2019 Pre-Season Coaches Poll Is Out
Posted: 01 August 2019 12:32 PM   [ Ignore ]
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1. Clemson
2. Bama
3. Georgia
4. Oklahoma
5. Ohio State
6. LSU
7. Michigan
8. Florida
9. ND
10. Texas
11. Texas A&M
12. Washington
13. Oregon
14. Penn State
15. Utah
16. Auburn
17. Wisconsin
17. UCF
19. Iowa
20. Michigan State
21. Wash State
22. Syracuse
23. Stanford
24. Iowa State
25. Northwestern


I was really hoping to be #2 or #3 and hear the sports talking heads disrespect us again.  Now we have the bullseye on our back and it’s hard to go the distance #1 for the entire season and win it all.

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Posted: 01 August 2019 01:09 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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I’m not surprised we’re there, but wouldn’t have been surprised to see us a spot or two lower based on what we lost.

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Posted: 01 August 2019 07:00 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Lol no matter what Clemson was going to have the biggest target on their back and Bama was going to have the most pressure to redeem their horrible ending to last year. 


I only wish we were number 2 so we could keep our streak of ending the season a better rank than we started.

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Posted: 01 August 2019 10:22 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Going undefeated is really tough.  Going undefeated in back to back seasons is ultra tough.  The only one I could find even remotely recent is Oklahoma in 1954, 1955, and 1956.  I fully expect to be the target for everyone, the #1 just compounds it.  We will get everyone’s best shot and contrary to what the media wants to push down everyone’s throat, we have some tough games this year.  Syracuse is going to be amped, Texas A&M will be ready, NCST has been dying to beat us, and that UNC game early on won’t be a pushover.  Hell, GT with a brand new system may be dangerous.

What I find more interesting is how they will handle Bama jumping Clemson, it’s inevitable…or is it?  I don’t think Bama’s schedule is that much harder than ours.  Will be interesting to see if the pollsters keep them in second place all year (assuming both of us keep winning) for them to play that underdog card.

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Posted: 01 August 2019 11:55 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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All good points… Clemson doesn’t tend to blow teams out like Bama does, so we may get jumped at some point. It only matters if you end up in the top four.

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Posted: 02 August 2019 06:32 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Curggr - 01 August 2019 11:55 PM

All good points… Clemson doesn’t tend to blow teams out like Bama does, so we may get jumped at some point. It only matters if you end up in the top four.

 

Pretty sure Clemson and Bama both had like a 30ppg edge on opponents last year.  Also pretty sure the next best was in the low 20’s.

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Posted: 07 August 2019 10:24 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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I found this today and thought it was pretty funny so found a random threat to post it. 


https://twitter.com/eandcfinancial/status/1158777063777677318

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