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Old 01-04-2019, 07:16 PM
 
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Well, arguments about games past aside.. Let's argue a little about upcoming.

Does anyone think that Clemson is in the position it is with Kelly Bryant?

Is Alabama in the position it is with Jalen Hurts?

I think the answer to both is yes.. Neither team might look quite as dominant as they have... But Clemson's ACC schedule wasn't all that difficult.. And Alabama wouldn't have hung quite as many points as they did on some teams. I honestly think Alabama would have beaten LSU by more with Hurts, but most other games a little less.
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Old 01-04-2019, 08:58 PM
 
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I think the same results with Hurts and Bryant except less ppg.

And in the case of Hurts, consider how close it came to it actually being him this season and Tua never playing a down for Bama again.

We have Georgia to thank because had Oklahoma beaten Georgia in OT last year, Hurts and Co. would have bludgeoned Oklahoma in the NC game and Tua would have never seen the field except maybe in a mop up role.
No last second heroics.

Hurts would have been the man coming into this season and Tua would have been cooling his heels on the west coast with some Pac 12 team.
JMO of course.
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Old 01-05-2019, 04:56 AM
 
Location: Murphy, North Carolina
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Here's the picks for both national championships, one of which is today.


Eastern Washington vs. North Dakota State
(1) Alabama vs. (3) Clemson

Pick Overall Record: 234-147
Pick Record Last Time: 5-6


Here are my picks.
Eastern Washington vs. North Dakota State (I think the Bison will cap off quite an excellent era under Klieman before he heads down to Manhattan and try to get K-State back up on its feet.)
(1) Alabama vs. (3) Clemson (Clemson has the defense to slow down Tua and Alabama's offense. In fact, it's one of the best defenses in the country. Alabama has a good defense, too, though, and its fresh off the best offense its faced all year. I think it'll be close, but Alabama edges out Clemson by around 6 points.)
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Old 01-05-2019, 09:00 AM
 
Location: Greenville SC 'Waterfall City'
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I think every public university can be described as regional. Clemson and Alabama def. get a lot of out of region students though.
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Old 01-05-2019, 03:04 PM
 
Location: Trumbull/Danbury
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North Dakota State today. Bison continue to roll
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Old 01-05-2019, 07:13 PM
 
Location: AriZona
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North Dakota State today. Bison continue to roll
Yep. Seven NCAA championships, if I heard correctly. However, they're losing their coach to Kansas State after Bill Synder retires. Again. I guess he needs a new challenge?
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Old 01-07-2019, 09:14 AM
 
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I think every public university can be described as regional. Clemson and Alabama def. get a lot of out of region students though.

This ebbs and flows. Outside of Notre Dame, which has always, and likely will always get players nationally without having to recruit hard..

Clemson for a very long time was pulling from NC, SC and GA only, with the occasional recruit from TN. Florida was very strange to get a recruit from, because of Miami, FSU and Florida.

Christian Wilkins is from Massachusetts. That would have been unheard of 20 years ago.
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Old 01-07-2019, 11:53 AM
 
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Bet the house on Clemson tonight!!
It's the Sports Illustrated curse!!!




https://www.saturdaydownsouth.com/al...s-illustrated/
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Old 01-07-2019, 04:43 PM
 
Location: Trumbull/Danbury
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Alabama tonight over Clemson. No one is beating them this year
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Old 01-07-2019, 07:15 PM
 
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Anyone who says this is what they expected so far.. you're a liar


Oh.. And don't put in Hurts.. Don't put in Hurts..

Last edited by Labonte18; 01-07-2019 at 07:31 PM..
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