That and the fact the SEC plays 8 conference games and gets a freebie with am FCS school or 2. Had they played 9 conf games this year and it was like the Big10 this year where the top 2 teams from each side played each other.. UGA is 10-2 going into the SEC championship game and Bama or UF would've finished the regular season at 9-3. Thus knocking LSUs SOS down quite a bit. On the flip side, if the Big 10 were at 8.. Wisky could've avoided tOSU and been 11-1 going into the Conf champ game and we likely blow them out like the 1st game, PSU avoids Minny and sit st 11-1 and is in the debate for the 4th spot of the playoff thus boosting tOSUs overall perception even more.
Clemson will lose Higgins, 4 OL, Etienne probably and most likely 2/3 LBs including Simmons and 3/4 in the secondary if Terrell leaves early.
They'll probably lose Jefferson, Burrow, RB, both Gs.. possibly TE? On O.
D they'll lose Lawrence, Chaisson, Fulton, Delpit.
Buckeyes finished #1 in ESPNs FPI rankings for this season
I don't really count any title won pre-BCS era as the top 2 teams rarely played each other at the end of the season due to bowl tie-ins.
Buckeyes finished #1 in ESPN's FPI rankings... I think Bama would count that as a National Title.
Herman will probably beat them in their house then everyone will claim they're back before losing 4 games the rest of the way.
LSU fans gonna expect their team to look like that every year now. Will probably fall back to 3-5 Ls every year unless they land a stud QB. Wonder if King will transfer there.. they'd have to change the offense a bit to use his running ability more.
I still remember when there were people neg-bombing those of us calling for Burrow and or Haskins to lead the charge. Congrats to Joe!! Best season ever for a QB.
True that. As much as I wanna watch Joe, I won't be watching. Netflix/Hulu for me. I will check the score every now and then.
He's a stud, they've had a good run with multi-year starters at QB dating back to Wentz. And their back up is ISU transfer who in his 1st start for the Cyclones due to injury threw for 360, 2 TDs on 69% in a close game against Murray & the Sooners.
They play in the MVC which is the best conference at the FCS level by far. My Panthers should've beaten ISU this past season and NDSU smashed us 46-14. They'll return a bunch and play Oregon to kick off next season.
They'll definitely win it again next year for the 9th time in 10 years. Return a ton. Lose a OL, FB, TE and RB on O, 3 DL starters a S and CB on D, otherwise everyone is back. Will be interesting to see their game against Oregon the week before we play them.
Per SEC rules, as a UNI grad & fan, I get to celebrate another National Championship title !!
We just landed another TE from the transfer portal. (He's walking on) Already on campus now with the other early enrollees, Corey Rau The Cinco Ranch High product chose SMU in the 2016 recruiting class over offers from Texas, Texas A&M, Purdue, Iowa State, Fresno State, Houston, Minnesota, Tulsa, UCF, Washington and Rice among others. The Katy, Texas native was a three-star prospect on the industry-generated 247Sports Composite.
He'll be 45 next year so I'm not sure they'll go after a coach who's 55-60 years old. I think Day will stay longer than Urban, maybe not quite as long as Tress. 8-10 years.
247 must have just updated him as well, now the #1 G in the nation for the 2021 class. (Reads as #11 G but that's still from being ranked the 11th best T previously) his overall ranking is the highest amongst Gs so should fully update soon.
He committed after the PSU game. All the OL went up to him and his parents and congratulated them and shook their hands (per Wiltfong) #brotherhood. Won the MVP for OL at the opening. Dude will be a 5* G by the final rankings imo. Could be a day 1 starter. Big time boom!
Just saw on twitter too that his dad is suing UGA for an accident with a folding chair at some event where he had to amputate his pinky finger lol wtf. I can't embed off my phone but this was the tweet:
Cade Mays' father had part of his pinky finger amputated at an #UGA athletic event when the folding chair he was in got wedged against a column. Sam Pittman put the finger on ice.
The Mays are suing the UGA and the chair manufacturer it appears. From @RadiNabulsi
Will be interesting. UF loses 4 of their top WRs, Grimes will be the most experienced one they'll have returning. Lose a couple other starters on O, 3/4 on their DL including their best pass rushers and then 3 other starters on D which includes their best DB & LB who led them in tackles.
UGA did lose their OL coach to Arkansas and brought in Matt Luke to replace him. I'm assuming the loss of his coach that recruited him played a part
I can't wait for Jameson to see more action. Dude is gonna go off next year. His speed is something else. I'm all with that prediction. Zone 6 bout to take off even more over these next few years & beyond.
Jones was a top ranked C coming out of HS and Vimahi 7th best G in the comp ranking with finalist of USC, ND, Oklahoma, tOSU etc and an Army AA.. he was a blue chipper.