Basically what I was going to say. Kiffin would have been right except he forgot to take into consideration that Sims was going to throw the ball to one place he shouldn't. There was plenty of room to the right and Bell would have had no chance on even a decently thrown ball.
I don't care what context it is, every time I see the numbers 14 and 41 together, I recall one terrible memory.
Cosmo, I hope you learned a valuable lesson about not drinking the Kool-Aid before posting. If you don't agree that Rutgers is better than LSU, you're just not a true Buckeye fan.
Also, everyone knows that the ACC was the best conference in football in 2013 (Florida State won, thus best conference). And clearly the SEC was better than the B1G in basketball last year. After all, the SEC has Kentucky and Florida (it doesn't matter than the B1G was #2 in RPI and the SEC was #7. Just look at Kentucky and ignore most of the rest of the conference. Also, computers cannot be trusted).
Is this a joke I'm missing? Nearly every coach does this all the time.
If you want a few quick laughs, search "urban" in the Tressel resigns article Michael linked and compare those comments to today.
That's not correct. We beat Arkansas.
Correction: DoloDale did not play himself but per the NCAA he played as someone that just happens to have his same number and striking similar height, weight, and physical attributes.
Someone that should be on there for a great sophomore season? Clarett
I don't know that i've felt us as an underdog since USC
Except it's not the same concept at all. Miss St and Alabama didn't lose to Indiana, Missouri did. We, on the other hand, did lose to Va Tech.
As FunZone mentioned, common opponents is one criteria. However, they are not supposed to factor in margin of victory. But, they are also human and certainly will factor that in.
Andy, you do know that Auburn is in the SEC, right?
I think that is a very good list. I might reorder a few but overall very good. So by your own admission, the SEC West has 2 of the top 5 and 4 of the top 10 best wins. No other conference, let alone division, has 4 of your top 10 wins.
That's nice and all but it still didn't answer my question. I was being sincere. If you could please let me know what you honestly think are the 10 best OOC wins, it would help me.
I don't believe the SEC West has 4 of the top 5 teams and I do believe the media, mostly ESPN, has an SEC bias. I also believe their scheduling is suspect most of the time. But to claim the teams are only ranked high because they beat each other I think is incorrect. The division does have some legit non-conference wins.
To Furious George and Scarlet_Buckeye:
Can you please rank your top 10 OOC wins for this season? That might help me see your point.
Except, you know, Auburn, Alabama, and LSU do have wins over power 5 teams.
You are obviously correct that Ole Miss and Miss St did not beat those OOC teams I listed, but Miss St did beat Auburn and LSU, which have two of those wins and Ole Miss beat Alabama, which has the other. Downgrade them all you want, they are still some of the best non-conference wins so far this season.
You claim the SEC West doesn't play anybody then point out that the teams have wins against Kansas St. (@ KSU), West Virginia, and Wisconsin (and Boise St., which gave that game away). The only non-conference wins better than those are Oregon over MSU, FSU over Notre Dame, and Va Tech (somehow) over OSU. So one division has 3/4 marque non-conference wins and the rest of college football has 3. I think you're off on your point.
Also, as others have pointed out, you can get a pretty good idea of how good the teams are by watching them play.
Kurt Coleman scored higher than Herbstreit?
I'd imagine 2, 7, and 33 will score pretty high.
IMO we can blame ourselves.
Any chance of getting these out on Monday? It was brutal to look at the Va Tech poster as my background until now.
I was at a bar so i couldn't hear the commentary, but did they call it a fumble on Elliott or just that he was down before he rolled over the guy's back? Because he most certainly was down before he went over the guy's back. His entire left forearm and elbow were on the ground. And by looking at the play-by-play, it looks like they called him down.
Until an undefeated team from a power conference gets left out of the playoffs for 4 other teams with a loss, I just don't see the benefit of scheduling tough OOC games. It's more important to win all your games than it is to have a tough schedule. Only if you lose a game will SoS matter, so why increase the chances of losing a game or two?