I still don't think ND is national title caliber. I think they just played a near perfect game.
It was so early in the season, I really don't think they'll care (or at least they shouldn't). Teams change over the course of the season. I don't think comparing losses is the best way to differentiate teams. You have to look at the whole season.
Yeah regardless of how big the playoff is, there will always be people complaining about how they got screwed. The bottom line is, even with a 4 team playoff, it's pretty much impossible to have a legitimate gripe now. There's no way an undefeated power 5 team can get left out. If a one loss team gets left out, that's more on them than the system IMO. The big games in the regular season should basically be playoff elimination games. That's the whole point of the regular season to me. The games shouldn't be determining seeding. They should be determining who gets in.
I actually think this is pretty easy. I think it should be the 4 most deserving. Otherwise why play the games? If we're just gonna put the 4 most talented teams in there and disregard losses, what's the point of the regular season? In 2012, ND really wasn't one of the 2 best teams in the country but there was no question they deserved to be in the title game since they survived a tough schedule undefeated. If I was on the committee, the number one thing I'd be looking at is number of losses. You can't put a one loss team ahead of an undefeated team or a two loss team ahead of a one loss team (in reference to Power 5 teams only). It doesn't matter to me how tough someone's schedule is. Now if you're looking at teams with the same record, then yeah go ahead and look at SOS or margin of victory. Sometimes I think teams get way too much credit for close losses to ranked teams. At the end of the day they're still losses and the team needs to drop far in the rankings.
It'd be hilarious if Mizzou won the SEC, knowing they lost to a mediocre B1G team.
I really don't think it matters how the Bucks opponents have fared. The team that lost to VT in week 2 is totally different now so I think that loss is partially forgivable. They beat Cincy relatively easily so it doesn't really matter if Cincy isn't that great. I think strength of schedule is a bit overrated. Strength of schedule should just be a tiebreaker, nothing more. A two loss team with a tough schedule should not be getting in over a one loss team with an average schedule, assuming they both won a Power 5 conference. In the end, if you're from a Power 5 conference and have 0 or 1 losses and win your conference, chances are you're getting into the playoff. I think the media makes the selection process way more complicated than it really is.
I still think overall the East is better. The West really just has Nebraska and Wisky. I'm not sold on Iowa or Minnesota being solid teams yet.
Is it really necessary to keep playing games at that piece of crap AT&T stadium? I would love to never see a college game played there ever again, but it feels like there's a game there each week.
Maybe the media should wait until end of November to start predicting the playoff. It's kinda hard to make an accurate prediction with such a small sample. Everyone's basing their predictions on potentially faulty assumptions.
Purdue comes to mind.
I'm so sick of the BS personal foul calls. Nebraska just got one for roughing the passer when the defender brushed up against the QB's legs.
this is hilarious
that ain't roughing the passer. homefield call.
That's what sucks about watching games on ESPN/ABC. It ends up being a marketing campaign for the SEC. They can't just do their job and be objective. They have to promote their crap first.
I haven't heard anything official. I was assuming it'd be a 3:30 game just cause we already got a bunch of other night games.
I have no problem with one or two of these types of games. The team had pretty tough start with Navy and Vtech back-to-back. I think they deserved a cupcake mixed in there. I always say that every game can't be a huge game. There has to be some balance to the schedule. I understand it's boring, but it gives the team a chance to work on a lot of things. These type of games are still interesting to me simply because you get to see a bunch of different players.
Yeah even though it was a disappointing outcome, the game was close for pretty much the entire game. I can't believe the crowd wasn't louder. The fans gotta bring it too. People should be standing and making noise every time the opposing team's offense is out there. I'll never understand why so many people won't make any noise.
The hit on Ben in the first quarter was as clean as it gets. And then the penalty on the Steeler DB in the endzone was horrible too. Why don't they just call these penalties for what they really are: personal foul for hitting too hard. That's basically the direction they're going.
I was more talking about a RB screen not WR screens. Let the WRs run the coverage deep and then dump it to the RB. We tried it once and it was wide open but JT just overthrew it a bit.
Yes, some screens would be very nice. I'll never understand why they're never called, at least with some regularity.
If someone in the NFL does go broke, it's their own fault. They make more than enough money. Rice should already have enough money to live on for the rest of his life.
It wouldn't shock me if Illinois knocked off Washington. Washington's looked horrible so far this year. Then again, everytime I think a B1G team has a good chance to win they end up getting embarassed. So who knows.
I miss the I-formation