NCAA Football 2020-21 Season

Ego Man wrote:
Prederick wrote:

The wholesale collapse of FSU football over the last seven years is truly astonishing.

Undefeated national champions in 2013, to this.

(And that's not even cherrypicking, it's an accurate representation of the FSU-Miami game thus far.)

They came into Miami knowing they needed to pull several rabbits out of their hats to win (or even make it close). This year is going to be really hard as we are losing players from the previous coach to the transfer portal in bunches. It appears that the new administration can recruit, but it is going to take 2-3 years to get back to decent. It’s a shame, I was hoping that we would be a bit better than last year

I remember convincing myself of similar things in Tennessee's last decade of debacles. Hopefully they're more true in your case than in mine.

I hope there is no such thing as big time college football in 2-3 years. If there is, it means we learned nothing.

Former Pac-12 coach with former Pac-12 QB beats SEC defending national champion. I guess that one won't count as a quality loss? Lucky that LSU doesn't play in the Pac-12, they'd probably be .500 at best.

Carlbear95 wrote:

Former Pac-12 coach with former Pac-12 QB beats SEC defending national champion. I guess that one won't count as a quality loss? Lucky that LSU doesn't play in the Pac-12, they'd probably be .500 at best.

Ags love the Pirate! Hate that we have to play against him every year once again, though. Especially after our opening week horrorshow.

Fedaykin98 wrote:
Carlbear95 wrote:

Former Pac-12 coach with former Pac-12 QB beats SEC defending national champion. I guess that one won't count as a quality loss? Lucky that LSU doesn't play in the Pac-12, they'd probably be .500 at best.

Ags love the Pirate! Hate that we have to play against him every year once again, though. Especially after our opening week horrorshow.

Cal has held WSU to 42 points total over the last 3 games played (2-1). Maybe if there was more defensive talent in the SEC, they could figure it out.

Carlbear95 wrote:
Fedaykin98 wrote:
Carlbear95 wrote:

Former Pac-12 coach with former Pac-12 QB beats SEC defending national champion. I guess that one won't count as a quality loss? Lucky that LSU doesn't play in the Pac-12, they'd probably be .500 at best.

Ags love the Pirate! Hate that we have to play against him every year once again, though. Especially after our opening week horrorshow.

Cal has held WSU to 42 points total over the last 3 games played (2-1). Maybe if there was more defensive talent in the SEC, they could figure it out.

In American football the air raid offense refers to an offensive scheme popularized by such coaches as Mike Leach, Hal Mumme, Sonny Dykes, and Tony Franklin during their tenures at Iowa Wesleyan University, Valdosta State, Kentucky, Oklahoma, Texas Tech, Louisiana Tech, and Washington State.

The system is designed out of a shotgun formation with four wide receivers and one running back. The formations are a variation of the run and shoot offense with two outside receivers and two inside slot receivers. The offense also uses trips formations featuring three wide receivers on one side of the field and a lone single receiver on the other side.

Umm, Leach got his start coaching for Hal Mumme who ran the first Air Raid back in the 90s at Kentucky, which, um let me check my notes..... is in the SEC.

LSU lost a bazillion players from last year's team, probably has more to do with the loss than some fancy passing concepts meets SEC take.

Badferret wrote:

LSU lost a bazillion players from last year's team, probably has more to do with the loss than some fancy passing concepts meets SEC take.

If I believe what I read on the internet, the practice squad on an SEC team can beat the All Pac-12 team, so maybe talent isn't the issue. Anyways in the Pac-12 you go from a Mike Leach team, to a stanfurd ground and pound team, to Oregon's spread offense from week to week. Welcome to the Forward Pass SEC!

What? I believe it's the SEC where you might face a Mike Leach team, Carl, might want to update your prescription!

Game canceled between GA State and Charlotte in error. There's a lab worker getting thrown under the bus in Atlanta. Oops:

Friday afternoon, as we were loading the buses to play a football game at Charlotte, we were informed that four individuals out of 135 had tested positive for coronavirus from our third test in four days as part of our protocol to play. Through contract tracing, we identified 17 others, including one coach, who would require quarantining.

These were our first positive test results in three weeks among our athletics programs, which since April have experienced a positivity rate of 1.7 percent. Out of an abundance of caution for the rest of our team and Charlotte, we could not in good conscience put our team on the bus and play a game.

As part of our protocols, we tested the individuals again Friday afternoon and were informed by our lab Friday night that none tested positive. They also retested the swabs from Thursday and all tested negative as well. It was at this point that the lab director informed our medical staff that a human error Friday morning caused the error in test results.

The disappointing news is that we could have played on Saturday. More importantly, the positive news is we are not dealing with an outbreak at this time. We appreciate the professionalism shown by (Charlotte director of athletics) Mike Hill and coach (Will) Healy throughout the past 48 hours.

Carlbear95 wrote:

Former Pac-12 coach with former Pac-12 QB beats SEC defending national champion. I guess that one won't count as a quality loss?

It makes it easier to ignore the 2020 college football season when App State cancels a game six days out because of Covid.

Nineteen new cases -- 8 coaches, 10 players, one student (presumably a manager or a trainer or some such).

I can't believe the Big 10 let itself get bullied into playing this fall after all. That is some weak-ass Nebraska-esque stuff.

Go Vols. Eight in a row after that embarrassing start last year. The real stuff starts next week against GA. Expect to lose but hope we have a shot.

I love that we have an O-Line that's good enough to earn a nickname. Online people have been calling them the Tennessee Valley Authority. Been a long time since we've had this kind of talent up front.

I'm kind of enjoying the humor of coaches dealing with masks. Tennessee's Pruitt today looked like Little Orange Riding hood in his neck gaiter.

Carlbear95 wrote:
Badferret wrote:

LSU lost a bazillion players from last year's team, probably has more to do with the loss than some fancy passing concepts meets SEC take.

If I believe what I read on the internet, the practice squad on an SEC team can beat the All Pac-12 team, so maybe talent isn't the issue. Anyways in the Pac-12 you go from a Mike Leach team, to a stanfurd ground and pound team, to Oregon's spread offense from week to week. Welcome to the Forward Pass SEC!

Forward pass indeed.

So Texas... Still not back?

Stele wrote:

So Texas... Still not back?

Would be 1-2 if Tech hadn't completely pooped the bed last week.

Badferret wrote:
Carlbear95 wrote:
Badferret wrote:

LSU lost a bazillion players from last year's team, probably has more to do with the loss than some fancy passing concepts meets SEC take.

If I believe what I read on the internet, the practice squad on an SEC team can beat the All Pac-12 team, so maybe talent isn't the issue. Anyways in the Pac-12 you go from a Mike Leach team, to a stanfurd ground and pound team, to Oregon's spread offense from week to week. Welcome to the Forward Pass SEC!

Forward pass indeed.

Prior to beating MSU, Arkansas had won one SEC game going back 3 seasons. None the last two.

I think Leach is going to be good at MSU. But saying the SEC is not good based on one win on a team known to have lost the vast majority of what had made it good the year before (coaching and players) was a bit much.

On another note, not sure how we didn't get a penalty on this yesterday:

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Texas looking like trash early. Thought they might be able to take it this year, but looks like they're gonna Texas it up.

bighoppa wrote:

Texas looking like trash early. Thought they might be able to take it this year, but looks like they're gonna Texas it up.

Well they made it to overtime

Holy moley, both kickers missed FGs in 3rd OT to send it to a 4th.

Well one blocked, one shanked.

Great games so far. Ags kick a FG for a win over #4 Florida as time expired. Mizzou held LSU at 1st and goal from the 1 yardline to win. Now this Red River Shootout really is.

And an interception seals the game!

Now Tennessee see and Georgia are very close in the battle of Gumbie vs badferret.

Fedaykin98 wrote:

Now Tennessee see and Georgia are very close in the battle of Gumbie vs badferret.

Missed it by that much.

Hey, it was close at the time of posting! I don't want to hear anything from you today other than "Thank you".

Fedaykin98 wrote:

Hey, it was close at the time of posting! I don't want to hear anything from you today other than "Thank you".

Thank you. I see you have already taken delivery of the alligator boots.

Fedaykin98 wrote:

Now Tennessee see and Georgia are very close in the battle of Gumbie vs badferret.

Holy crap that was a collapse in the 3rd by TN.

Badferret wrote:
Fedaykin98 wrote:

Hey, it was close at the time of posting! I don't want to hear anything from you today other than "Thank you".

Thank you. I see you have already taken delivery of the alligator boots.

Just think, when I posted about what a great day of football we were having, Ole Miss - Bama was still just a twinkle in Nick Saban's eye.

I wonder if that will convince some people that in the south it's real