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« Reply #20 on: November 11, 2019, 06:05:21 am »
The operative word is almost. I thought that we outplayed them and outcoached them and should have beaten them by two touchdowns. We certainly would have had the game been in Tiger Stadium, but we were in the bowels of Bryant-Denny.

LSU has had two games that ended up being closer than they should have been (Auburn and Alabama).  That habit might come back to bite them if they don't solve the problem. 
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« Reply #21 on: November 11, 2019, 09:41:22 am »
LSU has had two games that ended up being closer than they should have been (Auburn and Alabama).  That habit might come back to bite them if they don't solve the problem.

Three. It’s apparent at this point Texas has no business staying that close.


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« Reply #22 on: November 11, 2019, 06:26:42 pm »
LSU and Arranda did what they needed. I don’t think it’s dick stepping; it’s just their talent level this year, coupled with the explosive offenses they’ve faced.

Congrats to the Tigers, btw. A big monkey off their back.

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« Reply #23 on: November 11, 2019, 06:32:35 pm »
LSU and Arranda did what they needed. I don’t think it’s dick stepping; it’s just their talent level this year, coupled with the explosive offenses they’ve faced.

Congrats to the Tigers, btw. A big monkey off their back.

Playing press coverage, up by two scores, with 1:21 left...when the ONLY thing that can beat you is a quick score, say and 85-yard touchdown pass ON THE FIRST PLAY of the drive...is  inexcusable.  It's just horrible, horrible coaching, irrespective of the talent level.  They may not have stepped on their dick, but not for lack of trying. 
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« Reply #24 on: November 11, 2019, 06:45:17 pm »
Playing press coverage, up by two scores, with 1:21 left...when the ONLY thing that can beat you is a quick score, say and 85-yard touchdown pass ON THE FIRST PLAY of the drive...is  inexcusable.  It's just horrible, horrible coaching, irrespective of the talent level.  They may not have stepped on their dick, but not for lack of trying.
You are absolutely correct on that; it was inexcusable. My focus was more macro on their D throughout the year.

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« Reply #25 on: November 12, 2019, 06:27:15 pm »
Meanwhile Alabama is at number 5 in the CFP poll/ranking/whatever they call it.

With Georgia and LSU ahead of them and presumably on a collision course for the SEC title game,  the committee has their Darling Crimson Tide poised to get into the playoff.

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« Reply #26 on: November 12, 2019, 07:41:05 pm »
With Georgia and LSU ahead of them and presumably on a collision course for the SEC title game,  the committee has their Darling Crimson Tide poised to get into the playoff.

If you can't even make it to your conference championship game, you should not be in the CFP. That would cause some of these conferences to reconsider the weak division/strong division game that they play, where the second-place team in the strong division gets to stand out of the way and wait for mayhem.
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« Reply #27 on: November 12, 2019, 09:21:36 pm »
I figure Alabama is done unless the P12 tanks before their championship. If they beat Auburn, that’s all they’ll have to argue, and that’s a weak argument.

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« Reply #28 on: November 13, 2019, 07:36:26 am »
Meanwhile Alabama is at number 5 in the CFP poll/ranking/whatever they call it.

With Georgia and LSU ahead of them and presumably on a collision course for the SEC title game,  the committee has their Darling Crimson Tide poised to get into the playoff.

Who do you think should be ranked ahead of Alabama?
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« Reply #29 on: November 13, 2019, 08:44:46 am »
Who do you think should be ranked ahead of Alabama?

Baylor whose wins at Kansas State and Oklahoma State and at home over Iowa State are better than Alabama's win at A&M.  Minnesota's one big win is also better than Alabama's.  At this stage of the season I prefer to look at quality of the schedule more than style points and eye test.  I'd also not have Georgia at 4.  Home loses are killers to me, and Georgia's is awful.

My top 4 would be LSU, Baylor, Minnesota, and Ohio State in that order.
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« Reply #30 on: November 13, 2019, 04:45:35 pm »
I agree that Bama should not be in the mix and hopefully my Auburn Tigers will help make that case in the Iron Bowl. I am hoping we can beat one of Georgia and Alabama to finish a crazy hard schedule 9-3.  If we can beat both and end up 10-2, I will be on cloud 9.  8-4 will not surprise or disappoint me.
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« Reply #31 on: November 13, 2019, 06:14:56 pm »
Who do you think should be ranked ahead of Alabama?

Higher than 5? No one.

As long as LSU beats Georgia, the Tide should be in.

My thesis is the committee's worst nightmare is not being able to get them in.

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« Reply #32 on: November 13, 2019, 06:26:52 pm »
Higher than 5? No one.

As long as LSU beats Georgia, the Tide should be in.

My thesis is the committee's worst nightmare is not being able to get them in.

Then they're praying for a Baylor loss.
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« Reply #33 on: November 13, 2019, 09:06:51 pm »
Higher than 5? No one.

As long as LSU beats Georgia, the Tide should be in.

My thesis is the committee's worst nightmare is not being able to get them in.
Geez, SEC hype over the years has hypnotized too many people.  There is no argument for Alabama that doesn’t amount to “they played LSU close at home” all while sort of ignoring that the “closeness” was a result of a kick return and a late bomb.  Other than that, they got beaten all over their own field by the only good team they’ve played, but yeah, they are deserving.

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« Reply #34 on: November 23, 2019, 07:39:23 pm »
Very much enjoying that shyster Tom Herman eat a steaming pile of shit.   
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« Reply #35 on: November 23, 2019, 08:08:29 pm »
After his success at Houston I thought Herman would win big at Texas. I was wrong.
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« Reply #36 on: November 23, 2019, 09:16:50 pm »
Very much enjoying that shyster Tom Herman eat a steaming pile of shit.
I’m not enjoying it. At all.

Starting to see the flaws you mentioned years ago; having trouble remembering what I thought his strengths were.

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« Reply #37 on: November 23, 2019, 09:37:36 pm »
I’m not enjoying it. At all.

Starting to see the flaws you mentioned years ago; having trouble remembering what I thought his strengths were.

The bowl game against Lovie Smith and Illinois will be riveting.
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« Reply #38 on: November 23, 2019, 10:22:56 pm »
I’m not enjoying it. At all.

Starting to see the flaws you mentioned years ago; having trouble remembering what I thought his strengths were.

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« Reply #39 on: November 24, 2019, 09:26:28 am »
Salesmanship

That'll be tested as his recruiting tanks.
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