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Old 01-18-2011, 05:59 PM
 
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^ yep, the SEC has the crappiest schools out of the pac 10, big east, big 10 or big 12 from an academic standpoint.
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Old 01-18-2011, 06:39 PM
 
Location: SARASOTA, FLORIDA
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We have top contenders EVERY year.

This past year Alabama & Florida in the SEC were top 10 preseason. Ohio State & Iowa in the Big Ten were top 10 preseason. Texas, Oklahoma, & Nebraska in the Big 12 were all top 10.

None of those teams lived up to it...

It will be Oregon, Stanford, Ohio State, Michigan State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas A&M, Alabama, LSU etc...
Ohio St did not live up to it?

They shared the B10 title and beat up Arkansas.

And finished No. 5 in the country. ( Should have been No. 4 ahead of Oregon should have been no. 5 )

Not bad for a team who was suppose to be rebuilding an entire defense.
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Old 01-18-2011, 07:41 PM
 
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Oklahoma lived up to their preseason ranking. Preseason ranked #7, finished #6.

The AP did miss it big time with ut, uf, and auburn though.

Since the BCS MNC is back in 'Nola next year, LSU will probably be there. I'd say we have a good chance with a rematch of the 03-04 season. With a different outcome of course.
I like your optimism but with the exception of that mudfest loss to Penn St. in the Cap One bowl, LSU has been money in bowl games under Les Miles and LSU overall has a 7 game winning streak playing in the Dome. On an unrelated note, I just found out that one of Oklahoma's top recruits in Trey Metoyer out of Texas is originally from the Alexandria Louisiana area. Guess I shouldn't be suprised being that Chris Brown and Nic Harris were also from that area.

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Old 01-18-2011, 11:14 PM
 
Location: Austin, Texas
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Oregon didn't get "man-handled"...They lost by a field goal...
Save yourself the sanity, bro. Don't you know that even when a team loses by a last second field goal to a SEC team, they really got utterly crushed? I mean, AU only outgained UO by 70 yards (basically coming from the last drive), but that could have been 700 yards if they really wanted. And pay no attention to the three times the Ducks failed to execute in the red-zone (after driving 70+), because it was AU's way of playing with them and had nothing to do with bad reads, poor playcalling, etc. And don't even try and say LaMichael James was banged up from getting horse-collared in the first-with no penalty called (because all nation leading running backs get a mere 13 carries in the National Championship game). Oregon really never got out of their own red-zone but a few lucky plays.

Face it, the Ducks wouldn't even beat Vanderbilt, Kentucky, Georgia, Ole Miss and all the other bottom feeders in the SEC...that's how badly they got man-handled.

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Old 01-18-2011, 11:18 PM
 
Location: OKIE-Ville
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I like your optimism but with the exception of that mudfest loss to Penn St. in the Cap One bowl, LSU has been money in bowl games under Les Miles and LSU overall has a 7 game winning streak playing in the Dome. On an unrelated note, I just found out that one of Oklahoma's top recruits in Trey Metoyer out of Texas is originally from the Alexandria Louisiana area. Guess I shouldn't be suprised being that Chris Brown and Nic Harris were also from that area.
Yep. The Sooners recruit Louisiana well. Don't forget Oklahoma great Rufus Alexander....and I think current D-End Frank Alexander is from Louisiana. Got some great talent there.
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Old 01-19-2011, 06:34 PM
 
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Yep. The Sooners recruit Louisiana well. Don't forget Oklahoma great Rufus Alexander....and I think current D-End Frank Alexander is from Louisiana. Got some great talent there.
I forgot about them. Both of them were from Baton Rouge I wonder if they're related. Yeah, speaking of recruiting, Louisiana was sick this year.

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Old 01-19-2011, 07:04 PM
 
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Louisiana, per capita, puts more players in the NFL than any other state. Their talent is pretty much sick every year.

Damaris Johnson is beast. I've had the pleasure of watching him live in person a few times, he's well worth the ticket price. NCAA all time leader in All Purpose yards and he still has one more year to go.

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Old 01-19-2011, 07:17 PM
 
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Ok call me crazy,

but isn't one of the keys to this argument....

the cultural importance placed on youth football and athletics in the south? It's loved nationwide but as many have noted, it's on another level in the South and Texas.

One of these days, I'd like to explore that more (I don't expect any legit answers on a forum).

Still, one of the power programs from the other conferences HAS to step up in the Natty.
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Old 01-20-2011, 09:09 PM
 
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Louisiana, per capita, puts more players in the NFL than any other state. Their talent is pretty much sick every year.

Damaris Johnson is beast. I've had the pleasure of watching him live in person a few times, he's well worth the ticket price. NCAA all time leader in All Purpose yards and he still has one more year to go.
That dude is a blazer. I didn't know he had that all purpose yards record though. Looks like Tulsa has been buildiing a little pipeline down here in Louisiana in the last couple of years. As for as the state of Louisiana, this has to be one of the sickest years of talent ever, that's why LSU's incoming class might be one for the ages.
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Old 01-21-2011, 03:57 PM
 
Location: SARASOTA, FLORIDA
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That dude is a blazer. I didn't know he had that all purpose yards record though. Looks like Tulsa has been buildiing a little pipeline down here in Louisiana in the last couple of years. As for as the state of Louisiana, this has to be one of the sickest years of talent ever, that's why LSU's incoming class might be one for the ages.

No wonder the coach did not leave.
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