I speculated around this point over at SB Nation. It’s obviously very difficult to know the answer, just as it’s hard to really know whether one of the better Boise, TCU, or Utah teams of the past that went undefeated might have been able to win a playoff. The committee is designed to give everyone … [Read more…]
If you read my final preview of the national championship, you’ll notice that I got two factors spectacularly wrong while predicting a Georgia victory. The first was in assuming that it particularly mattered which LBs and Ss were playing behind the Bama DL and how much experience they had in the Saban system. They all … [Read more…]
I’ve done two previews of the national championship. I broke down some of the big picture trends and stats over at Football Outsiders and dove in deep on how I think Georgia will attack Jalen Hurts for SB Nation. Because I was writing on the SEC extensively this season over at Saturday Down South I’ve … [Read more…]
I broke it down over at SB Nation. Something I hadn’t thought through much was how Georgia could shift the focal point of their runs from Caleb Kelly (not that he was great playing blocks by the Dawg TEs) to the Sooner safeties. Since those two safeties were a converted corner (Will Johnson) and a … [Read more…]
My big offseason question for Oklahoma and thus the Big 12 was how their defense would fare with a retooled DL, iffy and young LB corps, questionable schematic fit in the 3-4 defense, and then iffy run support up the middle from the safeties. I even questioned if they’d be soft on defense, then had … [Read more…]
Happy New Year everyone! Today is the day of the college football playoffs (and some other games) which is always exciting. They sure make the second game end late, but that’s alright, I’ve got enough juice for at least one more late night CFB binge before the offseason. I’ve written four previews of these playoff … [Read more…]
They released them the other night I think. Me and the wife have been watching “Stranger Things” recently so we aren’t super up to date on the World Series or this playoff show. The whole goal of these weekly rankings is to amp up the anticipation and talk around the sport and maintain the entertainment … [Read more…]
Check out my reasoning at Football Study Hall and try to forget that I picked Georgia to win two years ago, or when I picked Michigan last year.
There’s not a lot of evidence that I’m particularly good at picking the playoff teams. Maybe no one is, but my track record isn’t great. Last year I apparently picked Michigan, Alabama, Oregon, and Florida State. FSU got derailed early by injuries and Francois wasn’t as good as I expected. Michigan was a solid pick but … [Read more…]
Over at Football Study Hall I surveyed some of the better OL units of this decade in college football and what sorts of parts went into their assembly.