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Old 07-31-2009, 10:16 AM
 
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Errh you wana see BSU's new unis, man they're terrible, they'll blend in even more with the Blue turf
I honestly think that there should be rule on turf color.
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Old 07-31-2009, 11:43 AM
 
Location: H-town, TX.
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Texas Tech:

North Dakota
Rice
Houston
New Mexico

While anyone can beat anyone (see App. St.), it looks as though the toughest nonconference game will be at Houston, with a good head coach who should be a hot commodity in the next few years and an offensive coordinator who coached at Tech and is very familiar with Leach's system. Plus the game is a week after the UT game in Austin.

The other three are in Lubbock so I think Tech should be favored to win handily. It's not close to the toughest of nonconference schedules (I would like to see at least one BCS conference opponent every year before big 12 play), but Houston will probably make it to a bowl game this season and may win its conference.

I will be somewhere in the student section at Robertson for Tech. Or that is the plan, at least.

I just wish Holgerson would remember that FBs and TEs are useful. UH couldn't run out the clock last year soon enough against Air Force in the bowl game.

As for UH:

NW ST (La.)
@Okie State
Texas Tech
@Mississippi State


If the Coogs played like last season in Stoolwater as if Art Briles was still coaching them, then the pile of turnovers kills them and OSU blows open a close game.

Tech could go either way, but I believe UH has no experience where it matters. Hopefully, that week off after OSU isn't all for some serious wound licking.

I think MSU is a win. MSU isn't so much better now than they were in Briles' early years where UH swept a home-and-home from the Bulldogs. UH is in much calmer waters as the Dana Dimel 0-11 2001 disaster is long since out of the rear view mirror...

So, 4-0 possible, not likely. 3-1 quite likely. 2-2 would be a slight letdown.
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Old 08-11-2009, 10:45 PM
 
Location: Clermont, FL
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LSU Tigers

@ Washington
Louisiana-Lafayette
Tulane
Louisiana Tech

LSU should go 4-0 vs. these teams.
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Old 08-12-2009, 12:05 AM
 
Location: WNC
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UNC:

Citadel
UConn
ECU
GaSo
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Old 08-12-2009, 06:09 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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ECU:

App State (home)
West Virginia (away)
UNC (away)
VT (home)

Looks to be the toughest listed in this thread so far.

The 1st three games listed are our 1st three games of the season. VT is a home Thursday night ESPN game in Nov.

I can see 4-0, I can also see 1-3. We did beat WVU, UNC and VT the last time we matched up. We have almost our entire team returning, plus the key is getting injured players back (last year I think we had at one point 17 starters injured). Our Oline will be the 2nd most experienced Oline in the nation. Our QB is coming back for a 6th year (3rd year of actually seeing playing time). We are very deep at RB and DL and have 2 very good playmakers at WR. Hopefully we can have some depth at WR and our DBs play good.
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Old 08-12-2009, 07:52 AM
 
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South Carolina Gamecocks - taking on:

at NC State
Clemson
Florida Atlantic
The Citadel

FAU made a bowl the past two years, they aren't terrible. NC State is supposed to be much better this year. Citadel should be an easy win. Clemson.. I think they've beaten us something like 10 of the past 12.

Phil Steele has us as the #1 most difficult schedule in the nation. Our tough conference games are Florida and Ole Miss at home.. and @ Alabama, @ Georgia, @ Tennessee, @ Arkansas
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Old 08-12-2009, 07:59 AM
 
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ECU:

App State (home)
West Virginia (away)
UNC (away)
VT (home)

Looks to be the toughest listed in this thread so far.

The 1st three games listed are our 1st three games of the season. VT is a home Thursday night ESPN game in Nov.

I can see 4-0, I can also see 1-3. We did beat WVU, UNC and VT the last time we matched up. We have almost our entire team returning, plus the key is getting injured players back (last year I think we had at one point 17 starters injured). Our Oline will be the 2nd most experienced Oline in the nation. Our QB is coming back for a 6th year (3rd year of actually seeing playing time). We are very deep at RB and DL and have 2 very good playmakers at WR. Hopefully we can have some depth at WR and our DBs play good.
You've gotta respect ECU for scheduling the way they do every year. I wouldn't be surprised if those Tobacco Road schools quit scheduling ECU. I hope y'all get picked up by the ACC, SEC, or Big East at some point.
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Old 08-12-2009, 07:59 AM
 
Location: Austin, Texas
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South Carolina Gamecocks - taking on:

at NC State
Clemson
Florida Atlantic
The Citadel

FAU made a bowl the past two years, they aren't terrible. NC State is supposed to be much better this year. Citadel should be an easy win. Clemson.. I think they've beaten us something like 10 of the past 12.

Phil Steele has us as the #1 most difficult schedule in the nation. Our tough conference games are Florida and Ole Miss at home.. and @ Alabama, @ Georgia, @ Tennessee, @ Arkansas
You're right, that is a tough schedule. Good to see S. Carolina schedule decent OOC opponents. What SEC games do you have at home?

Phil Steele is a moron though. He has my Oregon Ducks out of the Top 40...
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Old 08-12-2009, 08:04 AM
 
Location: Austin, Texas
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You've gotta respect ECU for scheduling the way they do. I hope y'all get picked up by the ACC, SEC, or Big East at some point.
Well, you know the SEC won't pick them up. ECU mans up with their OOC schedule and that'll rock the boat.
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Old 08-12-2009, 08:05 AM
 
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You're right, that is a tough schedule. What SEC games do you have at home?
@NC State
@Georgia
Florida Atlantic
Ole Miss
Citadel
Kentucky
@Alabama
Vandy
@Tennessee
@Arkansas
Florida
bye
@Clemson

same thing every year.. start with Georgia (sets the tone) and 4 or 5 of our winnable games.. then end on the "Orange Crush" of Clemson, Tennessee, and Florida at the end of every year. Arkansas is always a battle, and the two random SEC West opponents are usually strong (we seem to rotate out the cold teams, and in with the hot teams, every year.)

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Phil Steele is a moron though. He has my Oregon Ducks out of the Top 40...
I think he's very analytical.. this sort of stuff is rarely accurate, and I don't know of anyone better. And don't feel bad, I think we were like #50-something. He considers the schedule strength very important when making those rankings. Easy schedules are rewarded, because that's how real-life polls work. Utah and Boise are no pushovers, that's probably what drags you down in those rankings.
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