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post #51 of 150
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Hurricane game postponed by Hurricane ... Film at 11

Florida-LSU has been canceled. LSU tried to accommodate Florida, but AD Foley insists it was logistically impossible.

Here's a scenario: What if Florida ends up 6-1 play and Tennessee ends up 6-2? Florida goes to the SEC Championship. BAH!

I don't think Florida would beat Georgia, Arkansas AND possibly LSU, but we'll see. UT's next two games are #7 A&M and at home against #1 Bama. In the words of Abe Simpson, I need a calmative.

post #52 of 150
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Florida-LSU has been canceled. LSU tried to accommodate Florida, but AD Foley insists it was logistically impossible.

 

Read: We ain't gonna take our home game and make it an away game.

 

The 6-1 vs. 6-2 scenario is no crazier than using BCS playoff rankings to determine who goes to the SECC.

post #53 of 150
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Fuckin' hell, this Tennessee team. I don't know how this game will end, but I've aged 9,000 years this season. I'm basically a bald Gandalf at this point.

post #54 of 150

Holy shit this is insane.

 

Again.

post #55 of 150
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Brutal loss, but I honestly don't care. What a great team. They're never, ever out of it, despite the injuries and mistakes. Hold your head up, Tennessee!

post #56 of 150

Drove to Charlotte and back to Atlanta in a 24 hour timespan between Friday and Saturday. Came home in time to see FSU block the UM PAT and then laughed myself to sleep Sat night.

post #57 of 150
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#1 Alabama comes to Knoxville on the day the Vols honor Peyton Manning. I am mildly clammy with excitement. Not expecting to win, but the way UT's season as gone, it should at least be entertaining.

And now, a brief history of Brian Kelly blaming other people for Notre Dame's losses - http://www.sbnation.com/college-football/2016/10/14/13274402/brian-kelly-notre-dame-coach

post #58 of 150

This game would be ten times more exciting if you guys didn't have a MASH unit full of injured players.

post #59 of 150
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This game would be ten times more exciting if you guys didn't have a MASH unit full of injured players.


This is true. PLUS our senior lineman was booted this week for a 3rd failed drug test and one of our WRs is transferring. Yikes.

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post #61 of 150
I love it when Vandy wins.
post #62 of 150
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It would have been nice to have the 9 starters who are out with injury, but even with them, Bama's just much, much better.

post #63 of 150

I'm sure many look at Wisconsin's last couple games and think "Pretender!" but man, to me that's an indication of how close UW is to really being a true big dog on the block - this year, and last, were sorta "reloading" years and UW has been consistently good and taking care of business in both of them. 

post #64 of 150
Brian Kelly is toast. Will they go for a young upstart like that guy at Western Michigan?
post #65 of 150
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I'm sure many look at Wisconsin's last couple games and think "Pretender!" but man, to me that's an indication of how close UW is to really being a true big dog on the block - this year, and last, were sorta "reloading" years and UW has been consistently good and taking care of business in both of them. 

They should have won that game last night. 

 

Count me in with Ric Flair. I hate Ohio State.

post #66 of 150

I just hate Urban Meyer. Now he's at OSU, so therefore I dislike them. But yeah, Wisconsin should have won that game--and with a FR QB too!

post #67 of 150

I swear, coaches panic when they have an unexpected halftime lead with an inexperienced QB. Florida did it with Appleby in the Tennessee game. And it happened again last night with Wisconsin. Look, it's fucking Ohio State. You are not gonna be able to nurse a 10-point lead throughout an entire half in college football. Stick with what was working. If they make adjustments, good on them, but don't go away from it until they make you.

post #68 of 150
The best way to hold a lead is to build it.
post #69 of 150
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So Baylor's scandals were even worse than previously reported - http://www.wsj.com/articles/baylor-details-horrifying-alleged-sexual-assaults-by-football-players-1477681988?mod=e2tw

Good grief.

post #70 of 150
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Tennessee starts out 5-0. Now they're 5-3 and their best RB is threatening to transfer. Oy.

post #71 of 150

Was he recruited as a RB? That just seems weird.

 

Even though Florida is now in the "driver's seat," the pessimist in me says they don't win at Arkansas or at LSU. I think the division is still up for grabs. Hell, even Kentucky could win. What kind of SECC would that be?

post #72 of 150
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Was he recruited as a RB? That just seems weird.

 

Even though Florida is now in the "driver's seat," the pessimist in me says they don't win at Arkansas or at LSU. I think the division is still up for grabs. Hell, even Kentucky could win. What kind of SECC would that be?

I believe Hurd was a 5-star RB prospect. It's very weird.

I think Florida will lose at LSU, but I doubt it will matter. It'll take a total collapse for them to lose the division, and total collapses are more of a Tennessee thing.
 

post #73 of 150

I've seen a bunch of folks trying to start a movement for Kentucky to win the SEC East and beat Alabama (presumably) in the SECCG, just to throw the system into chaos.

 

 

And salty Jimbo is the best Jimbo. That rant on the ACC refs was great. And cost $20k. Along with a $5k fine to Pitt because their HC ALSO went off on the ACC refs. Are we seeing a pattern yet?

post #74 of 150

ACC conspiracy theorists are out in full force now, saying the league needs to "protect" Clemson so they can get into the BCS title game and continue raking in the $$.

 

I just think referees aren't that good.

post #75 of 150

Yeah, definitely the latter. They've been terrible for a long time, but now that there are starting to be more ACC games on "prime time", it's becoming more visible as the refs are getting worse. I'd never seen that ref from the FSU/Clemson game before. Ron Cherry used to be the bad standard--now he's the "best" of the group. Ugh.

post #76 of 150

With only so many undefeated teams still, you would think the first playoff poll would be pretty straightforward...and then you remember who you're dealing with.

post #77 of 150

As a Bama fan, this LSU game has me on edge. Guarantee Fournette has had it on his calendar all year, and I don't see him leaving college without having ripped us a new one at least once.

post #78 of 150
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Even though Florida is now in the "driver's seat," the pessimist in me says they don't win at Arkansas or at LSU. I think the division is still up for grabs. Hell, even Kentucky could win. What kind of SECC would that be?

Quoted because it fucking happens every fucking year Florida goes out fucking west and gets fucking killed.

post #79 of 150
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Georgia is currently up at Kentucky.

Tennessee whomped on a bunch of nobodies for homecoming. If they can win out, could be SEC East champs. (I think Florida will lose at LSU.)

post #80 of 150

Here's a weird stat--by winning in Raleigh Saturday, that makes the first time in 20 years that FSU has beaten NCSU in Raleigh two times in a row. And I'll say it for Jimbo this week--fuck the ACC referees. So many bad/no calls in that game, like they were just trying to get him to yell at them again. Oh, and Fisher still hasn't beaten UNC.

 

I cannot watch these games live anymore. I keep up with scores on Twitter and maybe eventually turn it on. But I no longer bend over backwards to try and watch a game. Half of Fisher's staff needs to be canned at the end of the season, but I doubt it will happen. Someone on the FSU msg boards this weekend said, I wish I knew what Jay Graham (RB coach) does. Lots of people are starting to point to FSU's record vs. Power 5 teams over the past 2 seasons. And it's not great.

post #81 of 150
2, 3 and 4 go down this weekend. Alabama may have its easiest road to the title in the Saban era.
post #82 of 150
So as someone who is far from an expert in college football rankings, how do they come up with the other 3 teams in the top 4 if everyone expect Alabama has a loss?
post #83 of 150

Once upon a time they would use a variety of polls (computerized and voted-on) but now they have a selection "committee," much like the NCAA Basketball committee that selects the 64 teams that participate in March Madness each year.

 

That committee will use a variety of criteria. According to the CFP Website, those criteria are below:

What criteria does the selection committee use to rank the teams?

The committee selects the teams using a process that distinguishes among otherwise comparable teams by considering conference championships won, strength of schedule, head-to-head competition, comparative outcomes of common opponents (without incenting margin of victory) and other relevant factors that may have affected a team’s performance during the season or likely will affect its postseason performance.

Selection committee members have flexibility to examine whatever data they believe is relevant to inform their decisions. They also review a significant amount of game video. Among the many factors the committee members consider are strength of schedule, head-to-head results, comparison of results against common opponents and conference championships won. The playoff group has retained SportSource Analytics to provide the data platform for the committee’s use. This platform allows the committee members to compare and contrast teams on every level possible. Each member evaluates the data at hand, and then the individuals will vote to produce a group decision.

 

post #84 of 150

Well, the AP bumped OSU to #2, knocked Louisville, UM, and Clemson to 3-4-5, and bumped Wisconsin into the 6 spot ahead of Washington (UW on UW violence!). 

 

 

Wisconsin makes a nice dark horse candidate - creampuff game next week vs Purdue, tough but winnable rivalry game vs Minnesota, and if they win those 2 they face OSU or UM (or possibly PSU) in the B1G title game, and they played both UM/OSU tough - lost by a td to UM (admittedly, it wasn't that close, should've been more like 20-7 instead of 14-7) and lost to OSU in OT. 

 


EDIT - or did they move Louisville up to #3? Yeah, I think that's what happened. 

post #85 of 150

Lol. Louisville was behind Wake Forest most of that game and then exploded in the 4th quarter and scored 34 points to make it look like a blowout. And now they're #3.

 

Texas A&M lost by 7 to Mississippi State, who is terrible and lost to South Alabama, and didn't drop out of the Top 10. Then they lost by 1 to Ole Miss and dropped like a rock in the polls.

post #86 of 150

And now there are rumblings that Wake Forest found documentation of plays they didn't get a chance to run (but ran in practice) during the Louisville game, in the locker room facility of Louisville. Bobby Petrino doing something untoward? The deuce you say!

post #87 of 150

Ed Orgeron will have interim tag removed, will be next head coach of LSU.

 

 

Good luck.

post #88 of 150
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Ed Orgeron will have interim tag removed, will be next head coach of LSU.

 

 

Good luck.

 

I think Coach O is a good hire. If nothing else, the man SOUNDS like he should be coaching a Louisiana football team.

 

Iron Bowl time. Auburn sucks.

post #89 of 150
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Tennessee plays Vanderbilt tonight with a very real chance at playing in the Sugar Bowl. I have a feeling I'll be devouring Tums during the game.

post #90 of 150
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Tennessee plays Vanderbilt tonight with a very real chance at playing in the Sugar Bowl. I have a feeling I'll be devouring Tums during the game.


Sigh. Well, we'll always be champions of life.

post #91 of 150
Seeing Kentucky and Vandy win tonight took the edge off of the UF loss tonight for sure.
post #92 of 150

I don't know if that disputed spot in UM-OSU was correct, but I'm happy I wasn't the person who had to make that call on the field. It was close. 

post #93 of 150

Ducks fired their head coach.  Some debate weather he should have been given more time, but he hasn't really shown himself to be good at recruiting, or offense, or defense.

 

Sadly one of the names on the list is Greg Schiano.

post #94 of 150
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Ducks fired their head coach.  Some debate weather he should have been given more time, but he hasn't really shown himself to be good at recruiting, or offense, or defense.

 

Sadly one of the names on the list is Greg Schiano.

I saw that about Schiano. They might win games, but will Duck fans want to see a team that's boring to watch?

post #95 of 150

McIlwain's name is being floated as well as supposedly he wants to get back to that area of the country, and (inane dumb and shortsighted) Gator fans haven't exactly embraced him despite two straight SEC East titles with depleted talent.

 

I hate our fan base sometimes.

post #96 of 150

Yeah, Muschamp didn't exactly leave behind a full cupboard in Gainesville.

 

There's also talk that first-year UCF coach Scott Frost might be in the running, since he was an assistant up there.

post #97 of 150
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Meanwhile, Vol fans are demanding Butch Jones to be fired, and several four-star players have decommitted. If the best team you've ever (and will ever) fielded can't even win the division, what's the point?

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McIlwain's name is being floated as well as supposedly he wants to get back to that area of the country, and (inane dumb and shortsighted) Gator fans haven't exactly embraced him despite two straight SEC East titles with depleted talent.

 

I hate our fan base sometimes.


It's not just your fans.

 

When FSU started 3-2, everyone wanted Kelly fired, and a lot wanted Jimbo fired. Then later this season, when his name came up for the LSU job again, everyone was like, "Oh no! Please don't go! Please, please, don't go!" And now they may end up in the Orange Bowl after the massive collapse of (I loved this expression) the September 2016 National Champions, Louisville.

post #99 of 150
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It's not just your fans.

 

When FSU started 3-2, everyone wanted Kelly fired, and a lot wanted Jimbo fired. Then later this season, when his name came up for the LSU job again, everyone was like, "Oh no! Please don't go! Please, please, don't go!" And now they may end up in the Orange Bowl after the massive collapse of (I loved this expression) the September 2016 National Champions, Louisville.

As a Tennessee fan, I wonder: what's worse, September 2016 National Champions or Champions of Life?

 

post #100 of 150
Champions of Life.

There is only one Champion of Life. And that's Rocky Balboa.
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