Alabama, Ohio State to meet for BCS title

There is a reason why nobody has repeated as college football’s national champions since Nebraska in 1994-95. It’s hard. Just look at a few examples:

1996: Florida won its first national championship with Danny Wuerffel, the Heisman Trophy winner. The following year the Gators were ranked No. 1 until they went to Baton Rouge and were knocked off by LSU (28-21). Florida didn’t go to the national championship game, but they did knock No. 2 Florida State out of it with a 32-29 win in Gainesville.

2001: Miami looked like a virtual lock to repeat as national champions after destroying Nebraska in the Rose Bowl (37-14) and bringing almost all of that team back in 2002. The Hurricanes went undefeated in the regular season but lost to Ohio State (31-24 2 OT) in the national championship game at the Fiesta Bowl.

2004: With two future Heisman Trophy winners (Matt Leinart, Reggie Bush), USC rolled to the 2004 national title by beating Oklahoma 55-19 in the Orange Bowl. But the Trojans’ chance at immortality ended with a brilliant performance by Texas quarterback Vince Young, who scored with seconds left beat USC 41-38 for the national title at the Rose Bowl.

2008: Behind quarterback Tim Tebow, Florida won the 2008 national championship and had everybody coming back in 2009. The Gators were number No. 1 for the entire regular season and did not lose. But they had to beat No. 2 Alabama in the SEC championship game to earn a return trip to earn another shot at the BCS title. The Crimson Tide won the game 32-13 and went on to beat Texas for the national title.

So it’s safe to say that Alabama knows that it is—pardon the pun—swimming against the Tide as it tries to repeat as national champions in 2010.

Coach Nick Saban has been in this position before. His 2003 LSU team won the national championship. But on Sept. 18 in 2004 his No. 5 Tigers lost 10-9 at Auburn, which went on to go undefeated and win the SEC championship.

“We have stressed to our guys the importance of looking at this team and making it the very best it can be and that it is a daily process. That has to be your focus—not what you did last year,” said Saban. “They understand that it is more difficult to repeat something than to do it the first time. There is a reason for that.”

But the consensus coming out of spring practice is that if anybody can repeat as national champions, Saban and this Alabama team can do it. Alabama, like Florida in 2009, will be one of the most compelling stories of the 2010 season.

On that note, let’s celebrate the end of Spring practice with our early top 25 for 2010. I left a lot of good teams out. Feel free to tell me which ones you believe should have been included:

1. Alabama: Talent is not an issue at Alabama. Mark Ingram (the 2009 Heisman Trophy winner) and Trent Richardson are the best running back duo in the country. LB Dont’a Hightower and DE Marcell Dareus will be All-Americans. A Sept. 11 home game with Penn State will be an early indicator if this Alabama team has the right stuff.

2. Ohio State: In its 26-17 win over Oregon in the Rose Bowl, the Buckeyes showed us what is possible when QB Terrelle Pryor plays well (23 of 37, 266 yards). But the Buckeyes will run the table because of defense. DE Cameron Heyward (from Atlanta) will have an All-America season. Road games at Wisconsin (Oct. 16) and Iowa (Nov. 20) are the key. A Sept. 11 visit from Miami is also intriguing.

3. Texas: Yes, quarterback Colt McCoy, college football’s all-time winner (45 victories), is gone. So are big-time defenders Sergio Kindle and Earl Thomas. But don’t kid yourself, the Longhorns are still loaded. Garrett Gilbert, who subbed for an injured McCoy in the BCS championship game with Alabama, is now ready to take over. Texas will win the Big 12 again.

4. Florida: Ditto for the Gators, who lost the most decorated player in school history (Tim Tebow) and five NFL Draft choices off what may have been the best Florida defense ever. But Urban Meyer and the gang have recruited well. The offense won’t miss a beat with John Brantley at quarterback because he has a great arm and a bunch of guys who can run fast. I can’t see the Gators winning at Alabama on Oct. 2 but other than the Tide, who is going to beat them?

5. Boise State: The Broncos return 21 of 22 starters from a 14-0 team that beat TCU in the Fiesta Bowl. One of those returning is quarterback Kellen Moore, (39 TD, 3 INT) who should be in the hunt for the Heisman Trophy. Boise State flies all the way across the country to open with Virginia Tech on Sept. 6.  On Sept. 25 they host Oregon State, a dark horse in the Pac-10. Win them both and Chris Peterson’s team will be in the hunt for a trip back to Glendale, Ariz. This time, however, the BCS championship will be on the line.

6. TCU: A total of 16 starters return from what I thought was one of the top five teams in the country last season. The defense will miss Jerry Hughes, the pass rusher extraordinaire, and linebacker Darryl Washington. But Andy Dalton (3,268 total offense), the Mountain West offensive player of the year, is back and with his first victory this season (No. 30 in his career) will become TCU’s all-time winningest quarterback, replacing the great Sammy Baugh. The Horned Frogs open with Oregon State, which should be a good one.

7. Iowa: Here is all you need to know about the Hawkeyes. Eight starters are back on a defense that finished No. 10 in the nation. The offense returns QB Ricky Stanzi (18-4 as a starter) and splendid running back Jewel Hampton, who missed all of last season with a knee injury. Iowa has some work to do on the offensive line but when has Kirk Ferentz not had a good offensive line? Ohio State comes to Iowa City on Nov. 20.

8. Oregon: If quarterback Jeremiah Masoli was back (he was suspended for the entire season in March), we’d be talking about the Ducks as a national championship contender. But with 19 other starters coming back from a Rose Bowl team, the Ducks are still the favorite to win the Pac-10. Oregon goes to Tennessee on Sept. 11. That should be interesting.

9. Nebraska: The Cornhuskers were one tick of the clock away from winning the Big 12 championship a couple of years ahead of schedule. And I’ll be surprised if Nebraska doesn’t win the Big 12 North again. Of course, Nebraska will be great on defense, even without No. 2 pick Ndamukong Suh. The concern once more is on offense where the Cornhuskers must get more production out of the quarterback position. 2009 starter Zac Lee played with a torn tendon in his right arm, which was repaired in the spring.

10. North Carolina: The Tar Heels had the No. 1 defense in the ACC last season and with nine starters returning should finish there again. The issue is at quarterback were T.J. Yates needs to have a good senior season if North Carolina is going to win its first ACC championship since 1980. Butch Davis has been building for four years. This is the year his recruiting should pay off.

11. Wisconsin: Running back John Clay, who led the Big Ten in rushing with 1,517 yards, sat out the spring while recovering from ankle surgery. He doesn’t need the practice. He’ll combine with returning QB Scott Tolzien (2,705 passing) to give the Badgers a very good offense. Ten starters on offense and six on defense return.

12. Oklahoma: The Sooners saw a lot of talent walk out the door in the NFL Draft (three of the first six picks played at Oklahoma, which had four first-round picks). So why did Oklahoma go 8-5? Simple:  No. 1 pick, QB Sam Bradford, barely got on the field due to a shoulder injury in the first game. Tight end Jermaine Gresham missed the whole season and OT Trent Williams had to play out of position due to injuries. Now Landry Jones takes over quarterback and RB DeMarco Murray, a 1,000-yard rusher in 2008, is set to have monster season in 2010.

13. Pittsburgh: No mystery here. The Panthers will give the ball to sophomore RB Dion Lewis, who ran for 1,799 yards on 325 carries (only Stanford’s Toby Gerhart had more with 345). Lewis is the nation’s leading returning rusher and will get into the mix for the Heisman. There are a lot of starters to replace (six on offense, seven on defense) but I’m picking Pittsburgh to win the Big East.

14. Florida State: For the first time since 1975 somebody other than Bobby Bowden will walk the sidelines as head coach in Tallahassee. That job now falls to Jimbo Fisher and with a veteran offensive line and a Heisman Trophy candidate at quarterback (Christian Ponder), I’m picking Florida State to win ACC Atlantic. The key to success will be the ability of new DC Mark Stoops to rebuild a defense that finished last in the ACC in 2009.

15. Georgia Tech: The defending ACC champions had four players drafted (RB Jonathan Dwyer, WR Demaryius Thomas, DE Derrick Morgan, S Morgan Burnett) but should contend for another conference title  if Al Groh’s 3-4 defense rounds into shape. The schedule, however, includes trips to Kansas, Clemson, Virginia Tech, and Georgia.

16. Arkansas: Quarterback Ryan Mallett had a very good first year (3,624 passing, 30 TD) in his first year in Bobby Petrino’s offensive system. He had no contact in the spring as he recovered from foot surgery. If the Hogs can improve just a little on defense (they finished last in the SEC in 2009) then they have a chance to give Alabama a run in the SEC West. The Crimson Tide goes to Fayetteville on Sept. 25.

17. Virginia Tech: With the last two ACC rookies of the year (Darren Evans, Ryan Williams) at tailback and with senior Tyrod Taylor at quarterback, this will be Virginia Tech’s best offense since Michael Vick led the Hokies to the 1999 national championship game. A lot of people have the Hokies winning the ACC and in the mix for the BCS championship. I think there are too many holes on defense and a back loaded schedule. Let’s visit again about Virginia Tech after a Sept. 6 game with Boise State.

18. Oregon State: When is Mike Riley going to get the credit for being a really good coach? The Beavers return 15 starters from an 8-5 team including TB Jacquizz Rodgers, the Pac-10’s leading rusher (1,440 yards) and wide receiver James Rodgers, who led the conference in receiving yards (1,034). Sophomore Ryan Katz has to replace QB Sean Canfield. Oregon comes to Oregon State on Dec. 4 for the annual Civil War, and the Pac-10 title could be on the line.

19. Stanford: The Cardinal will certainly miss Toby Gerhart, who led the nation in rushing yards (1,871 in 13 games). But sophomore quarterback Andrew Luck (2,595 yards, 13 TD) is more than ready to take a larger role in the offense. The key is the improvement of a defense that returns seven starters from a unit that finished ninth in the Pac-10 (402.69 ypg). The Cardinal switched to a 3-4 scheme looking for better results.

20. Miami: I love the number of athletes on this team and the way that QB Jacory Harris leads the Hurricanes when he’s healthy.  That’s one of the keys. The offensive line, which gave up 35 quarterback sacks last season, has to protect Harris better. The defense, coach Randy Shannon said, has to get nastier and force more turnovers than the 21 it got last season. Some people tell me that Miami is set for a breakout season in the fourth year under Shannon. We’ll see.

21. Georgia: If a veteran offensive line can be good from Day 1, then Georgia has a chance to improve on its 8-5 record from a year ago. The key is Georgia’s ability to run the ball with Caleb King and Washaun Ealey and thus keep the pressure off redshirt freshman quarterback Aaron Murray. If Murray is put in too many third and long situations, then Georgia will have problems. The defense must, must be better than the unit that recovered only two fumbles and gave up 25 touchdown passes last season.

22. Clemson: The Tigers got to ACC championship game last season and if quarterback Kyle Parker passes on minor league baseball and returns, Clemson should challenge Florida State in the ACC Atlantic. Clemson will certainly miss RB/KR C.J. Spiller but there is still a lot of talent on offense with running backs like Jamie Harper and Andre Ellington. The defense is deeper and more athletic than a year ago.

23. Penn State: The Nittany Lions ended Spring practice still unsure who was going to replace Daryll Clark at quarterback. It could be freshman Paul Jones. There is much work to do on the offensive line but the real concerns should be on defense, where NFL draft choices DT Jared Odrick and linebackers Navarro Bowman and Sean Lee are gone. After spring ball Coach Joe Paterno called his team “average.” That means I probably should have Penn State ranked higher.

24. Oklahoma State: I made this pick because of my “Talkin’ Football” buddy Brady Ackerman. There is no way the Cowboys should be ranked after losing WR Dez Bryant and QB Zac Robinson. Only four starters return on each side of the ball. But one of the starters returning on offense is RB Kendall Hunter, who ran for 1,555 yards as a sophomore but was limited to only 89 carries last season due to injury. But new offensive coordinator Dana Holgorsen comes over from Houston, where Case Keenum lit up the scoreboard last season (5,671 yards, 44 TD). Will Weeden becomes the QB and will get a chance to put up some big numbers.

25. Navy: I have a soft spot in my heart for the Middies because you have to be impressed that the program that Paul Johnson built has just kept on trucking under his successor, Ken Niumatalolo. I also have a soft spot in my heart for quarterback Ricky Dobbs (Douglasville, Ga.) who is now a senior. Last season Dobbs rushed for 1,192 yards (plus an NCAA record 27 touchdowns) despite playing with a broken kneecap the last six games. He also threw for 1,031 yards. Navy was 10-4 last season and won its seventh straight Commander-in-Chief’s trophy.

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889 comments Add your comment

bubba

May 7th, 2010
5:17 pm

Mr Lucky………..only you and possibly Miles (and I not even sure about Miles) would be silly enough to think Miles is a better coach than Saban.

sec west

May 7th, 2010
5:21 pm

Barnhart stop being a Dawg homer! There’s no way UGA belongs in the top 25. In fact no one in the SEC East except UF belongs there. The Tide has turned and the WEST rules the SEC. Deal with it.

bubba

May 7th, 2010
5:23 pm

hmmmm…Do you think Barhart is still reading this?………………I don’t.

HanDAWG

May 7th, 2010
5:25 pm

Historically, TB has not been good at picking games (or full seasons). ACC will fare better in this bogus poll than any reality; they don’t deliver on the field. Look at last year as example: Tech was ACC champ, and is on a current two-game losing skid. Name a solid (out of conference against good teams) ACC team. You can’t. VA Tech, GA Tech, UNC -none win big national games. Miami, FSU -ancient history. Only Va Tech is a truly solid ACC program, and they usually drop big games.

St. Simons

May 7th, 2010
5:25 pm

Time for all the Tech Smack talk to begin or should I say,–Smack type.

GO DAWGS!

Anyway Tony, I’ll save this list to remind you where you predicted we’d be you will eat your words, Our strength this year will be offensive and defensive lines–this wins games, maybe not a championship–but it will win games.

bubba

May 7th, 2010
5:25 pm

Mr Lucky……………..if LSWho thought they could get Saban to come back they would run Miles out of Baton Rouge on a rail.

Bama fan

May 7th, 2010
5:27 pm

Forrest gump,

2004 Auburn played Citadel double aa, La- Tech and La-Monroe while OU played a ranked Bowling green, houston, and Oregon a bcs team and a team that has been good for quite a while now. This ooc schedule is what many college football analysts at the end of the year said did in Auburn. And if Texas was the only ranked big 12 opponent that OU played all year than A) I find that hard to believe and B) It wouldn’t be OU’s fault anyway. its the conference they happen to play in and the big 12 is usually a very good conference and usually 2nd only to the sec.

Also, sure we all play cream puffs. Bama plays 3 cream puffs every year but takes on one really good team. Last year it was VT which other than Texas is the only team to win 10 or more games 6 straight years. This year it will be Penn State. AU did not take on one heavyweight that year or a bcs opponent. OU played a bcs opponent in Oregon and a very good 2nd tier opponent in Bowling Green that was ranked.

leland

May 7th, 2010
5:29 pm

Dear Mr. CF–I agree that the Crimpson Tide is the target. They may win everything again, but only if they get by Clempson. Your pal, Leland

bubba

May 7th, 2010
5:29 pm

And OU has done what is bowl games?

bubba

May 7th, 2010
5:29 pm

meant “in”

Bama fan

May 7th, 2010
5:30 pm

Forrest gump,

One last thing. I’m not belittling Auburn which it pains me to say is an excellent program. Just sayin their schedule did them in in 2004. Not all their fault if someone backed out like Bowling Green. Just sayin it is what it is and its what hurt them in 04.

Heath

May 7th, 2010
5:30 pm

Wow, 7 pages…

Tony, I wonder if you are looking at UGA’s schedule. I remember telling someone last year that they should win 9 games even if it’s a down year. Even CollegeFootballNews.com has them going to the Orange Bowl this year and winning the East. While I don’t know about all THAT, I think you’ll see a better record just from who they play where.

bubba

May 7th, 2010
5:32 pm

leland, Bama get by Clemson….shouldn’t be too tough, closest they come to “Clempson” is when the play at S. Carolina……………

bubba

May 7th, 2010
5:38 pm

sssspppppp, sssssppppp, sssssppppppppp, hello?, is anyone there?……..hello…………..

Forrest Gump is the most famous Bama grad

May 7th, 2010
5:38 pm

“2004 Auburn played Citadel double aa, La- Tech and La-Monroe while OU played a ranked Bowling green, houston, and Oregon”

None of the OOC teams were ranked. So………… Bowling Green pulled out of playing Auburn which is NOT Auburn’s fault. Also, Oregon SUCKED back then.

“This ooc schedule is what many college football analysts at the end of the year said did in Auburn.”

No, it’s called an excuse. If Auburn was not as great as USC and Oklahoma then why did Auburn set an all-time NFL recruiting record with most players going in the first round? Also, Auburn beat more top 25 teams than did the other two schools. Also, Auburn beat the defending NT LSU Tigers.

“And if Texas was the only ranked big 12 opponent that OU played all year than A) I find that hard to believe and B) It wouldn’t be OU’s fault anyway.”

Look it up, bama. I did. Also, if it’s not OU’s fault then why is AU at fault?

“ts the conference they happen to play in and the big 12 is usually a very good conference and usually 2nd only to the sec. ”

Wrong. Texas and Oklahoma are the ONLY two good programs. Until Mack Brown came to Texas, Texas had not had a great year since the early 80s.

“AU did not take on one heavyweight that year or a bcs opponent. ”

That’s because AU already had 4 ranked teams to play………..

“Last year it was VT which other than Texas is the only team to win 10 or more games 6 straight years.”

Uh…..Oklahoma, Ohio State have both won 10 or more games for 6 straight years.

“OU played a bcs opponent in Oregon and a very good 2nd tier opponent in Bowling Green that was ranked.”

LOL!!!!! Bowling Green is very good? Right, what ranked team did BG beat in 04? ZERO.

Oregon 2004: 5-6. Yep, thats a GREAT team there!!!!!!

HanDAWG

May 7th, 2010
5:39 pm

UGA has a great record vs. SEC West – and who routes for an entire division against the other half of a conference anyway? The West does not rule the SEC. Bama had ONE great year, after playing .500 forever. Auburn has been dominated by UGA for 5 years. Georgia, Florida and LSU have the most overall recent wins, but how has LSU fared against UGA? Not well. Use some facts. Arkansas? Miss State? Ole Miss? What West are you watching? Bama probably won’t repeat as SEC Champs, and only LSU has had any other recent success of note. Deal with the truth.

Mr. Lucky

May 7th, 2010
5:39 pm

Les Miles talked his way into the National Championship in 2007, the guy is one of college football’s greatest smooth talkers, and that’s what it takes to win the Natl Champ, ask Richt. Getting into the Natl Champ requires more luck than performance, press likes someone with smooth talking skills, Miles has it in droves, Richt couldn’t talk ESPN into putting him in back in 2007 or 2002. Saban’s not as smooth as Les Miles, and Meyer’s pretty slick, but doesn’t have his lucky charm Percy Harvin anymore. Miles smooth talking in 2007 was one for the ages. Miles has been luckier than Saban by averaging a Natl Champ ever 4.5 years, Saban hasn’t been as lucky, averaging 1 every 7 years. It takes luck to get into the National Championship. Miles is luckier than Saban, and Meyer is about equally as lucky as Miles.

Forrest Gump is the most famous Bama grad

May 7th, 2010
5:40 pm

“Just sayin their schedule did them in in 2004. Not all their fault if someone backed out like Bowling Green. Just sayin it is what it is and its what hurt them in 04.”

Auburn’s schedule was tougher than OU and USC. No, there is NO WAY playing the Citadel hurt them. If Auburn had played Bowling Green they’d have still been left out. What hurt them was a computer system called the BCS. Again, only 4 schools have gone undefeated in the SEC in 30 years.

Bulldog59

May 7th, 2010
5:40 pm

KGator79, you said “all” the recruits and families. Nowhere were “all” the recruits and families interviewed…get real…. citing 2 does not make the statement true. English 101.

Admit it, Meyer pulled a Bill Clinton, no big deal, he’s just not the saint he tries to project by chastising Jeremy Fowler. He’ll bend the truth when he has to if he stands to gain or lose something significant. Reality 101.

Is Meyer aware of your infatuation for him? He might want to consider a restraining order.

Forrest Gump is the most famous Bama grad

May 7th, 2010
5:41 pm

“UGA has a great record vs. SEC West”

Yet can’t beat Florida or Tennessee. Or Kentucky…………….

Forrest Gump is the most famous Bama grad

May 7th, 2010
5:42 pm

“Richt couldn’t talk ESPN into putting him in back in 2007″

LOL!!!!!! UGA didn’t win the division or the SEC. LSU did.

Forrest Gump is the most famous Bama grad

May 7th, 2010
5:44 pm

“Meyer pulled a Bill Clinton”

Who is Meyer’s Monica?

Beast from the East

May 7th, 2010
5:48 pm

Man, there sure are alot of Dawgs that are obsessed w/ Meyer. I guess I might be too if I awoke in the middle of the night having nightmares of another brutal beating. You might want to try and get some therapy to help cope. Or you could just try pulling for a winner. Maybe ladies’ gymnastics?

Mr. Lucky

May 7th, 2010
5:49 pm

Saban’s luck wasn’t good at first in the National Championship game, onside kick didn’t work. Other high risk stuff he tried didn’t work. But, as luck would have it, Colt McCoy got hurt, and Saban got lucky and won the game.

bubba

May 7th, 2010
5:50 pm

Mr Lucky…………………please inform me what Natl ChampionshipS Miles has won…………….notice the “s” cuz I can only find ONE!

Donnan of a new era

May 7th, 2010
5:53 pm

“Saban got lucky and won the game.”

Right, just like UGA was unlucky in 2007 even though they didn’t win the division nor did they win the SEC.

bubba

May 7th, 2010
5:56 pm

Mr Lucky………………..get it straight either Saban wasn’t lucky or he was. You say both. So you say Bama won because Colt McCoy got hurt, myself and any other knowledgeable person know that Bama was gonna win Colt or no Colt. Unfortunately “things” that happen during the game are part of the game.

KGator79

May 7th, 2010
5:58 pm

Bulldog59….really? Thats your response? I believe your question

“how could you know what ONE recruit felt?”

Sorry if I referenced 4 or 5 guys for you and not all of them, even so I do believe 4 or 5 is more than one, UGA math might be a little different though. If you feel the need to know the other recruits interviewed feel free to read it on gainesvill.com in an article published at the begining of April. I do though thank you for your generous concern for the incoming UF freshman, despite the fact that your heart felt feelings toward them will certainly go unnoticed by those same freshman as they go through a career continually beating up UGA.

Donnan of a new era

May 7th, 2010
6:00 pm

bubba

That hit on McCoy was clean. He could not handle Bama’s defense. Texas may have won the game because a couple of Bama’s touchdowns were defensive. Anyway, Bama was the better team defensively. Texas backup qb played well for a freshman in that situation.

ARdawg

May 7th, 2010
6:00 pm

Tony Barnhart s a wiener and a sellout jockeying for some more national exposure with the other talking heads. Picking Bama is way too easy but to also pick OSU? Come on Barnhart. Man up and grow you a pair. I predict 5 of your top ten won’t finish the year there

Mr. Lucky

May 7th, 2010
6:01 pm

McElroy had 2 cracked ribs–if he’d been sacked hard 2 or 3 times, might have been different. And Texas got to 3 at the end with a back up freshman QB, if McCoy would have been healthy, Texas would have run away with it. But Saban got lucky.

Donnan of a new era

May 7th, 2010
6:04 pm

“But Saban got lucky.”

Do you dream in Hershell Walker vision?

ARdawg

May 7th, 2010
6:06 pm

Mr. Lucky McCoy was on his butt and couldn’t make poop stink. Texas threw all they had at Bama and came up way short even though it was a bit entertaining in the end. The Horns were man handled and couldn’t do a thing about it, and I’m no Bama fan

bubba

May 7th, 2010
6:08 pm

Donnan,ok of course Texas might have won……….but regarding 2 defensive TDs….Bama won by 16 pts…………..

Mr. Lucky

May 7th, 2010
6:08 pm

Talk about Luck? Look how many times this shovel pass bounced around before it was intercepted for a pick 6 by a lucky Alabama defender who just happened to be standing there when a ball rolled into his hands.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=insLuoYsDXw&feature=related

bubba

May 7th, 2010
6:10 pm

Mr Smucky………I’m still waiting for you to tell me about Miles 2nd Natl Championship……..

ARdawg

May 7th, 2010
6:11 pm

Kucky…..and your point? Pick 6 is a pick six. Texas got their azz handed to them. Bama was the better team. You argue with no position just like a Tech fan

ARdawg

May 7th, 2010
6:13 pm

heh heh I mean Lucky

bubba

May 7th, 2010
6:15 pm

Mr Smucky were you on here earlier using the handle “Cory”?

Way Down South Dawg

May 7th, 2010
6:15 pm

I was disappointed to see that UGA plays UF after the gayturds have an off-week. This is never good and
probably won’t be this time either. I am optimistic about the defensive change, as important as that is, I think we need to really focus on the special team play—It really needs some improvement too!

As for the coaches abandoning the swamp, hell, Meyer bailed out too, makes you wonder?

Mr. Lucky

May 7th, 2010
6:18 pm

Look at this lucky play. Notice Cody took his helmet off after he blocked the kick—that’s a penalty, but Saban got lucky with 2 low kicks/blocks and a missed call.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5El03CbLam0

bubba

May 7th, 2010
6:23 pm

Smucky……..do a google search and see what the penalty would be for Cody removing helmet after game was over. Also there is a reason for the kicks having to be made……..and obviously they weren’t so that why Tenn lost the game. I agree it was a tough game but you got to win some tough ones along the way usually.

KGator79

May 7th, 2010
6:24 pm

Coaches abandoning UF? ha! Yeah darn those coaches like Charlie Strong and Dan Mullen for leaving to take head coach positions and abandon UF. Or for Strong and Mullen to get Meyer’s position to take a few guys with them that would end up being promotions for those assistants to a higher position. Guess Meyer should have laid down the law and prevented these men from receiving these promotions.

Big L

May 7th, 2010
6:30 pm

IF Ohio State makes the title game, it won’t be becuase they earned it or deserve it. No conference title game means they disappear for a month. Also, with games against Youngstown , Ohio(Bobcats), they will be a sad excuse of a repesentative in the championship game. To the Pac-10, Big11, and Notre Dame, play a conference title game, or u are irrelevant. UGA will win at least line, can win 10. WILL beat Floriduh. We will win the game where it matters. On the line.

bubba

May 7th, 2010
6:32 pm

Smucky ……………..nice job on the youtube videos when you find the one of Miles accepting his 2nd Crystal Football be sure and provide link.

Big L

May 7th, 2010
6:35 pm

Hey Mr Lucky. If frogs had wings. We don’t deal in if’s son. McCoy got hit SEC style and was not the same. Green is an ugly, envious color.

Mr. Lucky

May 7th, 2010
6:36 pm

Look at the lucky Alabama plays at the end of this clip, talk about bouncing balls. Gilbert gets sacked, and throws the ball. The another interception off a lucky bounce. Luck was on Saban’s side on this day. He wasn’t good, but he was lucky.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5k1H6Iymvc&feature=related

Mr. Lucky

May 7th, 2010
6:45 pm

Richt has not had any luck wqhen it comes to penalties. He gets more penalities called on him than any other SEC coach. This penalty call, later officials were suspended, is an example of Richt’s luck. The SEC admits a mistake, but Richt gets the game loss.

http://thequad.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/10/05/officials-apologize-for-georgia-penalty/

bubba

May 7th, 2010
6:46 pm

Smucky…..that looks like a highlite film put out by Bama…………………….Looked like a great display of football to me…………..

KGator79

May 7th, 2010
6:47 pm

Is this what UGA fan as lowered themselves to? They blame their lack of success and inability to win a national title on the lack of luck and officials picking on them? geez! I’ve heard it all now.