Rocky
05-Nov-18
Kyle,

Andersen had a 11 win season IN 2012 but before that he was sketchy at best IMO. I checked them out and Wells with the pro type offense he has instituted has them on a winning track throwing the ball all over the field thus these lopsided wins. I watched some tape on Jordon Love and he can throw and has some wheels, although I guess you know he is injured. I think in their conference they are going to be a perennial power pulling some good HS players into a winning program that highlights Wells pro type that otherwise players would have passed on. I will keep an eye on them just for fun.

The Rock

From: NvaGvUp
05-Nov-18
Rocky,

When Andersen came to USU in 2009, he inherited a program that was a joke. I saw them play in person a couple of times and they were so bad it was embarrassing.

No one can turn a program that bad around overnight, but never-the-less, in the four years he was the Aggie coach, their record was 4-8, 4-8, 7-6, and 11-2. That's when the Badgers hired him and Matt Wells took over.

From: Zbone
07-Nov-18
Thought some of you guys might like this but am sure I'll receive flack from the Alabama crowd, so let the games begin... Anyhow, had a good laugh today with all this talk about how great Alabama is and could beat NFL teams... So watching Colin Cowherd today said how ridicules this is and sidekick Joy Taylor ask if they could beat the Browns... Colin's reply - Browns would beat them like a narc at a bikers rally...8^))) Never heard that one before, that's a good one...

Its demented to think ANY college team even the mighty Alabama can beat a NFL team...

From: NvaGvUp
07-Nov-18
I agree.

No college team could be remotely competitive against any NFL team.

From: Joey Ward
07-Nov-18
My sides are splitting.

From: Rocky
07-Nov-18
I would hope ANYone would realize that and should go without making a serious reference otherwise....now wait a minute...hmmmmmm

1963. College All-Stars beat the Lombardi lead Green Bay Packers 20-17. How the hell did that happen? Talk about putting your foot in your mouth. As a matter of fact the College All Stars beat the NFL teams 8 times. Proves one thing: ANYTHING can happen. Ask Donald Trump.

From: Zbone
07-Nov-18
Ah jeez, knew it wouldn't take them long...8^)

From: NvaGvUp
07-Nov-18
Rocky,

Yet that game is no longer played because in the end, it was not competitive.

Then there's this:

The quality of the NFL today is light-years above what it was then.

From: Rocky
07-Nov-18
Kyle,

How about the Steeler's 1975 SuperBowl Champions? Rated one of the best NFL teams ever assembled. Competitive? They beat the College All Stars in the dying moments of the game 21-14. Mahomes comes in as a rookie fresh out of college and is considered by many to be the next coming. How many college tackles guards LB running backs have come right in and played at the top of the game. Scan the country of this years teams and find the best players at each position, players that will break in and start at every position in the NFL. Not as far fetched as you would think. College programs and players are NFL prepped to the pro type offenses and defenses. Years ago they were tricked out high octane offenses like Bill Yeoman's Houston Cougars which gave defenses fits but never fully caught on in the Pro's. Times then were different, yes. Times today are much the same.

The Rock

From: Zbone
07-Nov-18
Recently heard a stat that only about 2% of division 1 college football players make an NFL roster, and I don't care how many a team like Alabama might have, maybe 10 at the most, but all 53 on an NFL roster are pros, they're all college all stars so to speak... Any college team over an NFL team just ain't happening now days... There's a few former Alabama players in the NFL, but name me one that's a Star now, and BTW, what was Saban's record as the Miami Dolphins head coach? Didn't look it up, but if I remember right it was under 50%... NFL is a whole different game at a whole different level...

From: NvaGvUp
07-Nov-18
So, Rocky,

How many of the Alabama draft eligible guys get to the NFL.

And then, how many do not?

Then, how many NFL players are drafted or signed as UFA's, FROM ALL colleges, make it to NFL rosters and then actually play in a game?

From: Rocky
07-Nov-18
First lets get off Alabama players as a team that could challenge the NFL. That is not going to happen.

Go through this years rookie starters throughout the NFL and you will have more than enough players to field a team. That is my point and my only point. NFL players are one year and many times 2 years closer on early outs to enter the pro's. You're giving me opinions and I am giving you facts. College ball players today start many times right from the jump. BTW...until they are signed in the NFL they are all college players in waiting.

The Rock

From: Joey Ward
07-Nov-18
Zbone, if they’d have just got Brees like Saban wanted.......:-)

Bama may be in different shape today. Or Miami. Lol ;-)

But hey, you guys know way more about the SEC and NFL than I do. Lol

From: Zbone
07-Nov-18
Hey Joey, I hear ya about Brees and Saban in Miami, seen a thing recently about Brees (after he set record) if the Dolphins had signed him how it would have change the face of the NFL... A butterfly effect so to speak...

As for Saban, screw him like he did the Dolphins when he LIED to them and the nation publicly when he said he wasn't leaving... Hey, I used to like him when he was here at Cleveland as Belecheets defensive coordinator, but after that lie and fiasco I lost all respect for him... Should be named Satan rather than Saban...8^)

From: Hawkarcher
07-Nov-18

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Speaking of football our new acting AG was a tight end for my beloved Hawkeyes.

From: Hawkarcher
07-Nov-18

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From: K Cummings
08-Nov-18

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K Cummings's embedded Photo
Still #2 ... but getting closer.

GO DAWGS!

KPC

From: NvaGvUp
08-Nov-18
There's a feature @MSN Sports today called "Six College Football Teams Nobody Really Wants to Play Right Now."

#4 on the list is UTAH STATE!

4. Utah State.

The Aggies are a combination of two things no one wants a piece of: overdue and over.

Utah State is overdue in the sense that injuries and bad luck limited their production in 2015 and 2016. Rollover points aren’t real, but they might be for Utah State, a team on an eight-game win streak in which they’ve averaged over 50 points a game and destroyed everything in their wake.

They’re over in the sense that they are literally over, beating the spread by 13 points a game in 2018.

Most of that is due to the players, but some credit should also go to offensive coordinator David Yost for his aggressive schemes, play calling, and hair. "

From: Hawkarcher
08-Nov-18

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Vegas odds neutral site, according to Joel Klatt

From: NvaGvUp
08-Nov-18
Based on that info, I take 'not Alabama' and the points in the Clemson, Michigan and the UCF games.

I mean, Alabama's the best team in the country.

They're Good. They're VERY good. But they aren't THAT good!

From: Rocky
08-Nov-18
Kyle,

When you light up LSU to the tune of 29-0 in Death Valley no less as they did 2 weeks ago you are beyond any descriptive adjective. This team is built to kill, kill swiftly and demoralize your ancestors. They passed GREAT and collected their 200.00 long ago. I have witnessed some great college teams in the past but this monster is of freakish dimensions and proportions Any team that plays them even close will be a testament of how good they could play on their worst nightmare of a day. Could they be upset? Of course, but play them a thousand times and that one win will be your one and only wish you made from the Jeanie on the beach. I also believe this team could beat any All American squad they could put together this year because they have the best QB in the world and their cohesiveness is simply awe inspiring. They are the Tide and the Rip Tide at that and they know it. Should they go undefeated they will displace the incredibly talented '95' Cornhusker's who I believe was the best college team ever. Possible.

The Rock

Think I like them? ;-)

From: Zbone
08-Nov-18
Rocky - Wasn't Alabama undefeated and quote "the best team in the nation and unbeatable" in 2015 Sugar Bowl when Ohio State beat them for the National Championship the first year of the payoff system??? Oh, that's right...8^)

Sorry, couldn't help myself...8^) But tired of hearing it all year long until somebody tags them...

From: Zbone
08-Nov-18
Heck, it may be Michigan this year...8^)

From: Hawkarcher
08-Nov-18
I could see them covering those spreads easily. Maybe not the Irish.

From: Hawkarcher
08-Nov-18
By that I mean the spread is big not that I think ND is that good.

From: Rocky
08-Nov-18
Zbone,

No they were not unbeatable in 2015 which I think is obvious. I thought then and I know now that the '95' Nebraska team was unbeatable. I think any team is beatable in a season until you prove otherwise. I believe Alabama may take their place right next to the Cornhuskers as the best team ever if they go undefeated. If they lose a game but win the BCS, Nebraska is safe at the top IMO but it would not detract from the Tide still being a great team. Hey, they have a rough patch coming up and two could get rung up on them. I guess we will see. I admire this team and all the great teams in history both College and Pro's. Watching athletics at such a high level is enjoyable and I give those teams the props they deserve and some I hated and cheered against. At the end of the day the great teams remain great and my emotional attachment means nothing when I applaud their success. They deserve it. Btw I hated that cocky Nebraska team but when you flood the NFL with 27 players your watching something special and man they played like it. In College football I am a Tide man since Joe Namath. Like the song goes "that's just the way it is, some things will never change".

The Rock

The Rock

08-Nov-18
Michigan might just chew on Saban's rear end if it comes to that.

From: Rocky
08-Nov-18
You could pre-load Michigan with a tanker full of beer and they couldn't beat the Tide to the men's room to take a piss with the rubber band still on. ;-)

The Rock

From: Zbone
09-Nov-18
It's still going on over at ESPN,,, the morning show "Get Up" says Westgate in Vegas gave a hypothetical line of Alabama being a 28-1/2 point underdog against the worst NFL team the Buffalo Bills... Don't shoot the messenger, just reporting what I just watched...8^)

From: Rocky
09-Nov-18
Appreciate the news flash Zbone that Vegas validates the greatness of the Tide to place a line for them against an NFL team. Warms my heart that you would investigate the "what if" scenario now admitting to yourself how great this team truly is, but you can continue to think otherwise. ;-)

BTW...I would take that 28.5 in a heartbeat because the Bills or any other NFL team is not going to keep Tua off the scoreboard. You think Mahomes is good? Take a gander at the next level in QB'S. ;-)

The Rock

From: Zbone
09-Nov-18
These guys at ESPN and now Fox sports won't let it go...

From: NvaGvUp
10-Nov-18
Yet one more game where Utah State is DESTROYING the other team.

Still over 4:00 to go in Q3 and USU is up 59-17 and has 686 yards on offense despite getting off to a sleepwalking start!

From: NvaGvUp
10-Nov-18
USU has their third team in. Yet they have 62 points on the board and have racked up 767 yards on offense midway through Q4!

From: Rocky
10-Nov-18
Kyle, I guess it is going to come down to Boise State for the Conference Title but the way Utah is lighting up the scoreboard this one may be in the books also. We will see.

The Tide rung up their 2nd shutout in as many weeks against Miss. State who has the 2nd best rated defense in the entire nation giving up 14 pts. per game. the Tide played terrible scoring just 24 pts. although with seconds remaining on the 4 yd line they ran the ball 4 times and MS took over at the 1. Oh....Tua was out and Jalen Hurt could not play so the Tide had to play their 3rd string QB with 10 minutes remaining but the game was never in doubt. Still they looked ordinary and beatable but the MS defense had something to say about that. They are tough.

The Rock

From: NvaGvUp
10-Nov-18
Rocky,

USU romped, despite starting half asleep.

Over 800 yards of offense!

62 POINTS scored!

From: Rocky
10-Nov-18
Are they considered the prohibitive favorite to win it all or do you see a struggle coming?

From: Dirk Diggler
10-Nov-18
Boise might be a handful for em, but they're not what they once were either. Csu won't give em much of a test, look for em to hang 60 on my rams. They're thumpin the basement dwellers pretty hard the way good teams should. Be an interesting game when they play the Broncos.

From: NvaGvUp
11-Nov-18

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NvaGvUp's embedded Photo
Take a look at the USU receivers longest catches and you'll get a feeling for how explosive they are. In addition, three different running backs had long runs of 59, 25, and 29 yards and USU had 294 yards rushing.

Jordan Love, their QB was 32-42 for 491 yards and five touchdowns in just three quarters. The bad news for the rest of the conference is that Love is just a Sophomore!

804 yards total offense and over 2,200 yards of offense in the past three games alone.

CSU is next, then BSU follows in Boise.

From: Rocky
11-Nov-18
Kyle,

You're omitting a very important stat. Aside from one secondary player not one starter in the secondary was over 5'6" tall on the opposing team when they compiled these phenomenal numbers. The exception was 5'7". I would not call that skying or scraping your elbow on the rim. If they ever witnessed the size of a SEC team defense like last nights Miss. State they would have a heart attack from the doorway dimensions alone, and the game would be called while the band was half into the intro of playing Sweet Home Alabama. ;-)

The Rock

The Rockl

From: NvaGvUp
11-Nov-18
Rocky,

They will likely be favored against BSU, but the Broncos will be a test for them. That game will tell us a lot about how good the Aggies really are.

If they win @ CSU and @BSU, the MWC Championship will be played in Logan.

I might have to fly up for that one!

From: NvaGvUp
11-Nov-18
Rocky,

Where in the world did you get those stats for the SJSU DB's? Their roster lists none of their DBs as being 5' 6" and a majority of their DBs are 6' tall or more.

From: Rocky
11-Nov-18
Kyle,

I had to get you to respond quickly somehow. ;-) The Bronco's from what I have read have been very inconsistent this year, coming from behind and falling into deep sleeps at times. The way USU is scoring you fall asleep and your going to wake up in the locker room. I will be on top of that game. USU has a breather coming up and you will see players benched early if the score gets out of hand.

The Rock

The Rock

From: Dirk Diggler
11-Nov-18
It was SJSU, CSU hung 42 on em.

From: NvaGvUp
11-Nov-18
Rocky,

It was Senior Day in Logan yesterday, so with the Aggies up by 42 at the end of Q3, Wells cleared his bench and let all of the scrubbies get in some playing time.

From: Rocky
11-Nov-18
The way it should be. Just hope the team stays healthy because anything can happen and if their QB goes down as did Alabama's nothing but nail biting follows.

The Rock

From: Rocky
11-Nov-18
BTW...I can't believe I am now following Utah State and know most of their players by name when I did not even know they existed. ;-)

The Rock

The Rock

From: NvaGvUp
11-Nov-18
Rocky,

Watch the game highlights shown in the video here.

Watch the speed the Aggies have, then esp. watch Love's TD throw at the 2:11 mark when he's about to be blown up on his own goal line by a SJSU blitz.

And then there's this:

Three times yesterday, USU scored on drives which lasted less than one minute!

That makes an amazing twenty-two times they've done that this year.

From: Rocky
11-Nov-18
Darwin Thompson has world class speed and good vision. He is the threat that opens up the passing game no doubt. This guy can rumble. The lopsided wins aside Utah's secondary gets caught flatfooted and a bait and go team could give them trouble. They are talented though.

The Rock

From: NvaGvUp
11-Nov-18
Rocky,

On the first long SJSU TD pass it was an great throw to a covered receiver.

Their is no defense for a perfectly thrown pass.

On the second SJSU TD pass, it occurred in the 4th quarter when USU had their scrubs in the game in garbage time.

From: Zbone
12-Nov-18
BTW, what the heck is an "Aggie"? Always wondered...

From: NvaGvUp
12-Nov-18
Zbone,

Schools which have 'Aggies' as their teams' name were originally founded as state agricultural colleges. So 'Aggie' is a spin off from 'Agricultural.'

Interestingly, today and for the past several decades, the College of Agriculture @ USU is the smallest college in the University. I suspect that's also the case at Texas A&M, New Mexico State, UC Davis and the others.

Side note:

When I was at USU, some pointy-headed idiots in the administration tried to dump the name 'Aggies' and change it to 'Highlanders.' There was even a presentation at halftime at a football game that featured the new 'Highlander' mascot, et.al.

That effort did not sell well with the USU student body and in the middle of that halftime show, some students ran out onto the field carrying a banner that said, "Highlander is Faggy, We Love Aggie."

Game, set, match!

That was the end of the 'Highlander' idea!

From: Zbone
12-Nov-18
Okay, Aggie - Agriculture, I get it now, thanks...

From: NvaGvUp
12-Nov-18
Those land grant colleges were generally known as 'the Ag school,' hence 'Aggie.'

12-Nov-18
Notre Dame And Syracuse, game week coming up...

From: Rocky
13-Nov-18
"lke", This looks like it could be a good game with both teams scoring big numbers but the Irish, whom I think is bit over-rated, has a better defense. These are the kind of games that on paper can point to a upset but with Book back from injury at QB the Irish probably will prevail. Those who like high powered smash mouth football should not miss this game. I know I won't. Then again I might be sleeping at halftime but I doubt it.

The Rock

From: NvaGvUp
16-Nov-18
"Newly ranked Utah State takes on Colorado State

No. 23 Utah State is too well-mannered to come out say it.

But the Aggies and their supporters must be thinking it.

College football playoff committee, what took you so long?

Utah State finally made it into the Top 25 in the CFP rankings this week, and all it took was a nine-game winning streak, a third consecutive 600-yard game and a team that ranks in the top 10 in 16 FBS statistical categories while playing in a conference that traditionally shows well in the bowl season.

It seemed about time.

The Aggies (9-1, 6-0 in the Mountain West Mountain division) will travel to play the Colorado State Rams (2-4, 3-7) on Saturday. A victory will set up a winner-take-all game for the division title at Boise State next week, provided the Broncos get past New Mexico on Friday night.

Lest the Aggies put the cart before the Bronco, Colorado State has won the previous two games between the two, and the Aggies have not won in Fort Collins since 2012. "In the past, they have been a challenge for us, and we are not going to look past them," junior tight end Dax Raymond said.

Utah State's numbers are staggering.

The Aggies enter the Colorado State game as the highest scoring team in the FBS at 51.3 points a game, ahead of Oklahoma, Alabama, Houston and Clemson. If you blink, you might miss a point or six. The Aggies have 23 scoring drives of less than one minute, tops in the nation.

Utah State is coming off its most prolific game in school history when they broke multiple school records in 62-24 victory over San Jose State last week. The Aggies gained a school-record 804 yards total offense against the Spartans, the third highest total in any FBS game this season, while setting school season records with 513 points and 68 touchdowns.

The 804 yards broke a school record that stood for ... three weeks. The Aggies had 704 yards in a 61-19 victory over New Mexico on Oct. 27 and followed that with 601 years total offense against Hawaii in a 56-17 victory on. Nov. 3.

If it has taken the public and the pollsters this long to notice, it does not seem to bother the craftsman of the Aggies' success, coach Matt Wells, who is in his sixth season.

"We have our own expectations internally, and I've always said they're higher than anybody else can put on us," Wells said.

"The outside world didn't put very high expectations on us. You don't really use that as an emotional motivation because at some point, that's going to wear off and your habits, your discipline, are going to going to kick in. So much of that is developed in the offseason and then quite frankly, those predictions come out in July, so it doesn't really matter."

Quarterback Jordan Love and running back Darwin Thompson are the influential players on offense. Love threw for a career-high 491 yards and five touchdowns in three quarters against San Jose State and has completed 202-of-303 passes for 2,676 yards and 24 touchdowns this season. He has three interceptions. He is No. 10 in the FBS in passing efficiency with a 164.4 rating.

"That calmness you see when he's in the pocket, that's how he is 24/7," Raymond said. "I don't think I've ever seen him anxious, angry, happy or sad. He's just mellow, perfect, which is what you need from a QB."

Thompson has rushed for 842 yards and 14 touchdowns while averaging 7.8 yards per carry, and he had a double-triple against San Jose State -- 140 yards rushing and 115 yards receiving, with three touchdowns total. Wide receiver Ron'quavion Tarver has a team-best 50 receptions for 531 yards and six touchdowns.

Despite the series history, Colorado State does not appear capable of putting up much resistance if recent play is the guide. The Rams have lost three in a row while giving up 56, 34 and 49 points, beginning with a 56-28 loss at Boise State on Oct. 19.

Colorado State has given up an average of 463.9 yards a game, ranked. No. 114 of the 129 FBS teams. Nevada rolled up 636 yards in total offense, 404 passing, in a 49-10 victory against them last Saturday.

"We have our last home game against one of the best teams in the country, but at the end of the day we have to get these guys ready to fight," Colorado State coach Mike Bobo told reporters.

"I have to do a better job of calling plays, and we have to do a better job of stopping people defensively."

The Rams have utilized two quarterbacks this season, redshirt sophomore Collin Hill redshirt senior K.J. Carta-Samuels. Hill, used as a reserve in the early season, has thrown for 519 yards with a touchdown and three interceptions while starting the previous two games."

Then there's this.

The Aggies average margin of victory, @ 29.4 ppg, is higher than 63 FBS teams are scoring per game.

Think about that for a minute

From: NvaGvUp
17-Nov-18
End of Q1 and Maryland leads THEE Ohio State University, 17-3.

One of the Terp's RBs has touchdown runs of 81 and 75 yards!

From: Dirk Diggler
17-Nov-18
10-10 at half to the citadel?

From: NvaGvUp
17-Nov-18
DD,

What was that that someone here said about how really good teams should beat the snot out of the pumpkins?

From: Dirk Diggler
17-Nov-18
Yep, but it was cupcakes! Looks like nicky boy raised his voice a bit at halftime.

From: Dirk Diggler
17-Nov-18
I expect yer Aggies to run thru my rams like you know what thru a goose!

From: Dirk Diggler
17-Nov-18
10-10 midway thru 3. Lookin like somebody started believin their press clippings!

From: NvaGvUp
17-Nov-18
USU is terribly out of sync, especially on offense..

They looked better on their last drive, but can they keep that up?

YO!!!!!!

Another Pick Six for the Aggies today and it's a 20-10 lead.

From: Dirk Diggler
17-Nov-18
That's more like what I expected.

From: Rocky
17-Nov-18
They must have been reading their press clippings because they scored 40 pts in final 1 1/2 quarters. Final 50-17. Next week comes ANOTHER real test against Georgia.

Kyle,

Teams are not going ROLL every week. The better teams can play poorly but still manage to win. CSU is playing tough or is USU just playing down.

The Rock

The Rock

The Rock

17-Nov-18
THE Ohio State University.

Need I say more;)

From: NvaGvUp
17-Nov-18
OMG!

USU fumbled the catch on the punt and CSU recovers. Then two plays later they get a TD and USU trails, 24-23!

From: NvaGvUp
17-Nov-18
Holy Moly!

Aggies get the ball on their own 28 with 1:36 to go, then go the length of the field for their first offensive TD of the game and take the lead with :43 to go!

USU 29 - CSU 24!

From: Dirk Diggler
17-Nov-18
Somebody got caught looking past the Rams to the Bison.

From: NvaGvUp
17-Nov-18
Wow!

CSU scores a TD on a Hail Mary as time runs out and wins, 30-29!

From: NvaGvUp
17-Nov-18
OMG!!!!

It was ruled the CSU receiver went out-of-bounds, then came back on the field before he caught the ball.

Illegal touch!

NO TOUCHDOWN!!!!

GAME OVER!!!!

USU wins 29 - 24!

From: NvaGvUp
17-Nov-18
The Aggies' radio announcers are incredulous, as they should be.

17-Nov-18
Wow!

From: NvaGvUp
17-Nov-18
I've been following football for almost 60 years, but NEVER have I seen nor even heard of such an incredible and shocking end to a game!

NEVER!

From: Rocky
17-Nov-18
Frank,

Are you saying OSU deserved that win after the Syracuse QB missed a wide open receiver from the 2yd line going for two and the win in overtime? They could have easily just Kicked the extra point and tied the game but I give the Syracuse coach credit. No tie... win or lose.

From: NvaGvUp
17-Nov-18
This is just the third Ten Win season in Aggie history and their first ten game winning streak ever.

But what's impressive to me is that this team's offense, which was leading the country in scoring, scored not one TD until the last minute.

Yet with the game on the line, for the 24th time this year, they scored on a drive which lasted less than one minute!

Aggies win!

Bring on the Broncos!

From: Rocky
17-Nov-18
If they played like they played today I do not think you are going to be so happy. ;-)

The Rock

From: NvaGvUp
17-Nov-18
They won't play like this next week.

After what happened today, they'll start all pumped up and totally confident.

They sucked like this @ WY last month, yet won anyway.

Then they went on a Search and Destroy run in their next few games and blew out every team they faced.

Boise State, Watch Out!

From: NvaGvUp
17-Nov-18
Good call.

The receiver clearly went OB with BOTH feet before he caught the ball.

18-Nov-18
Notre Dame played lights out against a stagnant Syracuse...And WA State is destroying AZ right now...

From: Franzen
18-Nov-18
The SEC sure looked pretty tough this week, even though Alabama only showed for a little over a quarter. I mean, LSU just handled Rice like they were nobody, and Georgia made UMass run home with their tails between their legs, and Auburn, wow did they put a whoopin on Liberty. Even Florida got in the game, stomping powerhouse Idaho. But, Mississippi State did put a real hurting on Arkansas. Oh wait that was a conference game, but a team that has lost to Colorado St. and North Texas can't be in the SEC can they?

Enjoy.

From: K Cummings
18-Nov-18
Bulldogs advance to second round of NCAA DII playoffs.

GO DAWGS!!

:)

KPC

19-Nov-18

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Les Miles hires by Kansas...Saw a blurb that CO may have fired their coach after six straight loses...

From: Dirk Diggler
19-Nov-18
They did. It was rumored last week and was denied by the University then they fired him a few days later.

19-Nov-18
Bobby gone also...

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Bobby Petrino has been relieved of his duties as head football coach at the University of Louisville amid a disappointing 2-8 season.

Vice President and Director of Athletics Vince Tyra announced the change Sunday, naming safeties coach Lorenzo Ward as the team's interim head coach.

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