USA today's Myerberg's CFB ranks kicks off with #125:GSU

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  1. cyptomcat

    cyptomcat PostBot Staff Member

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    It wasn't Nebraska, but instead #31 is Wisconsin. Curious, who was the NBA player that was #11?

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/sport...lege-football-countdown-2013-preview/2632129/

    — Who is No. 30? This program's lone Heisman winner graduated from the same high school as a former baseball player who owns the single-season record for errors at a specific infield position.

    #30 is UCLA. (Heisman winner Gary Beban went to same high school as Dick Stuart.)
     
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    GTBigBear Flats Noob

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    Only one I can come up with was Dana Barros, who wore different jersey numbers (1, 3, & 11)

    Pretty crappy clue IMO
     
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    i also could only find 8 seasons above 40% by Barros of any players that wore 11 according to that list. most can be eliminated because most guys dont even play 8 seasons in the league
     
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    gtphd Georgia Polytechnic and State University

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    gtphd Georgia Polytechnic and State University

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    Schools with one Heisman winner

    2009 Mark Ingram, Jr. Alabama
    2011 Robert Griffin III Baylor
    1984 Doug Flutie Boston College
    1990 Ty Detmer BYU
    1935 Jay Berwanger* Chicago
    1994 Rashaan Salaam Colorado
    2013 Vad Lee Georgia Tech
    1989 Andre Ware Houston
    1939 Nile Kinnick Iowa
    1959 Billy Cannon* LSU
    1941 Bruce Smith Minnesota
    1988 Barry Sanders^ Oklahoma State
    1962 Terry Baker* Oregon State
    1973 John Cappelletti Penn State
    1976 Tony Dorsett^ Pittsburgh
    1951 Dick Kazmaier Princeton
    1948 Doak Walker^ SMU
    1980 George Rogers* South Carolina
    1970 Jim Plunkett* Stanford
    1961 Ernie Davis* Syracuse
    1938 Davey O'Brien TCU
    1967 Gary Beban UCLA

    Of that list, schools with FBS programs not already listed

    2009 Mark Ingram, Jr. Alabama
    1959 Billy Cannon* LSU
    1988 Barry Sanders^ Oklahoma State
    1980 George Rogers* South Carolina
    1970 Jim Plunkett* Stanford
    1938 Davey O'Brien TCU
    1967 Gary Beban UCLA

    Gary Beban went to Sequoia High School with Dick Stuart, who holds the record for most errors at 1B in 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, and 1963.
     
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    Gtphd, it's ucla, see post 481.
     
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    gtphd Georgia Polytechnic and State University

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    MFer. I got one on my own and it doesn't even count.
     
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    That is just simply a joke. 7-6 last year with THREE OT wins and there is more evidence pointing towards a worse team this year than a better team. People are gonna get burnt ranking them high this year.

    I mean seriously look at their season last year. They beat 3 teams in OT (GT, BC, Rutgers) and the other 4 wins were UVA, Duke, Austin Peay, and Bowling Green. They were two regular season OT losses away from a 4-8 season for crying out loud.

    Then they lose experience on the OL and WR and return the same QB/RBs who played like öööö last year. And return a decent defense who played decent last year. And replace a bunch of coordinators and plan on running a different scheme with their new OC. Who the hell is ranking this team???
     
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    Yeah, but on 5dimes:

    Virginia Tech: Under 8.5 wins +120
    Virginia Tech: Under 7.5 wins +260

    Virginia Tech -1 at Georgia Tech
    Virginia Tech -5.5 against UNC
    Virginia Tech -13.5 against Pitt
    Virginia Tech -10 against uva

    Their coastal odds are second best behind Miami.

    Vegas is thinking highly of them.
     
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    There's a lot of unknown with their offense, but I'm sure people expect the defense to bounce back to their historical form.

    I don't think it would be a world shocker for them to be in contention for the coastal late in the year.
     
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    Deke Everybody relax, I'm here.

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    I just wonder if we're going to see 2011 or 2012 Logan Thomas this year. I know his supporting cast was a lot better in '11, but I still think he's a x factor for them.
     
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    Yeah bust Vegas is based on where people are betting. If too many people have them overrated, then the number's going to naturally gravitate in that direction. I think the odds are less about what they're really going to do and more about what it's going to take to get the betting public to lay down their hard-earned cash.
     
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    VT will be decent. My outlook for the coastal is biased but possible-

    1) GT
    2) UM
    3) VT
    4) UNC
    5) Pitt
    6) Duke
    7) Virginia
     
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    Sure, but not by that much. If it moved the lines that much, it would be easy to make money off them over a long run. It's not.
     
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    With their schedule, I wouldn't be surprised if they get to 8/9 wins. They might even end up winning the Coastal with thier Atlantic line-up (two gimmes in BC/Maryland). But no rational football fan should look at the GT/VT teams based on performance in '12, returning players, returning coaches, and come to the conclusion that VT is in better shape. The same can be said for Miami and UNC over VT.

    Maybe Thomas improves a crap-ton from his horrendous season last year. Maybe their converted-LB-turned-starting-RB transforms into David Wilson Jr. Maybe their inexperienced OL plays like RS-SRs. Anything is possible. But they shouldn't get the benefit of the doubt because they were coming off a long run of success two years ago.
     
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    VT actually dominated us in that game. Thanks to a missed FG and a blocked punt, we were in the game, but they did dominate us. Agreed on Miami, but UNC lost a lot of talent from that team.

    I would definitely bet against VT with those head-to-head lines (pitt and gt lines first), but they deserve respect for their past performance too.
     
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    What? Did you watch the game? Both defenses dominated both offenses. Total yardage was 326 for them and 288 for us. 75 of their yards came in the last 30 seconds of regulation and OT. So we had held them to 250 total yards before that defensive debacle.

    That was a fairly even game played at their house where they obviously benefited from having the off-season to scheme stunts to confuse option reads (by far Foster's best performance against CPJ).