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Cincydawg

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Re: Game Week 1
« Reply #14 on: August 31, 2019, 04:57:25 PM »
I guess I should have given thought to the Tennessee game hosting Georgia State, and Arkansas hosting Portland State.

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Re: Game Week 1
« Reply #15 on: August 31, 2019, 05:32:42 PM »
Tennessee losing now 21-17 to a 2-10 team last year.  Not a good look for the Vols even if they win.

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Re: Game Week 1
« Reply #16 on: August 31, 2019, 06:19:31 PM »
Gas scores again.

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Re: Game Week 1
« Reply #17 on: August 31, 2019, 06:34:38 PM »
34-23 Georgia State ahead, pat coming.  The Vols are dead.

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Re: Game Week 1
« Reply #18 on: August 31, 2019, 06:59:54 PM »
UNC ahead late, got the score wrong.  Good call.

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Re: Game Week 1
« Reply #19 on: August 31, 2019, 07:02:48 PM »
UNC botches running out the clock.

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Re: Game Week 1
« Reply #20 on: August 31, 2019, 10:15:19 PM »
Can Auburn come back?
“The Swamp is where Gators live.  We feel comfortable there, but we hope our opponents feel tentative. A swamp is hot and sticky and can be dangerous." - Steve Spurrier

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Re: Game Week 1
« Reply #21 on: September 01, 2019, 07:49:11 AM »
The can, and did, rather miraculously really.  I didn't watch much of the game but don't think Auburn is better than Oregon.

I thought the Vols would find "something" and manage to edge GS.  Nope.  That team has psyche issues still, worse now than before the game.  They might mail it in, Pruitt may have to just play youngsters and build for the future.  The seniors are not a happy group at all.  Nor are their fans.

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Re: Game Week 1
« Reply #22 on: September 01, 2019, 08:15:58 AM »
So, what did we learn, if anything, from Week One versus our preseason expectations?  I'd say most met expectations, but some obviously looked worse.

Nobody looked better than I expected.  Arkansas is a mess, as is Tennessee, who obviously looked worse losing a "gimme game".   UK is clearly a step back from last year and Ole Miss is not good either.  Mizzou is a shocker also in a bad way.  I thought they could be 8-0.  The lower part of the SEC looked pretty bad really.  

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Re: Game Week 1
« Reply #23 on: September 01, 2019, 03:19:17 PM »
I have a different take on Mizzou.  First, I don't see why so many people were so high on them in the first place.  Kelly Bryant isn't some great QB.  Sure, he's probably better than whoever else Mizzou has, but he was the weak link on Clemson's team.  Mizzou isn't bad, but they were never going 8-0 in conference play, either.  A good, solid 5-3 or something made more sense to me.

Secondly, losing at Wyoming isn't as bad as it looks.  It's the highest FBS stadium in elevation, so the Cowboys automatically have a cardio advantage over anyone who they host.  A good Texas team almost lost or did lose (I forget) up in Laramie to start a season a few years back.  


So at the same time, I was both lower on Mizzou than most, but also don't count the Wyoming loss that harshly against them.

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Re: Game Week 1
« Reply #24 on: September 01, 2019, 03:27:35 PM »
For the conference as a whole:
Good wins:  vs Oregon, vs Miami
Bad losses:  vs GA State, @ Wyoming

Normal wins:  vs Duke, vs Toledo
Uninspiring wins:  vs Louisiana, vs Portland St.

Normal losses:  N.Carolina, Memphis
Impressive win, but not a quality win:  vs GA Southern


*Georgia beat Vandy up, which I would consider a "normal win" for UGA and a "normal loss" for Vandy - about what was expected.







LSU holding GA Southern to a FG is impressive.  Their option attack routinely puts points on the board vs anyone, even in big losses.  Was anyone surprised Ole Miss lost?  I wasn't.  Memphis has a decent program and Ole Miss is the same Ole Miss, without its cheating, 5* players.  MSU probably disappointed a lot of people in their win.  
All of this is based on a sample size of one game, and a team or two that did well will still fall short of preseason expectations, and conversely, a couple of teams that were underwhelming in week 1 will surpass their expectations by season's end.  Thus is the world of 21 year olds in a pressure cooker.
“The Swamp is where Gators live.  We feel comfortable there, but we hope our opponents feel tentative. A swamp is hot and sticky and can be dangerous." - Steve Spurrier

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Re: Game Week 1
« Reply #25 on: September 01, 2019, 05:00:36 PM »
my internet is back.... likely going to lose it again if this storm hits... 

speaking of storms- Auburn stormed back!  I like that they kept fighting, and i think Nix is the real deal.  UT- uh... wow.  that QB is terrible... he hasn't improved even a little since he's been there.  i knew Coach Pruitt had a job to do, but.... that is just astounding.  he'll be lucky to make it until November, now, and unless he knocks off at least two teams not favored, he better pack his bags.  

Mizzou? Is that you? 

UGA- that is def you. 

That xfer portal... i wager it's about to light up with UT players and in their arrogance under the belief they'll be better somewhere else.  

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Re: Game Week 1
« Reply #26 on: September 01, 2019, 05:48:34 PM »
How are UGA fans feeling about Eason doing well in game 1 for Warshington?  Good for him?  Who cares?  
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Re: Game Week 1
« Reply #27 on: September 01, 2019, 09:26:53 PM »
Unfortunately for UTenn I think they haven't hit bottom yet.  They remind me so much of A&M under Fran/Sherman.  We lost to Ark St under Sherman and Fran nearly got beat by Army, Fresno, a host of other FCS teams while managing to get plastered 77-0 by OU who was falling down in the 3rd quarter just to run out the clock.  I really think the team has already quit under Pruitt.  

 

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