Nothing but the best

Just think, eight-team playoff fanboys, with guaranteed slots for all P5 conference champs, the day is not far off when we can eagerly look forward to the likes of a three-loss team (one of those losses to the SEC’s biggest disappointment of the season, mind you) that won its conference title game without scoring an offensive touchdown gracing the CFP with its presence.

I mean, damn, sign me up for some of that sweet action now.

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30 responses to “Nothing but the best

  1. mg4life0331

    That offensive td jab… didn’t lsu and bama do that once?

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  2. AusDawg85

    But…Cinderella!

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    • 86BONE

      Hey Austin, I just woke up on the Blanco River in Wimberley, and my first thought this morning was it’s a great day to be a Georgia Bulldog!
      I got a little Crenshaw in me today boweeees….I just got a feeling!!

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  3. jollyrogerjay

    My Auburn team is B. A. D. And has been all year long. You have a very good point about that 8 team playoff with P-5 Conference Champions being guaranteed a spot. Damn.

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  4. Mayor

    I guess this means Auburn is champion of the Pac 12.

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  5. mwo

    Everybody gets a trophy, (at least the top 8)

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  6. gastr1

    I was hoping for an article about how the Pirate says there are too many SEC teams in the playoff rankings. I know Ga Tech would never take the likes of him, but I think he could fill those enormous clown shoes. 🙂

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    • Leach is a big advocate of a 64-team playoff.

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    • Macallanlover

      “GT would never take the likes of him”? I feel it is more the other way around, can’t see him taking a job at GT, or Atlanta. And you are talking about not only the school that hired Fish Fry, but kept him, and extended him until he gave up. Leach can do better than that, in fact, he already has.

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  7. Hogbody Spradlin

    That harkens back to the 2006 World’s Smallest Outdoor Cocktail Party. In Jacksonville, Tech and Wake played in front of friends and family on a rainy day, combining for a sizzling 5 field goals in a 9-6 Wake Forest victory. Reggie Ball in his grand finale threw three picks. Wake Forest went to the Orange Bowl (that looks weird in the same sentence). They had the momentum on Louisville until they lost a fumble in the 3rd, and lost about 24-13.

    I guess my point is: There’s a medium weight analogy from a middling conference champ bowl tie in to a middling conference champ getting a guaranteed a playoff spot.

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  8. FivePoints

    Looks like Eason can’t suit up soon enough for the Huskies. Will be fun to watch him next year and see what kind of team he can turn them into.

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    • FivePoints

      Was looking at their quarterback Jake Browning. As a sophomore he had 43 touchdowns and 9 interceptions, down to 16 touchdowns and 9 interceptions as a senior.

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      • DB

        Browning did look awful. He was off on screen and quick out passes. How they beat Leach is a mystery.

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        • Reipar

          No mystery. Weather.

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          • Macallanlover

            +1 That was brutal weather for a football game, hate that for the Cougs.

            I also look forward to seeing Eason next season. Hope he has gotten his sea legs and puts up some bombs next year. Great kid, got caught in a tough situation and could not overcome the Fromm momentum. He handled it very well, and I suspect he learned a lot from it.

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  9. Timphd

    I watched a little of this game and my biggest impression is the lack of physical specimens on either team. I was stunned to see guys who look like they have never seen a weight room, or had nutritional support. They weren’t big or fast or dynamic. It was like seeing two middling ACC teams go at it. If either of them got in the playoff it would be a travesty.

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    • Dawgflan

      Agree completely in the lack of physical specimens. It’s almost like they were college students first that happened to be good football players. =-O

      In that sense, I really enjoyed watching the game, it was wistfully nostalgic. And I have a ton of respect for both coaches.

      But if that’s the best the PAC-12 has to offer they are miles away from playoff worthy.

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    • ChiliDawg

      Can’t say I agree with that. Washington matched up pretty well with Auburn from a physical standpoint. They are very physical on defense. They just have an atrociously bad offense this year.

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  10. Ozam

    Anyone down at the stadium yet? I want to go but the weather is awful and do not have tickets yet!

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  11. ChiliDawg

    That game last night was a disaster for the PAC-12 on multiple levels.

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  12. Macallanlover

    I understand the concern that conference champions are not all created equally, but 3 loss champions are the rare exception in my experience of watching CFB. I feel the format of 5 conference champs is a good one but would think there could be a provision that any team with 3 losses should be DQed from the playoff, and/or if they are not ranked in the Top 12.

    No one wants to see an uncompetitive team given an automatic spot, although there will, and have been, some games that get one sided. The 2012 ND team under the 2 team BCS playoff format shows you cannot just go by record, and the ohio and Michigan State entries in the current 4 team playoff showed you can always lay an egg. No system will guarantee that cannot happen. The good thing is having to win 3 consecutive games against, perceived, top quality teams will eliminate an unworthy champion being crowned. And nothing will do away with some subjectivity being involved, or insure “the best team(s)” are always identified, or emerge victorious.

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