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MW2014


MEMBER SINCE   November 12, 2014

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Comment 05 Dec 2018

If you are a high school recruit, chances are you'll still get to see him because he'll retain some role with the athletic department, and recruiting/mentoring is his favorite thing to do. 

Comment 02 Dec 2018

Alabama.

Don’t need Oklahoma to earn legitimacy. In fact, a blowout where they don’t score a lot but give up a lot would be great. 

Clemson winning again would put them closer to Bama level. Would be great to see Bama stomp them again and put them back in their place. They’ve been riding high on Watson in a pathetic conference and probably will keep going 13-0 every year for the next five years. 

Notre Dame doesn’t belong. They’re going to get blown out and deservedly so. And if they somehow won, it would validate putting them in again and obviously that doesn’t work out well for us. And their fans would ride on a title for another 30 years even if they sucked. 

Alabama because they’re going to win and because it makes it more likely Saban retires sooner. He won’t go out on a title game loss. Winning 7? He might say no one can ever top that and I’m the best ever and decide to call it quits. 

Comment 02 Dec 2018

I’m more worried about the trips to Evanston and Lincoln in October to be honest, based on recent history. 

I used to think maybe an early to mid season loss was a good thing to get the team to wake up and build momentum into the rival game and championship. And it kind of was the last two years. But apparently not. 

Obviously I don’t believe this, but apparently you can lose to your rival in the last game (Alabama 2017 or Georgia in 2018) or to the team you will play again in the conference champ game (Oklahoma this year). 

But we all know that if we had lost to Michigan only, we wouldn’t have gotten the spot like Alabama did a year ago.

Comment 02 Dec 2018

To be fair in 2014 we had a bad loss but it was a one score game until the final minutes when JT threw that pick against VT. Not at all the same as losing to Iowa and Purdue. Both of which were also mid season and not the second game of the year. 

So the lesson is clear here. At Nebraska and Northwestern next year, don’t lose. You shouldn’t lose those. At home against Wisconsin and Michigan State, we probably have a little more slack but if we lose don’t lose big. 

Of course we did only lose by a field goal in 2015 and got excluded but that was a strange situation. 

Comment 02 Dec 2018

Oklahoma will give Alabama a good game. But I’d say Alabama 35, Oklahoma 24. 

Clemson is going to murder Notre Dame. Which is great, because it’ll create skepticism for them over the next few years. Clemson 45, Notre Dame 13. 

Then Alabama soundly beats Clemson once again. Without Watson, Clemson has no chance. Alabama 34, Clemson 17.

As for our game, I’m thinking Ohio State 52, Washington 21. 

Comment 02 Dec 2018

Oklahoma will give Alabama a good game. But I’d say Alabama 35, Oklahoma 24. 

Clemson is going to murder Notre Dame. Which is great, because it’ll create skepticism for them over the next few years. Clemson 45, Notre Dame 13. 

Then Alabama soundly beats Clemson once again. Without Watson, Clemson has no chance. Alabama 34, Clemson 17.

As for our game, I’m thinking Ohio State 52, Washington 21. 

Comment 01 Dec 2018

It pisses me off to no end that this sham of a playoff system forces me to critique a team up 24-7 in a conference champ game and be upset it isn’t more lopsided. 

Comment 01 Dec 2018

Doesn’t matter if Georgia wins this. Debate would be between Oklahoma and Alabama and I think OU wins that. We need Clemson to lose. Which they won’t. But at least I’ll be happy that one of Alabama or Oklahoma gets excluded too. 

Comment 01 Dec 2018

No. Lasting impression will be a beat down vs our final statement. 

Comment 01 Dec 2018

On the one hand I think the CFP feels that Bama deserves the benefit of the doubt. They lost by 12 to Auburn last year and still got in. On the other hand if they lose convincingly, I think it’ll be harder for the committee to put them in unlike last year. I think they still win, but it’ll be close, especially if we win big tonight. I’m not sure you can say Alabama is unequivocally better than us. 

Comment 01 Dec 2018

Root for chaos. Clemson and Alabama both lose. Make it a big loss for Bama and then dare that stupid committee to put them in over Oklahoma and Ohio State. Fastest way to 8 teams. And I’m not convinced they would do it again for Bama. 

Comment 30 Nov 2018

I agree withe everything you said except the last point.

Alabama has proven it can get up for big opponents time and again and even when they've lost, it's close and could have gone the other way (Ohio State in 2015, Clemson in 2016, Auburn in 2017 maybe). When they lose they don't get blown out. I think Alabama has, unfortunately, earned the benefit of the doubt in a way we haven't. So frankly even if Alabama loses to Georgia tomorrow, I'd expect them to still win the title. 

Comment 30 Nov 2018

The system we have now is undeniably better than the BCS just in terms of possibility. We've been in the playoff 2 times in the last 4 years when under the BCS we would have been ranked 3-5 and not gotten a chance a title. This happened several times under Cooper and Tressel. The 1995, 1998 teams would have been in the playoff and probably beat Nebraska and Tennessee, ultimately. But they didn't get that chance. So I'll take the 4 team playoff over BCS any day.

But the ranking system for the BCS had flaws. I don't believe we'd actually be #3 under the BCS right now, no way. The human polls were a huge factor in them and we're ranked 5th.