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    Re: 2018 Schedule-related Thoughts

    Isn't the Duke game the rescheduled back end of a H/H. We played at Duke several years ago.

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    Re: 2018 Schedule-related Thoughts

    Quote Originally Posted by BamaHoosier View Post
    New Mexico St and Georgia St too. Not much there to get excited about. If I’m remembering the SEC rotation correctly though, we should get South Carolina in the cross divisional game. Muschamp seems to be moving them in the right direction, so that could be a big game.
    We get Mizzou this year.

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    Re: 2018 Schedule-related Thoughts

    Truly amazing argument here.

    Why is everyone assuming here that the conference as a whole is staying the same? Prior to last season our schedule looked pretty tough but by the end of the year not so much.


    There is literally not a person here who knows how the schedule we played will look come December. What if Louisville has someone better than Jackson who nobody knows at this point? Mizzou has a Heisman candidate, Tennessee will improve just by virtue of the coaching change, and so too will Arky and ATM.

    And the whole buyout thing is amusing. Isn’t this one of those games where ESPN forks over $5 million? Why would Louisville turn down money like that?

    Too many of y’all continue to not realize that the dollar is the bottom line for schools. Bucks are preferred to rankings and national titles. That’s why when Oklahoma and Washington has the chance to play #1 BYU in the 1984 Holiday Bowl they said no - Orange Bowl paid many times more, esp since Holiday Bowl wasn’t even nationally televised. So give up the UCF pipe dream.

    As far as Auburn and FSU that was a home and home that Lowder was willing to eat the cost because he was going to get even with the Bowdens no matter what; it wasn’t because of fear of FSU. Indeed, a lot of Auburn fans at the time were in an uproar over the multiple level stupidity Lowder showed.
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    Re: 2018 Schedule-related Thoughts

    Quote Originally Posted by drwho View Post
    We get Mizzou this year.
    He’s talking about 2019.

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    Re: 2018 Schedule-related Thoughts

    Quote Originally Posted by selmaborntidefan View Post
    He’s talking about 2019.
    Word.

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    Re: 2018 Schedule-related Thoughts

    Switch Louisville to UCF at the beginning of the year?.... Hmm... With our healthy and refreshed Defense?... I don't think that's really what the UCF President would want, would he?... No matter how much moolah he was offered. Still, it would be nice to show those guys where they belong.

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    Re: 2018 Schedule-related Thoughts

    Quote Originally Posted by selmaborntidefan View Post
    There is literally not a person here who knows how the schedule we played will look come December.
    UCF will be an 8-4 team in 2018, maybe 7-5. Thereafter, a winning season will start to look good to them.
    I would not want to schedule them, it would pull down the strength of schedule.
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    Re: 2018 Schedule-related Thoughts

    Quote Originally Posted by Tug Tide View Post
    Isn't the Duke game the rescheduled back end of a H/H. We played at Duke several years ago.
    You played that game in 2010. The game at Alabama was in 2006.
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    Re: 2018 Schedule-related Thoughts

    We tried to play Duke in Atlanta for a neutral site game but I remember Cutcliff would have no part of that. He wanted Bama at Duke for recruiting purposes. I never understood that and I still don't. What does it matter to recruiting where you GET STOMPTED by Bama? Or maybe it was he wanted visiting recruits at Duke field?
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    Re: 2018 Schedule-related Thoughts

    Quote Originally Posted by ALA2262 View Post
    And it is not anywhere near too late to make a schedule change for 2018. July would be too late. Which is exactly when Bama had to reschedule their opener in 1966. Tulane left the SEC on July 1 and asked to be removed from Bama's 1966 schedule.
    Actually, they left the SEC on June 1, not that I disagree with your point.

    Of course the other little problem with this is the fact that the 1966 season didn't start until September 24. Nowadays we open Labor Day weekend at the absolute latest.



    Quote Originally Posted by ALA2262 View Post
    Bama was left scrambling and wound up scheduling non-1A La Tech. Gave the poll voters the excuse they were looking for to move Bama down in the polls.
    Oh please. There's not a widespread conspiracy against Alabama and there wasn't one then, either.

    Here's the first poll, with first-place vote totals included:

    1) Alabama (15)
    2) Michigan St (12)
    3) Nebraska (2)
    4) UCLA (6)
    5) Arkansas

    Then remember these facts:
    1) Michigan State was a co-national champion in 1965, so they were already #1 in the UPI poll
    2) AP only ranked TEN teams in 1966
    3) Michigan St opened against a mid-level NC State on September 17 and won, 28-19
    4) UCLA played Pitt ON THE ROAD and blew them to pieces, 57-14 (this was the first time many of the AP voters ever saw UCLA play as the
    game was in the East)
    5) Tulane was 2-8 in 1965 and hadn't had a winning season in a decade.

    Here's the next poll:
    1) Michigan St (12 - same as before)
    2) UCLA (13)
    3) Alabama (10)

    In all probability, those five voters simply switched from Alabama to UCLA after watching the Bruins punch in 57 points. The week of the season opener, Michigan St smoked Penn St, 42-8, for the Nittany Lions' worst loss since 1948, Notre Dame beat a good Purdue team led by Bob Griese, and UCLA clobbered Syracuse AGAIN in the Eastern USA........Alabama's vote total from the AP shrunk to two AP votes. Alabama never had more than 4 AP votes at any point during the season until the infamous Michigan St-Notre Dame tie. Even in the final vote, Alabama only had 7 AP votes.

    I'm not saying the outcome was just and it would certainly never happen that way today, but there was no 'conspiracy' to damage Alabama, and even had we played 2-8 in 1965 Tulane, it would not have mattered.


    Quote Originally Posted by ALA2262 View Post
    Moved Preseason #1 Bama down to #3 before they ever opened with La Tech.
    Yes, and I just explained why that was. UCLA went back East and played two games and mauled the opposition behind Gary Beban while Michigan St was a defending national champion.
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    Re: 2018 Schedule-related Thoughts

    Quote Originally Posted by Tidewater View Post
    UCF will be an 8-4 team in 2018, maybe 7-5. Thereafter, a winning season will start to look good to them.
    I would not want to schedule them, it would pull down the strength of schedule.
    I totally agree with you here.

    UCF is in posture mode; they're going to lose at least two games in September, including one to Kiffin.
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    Re: 2018 Schedule-related Thoughts

    For the regular season, I can see Jalen or Tua getting the job done.

    If Coach wants to make an offensive change, 2018 would be a great year to do it.

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    Re: 2018 Schedule-related Thoughts

    Quote Originally Posted by drwho View Post
    We get Mizzou this year.
    I’m aware. The comment I was responding to was about the 2019 season in which we’ll be playing South Carolina.


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