PAC teams or so it seems, do not have stud D lines. The have skill people, they have QBs but they tend to be lacking in the D line. Just my observation.
Did you see the Ga/SC game this year? Georgia was about a 2 TD favorite. The refs in the SEC are no worse than any other conference's refs. At one time I thought the ACC had the worst of any league but they have gotten better. Some of the worst officiating I have seen was done by PAC refs.
I believe I have heard it all now. To start with there is no love lost between the SEC and the ACC. The inter-conference games are hotly contested and anyone living in the South, that follows college football, knows that.
As far as the catch and fumble is concerned I have seen some games this year where a receiver catches the ball in the end zone and loses it, for whatever reason, after taking several steps and it has been called a no-catch. I am not sure anyone knows what a catch is anymore. The official on the telecast said it was a no-catch after he reviewed it in real time, but maybe he is part of the conspiracy also.
Targeting calls have been made all year for hits just like the one that was called. Do I think the rule needs to be changed about the ejections? Yes, I never have liked that part of the rule. Roughing the punter was just that. When I saw it happen, I immediately said that is going to be 15 yards.
And no, I am not a Clemson fan. These conspiracy theories are just a little too much and you people claim to be informed about college football. Do most Ohio St fans just watch Ohio St or do they watch other college football games outside the big ten?
If it was ratings they were going for, why would ESPN/Disney want anything other than a big ten team or Notre Dame in the finals every year? The midwest area has more people than the Southeast and there are millions and millions of Catholics in this country. People in the southeast are going to watch regardless of who is playing in the playoffs.
As a neutral observer I can't follow this conspiracy logic. I know Ohio St fans have been on this conspiracy thing for some time.
I don't have a dog in the fight but the targeting call was textbook. Officials have been calling that all year long. I have not been a fan of the ejection part of the rule any of the time.
The fumble or not a fumble, in real time, looked more like a non-catch than it did in slow motion. The referee guy on the broadcast thought it was a non-catch after reviewing it. When I saw it live I though it was a non-catch. Nothing seems more confusing these days in college or pro ball than exactly what is a catch.
If the SEC contract goes to ESPN/ABC the paranoia in big ten, big 12 and PAC land will be off the charts. I am wondering if it is all about the money as to why CBS will not pony up what it takes to keep the SEC 3:30 time slot. CBS has made millions and millions off of that contract over its' life. They had the contract for a song when the SEC awarded it to them. This was in the early days of conference TV contracts and the SEC wanted the exposure so they let CBS have the 3:30 time slot with a national audience for an undervalued amount, imo.
I like Brad Nessler as the play-by-play guy ok and Gary Danielson does not bother me. I don't listen that closely to these color guys. I have seen some things over the years that make me wonder if some of these various color guys know the rules of the game all that well.
Florida has two losses, LSU and Georgia. Both games were competitive. I think you have to look at what teams lost to and the nature of the game.
Ditto, I find them terribly boring. I watch perhaps 10 minutes and that is about all I can stand.
The paranoia about ESPN is absolutely ridiculous.
I was surprised to see Ga at #4. I thought Ala would be 4 and Ga 5 or possibly 6. As far as Minn being ranked above them - answer this question - if Minn played either Ala or Ga on a neutral field, who would win? Minn would not be favored in either game and would not win either game.
I see a lot of antagonism towards Kirby Smart. Why? Kirby has never played or coached against Ohio St, to my knowledge.
People do realize that the four playoff teams are not selected in the second week of the season!
Texas, perhaps has one more loss on their schedule and that would be Oklahoma and I say perhaps a loss. All of those ranked SEC teams have a rough row between now and end of season. Georgia has ND, Florida, Auburn and A&M. Ala has LSU, Auburn and A&M. LSU has Florida, Auburn, A&M and Alabama.
Clemson should win out. No one on their schedule ranks with the teams listed above.
Do sub guys do the Shellback ceremony when you cross the equator like the surface ship sailors. I was in a USAF flying unit and I crossed the equator and the date line but they don't do any kind of ceremony.
Like most in the big ten he is spring-loaded to slam the SEC first and foremost. He does not normally recruit the same talent pool as the SEC and does not play the SEC except in a bowl game. How does the SEC even enter his picture? He has signed a few guys from the SEC states that SEC schools were after also. So did he out-bid the SEC schools for their signature? Inquiring minds would like to know!
He has pulled some stunts like holding mini camps in SEC states and taking his team out of state for practice. It seems like the NCAA put a stop to some of that a few years ago. Mr Purity got his butt whipped the last couple of times he has played SEC schools in bowls and it could not have happened to a more deserving guy.
Just an observation but it seems a number of you are not necessarily college football fans just a fan of Ohio State. I am a little surprised. I have a relative that is like that.
I have been a fan of college football since I was a kid and read about games in the Sunday paper. It is hard to follow every top team if you have a regular day job. I am good for three games on Saturday. I will bounce around depending on how good some of the games are. I rarely see Pac games, they are on too late and by that time I am worn out. Thursday night games are sometimes very good.
Using Fields and Heisman in the same sentence is a little far fetched, don't you think?? This is a guy that did not begin to challenge for the starting job last year at Georgia. He might be a great one before his college career is over with, but come on.
I don't know that much about Dabo but that is his persona. His program is very family oriented from everything you hear. They do,by all accounts, a very good job at scouting and identifying talent very early in a guy's career. They started recruiting Deshaun Watson and the QB there now when they were in the ninth grade.
At a place like Clemson you don't get noticed much unless you win and win big. It is a small town with a University. The national press doesn't live there and consequently Dabo's ball team is often sold short by the media, probably not so much now. How many Ohio Staters thought they would dominate you the way they did in the playoff game a few years back? Not many I would say. Alabama was in shock after their game with them this past year. Heck, I am not a Clemson fan but I am a fan of the game.
This guy has a different take on strength of schedule than most of you do.
I very much like the idea of eight team playoff. The other big bowls have almost become irrelevant, may as well make them playoff games.
I would take Fla out of consideration. Very inexperienced O line they have to deal with.
Don't be silly.
Actually, Georgia should be better this year than last year. Last year was a down year from 2017 because so much talent left the program after 2017. More talent on this team than last year.
I personally have Alabama and Clemson fatigue. Oklahoma has been in the round of four for the last 3? years in a row. The Pac has not played a competitive game since they beat Fla State in 2014. The big ten is scoreless? since 2014. All of this adds to fatigue and burnout.
I also have New England fatigue when it comes to the NFL. They seldom lose a playoff game, the NFL sees to that.
I had not read this before. What he is saying is that he is about as popular as OBL in his (Dabo's) home state after the BCSCG last season. Anyone that does not understand or is "offended" needs to lighten up. I am no fan of Clemson but anyone not regarding Swinney as a top notch coach is letting their prejudice get in the way of their reasoning ability. Swinney sells his program as well as any coach out there. I don't know what to think of the PED thing.
I made that connection when I saw his name yesterday. LOL Actually it is referred to as a call sign.
That movie was released over thirty years ago, and definitely part of American culture.
I have wanted the NCAA to increase the 85 to 90 or 95. Keep the 25 per year the same. Title IX has screwed over all of the men's teams. Schools eliminated various men's teams and increased women's sports to balance everything out. I understand the arguments for and against Title IX.