| SEC Rant|| re: Can Auburn Stop the FSU Offense? - Gardevoir on 12/9/13 at 9:32 am|
[quote]Can Jameis do better? Will FSU O Line do better?[/quote]
Florida State is ranked 90th in sacks allowed.
They've allowed 29.
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| SEC Rant|| re: Can Auburn Stop the FSU Offense? - Gardevoir on 12/9/13 at 9:25 am|
[quote]Also, FSU hasn't faced a defense of Auburn's caliber this season. Not saying the Tigers are at Bama 2011 levels, but it's better than FSU faced in the ACC.[/quote]
Clemson? Granted, their stats are from ACC play, but they're way ahead of Auburn in passing defense and tackles for loss. They ...
| SEC Rant|| re: Anyone else think the Playoff will be disastrous? - Gardevoir on 12/9/13 at 9:03 am|
[quote]Next iteration of playoffs will include the five champions of the power conferences plus 3 at-larges. 8 teams.[/quote]
The current iteration has a 12-year contract.
12 years is a long wait for this "improvement"....
| SEC Rant|| re: SEC congratulates teams in last BCS Top 10 ever. Check in if you made it. - Gardevoir on 12/9/13 at 8:57 am|
[quote]Missouri finishes 3rd in the conference in the BCS standings and played in the championship game, but gets the 5th best bowl. That sounds about right.[/quote]
Yeah, Missouri should get the 3rd best bowl.
Just remember that being a division winner doesn't make you one of the two best teams i...
| SEC Rant|| re: Alabama is the best team in the nation - Gardevoir on 12/9/13 at 8:50 am|
[quote]Add to that, the 2011 Tide lost at home![/quote]
Tuscaloosa is just a step above College Station when it comes to "home field advantage".
Both Alabama and Texas A&M play better on the road....
| SEC Rant|| re: I have made my decision on the NC game. - Gardevoir on 12/8/13 at 7:29 pm|
Downvote. Winston was not found guilty of rape.
For all we know, the accuser's boyfriend found out that his girlfriend had sex with another man, and she called rape. Her stories were inconsistent, and we don't have all the details....
| SEC Rant|| re: Maltzan >>>>>Saban. Hear me out. - Gardevoir on 12/8/13 at 3:46 pm|
Auburn hasn't faced any great, elite, or GOAT teams. Auburn hasn't faced an elite defense either. Let the Auburn fans revel in their team's success. The Auburn program will face much better competition in the future, and we'll see what happens....
| SEC Rant|| re: Maltzan >>>>>Saban. Hear me out. - Gardevoir on 12/8/13 at 3:42 pm|
The notion that Alabama has top notch athletes at every position is absurd. Alabama recruits or produces good linebackers and safeties. Alabama also recruits and develops good offensive linemen, running backs, and wide receivers. D-linemen and cornerbacks leave something to be desired....
| SEC Rant|| re: So, who would you rank #4? - Gardevoir on 12/8/13 at 3:35 pm|
Alabama and Ohio State's losses aren't even comparable. Ohio State's resume isn't better than Alabama's. The 49-17 loss to Oklahoma State and awful performance versus TCU should eliminate Baylor from consideration. ...
| SEC Rant|| re: So, who would you rank #4? - Gardevoir on 12/8/13 at 3:33 pm|
Baylor won their conference because Oklahoma State lost their rivalry game late versus Oklahoma. A team that was defeated 49-17 against the only Top 10 opponent they faced should not be in the playoff.
| SEC Rant|| re: Ellis Johnson and Auburn's Defense - Gardevoir on 12/8/13 at 3:26 pm|
[quote]Winston really hasn't had to face a very active D-line like AU's this year.[/quote]
Clemson? SEC football > ACC football, but Clemson leads the nation in TFL. They've got 28 more than Auburn despite playing one less game.
| SEC Rant|| re: Ellis Johnson and Auburn's Defense - Gardevoir on 12/8/13 at 3:20 pm|
Ellis Johnson didn't have an answer for Bobby Petrino. 2011 Georgia had success versus his 2011 defense.
The pass has been an issue for Auburn lately too, so what will Ellis Johnson and the defensive staff do?
They have to compete with Alabama, LSU, Georgia, and Florida for secondary talent—in t...
| SEC Rant|| re: Assuming Auburn Loses, What Will They Most Be Remembered For? - Gardevoir on 12/8/13 at 1:44 pm|
[quote]Couldn't we say it was Bama for losing the IB, and LSU for not having a better defense when their offense is better than its been in years? Etc, Etc.......[/quote]
That is an interesting perspective.
On the other hand, we could just blame Auburn for overachieving. They put themselves in the...
| SEC Rant|| re: Twitter Fight: Cade Foster vs David Pollack - Gardevoir on 12/6/13 at 9:37 pm|
| Alabama Sports Board|| 2010, 2013 Iron Bowls: 45-21 -> 10-41 (1st half -> 2nd half) - Gardevoir on 12/6/13 at 9:35 pm|
Saban's Alabama lost their two biggest Iron Bowls late. Auburn dominated the second half of both games. One more offensive score would have made the difference in both games. Assuming that Auburn is good next year, let's see if Alabama can break the trend and win the second half....
| SEC Rant|| re: Was Auburn's win over Alabama the best thing to happen to LSU fans since 9-6? - Gardevoir on 12/6/13 at 4:25 pm|
[quote]Then LSU choked in the biggest joke of a nat champ game[/quote]
Alabama did for 4 quarters what Georgia's defense only managed to do for a half. LSU needed a jumpstart versus Arkansas too.
Do not exaggerate your quarterback position. Jefferson and Lee did not win you the first game, and t...
| SEC Rant|| re: The healthy Georgia offense. - Gardevoir on 12/6/13 at 12:08 pm|
[quote]We drastically improved against the run[/quote]
Taking away Auburn's running game should set the standard; Georgia and Alabama failed. Both teams will have to make adjustments....
| SEC Rant|| re: Guess defense doesn't win championships - Gardevoir on 12/4/13 at 11:46 am|
[quote]When you kick arse like both of us do[/quote]
There's a difference between "just winning" and "kicking ass". Neither of you have really kicked arse this season....
| SEC Rant|| re: Would you like to see an IB rematch in the MNC? - Gardevoir on 12/4/13 at 11:32 am|
[quote]When the first game is close then Rematches heavily favor the loser..... Would rather play FSU
The 2003 and 2010 SEC Championships show that the team that won the first match can crush their opponent in a rematch....
| SEC Rant|| re: Hypothetical: LSU Starts Mett From Day 1 in 2011 instead of Lee/Jefferson? - Gardevoir on 12/3/13 at 5:14 pm|
[quote]I don't know if people realize just how hard it is to beat a good team twice. Just the mentality of it going in to the game. The team that won the first game, especially a close one, is really behind the 8 ball.
It wasn't too hard for 2003 LSU and 2010 Auburn in the SEC Championshi...
| SEC Rant|| re: Hypothetical: LSU Starts Mett From Day 1 in 2011 instead of Lee/Jefferson? - Gardevoir on 12/3/13 at 12:30 pm|
[quote]I actually think you would have dropped a regular season game with him. JJ's mobility won the game in Tusc[/quote]
Busted coverage, an interception return, and Ford's outside rush in OT gave LSU the field position they needed for their 3 field goals. LSU's defense won that game.
| SEC Rant|| re: SEC 2014 teams with offensive overhauls? - Gardevoir on 12/3/13 at 11:56 am|
[quote]Thompson is the front runner, he's beaten ranked teams already, [b]and is undefeated as a starter.[/b][/quote]
Thompson didn't beat Missouri or lose y'all the game; he essentially did nothing. Connor Shaw won you the game. South Carolina's defense deserves more credit for the wins over Clems...
| SEC Rant|| re: You were all waiting for it. It's Meltdown Time! - Gardevoir on 12/3/13 at 11:51 am|
[quote]Wow. Bama fans bitching about 1 loss in a cupcake schedule. But we all knew this.
:lol: Who are you to talk about cupcake schedules?
The best team you played beat you by 21.
LSU lost to two unranked teams and beat Auburn before Auburn hit their stride.
In a rematch, I doubt LS...
| SEC Rant|| re: Number of Quality Teams Per Big Five Conferences - Gardevoir on 12/3/13 at 8:29 am|
Texas A&M threw for 464 versus Alabama when they had an entire offseason to prepare and 469 versus the Auburn, whom boasts a good defensive line.
Georgia's secondary hasn't been good this season. I won't even guess what's been wrong with A&M in their past 2 SEC games, but the A&M from earlier in ...
| SEC Rant|| re: Since 2009, Saban's Alabama Is 4-5 Versus SEC West Teams That Finish Ranked - Gardevoir on 12/2/13 at 9:22 pm|
[quote][b]Excellent recruiter, defensive tactician,[/b] motivator, and attention to detail, but his in-game coaching has always left a little to be desired. [/quote]
Youth isn't the entire problem with this team.
Let's see how he addresses cornerback, pass rush, and rushing defense weaknesses thes...
| SEC Rant|| re: Since 2009, Saban's Alabama Is 4-5 Versus SEC West Teams That Finish Ranked - Gardevoir on 12/2/13 at 9:13 pm|
[quote]Simply put, Saban is not an elite gameday coach. He is an elite recruiter and program manager. With him at the helm you will always be one of the most talented teams in the nation and never have disastrous years. Saban and his players seem to struggle in November because neither him nor his p...
| SEC Rant|| re: Since 2009, Saban's Alabama Is 4-5 Versus SEC West Teams That Finish Ranked - Gardevoir on 12/2/13 at 9:09 pm|
[quote]That statement is just flat out false. I believe bama may have been favored in the 2010 IB. I am positive bama was favored over LSU, regular season, at Bryant-Denny. Bama was favored over A&M last season. [b]What the OP is getting at, saban loses when he plays quality teams, in Nov., more tim...
| SEC Rant|| re: Since 2009, Saban's Alabama Is 4-5 Versus SEC West Teams That Finish Ranked - Gardevoir on 12/2/13 at 4:42 pm|
[quote]Here is the deal, unlike any other coach in the country (excluding Corch Irvin Meyers at tOSU), Saban does not lose games that he absolutely should not have lost (like Miles losing to Ole Miss, Muschamp losing to Georgia Southern, Pete Carroll losing to 40 point dog Stanford, etc.).
| Alabama Sports Board|| re: Putting things into perspective - Gardevoir on 12/2/13 at 4:38 pm|
I will drop the subject and back away from the keyboard.
I've put myself in a negative mood by discussing this.
It just irks me how some people seem to turn a blind eye to certain negatives.
I understand that the 4-5 record versus ranked teams in November is overshadowed by the rest of Alab...
| SEC Rant|| re: Since 2009, Saban's Alabama Is 4-5 Versus SEC West Teams That Finish Ranked - Gardevoir on 12/2/13 at 4:36 pm|
[quote]The 5 teams he lost to had a combined 6 losses total ... Back yo the drawing board with you. [/quote]
This topic has been neglected.
I know it seems negative, unappreciative, and like nitpicking, but this is the SEC Rant, and new controversial topics like this should be welcome.
I asked ...