ND schedule, not SEC caliber, but harder than I thought
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Posted by castorinho on 11/18 at 11:56 pm to yankeelover
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OKLA - looking a 4 losses





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Posted by VerlanderBEAST on 11/19 at 12:00 am to CrippleCreek
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If I'm a legit team and you let me pick playing Wake 12 times in a season, or WKU 11 times and Bama once, I'm taking the Wake option every damn time.

Stanford, OU, Michigan, and USC is a solid top 4 games though, and definitely deserving of going to an NC game if the team that has that schedule goes undefeated, regardless of who else they play. I just don't see why any weight should be given to teams 8-12 on the schedule that aren't real threats, just because they've got a better name than the non-threats on everybody else's schedule.


You can't cherry pick what matters and what doesn't. Ask any coach teams aren't perfect you fall a sleep against Wake Forest or Navy and you're getting beat, you fall a sleep against Florida Atlantic you win by 3 tds



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Posted by rocket31 on 11/19 at 12:08 am to CrippleCreek
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I just don't see why any weight should be given to teams 8-12 on the schedule that aren't real threats,


what in teh hell is the point of playing the game then?

mind=nuked.



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Posted by wm72 on 11/19 at 12:53 am to VerlanderBEAST
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Ask any coach teams aren't perfect you fall a sleep against Wake Forest or Navy and you're getting beat, you fall a sleep against Florida Atlantic you win by 3 tds


I'd feel pretty damn good about my chances as a coach leading any Top 5 team's roster against any of them 10 times out of 10 this year.


No one has said that Navy or Wake are not better than Florida Atlantic. However, Western Kentucky may be better than any of them this year. I can tell by your posts you haven't watched them play and seen the type athletes they have.

The MAC and Sunbelt have a few more decent teams in the top half than usual this year and a lot of AQ conferences are weaker at the bottom than usual as well. If you haven't noticed this, I'm not sure how much attention you're paying to college football in general when there's big a lot of news regarding the bottom halves of the Big10, ACC and SEC finding this out the hard way.

But the point is simply that this difference may matter in Indiana vs Ohio or Arkansas St vs Tennessee type matchups but shouldn't really mean nearly as much to a legit Top5 team as how many real top20 threats they face... If it does, it raises more questions about the sleepwalking top5 team than anything else.


And again ND's schedule is certainly hard enough to warrant their ranking and title game berth without doubt. It just has nothing to do with wins over the likes of Wake Forest, Navy or Purdue.



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Posted by The Easter Bunny on 11/19 at 5:29 am to VerlanderBEAST
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ND's schedule is tougher than any SEC could ever be. Take off the SEC shades and you'll see that.


Look at LSU's schedule from last year



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Posted by H-Town Tiger on 11/19 at 6:46 am to VerlanderBEAST
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Wake Forest would beat Western Kentucky by 40 how is that slightly bigger.


They beat Liberty 20-17, they could easily lose to WKU.



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Posted by H-Town Tiger on 11/19 at 7:05 am to SlowFlowPro
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i'm saying that neither are legit threats to an elite team, so they're all in a big mass of teams who pose essentially equal risks to an elite team


That's where you are wrong. Teams in the 30-60 range can be threats. They have some NFL players, some times 1-2 round type of talent. If they have a special player at QB or RB that can go off, that can be a threat. They can also have great coaches. People are bashing WKU as an ultimate scrub, but Taggart is a good up and coming coach. We'll see how he does ata bigger program, but playing C Mich with Kelly or BG with Urban was a lot tougher than playing a true scrub like Savannah St.



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