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    NCAA Football 2017-18 thread



    Welcome to the NCAA college football thread! It is 2 weeks until season starts, so time to open up a new thread!

    Feel free to talk about anything specifically related to college football here.

    For the newbies:

    Power 5 conferences
    Big 12
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    Pac 12

    Non Power 5
    Sunbelt
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    Mid-American
    Conference USA
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    Independent schools (Notre Dame, BYU ect...)

    Reminder: football vs handegg vs soccer is infractable. Pro vs college bashing is also not welcome here.
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    I don't remember all the stories from the offseason. Right now though, I'm pretty sure Florida still doesn't know who its quarterback is, again. Because having some semblance of an offense is a luxury. Week one will be crazy, with Alabama playing Florida State, and Florida playing Michigan. Getting those big non-conference games out of the way early, as usual.

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    Well offseason ws a wee bit more uneventful this year than last year. Only sex scandal this time was Freeze being canned for escorts

    Im personally excited to see how well, or not well, Texas manages to do. I like Herman.

    - - - Updated - - -

    Oh, and TCU too. Patterson is legend, but i dont think Kenny Trill is gonna do much. Might be a repeat of last year.

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    Excellent, new thread


    Going to be VERY interesting this year what Harbaugh can do with the roster he has. This is basically his first year with his own recruits starting to get into leadership roles and starter roles.

    Michigan lost a LOT of people on defense, and like Pendulous mentioned we start against Florida on a neutral site to start the season so there's basically no time to work people in to their new roles, they have to be ready from the very start.

    On offense there's a QB battle between last year's starter (Speight) and last year's back up (O'Korn) but from what I have been hearing it's probably Speight's job to lose.


    Personally hoping that continuity at QB and on some offensive positions will help off set a defense that might need to get it's footing. I don't expect a serious run at a national championship, but it would be damn nice if Harbaugh can get the monkey off his back with regards to playing Ohio State. We should have won last year, at home, and the task is now only going to be harder, with defensive turnover and an away game.

    If he can get the team ready for that match up and perform well (and hopefully win) and make another good bowl game, that would be a successful season to me.

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    Seven Gators are suspended for the season opener against Michigan http://floridagators.com/news/2017/8...on-opener.aspx

    Article mentions missing practices, but there's some allegations of them committing credit card fraud. Though if true, would carry much more than a one-game sentence. Antonio Calloway is a notable name in that list, as the number one wide receiver.

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    Chriss Warren III has a concussion. He's our top RB. greaaat. ALso the RB guys behind him had to be called out too.

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    Looking forward to USC face planting after the annual hypeparade.

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    Ohio State @ Indiana being "Megacast" by espn most attention aimed in Indiana footballs general direction since ever

    16 days hype!

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    Looks like N'Kosi is going to be the starter. With Cager back and nations #1 WR i Richards, he should be fine. Concerned about RB depth though, Walton got dinged and I'm not as high on Homer as others.
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    I'm so nervous about playing Iowa in Iowa City. Definition of a trap game.

    Apologies if this isn't quite the correct thread, but how do you guy see Baker Mayfield as an NFL prospect? He's done well for himself but you never hear people really go crazy for him as an NFL player.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xskarma View Post
    Excellent, new thread


    Going to be VERY interesting this year what Harbaugh can do with the roster he has. This is basically his first year with his own recruits starting to get into leadership roles and starter roles.

    Michigan lost a LOT of people on defense, and like Pendulous mentioned we start against Florida on a neutral site to start the season so there's basically no time to work people in to their new roles, they have to be ready from the very start.

    On offense there's a QB battle between last year's starter (Speight) and last year's back up (O'Korn) but from what I have been hearing it's probably Speight's job to lose.


    Personally hoping that continuity at QB and on some offensive positions will help off set a defense that might need to get it's footing. I don't expect a serious run at a national championship, but it would be damn nice if Harbaugh can get the monkey off his back with regards to playing Ohio State. We should have won last year, at home, and the task is now only going to be harder, with defensive turnover and an away game.

    If he can get the team ready for that match up and perform well (and hopefully win) and make another good bowl game, that would be a successful season to me.
    Thought this year's game was in Ann Arbor? I don't think we can win there, and honestly I'm expecting a regression for us (Buckeyes) this year. I think we'll drop 2-3, and that's with us lucking out by not having Wisconsin on the schedule.

    I still haven't recovered from the Clemson game last year; what an embarrassment. The most infuriating part for me was all the taunting by deshaun Watson during the game; what a classless piece of trash that guy is. I don't wish injuries on people usually, but I really hope he gets mauled in his first game at qb in the NFL and gets both legs broken. Fuck that guy.

    Other than that, my goals are the same: big ten champ as national champ (unless it's Michigan), and Bama losing. Would be cool to see Herman do big things at Texas this year as well, as someone who did incredible things at OSU as a coach. I have no idea what their roster looks like, so I'm not sure what their upside is and how good they can possibly be this year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Norganon View Post
    I'm so nervous about playing Iowa in Iowa City. Definition of a trap game.

    Apologies if this isn't quite the correct thread, but how do you guy see Baker Mayfield as an NFL prospect? He's done well for himself but you never hear people really go crazy for him as an NFL player.
    Better than Sam Bradford, but my opinion on OU QBs is rather biased

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    Quote Originally Posted by thesib View Post
    Thought this year's game was in Ann Arbor? I don't think we can win there, and honestly I'm expecting a regression for us (Buckeyes) this year. I think we'll drop 2-3, and that's with us lucking out by not having Wisconsin on the schedule.
    That's what I thought last year but we still made the playoffs. I think this year anything less than playoffs would be underperforming.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Norganon View Post
    I'm so nervous about playing Iowa in Iowa City. Definition of a trap game.

    Apologies if this isn't quite the correct thread, but how do you guy see Baker Mayfield as an NFL prospect? He's done well for himself but you never hear people really go crazy for him as an NFL player.
    He just lost all of his offensive weapons, so we'll see what type of QB he is. They really underachieved - how can you have heisman finalist QB and WR, along with Mixon and Perine in the backfield and not make the playoff? Finished strong though, winning Bedlam and the Sugar Bowl. Bedlam won't be so kind this year, hopefully. Pokes will have the #1 offense in the country.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crissi View Post


    Welcome to the NCAA college football thread! It is 2 weeks until season starts, so time to open up a new thread!

    Feel free to talk about anything specifically related to college football here.

    For the newbies:

    Power 5 conferences
    Big 12
    Big 10
    SEC
    ACC
    Pac 12

    Non Power 5
    Sunbelt
    Mountain West
    Mid-American
    Conference USA
    AAC
    Independent schools (Notre Dame, BYU ect...)

    Reminder: football vs handegg vs soccer is infractable. Pro vs college bashing is also not welcome here.

    Yes! College football is upon us. As a die-hard Oregon fan it should be one interesting fucking season. To say the least. We have our QB, and a terrific recruiting class, but we're coming off our worse season in almost 20 years. And a new coach. Plus new defense.

    Hoping to see a decent bowl and give UW a scare. But at this point, UW looks like a national contender, and I'd love to see them win the whole fucking thing.
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    I used to go to UW for 2 years, so I have a soft spot for them. They were TERRIBLE when I was up there (2005 - 2007) so it's nice to see them do well.

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    Hopefully Illinois has a better showing this year. Lovie needs to get his recruits in.

    Michigan and Ohio State are still miles ahead of us

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crissi View Post
    I used to go to UW for 2 years, so I have a soft spot for them. They were TERRIBLE when I was up there (2005 - 2007) so it's nice to see them do well.
    I'm a born and bred Oregon fan, from Eugene, so my UW hatred was strong. But since moving to WA state I've definitely become more of a fan of the whole conference doing well, including UW, and then a recent hospitalization of one of my kids at UW Childrens sealed the deal. I don't care if it doesn't make sense - I'm now a UW fan, too.

    And Oregon ruled the roost for almost two full decades, but UW is coming out VERY strong this year. No one realizes it because college football is biased towards anything east of the Mississippi, and if forced, will drop USC's name just to be "fair".

    The real problem is that when Oregon returns to glory, UW will still be there, and they won't be able to play for the Pac-12 title, because some idiot thought it would be cute to put them in the same sub-conference.
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    Hey Guys.

    Just found out that I am flying down to Sydney Australia for biz training next week
    and will now be able to attend my very first US College Football game & American Football game which is in Sydney this weekend.

    The game is between Stanford Cardinals & Rice Owls

    At last I will be able to see the field action live.. I think the Stanford & Rice Cheerleaders are even in Sydney.

    Budweiser beers are on sale.. as well lots of American food..

    What the heck is a Tailgate party & are they worth going to...?

    Really looking forward to it.. and I am going to the game with a mate of mine

    http://www.smh.com.au/sport/stanford...22-gy1lkc.html

    https://athlonsports.com/college-foo...rediction-2017

    Stanford & Rice players meeting a Koala & Kangaroo outside the Sydney Opera House

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