Dooley Picks Auburn/SC in SECCG (w/ Auburn winning)

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    Thinking about Auburn's offense makes you drool. I remember the talk before the championship game was the weakness of the Auburn secondary It didn't appear until that winning drive by F$U. I also remember the tying drive against Bama. We're in the airport in Austin sitting at a bar watching Auburn run the ball up the middle time and time again with time running out. Then they pull the ball back and hit the wide open tight end. Lulled Bama to sleep. We had to go to the gate after that touchdown, and we heard this tremendous roar as we were boarding. The rest is history.
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    I'm not sold on SC winning the East. We get them at home.
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    Auburn basically won at the very end of 3 games last year not counting the Alabama game.

    Georgia, Texas A&M, and Mississippi State.

    All three of those games could have gone against Auburn. They made plays, sure, but those clutch plays tend to run in cycles. UF made a ton of clutch plays in 2012, and they just weren't there in 2013.

    I think Auburn will be very good, but I don't think they will get the same lucky bounces they had consistently a year ago. They may not need them, I'm not sure, but with such a brutal schedule (at least looking at it today) I see a lot of possible pitfalls. I would not be surprised at all to see them with 2 losses before the end of the season.
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    South Carolina gets a bye before they play Florida. That hurts.
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    Just as we all expected their secondary couldn't take it.
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    I do not begrudge Auburn and hope they smash Bama and those dirty mutts.
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    Translation: FSU didn't make any adjustments. Auburn simply gave the game away...

    (slightly better excuse than "auburn didn't want to be there...")
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    Well seeing how "there" was the NC, I'm not sure you can attempt to poke fun at that stance........I know you hate anything that sounds like discrediting the other team, but what he said was factual.
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    Of course, if the situation was reversed, then Auburn won because they were clearly better...
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    I think auburn should've won because I think they were better, overall, that night. Yes the score tells the final verdict, but it does not always give you the exact image; Miami game is a prime example. What someone "would've" said is irrelevant. What he said was a correct statement. Just like I mentioned above, we owned Miami, and Jeff made mistakes. They didn't win because they were better or made adjustments. They won because Jeff lost track of jersey color in the redzone.
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    I got news for Pat Dooley. Alabama is not losing to Auburn two years in a row. And it's gonna be a 3-way dog fight between Florida, Georgia and South Carolina. And I'm picking the Gators.

    Alabama and Florida in the SEC Championship Game.

    You heard it here first.
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    This might sound totally stupid, but there's that adage that it's hard to beat the same team twice in a season. Which means a trip to Auburn and a loss might not be that bad if SC gets to face them in the SECCG.

    However, like others, I don't see Saban losing to Malzahn a second year. Though if he did, my Bama Schadenfreude would be as happy as a little girl.

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    I'm an SC fan and I'm not sold, even though we've beat the SEC East champion, what, the last three years? But we do get UGA and Mizzou at home, where we currently have the record for home wins. The last time those two teams came to Williams-Brice, the combined score was 66-17 (35-7 UGA and 31-17 Mizz). Mizzou is still looking for their first win against SC.

    But I'm also not convinced SC has to win in the Swamp to clinch the east. Champ has to figure out how to beat UGA, and you guys have a brutal schedule at Bama, and home against LSU.
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    OK, so then by your reasoning, in 2012, USCe was really the better team, but lost because they kept giving the ball up, and we were the beneficiaries...right?
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    You'll have no problem against Mizzou because they lost seven starters on EACH side of the ball. Georgia, OTOH, is going to be tough for you. As for that home record, since your loss to 8-5 Auburn in 2011, you've only played one SEC team with more than 9 wins at home. It was a shame you only played LSU once rather than a home and home the last two years.

    You're right about our chances, being that we draw LSU and Alabama, but but USCe and Georgia draw Auburn, and Georgia only has Arkansas while you guys have Texas A&M. From the looks of things, Georgia has a slightly easier road.
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    Doesn't UGA always have the easiest road?
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    That's all you got from what I said? Usce didn't dominate the game so that comparsion isn't valid.
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    Once again you're selling Missouri short. I think USCe wins, but it'll be a good game.
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    14 lost starters means at least 3-4 fewer victories. I think Mizzou finishes 9-4 this year or worse. Their defense wasn't good last year, and they lost seven starters.

    Losing that many starters matters, and usually accounts for at LEAST 2-3 more losses. Mizzou's schedule isn't that hard, which may mask the weaknesses of the team.
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    You're right, but neither team gained 200 yards of offense. How did Florida have a 33-point blowout win? Was it because our defense wreaked havoc on Spurrier's offense or was it because they gave the game away with costly turnovers resulting in TDs?

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