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Discussion in 'Swamp Gas' started by geauxgator1, Feb 19, 2014.
I was convinced it was going to be the University of Florida State. But then I remembered...
That is a tough schedule, but effectively getting the Sooners and Utah State instead of FSU and LSU... Or #6 & a good unranked team, vs #1 & #14. No doubt ours is still a good deal tougher.
I think your selling the Gators short in your analysis.
I hope you're right.
But even adding us to the mix, one would expect FSU to be better than Oklahoma and LSU to be better than the Gators. May not turn out that way, but is most likely. And there's no guarantee we're any better than the Vols this year... we certainly weren't any better last year.
The fact that nd is on the list kind of nullifies it for me.
Can't you be more positive?
Average the SOS since 1992 of UF and fsu...it won't even be a contest.
The SOS on the OOC games are weak, there are no GEORGIA SOUTHERN's to play !!!!
No matter how tough our schedule is there will be a few idiots who complain about playing a cupcake.
I'm one of them. Because there's nothing like a win over Eastern Michigan to make it a great weekend. When you throw in Idaho, too -- man, there's some excitement there!!
Historical SOS is not being considered for the 4 team playoffs and rightly so. BTW If you go back 30+ yrs to FSU's modern (Bobby) era, the SOS for UF is probably the highest in the nation - I'm not 100% certain because I just did a few teams. But surprisingly FSU is way up there at about 94% of the UF SOS.
Lest you forget, your clowns are only one team...we actually play 12 teams that are tough...the next time you have a tough SCHEDULE will be the first time.
...and somes fans complain about us playing too many cupcakes.
Schedule is tough. But right now I'm excited for some kids to develop. This Greir kid looks exciting. Some linemen may help. I hope we are building a competitive team that will be back in the mix this year and years to come. Can we get the ball into some of these playmakers hands this year? Can the team unite? Is the coaching really as good as we hope it to be? If so we win a couple-few we were not expected to win, hence, making the schedule less of a factor. I keep reading in all these posts/threads (no disrespect) people trying to rationalize that Fla State doesn't play tough schedules, their not that good,-hey---newsflash they won the title , deserved to win the title, and did it convincingly. Their team is good and will be a force to reckon with for a while. If they play no one and get to the championship game and win...well... not much to argue. Now Ohio State on the other hand played a weak schedule got to a big game and was exposed. At any rate...Go Gators...
Sure let's consistently lock up that #1 SOS ranking because we'll never win another championship doing what you want but we'll still have the SOS title.
No, actually I'd like to play games against good opponents and beat them. And because UF winning a championship does nothing for me -- doesn't make my life better, doesn't make my kids smarter, doesn't make my wife happier -- I'd prefer my Saturday afternoons in the fall be spent watching good football games rather than bullying teams that can't compete with us (or shouldn't be able to, anyway).
The only reason for wanting a cupcake schedule is bumper stickers, and those don't mean much to me anymore.
We have the most difficult schedule in college football on average, and likely will have the most difficult schedule this season, regardless of the cup cakes.
How much more difficult do we need to make the most difficult schedule in the country?
And still be expected to win as many or more games than the teams that only play one or two challenging games a year?
Alternately, we can leave the SEC for the ACC or AAC or whatever and shoot for undefeated seasons that are utterly meaningless every year.