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post #101 of 150

And is it me, or does it completely annoy anyone else that OSU is going to be in the playoffs without having won their own conference? WTF. And then other folks are saying Michigan might have an outside shot too--are you fucking kidding? Two teams from 1 conference and neither won the conference? That's what people mean when they say the playoffs devalue the season. Everyone is striving to be in the Top 4. Conference championships don't matter, as long as you make the Top 4. I would put the winner of the Pac 12 or B1G championship games in the playoffs over Michigan. If Washington wins, it's a no-brainer.

post #102 of 150

If Alabama were to lose tomorrow would you knock them out of the top 4?

post #103 of 150
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If Alabama were to lose tomorrow would you knock them out of the top 4?


Nope (biased, Roll Tide) but a 1 loss team and a three loss team are very different. If Wisconsin wins, then I could see arguing for OSU. If Penn State wins, with the head-to-head win also, then I think they should be in at 4.

 

The real fun is if the other OSU wins Bedlam, since they should really only have 1 loss in the committees eyes.

post #104 of 150

I would not leave Alabama out, because they would be a 1-loss team that lost in their Championship game. And the committee would take a 1-loss Alabama over a 3-loss UF--that I get. I guess what I'm saying is, OSU benefited from being highly ranked in the pre-season, and they didn't drop hardly at all from losing to Penn State. And by attrition they moved back to #2--jumping back up 3 spots in one week. And if Michigan had won that game, I'm sure everyone would be discussing OSU possibly still remaining in the playoffs. And if you laid it out and said you had 1 undefeated team, then 3 1-loss teams available for the other 3 spots, then it's a given. It's just a twist of fate that OSU is one of those teams and isn't going to lose another game this year while everyone else is playing a CG.

 

I like the 8 team playoff scenario with 5 conference champs + 3 wildcard teams.

post #105 of 150
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Nope (biased, Roll Tide) but a 1 loss team and a three loss team are very different.

 

Right, so basically the Alabama/Florida championship game is meaningless. Everyone would agree that even if they were to somehow lose 52-3 they'd still be the top team in the playoffs.

 

It comes down to sometimes a conference championship matters and sometimes it doesn't. It doesn't matter for Alabama and like it or not it doesn't matter for Ohio State. It surely matters for Washington and Clemson.

 

Eventually it will go to 8 teams, but then we'll just get the same gripes from the 9-12 teams instead of the 5-8's.

post #106 of 150
The argument is Ohio State has more Top 10 and Top 25 wins than Penn State. And didn't we go to this system in part so that a single loss didn't necessarily doom your season?
post #107 of 150

It's all fine. I'm just old and have to find something to complain about since my team has been out of it since week 5.

post #108 of 150

So after all that, it's Alabama, Clemson, OSU, and Washington. Should be interesting games. Both games are basically good offenses (Clemson, Washington) vs good defenses (Alabama, OSU).

 

FSU plays Michigan in the Orange Bowl. They play better vs. teams with a pro-style offense, but that defense...hoo boy.

post #109 of 150

Hypesman finalists are presumptive-winner Lamar Jackson (Louisville), Deshaun Watson (Clemson), Jabril Peppers (Michigan), Baker Mayfield (Oklahoma) and Dede Westbrook (Oklahoma).

 

I know they're picked based on votes but really, two Oklahoma dudes among the final five? I would have rather seen Cook or Foreman there.

post #110 of 150

I hope Cook is drafted by someone with a decent OL to start with. I kind of wish the Steelers would tank the season a bit to get in line to pick him up. Kind of.

post #111 of 150
Thread Starter 

I'm curious to see Chris Petersen's game plan against Bama after a month of planning, but I still think Bama will flatten them. I think Clemson / Ohio State could be fantastic.

 

Vols signed the #1 recruit in the country today. CHAMPIONS OF LIIIIIIFE!

post #112 of 150
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I'm curious to see Chris Petersen's game plan against Bama after a month of planning

As a Bama fan, I'm not scared of the Washington football team, but Chris Petersen terrifies me.

post #113 of 150

Taggert to Oregon (good hire)

 

Kiffin to Houston (uhhhhhh...ok?)

 

Lawrence Dawsey is a name being mentioned as a possible HC at USF. I'm fine with it--some of the coaches need to be refreshed at FSU, and that's a good way to do it.

post #114 of 150

Lane Kiffin goes to Florida Atlantic.

 

One day later, signs FSU QB who punched out a woman in a bar.

post #115 of 150
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One of my favorite photos:


 

 

This was Virginia Tech's WakeyLeaks game.

post #116 of 150
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Lane Kiffin goes to Florida Atlantic.

 

One day later, signs FSU QB who punched out a woman in a bar.

That was weird--I saw several posts on Twitter and other places that said Kiffin was going to Houston.

 

De'andre has done everything they've asked him to do and more. I hope he does well. I don't think that was indicative of the kind of person he is. The girl supposedly called him the n-word a couple of times and told him to fuck off because he was trying to get to the bar and she was blocking the way. But you've got to let that stuff go. You can't react, especially if you're a student-athlete. There was a case at the start of the season where a girl claimed Dalvin Cook punched her. It went to trial, and the jury took 25 minutes to find him not guilty, and the jurors even commented it never should have gone to trial. When the evidence was all presented, it appeared the girl was drunk, and she fell, and when she stood up, her friend went to help her up at the same time and they cracked heads. When she got back up, she turned around and the first person she saw was Dalvin. So she assumed he punched her. And the friend never said anything because she was also drunk off her ass and didn't remember what happened.

 

And that Wakeyleaks thing is the weirdest thing this year I think. What a bizarre story.

post #117 of 150
Thread Starter 

Kiffin interviewed with Houston, but they went with Major Applewhite, probably because of his awesome, Texas-y name.

post #118 of 150

Texas gets all those guys with great names. Major Applewhite, Colt McCoy, and uh...Chris Simms?

post #119 of 150
Thread Starter 

So Minnesota players are threatening to boycott the Holiday Bowl after 10 of their players were suspended and facing expulsion after a sexual assault. My first thought was, "Okay, let's give them a chance, maybe they care deeply about due process." Then, last night, the team makes a joint statement for the media, with the player reading the message vowing "to make our program great again."

Hey, Minnesota Gopher football players: FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK YOUUUUUUUUUUUU.

 

http://deadspin.com/report-minnesota-football-players-plan-to-boycott-bowl-1790167029 

post #120 of 150

I can't believe 5-7 Miss State was in a bowl. And then they won by blocking a FG at the end of the game. Why don't we just have 60+ bowls so everyone can go and no one feels bad about themselves?

post #121 of 150

And now I've seen another 5-7 team in a bowl. Whaaaat's the deal?

post #122 of 150

post #123 of 150
Thread Starter 

Bonus: the shoplifting occurred during a Belk Bowl-related shopping spree sponsored by Belk in which each player gets a $450 gift card to buy stuff at Belk. I guess he got caught up in the sheer Belkiness of it all.

post #124 of 150

Lol. Arkansas jumps out to 24-0 lead at the half and loses 35-24 to Va Tech. Ok then.

post #125 of 150
Thread Starter 

Thanks to Arkansas for having the one SEC fanbase angrier than Vols fans.

Here's something I haven't said before: What a disappointing Alamo Bowl!

post #126 of 150

It was great to see Bielema advertising the new line of Nike Gas Grill covers by wearing one during the game.

post #127 of 150

Holy balls what a game. I think I've finally calmed down enough to go to bed. And fuck Jim Harbaugh. Calling both timeouts when the game is over. You and Urban deserve each other.

post #128 of 150
post #129 of 150

Someone on Twitter said, you think you've had a bad 2016, Urban Meyer just spent 4 weeks preparing his offense to score zero points tonight.

post #130 of 150
That is a swole ass referee....
post #131 of 150
Play well, but not TOO well, D-Wat. You want to fall to AZ in the draft, no go to fucking San Francisco.
post #132 of 150
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That is a swole ass referee....

Ed Hochuli 2: Ed Hochulier
post #133 of 150
This game just isn't long enough.
post #134 of 150
That last drive by Clemson was brave as hell. Great clock management and the confidence to play for the win instead of OT.

I feel really bad for the 'Bama kid who totally blew the coverage on that last play.
post #135 of 150
I feel for the poor soul who was forced to interview Nick Saban after this game
post #136 of 150
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I feel for the poor soul who was forced to interview Nick Saban after this game

https://twitter.com/CryingJordan/status/818702678620598272

post #137 of 150

Nice to know Deshaun Watson wasn't good enough to play QB at Georgia. 

 

Also, part of me loves that a walkon / 2-star recruit is the dude who caught the game-winning pass in the NC game.

post #138 of 150
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Nice to know Deshaun Watson wasn't good enough to play QB at Georgia. 

 

Also, part of me loves that a walkon / 2-star recruit is the dude who caught the game-winning pass in the NC game.

Another sort of weird cosmic thing--Warrick Dunn, who continues to give houses away to single moms with families in tribute to his own mom who was killed in the line of duty as a cop, gave away a home in 2006 to the family of Deshaun Watson.

post #139 of 150
2017 is starting off better with Bama losing.
post #140 of 150

I know I'm old, but Jesus H Christ am I the hell over Signing Day. It's ridiculousness on top of ridiculousness.

 

Now, if I get a job at a FBS school again, I will deny I ever said this.

post #141 of 150

I open one window on one website and then refresh it about 2-3x an hour until it's pretty much done. I try not to get caught in the madness.

post #142 of 150
post #143 of 150

If that kid goes pro, I will buy his jersey. I don't care what team he lands on.

post #144 of 150
Thread Starter 
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Sigh. Well, we'll always be champions of life.

From the mind that brought you Champions of Life, Butch Jones proudly presents his new embarrassing catchphrase that will haunt him to the grave: FIVE STAR HEARTS.

post #145 of 150

The total bullshit smoke and mirrors offseason pre-draft nonsense rumor is that Arizona is very interested in Deshaun Watson and are considering trading up.

 

I don't want it to be total bullshit smoke and mirrors offseason pre-draft nonsense. We need a QB, I like D-Wat and we still don't even know if Palmer is coming back.

post #146 of 150
Thread Starter 

I think Watson is intriguing as well. Some folks are hyping Mitch Trubisky, but I don't see it. Even his name screams "longtime Browns backup."

post #147 of 150

Mangy, I think you've had enough high profile quarterback prospects.

post #148 of 150
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Mangy, I think you've had enough high profile quarterback prospects.

So very true. I personally wish they'd go after Derek Barnett with the #1 pick, who I think is better than Myles Garrett. They need help at every position, save for LT, so might as well get the best players you can.

post #149 of 150
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So very true. I personally wish they'd go after Derek Barnett with the #1 pick, who I think is better than Myles Garrett. They need help at every position, save for LT, so might as well get the best players you can.

 

 

Joe Thomas said exactly that on Dan Patrick (I believe it was DP's show). 

post #150 of 150

Cleveland should buck that trend and not take a QB until round 3 or 4. Just stockpile good players and eventually get you a QB.

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