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    Quote Originally Posted by WVRed View Post
    The real test for LSU will be Saturday after next in Morgantown against WVU. It will be a test for both teams:

    LSU: Can they pass a non-conference test on the road without their top QB before they hit the gauntlet in SEC play?

    WVU: Can the Mountaineers show they belong in not just BCS discussion, but if they beat Maryland and a pretty weak Big East conference schedule coming up, in national championship discussion? (Yes, you read that correctly)
    LSU's defense is legitimately scary and probably the best in the country. People often talk about team speed but their young defensive end ran down Oregon's James from behind. Ouch. Their offense is probably better without Jefferson. But their offense isn't very good. It doesn't need to be though.

    I think LSU wins this one.
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    I don't think there's any question that there's a lot of oversigning that goes on in the SEC. That might be a reason why the SEC is so superior to the Big Ten on the field and makes 'em look like they've got lead in their cleats. Who knows? That's as good a guess as any.
    Yes, signing 20+ more players over a 4-5 year period is a gigantic advantage given their recruiting area and program status. At least 2-3 starters worth, and probably 2-3 players for depth. A *huge* advantage.

    The SEC will come back to the pack when the over signing issue picks up a bit more steam, and it will. It will probably take a few more years, but it will happen. Even the coaches, the ones benefiting from the practice, realize how despicable the practice is.

    It will be more difficult to drive players off the team, offer them "medical" scholarships, etc. as the practices are becoming more well know by both the media and the general public.

    The irony is that the SECs current success and popularity will likely be the impetus for the media to turn against them. They just love to build them up and then knock them down.

    If you have any more ideas on why the Big Ten is so inferior in football, please do post 'em. That'd be fun...
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    They dominated Ole Miss. I hope Houstan Nutt has asbestos underwear...
    Still better than Coach O.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gonelong View Post
    Yes, signing 20+ more players over a 4-5 year period is a gigantic advantage given their recruiting area and program status. At least 2-3 starters worth, and probably 2-3 players for depth. A *huge* advantage.

    The SEC will come back to the pack when the over signing issue picks up a bit more steam, and it will. It will probably take a few more years, but it will happen. Even the coaches, the ones benefiting from the practice, realize how despicable the practice is.

    It will be more difficult to drive players off the team, offer them "medical" scholarships, etc. as the practices are becoming more well know by both the media and the general public.

    The irony is that the SECs current success and popularity will likely be the impetus for the media to turn against them. They just love to build them up and then knock them down.


    GL
    Regardless, the SEC is bound to come back to the pack. This kind of sucess is unprecedented. All these championships from one conference spread out over several different schools.

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    That South Carolina has received formal notification that their football program is being investigated by the NCAA has largely went under the radar:

    http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=5552007

    The charges have been identified in a USA today report today:

    The charges spelled out by the NCAA include claims that 12 student-athletes received an estimated $47,000 in impermissible benefits from a local hotel through reduced rent and that nine players received special arrangements to pay at a later date.

    It is also alleged that two people deemed representatives of the school made impermissible contact with recruits and provided them impermissible benefits. The violations were said to have occurred between spring 2009 and February 2011.
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    That South Carolina has received formal notification that their football program is being investigated by the NCAA has largely went under the radar:

    http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=5552007

    The charges have been identified in a USA today report today:
    Do we even pretend to be surprised anymore? It is seemingly permeating every school. I just got done listening to Steve Spurrior on Cowherd's show last week, talking about how they preach compliance to their guys, and how good a job they do.
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    Re: the Oct 15th matchup of LSU at Tennessee...

    A lot of stuff will have to go right for the Vols to win. Losing their top WR (Hunter) early in the FL game really screwed 'em up. They'll have time to work in a replacement by Oct 15th.

    My guess is UT will play them tough and LSU will win it late. Last yr UT very nearly beat LSU in Baton Rouge only to lose it on a controversial review after time expired. In fact if they had NFL rules, UT would have won

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    This might be the last time that Dan Mullen let's his guys stomp on another team's logo before a game....
    "This isnít stats vs scouts - this is stats and scouts working together, building an organization that blends the best of both worlds. This is the blueprint for how a baseball organization should be run. And, whether the baseball men of the 20th century like it or not, this is where baseball is going."---Dave Cameron, U.S.S. Mariner

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    The SEC west is very scary. It's entirely possible that no team from the west will be in the BCS championship game because they beat each other...
    "This isnít stats vs scouts - this is stats and scouts working together, building an organization that blends the best of both worlds. This is the blueprint for how a baseball organization should be run. And, whether the baseball men of the 20th century like it or not, this is where baseball is going."---Dave Cameron, U.S.S. Mariner

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    Bama dismantled Florida last night. I can't wait for LSU/Bama
    The Sox traded Bullfrog the only player they've got for Shottenhoffen. Four-eyes Shottenhoffen a utility infielder. They've got a whole team of utility infielders.

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    Bama dismantled Florida last night. I can't wait for LSU/Bama
    Ya, me too. The three games that I was looking most forward to (outside of Auburn's) all turned out to be duds (Wis vs Neb, Clem vs Va Tech, Bama vs Florida).
    "This isnít stats vs scouts - this is stats and scouts working together, building an organization that blends the best of both worlds. This is the blueprint for how a baseball organization should be run. And, whether the baseball men of the 20th century like it or not, this is where baseball is going."---Dave Cameron, U.S.S. Mariner

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    I don't see anyone beating Bama this year. Their defense is ridiculous.

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    I don't see anyone beating Bama this year. Their defense is ridiculous.
    Agree. I had thought LSU but after watching the Tide roll over Florida, they look like the best team out there.

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    Not to throw a bucket of water on the "Bama is awesome" talk, but Florida is a pretty bad team right now with a mediocre coaching staff.
    Go Gators!

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    'Bama's defense hits so hard. How many drops due to good pops did the Gators have?

    They don't play dirty, either. Just hard. All the time.

    LSU's D is almost as good. Maybe just as good. (Hard to gauge, as WVU's weird and UK's putrid.)

    Alabama's offense is better so far. LSU's should improve more by the end of the season.

    IMO, they're the two best teams in the NCAA this season by a fairly large margin.
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