| SEC Rant|| re: Anyone else think the Playoff will be disastrous? - Scoob on 12/8/13 at 4:34 pm|
[quote]Aren't we installing the playoff system specifically to give more teams a shot at the title? Seriously, why play at all if you have zero chance of being selected for the biggest game?[/quote]Now you're getting warm; I would lay odds that this was the wording that prompted the move from the BC...
| SEC Rant|| re: Anyone else think the Playoff will be disastrous? - Scoob on 12/8/13 at 3:54 pm|
[quote]Yes, because the second they prefer conference champs over better teams it loses all credibility.[/quote]In your point of view. As an Alabama fan, you're viewing your team as one of the top 4, and thus deserving IN YOUR OPINION, whether you win the SEC or not. That's not going to happen. Ther...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Just to stir the pot - if LSU was in the big 12- better bowl options? - Scoob on 12/8/13 at 2:20 pm|
[quote]We would still be a 2-3 loss team in big 12
Baylor OU and osu would all be tough [/quote]Right, so- to the original post (better bowl options)- a small shot at being in the BCS as an at-large (better- we have none this year); a decent shot at the Cotton (about equal to this season); or a ...
| SEC Rant|| re: 2014-15 Preseason Poll - Scoob on 12/8/13 at 2:07 pm|
[quote]LSU will only be top 10 preseason if Freak and Ego return[/quote]Disagree with this. Gonna say the voters expect the LSU defense will improve over last season, as it's generally one of our calling cards. The concern was gonna be reloading the entire offense, but now that you have a returning ...
| SEC Rant|| re: 2014-15 Preseason Poll - Scoob on 12/8/13 at 1:45 pm|
2) Ohio State
6) Michigan State
8) Ole Miss
9) Oklahoma State
I have some changes. First off, I think Ohio St suffers in the polls. The question had been whether they could hang with Bama; now it's can they ...
| SEC Rant|| re: Fire Pinkel - Scoob on 12/8/13 at 1:23 pm|
[quote]Did he ever explain the 3 man fronts? Was he trying to stop the vaunted AU passing attack?[/quote]My GUESS is that he wanted better flow. Set your linebackers back, hold up at the line, let the LBs and secondary flow over to stop the various outside and option runs. Don't let a break through ...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Just to stir the pot - if LSU was in the big 12- better bowl options? - Scoob on 12/8/13 at 1:08 pm|
Looking at the list, I'd say a resounding "NO".
I prefer the Sugar over the Fiesta; easier travel (obviously), but also more prestigious, more historic. Now, the Champ's Game starting next year might alter that, but it's still no more than a push.
Cotton- that game has declined to less than it ...
| Coaching Changes|| re: Saban rumors- the latest - Scoob on 12/8/13 at 12:28 pm|
[quote]4. Saban looked more relaxed on Gameday and was wearing tie colors of Texas.[/quote]I recall seeing him in a purple and gold tie while on Gameday, I think it was Auburn's last BCS appearance. I recall laughing about it; but I didn't really think he was jockeying to replace Les (and this was a...
| SEC Rant|| re: SEC related- who's our allies in the playoff format? - Scoob on 12/8/13 at 12:16 pm|
[quote]it's gonna get harder if we want to maintain a death grip on the top of college football[/quote]Hell, I'm talking about making sure we can stay on the top LEVEL (i.e. always get our champ in), not alone at the top. That much is already done, starting next season. ...
| SEC Rant|| re: SEC related- who's our allies in the playoff format? - Scoob on 12/8/13 at 12:13 pm|
[quote]But I don't think the SEC needs another conference to stick up for them.[/quote]Not on the field, no; we can handle our business there. But in a smoke-filled room where every vote counts? That's a different animal. And again, we're gonna be going in as the one big boy everyone else wants to c...
| SEC Rant|| re: SEC related- who's our allies in the playoff format? - Scoob on 12/8/13 at 12:00 pm|
[quote]Guys, as a Texas Aggie I live on the border of "Big 12" country, and they fricking LOATHE y'all. And they're the worst BCS conference by far. They're not our allies.[/quote]This is pretty much my concern. I get the feeling the Big 12 will be the deciding vote to screw us out of the tourney whe...
| SEC Rant|| SEC related- who's our allies in the playoff format? - Scoob on 12/8/13 at 11:21 am|
First off, congrats to Auburn, and Go War Eagles :cheers:
Now- I haven't seen a thread on this, so point me to one if it's already established.
We swap away from the BCS after this season to the 4 team playoff. It's already been established that a "committee" will select the four, and not a t...
| More Sports Board|| re: Who you got if this was the 1st yr of Playoffs - Scoob on 12/8/13 at 10:39 am|
[quote]Has Bama really played themselves out?
In a 4 team scenario, yes. The conference champs are rewarded 1st. Looking at the AAC, ACC, B10, B12, P12, SEC, and AQs/Independents, along with the current polls, I think this should be the top 4 and top 8.
| More Sports Board|| re: Who you got if this was the 1st yr of Playoffs - Scoob on 12/8/13 at 1:35 am|
[quote]You people arguing that if you don't win your conference and keeping Bama out are fricking retarded. They're clearly a top 4 team.
So the SEC will never have two of the top four teams in the country?[/quote][quote]Child please[/quote]Um, you do understand the reason the BCS was scrapped wa...
| Tiger Rant|| re: The last 7 consecutive natl champs either beat LSU, or were LSU - Scoob on 12/8/13 at 1:17 am|
to the OP- I guess you're implying that Auburn won't have the mojo the other teams did (except Bama)?
I guess it's an interesting factoid of sorts, says the road to the BCS goes through us. ...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Any chance LSU runs an offense similar to AU next season? - Scoob on 12/8/13 at 1:11 am|
[quote]Would LSU fans be happy if Malzahn was running LSU's offense and running the ball 95% of the time? I don't think the majority would be happy.[/quote]If we got over 500 yds on the ground, yep, I think we'd be fine with it :lol:
[quote]I think Auburn will have to throw the ball more next year...
| SEC Rant|| re: When's the next time Vandy beats UGA, UF, and UT in same year? - Scoob on 12/6/13 at 2:04 pm|
[quote]Vandy is paying him $3 million a year. What is your definition of set for life? He's set for life at Vandy[/quote]Like I said, no offense to Vanderbilt. It's a fine institution, probably the best university academically in the SEC by far. He's a football coach, not a professor.
| SEC Rant|| re: When's the next time Vandy beats UGA, UF, and UT in same year? - Scoob on 12/6/13 at 1:53 pm|
[quote]I'm curious as to what you define as "top dollar" if it isn't the $3 million he's making now and if you think he could command that right now[/quote]3 mil, that's higher than I guessed. USA Today [link=(http://www.usatoday.com/sports/college/salaries/ncaaf/coach/)]LINK[/link] puts it under 2 ...
| SEC Rant|| re: When's the next time Vandy beats UGA, UF, and UT in same year? - Scoob on 12/6/13 at 1:38 pm|
Vanderbilt is not gonna pass UGA, Fla and Tenn longterm. That's just not gonna happen.
That said, Ron Franklin is damn refreshing. He's like the superstar athlete who stays in school because he enjoys it, even though the pros are saying he's the number 1 pick in the draft (and a fool for ignorin...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Player people seemed to have biggest knee jerk reaction... - Scoob on 12/6/13 at 12:25 pm|
Anyone ragging on Jeremy Hill is nuts. He had a great season. If you look at how LSU ran against TCU and UAB, and then project him as a starter against them, Hill would lead the SEC in yds.
Anthony "Freak" Johnson- yeah, his All-American campaign didn't turn out the way we thought it would. Hope...
| SEC Rant|| re: When's the next time Vandy beats UGA, UF, and UT in same year? - Scoob on 12/6/13 at 12:11 pm|
[quote]Unfortunately, the window doesn't really depend on vandy, it depends on the other 3.
Well, yeah, if you assume this is the best Vandy is ever going to be. Too bad for the East that's just not true. Even if Franklin leaves, expectations have been raised. We won't just quietly return to th...
| Tiger Rant|| re: When did this excuse of "Students pack in the lower bowl" start? - Scoob on 12/6/13 at 11:52 am|
My guess is that students, like the rest of the fan base, have become spoiled. Way too many times you blow off a game because: weak opponent, weather's bad, traffic sucks etc.
Honestly, after the season- how many people skipped the Auburn game because it was rainy and Auburn sucked? That kinda l...
| SEC Rant|| re: Question for SEC teams... - Scoob on 12/6/13 at 11:41 am|
For LSU- honestly, Ole Miss next season....
| SEC Rant|| re: Will next year finally be the year ranters unite to praise Sumlin's offense? - Scoob on 12/4/13 at 10:42 pm|
[quote]Not a flame here- I honestly expect A&M and Arkansas to swap records next season.
Bielema, despite his first year record, has a solid system that will begin to show returns as the kids become more familiar with it. It'll take more for him to crack the top 3 of the West, but he should be a...
| SEC Rant|| Almost over; check in if your team won the BCS - Scoob on 12/4/13 at 10:21 pm|
This era is coming to an end; the playoff will be weighted towards conference champs (1 SEC team out of 4). We likely won't see another stretch of dominance like we just went through. not just one team (although Bama certainly put an exclamation point on it), but conference-wide: Fla, LSU, and Bama ...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Landry - Maybe should stay - Scoob on 12/4/13 at 10:01 pm|
jeez, imagine if our big 3 skill players (Landry, Beckham, Hill) came back. I'd be beyond ecstatic :dude:
Honestly, while all 3 are likely gone, you could build a case for all 3 returning. Beckham to prove the hip is a non-issue. Landry to... I dunno, set records and win a title (no...
| SEC Rant|| re: End of the regular season, do you consider your season a success or failure? - Scoob on 12/3/13 at 11:11 pm|
Jury still out; I didn't expect a West title, but was thinking 10-11 wins (including a bowl win). We lost to teams I was afraid we would....
| Tiger Rant|| re: In the future 500,000 people will claim to have been in TS - Scoob on 12/3/13 at 3:25 pm|
I was there; first time this season I could make a game. Siblings all in town for the holiday so we got a block in the corner of the endzone ([i]literally[/i] next to the empty student section; a couple of us even went under the tape to have a section to ourselves). Had a great time. One of my broth...
| SEC Rant|| re: Will next year finally be the year ranters unite to praise Sumlin's offense? - Scoob on 12/3/13 at 11:27 am|
Bielema, despite his first year record, has a solid system that will begin to show returns as the kids become more familiar with it. It'll take more for him to crack the top 3 of the West, but he should be able to catch the Mississippi schools pretty quickly.
Was the LSU-Arkansas g...
| SEC Rant|| re: Will next year finally be the year ranters unite to praise Sumlin's offense? - Scoob on 12/3/13 at 10:11 am|
Not a flame here- I honestly expect A&M and Arkansas to swap records next season.
Bielema, despite his first year record, has a solid system that will begin to show returns as the kids become more familiar with it. It'll take more for him to crack the top 3 of the West, but he should be able to ...