Anyone who tries to argue that "stars don't matter" either a) doesn't know what they're talking about or b) roots for a team in the middle of that graph and is trying to be optimistic.
Kudos to him and everyone who chipped in, but special shoutout to the "TNR Family" who seem to have really carried the load.
That day has arrived. Hello from the future!
It’s actually kind of embarrassing that it took voters this long. Poll inertia is a hell of a drug I guess.
The 2011 Wisconsin game was the lone highlight of the year, but I'd still bump it off the list for the '14 PSU double OT game.
Also I know this site has a lot of current students and 20-somethings who are probably too young to remember, but I feel like like 2010 Sugar Bowl gets consistently overlooked. It was a HUGE deal to finally get the SEC monkey off our back.
It was us or OU for the final spot so there was never a chance of us actually playing them in the playoffs. But yea we probably could have handled ND even with a bad defense, but thats because ND sucks.
Disagreed on 18. Bama or Clemson would have absolutely torched our D on every possession.
I’m not sure why our fans got so bent out of shape about Dabos comments in 2016. He saw a Beck/Warriner offense being led by a QB that wasn’t great at throwing the ball. We all said the same things at the time. Thankfully those days are long gone.
Last year was great, but elevating Day above Meyer and comparing him to Saban is a tad premature. Let’s see how the next 5 years go first.
I agree with your top three and your last place but disagree with everything in the middle. 2018 is way too high - that team was so incredibly frustrating to watch with a nonexistent running game and terrible defense. 2015 also too high given how much we know they underachieved. Conversely, 2010 is too low for no reason at all - how is a one loss team that was conference champs and won the Sugar Bowl below a 2013 team that ended on a two game losing streak and won nothing other than a division?
We’re recruiting better than we used to but part of me also wonders if there’s some rating inflation going as well (ie, more guys ranked above .98 than there used to be)
Shoutout to the three DEs ranked above him: https://247sports.com/Season/2013-Football/CompositeRecruitRankings/?InstitutionGroup=HighSchool&Position=SDE
I know we’ll be 2 on basically every list, and if a few want to have us at 3 behind Bama I could live with that with their ridiculous recruiting and Sabans history. But having UGA at 2 is just being desperate for attention.
Joe got all the headlines, but they're still a team with a TON of talent. They should still be favored against maybe every team but Bama.
That's what I'm thinking too. The first team to field a decent defense could cause a lot of trouble for offenses used to just playing against air every week.
Por qué no los dos?
Babb is more likely to retire and take a medical hardship waiver than he is to transfer. He's had 4 different season-ending leg injuries.
Yea but everyone looks good against Rutgers. Tathan went 10/10 against them last year. Chugs had 2 TD passes against them this year.
Gill is impossible to judge at this point. He plays the same position as our schools all time reception leader, so he really hasn't had a chance to play much yet. I guess we'll see this year.
Antuan Jackson (though he's already done it once), Gardner, Harris, McCall, one of Gant/Mitchell/Pope, maybe a TE.
I feel like it’s probably written into the NCAA rules somewhere. What’s to stop a school from promising recruits $10k each to be paid one minute after their last game?
Who is he you ask?
He writes them better than I can.
I’m no good. Damnit.
I think that idea works better in theory than it would in reality. Considering how much we already complain about the officials, introducing even MORE subjectivity by asking them to decide someone's intent would just lead to even more appearance of bias. Imagine if Wade got ejected for 'Level 2' targeting and then ten minutes later a Clemson player only gets a 'Level 1' for hitting Fields in the head. This place would burn hotter than the sun.
Under your system if the star defensive player targets your backup TE the coaches are just going to sit him the rest of the game. That wouldn't work.
The targeting rule is basically here to stay, maybe with some minor tinkering at best. We might not like it as fans, but with the lawsuits and CTE studies they're simply not going to do anything that would make it look like they care less about head injuries just because people watching on TV complained.