CHAMPS XVII

Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by Scott Van Pelt, Mar 9, 2019.

  1. RJF-GUMP

    RJF-GUMP Daubert Qualified in Cooler Thermodynamics
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    And I agree that was the best season by a college QB I've ever seen. Impossible to replicate that. It is impossible to tell how good they will be without Burrow. My gut tells me they take a major step back. But they've recruited as well as anyone and they have some of the best coordinators in the game. Don't see them going anywhere.
     
  2. LeonardWashington

    LeonardWashington every year gon be our year
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    It definitely showed that all the "oh well you can't really play good defense and stop people in 2019" line it a bunch of bs. LSU had a nice gameplan and while you can't expect to shut a QB like that down, you can definitely slow them down and make it hard for them and that's exactly what they were able to do.

    I'm not asking for 2009 scores, but we should be able to hold a good QB under 30 every now and then. Or holding shitty ones like Bo Nix under 30 isn't too much to ask either...

    tl/dr fire golding
     
  3. Baseballman86

    Baseballman86 Well-Known Member

    I think they settle in to basically the level they were with Miles. Basically, if they have a good/great QB they’re trouble, and if not, they are beatable.
     
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  4. Baseballman86

    Baseballman86 Well-Known Member

    I kinda disagree here. Clemson was one of the best Ds in the country and probably had the best DC in the country, and even though they started well, they gave up 630 yards and 42 points.

    I do agree with the second half though, while you may not ever be able to stop Deshaun Watson or Joe Burrow, you have to be able to stop all the normal guys.
     
  5. LeonardWashington

    LeonardWashington every year gon be our year
    Donor
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    Neal to RT next year? Would our OL look like this?

    LT Leatherwood
    LG Brown
    C Dickerson
    RG Ekiyor/Randolph
    RT Neal?

    Or would we maybe play Lashley at RT as a R-Sr and keep Neal at G?
     
  6. Clown Baby

    Clown Baby I can’t eat if I don’t wash my hands first
    Donor

    Neal to tackle all the way
     
  7. Z

    Z Well-Known Member
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    I hear you, but he's talking about LSU shutting down Clemson's offense.
     
  8. Whammy

    Whammy Look kids, Parliament!
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    Whatever the best five is...question is Ekiyor better at guard than Lashley is at RT.

    Probably but IDK. Don’t count out some of the redshirt frosh. Quick, Kight, Dalcourt
     
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  9. Z

    Z Well-Known Member
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    Why flip Brown?

    LT - Leatherwood
    LG - Dickerson
    C - Ekiyor/Dalcourt
    RG - Brown
    RT - Neal
     
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  10. Clown Baby

    Clown Baby I can’t eat if I don’t wash my hands first
    Donor

    I know we all hate our freshman all-American middle linebacker because he’s an absolute liability in coverage but I think he looked good when called upon to rush the passer. He’s actually the only returning player with more than two sacks.
     
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  11. LeonardWashington

    LeonardWashington every year gon be our year
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    I didn't really notice him that much this year but how is Jalen Armour-Davis coming along? What's the word on him?
     
  12. Baseballman86

    Baseballman86 Well-Known Member

    Ahh, then yea I agree with that. Disregard, I suck at reading.
     
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  13. Z

    Z Well-Known Member
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    Well then make Stumps an edge rusher and quit playing him at ILB.
     
  14. Clown Baby

    Clown Baby I can’t eat if I don’t wash my hands first
    Donor

    Well yeah that’s the idea
     
  15. TeeDee

    TeeDee Well-Known Member
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    The only justification I can think of is they dropped us based on the team with Mac as the starter, but even then we were the 4th or 5th best team in the country.
     
  16. JohnLocke

    JohnLocke Terminally Chill
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    This is facts. He got through the gaps with ease when rushing the passer and he's short so he can disappear behind the DL
     
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  17. Angry Dolphin

    Angry Dolphin In that cool mountain air on a appalachian trail

    God is great, beer is good, and Trevor Lawrence sucks dick.
     
  18. Stone Cold Steve Austin

    Stone Cold Steve Austin Tickler Extraordinaire
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    Would y’all trade 3 years of BY for 1 year of Lawrence? I think I would.
     
  19. TrustyPatches

    TrustyPatches Life is butter let it churn
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    I wouldn't trade Mac Jones cold sore for Lawrence
     
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  20. Crepeswithasmile

    Crepeswithasmile Well-Known Member
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    I tend to agree, but then i remember that we lost to a gus malzhan coached team that was led by bo fucking nix. even though we were handicapped a little by a backup qb on one side, and a lot by a shit dc and injuries on the other, we probably don't belong in the top 10 just based on that loss alone.
     
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  21. LeonardWashington

    LeonardWashington every year gon be our year
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    That Auburn loss was absolutely terrible.... hard to believe we lost to that team and very tough to sugarcoat
     
  22. HtownTide

    HtownTide I make motion pictures. Space movies
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    So are we going to talk about OBJ handing out 100s to Justin Jefferson and another LSU jr DB?
     
  23. Snakes

    Snakes stubbornly litigious
    Donor TMB OG

    who cares? they are probably going pro anyways. OBJ just likes the attention. He's a child.
     
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  24. HtownTide

    HtownTide I make motion pictures. Space movies
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    JJ sure. Not so sure about the other guy in the video. Im sure the sackless NCAA wouldnt do anything even if it was a violation.
     
  25. DaveGrohl

    DaveGrohl Public Figure
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    Yeah the NCAA should suspend them for a year.

    Honestly though I could see this leading to them banning alumni from the sidelines/field/locker rooms.
     
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  26. TrustyPatches

    TrustyPatches Life is butter let it churn
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    Much as Id like to say idgaf (because I dont) seems like something has to happen
     
  27. southlick

    southlick "Better Than You"
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    Smells like BOL in here
     
  28. Clown Baby

    Clown Baby I can’t eat if I don’t wash my hands first
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    Next thing you know the boys are going to be posting Anchorman gifs
     
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  29. TeeDee

    TeeDee Well-Known Member
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    Fuck no. That's maybe one championship next year for potentially 1-2. Young for Heisman 2020 btw.
     
  30. Scott Van Pelt

    Scott Van Pelt President of the Hate Avery Johnson Fan Club
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    Oh hey, now that Clemson lost to LSU, and by more than we did, that clearly means we have surpassed them once again. You know what that means....

    Cheshire Bridge
     
  31. RJF-GUMP

    RJF-GUMP Daubert Qualified in Cooler Thermodynamics
    Donor TMB OG

    LSU had an above average but not great defense this year. Their DL was better at getting pressure than ours and was tougher against the run. Their secondary performed better than ours. LSU was able to pressure the QB last night and their DBs played pretty well. Just getting an average performance is better than a complete dumpster fire like our defense has been in big games. They didnt have ridiculous busts against Clemson and DBs just shitting down their leg and falling down allowing for 60+ yard WR scampers for TDs.
     
  32. Stone Cold Steve Austin

    Stone Cold Steve Austin Tickler Extraordinaire
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    Anyone that says no is an idiot
     
  33. southlick

    southlick "Better Than You"
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    I think he's been banned.
     
  34. Scott Van Pelt

    Scott Van Pelt President of the Hate Avery Johnson Fan Club
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    I would not. BY will be better

    pls respect my decision
     
  35. TeeDee

    TeeDee Well-Known Member
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    We were in a similar situation defensively to them early in the year. The difference is their youth improved, Aranda adjusted, and we arguably had our best defensive outing against Duke.
     
  36. gus_chiggins

    gus_chiggins AND STAY OUT OF THE WOOLWORTH
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    Kinda disappointing tbh
     
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  37. DaveGrohl

    DaveGrohl Public Figure
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    Yeah it took them a year to do it
     
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  38. TeeDee

    TeeDee Well-Known Member
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    If Maye is guaranteed to be on campus in '21, it's slightly appealing. But still, no. It's a short term solution... unless we think Saban is capped at one more run.
     
  39. Baseballman86

    Baseballman86 Well-Known Member

    Agree completely. The last time I felt “good”
    about our defensive performance following any game of consequence was probably vs OU last year.
     
  40. Icculus is a Bammer

    Icculus is a Bammer marco esquandolas took my job
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    He was probably paying bounties so it’s only right if everyone is suspended for a year
     
  41. Snakes

    Snakes stubbornly litigious
    Donor TMB OG

    can y'all believe we held Burrow to zero points last year at home
     
  42. BamaNug

    BamaNug A lot of problems with you ppl
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    I'm convinced it's not the same dude. He could barely complete a forward pass against us last year.
     
  43. Spike 80DF

    Spike 80DF Too Much Bama In Me
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    That's the beauty of the RPO. Slants and wide open posts.
     
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  44. BamaNug

    BamaNug A lot of problems with you ppl
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    They make it much easier for QBs, but Burrow was also dropping 50 yard dimes regularly. Last year he couldn't muscle a 10-yard out.
     
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  45. HtownTide

    HtownTide I make motion pictures. Space movies
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    Thats the thing that is hard for me with the whole “Burrow is the goat” statement. I see the stats and the plays from this year but i just cant erase 2018 joe burrow from my memory
     
  46. TrustyPatches

    TrustyPatches Life is butter let it churn
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    Never underestimate confidence
     
  47. Owsley

    Owsley My friends call me Bear
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    This is called sour grapes fwiw. Burrow unequivocally had the best season in modern college football history, putting up numbers we may never come close to seeing again. He obviously put in a ton of time and effort to improve over the offseason and should be commended for it.
     
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  48. the Weimar Beer Belly

    the Weimar Beer Belly everything is good here/please come home

    RBU
     
  49. HtownTide

    HtownTide I make motion pictures. Space movies
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    Nah, you’ve got me all wrong here. I have no sour grapes towards Burrow. I fully recognize he just had arguably the greatest season that a QB has ever hard. Just commenting that my brain still has a hard time erasing 2018 Joe Burrow. Just one of the most insane transformations that weve ever seen