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Topic: CBS: Ranking the 2019 college football bowl games, 39-1

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Re: CBS: Ranking the 2019 college football bowl games, 39-1
« Reply #154 on: January 14, 2020, 09:40:17 PM »
I'm not around much.  I'll probably drip a self-serving-yet-factual post on the SEC board in the next day or two, detailing the massive amounts of records that were broken and pros and cons to this team's season compared to some other Standard All-Time seasons (we still start with '71 and '95 Nebraska, right?), and then I'll probably disappear again for months at a time. 

we start and stop there

oh wait, I'm cramping................
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Re: CBS: Ranking the 2019 college football bowl games, 39-1
« Reply #155 on: January 14, 2020, 10:56:27 PM »
MDT:

I'll be the first to admit that your team this year is right up there among a very few others who have a claim to be the "best ever" in CFB.  And--despite my negative opinions about LSU fans--I was rooting for LSU for selfish reasons.  I didn't want to see Clemson getting any closer to OU's 47-game win streak than the 29-straight they were sitting on, and a dominant performance by LSU would provide a tiny glimmer of hope that OU looked very bad at least in part because LSU was very, very good, and not just because OU was really, really bad.

As for the mention of the "cramps"--heh!  That was just for the benefit of our friendly Horns (even though I posted it on the Big Ten board where there was a game thread).  I never cared one way or the other about LSU's cramps in the game with UT.

I'll just say this, though: It's always aggravating when the other team has cramps, and there's always the tendency to suspect said other team of faking them.

Was Clemson faking them last night?  I have no idea.

Again, congratulations!  Your guys were the cream of the crop of this season and rank right up there with the all-time greats.
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Re: CBS: Ranking the 2019 college football bowl games, 39-1
« Reply #156 on: January 15, 2020, 10:56:34 AM »
Did Clemson have "cramping" issues while LSU was rolling?  I didn't watch the entire game due to various family and work commitments.

A Monday night in mid-January is a pretty terrible time for a college football game.  During the Holidays, when I have day-after-day off from work and am in a celebratory mood, is way way better.

Just my opinion, perhaps some people really like having the CFP title game two weeks after the end of the CFB season for most teams.

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Re: CBS: Ranking the 2019 college football bowl games, 39-1
« Reply #157 on: January 15, 2020, 01:59:27 PM »
"Cramping" is a good way to break up a HUNH team when they get the speed rolling. In the LSU/Clemson game, it didn't really come up.

Clemson's preferred defense was a the blitz. They sent players from everywhere and left LSU's receivers with 1 on 1 coverage. Joe Burrow was wrapped too tightly at the beginning, missed some easy throws, and let the pressure affect him. There's no chance to get the HUNH working under those conditions.

Once Burrow got his eggs back in the basket, the 1 on 1 coverage meant that Clemson simply got gashed for huge chunks of yardage at a time. It wasn't a factor of offensive speed causing the defense to misalign or wear down. The receivers were simply burning their coverage for 40 yards at a clip.

Clemson's defense never got off page 1 of the play sheet. LSU racked up yards and points, then went to work on the clock. The HUNH just never showed up.

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Re: CBS: Ranking the 2019 college football bowl games, 39-1
« Reply #158 on: January 15, 2020, 02:54:24 PM »
Brent Venables has always been one of the top defensive guys in college football

He started the game off well with the blitzing.  When the big Linebacker was called for targeting and ejected, it really hurt the scheme.

LSU went to quick passing.  Getting the ball out in 2 seconds or less.  This negated the blitz and Venebles wasn't able to find and answer.
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