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correct... preseason guessing about who is tough and who isn't is not recommended.
That said, until they can prove otherwise... the big 10 sucks in my book.
Yup, I think there was good discussion, but I don't see the point of blaming other teams for "stealing" a spot in the NCG because they are not in the SEC. If we are 13-0 then there won't be any discussion.
But in general, yes, the Big 10 does suck.
This post was edited by Ian Maxfield 9 months ago
What the hell are you talking about? Most of your rant had nothing to do with the subject heading and none of it was based off what I have actually ever written, but at least you responded with words.
"Ignorant"? LMAO. Go get all of your friends, put them in the room with me, and I will bet my life that I know a hell of a lot more about UGA football.
I never wrote Shaw would play left tackle. However, a top Rivals.com recruiting analyst wrote all last year that he thought his best college position would be at OT. Multiple analysts have wrote that Shaw and Baker both have the physical build and talent to play o-line, with a majority projecting OT as Baker's eventual position and/or the one with the greatest ceiling.
I never wrote that elite left tackles "fall out of the sky." But you have to be a pretty darn ignorant Georgia fan to not know that o-line play has been the overall No. 1 on-field problem during the successful CMR era. Not surprisingly, o-line is the position group where we have struggled most in recruiting over the years.
We've had more players drafted in the NFL than any SEC program under CMR, but our pro o-line alumni is always a low number. This year it should be 5, compared to 10-11 defensive linemen who make 53-man rosters. We need to do a better job of signing the rare, elite offensive tackles.
Overall, our recruiting under CMR had been much like our program: Consistently very good, the best ever at UGA for a long period, but rarely great. We are always in the top 15 of recruiting rankings, usually in the top 10, but never in the top 2. Last year was a huge disappointment, as we lost out on all of the top 5 prospects on our board, including the top players in a loaded in-state class. Not worried about losing Miller. This year is going great, although we are once again missing that elite left tackle that Saban and seemingly only Saban signs ever year.
Ridiculous statement about the IPF. I deal with high-level stats daily, and never write or speak in absolutes. But multiple recruits, including Miller, have cited others' facilities as one reason for their choice. Google Alabama football facility expansion, watch the videos, look at the pics, and you will see a University and athletic administration with a primary focus of winning big in football. That is not the case when an unbiased person looks at our facilities - highlighted by not having an IPF - in comparison.
Your Ohio St. comments show your ignorance on CFB, and particularly on both Ohio St. and UGA's recent football history.
Florida has been the best program in the country over the last 20 years. The Gators won 3 national titles since 96, but never beat everyone on their sked. in any of those seasons.
Our best team (07) was kept out of the national title game not by LSU but by an undeserving 11-1 Ohio St. that played a weak schedule (although not as weak as this year) and no conf. championship game. That OSU team was subsequently blown out by LSU.
We like to say we were 1 play and 5 yards away from winning a national title last year, and I agree with that statement.
However, the Ala-Ga. winner would not have even been in the BCS champ. game had Ohio St. simply pulled its 6-6 team out of the Gator Bowl the previous year for a self-imposed pre-emptive bowl ban before the NCAA ruling.
Thus, we would have had a national title game featuring unbeatens Notre Dame and Ohio St., both of which would have been the 7th best team in the SEC last year and couldn't hold our jocks at the end of last season.
Georgia or LSU finishing 10-2 with their schedules this year and the winning the SEC champ. game would be more impressive than Ohio State posting a 13-0 record vs. GISA-type opponents. And you can guarantee that if Ohio State has 1 loss less than an SEC team, they would get that bid over an SEC team.
As fior your conferences-go-in-cycles arguments to defend your beloved Big Ten LMAO!
The Big Ten was the best conference before Southern schools fully integrated their football programs. The SEC has overwhelmingly been the best conference in college football over the last 20 years, while the Big Ten has struggled mightily in bowl games in the BCS based on the records I provided above and many others.
The post ITT are waaaay to long.
Per my father, a former professor at UGA, those who read voraciously every day in life become knowledgable. Those who do not remain ignorant on most subjects. But hey, they can use picture icons!
I never will forget working with a guy who said he never reads the NYT because the articles are too long. He was given menial tasks for the remainder of his abbreviated tenure.
Our fanbase is way smarter than Bama's, but nowhere near as knowledgable on CFB. Their fans read, watch, and listen about CFB 365, and that may be all some of them read. But they know CFB a hell of a lot better than UGA fans, too many of whom either always trust the coaches and AD (like you), or simply ridiculously want to fire everybody after each loss without ever looking at the big picture.
We are a very good program, but not great. CMR has made many needed program improvements over the past 4 years to compete in a Saban-dominated SEC. More are needed, but our bounce back is a tribute to a coach with undoubtedly the best overall resume in UGA history.
I'm pretty plugged in at UGA and am convinced right now the biggest problems in our program are above CMR and his control. The policies and frugality of our administrators are the No. 1 reason why Bama has a superior football program over UGA, bc CMR and staff are nearly as good as Saban and his crew. They just don't get the same$$$ support from above.
I'm gonna be honest, I only read like 6 sentences of that. It just wasn't worth it. Thanks for keeping me awake at work today.
I read books, I read articles. I'm not going to read a five paragraph opinion. It's easy to be a arm chair athletic director when you base opinions on hind sight, and point out a mistake and say YOU would have done it this way. Carry on now.
Which is why we need a playoff
OSU being 13-0 is nowhere near 11-1 or 10-2 by SC, UGA, Bama, LSU, Texas A&M. Not even close.
Have you looked at your division?
1 team other than OSU projected to be above .500
I predict it won't matter in the end anyway. OSU will go 10-2 and won't even play for the Big Ten title
Art Schlichter's cellmates and Mo Clarett's rugby team believe Ohio State always does things honestly.....
He is a Georgia fan
Could not agree more. Now there's a fan who understands CFB in the BCS era(error...pun intended).
Imo, an opinion expressed tersely and succinctly is valuable. Too many words (can) make a person lose the train of thought. (In other words, the weaker words can obscure the value of the more important words.)
Born and bred Bulldog, living in Maryland since '88
I agree... I think we make too much of schedules every year. An easier schedule is no guarantee to get you into the title game. You still have to be a great team. And I cannot recall any time in recent memory when I felt like the only reason a team got into the NCG was because of their schedule. So while folks can complain about "oh, they have a cakewalk to the title game!" it hasn't happened yet, and I certainly agree with you that it makes no sense to complain about it when we could end up with four losses and no legitimate gripe to begin with.
It's not that the folks here disagreeing with you aren't learned or educated... it's that they don't find your opinion valuable enough to read that much text. Especially considering you're saying the same thing over and over again. Condense. No points for loquaciousness here.
"....All I ask is that he be loyal to Georgia, proud of that jersey, and try like the devil to win." --- Wally Butts
VT in 99 got in entirely bc of sked. Beat 1 ranked team all year. I would argue Ohio State's last 2 BCS bids were due to weak schedule, evident by the Big Ten reeking in bowl season and Ohio St. getting pummeled by Fl. and LSU.
But if you are delusional enough to think the Big Ten and SEC are equal, and that schedules don't matter, then you are incapable of CFB-BCS common sense 101.
Are you capable of READING COMPREHENSION? Apparently not.
There's no point in responding to someone with a self-aggrandizing, egotistical attitude such as yours. A: you're using logical fallacies, and B: now you're trying to use a straw man argument with that business about "you're delusional enough to think the Big Ten and SEC equal" (I clearly never said that). You're the worst kind of idiot, and I have no time to waste arguing with an idiot.
But you go ahead being the legend in your own mind, chief. I'll just be over here shaking my head in amusement as you continue to embarrass yourself.
FTR though - I never took CFB-BCS common sense 101. I was too busy taking real classes that resulted in a degree other than Bachelor of Jackasses, which must be the one that you received.
Have been trying to figure out the meaning of ITT. Can I get a bone thrown my way?
ITT = In This Thread
ITT: SEC fanboy rustles my jimmies
Thanks hob, starting to get left behind with the new acronyms that pop up everyday.
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