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I have to tell you that that is music to most Carolina fans' ears haha
I'm receiving conflicting reports from the Michigan faithful right now... Anyways, a linebacker cannot cover Anderson or Adams. You would need a safety or hybrid rover type player to consistently keep a lid on those two.
I hope that your coaches have the same line of thinking that you do though.
This post was edited by Cock KoolAid237 16 months ago
My reasoning for saying we struggle against TEs is I was at the Iowa game and watched them consistently throw the ball to their TEs the whole game (only real success they had moving the ball, but Fedorowitz had 8 catches for 99 yards). Against Northwestern, they don't really use a TE, but the most successfully passes they had were down the seam, where a TE would normally be running patterns. And Nebraska also didn't complete a ton of passes, but had success to their TEs.
Here is SC's top 5 receiving targets and their stats. Now who are you most worried about? The next two guys after them are Marcus Lattimore and their backup RB Kenny Miles
Bruce Ellington (WR/RB)
Ace Sanders (WR)
Damiere Byrd (WR)
Justice Cunningham (TE)
Rory Anderson (TE)
This post was edited by Moon 16 months ago
"Those Who Stay...Will be Champions"
Buster has 5 TD's. That's two less than Ace and one less than Bruce. They don't get as many targets as our WR's because they are not the number one option on pass plays. They have made big plays and clutch plays all season though.
Spurrier is going to take what your defense gives him- if that's the TE's than the TE's will be a focal point.
I never said you shouldn't be concerned about the WR's- you should be worried about them too.
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by Cock KoolAid237 16 months ago
I think they are a solid bunch, but I am not frightened about any of them.
I'm not either really.....
I'm not real worried about their offense....infact there is a good chance that if we lose this game.....SC defense will score more points than their offense.
HA.. not really.. it was good of UM to become BCS bowl eligible- but the BCS has become a sham.. look at the teams in it this year.. 5 loss Wisky, a MAC team and an unranked Louisvilel team..
Not sure bragging about being in a BCS bowl really means much these days
Not Wisconsin's fault that ohio and PSU aren't eligible. They showed up to play tho didn't they? Are you mad that a 6 loss sparty team couldn't get in?
I agree. I think that the BCS Top 10 should fill out the 5 BCS bowls. If the BCS Top 10 is the best representation we have of the 10 best teams in the nation, then it only makes sense to put the 10 best teams into the 10 best bowls. I think we should do away with automatic qualifiers, tie-in's, all of that. For example, just because you win your conference does not mean that you deserve to be in a BCS bowl. You don't need a BCS bowl as a reward- you got your conference championship banner, trophy, and record books.
Never, ever, ever going to happen.
You guys are still under the delusion that this is about which team is the best...it isn't. It is all about money. Even if you get a 8 team tournament...you still won't get the top 8 teams participating.
Of course you would think this because the SEC gets so much love from the polls these days. 1 loss SEC teams get ranked higher than 1 loss teams from any other conference.
Well you sure do seem to knock it every chance you get. Makes you look worse than the whole BCS system in my opinion. Really petty.
Don't even try Willy. Let them act like the SEC will be on top for the rest of our days. They'll be singing a different tune when another conference becomes top dog.
I have to change my prediction. I forgot the Gamecocks won't have much of an offense either. USCe 17 UM 10. For some reason I was thinking they had a better offense but what they have is nothing close to what Bama has, the OL, RB's, WR's. With some serious play calling I give Michigan a chance but who knows. It's like the 2008 capitol one bowl against Florida. The coaching staff waited 12 years to pull out the stops and finally outcoach somebody. The Michigan offensive coaches have to stop sh1tting the bed and pull the stops out becuase they have nothing to lose. The OSU game was laughable. If you didn't know the score you would have thought we had a 21 pt lead in the second half. I've never seen Tressel ball begin when a team is losing a game.
College football is cyclical. I realize that the SEC's dominance will probably run its course eventually. I believe that the top 10 teams should be in BCS bowls or in an 8 team playoff regardless of conference. I will not change my tune if there is 6 Big Ten teams in the top 10.
I do have to laguh at the SEC rankings. Other than Bama all the others schedule FCS teams with Florida winning on a gift from god over an FCS team. Using that formula the only way SEC teams are challenged or get losses are within conference which doesn't tell anybody much. We will find out soon enough if USCe is on Bama's level. I don't believe they are or even close. Just because Bama is as dominant as they are doesn't mean the other SEC teams. Playing FCS teams in the out of conference will never reveal the real truth only bowl season. Time to pit the highly ranked 12-1 SEC teams against an 8-4 big ten team, lol. If the 8-4 Michigan is beat in a game the rankings say they should lose toot the SEC horns. If 8-4 Michigan wins let the excuses roll. The best was when Utah beat Bama and the excuse was Bama didn't feel like playing that day from the letdown of missing the NC game. If 8-4 Michigan does win I think it would be safe to say that while Bama is good the rest of the SEC is just flat out over rated.
This post was edited by blue in ohio 16 months ago
I think some of you are underestimating our offense. We have struggled on the road, but those struggles have been against @LSU at night and @UF with College Game Day in town... those are elite defenses in extremely hostile/loud environments. At home, we usually score about 40 pts/game. Playing in Tampa is nothing like a true road game, so I don't expect venue/fans to be much of a factor against our offense... and the Michigan defense is not as good as LSU or UF IMO. I honestly feel that we will score about 31 pts. I took a TD off and predicted 24 because Moon seems so confident of Michigan's defense.
Our OL is extremely inconsistent, so a BIG, FAST DL is the best way to stop us. What is the Michigan DL like?
The problem with this is the polls are just that polls. They are opinions of who the best teams are. There are over 100 teams and you get so many teams with the same records basically who have played different teams. How do you compare those teams? Nobody can say for sure what Oregon, Standord, Oklahoma, etc... record would be if they were in the SEC. The polls are not factual proof that team A is better than Team B. So you can take the top 10 teams in the polls and still not be getting the 10 best teams.
UGA was 5 yards short of beating Bama and going to the national championship. We drug UGA 35-7, with their one TD coming in garbage time against backups. I realize that common opponents is not the best way to judge a team, but just something to mull over. Also, our OOC schedule consisted of ECU, UAB, Wofford, and Clemson. While, we did not schedule any big time OOC contenders (I'm looking at you Clemson), I still think that's fairly respectable and definitely not even close to being entirely made up of FCS teams. In the month of October we played UGA at home, LSU @ LSU (night game), and @UF (CGD in town) in consecutive weekends. If you really think that we needed to go out and schedule Oregon or Ohio St OOC to toughen our schedule, then I think you should rethink that.
I think you are underestimating the Michigan D. South Carolina only puts up 31 points if the Michigan offense is horrible. If our offense turns the ball over a ton or goes 3 and out like every possession then South Carolina has a chance to put up that many points. If Michigan keeps the time of possession almost equal and doesn't turn the ball over I would be shocked to see South Carolina score more than 21.
The SEC will dominate until they are playing by the same rules as eveyone else. An extra 25 players over a 4 year period could do miracles for just about any Big Ten team. Out of that there would be 3-4 diamonds in the rough that make a huge difference in a starting line up. Being able to cut the bust off the team is a huge advantage. I'd like to see the NCAA make it legal for the players to transfer to another div 1 immediately. They should since oversigning is a decision on the coaches part and not the players. A playing career shouldn't be ruined because some plad suit used car salesmen SEC coach decides he wants to give a scholarship away.
Yeah, but the BCS rankings factor in multiple polls, including computer polls, and have been accepted as the standard for national rankings at this point in time. Unless a better ranking system is established and approved, I believe that going by the BCS rankings would provide the best bowl games. Of course, this will upset some teams and leave them out in the cold, but that's going to happen with any system. Atleast we know that these would be big time, exciting matchups in the BCS bowls.
For SEC fans. I have no interest in watching Floridan playing AM in the Rose Bowl or something of that nature. The BCS rankings are a joke too. With the number of college football teams we have there is no rankings that are going to be solid.
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