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 Post subject: Re: CFB week 1
PostPosted: Sun Aug 31, 2014 11:05 am 
Right now I have USC and Oregon out front in the Pac 10...looking forward to next weeks game...I don't know how to view Stanford yet...I like what they have back on offense...but they lost so much on defense.


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 Post subject: Re: CFB week 1
PostPosted: Sun Aug 31, 2014 11:13 am 
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I'll agree UCLA looked like hot dogshit against a very game and surprisingly good (defensively) UVA team yesterday, but they also traveled east, did the early game, on the road, against a power conference team. They get some credit in my book for that. Plus, their offense will improve. The talent is there. I thought, considering what they lost, the defense definitely came through.

Oregon vs MSU will tell us a lot about this conference, and the Big Ten, for that matter. Great to see games like that early in the season.


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 Post subject: Re: CFB week 1
PostPosted: Sun Aug 31, 2014 12:41 pm 
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Before I stop talking about LSUs youngins...gotta give props to...

Diarse. A man out there. Redshirt freshman.

Dural. sophomore.

Quinn. Freshman.

When Malachi Dupre comes off of injury (true freshman), and when fournette can get a full game of work, lsu will have some young weapons.

This is a team that might not be in the playoff this year, but over the next couple should be toward the front of the pack.

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 Post subject: Re: CFB week 1
PostPosted: Sun Aug 31, 2014 1:42 pm 
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Malachi Dupre is about the most Louisiana sounding name I have ever heard on a football player. Schools outside the state shouldn't even have been allowed to recruit him.


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 Post subject: Re: CFB week 1
PostPosted: Sun Aug 31, 2014 2:03 pm 
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Ice wrote:
Malachi Dupre is about the most Louisiana sounding name I have ever heard on a football player. Schools outside the state shouldn't even have been allowed to recruit him.


I thought that about Fournette

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 Post subject: Re: CFB week 1
PostPosted: Sun Aug 31, 2014 10:15 pm 
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SteelKnife wrote:
"Incredibly, LSU now has a winning record under Les Miles when trailing in the 4th quarter. Their 22 such wins are the most in FBS since he took over in 2005 while they are the only FBS program with a winning record in such games. "

That's crazy.


That's Les Miles. I know a lot of fans give him shit, but his teams are always entertaining and competitive.


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 Post subject: Re: CFB week 1
PostPosted: Sun Aug 31, 2014 10:16 pm 
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Ice wrote:
Malachi Dupre is about the most Louisiana sounding name I have ever heard on a football player. Schools outside the state shouldn't even have been allowed to recruit him.


T-Bob Hebert thinks you owe him an apology.


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 Post subject: Re: CFB week 1
PostPosted: Sun Aug 31, 2014 10:43 pm 
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I haven't delved too deeply into any specific players yet. Just watching a handful of games casually, the skill position players are the easiest to notice. A few stood out in the games I caught.

Arizona WR Austin Hill looks all the way back from injury after missing most of last year. Good size, body control, and hands. Some deep speed is there too. Could be an early 2nd rounder, outside shot at a late 1st rounder when all is said and done.

Pitt has two elite skill players. I've been following WR Tyler Boyd since he was a Sophomore in HS. That kid is going to be a Top 20 draft pick in another year. He reminds me of Julio Jones. RB James Conner is a tough sumbitch and pretty talented runner.

I don't advocate drafting RB's in the 1st round, but this year's class has 3 guys that will be hard for teams to pass up. Bama's TJ Yeldon, SC's Todd Gurley, and Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon all look like special backs to me.

Clemson OLB Vic Beasly is overrated. If he came out last year he would have been a mid 2nd rounder. Now I see him projected as a Top 10 pick for next year. I don't see it. Too inconsistent and some holes to his game.


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 Post subject: Re: CFB week 1
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Ameer Abdullah is severely underrated as a pro prospect. I would bet anyone he turns out a better pro than Gordon does. Gordon is better once you get him to the second level (which happens a lot due to the great oline), but Abdullah is better at everything else. Long speed is really the only thing he really lacks, but he has incredible balance and lateral quickness.

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Gurley is the top back bar none in this class. I'm not sold on Yeldon yet, either.


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