Have You Seen Alabama’s Bush League Schedule

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logamaniac's picture

Why not I see at least 8 top 25 teams on that schedule with likely 7 in the top 5 at some point.  

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southalabamabuckeye's picture

Upvote to counter the downvote.  The obvious sarcasm was clearly missed.

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ZMBucks's picture

Do you blame them? I don't.

I would schedule cupcakes outside of the conference until the committee forced me to change. As long as they continue to get the benefit of the doubt, which they have earned with their championships, I would continue on their same scheduling pattern.

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CincyBuck's picture

Right.  If last year proved anything, it's that strength of schedule rarely matters.  At least if you're Alabama.  It may or may not for other teams.

If you're Alabama, and you think the biggest goal is to get to the CFP and win a championship, this is the way to do it.

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BuckDigger's picture

^^^This.

They are smart, we are dumb. Strength of schedule means absolutely nothing. 

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I'm Ron Burgundy's picture

I still believe, SOS means nothing...*unless* you have the same number of losses as the Power 5 team in comparison.  They had 1 loss, we had 2.  It was probably a lot simpler than a lot of us like to make it out to be.

But overall agree with this thread.  That schedule is hot garbage, and yet Bama will guaranteed lose their annual 1 game per year, and still be allowed in the CFP regardless of whether they win the SEC or their division.

So for me, the sad truth is just have to root for Bama to go undefeated and leave the SEC in waste every year.  It years like last year where they F it up, and it allows 2 SEC teams.

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buckeyenut74's picture

And you all are making my point to Buckeye fans that really think we need ttun to be “relevant”. We don’t “need” them to be. They can lose every game they play as far as I’m concerned. SOS is over-rated. 

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CincyOSU's picture

If UM loses every game, they are no longer a rival. They are Indiana or Rutgers. The Game is The Game because both teams have a history of success and tradition, not because one team sucks ass every year.

If you are rooting for UM to lose every game every year, you are also saying you are OK with us not having the greatest rivalry in all of sports.

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CTBuckeyeFan's picture

If you are rooting for UM to lose every game every year, you are also saying you are OK with us not having the greatest rivalry in all of sports.

I'm good with that

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buckeyenut74's picture

Same. I grew up in the 90’s. I will not root for that team up there to do anything other than lose

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kmp10's picture

If you are rooting for UM to lose every game every year, you are also saying you are OK with us not having the greatest rivalry in all of sports.

First, I'm the anti-Herbstreit... I detest *ichigan and hope they lose every game. I take ALMOST as much pleasure from *ichigan losing as I take from Ohio State winning. Second, I'm not okay with not having the greatest rivalry in college football, but having the game's top rivalry is a distant second to *ichigan's continued misfortune on my personal priority list. I'm spiteful that way...

When I die, sprinkle my ashes over the 70's 

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cledaybuck's picture

It means nothing if you are Alabama. If you are Wisconsin on the other hand...

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0H-10's picture

Cupcake anyone...

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PhillyNut's picture

The double edge sword to this is if you have a good out of conference win that is viewed at the end of season as a good win and then lose a big in conference game then you need that OOC win to counterbalance the loss to be able to get in in the playoffs like what happened to the Buckeyes last year or just like this year when Alabama had that bad loss to Auburn so they compensated for it with that big OOC win against, uh, oh, nevermind.

I don't buy one goddam drop of gas in the state of Michigan!

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Hovenaut's picture

We all know the words, gather around the fire.

I'm not around that much, running exhausted and lost...

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RubixTube's picture

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Hovenaut's picture

I'm not around that much, running exhausted and lost...

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Hovenaut's picture

Emma Roberts (daughter of Eric, niece of Pretty Woman).

I'm not around that much, running exhausted and lost...

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gumtape's picture

If you have hbo go, she plays a high school basketball player in the movie winning season. It is great.

High and tight boo boo

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ryan_herbert's picture

For some reason the committee only likes to say teams have a weak schedule if you are from the big ten, like Wisconsin.  But, if you are from the challenging SEC where teams "beat each other up" during conference play it does not matter.

O-H

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Firedup's picture

Yet Wisconsin played 9 conference games and Alabama played 8...

"Making the Great State of Ohio Proud!" UFM

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NHBuckeye's picture

The CFP Committee is sending mixed messages around strength of schedule so it's hard to blame them.   Yes, it's really lame.  But it's hard to blame them for doing it.  

Fields of Dreams

 

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cecsix's picture

It doesn't matter. Alabama is going to take one of the four playoff spots unless they lose 3 games or more.  if a 3 loss team ever gets into the playoff, it will be them.  Just accept this and you'll be able to move on and be happier in life.  OSU and the other contenders are actually fighting for 3 spots.  I will believe the committee is willing to exclude Bama when they actually do it.  

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Odens 3rd leg's picture

Spot on. Most people didnt see the big deal of Bama getting that 4th spot last year. It showed the committee's hand. And that hand wants Bama at all costs. Fact they went on to win the national title? Cemented them in unless like you say they lose 3. And bama aint losing 3, they dont even have 3 competitive games on the schedule.

You are only as big as the sheeple say you are.

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IH8UOFM's picture

Precisely. Its gonna be this way for a LONG time for them as well...

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stuckupnorth's picture

Ive said the same thing. Bama is in unless they have multiple losses. At 1 loss they are in. Schedule don't matter conference title don't matter they in. 2 losses they are gonna be iffy. If they win SEC with 2 losses they in.If they don't they will try desperately to get them in based on the eye test. 3 losses they are out. Other than that they are a shoe in to get in. Fact of the matter is they have earned that benefit of the doubt. They show up in big games thats a fact. They don't get blown out.Doesnt happen but maybe once every few years at most. Even in losses they are competitive. They don't lose by much. As far as their schedule they will play any one any time. I don't know their schedule don't care enough to look it up. I do know that they have scheduled USC,PSU,FSU as non conference games at then destroyed them in a prime time game. Frankly I don't care what cupcake they schedule it is no different than scheduling UNLV or Army. Sure Army may be slightly tougher than average but OSU should beat them by 40. I think people are haters. I can't stand Alabama I have lost a few Mountain Dew bets against them (won a sweet OSU hat of them as well).The fact remains they are running college football. They are like Coca Cola stock. Steady and safe with a decent return. The committee knows that and Alabama rewards them for it. OSU fans need to get off them. The fact is Saban out coaches Urban and it aint even close. If fans want to be mad be mad at Urban for not changing QB. No i don't care about over inflated stats against inferior teams. Change the QB and OSU gets in playoffs last year. No one in their right mind thought that last years team would beat a playoff team with the QB situation. That is the reason they were held out not because of Bama schedule. Mama is going to continue to get in because A. They are gonna be uber talented B.They are gonna win gamesC. When the lights shine bright they show up in a big way and make a statement D. they are a machine that is gonna be hard pressed to lose Two games a year let alone Three. Like poster said they are in every year and the other 3 spots are up for grabs.

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BornAndBredABuck's picture

A.

As far as their schedule they will play any one any time.

No, they won't. They won't play outside of the southeastern U.S., they won't play a road game against anyone with a pulse, and they consistently schedule extremely weak out-of-conference foes. You're not only factually wrong, but you seem to have missed the entire point of this post.

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You shouldn't post while drinking.

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stuckupnorth's picture

I will give you that they do play neutral site games. However they will play tough non conference games. Are they home and home no. But they will take on teams.

To say that that I shouldn’t be drinking and posting because I said they are gonna win games is the most foolish thing I’ve seen posted here.

Tough guy as far as scheduling how do know what they have tried to do with their schedule. Do you know for sure that teams won’t schedule home and homes with them. Maybe it’s other teams that don’t wanna do it with them. Their schedule is fine. They win there games you are just a homer and a hater.Im not sure how many teams want to schedule them back to back years. Go put your scarlet glasses back on and talk about how Alabama is lucky and OSU is better. Talk about QB records and every player at OSU is better than everyone else . Talk about Bama paying players and cheating and 85 yards through the heart. You have    opinion based arguments with nothing substantial to back up your claims. 

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PhillyNut's picture

Everybody knows that it is tougher to play true road games in college.  Atlanta is not a road game.  Neither is Dallas or Orlando when the other team is traveling twice as far.  The last time Bama lost a neutral site game was to Florida State in Jacksonville.  Last time I think they will make the mistake of playing at a site that is considered more of a home game for their opponent than it would be for them.  When they actually play a "neutral" site game in a state that does not have a SEC team in it then they are getting close.  Bama should come true north.  Play in New York City or Boston.

I don't buy one goddam drop of gas in the state of Michigan!

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cdub4's picture

Why should Bama play up north? I don't see the point except it would make 11W posters happy.

It's not like they have anything to prove. It isn't like their style of play would be hindered in bad weather. They run the ball well and play excellent defense. That style works well everywhere.

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stuckupnorth's picture

I get it. I agree.The non conference games are usually played in first couple of games. Which are  early Sept. Its not like its 23 and snow at that time. The whole come up north debate is old and tiresome. Yes home field is an advantage. Oklahoma took care of business last year at the shoe. So did USC when they came. Texas won (should not have but did). As did VT.So I don't know if a marquee non conference game at the shoe is such an advantage as most people think. I believe that it is because they are Alabama haters. They can't argue the success they have had on the field. So they do what anyone without a good argument does resort to name calling, rehashing same tired cliche, and they complete dismissal of any facts.They will resort to luck, chicken poop Saturday or media bias.I am under the strong impression that Alabama has scheduled very well even if at neutral site games.Like you stated their style of play travels. Defense and running the ball works great in any league in any weather and any stadium at any time.By the way Alabama went to PSU and played. When is the last time OSU went and played in a top tier SEC school home stadium. LSU,Alabama,Georgia. I could be wrong but it hasn't been recently. I know they play the bowl games there.That is not scheduling. I just think that people are haters and don't want to admit Bama is king of the block.

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stuckupnorth's picture

They played at PSU in 2011. When is last time OSU played a true road game against an upper echelon SEC team in their stadium. I think a lot of it is more financial than we realize. Alabama does not need to prove anything to anyone. They win a natty every couple years.As far as the road games goes. Im sure it is tougher to play a road game. However USC,Texas,VT,OK did pretty good at the shoe as non conference oppenents.Alabama will be considered favorites regardless of where they play. Vegas will back that statement up as do the hardware they possess.

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stuckupnorth's picture

PSU in 2011. When is last time OSU scheduled an SEC team in their stadium?No strings attached.

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G.'s picture

How do you know what OSU has tried to do with their schedule? How do we know the SEC isn't scared to play OSU and refuses to schedule them?

G.

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buckeyenut74's picture

Sec won’t come north to play

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Osusam77's picture

Army won 10 games last year. 

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rosycheeks's picture

Hard to make a case that they're doing it wrong though.

1. Get the best players

2. Make an easy schedule

3. Win the games

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Jay Lawerence's Laugh's picture

This is why I would rather have the 16 team playoff.. just play the games and let it all sift out.

Ohio, the greatest state in the Union!

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Earle's picture

Filed under: So What Else Is New?

Axe leukemia!
#Poppystrong

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PalmBeachBuckeye's picture

85 yards through the heart of the south and still running just like forest gump! Enough said!

 

PalmBeachBuckeye

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Buckeyeinsc's picture

Last time The Citadel played an SEC team they beat them. Dogs on top!

Fighting the good fight in SEC country. "Our honor defend"

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Numbers's picture

1 mid-level P5 team and 3 cupcakes in the OOC. smart.

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DarrylJenks's picture

Too early for a CFP schedule analysis...I am in detox at the moment.  I will be back around June.

Darr

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Major H's picture

What kind of S.H.I.T. is this? Oooops, wrong thread - never mind.

I'd rather be an hour early than a minute late.

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CowCat's picture

Schedule at least 3 cupcakes. Check!

Schedule one of the cupcakes near the end of the season to rest up and make a run. Check!

Have ESPN overhype your conference even though there are currently only 3 good teams out of 16. Check!

"We get paid to score touchdowns, not kick field goals"
-- Urban Meyer

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Seattle Linga's picture

It's hard for me to respect the SEC schedules until they get-a-rid of their BYE week before their rivalry week. 

Go get'em Cal Poppy - we are behind you !!

It's not a rivalry .............. it's a wreckoning.

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ShawneeBuck74's picture

Man, that's like late 1990s early 2000s KANSAS STATE level of weak scheduling right there!

You win with people. 

And so forth...

9 Units Strong!

 

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wojodta's picture

Chickenshit Saturday. The legacy continues...

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huntinwabbits's picture

Last year's committee gave me as much faith in the current playoff system as I have in the media. I was given no other choice but to stop caring about what happens after the first week of December. It's subjective trash and I'd rather us just play USC in the Rose Bowl every year, letting every outlet and poll can deem their own champions. The current playoff system is not an advancement or progress in collegiate football so let Alabama schedule Mercer for every game. I am apathetic now. My motivation to watch such games is equivalent to the motor city bowl or little caesars bowl or pick your favorite company name bowl - i.e. if I am that bored I will tune in.

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RunEddieRun1983's picture

I see 6 teams on that list that will start the season in the top 25, all fall out at some point, but magically when they play Bama will end up somewhere in the top 25... Pathetic.

Urban Meyer left an incredible legacy. 12/4/18 Ryan Day begins his.

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CTBuckeyeFan's picture

Playing an FCS team should automatically disqualify any FBS team from CFP consideration.

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Poco Loco's picture

The first step to level the playing field if for each of the F-5 conferences to play 9 conference games. I am afraid that it would take an act of congress to get rid of Chickenshit  Saturday.

a hard rock miner from Butte, Montana

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ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

Step 2 - ban future FCS scheduling like the Big Ten did.  

Class of 2010.

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703Buckeye's picture

The B1G is allowing FCS scheduling again under certain conditions, which of course I can't recall right now.

"Attack the Strong, Trample the Weak, Hurdle the Dead!"
-Former OSU S&C Coach Lichter

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Buckaroo Banzai's picture

B1G Commissioner Jim Delany told SB Nation during a press conference at the league’s media days in July of last year, that in those years where a Big Ten team has four conference home games out of the nine-game schedule, it may schedule a home game with an FCS team.

The rationale behind that exception is that it may prove too difficult, perhaps even impossible, for a the team to fill out its schedule with revenue friendly home games if the B1G program is restricted to power 5 teams.

Bobbing for french fries.

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ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

They got in last year with that bullshit scheduling.  Makes me wonder what the point is of scheduling someone like Oklahoma that you could potentially lose to.  It's all about that cleaner record, schedule strength be damned.  

Really should have scheduled like...Miami OH instead of Oklahoma.  That way, they'd only have had the 31 point loss to Iowa and still would've gotten in as B1G champs.

Class of 2010.

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Numbers's picture

the year before it is unlikely OSU gets into the CFP without the big win over Oklahoma in Norman. works both ways, just don't know ahead of time how it's going to work out.

I would lean toward scheduling in such a way that will minimize losses, though.

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ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

True, that win was very helpful.

Class of 2010.

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703Buckeye's picture

I would still much rather see an Oklahoma on the schedule over a MAC team. I am a fan of the following for non-con games: one high-end Power 5 opponent, one middling Power 5 opponent, one in-state opponent.

"Attack the Strong, Trample the Weak, Hurdle the Dead!"
-Former OSU S&C Coach Lichter

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703Buckeye's picture

Our 2019 schedule doesn't look much better: Florida Atlantic, Cincinnati, and Miami U. Granted, the non-conference schedules in the following years get a lot better.

"Attack the Strong, Trample the Weak, Hurdle the Dead!"
-Former OSU S&C Coach Lichter

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BuckeyeinSF's picture

That was partly because TCU backed out of a home and home (they were supposed to come to Columbus in 2019) but instead pushed for a "neutral" site game at Jerry World this year. Still, I wish they were replaced with a higher quality opponent than Miami (OH).

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BrutusB's picture

Sure, but if we're being fair Louisville was a top 10 team in the past few seasons.  They wont be next year, but still.

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BuckeyeinSF's picture

I totally agree. I was only commenting on the reason our OOC looks like dog shit in 2019.

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I'm Ron Burgundy's picture

I don't know, the fighting Lane Kiffin's might not lose a game between now and then!  That's sarcasm obviously, but FAU and Cinci are the kind of teams that can have a decent win % and make that schedule look a little better than it is.  Will have 5 B1G road games as well.

Because the whole key to all of this is the 9 conference game slate versus the 8 conference game that SEC/ACC does.  By and large, instead of a 9th P5 conference opponent (which every other year leads to an extra road game), these SEC/ACC teams are playing a chickenshit Saturday game against FCS or VERY low FBS team.  And that, is a huge difference.

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Buck68's picture

1976 - rather, have we seen Alabama's finishes?  Clemson's?

Why focus on anything else but The Championship?

Zero-sum negatives' best finish is... Zero.  That's not even 'competitive'... let alone out-competing.  And I keep hearing UFM is... somewhat... 'competitive'.   ;-{)}

Buck68

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CTBuckeyeFan's picture

I wonder if 2015 OSU would have won a NC, or made the CFP al the very least, had they played Citadel instead of MSU the 2nd to last week of the season.  Its the path to the Championship that needs to be somewhat standardized.

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Buck68's picture

wondering would have somewhat standardized some path?   

Buck68

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CTBuckeyeFan's picture

OSU playing Citadel instead of MSU would have standardized the path in 2015.  Unless you think Citadel wins that, OSU finishes the season undefeated in a scenario where their path is similar to Alabama's.

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GrandTheftHarley's picture

Nov. 17 – The Citadel

Oh, for Pete's sake.

I am not very smart, but I recognize that I'm not very smart. --- W.W. Hayes

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Buck68's picture

IO !

Many a reasonable Buckeye [however few they are....] has breathed a sigh of relief... each time we snap the ball and get smacked into A-B... 4-6 seconds of reality....    ;-{)}

Buck68

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gobucks96's picture

Bash them all you want (that schedule sucks!), but with that QB they are going to be the team to beat.

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Buckeye0214's picture

Only four road games... That's pretty rad. Then I looked at the OSU schedule and we have the same problem so never mind!

"Cause I couldn't go for three"

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Grisle's picture

This is like the 3rd or 4th year in a row they have only had 4 true road games. Notice where their neutral site games are played and against whom? They play in Texas and Georgia for the Neutral site games against teams from the north or out west, or the exception last year, against FSU. They really know how to game the system for maximum advantage.

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MiamiBuckeye's picture

I got a call from Nick Saban today, apparently in 2021 Alabama wants to schedule me as an out of conference opponent in November the week before they play Auburn. What do you guys think, should I take the money?

"porque las estirpes condenadas a cien años de soledad no tenían una segunda oportunidad sobre la tierra."

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I'm Ron Burgundy's picture

It's good money if you can get it.

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MD-PAbuck's picture

I wanted to at least credit them for Louisville but then remember Lamar Jackson and Alexander are gone so they aint shit either.

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bafiesta's picture

That schedule is almost as bad as our 2015 schedule

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I'm Ron Burgundy's picture

2015 we at least played AT Virginia Tech on the opener.  I would rate 2015 VT and 2018 Louisville as similar quality opponents.  But it is a big difference on the road and at Jerry World.

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CTBuckeyeFan's picture

How many teams on the schedule do you think will be in the 2018 CFP?

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You can't spell chump without UM's picture

So will UL Lafayette or Arkansas State be ranked this year like Fresno State last season?

Don Brown must've attended night school, because he got owned by Day.

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Buckeye_Since_1997's picture

Bama was better, they got in. The committee just needs to stop with the bullshit criteria they claim they use, and say we’re taking the 4 best teams.

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BrutusB's picture

LSU and Miss St should be ranked in the teens, Auburn should be top 10, and UGA is expected to be top 5.

I hate to break up the circlejerk, but that's a pretty average schedule.  The OOC sucks, but overall its not THAT easy.

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Jdadams01's picture

LSU and Miss St. are the most perpetually over-ranked teams in the country.

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CTBuckeyeFan's picture

The same Auburn team who looked completely helpless on O without their stud RB will actually improve this year now that he's off to the NFL?   We can agree to disagree on that one.  LSU is a dumpster fire and Miss St lost their HC, projecting them in the teens at this point is pretty questionable too imo.

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Calgarybuck's picture

At the time of the matchups I'd be shocked if MSU was ranked..Only Auburn and LSU have that chance and Both are missing a running game with terrible QB situations...

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stxbuck's picture

WTF? Louisville and the SEC-that is a very tough schedule. I swear some people won't be happy until teams they hate play 3 pre-season top 5 teams plus their conference schedules. You can say many things about Bama, but playing consistently weak schedules isn't one of them. Wow-they play The Citadel in November instead of September like B10 teams do. Waaaaaaaaaaaahhhh.

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You can't spell chump without UM's picture

Louisville won't be nearly as good without Lamar Jackson carrying them, and the SEC is pretty bad outside of Bama, Georgia, and maybe Auburn.

Don Brown must've attended night school, because he got owned by Day.

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saintstephen11's picture

Louisville sucked with Lamar Jackson.

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HandsOfSweed's picture

Hey, that's a great point! Well, except for the fact that the SEC has at least 9 horrible garbage teams in it. So no, they don't play a tough schedule. They USED to, when the SEC actually had good teams...but those days are in the rear-view, bud. Ain't nobody worth a shit walkin' through that door.

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martin anderson's picture

But Illinois, Indiana, Purdue, Rutgers, Maryland, Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota are all top 25 teams.

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BuckeyeRick's picture

The Citadel - Isn't that a movie...?

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buckeyearchie76's picture

There is nothing anybody---including the head coach-- can do-when it comes to the conference games on your schedule.  The league office or whoever in the SEC makes out that schedule takes care of that.  And most of the non-conference games are scheduled 4 or 5 years in advance.  A game with Louisville may have been a decent game the last couple of years when Jackson was the quarterback at Louisville.  This year, it will probably just be another easy win for Alabama.  I think---and I might be wrong--but, didn't the SEC mandate this year that a cupcake like The Citadel will no longer be tolerated in the next to last game when All SEC schools play someone like that?   But, again, that won't show up until the current advanced schedules are played out.  So, we all will have to wait and see a few years if these SEC teams have a tougher schedule or not.  Question for thought--How would Alabama do every year if they were in a division like we are?  Would they survive playing Michigan, Michigan State, Penn State, and Ohio State every year?

Louis Haynes

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BUCKEYEZ's picture

Not sure. All I have for reference is Maryland, Rutgers, and Indiana. 

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Eph97's picture

I'd rather the Bucks just crush everyone on their schedule and not have to worry about Bama, because Bama will always get that SEC bias in their favor.

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GlassCityBuckeyes's picture

Some how The Citadel will crack the top 25 right around selection Sunday, similar to Fresno State this year.

23 Saturdays till kickoff

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bwherbert's picture

Scheduling a bye......uh, I mean the Citadel....right before Auburn. Last year it was Mercer. Hilarious.

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airbuckeye's picture

Untill the NCCA grows a pair of nut sacks Bama and other SEC teams  will keep doing this. Some needs to step up and make a statement if you play an FCS School it counts either as no win or a LOSE. This BS with the SEC doing every year is getting old and some play not one but 2 FCS Schools which is BS.....

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buckslan's picture

We play 11 P5 opponents + Tulane, Alabama plays 9 P5 opponents + 2 G5 teams + 1 FCS team, and only one of those teams is even going to sniff the top 10 (Auburn)

What a joke.

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JohnnyKozmo's picture

I’m curious to see if that schedule, which is bad BTW, gets as much flack as we’ve see the schedules of Baylor, Washington, and Wisconsin get over the last few years on the weekly CFB shows.  Those schedules were talked about ad nauseum because of how weak they were.  The SEC outside of UGA is down...way down. Nick can’t point to playing in a gauntlet of conference games this year. 

You can write them into the playoffs again next year with a Sharpee...they won’t fall outside the top 2 at any point. I don’t see a regular season loss on that schedule, So UGA would be the only chance in the SEC CG. 

You're too stupid to have a good time. -Dalton

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saintstephen11's picture

And if they go undefeated and lose to Georgia in the SEC CG they will still make the playoffs.

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NutBuckz's picture

shocker

It's 2018 and TTUN still sucks!!!

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RMLogic's picture

Seriously complaining about Alabamas schedule is lame.

They win championships - 5 in 9 years. Nobody is in their league.

Complain about OSU whos schedule in 2019 is pathetic.

You think Nick Saban would screw up a chance to win a title like Meyer did for 3 years by playing a QB that had zero chance to win a playoff game. Heck no.

Bama deserves every thing they receive. Their play always has earned it.

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Abuckeye15's picture

Can't disagree with they've earned what they have.  But totally disagree that you can't call out that BS schedule.  For almost 2 decades now we've been inundated with the mythos that 'top to bottom' they're the best conference by the talking heads and sports media.  Biggest cheerleader....guess...  That's the exact same 'message' that the rest of the conference uses when anyone points out the Chickenpoop Saturday revivals each season.  We're so good, we don't need to play 9 conference games.  Our conference is so good that we beat each other up each week and so what if we decide to play our 3rd string for the 2nd half...

Sept. 1 – vs. Louisville (Orlando)   Yep...when exactly was this one scheduled?  3 years, 5 years ago?  Safe to say this one will be an absolute dud...
Sept. 8 – Arkansas State     Sun Belt action (at least Georgia State will get a break)
Sept. 15 – at Ole Miss   Post Hookergate Ole Miss, far cry from what they were when they had their $ players....
Sept. 22 – Texas A&M   Highly doubt Jimbo will be able to turn this into a decent game, with Tom taking that state over, he'll have a hard time getting the elite players to say no to Austin
Sept. 29 – UL-Lafayette   More Sunbelt action (but hey...it helps the program)
Oct. 6 – at Arkansas   Yikes, damn the $EC west is going to suck again this year (but Bama can't help that)
Oct. 13 – Missouri   Bottom to Middle of pack East team...
Oct. 20 – at Tennessee  Ah, the Life Champions Tennecheat, basement dwellers that have a long way to go to get back to Fulmer days
Nov. 3 – at LSU   Probably the 3rd team in West...ol Ed isn't much of an X's and O's guy... but he can sell the recruits  (since its in 'Death Valley' probably a TD or 2TD win for bammers)
Nov. 10 – Mississippi State  (Moorhead's first taste of welcome to the league, based on last years game (Bama probably circled this one), this one could be brutal for Joe
Nov. 17 – The Citadel   AH...and now we come to the reason for the thread.  THERE IS NO defending this.  If you try, I will love every second of it...
Nov. 24 – Auburn   Iron Bowl, 100% revenge, still this could be the only legitimate Top 10 matchup for the gumps all season (i.e., after the ridiculous pre-season 'all SEC teams should be considered for top 25 inclusion' sports writers hangovers shake out)

36-24-36? Ha ha, only if she's 5'3"

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Abuckeye15's picture

FYI - not my DV

36-24-36? Ha ha, only if she's 5'3"

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McBain's picture

The message was sent loud and clear last year- do whatever you can to finish with just 1 loss or less. Two years ago we were told because we beat 3 top 10 teams was the only reason we got in over PSU but it is clear now with Bama getting in with no good wins that the real criteria is just don't loss twice. Easy schedules are not punished (Washington 2 years ago and Bama last year) so no need to schedule yourself out of a playoff birth any more.

I hope the field is expanded or the criteria are adjusted before OSU plays Texas and ND out of conference in the same year because the committee as we know it now doesn't seem to reward that kind of scheduling. 

I'm a Buckeye born, I'm a Buckeye bred, and when I die I will be a Buckeye dead.

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ChazBuckeye's picture

I'm just trying to figure out why anyone would DV anything on this page. It's spot on! The SEC has been doing this since the BCS era, and they are getting away with it. Their conference is SO tough, that even if they play cupcakes (like Arkansas State, ULA-L, and the freaking Citadel...again!) is perfectly okay in the committee's eyes (apparently). If OSU were to do this, they'd get roasted for sure and would never see the playoffs. Bama does it yearly, and is rewarded. Makes me ill. Perhaps Texas and ND in the same seasons back to back is a bad idea for 2021 and 2022 now in retrospect. Just saying....

It is time!!!!!

HS