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Topic: Conference Record Predictions for 2021 Season

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Cincydawg

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Conference Record Predictions for 2021 Season
« on: June 13, 2021, 01:46:11 PM »
2021 SEC football schedule: Dates, matchups | NCAA.com

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Re: Conference Record Predictions for 2021 Season
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2021, 02:43:01 PM »
Alabama - Duh.  They have four games basically, at Florida, at Auburn, LSU, and at A&M.  And yes,they could lose one somewhere, but I doubt it, 8-0.

A&M - Favorable slate, Bama and Auburn at home, at LSU.  My notion is 6-2.

LSU - At Bama, but the other tougher teams at home, so 7-1.

Auburn - I see four losses for them, first year coach and all, 4-4.

UGA - Two games, at Auburn and Florida, I predict 7-1, probably a close loss to Clemson to boot.

Florida - Bama at home, At LSU and UGA, Two losses.

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Re: Conference Record Predictions for 2021 Season
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2021, 04:20:02 PM »
Alabama imo has a fairly difficult schedule. To start with the games with Florida, A&M, and Auburn are on the road. It is not easy going into Gainesville and College Station and winning. It will be 150 degrees and 100,000 fans screaming like banshees. Also weird things happen in Auburn. Unlike you, I think Miami and Ole Miss are challenges and I saw some publication thinks Mississippi State is a top 10 team. Alabama's schedule is far more than a cake walk.

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Re: Conference Record Predictions for 2021 Season
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2021, 04:39:16 PM »
I didn't call it a cake walk.  They could lose a game obviously, I don't think they will.


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Re: Conference Record Predictions for 2021 Season
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2021, 07:40:51 PM »
Alabama - Duh.  They have four games basically, at Florida, at Auburn, LSU, and at A&M.  And yes,they could lose one somewhere, but I doubt it, 8-0.

A&M - Favorable slate, Bama and Auburn at home, at LSU.  My notion is 6-2.

LSU - At Bama, but the other tougher teams at home, so 7-1.

Auburn - I see four losses for them, first year coach and all, 4-4.

UGA - Two games, at Auburn and Florida, I predict 7-1, probably a close loss to Clemson to boot.

Florida - Bama at home, At LSU and UGA, Two losses.
No changes in my guesses from June, not that we're here.

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Re: Conference Record Predictions for 2021 Season
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2021, 11:35:09 AM »
Alabama imo has a fairly difficult schedule. To start with the games with Florida, A&M, and Auburn are on the road. It is not easy going into Gainesville and College Station and winning. It will be 150 degrees and 100,000 fans screaming like banshees. Also weird things happen in Auburn. Unlike you, I think Miami and Ole Miss are challenges and I saw some publication thinks Mississippi State is a top 10 team. Alabama's schedule is far more than a cake walk.
Miami and Ole Miss and Miss State might be challenges for, say, Arkansas.  They're not challenges to Alabama.

If Auburn isn't about 100x better than last year, they're no challenge either.

Alabama slaughtered A&M's  best team since 2012 last year and the ags are going to take a pretty big step back this year with losses of their veteran QB and almost their entire o-line which was the strength of the team last year.  

I don't know what Florida lost or kept from last year but they're usually pretty good.  So it looks to be a one-game regular season for the Tide.  I'm not really knocking the schedule, it's just a testament to the strength of your team, that the schedule is weak by comparison.

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Re: Conference Record Predictions for 2021 Season
« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2021, 01:12:25 PM »
I think Alabama will be pretty good this year and I can't pick out an opponent that I believe will beat them. However, I am aware that only two of Saban's six NCs were undefeated teams. I also find it strange that you can argue how bad Bama beat A&M and not consider how close the games with Ole Miss and Florida were. You are the only person I know who is disrespecting A&M who many people think deserved to be in the playoffs last year. You are disrespecting LSU and they won the 2020 NC. Miami is the 14th rated team in America. Auburn beat Bama in 2019. To me the schedule looks challenging. A one game schedule; hardly.

I hope we are as good as you think we are. When will the sounds of SEC, SEC start coming from Austin?

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Re: Conference Record Predictions for 2021 Season
« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2021, 01:17:31 PM »
LSU was atrocious last year.  How am I disrespecting them by discounting them?

Lots of people think the ags will take a step back this year.  CincyDawg already stated as such on this thread and others.  I'm hardly the only one.  I'm not "disrespecting" their last year's team, which was actually quite good.  Much better than the ag fans I know actually expected, because they despised Mond, and didn't ever give him any credit.  Once he finally had a good oline and wasn't running for his life on every play, he played well.  But he, and almost that entire oline, are gone now.  I think it's silly NOT to expect them to take a step back.  I expect Texas' offense to take a step back as well, for similar reasons.

And yeah, I expect some of the younger Longhorn fans will chant SECSECSEC this year.  But I suspect we'll hear it a lot more from fans of OPPOSING teams, mocking us if/when they beat us.


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Re: Conference Record Predictions for 2021 Season
« Reply #8 on: August 31, 2021, 02:20:03 PM »
i believe you indicated that Alabama had a one game schedule and that opponent is Florida. Ergo you are discounting everybody not named Florida. LSU had a bad year last year. I don't think you can assume they will be bad again. They are loaded with talent. You cite A&M's losses at qb and 0line as reasons for their regression. They have recruited at a high level recently. There is no reason to assume that they can't replace those losses. FWIW Alabama had similar losses.

I hope you are correct and neither are competitive.

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Re: Conference Record Predictions for 2021 Season
« Reply #9 on: August 31, 2021, 02:32:31 PM »
Those will only be competitive games if Alabama allows them to be.  That's where your team is right now.  I'm sure you enjoy it, I know I would.

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Re: Conference Record Predictions for 2021 Season
« Reply #10 on: August 31, 2021, 02:42:17 PM »








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Re: Conference Record Predictions for 2021 Season
« Reply #11 on: August 31, 2021, 03:14:33 PM »
I keep waiting for bamajoe to say "Rat Poison!" ;)

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Re: Conference Record Predictions for 2021 Season
« Reply #12 on: August 31, 2021, 03:16:45 PM »
LSU was atrocious last year.  How am I disrespecting them by discounting them?

Depends on how you're discounting them.  If you're expecting them to be anything like as bad as last year, you're almost certainly wrong.  If your point is they're not as good as Alabama, you're almost certainly right.  

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Re: Conference Record Predictions for 2021 Season
« Reply #13 on: August 31, 2021, 03:18:45 PM »
Depends on how you're discounting them.  If you're expecting them to be anything like as bad as last year, you're almost certainly wrong.  If your point is they're not as good as Alabama, you're almost certainly right. 
I don't expect LSU to challenge Alabama or anyone else for the SEC title this year.


 

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