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Old 06-15-2017, 04:07 PM   #81
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Hey TaterNet..........Number ONE, GET OFF MY BOARD. Number 2, Obsession much? Creating a three page thread devoted to my logo and post? Why thank you, I am flattered. Now go make out with your brothers and sisters.
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uhhhhhh.....we lost 7 games last year, and 6 of them were to teams with a winning record. The exception was Miss. State, who finished 6-7 with a bowl win in the toughest division of college football. Those 7 games were against teams with a combined record of 63-30, and 6 of them were Power Five schools.

Snubbed or not, we had not been in NCAA tournament for 13 years and had not won a game in 43 years. If you don't see our Final Four appearance as extremely unexpected, I don't know what to say. Relatively speaking, we have been much more competitive in football in recent years, so making the playoffs is not as big of a stretch - we won 10 regular season games three years in a row, one more regular season win in any of those years would have put us in the SEC championship game. In other words, two wins from a natty (that was before the four team playoff).

Georgia Tech was actually pretty decent and had a Senior QB that was a veteran starter. Even so, they got to got to 9 wins by going 3-0 against the SEC East. Two of those teams never see GT's gimmick offense, and they struggled just like we do against the likes of The Citadel and Wofford. The 3rd SEC win was UGA, and Kirby Smart had to use his full arsenal of bonehead moves to snatch a loss from the jaws of victory.
Your logic is that because we won 10 regular season games with a completely different team, that it's not that much of a stretch that we could make the playoffs with a significantly worse version of that team three years later.

This team hasn't showed anything so far that could make anyone think there's a slither of hope that they could be a playoff caliber team. Is there a lot of potential for the offense? Absolutely, but it's just that until they start doing it against real competition.
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I do not see us even winning the SEC East. We might go to a low tier bowl game again, no way we win a championship of any kind this season.
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Your logic is that because we won 10 regular season games with a completely different team, that it's not that much of a stretch that we could make the playoffs with a significantly worse version of that team three years later.

This team hasn't showed anything so far that could make anyone think there's a slither of hope that they could be a playoff caliber team. Is there a lot of potential for the offense? Absolutely, but it's just that until they start doing it against real competition.
No, my logic is that the Final Four run came out of nowhere and was an amazing accomplishment. Making the football playoffs this year is less of a stretch and we have a recent history of success in football, unlike basketball.

We still had decent talent the last three years, even if the record did not reflect it. We just didn't have the needed talent at the offensive skill positions. We do now, so no reason that we can't get back to the double digit win seasons again. I am expecting 8-9 wins, but a few breaks can make it a special season.
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