I would not bring up LSU's game with Washington to make an argument for Alabama against Stanford. There are better reasons to think Alabama would win.
While I completely agree with that, the point of the post someone put on here was the common opponents thing. Thats all. Your looking way too much into that. It was just the common opponents thing and how each would matchup against each other. Not a big deal. And I didnt even say it. I was just trying to help explain it to you. That is all.
Sure, we struggled in some games. Still won them. And the teams we struggled with were in the SEC. Auburn did suck last year...
I have no answers for that game. But, Alabama did lose to TAMU, while we beat them. And, once again, the LSU vs Bama game came down to the wire and was a phenomenal football game. Everything you said just makes it sound like Alabama was so much better at us in every phase, and not really close. While I admit Bama was better than us last year, its closer than you made it out to be. We can still compete with yall and even beat yall. If we played 10x with last years teams, it would be 6-4 Bama or 5-5. Both teams were really really good last year.
Yea Im with you on the BCS thing. Im glad they got rid of it, but I dont think it will be that much better. At least with them picking 4 teams instead of 2 it gives the committee a better chance to actually get it right. But, what if 1 team is undefeated, then you have 6 teams with 1 lose. How do you pick 3 teams over the other 3 teams? Still has some flaws and issues and only a matter of time until the flaws come out. Im still holding out hope that we will just have a legit 28 team playoff or something of that nature in the next 10-15 years.
And now its turned into a Bama-LSU/UF comparison...
Would we struggled a little bit and not scored on every posession vs ND? Yes because we dont have as strong and polished passing attack like yall do. I agree. But, our OL would still do just fine against their DL. ND DL was the most overrated unit in all of college football last year. And by the end of the year, we had our OL playing damn good football. We shuffled a lot of guys around and had to deal with injuries, but down the stretch when we had our OL figured out it was a pretty strong group. I would not be worried at all with our OL vs ND DL. We would be able to run it on them all day. Was our OL as good at Bamas last year? No. Bamas OL last year was arguably the best in the history of college football. Warmack, Fluker, and Cyrus are awesome. Cyrus will be a top 5 pick next year. Jones was as good a leader as you can have in college football. But, with that said, our OL was still a top tier OL in the nation last year.And, while I agree Mett did struggle at times, he was way more relaxed and calm back there during the end of the year and looked like he had his legs under him and was hitting his stride throwing the football. And, Im not worried about ND DBs... at all. I trust our WRs to get open and would be fairly confident that Mett could get it there. But, i cant disagree that it all depends which Mett shows up. He did look improved and better down the stretch. Still had his ups and downs though. His highest ups was vs Alabama so you saw what he was capable of when hes on. He did have some lows though. But, by the end of the season he was playing fairly consisent and confident and I was happy with what I saw down the stretch.
I just feel that defensively we would of dominated ND and would of been able to run it down their throat no matter what. And if they brought someone in the box, I feel that we would be able to pass it on them when we need to. I wasnt really glossing over anything, but you might be looking at it in too much details. I do agree that coaching would play a factor in it. If Hill is dominating like he was vs Clemson, does Les take him out? I agree wit that. But, player vs player, we are 21points better than ND. No denying that. We have an advantage over them on the OL, DL, DBs, and RBs. And its not really close.
I understand that your proud of your team for winning another Natl title, and you should be. I respect the hell out of Alabama and what they do. But, I think youre giving ND too much credit and overrating them, and also letting your Bama mindset(which I have no problem with) take some things away from the team we had at LSU last year. And I didnt say 28pts in my post. I said at least 21. And i still stick by that. We would of beaten ND by 21pts or more.