Excluding playoffs and title games, I'd have to say 2010 Rose Bowl. After back-to-back NC loses, the shellacking against USC, and then the heartbreaking loss to Texas (a team that was, IMO, better than Oklahoma and close to Florida) in the '09 fiesta bowl, it was great to get the monkey off the back and win a big, national OOC game of significance. Plus, it's the Rose Bowl. That's always a great win.
I'm all in on Barrett next year. He started 11.5 games last season and 4 this season and already has ~60 career TDs. That's phenomenal. Will he be as wildly productive as he was in 2014? Hard to tell right now without knowing for sure who's leaving and what happens with coaching. One good thing is that they won't be flipping between two different starters and styles all year and the coaches will be forced to step outside their comfort zone with all the new defensive starters.
As for some issues; I've never understood the concern about JT stretching the field with his arm. It may not be his strength, but it's not a glaring weakness. He does sometimes hold the ball too long, but honestly I think he's about as good of a fit for Meyer's offense as you could find. He's usually terrific running the option and spreads the ball around the field in a way that utilizes all players. Assuming everyone's healthy, I'd be shocked if another player was capable of beating him out. He'll be a top 5 returning QB next year.
Come on. Apple has had his struggles, but he's been a good CFB corner. Has a chance to be great if he returns and puts in the work this offseason. No reason to think that he won't (put in the the work, that is).
Zeke should absolutely leave. He's done everything he could for this team. Apple should absolutely stay. He's a 3-5 round draft pick at this point.
I don't that many people actually thought that. Just wishful thinking and joking because Mayweather is such a scumbag.
Best new image with most meme potential goes to Barrett
I think Fournette is more talented, but that's no rub against Elliott, since he's one of those guys that only comes around once a decade or two. He's also a better runner.
Elliott is the better catcher and blocker though, to the point where he's already a 3 down back in the NFL right now. Sure, that's not as important in college, but I still think it's a huge plus for him.
Right now Fournette has the edge because of he's allergic to running for less than 150 yards.
You are correct.
He's looking really good right now. As a WR he won't have the polish needed to be a #1 threat, but he can run deep and take handoffs, which is why I hope he gets more carry at RB during the B10 season.
I would say Thomas is a hot hand as well, but yeah, other than that it's been a mixed bag for most games. That's the only issue with having what amounts to 2 first teams worth of playmakers. You want to rotate them constantly and it's hard to figure out which guy needs touches right now.