Originally Posted by yazoo
I think it was inevitable that we passed Clemson. The SEC advantages (recruiting, facilities, coaching talent, and passion) just continue to give us an annual edge. We get to play huge games all year, while Clemson is stuck playing yawner games like Duke, Wake, or BC. The Clemson opponent fan bases are less vocal, smaller, and mostly distracted by other interests. The SEC fans are wilder and louder, and are exciting.
I agree in technicolor.
Two things stand out...
-Our speed and athleticism on defense, especially our DL has pretty much dominated CU the past 5 years. 2011 was especially brutal...our DL was unstoppable in that game.
-Playing in the bigger venues really showed out...not taking anything away from our guys, but some of the CU players really choked on the big stage. Coaching may have played a big part in this.