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Re: 2019 College Football Season

Post by Hachiko » Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:16 am

Image After a disastrous 2017 season that resulted in the firing of Butch Jones and a chaotic coaching search, there was nowhere to go but up for Jeremy Pruitt in his first season in Knoxville. Two wins last season over ranked opponents (Auburn and Kentucky) should give Vols fans hope for 2019, but the more important developments occurred in the offseason with a top-15 recruiting class and the additions of new offensive coordinator Jim Chaney and wide receivers coach and Tennessee legend Tee Martin.

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Re: 2019 College Football Season

Post by Hachiko » Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:19 am

Image The Derek Mason era checks several important boxes: Vanderbilt has been to a bowl game twice in the past three seasons; the school's 17 wins over that stretch are the third most in a three-year period since the 1970s; and the Commodores have won three straight against rival Tennessee — something that had not happened since the 1920s. There are, however, a few troubling signs: Mason has yet to record a winning season (he is 24–38 overall), and the defense — his area of expertise — has regressed in each of the past two years after ranking sixth in the SEC in 2016.

But the pros have been enough to outweigh the cons, at least in the eyes of the administration. Mason was awarded a contract extension in February that will keep him in charge for the foreseeable future.

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Re: 2019 College Football Season

Post by Hachiko » Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:25 am

Image A new reality faces Alabama after what happened in January. Its decade-long stranglehold on college football has loosened, with Clemson now staking claim to the unofficial title as the best program in the nation. That 44–16 national title dethroning led to changes in the Alabama football complex, with seven new coaches stepping into roles for 2019. It also changed the mindset of everyone who returned, since no Nick Saban-coached Alabama team had lost a game by more than 14 points during his time in Tuscaloosa. Regaining the "Alabama Factor" has been a talking point of Saban’s during the offseason.

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Post by Hachiko » Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:29 am

Image How far away from contender status are the 2019 Arkansas Razorbacks? Based on a winless conference circuit in Chad Morris' debut season and a couple of ugly nonconference losses, it would seem like a long way.

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Post by Hachiko » Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:37 am

Image Our college football 2019 season preview issue is here, which means we're checking in with all 25 teams from SI's official preseason Top 25 ranking. What do you need to know about each of this year's top contenders, from top-ranked Alabama down to Stanford? We'll be rolling out scouting reports for each team over the next two weeks, all of which are being collected here. Next up, it's No. 17 Auburn.

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Post by Hachiko » Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:42 am

Image The LSU Tigers return seven starters on offense, eight on defense and landed a top-five recruiting class. But it may be the new $400,000-per-year assistant who makes the biggest impact.

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Re: 2019 College Football Season

Post by Hachiko » Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:47 am

Image If the Joe Moorhead offense were correlated to the 26 letters of the alphabet, he estimates that he got letters A through M installed in his first season in Starkville. It was enough to go 8–4 in the regular season, but it wasn’t nearly enough to be competitive in the team’s four SEC losses. The 2018 Bulldogs averaged 7.5 yards per play in the eight wins and 3.6 yards per play in the four regular-season losses.

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Post by Hachiko » Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:52 am

Image Matt Luke, beginning his third season as an SEC head coach, hired big names and experienced hands in the offseason to help him rebuild Ole Miss football. Former Pac-12 coaches Rich Rodriguez and Mike MacIntyre hope to help the Rebels turn things around.

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Post by Hachiko » Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:56 am

Image Before last season, Texas A&M made a bold investment in Jimbo Fisher, hiring him away from Florida State with a monster $75 million contract. The early returns were promising: The Aggies won nine games for the first time since 2013, beat LSU for the first time in eight years and notched their first bowl game win since '14. A&M has the look of a power in the making.

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Re: 2019 College Football Season

Post by Hachiko » Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:02 am

Image Mid-major program succeeds, loses its coach, and starts over. It’s been the way college sports work since “mid-majors” became a term. Nebraska hired program savior Bob Devaney from Wyoming. Ohio State’s Woody Hayes and Michigan’s Bo Schembechler both came from Miami (Ohio). Insert any of hundreds of other examples here. For every exception — Ohio hiring an aging Frank Solich and coaxing 15 seasons (and counting!) out of him, Troy getting 24 years out of Larry Blakeney, etc. — there are tens of, well, non-exceptions.

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Re: 2019 College Football Season

Post by Hachiko » Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:07 am

Image The Joe Moglia Story was just missing another win or two.

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Image What a roller coaster these last few seasons have been in Statesboro.

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Post by Hachiko » Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:19 am

Image What happens when a reset year is a reset year? Does the depth of the stumble matter if you knew a stumble was coming?

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Image You can legitimately say that Troy hasn’t made a mediocre head coaching hire in more than three decades.

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Re: 2019 College Football Season

Post by Hachiko » Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:26 am

Image “It’s a lot like Year One.” That’s how Blake Anderson described going into his sixth year as Arkansas State head coach. A cliche? Perhaps, but it’s also applicable.

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Re: 2019 College Football Season

Post by Hachiko » Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:32 am

Image Well damn, Billy, you’re not messing around.

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Re: 2019 College Football Season

Post by Hachiko » Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:39 am

Image Down three points to UL-Lafayette in the closing seconds of the final game of the year, the ULM Warhawks had a chance to either win in regulation or send the game to overtime. A win would move them to 7-5 and all but guarantee a postseason bid; it would also prevent their biggest rivals from winning the inaugural Sun Belt West title.

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Post by Hachiko » Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:43 am

Image Hey, Steve Campbell, how did your first year at South Alabama go?

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Post by Hachiko » Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:47 am

Image On its face, it seemed a pretty natural occurrence. After nearly three seasons, Texas State fired its head coach, Everett Withers, after he went just 7-28 in charge. A bad record leads to a firing, rinse and repeat.

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Re: 2019 College Football Season

Post by Hachiko » Fri Aug 30, 2019 2:26 am

Change of plans. The FCS walls will be omitted for this year.
Polls Wk 1 D-I FBSShow
AP Top 25
RK
TEAM
REC PTS
TREND
1
Clemson
Clemson
(52)
0-0 1540
NR
2
Alabama
Alabama
(10)
0-0 1496
NR
3
Georgia
Georgia
0-0 1403
NR
4
Oklahoma
Oklahoma
0-0 1331
NR
5
Ohio State
Ohio State
0-0 1261
NR
6
LSU
LSU
0-0 1199
NR
7
Michigan
Michigan
0-0 1164
NR
8
Florida
Florida
0-0 1054
NR
9
Notre Dame
Notre Dame
0-0 1044
NR
10
Texas
Texas
0-0 1005
NR
11
Oregon
Oregon
0-0 860
NR
12
Texas A&M
Texas A&M
0-0 852
NR
13
Washington
Washington
0-0 786
NR
14
Utah
Utah
0-0 772
NR
15
Penn State
Penn State
0-0 651
NR
16
Auburn
Auburn
0-0 578
NR
17
UCF
UCF
0-0 410
NR
18
Michigan State
Michigan State
0-0 377
NR
19
Wisconsin
Wisconsin
0-0 370
NR
20
Iowa
Iowa
0-0 330
NR
21
Iowa State
Iowa State
0-0 302
NR
22
Syracuse
Syracuse
0-0 209
NR
23
Washington State
Washington State
0-0 200
NR
24
Nebraska
Nebraska
0-0 154
NR
25
Stanford
Stanford
0-0 141
NR
Complete Rankings
Others receiving votes: Missouri 117, Army 94, Mississippi State 87, Miami 70, Northwestern 63, TCU 57, Virginia 44, Boise State 38, Cincinnati 16, South Carolina 15, Virginia Tech 12, Fresno State 8, Utah State 8, Minnesota 7, Memphis 6, Appalachian State 5, West Virginia 3, Oklahoma State 3, UAB 3, Arizona State 3, Arizona 1, USC 1

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RK
TEAM
REC PTS
TREND
1
Clemson
Clemson
(59)
0-0 1619
NR
2
Alabama
Alabama
(6)
0-0 1566
NR
3
Georgia
Georgia
0-0 1447
NR
4
Oklahoma
Oklahoma
0-0 1415
NR
5
Ohio State
Ohio State
0-0 1368
NR
6
LSU
LSU
0-0 1218
NR
7
Michigan
Michigan
0-0 1155
NR
8
Florida
Florida
0-0 1103
NR
9
Notre Dame
Notre Dame
0-0 1100
NR
10
Texas
Texas
0-0 1038
NR
11
Texas A&M
Texas A&M
0-0 893
NR
12
Washington
Washington
0-0 834
NR
13
Oregon
Oregon
0-0 787
NR
14
Penn State
Penn State
0-0 699
NR
15
Utah
Utah
0-0 642
NR
16
Auburn
Auburn
0-0 606
NR
17
UCF
UCF
0-0 436
NR
Wisconsin
Wisconsin
0-0 436
NR
19
Iowa
Iowa
0-0 343
NR
20
Michigan State
Michigan State
0-0 313
NR
21
Washington State
Washington State
0-0 274
NR
22
Syracuse
Syracuse
0-0 227
NR
23
Stanford
Stanford
0-0 200
NR
24
Iowa State
Iowa State
0-0 169
NR
25
Northwestern
Northwestern
0-0 161
NR
Complete Rankings
Others receiving votes: Nebraska 152, Boise State 118, Mississippi State 111, Miami 94, Army 91, Kentucky 79, Virginia Tech 64, TCU 63, USC 47, Fresno State 32, Utah State 32, Virginia 30, Cincinnati 25, West Virginia 24, Memphis 24, Oklahoma State 20, South Carolina 15, NC State 12, Duke 10, Boston College 5, Florida State 4, Baylor 4, Appalachian State 4, Houston 3, North Texas 3, Temple 2, Arizona State 2, UCLA 2, Minnesota 1, Ole Miss 1, Tennessee 1, Troy 1
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