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Topic: Pick a team to follow in 2020

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Brutus Buckeye

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Pick a team to follow in 2020
« on: August 12, 2020, 06:41:14 PM »
Let's each, at the bare minimum pick one team to follow that is still planning to give it a go. You don't need to declare right away, but make sure that you pick one before the season starts.

For those that want to take it a little farther, you can pick one team from each remaining P5, the SEC, the ACC and the Big 12 (as of this posting) and keep tabs on each.

If that's not enough, you can pick a team from each division to root for, in the SEC. But if you are going to do that, then post the pecking order. ie: "I am rooting for __________ to win the SEC, and I am also going to pull for __________ to win the opposite division." (It looks like the ACC is scrapping their divisions for a year, with ND in the mix).

And if you really want to go hog wild you can toss in whatever G5 Conferences are still planning to give it a go. I know that the Mac and Mountain West are out, not sure about the others.

I will go first

Big 12: West Virginia
SEC: Ole Miss overall, with Kentucky in the East. 
ACC: Virginia Tech
other: BYU


Try to pick a team that hasn't been taken yet, at least if you are somewhat dispassionate about who to select. Obviously Cincydawg will be pulling for UNC and Georgia even if someone else beats him to them, and kris will probably take Pitt and WV iirc, and ELA will probably take Pitt, and Fro Florida. But try and mix it up a little where you can.

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Re: Pick a team to follow in 2020
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2020, 06:58:33 PM »
My group, with explanations.

Big 12: K-State

TCU has slipped in my mind. ISU is feisty, but K-state gets weird in the run game. They're a good solid program, make the most of their pieces. I wanna see what that staff does

SEC: I live near one SEC school and pay attention to them, so I'll set them aside and for with Florida

Dan Mullen's offense is awesome. He gets so much out of the talent he has. It's athletes and power and weird. And now they have a pure passing QB and adapted flawlessly. 

ACC: UNC

A lot of decent options for my kind of interest between's UVA's weird offense, liking what Norvell does, interest in Satterfield. But I went with UNC. I think the coordinators are great. Their hype has totally outpaced a staff that went 7-6 with a talented roster last year. I want to know if they can live up to it. 

other: Does Navy count? 

They're already a team I follow, as is Army. If I have to not pick an option or option-adjectent team, La. Tech. I am fascinated by a coach who has found his level of building fun offenses at a small school, raising them to a good level but unable to break past that. 

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Re: Pick a team to follow in 2020
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2020, 07:07:30 PM »
Texas

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Re: Pick a team to follow in 2020
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2020, 07:32:21 PM »
There goes Utee, keeping it weird, as usual.

ACC: Ordinarily this would be hard. (1) I like public schools over private ones, but the ACC is chock full of private schools. Seriously, it's kind of strange for a major college football conference. (2) I have good friends whose kids go to or went to several of these schools (one of them has a kid at Syracuse and another just graduated Clemson). (3) Clemson? Checks the right blocks, but I like underdogs, not those guys.

Oh, that's right, Notre Dame is "in" the ACC. So I guess Notre Dame. Speaking of weird.

Big XII: Iowa State. Because it gives Iowa a run for its money, and isn't one of those Big XII schools I can't get my biased head around.

SEC: Georgia, Auburn, or LSU. Always a toughie for me. I think I'll go with the most mascots/nicknames, and a state where I have a little work right now: so War Eagle!

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Re: Pick a team to follow in 2020
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2020, 07:54:58 PM »
I always root for Notre Dame and I suppose if I want to recreate my OSU fandom if better go for Alabama. For the Big 12 probably the Sooners because one of my friends is a big fan. And got to look at the Fickells to carry on the pride of Ohio.

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Re: Pick a team to follow in 2020
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2020, 09:21:31 PM »
UNC

Ive always sort of liked them in football, might have gone there if not for the out of state tuition, Mack Brown has always seemed likable, plus while most schools pretend their athletes take legit classes, UNC went in the opposite direction and said their students also take joke football player classes.  I commend that

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Re: Pick a team to follow in 2020
« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2020, 09:32:49 PM »
No
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Re: Pick a team to follow in 2020
« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2020, 09:37:32 PM »
I always root for Notre Dame and I suppose if I want to recreate my OSU fandom if better go for Alabama. For the Big 12 probably the Sooners because one of my friends is a big fan. And got to look at the Fickells to carry on the pride of Ohio.
Ohio St, Bama, ND, and Oklahoma?  I bet you’re a Globetrotters fan, too.

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Re: Pick a team to follow in 2020
« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2020, 12:36:50 AM »
Gotta follow the Pirate. 

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Re: Pick a team to follow in 2020
« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2020, 07:29:48 AM »
Ohio St, Bama, ND, and Oklahoma?  I bet you’re a Globetrotters fan, too.
What kind of communist roots against the Globetrotters?

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Re: Pick a team to follow in 2020
« Reply #10 on: August 13, 2020, 09:05:33 AM »
Giant meteor. 
U RAH RAH! WIS CON SIN!

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Re: Pick a team to follow in 2020
« Reply #11 on: August 13, 2020, 09:33:42 AM »
I suppose if I want to recreate my OSU fandom if better go for Alabama.
Hmm, which could best re-create my MSU fanhood?

Pre-Dantonio, certainly Pitt.  Always up for an upset, positive, or negative.

Super recent vintage, Mississippi State.  All defense, inept offense...except they just hired Leach.

On the whole?  Maybe Oklahoma State.  Solid program, with a middling floor, and a ceiling that at times can be top 10 good, but probably not ever national title good, but no matter what stuck behind a helmet power within their own state as far as national attention goes.

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Re: Pick a team to follow in 2020
« Reply #12 on: August 13, 2020, 09:41:58 AM »
Giant meteor.
Is you root for that, might as well root for the current pestilence to get more deadly. Unless the meteor just hits Columbus. 

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Re: Pick a team to follow in 2020
« Reply #13 on: August 13, 2020, 10:07:00 AM »
Is you root for that, might as well root for the current pestilence to get more deadly. Unless the meteor just hits Columbus.
Gee thanks for the love.  In any event when it comes to the apocalypse I'm fond of the supervolcano under Yellowstone erupting.

 

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