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Old 01-14-2009, 02:39 PM
 
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They dont throw a dart at the wall and say well they have the 31st hardest schedule. Sorry but facts and stats out weigh personal opinion and Utah has a tougher schedule than Bama.

You criticized Utah for playing weak teams Bama played Ark. St(6-6), Western Kentucky(2-10), Tulane (2-10). In fact Bama opponets were 83-80 if you dont include the 13-0 Utes, compare that to the 88-77 record of the Utah opponets and I think theres some logic behind Utah being 31st in SOS
Packersnut21,

Thanks for some factual information. Utah is creating controversy. That is good. Some will hold out for "The Club," perhaps not realizing who was quarterback at BAMA when the TIDE was accepted into the BCS. I believe it was Joe Namath (I may be wrong about that, but one of the really great Q Backs).

One problem Utah has had, until now, is getting some teams to want to play in the Mountain West. The elevation isn't something every team likes, except WY, CSU etc. Plus, there are long-standing commitments to some other teams. Utah has tried to add SEC and other teams and they have said no. Perhaps Coach Meyer and Coach Saban, along with Coach Crowton (former head coach at BYU) may be able to convince some teams to rethink their decisions.

Everyone is entitled to their opinion. However, facts are facts.

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Old 01-15-2009, 10:27 PM
 
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I would disagree with this.
Why? Wasn't the Florida-Oklahoma evidence of my point?
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Old 01-16-2009, 07:55 AM
 
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Why? Wasn't the Florida-Oklahoma evidence of my point?
Im leaving the teams out to avoid fighting about what team.

I think we would agree that the 14th ranked defense in the country is a pretty good defense. I think we could agree that the 9th ranked offense is a pretty good offense.

The 9th ranked offense beat the 14th ranked defense in their bowl game

Another example.

The 3rd ranked defense is a pretty good defense. the 35th ranked offense is a decent offense. However the 35th ranked offense beat the 3rd ranked defense.

A third example

The 18th ranked defense is a good defense and the 12th ranked offense is a good offense. However the 12th ranked offense beats a good defense.


Three case from this years bowl where the good offense beat the good defense.
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Old 04-09-2009, 10:25 AM
 
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Im leaving the teams out to avoid fighting about what team.

I think we would agree that the 14th ranked defense in the country is a pretty good defense. I think we could agree that the 9th ranked offense is a pretty good offense.

The 9th ranked offense beat the 14th ranked defense in their bowl game

Another example.

The 3rd ranked defense is a pretty good defense. the 35th ranked offense is a decent offense. However the 35th ranked offense beat the 3rd ranked defense.

A third example

The 18th ranked defense is a good defense and the 12th ranked offense is a good offense. However the 12th ranked offense beats a good defense.


Three case from this years bowl where the good offense beat the good defense.
I see your point, but in 2 of your 3 examples, one team's offense was better than the other team's defense in terms of ranking. About #35 offense beating #3 defense, which game was that? There had to be anomalies, turnovers, etc., I'm guessing.
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