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re: LSU Season Predictions for Football - droliver
[quote]I like our chances against Bama and Ole Miss at home.[/quote] Going into the season, I'm not sure you'd make an objective prediction to favor LSU. Based on history (including recent) there's little home field advantage present for LSU over Alabama, and Alabama will be returning more ta...


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re: Which team had the script 'A' first, Ark or Bama? - droliver
This image from the 1966 Arkansas coaching staff doesn't show the script A on them [img]http://www.tn.gov/tsla/exhibits/majors/images/jm05a.jpg[/img] I couldn't find any pictures from the 1970's showing the modern script either with Ark. As has been shown pretty convincingly, Alabama was usi...


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Tiger Rant
re: LSU Season Predictions for Football - droliver
With what is known before the season: realistic view 10-2 record (+/- 1 game) with losses to some combo of Alabama, Auburn, Miss., & Florida. tied for 3rd or 4th in the Sec West (assuming 2-3 conference loses) Cotton Bowl or Orlando (assuming they're 4th or 5th pick from SEC bowl eligible ...


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re: Slive's love affair with Atlanta - droliver
Adam, So you're going to have the SEC-CG and Sugar Bowl back to back within a few weeks in New Orleans? If there was an incentive for the SEC-CG loser (the most likely SEC representative in the Sugar Bowl most years)to skip the game, you've now doubled it. From the fans perspective (and for tr...


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re: Slive's love affair with Atlanta - droliver
Atlanta is clearly the best option for the SEC-CG football home. The scale of the event really needs the transport and facility infrastructure they have. There's lots of places the basketball tourney can work. I think Nashville's a good idea that will be popular. Louisville would also be an inc...


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re: Ncaa proposed rule change for no huddle - droliver
[quote]Very very few plays by any team gets off in less than 10 seconds..... Non-issue IMO [/quote] It's not about the play itself per se, it's about neutralizing a tactic that limits player substitutions. By coming to the line, the HUNH is eliminating the ability to rotate players. Few teams are...


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re: Does Manning's legacy survive this? - droliver
This loss will keep him out of the GOAT discussion. He is a notch below the Unitas, Montana, & Brady group unless he wins another. ...


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re: Johnson, Switzer, Carroll and Saban - droliver
[quote]No one it's denying Carroll's NFL career wasn't a bust in the beginning...only that Saban tenure at Miami was also a joke. [/quote] I think you have to look at Saban's time @ Miami in context. They were 4-12 the season before he came, and 1-15 the season after. He did a fine job with a ba...


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re: Will Auburn Have a 2009 Alabama Season? - droliver
More likely Auburn has an Alabama 2010 season. Very talented team that loses some close games and leaves an ultimately disappointing feeling. That 2010 team was arguably the most talented one physically of all the Saban teams on both sides of the ball with 9 1st round NFL draft picks among the start...


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re: Declared ignorance: So many underclassmen to NFL. - droliver
The wage scale thing just doesn't make much sense to make your decision on. It really only affects the very top guys in most scenarios hitting that big contract, especially when you consider that the average career is only 2-3 seasons and won't even get to that 2nd deal. Most players except at key p...


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re: How Would You Rank SEC Programs Historically? - droliver
I think a more interesting discussion would be focusing on the modern era. I would suggest that symbolically that would be the "[b]post Bryant[/b]" era starting in the 1983 season, which is very close to the 1984 [i]NCAA v. Board of Regents of the University of Oklahoma[/i] decision that removed...


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Alabama Sports Board
re: Matt and Scott radio show - droliver
Was not a fan when they first went on, but they've definitely improved significantly. While I think the Rountable midday show is the best on WJOX, I'd listen to Matt and Scott anytime over the Finebaum's callers....


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Alabama Sports Board
re: Taking a look at why exactly the offense needs some changes - droliver
the offense was fine all year. We just were a notch down on defense against 2 good teams....


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SEC Rant
re: Would the SEC change SECCG requirements if the rules are relaxed? - droliver
I think it's the realization that the ACC may need the best match-up to ensure they get into the final 4 every year with the new selection criteria. As is, at least one of the "Power 5" conference champs is on the sideline, and there would be years the SEC might have two of the top 4. ...


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re: SEC fans- how should I be reacting to nuss to mich? - droliver
He's a 1st class OC. This is a good hire for Michigan...


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re: Where does Tre Mason's 2013 season rank all time in the SEC? - droliver
Mason is a very good, but not an all time great, even considering for just AuburnThere are probably half a dozen better backs at Auburn (Jackson, Fullwood, Tate, Cadillac, Ronnie Brown, Stephen Davis) we've seen in the last 20-25 years. Much like the QB #'s you see from run and shoot or spread o...


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Alabama Sports Board
re: Serious Question: anybody think we would have beat FSU? - droliver
Our "A" game would beat them, but we were really exposed on defense at the end of the year and made too many mistakes to feel like we beat them....


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re: Congrats to LSU - droliver
I really enjoyed watching LSU play today and was totally rooting for them. So much talent on the field at RB/WR! That one-handed catch by ODB was amazing & that was Hill's A-game on display. While I think 2014 will be a rebuilding year, they have a lot of young talent in house for the next few se...


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re: Any SEC fans rooting against Bama tomorrow? - droliver
[quote]I will root for Bama. I root for ALL SEC teams. I figure what's good for the conference is good for A&M. [/quote] Only a large % of LSU fans are immune to this logic apparently. OOC games and the bowls are how we establish that we're the toughest conference going. This perception is what ...


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Tiger Rant
re: New playoff format should benefit LSU greatly... - droliver
Agree with th OP that this format will help the power teams in the sEC get a shot at the title as no conference champs. Will place a premium on the OOC games though which should get fans more quality matchups. It won't help every year, but it will help the SEC more often then not. LSU would actu...


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SEC Rant
re: Realistically, What is the Standard for LSU Football? - droliver
LSU is in a solid run where 10-2 is an expected result at the minimum i think, with serious runs at the title to be expected every few years. Anything less is underachieving for the great talent and resources of the school. I'm not sure Coach Miles is a guy you could expect to take it to the ne...


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re: So, I'm listening to Nick Saban on College Gameday right now... - droliver
"No, we're good" Saban kills on TV. :lol:...


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re: Saban - Au deserves to be in BCS NC if they win today - droliver
[quote]As much as I dislike auburn, that game last week resulted in more mutual respect between the two programs. Auburn won that one straight up. No Cam Newton factor in that one. [/quote] Agree. Lots of respect for Auburn with that Iron Bowl win. They should have lost by 17-20 points, but the...


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re: Bama fans only...How many are rooting for the Tigers? - droliver
Not ashamed to root for Auburn in this as they're the best chance to get an SEC team in the BCSNC game (albeit remote chance) to continue the streak which helps everyone in the conference. It's in both our interests for them to win, and anyone who who doesn't get that is just a fool who doesn't get ...


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re: Where do you rank the Iron Bowl among the greatest rivalries in sports? - droliver
Lakers-Celtics is more of an "echo" of a rivalry from another era rather then an active one. Since the era of free agency in the 1980's, there's just not enough continuity of the teams anymore for this to resonate. The NBA is now more a league where players are the star rather then the teams per se....


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SEC Rant
re: Caught the last 5 minutes of the Bams vs. Auburn game on ch.23 - droliver
While there's merit to some of these retrospective calls, you could do that in almost any close game. We lost. They won. GOAT ending of a football game ever, appreciate our fantastic 5 year run and just move on. Gus is brilliant. Am not ashamed to root for Auburn over Mizzou as it's the SEC's bes...


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Tiger Rant
re: Florida doing all it can to remedy schedule inequity - droliver
[quote]here isn't any "Bama luck". That easy schedule isn't an accident. That shite is intentional dude. [/quote] It's baffling to hear so many complaints against having to play a team (Florida) that's lost 5 or more games 6 of the last 12 years. In point of fact, UF has been pretty inconsisten...


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SEC Rant
re: Ivan Maisel Tells It Like It Is Re: Up-tempo Offenses - droliver
I'd compare Auburn's running scheme to how the Denver Broncos ran last decade. They had a very novel zone blocking scheme with smaller, quicker OL that was just brutally effective for a few years. They were literally just plugging a different RB in every year and the guy had 1100+ yrds/season. It wa...


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re: Bama/LSU defense vs JFF - droliver
Chavis is a real pro for sure. I think some people are forgetting how the Alabama-TAM game actually went down. Manziel, et al was actually well controlled for most of that game. He made a couple of freak-show, throw it up for grabs low percentage completions that were in fact well defended. Evans...


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re: Ivan Maisel Tells It Like It Is Re: Up-tempo Offenses - droliver
[quote]To be fair, AU doesn't run a finesse style game like Baylor, Oregon etc[/quote] Malzhan's system is still a finesse spread though the way they run it in terms of formations and personnel even though it's a predominately a running attack. That's not a slight, but if you watch what Auburn do...


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