CFN: Bama, OSU, UCLA, FSU - Time To Worry?

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    FSU doesn't have to worry until their last regular season game;)
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    He is wrong about the Noles.
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    Sad but true. That conference just keeps getting worse
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    The Noles are good, make no mistake, but they aren't world-beaters like the media has made them out to be.
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    Louisville might give them all they want. And hopefully a little more.
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    One week into the season, and teams need to worry? One game at a time....
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    OSU and UCLA maybe, but it's still way too early. Everything is still mostly speculation at this point.
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    I saw Louisville play, they are still a strong team, even after Strong's departure. I expect them to give FSU a good fight, but I don't see an upset. Their offense is still on the weak side IMO.
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    Their offense isn't real strong right now, but we know Petrino can coach that side of the ball. They'll most likely get better. They did protect the ball well, and were pretty good on 3rd down and red zone conversions. And their defense played well.

    I think they'll have a real shot at home. Depending on how much the ACC officials insert themselves into the picture.
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    You mean depending on how much FSU pays the refs?
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    No... the ACC.

    FSU is the only team in their conference with a shot at the playoff.

    Protecting that shot is in the conference's interest... which means not letting any team beat FSU. As long as they have a say in it.
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    The old saying definitely applies here. You're rarely as good or as bad as your last game.
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    Ah, I'm picking up what your putting down. The ACC needs to protect it's cash cow/claim to fame as long as possible. I would like to say that I don't think a conference would do that, but I would only be lying to myself.
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    The most likely reason for the Swindle is the ACC protecting its economic interests and its status.

    ACC was going to lose BCS AQ status for 2004-2007 if their conference champ (FSU) finished outside of the top 20 in 2003.

    The following year, the BCS changed the AQ rules so the designated AQ conferences didn't have to earn their AQ status. Probably to remove that incentive to cheat.

    Of course, in 2004 we also got instant replay - the Swindle was directly responsible for that.
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    I wish I could say the same, but even Miami's D line was putting pressure on Louisville's QB. I hope I am wrong, but I just see FSU's now average D line putting even more pressure on the UL QB than what Miami did, and FSU has a better secondary too. Again, I hope I am wrong. I believe a Teddy Bridgewater team would be able to beat this FSU team.
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    You could be right. I might be putting a little more faith in Petrino's coaching ability than his current talent level can overcome. We'll see.

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