Best season since 1990?

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  1. thegtstunner08

    thegtstunner08 Flats Noob

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    I would say it was the 2014 season:
    Defeated UGA, Clemson, Miami, and VT. Went to the ACC Championship. Won the Orange Bowl.

    What say you, gents?
     
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    There is no argument against 2014.
     
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  3. Diseqc

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  4. ScionOfSouthland

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    Coldest orange bowl on record and we lost. I was there for every minute of it and not dressed appropriately for 30 degrees in Miami. No regrets.
     
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  5. Diseqc

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    Yeah. 2009 has some losses that make 2014 look better (UGA, Orange Bowl). But winning the ACC has to mean something.
     
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  6. thegtstunner08

    thegtstunner08 Flats Noob

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    2009 was good but losing to uga SUCKED!
     
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    coit Posting at a high level

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    There's really only 3 choices, right?

    1998
    2009
    2014


    I thought the 1998 season was a lot of fun, and 2009 was awesome, but definitely 2014.
     
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  8. Diseqc

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    2014 was good but losing to fsu SUCKED!
     
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    Outside of the playoff, the trifecta would be closing the season by beating UGA, winning the ACC, and winning the Orange Bowl. We accomplished two of those in 2014, and nearly all three.

    I would have put 2009 over it if we had beaten UGA. Would've been a 12-win season.
     
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  10. Flywheel

    Flywheel What year is it?

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    2014 easily.
     
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  11. originalwombat

    originalwombat Flats Noob

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    2014. This is an empirical truth.
     
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    I would put them in this order.

    1) 2014 : Thrilling win over uga, unstoppable in the Orange Bowl, best end of season ranking

    2) 1998: Win over uga and a win over Notre Dame in the Gator. Only the blowout loss to FSU and head scratching season opener drop it down a notch.

    3) 2009: Obviously, the ACC championship is huge, but the loss to uga and getting stifled by lame Iowa really left a bad taste in my mouth.
     
  13. ThisIsAtlanta

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    2013 because Vad Lee

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  14. GT flunkout

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    1998. One random loss to start the season. Huge win over top 10 UVA to set up gameday in Atlanta, was the de facto ACC Championship Game. Even though we lost, FSU would go on to play in the national championship game.

    Beat UGA in Athens to end the seven-year streak. Beat Notre Dame in the Gator Bowl, which at the time was a tier-1 bowl under the BCS. Finished in the top 10.

    2014 was awesome for all the same reasons but it wasn't until the very end that things really came together and the hype was real. Being able to go to the Orange Bowl as the ACC number 2 kind of gives it some undeserved shine but was still amazing.

    2009 would have been at the top with either a win over UGA or Iowa. Not many single memories top pulling the oranges out of my socks and throwing them on the field.
     
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  15. OmnipoTech

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    Ehh not really. They were on a 26 game win streak and current national champions, and we went toe to toe with them despite not having one of our best players. I feel like we could have played that game 10 times and won 4 or 5, plus we gave them payback in 2015.

    2014 was definitely the best of those years- the losses were by a single score, and the end run taking down a top 20 Clemson and two top 10 SEC teams was awesome.
     
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  16. ElCidBUZZingFAN

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    Whatever "it" is the 2014 team had "it."
     
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    2020. It's always the next one.
     
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  19. BeerNutts

    BeerNutts Not a Noob

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    2000 was a pretty dang fun year too, only lost 2 games during the season (one to FSU, who played in Natty), beat UGA and Clemson (Kerry Watkins!).

    The bowl game against LSU left a bad taste, but we were dominating them till Goose tore his knee.
     
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    1) 2014
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    2) 2009
    3) 1998
    4) 2000
    5) 2008
    6) 2006

    2014 was pretty epic. We started slowly, but by the end of the season we were absolutely dominant. I'm not sure if I've ever seen a better college offense. If we had a slightly better defense, we would have been in title contention. UGA, FSU, Miss St... it didn't matter who the opponent was - they couldn't stop us.
     
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