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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

K Cummings's embedded Photo
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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: 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: 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

NvaGvUp's embedded Photo
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

'Ike' (Phone)'s Link
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.

From: Yendor
22-Nov-18
I don't think many teams will want yo play Washington State Cougars. Amazing Offense and good defense. Quarterback will be in New York at Heisman time

22-Nov-18
Yup, they’re looking good Yendor, Friday should be a good one...The Apple Cup! With a win, they’ll be PAC 12 North Champs and should beat anyone the South can throw at ‘em...

From: Zbone
23-Nov-18

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To fire up you MI fans for tomorrow's THE big game...8^)

24-Nov-18
Damn, WA and WSU snow bowl....Awesome weather, not so much for the Coug’s! Really wanted to see them in the PAC 12 Championship game...I’ll take WA though!

From: bigswivle
24-Nov-18
Gonna be a great day of football

From: BIG BEAR
24-Nov-18
Getting ready to watch Gary.....

24-Nov-18
Wow, Michigan absolutely crushed...Notre Dame still in it! LSU, Texas A&M game is another good one into overtime now...Great day for sure!

From: Norseman
25-Nov-18
7 OT later we have a winner! Highest scoring FBS game in history.

25-Nov-18
Holy crap, that was crazy...74 - 72 A&M!

From: Rocky
25-Nov-18
Kyle, ...and that ends that. I am still baffled why Utah went for it in the second quarter on their 34 yd line with the score 10-7. A 4th and one with the linebackers up in the box and you call a off center play? That stop led to a 17-7 lead and Boise never lost the lead again. I can't believe when the Aggies coach saw the SAM and MIKE backers about to crash the inside he didn't call a timeout to re-think the play or even punt. Then to make matters worse Mattison runs wild for 200 yds. on 37 carries and chews the clock to bits when the Aggies knew he had to run. I am putting this one on the coach. This could happen to any team I know but the Aggies carried last weeks less than stellar play into this week, something if you remember I said they better had not. The right team got hot at the right time.

Meanwhile out east in the SEC Auburn had designs of laying one on Alabama, but, Tua put a end to that in the first minutes of the second half and the bench played the 4th quarter. Now Alabama has to guard against a Georgia team that is smoking hot and as in Utah they best bring their best game.

The Rock

25-Nov-18
Ohio State should be ranked number one after yesterday;)

From: K Cummings
25-Nov-18

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It was cold and wet but FSU advances to the quarter finals of the DII championship.

GO DAWGS!!

KPC

25-Nov-18
Kevin,

High Schools around here have better score boards than that!

Just kidding, glad for you!

From: K Cummings
25-Nov-18

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I agree Frank, NMSU has a much nicer stadium and scoreboard than us, but at the end of the day the ONLY thing on the scoreboard that matters...

... is the score.

:)

KPC

25-Nov-18
True that!

From: Zbone
25-Nov-18
Sorry for you loss Big Bear...

Habitat for Wildlife - "Ohio State should be ranked number one after yesterday"...

In all seriousness, Georgia has to play Alabama for the SEC Championship and committee will likely rank them 4 on Tuesday and Oklahoma defense is terrible, so I'm hoping committee ranks the Buckeyes over them at #5... If so, and they win over Northwestern in the BIG10 Championship they'll be in the playoffs... It's all up to where the committee ranks OKA on Tuesday, and the still have to play TX again, who already beat them once this year, so there are still some "ifs" to settle...

From: Rocky
25-Nov-18
Who was it that humiliated Ohio State three weeks ago? Oh that's right the 6-6 Purdue Boilermakers. Yes a beat down humiliation.

Yes Ohio deserves to be placed right where they are # 10 at best but will end up 6th this week but I don't know why. UCF at 10-0 should be over Ohio.

The Rock

From: Michael
25-Nov-18

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Here is the latest AP ranking.

So if Alabama beats Georgia. Texas beats Oklohoma again. Ohio state beats Northwestern I can see Ohio State in top 4.

From: Zbone
25-Nov-18
Rocky - Unfortunately UCF's QB broke his leg Saturday, they're out...

Michael - Yeah, what I was afraid they'll rank them behind OKA...

26-Nov-18
OSU deserves to be no where but behind Oklahoma. Oklahoma is a far better team. What's a shame though is UCF is setting at number 7 looking in at beaten teams, while remaining undefeated.

From: Zbone
26-Nov-18
Wish they'd go to a 8 team playoff system to settle these disputes once and for all...

From: Rocky
26-Nov-18
That won't do it. The #9 would replace the # 5 as the complaintant. All 11 NCAA Division 1 Conference Champions make it across the board. # 1 team gets a deserved first round bye . Five remaining teams and the bye plays out. Highest ranked team of the three remaining receive the "bonus bye" and plays the winner of 2 vs. 3. for the Title. Could place a caveat: no team no matter their rankings can receive BOTH bye's. This would be a bit sticky. Arguments over everybody's somewhat happy, or as best as they can be without a legitimate complaint, and the schools rake in the dough. Ranking system could remain the same. If your in your in, win and prove you belong there.

The Rock

From: Franzen
26-Nov-18
Eight teams are desperately needed for the playoff. The issue is that it would be tougher for the "committee" to justify their selections of only money-laden blue bloods each year. There are years where perceived separation of 1-5 is very little, an issue with only four teams battling it out. I would say there are very few years that the 9th team could make a legitimate case for stacking up with #1, excepting possibly an overlooked non-Power 5 team. Just look at the current standings... maybe some separation at the top two, but then more muddled 3-7 imo. Clemson looks like a real scary team, except I'm not sure their level of play at quarterback is high enough. It would be a good matchup if they and 'Bama both showed up with their A-game.

From: HA/KS
26-Nov-18
Eight team national championship tournament with minimal disruption to historic end of year activities.

Choose the six longest-standing famous bowl games.

First round four traditional bowl games.

Second round two traditional bowl games.

The six bowls could be rotated through these dates.

Third round is national championship game.

Playing three games will still give lower teams a chance, but #9 or lower team would likely not have survived three rounds to win it all.

26-Nov-18
Agree with Henry.

From: bigswivle
26-Nov-18
Great year for my Gators. Even with a complete moron at QB we’ve got a chance to win 10 games.

26-Nov-18
Franzen and Henry times 2. 8 man would put the favored and often undeserving sec top contender in hanger of having to prove their “dominance”.

Here is the real truth. No fabled program that enjoys favoritism in the human equation of the pole, wants to risk that playing a west coast style offense that supposedly isn’t rugged enough to beat the “better” teams. Period. Take a Boise State year in and year out, a Utah, a Washington, an Oregon, etc... and give them a realistic chance to earn their spot and they will do just that.

But, the money powers that be in college football, expressed by the monetary contributors of these histories programs like things just the way they are. So, the SEC can claim dominance with no need or ability to prove it.

From: K Cummings
26-Nov-18

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I’m not a really a huge college football fan but it seems to me that DII has a pretty good playoff system.

https://www.ncaa.com/brackets/print/football/d2/2018

Why doesn’t DI do the same?

KPC

From: Rocky
26-Nov-18
1-8. What about #9 undefeated UCF? They are out because they are # 9?

The Rock

From: Zbone
26-Nov-18
UCF hasn't beat anybody....

26-Nov-18
Power of schedule...

From: Rocky
26-Nov-18
lke,

Then we would have all 8 teams from the SEC. ;-)

The Rock

From: Zbone
27-Nov-18

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Aw jeez, here we go again... Now let's see... What was the under 50% SEC bowl record last year... Oh,,, what's top 8 current AP rankings,,, ah here it is:

2-ACC, 2-BIG10, 1-BIG12, 2-SEC, 1-Non Conference...

27-Nov-18
In 2009, #7 Utah hadn't beaten anybody either. Until they beat the socks off of #4 Alabama. Nobody from the SEC cult wants a playoff. NOBODY from Notre Dame, USC, Michigan, OSU, etc.... Teams like UCF would steal their thunder.

From: Owl
27-Nov-18
FCS (also DI) football has a 24 team playoff system. It works, imo.

My alma mater, JMU, defeated Delaware in Round 1 last week, gets Colgate this week and, if they win, will very likely face the NDS Bison on 12/8.

From: Rocky
27-Nov-18
BCS...began 2006.................to the present. 10 SEC teams have won the BCS Title. 16 SEC teams have participated in the BCS game for the National Title. Florida State/Clemson (ACC.. but... SEC wannbe's) have won 2 and ....cough ...Ohio State...cough ...won the other when LSU got screwed and was left out who would have ate Ohio State for breakfast. ;-)

...not this FOOLISH negative SEC shit again. They are the best by a long shot and numbers don't lie, except when they place Ohio State # 6 after getting blown out.

I pray every night that the Tide gets to the finals (they might need some prayers this week with Georgia) and Ohio State is their opponent. You will witness SEC dominance first hand WITH your hands over your eyes. ;-)

ROLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL Tiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiide.

The Rock

From: Zbone
27-Nov-18

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Aw jeez...8^)

27-Nov-18
New rankings through NCAA...Alabama, Clemson, Norte Dame, Georgia, Oklahoma are the top 5...Playoffs this weekend starting Friday with the PAC 12...

From: Zbone
28-Nov-18
Yeah well Rocky, the committee left the Buckeyes out again like they did last year, probably end up #5 after championship weekend just like last year... Alabama got lucky...8^)

(That'll sir the pot...8^))

From: Rocky
28-Nov-18
ZBONE,

Things could change in a hurry. If Georgia takes out Alabama ( don't think it can't happen) and PITT takes out Clemson (also a very real possibility) Oklahoma AND Ohio State would move up. Alabama could drop to 5th. The lineup would then read Notre Dame/ Georgia /Oklahoma/ Ohio State. If that happens I will be eating humble pie much like Kyle had to when Boise beat his team that could not be beat. ;-)

The Rock

From: Zbone
29-Nov-18
Rocky - You'll like this... About a week or so ago, Shannon Sharpe said something like it don't matter, "It's called the Alabama Invitational"....8^))) I liked that, so true,,, but I think the Buckeyes would give them a better game than Oklahoma... Score be like 75 to 40, Alabama... OKA has 0 I mean ZERO defense... One stop, one turnover, it's over for OKA... We'll see... Best of luck...

From: Owl
29-Nov-18
The sunbelt states should be perennially in the upper echelon. From SC to Cali, if you aren't at the top, you just aren't trying.

From: bigswivle
29-Nov-18
Rock

If Georgia beats Bama I’d bet 100s of dollars that Bama is still in

29-Nov-18
Yes. If Georgia wins, bama will take the number 4 spot.

I don’t think Any of the SEC frat boys have understood the point of this discussion. Yes, ‘bama is likely the best team in college football. But, Georgia is not. Who in the world have they beaten? Over ranked SEC opponents. That’s it.

The point keeps getting lost in the ‘bama discussions that the teams of the SEC receive so many pushes to the front simply because they are the in the sacred conference, they don’t have to be as good as declared to receive the benefits.

Anybody that doesn’t see that is lying to themselves. It’s not only the SEC too. Let OSU, ND, USC, Michigan , or a host of other histories programs win a few games, and the college football polls crime their pants trying to bolster their rankings. It’s sad.

All the while you have teams that have performed much better through out the year, left behind.

Posing the question of why the playoffs aren’t an 8, 16, or Even a 24 team proposition is a very valid one. But falls on deaf ears because people SAY teams like UCF can’t compete. That is bull crap. Deep down everyone knows it too. NCAA basketball proves that smaller schools or unknowns can compete with the best of them year in and year out.

It’s just easier for fanboys to jump on the wagon I guess. Cause the SEC is SSSOOOOOO great! Right?

From: Zbone
29-Nov-18
bigswivle - If GA beats AL, unless it's a blowout which isn't gonna happen, GA would move up to #1, and AL would just move down to #2, IMO...

From: Bowfreak
29-Nov-18
SEC envy is rampant for good reason. It is still the premier conference.

If Georgia wins....NO WAY Alabama is left out.

I hope OSU backs in to the mix just to get smacked by whoever they play.

From: HA/KS
29-Nov-18
Lesser teams may win a game, but would be hard pressed to compete week in and week out or in a multi-round playoff. Including them in a multi-round playoff would introduce a level of excitement because they just might knock off one of the big boys - once.

There is no comparison between basketball tournaments and football playoffs.

29-Nov-18
OSU would stomp anyone. They have a record of showing up Big Time for the meaningful games.

;)

Makes us good for another 50 posts!

From: Bowfreak
29-Nov-18
"Lesser teams may win a game, but would be hard pressed to compete week in and week out or in a multi-round playoff. Including them in a multi-round playoff would introduce a level of excitement because they just might knock off one of the big boys - once.

There is no comparison between basketball tournaments and football playoffs. "

Nothing more spot on than this could be posted.

From: Rocky
29-Nov-18
Georgia beats the Tide ( which would send me into depression) would not hop over the most over rated team of all time ,next to Ohio State that is. A few if's which can occur depending more so upon Pitt and Alabama and my hopes will be out. Guaranteed. the committee would have the opportunity to make a face saving statement in their favoring of SEC teams.This would still leave 2 SEC teams in the finals. If Alabama beats Georgia this week God help ANY team they play. Clemson would be their only test.

The Rock

29-Nov-18
I think Henry is correct to a large degree. What I know is the SEC fanboys realize it too. That’s why they all preach a 4 playoff system. Makes them falsely feel invincible with the help of the polls.

From: Zbone
29-Nov-18

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Bowfreak - "I hope OSU backs in to the mix just to get smacked by whoever they play"

Hahahahahahahahahah... What happened last time OSU and AL met?... Oh, thats right OSU won the National Championship!!! The committee is afraid to let OSU in...8^)

Yep Habitat for Wildlife - "Makes us good for another 50 posts!"... It'll at least put this thread over 300...8^)

From: bigswivle
29-Nov-18
I would much rather see OU or OSU(even though I can’t stand Meyers crooked a$$) in the playoff than two SEC teams, and I’m an SEC homer!!!!

From: Bowfreak
29-Nov-18
They aren't afraid....they would LOVE to put OSU in but its hard to ignore getting shellacked by a barely average Purdue team.

From: Zbone
29-Nov-18

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Bowfreak - Sorry, but had to post this again since Saban came from the NFL...8^)

From: Zbone
30-Nov-18

Zbone's Link
Thread post #300, yay...8^)

Just ran across this... Don't shoot the messenger, I'm just reporting...8^)

https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/ncaafb/3-reasons-ohio-state-should-make-the-college-football-playoff-over-oklahoma/ar-BBQgvte?ocid=spartandhp

"3 reasons Ohio State should make the College Football Playoff over Oklahoma

Michelle R. Martinelli 13 hrs ago

The 2018 NCAA Football Season

Behold LSU star LB just riding a horse around campus

© USA TODAY USA TODAY If the College Football Playoff contenders favored to win their respective conference championship games this weekend do, in fact, win, the fourth and final playoff spot will likely come down to Ohio State versus Oklahoma. Without a conference title to play for, Notre Dame is 12-0, No. 3 in the latest CFP rankings and practically guaranteed a playoff spot. And if Clemson beats Pitt and Alabama beats Georgia, they're both in too. If Georgia upsets Nick Saban's team, both teams will probably make the playoff, and none of this will matter. The Bulldogs still have an argument if they lose to Alabama, but the playoff has never featured a two-loss team and the committee is set up to give the edge to a one-loss conference champion. Should Ohio State or Oklahoma lose - the teams are Nos. 6 and 5 in the CFP rankings, respectively - the decision will be easy. But if the Buckeyes are a one-loss Big Ten champion and the Sooners are a one-loss Big 12 champion, which team has the advantage? Here are three reasons why Ohio State has the edge over Oklahoma if that scenario plays out.

1. Ohio State has more quality wins, especially recently Fresh in everyone's mind still is the Buckeyes' beatdown of Michigan on Saturday. They scored 62 points against what was the nation's No. 1 defense and a team that previously looked poised to win out and cruise to its first playoff appearance. It's easily the Buckeyes' best win of the season so far, compared with Oklahoma's best victory, which was a 59-56 win over West Virginia.

Looking at which team has better wins against teams currently in the top-25 of the CFP rankings, Ohio State wins this battle. The Buckeyes have a 23-point home victory over Michigan (now No. 7 in the playoff rankings) and a one-point win on the road against Penn State (now No. 12). On the other side, the Sooners have a road win against ranked Iowa State, plus last week's road victory over the now-No. 16 Mountaineers. Even though those key Ohio State wins are split as one home and one away game where Oklahoma's were both on the road, the Buckeyes' win over a once-No. 4 Michigan still means more than the Sooners' takedown of West Virginia. The playoff committee says it looks at the schedule as a whole and considers each game, but committee chairman Rob Mullens said of Ohio State's win against the Wolverines: "It was their most complete game of the year, an impressive win. The committee certainly took note of that. We moved them from No. 10 to No. 6. So clearly it had an impact." That win could also add just enough pressure to the committee to include Ohio State after it was left out last year, despite being the Big Ten champion.

2. The Buckeyes have the better of two bad defenses It's no secret Ohio State and Oklahoma rely heavily on their offenses to win, but the Buckeyes have the better of two underwhelming defenses. Each team's defensive stats don't mean much when comparing them with other playoff contenders, but we're only looking at how they match up against each other.

Yes, the Buckeyes gave up a season-high 51 in an ugly one-point overtime win over Maryland two weeks ago. And they let Purdue put up 49 in their lone loss. But Oklahoma allowed its opponents to score at least 40 points in the last four games. The Sooners still won each of those matchups, but aside from West Virginia, the others were against the three teams sitting in the bottom of the Big 12 (Texas Tech, Oklahoma State and Kansas). Overall, they've given up more than 40 points five times if you include their 48-45 loss to Texas. Ohio State's defense is No. 73 overall, while Oklahoma's is No. 109. Not great by general standards. But the Buckeyes have better defensive stats than the Sooners, including in opponents' yards per game (399 vs. 449) and points per game (25.8 vs. 32.8).

3. Strength of record The key metric where Ohio State has an advantage over the Sooners is strength of record. They are No. 5 and No. 6, respectively. After beating Michigan, the Buckeyes now have four wins over teams that were ranked in the AP's top 25 at the time in TCU, Penn State and Michigan State. To compare, Oklahoma has just one over a team ranked at the time (West Virginia). More importantly, Ohio State's win over Michigan was its second against a team currently in the CFP top-25 rankings - the Wolverines were No. 4 and are now No. 7 - because it previously beat now-No. 12 Penn State on the road. Taking down Northwestern on Saturday in the Big Ten championship game would be its third with the Wildcats at No. 21 in the playoff rankings. Overall, that's a slight edge over the Sooners - who also would have three wins over teams in the CFP top 25 if they beat No. 14 Texas on Saturday, but Iowa State (No. 23) and West Virginia (No. 16) sit lower than two of Ohio State's ranked opponents."

30-Nov-18
If the Buckeyes get in, Alabama will tremble with fear.

From: Rocky
30-Nov-18
If Ohio State gets in the Tide will send their cheer leaders to play the game. In fact Vegas has the Tides cheer leaders a 7 point favorite, ;-)

Lets face it. Ohio State is not a very good football team compared to ANY SEC teams including Vanderbilt. Period . ;-)

The Rock

From: NvaGvUp
30-Nov-18
Well, this SUCKS!

Texas Tech has just hired USU's Matt Wells to be their new head coach and worse, he's taking his offensive and defensive coordinators with him.

OUCH!

30-Nov-18
Ouch for all big twelve teams. I love it. Might force holgerson to be as good a coach all year, that he has been since the loss to Iowa State.

From: Franzen
30-Nov-18
Lest we forget, Nicky's first real gig as a head guy was in the Big Ten.

"They aren't afraid....they would LOVE to put OSU in but its hard to ignore getting shellacked by a barely average Purdue team. " Clemson lost to a bad Syracuse team last year, and it was ignored. Can you explain that? Purdue has had a strange season, with a few good wins, but then a couple head-scratching losses. Yes, overall an average team, but not bad. I agree that they would gladly put Ohio State in.

30-Nov-18
Also, that cheese head USA Today reporter is drinking the same stuff all the frat boys drink. OSU has one quality win. ONE!!!!!!! All their conference opponents have proven to be solid but not outstanding. How can this idiot proclaim that with any reality? Because he’s a sports writer drinking the koolaid. That’s why.

Will Oklahoma win out? Probably. Can they beat Alabama, not likely. But, what remains the biggest injustice of all is UCF won’t get to play.

Notre Dame in their no confetence float around should be booted out. If you don’t have the NICU to join a confetence and beat rivals during the season, you surely don’t deserve to be considered under the current system.

From: NvaGvUp
30-Nov-18
This is the price teams pay for being mid-majors and having really good years.

Your coaches get lured away to bigger programs in higher level conferences who can pay them a lot more money.

From: Zbone
30-Nov-18
Rock - Tooo funny...8^))) This is gonna be fun... Hey, if OSU/AL happen to play and AL wins, I'll eat crow and take the verbal beatings, but if the Buckeyes win you have to eat crow...8^)

From: K Cummings
01-Dec-18

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FSU Bulldogs advance to 14-0 and to the NCAA DII Semifinals.

GO DAWGS!!

Aside to Frank:

Somehow the DAWGS managed a relatively easy win despite OBU having a MUCH nicer stadium and scoreboard.

:)

KPC

From: Norseman
01-Dec-18
Sorry, Bobcats....

01-Dec-18
College Football baby...Don’t know if anyone is watching the UCF, Memphis game, but the Memphis Tailback is on fire...

01-Dec-18
Maybe after this year the alumni with money will pony up for a new stadium-both of them. ;)

From: NvaGvUp
01-Dec-18
Boy, is Memphis ever handing it to UCF!

Just four minutes into Q2 and they've already put 31 points on the board.

From: NvaGvUp
01-Dec-18
ZBone,

Why are you posting a photo of me and my wife on our wedding day on this thread?

Also, it's rather weird that for some reason you saved it. What's with that?

From: K Cummings
01-Dec-18
Easy on Zbone Kyle, he might not be a creeper. Sometimes Bowsite has a mind of it's own when it comes to what pictures show up in someone's post. Happens all the time over on the LW.

Heck, look at the bright side... at least you're fuzzed out.

KPC

From: Rocky
01-Dec-18
Zbone,

If Alabama loses to OSU I will eat the entire field full of crows. Trump won but this would be more of a shocker than that. BTW...lets see how Alabama handles the second half against Georgia. The Tide and OSU could end up being a dream for you and a nightmare for me if Alabama loses to Georgia. ;-)

The Rock

The Rock

From: NvaGvUp
01-Dec-18
Rocky,

No need to worry about eating crows.

No way OSU gets anywhere near playing Alabama.

From: Rocky
01-Dec-18
Kyle, I have to ask myself. What is up with that picture? No connection to the thread or post at all.

Zbone,

Fess up.

The Rock

From: Zbone
02-Dec-18
"No way OSU gets anywhere near playing Alabama"

Yep, I agree the committee will be afraid to rank them 4th, and if they somehow do, Saban ain't gonna like it, or want them... The Buckeyes handle business today with a 21 point victory in the BIG10 Championship, but they'll probably leave them out in 5th place like they did last year... Haskins threw for 500 yards (499 exactly) and 5 touchdowns...

It's BS they'll put Notre Dame in when they don't play a conference champion game... Typical bias for ND and against OSU, ain't right, these playoffs need expanded...

Well, we will see what happens with the committee at noon...

From: bigswivle
02-Dec-18
Maybe OSU should try not to lose by 30 to Purdue

From: Zbone
02-Dec-18
Not quite bigswivle, 29 points and Purdue is a rival conference quality team on their home turf... It was a bad loss no doubt and admitted it at the time earlier in this thread, but OSU is on fire an peaking right now... If truth be known, bet Saban doesn't want any part of OSU right now...

From: Franzen
02-Dec-18
Some of you guys spoke a little too soon about that Memphis-UCF game. UCF outscored the Tigers I believe 35-3 in the second half. Unfortunately for UCF, there are two one-loss blue bloods as conference champs, to go along with the three other undefeated teams... a bad year for them to have any sort of chance with the "committee". It would be kind of cool to have all undefeated teams in the playoff though.

I kind of feel like if we found out anything yesterday, it is that 'Bama isn't as invincible as thought to be. Aside from 'Bama-Georgia, and that UCF game, a lot of the relevant championships were a bit of a dud.

From: K Cummings
02-Dec-18

K Cummings's embedded Photo
K Cummings's embedded Photo
"Maybe after this year the alumni with money will pony up for a new stadium..."

Already in motion Frank.

Plans have been finalized and we are ready to break ground. Alumni has ponied up half, we're relying on a gofundme campaign for the rest. With all the generous philanthropists here on the CF, I bet we can knock this out today.

If you'd like to contribute, let me know. I'll forward the details.

KPC

From: NvaGvUp
02-Dec-18
Rocky,

I did not post that picture. ZBone did and I have no idea why.

02-Dec-18
I was wandering what the heck that picture was. I didn't know it was Kyle and his much better looking wife. As KPC said, the only bright side to that being posted was Kyle being fuzzed out. :^)

All Jokes aside, I assume at this point it was posted on purpose. Which I can rationalize no reason on earth why. That's a mans life you are putting all over the internet. His house, his wife etc..... That isn't right

From: K Cummings
02-Dec-18
I might be wrong, but I'd be willing to bet that Zbone didn't intentionally post that picture.

Kyle originally posted that picture some time ago (I remember seeing it). There is a glitch in the Bowsite system where every once in a while when a person posts a picture, someone else's random picture shows up in it's place.

It happens quite frequently over on the Leatherwall. I've experienced numerous times.

That would be my guess.

KPC

02-Dec-18
Rocky posted: "If Alabama loses to OSU I will eat the entire field full of crows."

Careful Rock, I put myself in that kind of predicament with my big mouth. Don't be me. Let it play out first. Before you start trying to rub it in. Last time OSU didn't stand a chance against the Tide, they beat the Tide. Pretty handily too. But, they got to get there first. Which in itself would be a travesty.

02-Dec-18
I'd said you were probably right. You could very well still be. However, he has posted a bunch since then with no explanation of such. After being asked numerous times. We will see I reckon.

02-Dec-18
All jokes aside, the Buckeyes deserve to be in the playoffs.

Rocky, if Bama played like they did yesterday, OSO would win without a doubt. The team has been impressive in the late season.

From: bigswivle
02-Dec-18
How the he$$ does Ohio deserve to be in the playoff? Lost by 29 to a not very good Purdue team, beat a crappy Maryland team with a failed two point conversion and went in to the fourth quarter yesterday in a one score game with a team that lost to AKRON!!!! You Yankees scare me

From: Rocky
02-Dec-18
Frank,

I know you must have "passed out" and not went to sleep and are just "coming to" and not waking up making such a ridiculous statement. You best follow college football a bit closer than the Jack Daniels. ;-) Georgia would laugh OSU out of the stadium. I would pay to see a rematch of these two great teams that played yesterday. Continue reading and realize and accept in black and white the team you think is so good who is so- so....among so-so teams:

I smell a rat. The BCS Commitee will leap frog Ohio State over Oklahoma into #4. A team that got smoked by Purdue, won over a unranked Maryland team who went for a two point conversion to win it in OT rather than kick for the tie, beat a horrible unranked Nebraska team 36-31 at the end, beat Penn State 27-26 on the last play of the game, and check out these other powerhouses they beat: Tulane/TCU/Indiana/Rutgers/Minnesota, who played them tough until the last 2 minutes 30-14/ and Oregon State. They beat at the time the most over rated ranked team in the history of college football, Michigan at # 4 which eventually proved out, Penn State at the time # 9... 27-26, Michigan State # 18 and Northwestern # 21.

Yes I also believe they are the 4th best team in the country. They could easily have 4 losses, SHOULD have had three in the least, lest very questionable coaching from their opponents at end of games and truthfully in comparison would not be ranked in either the SEC or the ACC. This is not opinion it is fact....but they will get in because I began to think and what I understand is the new 3 members ( 1 from ND..Independents..)/(1 from Air Force..Mt. West) ( 1 from VT and the ACC who hates the SEC) of the BCS want the money spread around equally regardless of team power rankings and believe the SEC coffers are full enough. OSU in the top 4 makes this years Championship a friggin joke for Alabama which every force and behind the scenes power in college football is attempting to derail and torpedo. All they will do with OSU is make it that much easier for the Tide to get a breather before they walk off with the Trophy. Georgia which would beat everyone else hands down and the only team capable of keeping you in the chair twisting, will be sitting in one at home watching. What a disgrace and I didn't even mention Oklahoma who is ranked ahead of that sandlot team of misfits OSU, BECAUSE Oklahoma is another team who is ranked in front of them.

The new members will vote and the fix is in believe me. Ohio State is going to get what just what they are asking for a undeserved path to a annihilation on a National Scale. ;-0

Kyle, Still wandering why ZBONE posted that picture and more interesting is how he became aware of it and then, to save it for future reference. Personally I like the picture stopped down to 2.8 to bokeh you out and your wife the center of clear attraction. Well composed.

The Rock

02-Dec-18
Talk smack all you want Rock, but there is a legitimate debate between Oklahoma and Ohio right now for number 4. We beat all ranked opponents, had a tougher strength of schedule. I don't hear any trash about Bama being behind nearly the entire game. OSU was always in front.

Most importantly, we are playing our best ball right now, arguably Fielding the hottest QB. Look at all the trash talk above on this thread about MI early season.

Ohio came back after Purdue and stomped one of the best defenses in the nation. You guys barely won yesterday. Ohio would give a better game to the ripple than OK would.

From: bigswivle
02-Dec-18
UGA is better than Ohio and OU but they won’t get in.

From: NvaGvUp
02-Dec-18
My nephew is a professional photographer and he took all of our wedding day pictures.

He wanted to focus on Joanne in that photo, hence my being out-of-focus in the background.

02-Dec-18
Why would they? They didn't win their conference and have two losses.

Read this thread again. Look at all of the terrible predictions about who is better. Only final scores matter.

OSU is playing their best ball now, and Z is right...Saban wants nothing to do with them. He wants an easy path to the championship. Ohio would stop that in the semi.

From: bigswivle
02-Dec-18
“OSU is playing their best ball now“

Now that is funny

From: Zim1
02-Dec-18
Purdue grad here. When I was a student back in the 70’s I went to every BB & FB game but zero since.......37 years. Always thought they should be for students. All the outrageous scandals, especially the most recent at PSU, MSU, UofM, KY, etc, etc, etc have turned my stomach to the entire culture. I honestly don’t know how anyone could care a bit about college sports much less support it, after all the cover-ups that hurt so many innocent people. All in the name of coin and reputation. Pathetic.

From: Dirk Diggler
02-Dec-18
Georgia's out. Sorry you can't dance with 2 loses. The travesty will be Notre Dame in, they regularly disappoint in recent years, and either Ohio state or OU bein left out. Should have been bama, Clemson, ohio, OU.

02-Dec-18
Agree Dirk.

From: NvaGvUp
02-Dec-18
The Playoff choices look right to me.

If the Buckeyes want to stop being left out, I'd suggest they stop getting their butts kicked by mediocre teams each year.

From: bigswivle
02-Dec-18
Six team playoff. Top two get a bye, first four play two weeks from now. I HATE that these games are played 30 days from now. Makes no sense

From: Dirk Diggler
02-Dec-18
Notre Dame and OU will get throttled. Not interested.

From: Dirk Diggler
02-Dec-18
Shoulda let Notre Dame and UCF play each other. Woulda been more entertaining, and one of em coulda wore their pretend national champ rings.

From: Zbone
02-Dec-18
OSU left out again, don't even want to talk about it, its BS and as said, these playoffs need expanded...

As for the photo, you're suppose to use you imagination... I was meant to mean, laugh out loud or lots of laughs... My interpretation is she's laughing at his winky...8^)))

From: NvaGvUp
02-Dec-18
Classy, ZBone.

Classy.

From: Rocky
02-Dec-18
Someone dispute the facts of my post about OSU dispute my post being mediocre at best.

Can't do it so you must agree. Zbone,

OSU is being put in right now as we speak. The 3 new members have all voted for OSU to be in because they hate the SEC. Would you like to make a wager on that?

Kyle, The photog set the DOF @ 2.8 thus the foreground clear and crisp and the background BOKEH or as you would say blurred. The photog may have even used a 1.7 or 2.0 prime 85mm or 100 mm lens. I am betting f2.8 - 70-200 zoom. Whatever it was a very fast lens.

The Rock

02-Dec-18
Well, if I have learned anything from this thread, it is to keep my hole shut until the game is played and over. So, I will not say OU is going to get throttled. I simply won't. While I favor Alabama in who I think will win, there is a reason they play the game. To see who really is going to win. It will be the ultimate head to head A high powered big 12 offense against the token defense that the SEC teams live by. Saban's is the best in the conference. If they can get OU on their heels, they will romp them. They will repeatedly fill the box to force the pass while bringing the heat. Its their signature to do so.

OU is going to have to establish a running game to keep them honest. I don't see a whole lot of difference in the potential of GA's offense and OU in scoring ability. But, nobody in the SEC has saw the speed and running ability at quarterback that they will see in Murray. Not even close. If OU can get him involved in the running attack, it will be a long night for Alabama. They aren't infallible. Last night proved that. That stupid fake punt cost GA the game. If not for that, Alabama gets beat.

OU's defense is going to have to play the game of their lives to get this done.

As far as the travesty, OSU is where they belong. ND is not. No team that won't commit to a conference to play rivals yearly deserves no special recognition. As good as GA is, you can't loose the championship game, putting you at two loses and expect to get in a 4 team playoff consisting of one lose and no lose conference champions.

From: Dirk Diggler
02-Dec-18
So WV who would be your 4th team? Just curious.

From: Rocky
02-Dec-18
WV...even if Georgia would smoke everyone except Alabama easily. I would put LSU who beat Georgia this year and Miss. State against anyone ranked 2-10th. SEC baby. They knock each other off answering the prayers of the pretenders. ;-)

BTW...OU plays the Tide they will be wearing their a$$ in place of helmets. ;-)

The Rock

Alabama is Goliath and the Davids lining up to play them are mere boys with peach fuzz.

E N D O F S T O R Y.

The Rock

From: Dirk Diggler
02-Dec-18
You do remember how the david and goliath story ends rocky? I'm thinkin Clemson is stuffing their pockets with rocks.

From: Dirk Diggler
02-Dec-18
I can see LSU gettin a shot at ohio. Doubt they fair well.

From: NvaGvUp
02-Dec-18
WV Mountaineer,

ND has annual games vs USC, Stanford and others and has had for years.

How is that any different from a school which plays annual games against teams in the same conference?

From: Michael
02-Dec-18

Michael's Link
It would be nice to see OSU play Georgia but it won’t be happening if these predictions turn out to be true.

OSU will be in the rose bowl with Washington.

Some good bowl games for sure. Texas and Georgia will be playing each other. LSU will be playing UCF.

As Kyle points out ND plays some schools on a very consistent basis. Michigan, Stanford, Pitt and USC to name some of them. They don’t need to be in a conference to become a rivalry. I do like having a conference championship game as the semifinal games. When that becomes a requirement ND would need to join a conference.

From: Rocky
02-Dec-18
Dirk, If Ohio State gets a shot at LSU, LSU will take them to the woodshed like they did with Georgia. These points are all mute because OSU is making the BCS. Guaranteed. I have never been more sure in college rankings at the end than I feel in my gut this year with OSU. Oklahoma and Georgia are out. Not fair but that's the way it is. OSU will be the first BCS casualty.

The Rock

The Rock

Ohio State is absolutely making it to the BCS.

From: NvaGvUp
02-Dec-18
Rocky,

The Playoff schedule was set this morning and OSU did NOT make it.

Nor should they have.

From: bigswivle
02-Dec-18
Now I have to watch my gators get there a&& beat by Michigan again. Would have much rather had OSU, they’re The Gators Bit$$

From: K Cummings
02-Dec-18
"I might be wrong, but I'd be willing to bet that Zbone didn't intentionally post that picture."

"As for the photo, you're suppose to use you imagination... I was meant to mean, laugh out loud or lots of laughs... My interpretation is she's laughing at his winky...8^)))"

I stand corrected Kyle. Apparently I was wrong on the creeper thing.

KPC

From: NvaGvUp
02-Dec-18
Kevin,

No worries.

I've been here for a very long time and 'though I've never been to the Leatherwall, I find it very creepy that ZBone had somehow saved that photo.

VERY creepy!

From: Dirk Diggler
02-Dec-18
"Ohio State is absolutely making it to the BCS."

Close!

From: Michael
02-Dec-18

Michael's Link
There isn’t a whole lot of a difference between today’s BCS and a silmulation of the old BCS formula.

As for LSU beating OSU. That is the best joke of the day. LSU did get beat by Texas A and M and Florida.

02-Dec-18
Rocky, Georgia is in my opinion the best team in the country week in and week out. I said that way back. Why they lost against LSU is beyond me. Proof it is hard to be good every week. They lost last night. But, that happens when the coach puts you in a position to loose

Dirk, my top four would be Alabama, Clemson, UCF, and OU. But, I know you can't put a two lose SEC opponent in the top 4 with unbeaten conference champs, when one of the 4 beat Georgia. You just can't. LSU enjoyed that ability several years ago to become National Champs before the playoffs started. It was one of the driving forces behind arguing for a playoff system. Yes OU lost one. But, they lost against a very good Texas. A Texas that would beat most. Not a Purdue.

Kyle, conference play is different. If not, ND would be in one. Ask OSU about it being different. ND should be forced to button down and face rivals within a division every year. Is ND good? Yes they are. Are they conference good? I doubt it. Clemson should prove that easily. And, Clemson isn't what I'd call great.

02-Dec-18
Conference good?!? ND has beaten teams in a bunch of conferences, what’s that have to do with it...Any unbeaten team should be in the Playoffs, including UCF and I’m not a fan...Hell, give ‘em a shot!

Either Clemson (threw up a lil in my mouth!) or ND about the only ones that have a shot at the semi-pro team out of Bama...

From: NvaGvUp
02-Dec-18
No, conference play is not different.

You either win or you lose.

Notre Dame schedules solid opponents every year.

They do not play cupcakes like the Citadel (Alabama), Arkansas State (Alabama) or Louisiana Lafayette (Alabama yet again)

From: Dirk Diggler
02-Dec-18
Ball state and Vanderbilt aren't cupcakes?

From: Rocky
02-Dec-18
Kyle,

I don't think so. Check out ND record, teams they played and the relatively close scores to nobodies. Weak is putting it lightly. They played 5 ACC teams and only one, Syracuse, was ranked @ 12. ND is in way over their heads IMO. As much as I think OSU is a joke in comparison to 1st flight teams they are better than ND IMO. I am still a bit taken back that OSU didn't make it. Purdue done them in.

The Rock

From: Rocky
02-Dec-18
I think something is seriously wrong in Vegas. The have the Tide a 14 point favorite over Oklahoma, and Clemson just a 13 point favorite over ND. The Clemson game is a lock as they should beat ND easily in a walk and Oklahoma is playing good football. They really missed the Georgia game and are about to take another beating if the line stays anywhere close to what it is.

The Rock

02-Dec-18
So I wonder if Georgia would have pulled it off, would Bama still be in...

From: Dirk Diggler
02-Dec-18
"So I wonder if Georgia would have pulled it off, would Bama still be in..."

Yes, yes they would.

02-Dec-18
Yes, they'd be in.

Kyle, ND played a very weak schedule. USC and Stanford has been mediocre at best for quite some time. All of their ACC opponents were pretty weak for the last several years. Decades even. ND wants no part of conference play because it makes them the team that mid ranking reams in all conferences want on their schedule to draw the money. They have played little quality on average from year to year by design. If they'd compose their with some better top tier conference teams, you would have an argument. This is 2018. Not the 1990's. And few of these programs have made a real run the last decade. Much less the two three years out they schedule these games

From: Rocky
02-Dec-18
I would say yes and the comeback win over Georgia a class 1 team proved why and how powerful this team is. They are never out of it so how could they have been left them out of it and who would be in their place? This team is simply capable and qualified to beat anyone at anytime no matter the score or how well or bad they are playing. The mark of a good team is being able to win under adversity. Could you have imagined Clemson,Georgia, Alabama and the sad sack ND team. Clemson eats ND alive and Georgia and the Tide in a rematch. Three out of four real good football teams.

BTW....funny how nobody mentioned Alabama won with their starting Heisman Trophy QB playing injured from 3 weeks ago, hurting and limping the entire game, and finally the 2nd string QB comes in and they still win the game. That is how good they are. You can't deny it.

The Rock

02-Dec-18
Pat White was a second string quarterback at one time too.

02-Dec-18
WV, you’re stuck in the past...’Decades’, they even talked about it on the Drive To The Playoffs program tonight...People are stuck in the past, Notre Dame is way better than most give them credit for...Solid on both sides of the ball...Can they compete with SEC and ACC teams, who knows, but they have a winning (Undefeated!) record...

Get over it and get ready for Bowl Season baby...Next best part about College Football!

03-Dec-18
Let’s do this for the people stuck in the ‘you need to win your conference’ deal...Everyone and I mean everyone that wins their conference gets a shot at the Playoffs! Why should the little guys get left out...?!? Ohhhh, that’s right, it’s a money thing!!! Lol

From: HA/KS
03-Dec-18
ND would probably not be undefeated if they played a power 5 schedule unless it was the Pac 12. I think they should never be considered for the playoffs until they join a conference.

From: Zbone
03-Dec-18
"Creeper - Creeping", what the heck is that, must be southern hillbilly thing...8^) You Bubbas creep me out...8^)))

From: K Cummings
03-Dec-18

K Cummings's embedded Photo
K Cummings's embedded Photo
"Creeper - Creeping", what the heck is that, must be southern hillbilly thing...8^)

KPC

03-Dec-18
Ike, if ND plays well against Clemson, I’ll openly say I was wrong. If they don’t, will you do the same?

ND has been over rated since Lou Holtz left. Plain and simple. Their results say that. And here you are talking about me being stuck in the past. Fanboys like say “It’s Notre Dame. They deserve it. “. No they don’t. Everyone else is playing big competition year in and year out except the Irish. It’s just the way it is. Like I said, it’s 2018. Lots of things have changed in 20 years in college football. Pitt, wake forest, Vanderbilt, VT, FSU, and Syracuse comprised their big games. Where are any of those teams now? Setting at 60% wins for the best of them. And you tell me I’m living in the past.

From: Franzen
03-Dec-18
I don't really like ND, and I think they have been overrated for a lot of the past 20 or so years, but I think in recent years we know as much about ND as any other team. They have scheduled teams that in recent years were good-to-great teams... Stanford, USC, Michigan, FSU, Va Tech, etc. The fact that almost all of those teams are a little down this year isn't their fault, as in some years that would be a gauntlet unmatched by anything the SEC could throw. They ended up with a number of quality opponents for this year, and maybe one elite one, beating them all. So as much as I don't care for ND, they deserve the spot this year. Justin, how can you list their big games while leaving out Stanford and Michigan. Yep, Stanford is down, but still a quality opponent. Don't forget that Vanderbilt is a powerhouse SEC team as well. ;^)

From: Rocky
03-Dec-18

Rocky's Link
Franzen,,

Take a peak at Vanderbilt vs. ND @ ND this year. Lucky is not the word for it. The worst SEC team. Still laughing? ;-)

The Rock

From: Rocky
03-Dec-18

Rocky's Link
Here is another classic win for ND @ ND once again against a true POWERHOUSE against Pitt this year. Yes they should be the # 3 seed in the COUNTRY. ;-0

The Rock

03-Dec-18
VA tech hasn’t been good for a decade and a half. FSU 4-5 years. Standford about 7. USC at least 4. Probably 5. This is the best Michigan team in a decade. Once again, I’m going by their results. Not their conference or storied past. Just the results they’ve posted.

These team are not scheduling the Irish 5 years out. Non conference scheduling happens from 2-3 years out down to weeks before the season.

ND is living off their past successes. As college football has become more competitive, they’ve fell farther and farther back.

I said they were a good team. But playoff good? Not the way I see it.

From: bigswivle
03-Dec-18
I wish Notre Dame would just join a conference full time. Selection committee should make them

From: Zbone
03-Dec-18
Yeah, I totally agree... Was hoping the committee would have left ND out to send them a message to either join a conference and play in championship game or don't expect to be in the playoffs...

Thing is though, ND won't, why would they... It's the smart move, why join a conference and risk loosing a conference championship game when you don't have too... The committee should have sent a message...

From: Franzen
03-Dec-18
"VA tech hasn’t been good for a decade and a half. FSU 4-5 years. Standford about 7." I hope you were just going by memory there. All three of those teams were perennial 10-game winners into the early part of this decade, and in the case of FSU and Stanford, through 2016.

From: NvaGvUp
03-Dec-18
FYI,

When ND played Stanford this year, they were ranked #7.

03-Dec-18
Kyle, where is Stanford now? What does a ranking of seven have to do with anything other then prove they were over ranked. Because...... they were Stanford.

Franzen, I was Infact going off of memory. But, I did go back and average each of the teams last ten year record. Stanford was by far the best winning nearly 80% of their games. It goes vastly downhill from there. FSU has won 66% of their games. VA tech has one 64% of their games. From there the opponents they’ve played are in the 55-60% winning bracket over the last ten years. Especially in the ACC and PAC 12

I’m not real sure what a 10 win season has to do with now teams are routinely playing 13 -14 games per year counting bowls. It finishes you some where in the 60-70% range. At a 10 win season. Schedule enough games and a 10 win season becomes less mute.

We will all find out how good ND is come playoff time. Ive said it already, they are good. But, unless I’m wrong, they don’t belong there. Their performance will decide that now.

From: Rocky
03-Dec-18
WV,

Clemson will show everyone how bad of team ND is in comparison to the top teams in the country. If ND was in the SEC you would need binoculars to see them in the standings. You have Georgia sitting home holding hands with OSU and ND is 3. You think that is fair?

The Rock

From: Brotsky
03-Dec-18
ND doesn't belong there? Does OU? OSU? Who belongs if they don't? A Georgia team that got crushed by LSU? LSU got crushed by Florida, a team that will get manhandled (again) by Michigan in the Peach Bowl. You have a 4 team playoff. You have to have the best 4 teams. Now that doesn't mean the 4 teams are all equal, but they are the 4 best out of what you have to work with. I think the committee got it right this year. Time will tell. I don't buy big on the SEC like all the other fan boys. The SEC got handled in the bowl games last year with the exception of the big 2. The rest was trash just like every other conference.

From: NvaGvUp
03-Dec-18
For the life of me, I can't see why a team needs to be in a conference to make the playoffs.

Because a good team in a crappy conference will have a great record while a good team in a tough conference is likely to have a mediocre or poor record.

It's who you play that should matter, not whether or not you are in a conference or not.

Of the four playoff teams, only Alabama played tougher opponents this year than did Notre Dame.

By Strength of Schedule, Alabama had the 17th toughest schedule in the country. Notre Dame was second @ #61, followed by Oklahoma @ #68 and Clemson @ #76.

03-Dec-18
GA and OSU could both beat ND, and I am a big fan of ND.

The more you look at this, the more I find myself agreeing with those who want the playoffs expanded. Think the Pats, do we write them off for an early season loss? On any given Saturday....

Just saying....

From: Rocky
03-Dec-18
Frank, I agree 100%.

....this is a classic...."The SEC got handled in the bowl games last year with the exception of the big 2".....and what else is there 3,4,5,6. C'mon..The SEC placed 2 teams in the semi-finals last year the first time in history ANY conference ever did that. Then the finals were both SEC teams. What do you want them to do just resign and leave college football?

The Rock

From: Franzen
03-Dec-18
10 out of 14 is over 70%. No need to play with statistics... if you think winning at least 70% of games (and more) against mostly Power 5 conference teams is not good, then nobody is playing good teams with regularity and this whole discussion is pointless. Case-in-point (just using 'Bama as the benchmark): Alabama is ranked as having the #44 SOS by Jeff Sagarin, and only played one team all year that has won 10 games (Georgia), and only one other that has a chance in their bowl game (LSU). UCLA is ranked #1 and played 4 such games. Btw, Sagarin also has ND's 2018 schedule ahead of Alabama and Clemson, and within 2 spots of Ohio St. Obviously, Jeff's rankings are just one metric, but Kyle's numbers also indicate that ND's schedule is not the least of the playoff members.

03-Dec-18
Wow. Playing with statistics. Setting in a log loader waiting on a truck unstrap saw me write that post. I was doing it in my head. I just did it on my phone and it came up to be 71%! Who in the world is playing with statistics? I tell you who. Guys saying ND played a number 7 Stanford. Guys claiming ND's schedule is tough. The polls are still based on human interpretation to a large part.

You've never heard me say that 'bama deserved the number 1 ranking. I've argued quit the opposite this WHOLE thread. Power 5 conferences is a cool word too. If you consider anyone in the ACC a powerhouse. I also don't believe any team in any conference that finishes 70% and under deserves the title "solid" in regards to today's competition. It won't cut it. It leaves you middle of the pack in any conference except the ACC. Losing one out of three games is not going to get you far. However, as ND has proven, playing mediocre opponents helps their cause.

I agree, it may not be ND's fault that FSU hasn't recovered. Or Stanford is 8-4. But, that doesn't mean they should be rewarded either

Like I said earlier, we will see how good they are come game time when they finally play a really good team. That will lay it all to rest. Then we can disagree why the won or lost.

03-Dec-18
No, I don't think it is right in the sense of "right or wrong". But, it has to go that way. Georgia lost and, unfavorable things happen when you lose. Had they not lost to a sorry LSU, they might have a leg to stand on. The debacle Saturday night wasn't their first strike. So, they gotta get behind the one loss conference champions.

From: Rocky
03-Dec-18
The Salvation Army helps 60% of the people 100% of the time.

PAC12. This conversion is over.

The Rock

04-Dec-18
Either your team is in it, or it’s not, happens every year...Mine’s not! Just happen to know the kid at quarterback for ND, therefore I’ll root for him until the end! I’m with Kyle, conference or no conference...Doesn’t matter until the actual conference championship counts for something...That includes everyone, again crickets! Let the lil guys go for it also, if it’s truly about College Football!

From: Dirk Diggler
04-Dec-18

Dirk Diggler's Link
Urban Meyer to step down as Ohio State football coach after Rose Bowl. Health issues cited as the reason for his departure.

From: Zbone
04-Dec-18
Wish Urban Meyer the best, luved him as a coach... ESPN reporting he is retiring from Ohio State after the Rose Bowl, BUT doesn't necessarily mean he is retiring from coaching... He's only 54, maybe the Browns can get lucky and sign him...

Wish the committee would have put them in for one last chance at national title...

Happiest man in sports today - Jim Harbaugh... I can just see him rejoicing jumping up and down screaming...8^)

From: Brotsky
04-Dec-18
Harbaugh is going to be coaching the Green Bay Packers next season. He could care less.

From: Zbone
04-Dec-18
Harbaugh to the Packers, Meyer to the Browns, that'd be GREAT!

Texted from a buddy, he's a big college guy, says Urban Meyer is going to USC...

From: Franzen
04-Dec-18
"Like I said earlier, we will see how good they are come game time when they finally play a really good team."

I don't disagree. Their best win is obviously Michigan, which I believe was the first game of the season. First games can be deceiving of course. To me, it all boils down to the teams they were being compared to for the spot(s). The metrics say the schedules being played were comparable among those teams, and ND didn't have a loss, so here we are. ND's schedule was full of middling-to-good teams, while some others played an extra game against great competition, all the while sneaking in some cupcakes. Which of those schedules is really tougher is anyone's guess, with no right answer. It's still difficult to go through any season, against any competition, and not have a loss. There just aren't ANY teams playing the caliber of competition you consider good on a regular basis.

Speaking of which, we still have that team that has won what... 25 in a row?

From: Bowfreak
04-Dec-18
Meyer is an Ohio guy. I can't imagine him taking another college job. But, he has retired for "health reasons" before. Maybe I am wrong but I think this actually is for health reasons.

From: Brotsky
04-Dec-18
I think his retirement is actually part of an agreement from the beginning of the season. "We'll suspend you 3 games if you retire at the end of the season."

04-Dec-18
I agree Franzen. It’s hard to do. But, in a system where people pick the favorites, you’ve got to separate yourself from the pack.

College football is great. But, it’s fun by money. Meaning those who bring in the most money, get special recognition. If that were not the case, UCF would be in the playoffs instead of OU. Which is sad.

If it were truly about football, there’d be a 25 team playoff. Forget non conference schedules. Restructure conferences so it’s members woul play 8 confetence games, with a 25 team playoff. Wall ah. The best get a chance to prove it. So do those who accomplish great seasons that get over looked.

From: Zbone
04-Dec-18
Bowfreak - Yeah, I agree Meyer is retiring due to health reasons, and as you say he's a Ohio guy and theirs not a more premier Ohio team than the Buckeyes so there is nowhere else for him to upgrade at the college level, even nationally, so if its not about health reasons and possibly more about all the early season drama and the friction that occurred within the athletic department, I could see him coaching at the next level in the NFL,,, and for some reason can't get out of my mind John Dorsey already talking to or even interviewing Urban for the Browns head coaching job... Heck it could already be a done deal and kept secret... It's not against NFL rules interviewing and/or hiring college coaches during the college season... Due to Urban's health he wouldn't have to do any high school recruiting, and wouldn't have to be doing any college players scouting for the NFL, that's all being done by Dorsey.... He could actually take a little break for his health during the NFL off season... Dorsey saying - "I'll get you the players, you coach them up"... I could actually see this happening...

Likely know more after Urban's press conference this afternoon...

04-Dec-18
Brotsky, I also think there is more to this story. And it possibly explains the P loss. (Just kidding with that.)

I don't know as a Browns fan if I would rather have Urban or McCarthy from the Packers. The later might be burned out.

From: Zbone
04-Dec-18
Habitat for Wildlife - Urban Meyer has one of the best offensive minds in football, McCarthy does not... Meyer even invented the spread offense... McCarthy is old news, he had a decade with Arron Rodgers and only won one Super Bowl... Imagine Meyer coaching Rodgers with that job available or "hopefully" Baker Mayfield for that matter...8^) I don't want any part of McCarthy... Meyer won a national championship with third string QB at OSU, and also one with Tim Tebow at FL... Heck, Tebow threw for also 500 yards in that national championship game for Florida,,, anybody that can coach Tebow to throw for 500 yards in a national title game, or any game for that matter, is an offensive genius...8^)

From: Rocky
04-Dec-18
Zbone,

Are you smoking angel dust? Urban Meyer had no connection what so ever in the innovation of the spread offense which has been around since 1927 and various formations of it since. Don Coryell of the San Diego Chargers employed the spread with Air Coryell and Dan Fouts as the QB to carry it out in the late seventies. Tell Urban Meyer to give credit for his offense to the Dallas Cowboys assistant coach he got the formation from.

The Rock

04-Dec-18
Army, Navy game this weekend...

From: Zbone
04-Dec-18
Whatever Rocky, whatever...

From: Rocky
04-Dec-18
This Urban Meyer and Ohio State mystique thing must come to an end. People are going to begin to believe these pipe dreams. ;-)

The Rock

From: HA/KS
04-Dec-18
I think ND should not be in until they join a league. However, I think they will do pretty well in their first round game. Being told they don't belong will be a pretty strong incentive.

From: Rocky
05-Dec-18
HA,

They play Clemson in the first round you do know that right?

The Rock

From: Dirk Diggler
08-Dec-18

Dirk Diggler's Link
Say what you will about Urban Meyer, the guy knew how to win. I'd almost forgot army took OU to overtime early in the season.

From: K Cummings
08-Dec-18

K Cummings's embedded Photo
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Ferris State University goes to 15-0 on the season and advances to the DII National Championship.

GO DAWGS!!!

KPC

From: Owl
08-Dec-18
Congrats Kevin. I hope they go all the way.

08-Dec-18
Congrats Kyler Murray, Heisman winner...Pretty awesome season for the young man!

From: K Cummings
09-Dec-18
Thanks Owl. Having just won the National championship in basketball, it’s a great time to be a Bulldog.

KPC

From: Zbone
12-Dec-18
All over ESPN today, there's official talk of expanding the D1 playoffs to eight teams... Thank goodness...

12-Dec-18
Yes, we know The OSU would win;)

12-Dec-18
Rocky and Bowfreak just went and bought a years worth of Kleenex tissue if that goes through. If Justice was really done, they’d make it a 25 game playoff.

From: Rocky
12-Dec-18
WV, I believe the 8 team playoff will solve nothing unless those teams are conference champions otherwise # 9 will be the new crybaby. The easiest way is to just give Alabama or any top ranked SEC team the title and have the playoffs played in the Wannbe Bowl. the winner of the Wannbe playoffs gets the honor of presenting the Trophy to the SEC Champion. That is pretty much the way it is now anyway so what will change. ;-)

The Rock

From: Zbone
13-Dec-18
Why not a 16 team playoff same as D2 and D3, they've been doing it and seems to works well and they like it...

13-Dec-18
25 team playoff is the best. Number one seed gets a buy the first week. 4 games to the title. 8 confetence games per team is mandatory. No conference champs and no outside conference scheduling. Top 25 goes to the playoffs where they earn the title. Instead of tainted polling to give it away.

From: K Cummings
13-Dec-18
DII uses a 28 team playoff system.

KPC

From: Zbone
13-Dec-18
KPC - Didn't look it up only repeating what ESPN said 16 team playoff...

From: Norseman
14-Dec-18
Will the Bison stomp the Bunnies tonight? Find out on eSPN 2 tonight at 7 central. FCS Semi Final Game in Fargo Lots of drama tonight as NDSUs conf rival sDSU battle to go to the championship game. NDSUs coach is leaving at the end of the season to take the lead at KSU. Lots of folks will be watching in fly over county. But, it is great football and should be a whale of a game. NDSu will be playing for the rights to defend their national title (7th in the last 8 years) unprecedented!

From: K Cummings
14-Dec-18

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One more goal - one more game.

GO DAWGS!!

KPC

From: HA/KS
14-Dec-18
Not a run-away so far. It is a battle with outcome yet to be decided.

I hope it is a great hire for K-State, but have to wonder about a guy who has an indoor stadium and multiple national championships who gives it up to go to a place with no indoor stadium and never yet close to a national championship.

15-Dec-18
Money Henry. I don't know what the pay rate is at KS but, it is 7 figures. I'm sure he has negotiated quite a bit of bonuses based on performance as well. I don't know what he made at his previous job either but, it being DII it wasn't that much.

From: NvaGvUp
15-Dec-18
8:55 to go Q2 in the New Mexico Bowl and USU leads 35-7!

Go, Aggies!

From: BIG BEAR
15-Dec-18
Kevin........ That’s the same Jayru Campbell that was committed to Michigan State.... Then got arrested and went to jail for assaulting his girlfriend and a security guard in his high school at Detroit Cass Tech....... and lost his full scholarship to MSU............

I had no idea he was back in football.

From: NvaGvUp
15-Dec-18
USU led the country in takeovers this year and has FOUR more so far today.

End of Q3 and it's USU 45, NTS 13.

From: BIG BEAR
15-Dec-18
Watching the Ferris game.... it a back and forth shootout.....

From: Bowfreak
15-Dec-18
I'd love to see it expanded to 8 games. It won't matter....the SEC will still dominate and it will just give them an opportunity to drill a couple more teams that don't deserve to be on the field with them.

The pairity will be even worse in coming years as at least Urban Meyer was bringing SEC quality guys into OSU. Now the conference will revert back to the slow footed white boy conference it traditionally was.

From: NvaGvUp
15-Dec-18
Final Score:

Utah State 52, North Texas State 13.

USU dominated on both sides of the ball the entire game.

I've watched football for a very long time, but never have I seen a team take so many long shots down the field as USU did.

Not even close.

From: NvaGvUp
15-Dec-18
And on another note from last night:

North Dakota State 44, South Dakota State 21 in the FCS semi-finals

From: K Cummings
15-Dec-18
Oh well, the Ferris State Bulldogs fall 49-47 in one of the most exciting, back and forth, suspense filled football games I've seen a long time.

Great season Bulldogs, and congrats to Valdosta State.

GO DAWGS!!

KPC

From: K Cummings
15-Dec-18
BB:

Yes, that's the same Jayru Campbell. It looks like he's learned his lesson. From all reports, he's been a model student and teammate since he's been at Ferris. Let's hope he remains that way.

KPC

16-Dec-18
Was a great game KPC. Sucks to go out that way after the late comeback.

From: BIG BEAR
16-Dec-18
Let’s hope so Kevin...... He pulled one of the most bone headed stunts a kid could do,,, When he body slammed a school security officer in the halls of his high school...... After being promised a full ride at Michigan State as their next quarterback...... If I’m not mistaken.... he assaulted his girlfriend in the school just days after getting out of jail.........

I wonder what NFL team will roll the dice on his sketchy personal history.........

From: K Cummings
17-Dec-18
It really was a good game Jeff. Ferris was able to capitalize on a number of things that made the game closer than it actually was.

Valdosta State was the better team on Saturday. They deserve to be National Champions.

KPC

From: Zbone
17-Dec-18

Zbone's Link
Although only about 20 miles from my home and a power house in Division III, I don't really follow the Mount Union Purple Raiders, but anyhow they fall to Mary Hardin-Baylor in Division III Championship, Stagg Bowl...

Mount Union have been in the Division III Championship game 20 of the past 22 years... One heck of a record...

https://www.ncaa.com/history/football/d3

https://www.ncaa.com/news/football/article/2018-12-11/stagg-bowl-live-score-updates-mount-union-vs-mary-hardin-baylor

From: Rocky
17-Dec-18
Zbone,

Talk about perennial Champions, 20/22. That is simply incredible and unbelievable. Turning over players in a 4 year rotation with that success is as near to perfection as you can get. How many coaches have they had over that span because if it is one or two coaches they should have moved up. A record such as this is a testament to the coaching staff.

The Rock

The Rock

From: Zbone
17-Dec-18
Rocky - Yeah, it's impressive... Looks like just 2 coaches... Larry Kehres and Vince Kehres... I suspect father and son, or brothers...

See linky:

https://www.ncaa.com/history/football/d3

From: Zbone
17-Dec-18

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Click link attached...

From: Rocky
18-Dec-18
Zbone,

Sorry to be the one to break the news to you but Mount Union will be looking for a new coach in the near future. Vince Keheres their present coach has a 82-4 record in 5 seasons. Tutelage from his father Larry, who also coached Mount Union for 27 years with, get this: 24 losses adds to the family lore.

The big money NCAA teams will not allow this man to escape his own promise. This guy is going to be moving up to display his wares and from what I have discovered the guy is innovative on both sides of the ball. I am going to periodically check on him but I think the move as young as it is overdue. The guy is a blue blood when it comes to the game. Hidden little gems like these are what makes the world of football sparkle.

The Rock

From: Franzen
18-Dec-18
It's too bad there couldn't have been a better matchup for USU. That Texas St. game had blowout written all over it. Mount Union is surely something to behold, but the Division III game isn't nearly as cutthroat as the upper echelon of college ball.

From: NvaGvUp
18-Dec-18
Franzen,

Agreed. When I first saw who the Aggies would be playing, I was very disappointed.

They deserved better.

From: Zbone
18-Dec-18
"Sorry to be the one to break the news to you but Mount Union will be looking for a new coach in the near future."

Yeah Rock, you're probably right, but maybe the son will stick around a bunch more years like Dad... This whole area just outside of Canton is a BIG Time football area... Time will tell... Maybe the Browns will hire him, they're looking for a coach...8^)

From: Franzen
28-Dec-18
Am I the only one surprised to see WVU as a 'dog today? Maybe I missed some news.

...and just for fun... The SEC is struggling so far with that .000 winning percentage in the bowls.

28-Dec-18
Wouldn't surprise me one bit to see them loose. With pretty boy Greer stepping out, they will be playing a backup who has saw little time.

I think the SEC fanboys had better get ready to explain why Oklahoma beats Alabama as well.

I'm going to reverse what I said earlier about Notre Dame as well. I bet they beat Clemson.

From: Rocky
28-Dec-18
WV, Daydreaming again bout the Tide getting beat by of all teams Oklahoma and now this sudden reversal with ND beating Clemson.

Franzen, "...and just for fun... The SEC is struggling so far with that .000 winning percentage in the bowls.".......MEANINGLESS bowls. ;-)

The Rock

The Rock

From: NvaGvUp
28-Dec-18
Are you kidding me?????

At halftime, Auburn is leading Purdue, 56-7!

Yes, you read that right. 56-7 at HALFTIME!

Maybe NCAA football needs a seven touchdown rule so Purdue could avoid being further embarrassed.

From: Joey Ward
28-Dec-18
Setting SEC records today.

War Eagle!

Joey — SEC fanboy. :-)

From: NvaGvUp
28-Dec-18
Purdon't beat THEE Ohio State University by 29 points!

Now they trail Auburn by 56 points and the game has a long ways to go.

Does that mean Auburn would beat THEE Ohio State University by 85+ points? ;^)

28-Dec-18
yes it does.

From: Rocky
28-Dec-18
To top it off Auburn is SEC and.....oh no! is in Alabama. Damned SEC over-rated teams. ;-)

The Rock

From: Joey Ward
28-Dec-18
Well that’s 2 bowl wins for the state.

Troy won the Dollar General bowl and Auburn in the Music City bowl.

War Eagle!

Go Trojans!

See you on Saturday. :-)

From: Franzen
28-Dec-18
I expected Purdue to get beat down (which is why I had to hurry with my .000 winning percentage comment), but maybe not quite so bad.

From: Franzen
28-Dec-18
Double.

From: BIG BEAR
29-Dec-18
The Gators destroyed Michigan...... Harbaugh 1-9 against top 10 teams.

From: Joey Ward
29-Dec-18
Franzen, looked like the #1 D struggled with an SEC team today.

What’s the percentage now?

29-Dec-18
Wow, wasn’t expecting that from Michigan...Oh wait, yeah I was! :-)

From: bigswivle
29-Dec-18
It’s great to be a Florida Gator!!!! Haven’t been able to say that in a while

From: bluedog
29-Dec-18
Joey...... you happen to watch Gophers beat up on Georgia Tech the other day? They flat smoked them. I was surprised but in a good way. Didn't see that coming.

From: NvaGvUp
29-Dec-18
Hey, Dan!

Great to see you again! Don't be a stranger!

From: shiloh
29-Dec-18
Nva.....that’d probably be accurate on AU vs TOSU!

From: BIG BEAR
29-Dec-18
Clemson is looking good......

From: Joey Ward
29-Dec-18
Bluedog, missed that one, but saw the score. I’ve watched GT play some this season. Not much passing yards for them this year. More of a running team.

Never watched MN this year, so don’t know much about their scheme. But if they watched film, I’m not surprised they won. Stop the run............ and well....... :-)

From: NvaGvUp
29-Dec-18
Wow!

The Nevada/Arkansas State game was as strange a game as you'll ever see.

A minute or two into the 4th Quarter, UNR was being outgained 403-98! Then both their offense and their defense woke up and turned it around and Nevada won in OT, 16-13.

Arkansas seemed to have a 1st down inside the UNR 10 every time I looked. Yet until the last play in regulation, they scored ZERO points out of all those opportunities.

From: Joey Ward
29-Dec-18
Did watch the Baylor Vandy game. Sure thought Vandy could handle them. But Brewer is a heck of a QB. Was a great game to watch. Even if a SEC team came out with an L. ;-)

From: BIG BEAR
29-Dec-18
Wow..... What a catch by Higgins for Clemson before the half........

From: NvaGvUp
29-Dec-18
Oh, my word.

Clemson is killing Notre Dame!

From: Dirk Diggler
29-Dec-18
The next game will be much the same.

From: Rocky
29-Dec-18
...are you kidding me. Clemson calls for a review of a clear interception and the refs refuse to review it claiming the runner was down before the ball came out. At least buy me flowers before you screw me. This was an advertisers score because half the people already turned off the game. Truthfully as I said ND should not have even been there. They got cute and put one SEC / one ACC/ one Big 12/ one Independent in the final four. SEC/ACC.. which is basically the same, yes. The other two? Ohio State AND Purdue. :-)

The Rock

The Rock

From: Joey Ward
29-Dec-18
Franzen, another win for the SEC. What’s that percentage up to now?

WV, hope you didn’t bet more than $1. Lol

I’ll start working on that explanation at half time. :-)

SEC fanboy.

From: Rocky
29-Dec-18
OK...Tide. Keep Rocky happy. Clemson did their part.

The Rock

From: Zbone
29-Dec-18
What a whupping... Notre Dame had no right being in the semi finals and hope the committee finally realizes this and makes them join a conference before ever placing them in the top four again.... Congrats Clemson for trouncing Notre Dame...

From: shiloh
29-Dec-18
I think OU picked up a peewee team on the way to south FL and is letting them play ??

29-Dec-18
Damn, that hurt and they were in over their head...Great season Notre Dame!

From: Joey Ward
29-Dec-18
WV, I don’t think an explanation will be necessary. :-)

SEC fanboy

From: BIG BEAR
29-Dec-18
Yep. You were right Dirk......

From: Dirk Diggler
29-Dec-18
Georgia and Ohio state shoulda been 3 and 4. I said these games didnt excite me and they haven't. And anybody that thinks UCF shoulda been in hear I'm thinkin LSU/UCF tomorrow will be similar to these two turds.

From: NvaGvUp
29-Dec-18
THEE OSU had no business going into the Playoffs.

Last year they got absolutely crushed by a mediocre Iowa team. Then this year, a mediocre Purdue team totally destroyed them.

From: Dirk Diggler
29-Dec-18
And army took OU to overtime, and Notre Dame didnt play anybody, and Georgia had 2 losses, and watch what a mediocre LSU team does to UCF. Hows OU doin? I turned it off.

From: Dirk Diggler
29-Dec-18
Ohio state and Washington will look like these 2 turds.

29-Dec-18
Lol...Poor Dirk! You’re right though, the Rose Bowl will be a bust...

From: DL
29-Dec-18
Got to watch Ian Book( ND QB) for four years in High School. As well as Washington’s QB.

From: Joey Ward
29-Dec-18
Franzen, let’s review......

Vandy lost by a TD...45-38

Auburn wins.....strong

Florida wins......

Clemson wins......

Alabama wins......

Georgia still has to play......

Clemson vs Alabama for the championship.

How’s the SEC lookin’ now? Percentage wise?

SEC fanboy, out!

From: Rocky
30-Dec-18
Ohio State would have been blown out by ANY SEC or ACC team. Georgia, yes they should have been in not ND a disgrace. All's well that ends well as I have been saying all year. Alabama/ Clemson for the Championship and all the rest will watch and wish they could have competed at the SEC level. ;-)

The Rock

Now....go Tide and take Clemson to the woodshed.

From: Zbone
30-Dec-18
Ugg, you SEC guys and those that think Ohio Sate couldn't have given AL or Clemson a better game...

Go Clemson!!!

From: Dirk Diggler
30-Dec-18
Clemson's got a pocket full of rocks for goliath.

From: Rocky
30-Dec-18
...but Clemson is just not big enough to throw them that high on this Goliath. They are good no doubt but the Tide will run all over them. Accept it. That's just the way it is.

Ohio State?....read the tweets and what people think of that team for laughs. They are in the same class as ND. Oh Hiway State. ;-)

Rollllllllllllllll Tide. The Rock

From: Dirk Diggler
30-Dec-18
Lol! Thanx for given me a reason to watch Rocky.

From: Zbone
30-Dec-18
Saban's sideline hostile antics are ridicules…. Can't stand him, and now that mouth of the south Finebomb claims he's the greatest coach ever of ANY SPORT... Give me a freakn break, it just a matter of time before he grabs a kid and surprised it hasn't all ready happened in practice and covered up...

30-Dec-18

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From: Grey Ghost
30-Dec-18
They might as well just skip the regular season games, and have 'Bama and Clemson play for the semi-pro title every year.

Matt

30-Dec-18
Well, looks like i had notre dame figured right the first time. Way out classed against clemson. Give ‘bana credit for playing the only game they cound to beat oklahona. They played it well. Just makes you realize had bama not gotten up by 4 touchdowns before Oklahoma decided to actually play, they’d gotten beat like they did the second, third, and fourth quarters.

From: Grey Ghost
30-Dec-18

"... they’d gotten beat like they did the second, third, and fourth quarters."

The 3rd was the only quarter Oklahoma outscored Alabama, so I think it's a stretch to say OK beat them 3 out of 4 quarters.

Matt

From: Franzen
30-Dec-18
Looks pretty good this year Joey!

I don't have a problem with the SEC winning. When they win, they win. Might as well count that Georgia game as a win too, as I don't think Texas has much of a shot. At least when they win all the SEC bragging is legitimate. Btw, I'm not sure what Clemson winning has to do with the SEC though; maybe you meant to put that SC loss in that spot. ;^)

But, really the record is only 3-2 right? Sign of a mediocre conference. ;^) Couple beatings in those 3 wins though, so I think we have to factor that in.

From: Franzen
30-Dec-18
I also think that if Texas A&M comes to play, they should put a hurting on NC State. I don't know what to think about Iowa & MS St; depends on what teams actually show. I think UCF will give LSU a game. I'm not sure they are the same team that they were last year, but they have a good chance of winning, imo. I think Penn St. will handle Kentucky.

Those are my predictions; can't wait for the games to prove me wrong!

From: Rocky
30-Dec-18
Ahhhh....it is just enjoyable watching college football from teams across the nation. We have our favorites and twist the knife into our "adversaries" when our teams prove us right and give the greatest excuses if we get beat. ;-) Watching these kids from any team or any conference playing their hearts out puts the PRO'S to shame, playing simply for the love of the game and a "hope", all the while the schools raking it in. I will watch and enjoy the remaining college match ups and will cheer my (well known) teams and conference preferences on if they are competing, and I expect to get ripped should they lose...but dat aint da 'gonna' happen. ;-)

"Oh no, Mr.Bill....not the SEC again....... Miss. State, Georgia, LSU and that over-rated behemoth Alabama". The table could easily be run here...but.....ah....no buts. See the glint on the knife getting ready. ;-)

The Rock

From: BIG BEAR
30-Dec-18
Hey Rock..... About 20 college players are sitting out their bowl games so they don’t get hurt leading into the NFL draft...... “Playing their hearts out simply for the love of the game” ????

There’s probably another 50-60 players currently playing that are planning on doing the same thing when it’s their turn to enter the draft. It’s a growing trend in College Football. It waters down the bowl games when teams don’t bring their best players...... Some of the best players in the country.....

Let’s face it...... every 5 star high school football player in the country chooses a college that will provide the best roadmap to the NFL for that young man.

From: Rocky
30-Dec-18
BB, You play all year to display your wares and your ability. Would you chance an injury and a multi million contract that could set you up for life for one game?

You seem to see the dark side of things for some odd reason.

The Rock

The Rock

From: BIG BEAR
30-Dec-18
No..... I just realize that the almighty dollar trumps playing their hearts out for the love of the game.

30-Dec-18

30-Dec-18
Research before you post Matt.

From: Rocky
30-Dec-18
BB,

How many college kids eventually make it or never had the inclination to make it to the PRO'S.? Look up the numerical ratio of players on every college team in the country and how many succeed or move on to the pro's. What do these remaining kids play for? You are exposing your inner thoughts and beliefs of what you would do if you were in their situation. Why would you question the few who would make that same decision?

The Rock

From: BIG BEAR
30-Dec-18
Rocky.... I’m not trying to take anything away from College players. I like College ball AND the NFL...... Nothing wrong with dreaming of making it to the big payday.

From: Rocky
30-Dec-18
WV, Every time Oklahoma got to within 11 Alabama miraculously would march down the field and go up by 18 again. At the end of the game Alabama ran the clock out @ 2:10 from the 15 yard line when they could have easily went in with their starters on the bench and the third string QB.

You really don't believe Oklahoma outplayed Alabama at any time other than when Alabama killed themselves with penalties. How about 1ST down from 1 yd. line and three penalties put them back at the 31. These were ACC refs who do NOT exactly love the SEC and despise Alabama. We're all human. Who do you think they wanted Clemson to play: Oklahoma or Alabama?

This game was no where close as the score indicated if you know the nuances of football. Not close.

The Rock

30-Dec-18
Rock, Alabama played a great game. I don't know why what I say keeps getting twisted. Matt edited his post after declaring Alabama out scored OU every quarter. You seem to think I insinuated that they got lucky. Not one bit am I doing that. I know who won. I know who deserved to win. Just like I know first quarter aside, Alabama had everything they could handle and then some. Admitting that is not needed. The stats say that.

The only quarter Alabama did out score OU was the first quarter. The problem for OU was they did so to such a degree that they never had a chance. Saban gets you on your heels and unleashes the dogs. Even so, The next 3 Quarters were even or Favored OU in points scored. What won the game for 'bama was the huge explosion in the first quarter and time of possession. Look at the stats by quarter. My goodness Alabama had 191 total yards before OU ever had 1 TOTAL yard. You can't give that team that lead and recover. No one could. Because they are going to put points on the board against anyone.

The game last 4 quarters and that is what it takes to win. As Alabama proved perfectly. OU came out, made the best of their opportunity's and actually made it a game after the first quarter. Yes, 'bama scored when they had the ball. So did OU. And, no I do not believe OU out played the tide. I believe what I said before the game. If Murray got going, he was going to give them problems. And, the fact they over came a 28-0 deficit to make it a 4 quarter game proves that. OU was not outclassed in every quarter. They moved the ball better then 'bama did minus the first Quarter. Alabama won because the played the ONLY game that would have produced that win. The stats say that. Not me.

As far as penalty's causing the game to be close, that is just stupid. How many defenders mauled the OU receivers and were never called for it? That off sides penalty on the 'bama defense that wasn't called in the 4th quarter was a travesty. Within 11 points, moving the ball, no interference calls. No off sides call. For every thing they did to cause them a problem, they sure had enough non calls to make up for that.

Alabama won. Good for them. Clemson looked better then they have looked all season. 'Bama better get ready. Because if they do the same championship night, they aren't going to get three scores behind before they settle down and play.

God Bless men

From: Rocky
30-Dec-18
WV,

No No. I did not say penalties caused the game to be close. I said penalties by Alabama's own hand killed them at times when they were close and could have scored. Holding penalties can be called on every play in football and everyone knows that and the game could take 6 hrs. to play. The Refs selectively call these penalties on every team usually on holding that effects the play in progress. From the 9 yd line they call holding on Alabama on the OPPOSITE side of the field that did not impact the play 46 yds away by refs from the ACC as I stated. Alabama would have won this game if they called holding on them every play. Oklahoma was outclassed. Period. To believe otherwise is ludicrous as in men playing against boys. Clemson looked that good against a cream puff ND team........ Oklahoma was NEVER going to win that game against the Tide and I said so. As far as Oklahoma settling down I would advise they settle elsewhere like Ohio maybe. They could have fun with that team because truthfully who can't.

If you believe that Clemson is going to beat Alabama your not in a for a surprise you are in for a awakening. Love you dude.... :-)

30-Dec-18
Ohio State would have beat them bad!

;)

30-Dec-18
Rock, they play the game to decide who is going to win. And, there is one more left. They don't give out wins based on the opinions of Crimson Tide fanboys. :^) Time will tell.

From: Dirk Diggler
30-Dec-18
Pocket-full-a-rocks. Just sayin.

From: Rocky
30-Dec-18
Dirk,

They better bring Fred and Barney, their boss and the entire Quarry.....and then they have no chance. ;-)

The Rock

From: Dirk Diggler
31-Dec-18
Lol!

From: bigswivle
31-Dec-18
I actually think Clemson matches up well with Bama. Should be a good game

From: Owl
31-Dec-18
Of their respective schedules, Bama and Clemson shared only 1 opponent (I believe) - Louisville. Bama outscored them by 37 and Clemson whooped them by 61. So Clemson wins... Science. Cancel the game and ship the FBS Championship trophy to SC.

31-Dec-18
Rock knows all this. He’s just having fun.

From: Rocky
31-Dec-18
WV, I have to change up. You know me a little bit too well. ;-)

The Rock

31-Dec-18
I see you doing the same thing I did earlier on. Learn from my inability to talk smack man. Don't get to far out there that you end up sticking both your feet knee deep in your mouth. :) Of course that is better then Bowfreak. HE buttoned his lip a while back knowing the inevitable is coming. Joey Ward is getting brave now. Nothing new about that though. Most of the SEC fanboys do once they get things in their favor.

We are the greatest!!!!!!!!! Nobody can beat us!!!!!!!!! We are the best of all time!!!!!!! The SEC rules!!!!!!!!!!

Time will Tell. Bet you can't guess who I am rooting for.

From: Rocky
31-Dec-18
WV,

The truth through all this is that the SEC DOES INDEED RULE. Who are you watching in the BCS Championship game and hoping to get beat like everyone else? The SEC king Alabama. Right?...and all the other bowl games....SEC right? Is this not dominance? ;-)

The Rock

The Rock

31-Dec-18
No Rock, it has nothing to do with the SEC. It does have to do with Alabama though.

31-Dec-18
Cincinnati and VT game was a good one...Same with OR and Mich State, all defense!

From: Rocky
31-Dec-18
WV,

If Alabama did not recruit as heavily as they do who do think would be getting the 5 star recruits....every other SEC team and occasionally a ACC team. These are football factories and Texas A&M and Missouri joining the SEC is proof positive. The TV money alone the SEC takes in dwarfs any other conference in their dollars.

Interesting that Notre Dame is in the ACC in everything else but football.

The Rock

From: Bwana 2
31-Dec-18
How do you know if someone went to Notre Dame?

Give them 5 minutes and they will tell you!

From: HA/KS
31-Dec-18
Disqualify the two top Cowboy DB's and it will possibly help the SEC win another one.

From: Joey Ward
31-Dec-18
WV, I don’t play, don’t coach, don’t have kids that play. Can’t control any facet of the games. Just like to watch SEC ball.

I’ll shutup and watch some good football. :-)

Just like to watch some good ball. Football, basketball, baseball, softball, and volleyball. SEC and whoever they play. I pull for SEC and the Sunbelt. Always. It’s where I’m from. :-)

Happy New Year.

31-Dec-18
:^) By all means man, don't hush on my account. It'll make the ragging easier when 'bama loses. I'm scared for Rocky though . No man has ever laid it on that thick to ever recover if they were proved wrong.

From: Dirk Diggler
31-Dec-18
I've enjoyed chasein him up the mountain.

From: Rocky
31-Dec-18
WV,

How easily we forget who was the guy that predicted Trump would win easily and bet money on it to back it up. I was ripped from pillar to post until...SURPRISE...on election night. That said Alabama is a lock against a 6.5 inch tall true freshman who never faced a team like this in his life. He is in for more than the Trump surprise. ;-)

Side note: Missouri was going in for the winning TD tonight against Okla. State at the 9 yd line with 30 seconds left and blew it. See...a SEC team that bit the dust and I am the first one here reporting it. ;;;;-----))))

The Rock

From: Franzen
01-Jan-19
Good thing Texas A&M did as I said, or you all would be staring at 3-4. I have to hand it to the players and coach of Northwestern, as they showed a lot of grit in their win.

01-Jan-19
Rock, lest you forget I openly stated you were correct and I was wrong about him getting elected. See, I admit when I’m wrong.

Back to football. You’d better hope that ‘bans wind after all the smack you’ve laid down.

From: Rocky
01-Jan-19
WV,

I have never been in better hands...EVER. This team is just too deep. Tua goes out, who comes in? Jalen Hurt. Now that don't hurt one bit. To be honest Clemson's QB is going to be something to see over the next 3-4 years. This kid has the entire range, they just have to straighten his head out a little. The Pro's have had him clocked since HS. Should be close when the game starts but once they roll the clock....ROOLLLLL Tide.

The Rock

From: Rocky
01-Jan-19
Another SEC team bites the dust. Miss State gets beat by Iowa. Anyone who watched that game please tell me that NCAA coaches for the most part are not smoking crack. Iowa is leading in the 4th quarter 24-19. Ms. has the ball on the 2yd line/ 1st and goal. The play call is a QB keeper sweep that loses 1 yd. A keeper sweep at the 2 now with a 230 lb power back just waiting to explode. OK. a mental miscue maybe thinking about his girlfriend last night and the party. 2nd Down. QB keeper sweep same side same exact blocking technique. Play loses another 1 yard. OK whats going on here. 3rd down from the 3 yd line. Play call...and I am not kidding...a QB sweep same side same blocking technique. All this going for the lead that started from the 2. I figured it out though and maybe should apologize because I know those headphones were not connected to the booth they were connected to his cell phone and his girlfriend felt a little frisky and called those plays. The topper.....after each play the coaches is standing there visibly shaking his head. I don't want to get into the final drive where they could have won, there is just not enough space here to explain this space Cadette of a coach. Tomorrow I am transferring if I had a thimble full of talent. Incredible 2M a year. I have watched games this year that if many of these coaches would be in the private sector they would be eliminated immediately. Today alone had me scratching my head and thinking the coaches bet the game. Not just SEC teams but across the board including the winners.

Something is seriously wrong with the gears on the top floor and I blame liberal breeding for this saturation of cell killing. This is not normal when it bleeds into sports.

From: Hawkarcher
01-Jan-19
Nice win by my Hawkeyes!

From: Bowfreak
01-Jan-19
2 more SEC teams win. Kentucky and LSU.

From: Dirk Diggler
01-Jan-19
UCF faired better than I thought they would.

From: Rocky
01-Jan-19
Dirk, UFC has nothing to hang their heads about going against a tough LSU team. They proved they belong.

The Rock

01-Jan-19
I truly believed UCF was going to win this one handily.

I truly believed Penn State would beat Kentucky too.

I'm truly beginning to think I don't know much.

From: Dirk Diggler
01-Jan-19
They ended up where they belong. Which is higher than I thought they would. But they didnt deserve a shot at the title just cause they were undefeated.

From: Bowfreak
01-Jan-19
Kentucky let Penn State back in the game. They had a chance to hammer them and got conservative. Penn State nearly came back and won.

From: Rocky
01-Jan-19
WV,

I did not think Iowa had a chance against a Miss State that I seen earlier and then again later in this year. I was totally blindsided thus my previous rant. They got beat, that's the only story that matters. How they were beaten is inconsequential my feelings aside. Kentucky has been playing well but once again I did not think they could handle Penn State. Bingo. LSU was a lock and I was very confident that they would blow out UCF. Here I am shaking my head again. I hope my wayward picks don't hex the only one that counts for me.........The Tide. I think I am in real good shape there. REAL good shape. ;-)

The Rock

01-Jan-19
Since I'm batting about a 15% average on getting the post season bowl games right, I'm going to go ahead and share that with you..........

"You are right Rock. Alabama is going to kill Clemson. Beat the panty's right off that freshman Quarterback Clemson is fielding. It is going to be a spectacle of domination favoring the mighty, unbeatable Tide."

I hope the spirit of that sentiment serves you as well as it has me the last week.

01-Jan-19
I'd predict a Texas win but, it would only ensure their lose.

01-Jan-19
RUN the FOOTBALL TEXAS, IF YOU DO, YOU WILL WIN.

I figured if I said it loud enough on here maybe the O coordinator would hear it. Cause he hasn't heard me screaming it at the TV yet.

From: Rocky
01-Jan-19
WV,

Now you have me biting my nails that you picked The Tide. Did you ever see the movie, A Bronx Tale? If you did please don't "mush" me. ;-) 17-0 Texas right now but I think Georgia is going to win this.

The Rock

01-Jan-19
Didn’t think Texas was going to be able to hang in this one, way to go so far...Really didn’t think Washington was going to keep it that close with Ohio either...Good day all around!

01-Jan-19
Ike, Washington scored all of their points in the fourth quarter, except one field goal. Ohio was playing second team on their defense a lot in the last quarter.

In all sincerity, I think OSU should have been there, especially when looking at ND's performance.

01-Jan-19
I know, should have said had it that close in score...Would have much rather seen WA State in there from PAC 12...

02-Jan-19
It looks like Texas is going to win. If I were a fan of the Bulldogs in the MIGHTY SEC conference, I'd be PO'ed. How does a team that can't even line up in a power formation and run the football, even win a football game?

Seriously, how do you loose against a team that doesn't even have that formation? The Quarterback reads are a joke with a one back set. It's why Texas was a 4 lose team.

From: Dirk Diggler
02-Jan-19
So Georgia proved they didn't belong.

02-Jan-19
Good game, ugly ending with dumb penalties...To bad the season’s over, been a good year!

From: Franzen
02-Jan-19

Franzen's Link
Well I was wrong on that Texas-Georgia matchup too. Another dominant bowl performance year by the SEC... with a mighty 6-5 record. Everybody got all excited when Florida beat Michigan, but that was pretty much the highlight of the non-playoff games.

Anyone else think they should have just called off the LSU-UCF contest in the first quarter? Maybe it is par for the course and just stood out in this game for some reason, but to me the sportsmanship in that game was pathetic. I'm not even talking about the targeting DQs either.

02-Jan-19
The SEC is so mighty. Football factories. Dominance. The best of the best. Yet their second best team couldn’t beat a pathetic rendenituon of a spread offense that lost 4 games this year. I mean that last sentence as serious too. No joking on that one.

It reminded me of a WVU game. Complete physical domination but, couldn’t fart right on two possessions in a row.

Texas should have won by 3 more touchdowns. But, they proved to once again be their best opponent by sputtering around with that joke of an offense. Yet they still beat one of the sacred.

From: Bowfreak
02-Jan-19
LOL....Georgia stunk the field up. They had no desire to be there and it was obvious. I would be embarrassed if I was on that Georgia team.

The SEC will still have the best conference record among power 5's after the national championship.

02-Jan-19
You reckon? Maybe they were dominated go that point. Could be though. They are in the sec.

From: Brotsky
02-Jan-19
SEC has 'Bama and then a bunch of other teams that would be run of the mill in any of the other power 5 conferences. The SEC got lucky to win as many bowl games as they did. They almost laid an egg like they did last year. 'Bama is clearly the class of college football, the rest of the SEC is a dumpster fire like every other conference. SEC fan boys are like the guy at work who knows a hot girl. He keeps talking about this one hot girl he knows but all you ever see him with are pigs.

02-Jan-19
^^^^This^^^^

02-Jan-19
Lol @ Brot, that’s a great one! Spot on...

From: jjs
02-Jan-19
End a good year with Iowa beating Mississippi St., good match up and great outcome.

02-Jan-19
Where is "The Rock"?

02-Jan-19
He's in Columbus, celebrating.

From: Rocky
02-Jan-19
I just left church thanking God that Ohio State, that Big 10 powerhouse beat the "hell" out of that powerhouse Power 5///// Pac12 conference team Washington.

Both of these juggernauts are on their way to Santa Clara to watch and learn real football played by real men. Why do you think they set the site so close to the Rose Bowl well within walking distance for these scrubs. ;-)

In all seriousness that was a disgrace to the Rose Bowl game in recent memory. Then again what could we expect from a 4 loss team from the PAC 12. Wait ...it was what...close? ;-)

Now sit back and watch a real football team play Monday night and come backing with your hat in your hand singing and wailing...Hail to the Tide and to "The Rock". ;-0

Me Baby......

02-Jan-19
:^)

From: Rocky
02-Jan-19
I just want to tell you misguided football guru's how you reach the pinnacle of superiority and the ultimate respect :" People just simply utter one word when referring to NCAA football that word being..... "they"...and everyone knows who you are talking about. That my friends is POWER and "they" have it. ;-)

The Rock

The Rock

From: Dirk Diggler
07-Jan-19
GO TIGERS!!!!!! :)

07-Jan-19
They, you mean "THE"?

From: Zbone
07-Jan-19
I've got a $20 bet with a buddy, I've got Clemson and 7-1/2 points...8^)

From: Rocky
07-Jan-19
Zbone,

You could have gotten Clemson, Ohio State and the 7.5. ;-) I will tell you one thing 'Bone. I wear a size 13 shoe and that will be pretty tough going down if the Tide.......loooo....looo....nah. Can't happen.

The Rock

From: BIG BEAR
07-Jan-19
Pick 6 to start the game......!!

From: BIG BEAR
07-Jan-19
Holy cow !! 62 yard bomb to tie it. What a start !!

From: BIG BEAR
07-Jan-19
And a 62 yard pass the other way..... now it’s 14-7 Clemson only 5 minutes into the game..... wow !!

From: JD
07-Jan-19
37-16 Clemson with 2:25 left in the 3rd...….Bama better get going Rocky....

From: DL
07-Jan-19
What a catch! Freshman qb and receiver Look out next year.

From: Zbone
07-Jan-19
Talk about a BEATDOWN!!!

8^))))))))))))))))))))))

That should shut their mouths about SEC superiority.... Hey, they brought it on their selves, time to eat crow... And a 28 point BEAT DOWN by a freshman QB to boot... Wow!!!

From: Grey Ghost
07-Jan-19
'Bama....what?

I've heard tabasco is good on crow, Rocco.

Matt

From: NvaGvUp
08-Jan-19
Final Score:

SEC 16, Not the SEC 44!

ROTFLMAO!

From: Grey Ghost
08-Jan-19
Good thing Zbone got those points. LOL!!

I honestly didn't see that one coming.

Congrats to Clemson!!

Matt

From: Rocky
08-Jan-19
Too long to get here. Go to BCS... Oxygen thread to express your sincere condolences if I am still upright.. ;-)

The Rock

From: Will
08-Jan-19
I'm astonished. I'd have figured it was going to be a rock fight to the finish... Instead it was an evisceration. Wow!

From: Rocky
09-Jan-19
Will,

How do think I feel? This was a rocking chair game for me and I never had the chance to watch a second of Wonder Woman. Man I am bleeding from every orifice in my body, and, that many more inflicted by my "acquaintances" here on the CF. One wrong pick no matter how many wins and your getting speared. Hey, but that's the game when you go out on a limb and you can't complain when you come to and find yourself laying at the base of the tree...ALONE.. . ;-)

The Rock

From: Franzen
10-Jan-19
I had not taken the time to post, so now I am taking that opportunity. It was a great football season. We determined that, while the SEC may be dominant in hype, hype itself doesn't necessarily equate to results on the field. Having said that, I'm not going to hit the fan boys too hard. Whether it's being a fan boy of Sitka, Yeti, or SEC football, we all know the fan boys cannot help themselves. Obviously, the first step is admitting it. Some will do this and some will not.

Now, with the Championship: I really believe Alabama was in the game for the entire first half, and a portion of the second. Later on in the 2nd half, it was a "blood in the water in a pool full of sharks" kind of thing. It was but a few key plays that entirely derailed the 'Bama momentum, imho.

From: Zbone
10-Jan-19
Come on guys, can't we now get off the SEC supremacy, they went 6 and 6 in bowl games, 1 for 4 against the Big12, and their top two teams got blown out their final game!!!

From: HA/KS
10-Jan-19
So where can I see a replay of the national championship?

From: Rocky
10-Jan-19
Franzen,

I have been touting and watching Alabama an extensive portion of my life and I can say that the Tide was put on their heels by Clemson even as they looked competitive early. I had a very bad feeling about the Tide at halftime as this seemed not to be the best this team could play. Clemson IMO was never in danger of losing this game from the first whistle and they played the entire clock from start to finish. Alabama was beat straight up by a superior team on this night. Period.

The Rock

From: shiloh
10-Jan-19
Don’t look for Saban to let it happen twice in a row

From: NvaGvUp
10-Jan-19
Ya'll know which NCAA team has won the most National Championships in the recent past?

HINT:

It's NOT Alabama!

It's the Bison from North Dakota State University in Fargo, ND, which won their SEVENTH National Championship in the last eight years last Saturday.

That's pretty cool for a school that loses their head coaches to bigger programs frequently because the Bison are so freaking good year after year after year!

Am I biased?

Damned straight!

I was born in Fargo and until he enlisted in the Army when WWII broke out (he was awarded a Silver Star in Italy for "Gallantry in Action"), my father attended NDSU.

From: Zbone
10-Jan-19
Almost NvaGvUp, Mount Union Purple Raiders has won 8 of the past 15 Division III Championships...

From: NvaGvUp
10-Jan-19
ZBone,

Good on Mount Union!

But seven out of the last eight beats eight out of the last 15, esp. when it's done at a higher level.

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