It's amazing what your reputation gets you vs. actually looking at the team. FSU is favored...again...this week vs. Syracuse. They have been favored in every game except the Alabama game, I think. And yet they still continue to find new and exciting ways to lose. I doubt they will be favored next week though. Even Watson with a torn ACL would be able to lead Clemson to a right thrashing of FSU @ Death Valley next week. Luckily I have a wedding to attend in Maryland, so I will see probably zero of that bloodletting.
2017 College Football Thread - Page 2
I knew ND wasn't "challenge Alabama in the playoff" type good. I told myself a two loss season would be a-ok. I knew all this talk about their offense was too much when it's so one-dimensional. But damn, I still was not expecting that.
Well, yesterday was all that is good about college football. My mom and I were hoping all of the teams in the Top 4 for the playoffs would have lost. Lol. FSU did put a scare in Clemson for about 15 seconds, and then the FR QB threw an INT right to the Clemson defense. Oh well. I'll be at the game next week and then the rescheduled game 2 weeks after.
The coaching carousel is underway. This is definitely my favorite rumor so far: Jeff Fisher to UCLA - https://twitter.com/GainesTweets/status/932626920902152192
The first comment: "You can't go 7-9 if there are only 12 games in a season."
Lol. Now that UCLA opened up, and Chip Kelly looked in that direction, UF apparently has moved on. And speaking of, UF plays FSU this weekend. Let's see if this game is a 6-3 final. On a lighter note, UM lost today to 4-7 Pitt, and last year about this same time, Pitt beat #2 Clemson. And Clemson survived to win the NC, so maybe this bodes well for Miami...?
Curious to see what two- or three-loss team jumps ahead of UCF in the playoff rankings this week.
Mississippi State will still be ahead of them, this time with four losses.
Well, either it's still pinched shut or you've completely blown it out by now.
Yeah, SEC Network twitter account just announced Mullen is the new UF coach. TAMU fired Sumlin and the "insiders" still swear they are getting Jimbo Fisher...I don't know if I believe that, but who knows. They way he was fucking with the FSU writers after the Florida game, I could totally see him doing the Homer double-bird move from the Simpsons movie on his way out. Either way, I'm going to the "Bowl Eligibility" game next weekend.
And no offense to Bama, but if Wisconsin, Clemson, and OU all win out this weekend, there is no reason Alabama should be in the playoffs. The 4th team would be the SEC Champ, Auburn or UGA. If the committee holds out an undefeated P5 conference champ for a 1-loss team that didn't win their conference, then this whole process is as flawed as anything prior to it was.
Hahaha GO VOLS!
Rich boosters are already clamoring for the AD they hired a month ago to be kicked out over this Schiano debacle. Amazing.
On the bright side, this whole thing gave us "Schiano Man" - https://www.barstoolsports.com/chicago/mmbm-sing-us-a-song-youre-the-schiano-man/?_branch_match_id=441582675521660747
Sing us a song tonight
You never were charged with a felony
But you could of been a bit more contrite
But Tenneseeans brought out there pitch forks
Volunteer fans said he woudnt suffice
He had too much baggage, and that bugged Clay Travis
Who’s children are drowning in lice
I think the majority of the rankings, hinge on Auburn. Why is Clemson #1 instead of Oklahoma? They beat Auburn. Why is Alabama ahead of Georgia? They lost by less to Auburn. LSU lost to Troy, but they beat Auburn, so they need to be middle of the pack.
Edit: Also, almost forgot, fuck Auburn.
I'm confident we'll land our 7th option. Okay maybe our 10th.
It may be completely out of nowhere, but I am surprised they haven't approached Tee Martin yet.
So, FSU apparently has sent out feelers to Willie Taggart as a "just in case", which has in turn resulted in Oregon offering him an extended contract.
I'm not surprised, but I am disappointed.
Looks like Brohm is about to fall through. Hard to believe no competent coach wants to join this clown show. On the bright side, between the Vols and the Browns, my weekends in the fall are now free!
God I love college football.
Lol, people are tracking planes in Tallahassee--someone found a flight that was leaving at 4:45 am this morning from Tally to College Station, and people showed up to try and see if it was Jimbo. And then the plane never showed up. Jeez, folks either he leaves or he doesn't.
He IS coaching tomorrow's game. Everything that's been posted is that TAMU will announce on Sunday that Fisher is their new coach. And losing 3 recruits Wednesday night b/c of the uncertainty has me aggravated, but what can I do. Someone alluded to, it's like you've given your two weeks notice at your job, so you aren't doing anything anymore.
Okay NOW it's official - https://tennessee.rivals.com/news/breaking-john-currie-out-as-tennessee-s-athletics-director
EDIT: Currie apparently tried to hire Mike Leach and donors balked. Leach would have been awesome. My school is dumb.
A lot of Orlando media -- including the guy who calls UCF's games and hosts the coach's show -- sound like Scott Frost is gone. They're not coming out and saying it, but there's a lot of building up what he's done and how grateful UCF should be and how much fun this has been. There's an undercurrent of finality.
It'll be interesting to see if Taggart takes the FSU position. That could free up Oregon and ruin Nebraska's plan.
I honestly don't think Frost would be thinking of leaving for anything but Nebraska. His ties there are too strong, and I get the feeling he never thought the job would be open so soon and that he'd be successful enough to be considered for it.
And Jimbo is officially going to Texas A&M. Deondre Francois was none too please with how it went down.
Or, beating Auburn at Jordan Hare is very difficult. That place was built via voodoo.
Also, we broke their best player last week.