JSeahawks wrote:Just like the SEC is Alabama and a bunch of average/crappy teams.
SEC FAN wrote:JSeahawks wrote:Just like the SEC is Alabama and a bunch of average/crappy teams.
Thats funny. Sorry J. I know how much you love your Ducks bro and the reality sucks man. Who knows man maybe Stanford beats Notre Dame, Kansas State loses in the Big 12 title game, and LSU loses to Alabama. Maybe that will be good enough but probably not looking at the garbage Pac-12.
SEC FAN wrote:Ahhh I forgot about that. I remember how Oklahoma State was crying about 2 SEC teams playing for the BCS Title Game. Maybe that will help Oregon but I'm don't think so. Oklahoma State only lost out because the SEC was a better conference. Same problem with Oregon.
SonicHawk wrote:K State is for real. Would love to see them play Oregon AND Alabama. Need the playoffs for this year and these 3 teams.
Wenhawk wrote:I think Texas A&M is a perfect example of how over-hyped the SEC is. After losing a 1st rd pick QB to the NFL they have gone 3-2 in SEC play so far. Last year with a Star QB they were 4-5 in Big 12 play. They move to the SEC and are just as competitive if not more. They barely lost to Florida (-3) and LSU (-5) the SEC's #2 and #3 teams.
DTexHawk wrote:Wenhawk wrote:I think Texas A&M is a perfect example of how over-hyped the SEC is. After losing a 1st rd pick QB to the NFL they have gone 3-2 in SEC play so far. Last year with a Star QB they were 4-5 in Big 12 play. They move to the SEC and are just as competitive if not more. They barely lost to Florida (-3) and LSU (-5) the SEC's #2 and #3 teams.
Frankly, A&M didn't play to their talent level last several years in the Big 12.
They did replace Tannehill with a damn good player.
And got rid of a calm coach and replaced him with a very intense coach. I think Sherman "lost" a few of his players last year. Sumlin has everyone's attention and they want to play for him.
seahawk2k wrote:The SEC is down a little bit this year as Auburn, normally at least a seven win team, has completely fallen apart. Chizik will be gone(thank god) at the end of the year I hope. Arkansas, thanks to Petrino being, well Petrino and then the idiotic decision to make John L Smith as the interim, has led a very talented team to struggle early on.
I traveled to Atlanta last weekend to visit son at GaTech. (Full disclosure - have 1 son graduated A&M and another son still there).
Quite a few Aggies traveling on the way there. On Sunday at Atlanta airport, lots of smiling Aggies and a lot of frowns from Auburn fans.
Auburn will be back.
kearly wrote:People always say the Pac-12 sucks when they are in conference, which makes no sense to me. Shouldn't it say more about a conference if the top teams are losing to conference rivals?
The Pac-10 was a good conference, but the additions of Colorado and Utah have really watered it down. Still, it's an above average conference that is usually one of the two or three best conferences every year in number of top 25 teams. When USC was dominating under Carroll, everyone said that they had it easy, but they were wrong. It's just as wrong today with Oregon.
That said, Oregon honestly hasn't played anybody special yet, but that is about to change.
Fun fact: Oregon's defense ranks #2 nationally behind Alabama in Football outsiders advanced metrics*. Granted, they haven't played a tough schedule, but they made Matt Scott look human and shut out Arizona who otherwise averages almost 40 a game. That is a seriously nasty defense, coupled with an elite offense. I haven't watched K-state, but I have a hard time believing they have a better combination of offense and defense. Chip Kelly might be the smartest coach in the college ranks.
*UW is 20th nationally. Haha Nick Holt.
Wenhawk wrote:Another thing that blows my mind why does nobody mention how many home games the SEC powers have. Bama, LSU, and Florida only have 4 away games all season. Oregon, USC, Ore St, UCLA all have 5 away games and Stanford has 6. How about the SEC grows a pair and sends Bama, LSU, Florida, Georgia, or South Carolina to Oregon or USC for a game and see how they do.
Scottemojo wrote:Last year, the SEC put 42 guys into the NFL via the draft. The PAC 12? 28.
Sarlacc83 wrote:Scottemojo wrote:Last year, the SEC put 42 guys into the NFL via the draft. The PAC 12? 28.
Oh yeah? Well, the SEC guys are probably ugly because they're from the deep south unlike us beautiful west coasters.