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College Football

Discussion in 'Sports & Activities' started by pit boss, Sep 15, 2012.

  1. slim12

    slim12 Super Moderator Staff Member

    My Pops did construction work and here in North Carolina our household was all Tar Heel.

    I went on a work trip with him once as a 11-12 year old near Anderson, SC. We came out of a store and Danny Ford was coming in and my mouth dropped. It was all I could do to ask for an autograph. He gave me a signed hat and from that point on I have been a Clemson football fan. That would been in 81-82 when they was fresh off the National Title.

    As far as dynasty goes, I think they are close. Mostly because, and using Alabama as the gold standard, they have done it four years in a row. Auburn made a 1 year run, then faded. Other teams have beat them but none have done it at the end of the year twice. And with two more minutes in two of the games the other team would have won. If Watson got the ball back in his loss I think Clemson wins. If Hurts gets the ball back in the Clemson win, I go Alabama.

    So the gap has been shortened not so much because they beat them badly this year, but because they have been there for four straight years. No one else has been a mainstay at the top.

    The biggest drama is yet to come. Saban is near 70 years old. Guess who gets the first call when he decides to retire? Maybe an Alabama graduate, Gene Stallings/Bear Bryant pupil, with National Titles already under his belt. Just saying.

  2. corvettedex

    corvettedex CH Dog Premium Member

    p s. As far as that goes it would make no difference to playoffs are here to stay., I know Alabama boys who work their butts off for so many years, they would never go out like that. I think at the end of the day there's a lot of talk about how many coaches have changed and left Alabama for bigger jobs such as dabo Swinney. Nick saban's one man and he is great the best there ever was or probably ever will be, you think back to the great Bear Bryant, I'm place Nick saban and front of him. it's amazing what the head coach Nick has accomplished. but he is lost so many coaches underneath him over the last few years I think 25 different coaches have left Alabama, I saw this on ESPN. I'm not a guru at college football or anything else for that matter . But I think you're Jimmy Johnson would have stayed at the University of Miami he could be like Nick. Coach Sweeney could be the next Nick. Clemson hot lost many coaches at all over the years. and you know they broke it down that Alabama runs like a factory, and that makes sense to me . We're Clemson's running more like a family for now and that makes sense to me .But Alabama ain't going nowhere. And this time next year I think we'll see a rematch..
  3. bamaman

    bamaman GRCH Dog

    Nothing will change my mind on this one Dex.Ive watched to many Saban games.Players were not involved .This was Saban all the way and alone.
  4. corvettedex

    corvettedex CH Dog Premium Member

    I was surprised he didn't change quarterbacks.
  5. corvettedex

    corvettedex CH Dog Premium Member

    It could be that Clemson is just that good ??? They gave Notre Dame the beatdown of a lifetime
  6. slim12

    slim12 Super Moderator Staff Member

    I have always questioned Saban when Bama was behind. Not that they lose all that often but when they are down the adjustments are few and far between.

    The first harris kid was killing Clemson but I guess the game plan was for Tua to throw the ball to the title. His best two moves ever was going to Tua in the title game and then to Hurts in the SEC title. A few years ago South Carolina jumped them early but Mark Ingram was gashing SC and they scored. They came out in the second half and threw the ball all over the place. Against Auburn he could have run the ball and kept Newton off the field.

    Granted there is a coordinator dialing up the plays but at some point during the prep there has to be a Plan B and the head coach should see the need for the change.

    On Monday night with the score 16-14 they could have kept the Harris kid in and ran their way to a closer game. Even the Jacobs kid was awesome on short yardage plays. It is like they 'assumed' Clemson would score 44 and they gave up on the run for passing.

    And when it was 31-16 and Tua did not look good on the opening possession the camera panned over to Hurts and I thought "here comes Alabama". And he never made the move.

    I think going to Hurts would have put them back in the game and kept Lawrence and crew off the field.

    I just read Hurts would be transferring. Not many 26-2 QB's out there with two SEC titles and a National Championship. I was on him sort of hard in the beginning of the year as his dad was making noise. BUt that kid handled himself with class and when called upon delivered. I'm a big fan.

    corvettedex likes this.
  7. slim12

    slim12 Super Moderator Staff Member

    one SEC title? mind went blank.

  8. bamaman

    bamaman GRCH Dog

    It's 2 .
  9. slim12

    slim12 Super Moderator Staff Member

    In a few years when it is a useless fact I will have it locked down in my memory.

    If it serves any importance I can't remember squat.

    YellowJohnJocko and bamaman like this.
  10. kiwidogman

    kiwidogman Top Dog

  11. slim12

    slim12 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Nice article/story.

    Inspiration and being inspired can come from just about any where and can be really individualistic.

    Whatever inspires him has him rolling on top of the world right now.

    kiwidogman likes this.

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