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  • Beat Alabama on National TV and lose to Clemson, no bowl?

    1 3.45%
  • Beat Clemson on National TV and lose to Alabama, no bowl?

    18 62.07%
  • Lose to both Alabama and Clemson, finish 6-6, go to bowl?

    8 27.59%
  • Beat Florida, lose to Alabama, Clemson and Tennessee, go 6-6, go to a bowl?

    2 6.90%
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    Default What would be best for this years team? Why?

    Beat Alabama on National TV and lose to Clemson, no bowl?
    Beat Clemson on National TV and lose to Alabama, no bowl?
    Lose to both Alabama and Clemson, finish 6-6, go to bowl?
    Beat Florida, lose to Alabama, Clemson, Tennessee, go 6-6 and go to a bowl?
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    Default Re: What would be best for this years team? Why?

    I guess I would chose the third option only because I see it as the most likely of the four. A bowl game should be the absolute minimum standard every single year. With the amount of money the school has put into the program and the amount that it makes from TV, tickets, etc. there is no reason not to expect that. I hate the attitude of "oh well we can go 4-8 but if we beat Clemson it's a successful season!" No. You still lost eight games. Clemson is important but it should not be the focus of the season.

    But I would still not be happy with scenario #3. I expect at least seven regular season wins this year.
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    None of the above.
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    Default Re: What would be best for this years team? Why?

    Don't think you can mention 6-6 without mentioning either "hot seat", "Ray" or "dumpster fire".

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    Default Re: What would be best for this years team? Why?

    For our linebacker play to improve a lot. It would make all of those choices irrelevant.

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    None of the above.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Flameout12 View Post
    Don't think you can mention 6-6 without mentioning either "hot seat", "Ray" or "dumpster fire".
    Especially if one of those 6 losses is to Kentucky. We MUST beat them this year.
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    Default Re: What would be best for this years team? Why?

    I don't really care for these options at all, and would be very irate if either of the first two scenarios played out.
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    Default Re: What would be best for this years team? Why?

    Win em all....I don't like your poll

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    Default Re: What would be best for this years team? Why?

    Vegas and every oddsmaker and sportswriter has us winning between 6 and 7 games at the most next year. I still believe we are another year away mainly because of our schedule and our young talent.

    My questioning is rather it is more beneficial to have a signature win to hang our hat on but maybe not have a great season or simply to repeat our recent success of mediocre wins and a low level bowl game. This team might be better with a worse record. Play GA, ALA, FLA TAM Clemson close but lose them all.

    I believe it would be better for Muschamp to prove he can win a big game against Clemson or Alabama than simply win all the games we are favored in. You might convince me that a win over Florida and a bowl would be better than beating Alabama given they are in our Division and recruiting foe.
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    Default Re: What would be best for this years team? Why?

    Quote Originally Posted by CockTail View Post
    Vegas and every oddsmaker and sportswriter has us winning between 6 and 7 games at the most next year. I still believe we are another year away mainly because of our schedule and our young talent.

    My questioning is rather it is more beneficial to have a signature win to hang our hat on but maybe not have a great season or simply to repeat our recent success of mediocre wins and a low level bowl game.

    I believe it would be better for Muschamp to prove he can win a big game against Clemson or Alabama than simply win all the games we are favored in. You might convince me that a win over Florida and a bowl would be better than beating Alabama given they are in our Division and recruiting foe.
    As great as beating Bama, UGA or Clemson would be, it would kind of be a moot point if we also lose to a team like Kentucky or Tennessee. If you lose to one of the big three, but are able to still have a respectable season by beating the teams equal to you, no one will hold those top 5 losses against you. It would show that while it's not UGA or Bama level, we are holding our own and slowly but surely building and making progress. It sucks right now, but it's just not going to be a quick process. In a perfect world, we would have both, but that's not how football works sometimes. It's the boring answer, but it is what it is.
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    "Other"

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    Quote Originally Posted by USCBatgirl21 View Post
    Especially if one of those 6 losses is to Kentucky. We MUST beat them this year.
    Agreed. If you continually lose to UK in football you aren’t improving. All due respect to them because Stoops has done it the right way but they’re still UK Football.

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    Default Re: What would be best for this years team? Why?

    Honestly I went with 3. I expect us to beat Florida and a bear minimum of 6 wins is expected. I could honestly see a 8 win as obtainable. 9 is possible though unlikely during the season. Also I couldn't see 4 due to the loss in Tennessee of it. I don't see us losing to them. If we do it's a step backwards in my opinion.

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    Default Re: What would be best for this years team? Why?

    We're going to beat Alabama and not make it to a bowl?
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    Quote Originally Posted by smoovecock View Post
    I agree with Cack.

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    Default Re: What would be best for this years team? Why?

    Quote Originally Posted by cack View Post
    We're going to beat Alabama and not make it to a bowl?
    Same could be said for Clemson.

    If we have the horses to beat either, I don;t see us not going to a bowl.

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    Default Re: What would be best for this years team? Why?

    if 6 wins is the max, i'd pick door number 2, because if we're going to suck like in all the choices above id rather we at least beat clemson. that said im not a fan of these score with hot chick A, but catch two std's or score with hot chick B, but catch one std threads.

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    Default Re: What would be best for this years team? Why?

    Quote Originally Posted by Spur's Addiction View Post
    Same could be said for Clemson.

    If we have the horses to beat either, I don;t see us not going to a bowl.
    Exactly. Those teams aren't losing to non-bowl eligible teams.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smoovecock View Post
    I agree with Cack.

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    Default Re: What would be best for this years team? Why?

    Quote Originally Posted by cack View Post
    Exactly. Those teams aren't losing to non-bowl eligible teams.
    I tend to agree but teams are upset all the time, even by teams that aren’t very good. See Clemson/Syracuse. It is plausible that we could lose:

    At Missouri
    At TAM
    At TEN
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    FLA
    ALA
    our road games against TENN and Missou are against teams that we should beat but they are still tough road games. We won’t be favored at Missou and I bet the line is very tight on the road at TENN.

    KY always gives us fits. But i think we end that streak. I do think we can beat Florida but we won’t be favored.

    Still looking at 6 wins or so and likely needing an upset to get to 7 wins.

    I do think WM needs a signature win this season. Either GA, FLA, ALA or Clemy to prove he can do it. Going 6-6 and losing all those doesn’t move the needle
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    Default Re: What would be best for this years team? Why?

    I like polls but this has to be the worst one I have ever seen none of these will happen.
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