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Old 11-11-2012, 10:04 AM   #1 (permalink)
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We need days like yesterday to remind us all of what college football really is- A game played by young men, most of whom have Zero chance of playing in the NFL and are on the field because they love the game. It's a game which is often emotional and rarely, if ever, predictable.

When we hear people start tossing around terms like 'dynasty' and 'unbeatable' we need to view it as the garbage it is. Those terms just don't apply to College Football- Never have and never will.

We've all heard a lot about how great the SEC defenses are, and there is some truth to that. However, when you don't have to face great offenses week in and week out, it's pretty easy to look great defensively.

Don't misinterpret what I'm saying- The SEC is a great league, that goes without saying. But, so are some of the other conferences, and if we take anything away from Texas A&M's performance it's first year in the SEC, it should be that the better teams from other conferences could, most assuredly, be competitive in the SEC

I do agree that Texas A&M is a different team than the one we saw near the bottom of the Big 12 last season. I think they would have competed for the Big 12 championship this year had they stuck around. I still don't think they'd have gone undefeated, but they would have been in the thick of the race

Keep in mind that Kevin Sumlin (who ran Oklahoma's offense for five years before going to Houston) has primarily been a Big 12 guy most of his coaching career. He brought an offensive mindset to the SEC that hasn't really been seen there before on any consistent basis. A&M is going to change football in the SEC.

Give a great defense a month to prepare for any given offense (as happens in the Bowl Games) and that defense is going to be tough to succeed against. But, throw that same defense up against really good offenses with a week to prepare and it's a whole different ball game.

And it's that which we learned yesterday. Texas A&M proved it on the field.
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Anybody see the new AP poll? The bias sickens me.
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Anybody see the new AP poll? The bias sickens me.
It's a friggin' joke.
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That's pretty crazy, I kinda figured Bama would only fall below the unbeaten teams though.
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They didn't fall behind all of the unbeatens. I just don't see how you can have 5 SEC teams with at least one loss ahead of one loss FSU. Two of those teams have two losses as well. At least FSU will have a chance to to sort some of that BS out.
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Being competitive in the SEC and winning the SEC are two totally different things. For all of Texas A&M great achievements they are still 3rd in the SEC west behind Bama with only one loss and LSU who already beat them and has the same record.

Texas A&M has a dynamic qb who is a heisman finalist in just his first season. Look at Auburn with Cam Newton or Florida with Tim Tebow, those teams put up great numbers in the SEC as well. Texas A&M again has a different coach, ask Arkansas the difference a coach can make in his first year, and A&M has a much better qb. This has nothing to do with last year Texas A&M who lost all their game with second half collapses. They had the lead on K State, Ok and so forth but blew in the end, so the team had talent just didn't excute last year.

By the way does anyone remember the last team to beat K State?
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