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2019 NCAA Football Thread of Dabo & others

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Considering the dumpster fire Jimbo left when he bailed out of Tally for College Station, Willie never really had a chance for success. He's a good dude and a good coach, so hopefully he'll land on his feet somewhere.
Eh, he's getting paid over 18M to NOT work. I'm sure he's fine.
 

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ESPN has a good article on the results of NCAA coach's survey on the playoffs.


Should field be expanded to 8 teams? 30 of 62 said Yes - 23 said No (personally yes)
Do you trust the selection committee? 51 Yes - 4 No - 6 No Comment (personally NC)
Do you understand how teams are chosen? 35 Yes - 21 No - 6 Other (personally no) Ryan Day of tosu said "style points matter" which explains a lot
Should winning conference championship be a requirement? 16 Yes - 36 No - 7 Maybe - 3 Don't know (personally yes)

There are a couple more questions, the Harabaugh approach & Notre Dame's stance included.

I'm not a coach, nor do I play one on TV, but as fans its good conversation to have.
 

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ESPN has a good article on the results of NCAA coach's survey on the playoffs.


Should field be expanded to 8 teams? 30 of 62 said Yes - 23 said No (personally yes)
Do you trust the selection committee? 51 Yes - 4 No - 6 No Comment (personally NC)
Do you understand how teams are chosen? 35 Yes - 21 No - 6 Other (personally no) Ryan Day of tosu said "style points matter" which explains a lot
Should winning conference championship be a requirement? 16 Yes - 36 No - 7 Maybe - 3 Don't know (personally yes)

There are a couple more questions, the Harabaugh approach & Notre Dame's stance included.

I'm not a coach, nor do I play one on TV, but as fans its good conversation to have.
That is interesting... for me, yes on the 8 teams, no I do not trust the selection committee, I don't fully understand how the teams are chosen and osu has no style outside their marching band, thus no points should be granted. As for winning a conference championship... I am a maybe leaning yes.
 

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So, scheduling - UGA's out-of-conference schedule in 2030: Clemson, Ohio State, Georgia Tech, TBD
And in 2031: Ohio State, Oklahoma, Georgia Tech, TBD
 

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I was unable to watch any NCAAF this weekend except for the last 5 minutes or so of LSU beating 'Bama (which was pretty good).
 

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So I was on vacation last week and not able to post about football (or other things for that matter). My thoughts on Chase Young are that he is going to end up like Ha Ha Clinton-Dix. I just have to wonder whether these things are ever going to either A.)Be caught more often (I believe that LOTS of players do this), or B.)Made permissible or somehow ignored.

If you want me to believe that he got some money from a "friend" to pay for his girlfriend to go to the Rose Bowl, then you have A LOT more effort to go. That is the language of someone who has a good alibi and one that will like work. But make no mistake, it wasn't for that.

I also think Rutgers should just call it in this weekend. Maybe they all have to shower and can't make it? Or hope the snow keeps falling?
 

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Tua done for the year.

I kept listening to the pundits and their 20-20 hindsight that Tua should have left the game with a 37-3 lead in the 2nd quarter. Saban said he was working on a 2-minute drill & Tua wouldn't have the 2nd half. Either way it is bad for the kid.

Georgia v Auburn was a good game, but I only got to watch part of the 2nd half. Again this weekend there was too much going on to watch games, plus it was a pretty day.
 

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1. LSU
2. Ohio State
3. Clemson
4. Utah

If things play out the way they should, that is my guess of the final four. Honestly though with Alabama not having a QB, they can't play spoiler, so I don't see the SEC changing. Utah will beat Oregon, so they should be in. Clemson has played no one, but that doesn't ever matter, they were good last year. The Buckeye's have to beat three really good teams (Penn State, Michigan, and likely Minnesota), but if they do they should probably be 1, but will likely be 2, because you know the SEC.
 

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1. LSU
2. Ohio State
3. Clemson
4. Utah

If things play out the way they should, that is my guess of the final four. Honestly though with Alabama not having a QB, they can't play spoiler, so I don't see the SEC changing. Utah will beat Oregon, so they should be in. Clemson has played no one, but that doesn't ever matter, they were good last year. The Buckeye's have to beat three really good teams (Penn State, Michigan, and likely Minnesota), but if they do they should probably be 1, but will likely be 2, because you know the SEC.
At this point the National Championship is basically set. LSU v. Ohio State. I don't see any other possibility.

I'm really bummed that Minnesota managed to lose to Iowa. I was really excited for that team and their program.
 

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At this point the National Championship is basically set. LSU v. Ohio State. I don't see any other possibility.

I'm really bummed that Minnesota managed to lose to Iowa. I was really excited for that team and their program.
That's probably the most likely title game. Minnesota losing to Iowa doesn't really change anything for them. But I think they will lose to Wisconsin and the Badgers will go to the BIG championship game again. And lose. Again.

I'm hopeful against OSU this week but they are really stacked and all of a sudden PSU can't seem to stop the forward pass.
 

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Ah...Kirby Smart on Line One for you.
I don't think Georgia has the firepower to win the SEC, let alone the whole thing. They have to win out (including the SEC championship) to get in the playoff. There is no other scenario where they have a shot to get in and I just don't see them winning two games in the playoff if they would get in.
 

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I don't think Georgia has the firepower to win the SEC, let alone the whole thing. They have to win out (including the SEC championship) to get in the playoff. There is no other scenario where they have a shot to get in and I just don't see them winning two games in the playoff if they would get in.
They'll win the SEC (playing LSU in Atlanta = advantage UGA). Then, the most Georgia thing ever will be them losing to Ohio State and Justin Fields in the national championship...

Back in the real world, I'm guessing the final will be OSU - Clemson.
 

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They'll win the SEC (playing LSU in Atlanta = advantage UGA). Then, the most Georgia thing ever will be them losing to Ohio State and Justin Fields in the national championship...

Back in the real world, I'm guessing the final will be OSU - Clemson.
Well we've got that in common. PSU plays OSU this week and Fields was a PSU commit before he went to UGA so it's a full circle kind of thing . . . :thinking:
 
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