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Old 01-08-2019, 07:50 AM
 
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Clemson certainly brought a big can of whoopass.

SEC = overrated recently.

But Saban will be motivated to get back up for next season.
Yep, Clemson popped the top on a 55 gallon drum of whoopass last night.

You are right about Saban, it gives him something to point to and motivate.
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Old 01-09-2019, 12:04 AM
 
Location: The 719
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What is Alabama, anyway?

Are they the Roll Tides?

The Crimsons?

The Elephants?

I don't understand it.

I'm just still trying to wrap my hand around War Eagle.

And why are there two tigers in the conference?
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Old 01-09-2019, 06:55 AM
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What is Alabama, anyway?

Are they the Roll Tides?

The Crimsons?

The Elephants?

I don't understand it.

I'm just still trying to wrap my hand around War Eagle.

And why are there two tigers in the conference?
There are two bulldog teams too.
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Old 01-09-2019, 10:39 AM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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Why does the SEC play so many FCS OOC games, and schedule one in November?
I recall Texas scheduling Sam Houston state 12 years ago, then the fans rebelled and ripped the AD for stooping that low.
That crap is embarrassing, and ESPIN doesn’t call them out on it. Same with the SEC manipulating the bowl pairings, other than the playoff games.
Not to mention the SEC playing only 8 conference games. A&M ran away to the SEC 7 or 8 years ago. Have they played Georgia yet?
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Old 01-09-2019, 11:02 AM
 
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Why does the SEC play so many FCS OOC games, and schedule one in November?
I recall Texas scheduling Sam Houston state 12 years ago, then the fans rebelled and ripped the AD for stooping that low.
That crap is embarrassing, and ESPIN doesnít call them out on it. Same with the SEC manipulating the bowl pairings, other than the playoff games.
Not to mention the SEC playing only 8 conference games. A&M ran away to the SEC 7 or 8 years ago. Have they played Georgia yet?
The answer to that is simple really.....because they can and it is working out for them. As long as SEC teams are in the playoffs and consistently winning championships why would you change anything? It doesn't make sense to mess with a formula that is working unless you are forced to do so? The only way they will change is if the NCAA forces them to or works an angle to put more money in their pockets.

One thing Alabama does and some of the other SEC teams do as well is often opening the season against a bigger name opponent from another conference. Of course, they don't get a bit of credit for doing so even though they don't have to do it and could schedule whoever they wanted. Next year Alabama opens with Duke which is definitely not a big game but usually they open with a pretty good one. The Duke game came about through friendships because Duke's coach, David Cutcliffe, is an Alabama graduate and they wanted to work a game into the schedule.
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Old 01-09-2019, 11:13 AM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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And that is why the SEC is overrated with the collusion of the NCAA & ESPIN, it’s sugardaddy.

Ah well, they can revel in their own padded success.
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Old 01-09-2019, 11:24 AM
 
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And that is why the SEC is overrated with the collusion of the NCAA & ESPIN, itís sugardaddy.

Ah well, they can revel in their own padded success.
I guess so, if that is how you want to rationalize it. lol

It all boils down to one simple thing. The goal is to make it to the playoffs and have a chance to win the championship. It seems to be working.
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Old 01-09-2019, 03:15 PM
 
Location: Murrica
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And make tons of money in the process.
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Old 01-09-2019, 03:20 PM
 
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And make tons of money in the process.

And spend some of it building trophy cases. lol
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Old 01-10-2019, 01:30 PM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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You both are correct. It’s a very clever charade.
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