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I have watched Tua play and he looks really good, all I'm saying is he hasn't played against good competition yet, let's see how he does at LSU. 

 

Don't know where you thought I said Haskins played "decently", but I would say he did. The point I was making was that the crowd noise in a game like that hampers the offensive line. They weren't allowing Haskins (tOSU QB) time to go downfield. The game plan was changed to some shorter options and it worked. Penn state played their best game of the year and we still came out on top, I'll take it. Given their schedule, the only potential tricky game for Alabama is at LSU, the rest of their schedule is against mediocre to bad teams or at home.

 

By the way, do you think the balance of power is shifting in the SEC? Seems to me that the east is getting deeper and the west is not nearly as good this year. Saturday will tell a lot with LSU st Florida and Kentucky at A&M

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LSU and A&M battle for hardest schedule in the country. LSU plays Miami, Florida,Georgia, bama, Auburn, A&M. That’s straight up brutal. Then they have Miss state and ole miss who are top 40 teams.  Losing to Florida won’t tell if the east is better than the west. The west is still far superior. UK will get smoked at A&M. 

 

Just watch. Won’t matrer what’s thrown at Tua. He’s got nfl receivers and reacts instantly 

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Bama looks like they may be the best team in NCAA history. Here’s the telling stat. Their average halftime lead is 40-6. The starters rarely play any 2nd half plays. Bama is a bad 4th quarter team because it’s all 3rd stringers making their defense look worse than it is. When Tua and the defense were pulled vs Arkansas it was 48-14. They are on pace for the all time scoring in a season even with Tua not throwing a 4th quarter pass. He’s currently at a QB ranking 40 points above any qb in ncaa history. He was only 8 points away from the all time qb efficiency record ever last game and he didn’t break it because he threw 1 pass in the 3rd quarter-an incompletion before coming out. 

 

40-6 average at the half. U can say bama hasn’t played anybody but they smoked a good A&M team and they are the only team in the country who hasn’t let any team have a chance against them. They haven’t let Indiana’s get close or let Vanderbilt almost beat them. 34pt average halftime lead is by far the most of all time at this point. Yeah bamas 3rd string defense allows 4th quarter points like the 17 to Arkansas but the game is way over already. 

 

And the whole offense will be back next year with most of the very very young defense. Georgia will have more talent than bama (they got 8 of the 25 or so 5* players last year) but they don’t have Tua and his NFL receiving corps. I’d guess that bamas receivers are better than Dallas’. Dallas would drool to have a sophomore Jerry juedy on that team. Kid has hands like deandre Hopkins. 

 

 

Heres my rankings by tier. 3 tiers. 

 

Tier 1

Alabama 

 

tier 2

ohio state 

penn state 

Georgia 

Notre Dame

clemson

 

tier 3(no particular order)

lsu 

auburn

michigan

florida

texas A&M

oklahoma

west Virginia 

Washington

 

you could add a few more to tier 3. 

 

But the tier 2 are a head above the tier 3 schools. Tier 2 have more talent and or execute better than the tier 3 schools. Last year the tier 2 schools would have been tier 1 as bamas offense wasn’t good.

 

i think the funniest thing about the Ap poll is that 2 voters ranked bama number 2. Guess they haven’t watched them play yet. 

 

 

 

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Fun season so far.

 

Can’t wait for the Committee’s initial rankings.  I just looked it up:  it’s on 10/30, 7:00 Eastern.

 

I’ll add that I expect my Irish to be either 2, 3, or 4.

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Notre Dame deserves it. 

 

Id expect

Bama

2/3 osu/Georgia 

Notre Dame 

 

if was done today

 

clemson 5 based on less than convincing  games even though they won at A&M which is tough besides the horrible call on the touchback. The correct ref threw the mark down at the 1/2yd line and another way away called it a touchback. 

 

When bama beats Georgia I’d rather have Georgia out than a 1/4 sec matchup. Bama deserves to smoke 2 non sec teams and it’s not fair to have them whoop another conference team. 

 

Osu won’t play bama game 1 that’s for sure. If osu loses they prob won’t get in based upon who they can lose to. Michigan is only way they can lose and get in and that’s if Notre Dame and Clemson lose. OSU has 2 top 30 teams all year and they have to sweep and should easily do it.  Indiana, Minnesota, Nebraska, Purdue, mich st, Maryland in a row should be cupcakes for a playoff team. Nothing in the top 35 to worry about there and will be 20+ favs in those.

 

Next year Georgia plays Notre Dame. That’s gonna be a bad time to play Georgia with all those stars no longer freshmen.  Georgia will be great besides the fact that bamas offense will be back in full. It’s like playing Michael Jordan. You are at a bad time in history to be the 2nd best team. 

 

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10 hours ago, Rude said:

Notre Dame deserves it. 

 

Id expect

Bama

2/3 osu/Georgia 

Notre Dame 

 

if was done today

 

clemson 5 based on less than convincing  games even though they won at A&M which is tough besides the horrible call on the touchback. The correct ref threw the mark down at the 1/2yd line and another way away called it a touchback. 

 

When bama beats Georgia I’d rather have Georgia out than a 1/4 sec matchup. Bama deserves to smoke 2 non sec teams and it’s not fair to have them whoop another conference team. 

 

Osu won’t play bama game 1 that’s for sure. If osu loses they prob won’t get in based upon who they can lose to. Michigan is only way they can lose and get in and that’s if Notre Dame and Clemson lose. OSU has 2 top 30 teams all year and they have to sweep and should easily do it.  Indiana, Minnesota, Nebraska, Purdue, mich st, Maryland in a row should be cupcakes for a playoff team. Nothing in the top 35 to worry about there and will be 20+ favs in those.

 

Next year Georgia plays Notre Dame. That’s gonna be a bad time to play Georgia with all those stars no longer freshmen.  Georgia will be great besides the fact that bamas offense will be back in full. It’s like playing Michael Jordan. You are at a bad time in history to be the 2nd best team. 

 

 

The thing that I could see with regard to the Committee’s rankings is if they do less eye-test and more based on resume, then I’d only be very confident about Bama being ahead of ND.  Not saying that I think ND is better than UGA or aOSU, for I am able to remove my green tinted glasses and attempt to be objective haha.

 

Also not saying that I think ND even really should be 2.  What I am saying is that would not surprise me one bit.

 

 

Yeah, the ND/UGA game should be something special.  At least I hope we can make it so lol.  They sure are strong and getting stronger all the time.  I expect us to take down a pretty good team, with very good players on both lines.  Perhaps that strong trench play and some breaks can help ND to keep that one close?  

 

Heck, maybe ND and UGA will meet this year somehow?  As dominant as Bama is, when they play Georgia, that is going to be a horse of a different color from Louisiana-Lafayette.

 

Fun stuff, indeed.  I’m just glad to be in the conversation for the playoffs.  Can’t win it unless you’re in it (note to self re:  Powerball).  We just need to beat Pitt and get to our off week 7-0.  I expect that we will.

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Notre Dame played their tough part. Now they should cruise on in. Georgia is mortal for sure. Missouri outplayed them. Georgia got some big turnover scores. Any good team can have problems in any game. I just have seen nothing to show bama can be stopped and their defense is still a top 10. Their schedule hasn’t been gangbusters by any means but they are winning the 1st half by 34. No team in the country beats even div 2 teams by that type of 1sr half margin. The kid is special. He’s baker mayfield with a better deep ball and the best receiver corps maybe in the history of college ball. That’s scary. I think Georgia can keep bama within 21 but I don’t think closer. I think bama has 1-2 guys that could start for the cowboys right now lol. Jerry Juedy would for sure start. That’s not saying much as cowboys added cut players from other teams to fill their roster. When your number 1 receiver is getting paid $6mil and his previous team thought that was too much to pay and cut him, he’s a dog. 

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Take the points today. 

 

Indiana +6 vs iowa(crazy high spread with Indiana at home)

lsu +7 at Georgia

tennessee +18 at auburn

misdouri +28 at bama. 

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Lots of carnage yesterday, although I'm not happy with the way the Buckeyes keep playing at least they are winning. Not easy week after week no matter who you are playing. We are in desperate need of the bye week to get some things straightened out on the lines

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27 minutes ago, bs69 said:

Lots of carnage yesterday, although I'm not happy with the way the Buckeyes keep playing at least they are winning. Not easy week after week no matter who you are playing. We are in desperate need of the bye week to get some things straightened out on the lines

 

I could post the same, only replacing “Buckeyes” with “Irish”.

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Osu is lucky they have until the last week to figure it out because Michigan looks pretty good. Wisconsin is about as slow as a defense as there is and their QB is really really bad(12 straight incomplete passes) but Michigan can score and osu’s issue is their defense and offensive consistency. 

 

This year is going to be if Tua is healthy or not. If he’s out, it’s anyones game. If he’s healthy, you don’t want to play them. 30 points in the 1st half was their worst showing so far. 265yds passing 1st half. Devonte Thompson went down too and that’s not good for bama either. 

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