OT: Happy in Bama tonight.

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So did USC, and they were extremely disappointing this season. UW wasn't as good as they were supposed to be either. Pac 12 teams went 1-8 in bowl games last year and they'll probably do similarly bad this year. The conference has collectively gone down the toilet the last 2 years. Beating any Pac 12 team this year isn't much to brag about.
My point was simply that Vandy was somewhere between the 11th and 13th best SEC team and they gave ND, a certain playoff team, a scare. Georgia manhandled Vandy.

The SEC was probably stronger than most realize (or want to admit).
 
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CFP should be Alabama, Clemson, OSU, and Oklahoma. There's no point in discussing other teams that can't even win their conference championship game.
 
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Austin Peay, MIddle Tennessee and UMass. And they are mediocre to bad FCS teams.
Middle Tn and UMass are FBS teams. MTSU played in their conference championship game yesterday and nearly won. Not saying they're good but definitely FBS.
 

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Okay, thanks for the correction. So many teams have moved up to D1 that I can't keep track. Some of the newer arrivals are still FCS caliber teams. I'm still sticking with Georgia's OOC is absolutely pathetic.
 

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Man, I had to dig really deep to revive this thread. So.....Georgia lost their bowl game (to a Texas team nobody was talking about) and Alabama got crushed in the Championship Game. Like I said, SEC supposed superiority is a house of cards. :cool:
 

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Man, I had to dig really deep to revive this thread. So.....Georgia lost their bowl game (to a Texas team nobody was talking about) and Alabama got crushed in the Championship Game. Like I said, SEC supposed superiority is a house of cards. :cool:
It's always a bit confusing when a PAC-12 person starts throwing bricks in their glass house and wonders why, when they have numerous cuts and abrasions on their body after it's over....:rolleyes:

To be honest, the bowl season and even the CFP has long layoffs where the teams can't practice and get out of sorts and football staffs have 3 or 4 weeks to prepare a more comprehensive game plan. If anything, I was SHOCKED by the Texas game as they didn't show any of that resolve during the season except maybe the first time against Oklahoma who's defense was even more porous then...
 

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It's always a bit confusing when a PAC-12 person starts throwing bricks in their glass house and wonders why, when they have numerous cuts and abrasions on their body after it's over....:rolleyes:
Hey now! :eek: I know the Pac 12 sucks in football. That doesn't disprove that the SEC is often overrated. The two aren't mutually exclusive.
 

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I never thought I’d say this about a Nick Sabin team, but the Tide was out coached last night. Bama has lost a bunch of O & D coordinators to HC jobs over the past 2 years and it showed.

Getting stopped on downs 3 times in the red zone on offense with questionable calls at best and their inability to stop Clemson on 3rd & long were symptomatic of the problem.

For their part, Clemson designed and executed a wonderful game plan. One play in particular stood out to me. Clemson was in man coverage when a Bama WR shifted from outside the formation into a wing position. The Clemson DB followed the Bama WR inside, but rather than covering him, on the snap of the ball the DB blitzed untouched, sacking the QB and causing a fumble.

That’s next level stuff you see in the pros. It’s a sight adjustment, where the DB reads an empty backfield and knows it’s a pass play and he will be unblocked. Great coaching and great execution.
 

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I never thought I’d say this about a Nick Sabin team, but the Tide was out coached last night. Bama has lost a bunch of O & D coordinators to HC jobs over the past 2 years and it showed.

Getting stopped on downs 3 times in the red zone on offense with questionable calls at best and their inability to stop Clemson on 3rd & long were symptomatic of the problem.

For their part, Clemson designed and executed a wonderful game plan. One play in particular stood out to me. Clemson was in man coverage when a Bama WR shifted from outside the formation into a wing position. The Clemson DB followed the Bama WR inside, but rather than covering him, on the snap of the ball the DB blitzed untouched, sacking the QB and causing a fumble.

That’s next level stuff you see in the pros. It’s a sight adjustment, where the DB reads an empty backfield and knows it’s a pass play and he will be unblocked. Great coaching and great execution.
Very good description of an ugly performance by Bama, and a great plan by Clemson. My hat is off to Dabo Swinney. BTW, he went to the same high school my daughters attended, and then to Bama to play football. Looks like he learned a lot there! RTR. :oops:
 

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Very good description of an ugly performance by Bama, and a great plan by Clemson. My hat is off to Dabo Swinney. BTW, he went to the same high school my daughters attended, and then to Bama to play football. Looks like he learned a lot there! RTR. :oops:
Swinney also deserves credit for making Brent Venebles the highest paid coordinator in college football. Venebles is smart and intense. His defense held the Tide to 3 pts over the last 3 qtrs. I have to believe there’s a number of college programs that would love to have Venebles as their HC.
 

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Swinney also deserves credit for making Brent Venebles the highest paid coordinator in college football. Venebles is smart and intense. His defense held the Tide to 3 pts over the last 3 qtrs. I have to believe there’s a number of college programs that would love to have Venebles as their HC.
I think the Pittsburgh Steelers would love to have Venebles!!!!
 
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