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Topic: Conference Record Predictions for 2021 Season

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MikeDeTiger

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Re: Conference Record Predictions for 2021 Season
« Reply #14 on: August 31, 2021, 03:24:44 PM »
It's only Alabama, the "anyone else" doesn't factor into the picture.  And no, they won't challenge Alabama this year.  

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Re: Conference Record Predictions for 2021 Season
« Reply #15 on: August 31, 2021, 04:26:30 PM »
It's only Alabama, the "anyone else" doesn't factor into the picture.  

Thanks, you're now echoing the exact point I was making in the first place. :)


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Re: Conference Record Predictions for 2021 Season
« Reply #16 on: August 31, 2021, 06:41:20 PM »
only a fool would discount Bama.  

however, there is this strange dynamic that happens in this game, where skill and emotion entwine- where 'teams' form and perform at a level nobody could anticipate out of the clear blue without prior indication they could execute 'like that'... 

bama has earned it's reputation.  they pull on their boots and go to work.  that's pretty much all they have to do as they are supremely coached and prepared.  

however, there are teams on their schedule, who IF they performed at their absolute best and met Bama loafing even a little, could beat them.  those teams are Florida, Auburn, LSU, and aTm.... but it isn't those that will do it imHo- it's a team sandwiched somewhere on the schedule that lets Bama look right past them- that team that maybe won't make a bowl... that team nobody believes in and is isolated in that disregard every week... who has the tools but has had no indication of what they can do with them yet... 

Ole Miss, Arkansas, Miss State or Tennessee (in order of likelihood) will drop the Tide this season.  What it'll take is playing at 125% of their possible game, which happens from time to time, and catching Bama just going through the motions.  

now if these were armies laying in wait, or a bunch of gangs getting ready to go at it 50's style where its well known one slip up can get you killed i'd have to say Bama rolls right through the season without any real threat... but... it isn't... 'going to work', in my opinion, is a condition that can invite the fall against a team that is hungry and had their encounter circled, as if it's the only game they'll ever play, for years.    

just sayin'.  

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Re: Conference Record Predictions for 2021 Season
« Reply #17 on: August 31, 2021, 07:06:58 PM »
Upsets happen.

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Re: Conference Record Predictions for 2021 Season
« Reply #18 on: August 31, 2021, 07:29:43 PM »
Tennessee could play Alabama 100 times this year and wouldn't win once.  They could catch them after a tough opponent, sandwiched between 2, have a bye before it, and half of the Tide get covid, and the Vols wouldn't beat Alabama.

That's a bad team minus 35 players.  
The SEC East has 3 Vanderbilts this year:  Vanderbilt, South Carolina, and Tennessee.
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Re: Conference Record Predictions for 2021 Season
« Reply #19 on: August 31, 2021, 07:36:49 PM »
Tennessee could play Alabama 100 times this year and wouldn't win once.  They could catch them after a tough opponent, sandwiched between 2, have a bye before it, and half of the Tide get covid, and the Vols wouldn't beat Alabama.

That's a bad team minus 35 players. 
The SEC East has 3 Vanderbilts this year:  Vanderbilt, South Carolina, and Tennessee.
as it is well known, i am a UT fan... so this will come off biased when i really don't have any expectations from them this season whatsoever- they are corrupt from the top of the university to the lowliest waterboy... however... 

JG is gone long gone.  they will be better simply because of that... certainly not great.  

but that isn't even the point i wanted to make- the point is:  you don't know any more than i do what will happen with UT this season.  if they've ever been a mystery it is now.  do i think they'll make a bowl?  nope... it'll be close... the schedule, for once, is easier than normal- so... yeah, they'll bowl... see what happened there?  confused?  me too... for that reason i've got zero expectations from them.  i DO know, however, JG is finally not going to eff things up... just THAT and THAT alone is pretty dang good news.  

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Re: Conference Record Predictions for 2021 Season
« Reply #20 on: August 31, 2021, 07:45:25 PM »
Thanks, you're now echoing the exact point I was making in the first place. :)

Half of your point.  It also seemed to include the notion that LSU will suck because they had a bad record last year.  I think that's probably wrong.  They'll be a good team that Alabama has to try hard for, as usual.  But Bama will try hard, and win.  

They'll also lose to somebody else or two.  I'm guessing more than usual because I really haven't kept up with things as much lately, but from what I do know, this seems like a 9-10 win team.  If they're not, Orgeron's got some explaining to do.  

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Re: Conference Record Predictions for 2021 Season
« Reply #21 on: September 01, 2021, 08:27:24 AM »
Half of your point.  It also seemed to include the notion that LSU will suck because they had a bad record last year.  I think that's probably wrong.  They'll be a good team that Alabama has to try hard for, as usual.  But Bama will try hard, and win. 

They'll also lose to somebody else or two.  I'm guessing more than usual because I really haven't kept up with things as much lately, but from what I do know, this seems like a 9-10 win team.  If they're not, Orgeron's got some explaining to do. 
I think Orgeron is going to have some explaining to do.

Not that anyone will understand him.

MikeDeTiger

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Re: Conference Record Predictions for 2021 Season
« Reply #22 on: September 01, 2021, 10:06:52 AM »
Based on your extensive knowledge of LSU's 2021 roster and staff?

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Re: Conference Record Predictions for 2021 Season
« Reply #23 on: September 01, 2021, 11:12:28 AM »
Based on your extensive knowledge of LSU's 2021 roster and staff?

Sure. :)


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Re: Conference Record Predictions for 2021 Season
« Reply #24 on: September 01, 2021, 12:16:10 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.
Does anyone disagree with this overall general guess?

I hear Mizzou might be decent and UK should be OK, in part because of the three Vandys they each will face.  Arky seems to be improving, and I don't think the West has a Vandy right now.  Looks like I am predicting a UGA loss to UF.

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Re: Conference Record Predictions for 2021 Season
« Reply #25 on: September 01, 2021, 01:19:07 PM »
I think LSU will be good but less than 7-1. I don't think they can beat A&M and Florida is a toss up. I am going 7-1 with A&M. I think Georgia's only regular season loss is to Clemson.

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Re: Conference Record Predictions for 2021 Season
« Reply #26 on: September 01, 2021, 01:31:51 PM »
Ags at 6-2 looks right, but maybe 5-3.   LSU at 7-1 looks too high, more like 5-3.  I think there's going to be a lot of parity in the west between A&M, LSU, Auburn, Miss State, and Ole Miss.  I think Arkansas is still going to struggle though, hopefully including their game on 9/11.

Can't really comment on the east, I follow the west much more closely due to familial relations and all.


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Re: Conference Record Predictions for 2021 Season
« Reply #27 on: September 01, 2021, 01:33:42 PM »
The East is easier, you have two pretty solid teams UGA and UF, and two middlin teams that could be decent in Mizzou and UK and three Vandys.


 

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