8 of the top 25 lost this week, 5 to unranked opponents... several of those were Pac on Pac crimes. I think they're the most even conference / parity, but the level of play is quite low. I went to the CU game vs Air Force last week, and they lost. They're not good, yet they beat ASU tonight. (They also beat Nebraska in a silly used-to-be-rivalry-road-game-in-their-own-stadium... it's weird)
We might be the most deluded fan base in college football. And I admit to being among the deluded thinking wr could contend for B1G title and CFP spot this year. We believe we're an elite program, yet have won one national championship in the past 70 years. We're a storied program, but not elite. Harbaugh is better than Rich Rod and it's not even comparable. He's better than Hoke, too, but succombs to some of the same malaise that hit Hoke and his team's. This loss was disappointing, but Harbaugh is not going to have a losing season like the past two coaches. We just need to accept it's no longer the big 2. It's OSU and everyone else. Wisconsin, PSU, Michigan State, Iowa, Michigan and maybe Nebraska under Frost will rotate as the #2 team for the foreseeable future.
Points for antithetical and deleterious in consecutive sentences.
Gary campaigning that both of these teams are elite. I'm clearly biased, but I just saw mostly mediocre from both. UGa has a good running game and secondary. ND has a faster than I expected defense... but neither team is elite.
Serious question: People believe the strength of this UGa team is their OLine? They may be big and 5 star, but I just don't see it.
Tomorrow's headline: SEC coaches vote ND at an average polling place of 4th
CU Buffs lead down at ASU after a nice TD catch for anyone sipping on some #Pac12AfterDark
While it'd be nice if UGa beat Auburn and UF, there's no way these guys are touching the SEC West winner. They'll lose handily to Bama or Jeaux Burreaux.
Gary has jumped the shark. He literally just called a pass that would have been picked if the corner turned around a ball that "not even a professional would have defended well."
UGa isn't winning this, ND is beating themselves still.
At least a close game here neutralizes the hype for both, I'd say. Nobody stands out in this one... The winner isn't going to drop this week, but this is hardly a convincing playoff stamp win for either.
This ND secondary is solid.
Given full strength / no injuries, we smoke both of these teams on their home field.
I thought they were getting 3
Does Okla St hanging with Texas dilute the LSU victory there? Obviously if they lose it does, but the fact that UT isn't blowing out Ok St is a slight concern for LSU, no?
I'm trying to watch this game with an eye to whether that's true, and so far I agree. UGa can't run through our line. I can't really say yet if our secondary is at a disadvantage or not; possibly. I like our offense a lot against either of these defenses, despite the very good tackling in space.
I think my least favorite aspect of a Gary D call is the fact that he refers to Nick and Kirby on a first name basis only. It sounds like he has a crush on them.
How the hell did that kid botch that? He had 2 linemen downfield and then ran away from them directly into the defense.
It actually is an SEC broadcast, so they don't have to pretend they aren't
I'm shocked. Impressive ND.
UGa seems to be getting exposed/"hypetrain realizationed" here so far...
They're beating themselves right now... I'm surprised.
You could hear Gary's
erection elation with that blunder.
"Extra data point"