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Old 09-02-2014, 06:42 PM   #21
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Looks like we'll have to beat UGA to keep the top 25 poll streak alive.
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Old 09-02-2014, 06:50 PM   #22
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After losing all the players we did, this is probably where we should have started out anyway.
this is exactly why there shouldn't be any polls until mid October......nobody knows.....
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Old 09-02-2014, 06:51 PM   #23
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21 is where this team should be. And we never play that well the first week as I recall. Seems we are always barely eeking it out. And then we follow up with a cupcake team we can't ever blow out. Playing Georgia is normally when we find out what kind of team we have. For some strange reason we never come out clicking on all cylinders like other teams (Alabama for example) do the first game. Wonder if that is because Saban has them hit in practice and we just run through the motions? Thoughts?
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Old 09-02-2014, 06:55 PM   #24
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What's even worse, or more surprising depending on how you want to look at it. We are the only top 25 team that was upset this past week. That really irritates me. Every team won their game they should've won except for us.
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Old 09-02-2014, 07:30 PM   #25
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Personally, I don't think we are a Top 25 team right now, but that's just me.
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Old 09-02-2014, 07:30 PM   #26
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I really expected us to drop out. I wouldn't have complained if we did. If we hadn't been ranked so high, we would have dropped out. Now we have the rest of the season to prove ourselves.

Don't we have some kind of streak for number of weeks for being ranked? We better win the next two if we want to see that streak continue.
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Old 09-02-2014, 08:22 PM   #27
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I don't think polls should come out until after the 4th or 5th game. You pretty much know by then who's a contender or a pretender.
Yeah...why does that sound familiar?

OH! Like with the BCS polls that would come out after week 7 or 8?

BRILLIANT IDEA!

Polls matter. As do winning games and impressing the voters for the first meaningful poll that comes out October 28th.
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Old 09-03-2014, 04:32 AM   #28
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So last year when USC hardly beat some teams they drop in the polls, but #1 FSU almost loses to an unranked OK ST, and don't drop 1 position?

Pre-season polls are crap, I say let teams stay where they are from the previous year, it puts more emphasis on having a good year each year that determines your rankings.

The pre-season polls are here to keep teams like Oklahoma, Southern Cal, Texas, BAMA, and/or Ohio St in the top 10 each year to have a chance to go to the NCG.
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21 is where this team should be. And we never play that well the first week as I recall. Seems we are always barely eeking it out. And then we follow up with a cupcake team we can't ever blow out. Playing Georgia is normally when we find out what kind of team we have. For some strange reason we never come out clicking on all cylinders like other teams (Alabama for example) do the first game. Wonder if that is because Saban has them hit in practice and we just run through the motions? Thoughts?
Yes hitting in practice would have helped us in our last game and we would be further along than we are now but not sure why staff is so reluctant to make necessary changes it seems.

I also believe that polls should not start until week 5 at least you guys are spot on there.
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This Saturday TAMU plays Lamar. Anybody ever heard of Lamar? Ever? Lamar? Must be a Canadian College.

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Old 09-03-2014, 08:02 AM   #31
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Well currently there's no odds listed on the game so Lamar must be really really good! Plus they're also 1-0 so that means they're pretty much equal to aTm, right?
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Old 09-03-2014, 08:44 AM   #32
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Well currently there's no odds listed on the game so Lamar must be really really good! Plus they're also 1-0 so that means they're pretty much equal to aTm, right?
At least now I know Lamar is not in New Jersey.
Where is Lamar? APB!
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Haha looked it up and they are in Beaumont, TX (motto: Texas roots, infinite possibilities) but the best piece of trivia imo is that it was originally called South Park Junior College, so if they can knock Hill out of the game, we can all shout "They killed Kenny!"

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Old 09-03-2014, 09:24 AM   #34
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Beaumont, TX is the home of "Bubba Smith" if anyone has ever seen Police Academy.
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Old 09-03-2014, 09:40 AM   #35
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UT looked pretty good Sunday night. I expect that number to increase over the course of the year.
Too hard of a schedule IMO with our OLine issues to ever get ranked. Hope we don't lose all confidence coming out of the @Oklahoma and @UGA stretch in a couple weeks because we have a lot of other winnable games later in the year.
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Old 09-03-2014, 09:42 AM   #36
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I really expected us to drop out. I wouldn't have complained if we did. If we hadn't been ranked so high, we would have dropped out. Now we have the rest of the season to prove ourselves.

Don't we have some kind of streak for number of weeks for being ranked? We better win the next two if we want to see that streak continue.
It is a testament to where your program is, that was the way TN used to be in the mid 2000's.

It is crazy to think that South Carolina lost at home by 20+ points to a team they were double digit favorites over and are still ranked while Tennessee won at home by 31 over a team they were only 4.5 point favorites over and aren't sniffing the top 25.

Programs have really switched places huh?
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Old 09-03-2014, 09:59 AM   #37
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This Saturday TAMU plays Lamar. Anybody ever heard of Lamar? Ever? Lamar? Must be a Canadian College.

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If Lamar whips TAMU then we should worry. A lot.
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The rankings are usually pretty bogus until after 4-5 games. Look at how most teams open schedule-wise. Apparently a bunch of teams struggle or get surprised the first game as well. Check back in 5 weeks.
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