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Discussion in 'Football' started by Flywheel, Jun 13, 2019.

  1. Flywheel

    Flywheel What year is it?

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  2. coit

    coit Miss me?

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    75th is 10 spots higher than other rags have been publishing.
     
  3. eneq

    eneq Junior Varsity Lurker

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    I've always wondered why people give a öööö about the opinions of writers/personalities who have never played the game they talk about.
     
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  4. JJacket

    JJacket 1st to pass for 2500 and rush for 1000

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    That one fat guy on Twitter bant me from reading his Twitter.
     
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  5. Dirty Jacket

    Dirty Jacket Something Extraordinairre

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    Agreed. It’s some random ass dude with a laptop and a deadline. His opinion is no more informed than any dbag on stingtalk (except for corndog because pirates).
     
  6. 00Burdell

    00Burdell Dodd-Like

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    Unless they pick us as a dark horse to finish first in the Coastal in which case the guy is a genius who has clearly done his homework.

    Seriously tho - back in the 80s and 90s, I used to count the days until the Athlon preview showed up in the grocery store. Not so much anymore.
     
  7. ramblin57

    ramblin57 Varsity Lurker

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    Yep, now we have Athlon everyday.
     
  8. MEwreck02

    MEwreck02 Russian Hacker

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    Hey Jerk, I stayed at a Holiday Inn Express last night....
     
  9. Lee34102

    Lee34102 Helluva Engineer

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    I had a close personal friend who did pre-season rankings as well as topical reports during the season and the characterization as a "random ass dude with a laptop and a deadline" is scarily spot on ...
     
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  10. aeromech

    aeromech Dodd-Like

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    Because typically they are no more or less valid than the opinions of former players. Should we be sitting on edge waiting to hear what Tommy Bowden (former player, 2x ACC Coach of the year, etc..) has to say?
     
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  11. Flywheel

    Flywheel What year is it?

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    Your point is made.
     
  12. BuckeyeJacket

    BuckeyeJacket Clear Whiskey Drinker

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    Because we need to improve the perception of our program. When perception changes, recruits and fans will jump on board. This should lead to more victories.

    Having said that, it really doesn't matter that much.
     
  13. BigDanT

    BigDanT Two chili dogs and a Frosted Orange

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    What were we projected to be in 2014?
     
  14. Deke

    Deke Everybody relax, I'm here.

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    This time of year, I think fans are just looking for any kind of content they can get.
     
  15. FatJacket

    FatJacket Jolly Good Fellow

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    First jackass, you deserved getting bant.

    Then there are more of us than you think.
     
  16. JJacket

    JJacket 1st to pass for 2500 and rush for 1000

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    Until we lose a game, we are #1
     
  17. coit

    coit Miss me?

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    UGA logic.
     
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  18. gthog61

    gthog61 Dodd-Like

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    oxymoron
     
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  19. Tampa Jacket

    Tampa Jacket Varsity Lurker

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    Was Braun really going to get significant playing time? He’s a good run blocker but really struggled to pass block anytime our QBs dropped back to throw.
     
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    Call me crazy but I am way more optimistic than the average person about this transition year than most. I dont think 6-6 is out of the question. Only Clemson and UGA (yuck) are unwinnable games on our schedule. The Citadel is the only gimme game, though. That leaves us 9 games to go 5-4 or better. Hard this year but doable. The realist in me says we go 3-6 in those 9 games for a 4-8 year but Collins is a solid DC so I think we will at least be competitive in most of those games. If a few breaks go our way in a couple games, 3-6 turns into 5-4 and a bowl game. Not impossible!