ESPN’s Alabama preview refers to Jake Coker as “a journeyman backup”.
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Not to turn this into an AU thing, but I’m always tickled about the proposal that AU’s Jeremy Johnson is a Hesiman front runner.
Especially since it’s based on 1.5 games.
Personally, I think Chubb is the favorite. It’s going to be funny watching Richt finally get an MNC and doing it the same way Dooley did – on the back of an incredible horse.
Thank you Hugh! Yes, it will be shades of Dooley and HW. What joy lies before us in 2015.🎈
We couldn’t of done it without Herschel no doubt but that 1980 run had a lot of close games that were decided by other DGD. Jimmy Womack (RIP) comes to mind as well as Woerner against Clemson, Buck and Lindsey against the gators and of course Hoage who might have had his first start against the Domers. Somebody was always stepping it up when needed. Magic season.
Hoage did not start against ND.
That’s right. I guess I did muddy that up. Let me try again. Another Notre Dame scoring opportunity in the first quarter was foiled when Bulldog freshman Terry Hoage blocked a field goal. Hoage had been a last minute addition to the roster by coach Vince Dooley for his kick blocking ability. Due to good field position Georgia’s Rex Robinson would eventually boot a 46-yard field goal of his own to tie the game at 3. I don’t believe Hoage had played in a game until that game. 😉
1980 should demonstate just how “fortunate” a team has to be to win the NC..I don’t care how good you are..luck is a factor, both good and bad.
If HW had gotten hurt…if the Florida DB hadn’t fallen down…and a bunch of other stuff..(you GTP). On the other hand, I remember Lindsay steaking down the sideline to put Notre Dame away (with those defenses, a few points were like a million) and Buck laid it right on the money for 7, but he dropped it (in the SugBowl)…so ND caught a break. In the end, everything happened like it was meant to since the world was created. Now it’s time for history to repeat itself and then repeat itself again.
It was Norris Brown who was open and dropped a perfect pass.
I’ve been wrong for years, then. Anyway, I almost puked when it happened.
Doesn’t matter, that was a great post. Your premise is dead on, undefeated seasons all have those 2-3 breaks that save them a loss or two. Actually, FSU’s team two years ago is one of the few that coasted all season and never really encountered a close game until the very end, nothing “lucky” at all. I don’t think that makes them a serious candidate for “best of all time” discussion, but for those live and die by the “headlines” and W/L, they would have to be considered among the very best. I think it had more to do with schedule, but that might have been the easiest glide to victory lane I have ever seen.
We’ll always associate that wonderful season to HW…but what a HELL of a Junkyard Dawg Defense! Loved watching it!
Easy come easy go.
Scott Woerner’s interception against ND in the end Zone to seal the deal was a pretty big deal–and as mentioned before,he pretty much beat Clemson that year ! Very excited for this year (I always drink the Kool Aid) but we will need some other folk to step up—dang it is going to be a long summer.
I’m lapping the Kool-Aid up. I’m putting it in my grits in the morning and on my hambuger at lunch. I’m cooking out this weekend an using it for barbeque sauce. I’m bathing in the stuff. Just don’t let anything untoward happen to this team between now and “that day”!
I love that you guys are drinking the kool-aid, I’m typically pretty optimistic and can’t wait for fall, but next year does not feel like “the year” to me. I think we’ll be pretty good and win 9-10 games, but we’ve just got too many questions on offense to think they’ll all be answered in championship fashion.
2012 still feels like “the year” to me. Oh, wait, that’s in the past. Dang.
I remember Aschoff ranking the SEC QBs going into last season and Coker was around the 3rd best despite never playing SEC football, another one of his great predictions.
….while Noodle kept shoving the needle to their rankings such that they had to rank him as the 10th best QB in CFB after the season and based on his QBR. Good call, kids.
“…a journeyman backup….,” , eh? Coker, who was shoved to the forefront by that dumbass ESPN before the real QB took over at Bama. Had all that starch and vinegar wasted in pre, mid and post season ink. I honestly feel sorry for guys they target and then try to make themselves correct on his bones.
They weren’t satisfied that Fournette was outshown by other Freshmen last year, they gotta plug him back in with more games played and 500 less yds than the true candidate, Nick Chubb. If Fournette had over 1500 yds with 8 games under his belt, we wouldn’t hear the last of it. He would have won last year. The only thing that lifts me up with this unequal treatment is that Chubb runs in the same conference as the LSLoser. It makes the WWL look like the foolish guessers and world-wide losers that they are and they would get stomped if they picked vs a point spread.
Now that Chubb has matured as a runner (heh,heh,heh), we should see something from this SEC novice-gone-veteran who ran first yardage against Gurley. The idiots at ESPN still don’t get it.
Coker is the Steve Beuerlein of college football
“It starts with getting some wideouts healthy and being able to run the ball.” -- Kirby Smart, The Athletic, 10/2/22
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