2013/2014 NCAA College Football Thread

icculus1284

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The time is upon us, gentlemen. A mere fortnight until our first glorious Saturday of the Fall. Even less than that until our first game.

Coaches poll:

1. Alabama (58)
2. Ohio State (3)
3. Oregon
4. Stanford
5. Georgia
6. Texas A&M (1)
7. South Carolina
8. Clemson
9. Louisville
10. Florida
11. Notre Dame
12. Florida State
13. LSU
14. Oklahoma State
15. Texas
16. Oklahoma
17. Michigan
18. Nebraska
19. Boise State
20. TCU
21. UCLA
22. Northwestern
23. Wisconsin
24. USC
25. Oregon State

AP:

1 Alabama (58) 0-0 1,498 NR
2 Ohio State (1) 0-0 1,365 NR
3 Oregon 0-0 1,335 NR
4 Stanford 0-0 1,294 NR
5 Georgia (1) 0-0 1,249 NR
6 South Carolina 0-0 1,154 NR
7 Texas A&M 0-0 1,104 NR
8 Clemson 0-0 1,083 NR
9 Louisville 0-0 1,042 NR
10 Florida 0-0 894 NR
11 Florida State 0-0 845 NR
12 LSU 0-0 802 NR
13 Oklahoma State 0-0 755 NR
14 Notre Dame 0-0 748 NR
15 Texas 0-0 677 NR
16 Oklahoma 0-0 579 NR
17 Michigan 0-0 531 NR
18 Nebraska 0-0 382 NR
19 Boise State 0-0 328 NR
20 TCU 0-0 323 NR
21 UCLA 0-0 286 NR
22 Northwestern 0-0 199 NR
23 Wisconsin 0-0 185 NR
24 USC 0-0 134 NR
25 Oregon State 0-0 129 NR
 

icculus1284

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@JBradEdwards: Bama No. 1 in an AP poll for the 6th straight season. Since AP began in 1936, only Miami (1986-92) has also done that.


AP Top 25 ‏@AP_Top25
Alabama received 58 of 60 first-place votes. Matching 2009 Florida for highest percentage of 1st place votes received in preseason poll.


Cecil Hurt ‏@CecilHurt
The last AP preseason No. 1 to finish the season at No. 1? USC in 2004.
 

somnarium

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My Buckeyes are looking pretty good on paper. Question marks at LB and DB depth as well as the OL. But we have a relatively easy schedule and return a lot of playmakers on offense and defense.

Really looking forward to seeing freshman Dontre Wilson get some balls, he should be a burner.

So fuckin ready. O-H!
 
Jan 25, 2006
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What's the first must-see game?
Georgia @ Clemson I guess?

I have to personally wait until Oct 5th for a decent Mizzou game. Not that they can't lose before, but, Vandy and then Georgia is months away.
 

icculus1284

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UNC/USCe and Ole Miss/Vandy on that first Thursday will be on my TV.

Two pretty good match ups. Clowney is pre season favorite for Heisman that I've seen mentioned most.
 

icculus1284

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AU named their starting QB yesterday. By all accounts from former/current coaches and players, Nick Marshall is "a baller".

Pretty excited for this season. We should actually score some points, and our defense should also be in a good position. I'd be okay with 7-5 and a bowl win.

Also, AU kicked a safety off the team for getting busted for possession of pot. Senior too, with a chance to go to the NFL. Fucking dummy.
 
Jan 25, 2006
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Yeah, those are good enough games. Especially considering I've found myself watching multiple BIG10NET replays the last month or so.
I'm ready for football.

I believe Clowney is 2nd, behind B.Miller, but close. And I think most sites have taken Manziel down for the time being.
But, you "can't" win if you're on defense, and you "can't" win back-to-back, so if I had to bet I'd take Miller.

 

Jacuzzi Billy

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A receiver hasn't won since Desmond Howard in early 90's. And he won it more for special teams iirc. The year Crabtree had over 1900 yards, he finished out of the top ten in voting. The next year he had around 1100 yards and finished 5th. I didn't realize only one receiver has gone over 2000 yards in a season, Trevor Insley from Nevada.

Teams will probably just double and triple team Clowney. The guy on the line next to him will probably have a great year and the Chiefs will take him in the first round.
 

Fuck Crosby

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Any of you drunks ever been to Notre Dame? I just got tickets for the home opener in a couple weeks, looking for things to do Friday before the game.
 
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HandPanzer

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Hopefully Will Muschamp will have Florida kicking ass this year, especially November 2nd ;).
 

Stormrider666

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mr. sin

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Johnny Football will start the season on the bench, having been suspended for the first half of Texas A&M's opener against Rice


:haha7::haha7::haha7::haha7::haha7:
 
Jan 25, 2006
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Does the NCAA just not care how retarded they constantly look?

Every day there's a "Hey, look at this hypocrisy" article.
My favorites have been the Jay Bilas finding out that you can search college kid's names and buy their jerseys, while suspended.
And now this one.


Selling photos of the guy, while you're announcing that he's in trouble for profiting off his own name.
 

Stormrider666

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Does the NCAA just not care how retarded they constantly look?

Every day there's a "Hey, look at this hypocrisy" article.
My favorites have been the Jay Bilas finding out that you can search college kid's names and buy their jerseys, while suspended.
And now this one.



Selling photos of the guy, while you're announcing that he's in trouble for profiting off his own name.
Like I said before when talking about the NCAA. Ass backwards, hypocritical, shady, etc......
 

DanaReevesLungs

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It took me a long time to realize that but fuck if it ain't the truth
I've been watching and supporting LSU football for as long as I can remember, but the game that got it all started for me was back in like 1986-ish with the University of Wyoming playing BYU at like 11:00pm on ESPN and it just being a classic smash mouth football game. I couldn't turn away. There was literally no defense but I didn't care. Over 100 points were scored and from that point on I was hooked on college football.

My dad and I would watch every game we could for HOURS on end on Saturdays. I still do that when I'm afforded the opportunity.

I can't be bothered with the NFL. I've watched two pre-season games and they've thrown more flags than I've ever seen. It's become a pussy league. They can't even celebrate anymore. Ponderous.
 

Gladys kravitz

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Jesse Palmer for the first game of the season................really is irritating to listen to!