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Buckeyes defense is nuts if they think they can give up that type of chunk yardage to Bama and win this thing...
 

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Perfectly-timed forced takeaway for the Buckeyes. Couldn’t afford to get down two scores to Alabama. We’re back on track for a shootout.
 

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When Sark is scheming Slade Bolden open for TDs it might be over. Even missing DeVonta Smith’s otherworldly presence isn’t enough to stop Bama.
 

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Worst defense talent wise in awhile for the Buckeyes, and elite Alabama tore them up. Awful game plan hurt them quite a bit, Jones and Harris absolutely destroyed that soft zone.
 

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Mac Jones was rated 25th of 29 enrollees in Alabama’s 2017 recruiting class, one of only five players not rated a 4* or 5*, with three of the other four being a kicker, center, and long snapper. Not a bad glow up.

 

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@FLRacingFan what is your opinion on what happened to the florida state and gator teams of the past. I remember them battling for the 'ship year afdter year and the tide hardly being in it.

That said, as a Canuck, when I visited the great state of AL, I noticed many people had "Roll tide" tatooed on them. Also the town shuts down on Sat.
 

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@FLRacingFan what is your opinion on what happened to the florida state and gator teams of the past. I remember them battling for the 'ship year afdter year and the tide hardly being in it.

That said, as a Canuck, when I visited the great state of AL, I noticed many people had "Roll tide" tatooed on them. Also the town shuts down on Sat.
There are a few reasons for each really. Saban came to Alabama a couple of years after Meyer came to Florida and was a couple of years behind schedule, but once he caught up and passed (2009) Meyer had his health episode. Depending on what you believe some personal stuff may have factored into that too. Afterwards, Muschamp has proven he’s not a solid HC and McElwain is a good G5 HC, but that’s the ceiling. Recruiting hasn’t been great either. Mullen is the best coach of the three since Meyer but recruiting is still a work in progress.

FSU mostly coincides with the rise of Clemson with Dabo and co., and Jimbo developing tension with the school or some things he didn’t feel like he was being given before ultimately leaving for A&M.

After Clemson got good the boosters at their old rival Georgia finally had enough and started putting a ton of money into the program. Other than Ohio State, no one recruits as well as consistently as Alabama, Georgia, and Clemson now and they pull from a lot of the same recruiting bases. Until someone is able to take Florida recruits back from Alabama and Georgia recruits back from UGA and Clemson the ceiling is mostly good but not great.
 

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There are a few reasons for each really. Saban came to Alabama a couple of years after Meyer came to Florida and was a couple of years behind schedule, but once he caught up and passed (2009) Meyer had his health episode. Depending on what you believe some personal stuff may have factored into that too. Afterwards, Muschamp has proven he’s not a solid HC and McElwain is a good G5 HC, but that’s the ceiling. Recruiting hasn’t been great either. Mullen is the best coach of the three since Meyer but recruiting is still a work in progress.

FSU mostly coincides with the rise of Clemson with Dabo and co., and Jimbo developing tension with the school or some things he didn’t feel like he was being given before ultimately leaving for A&M.

After Clemson got good the boosters at their old rival Georgia finally had enough and started putting a ton of money into the program. Other than Ohio State, no one recruits as well as consistently as Alabama, Georgia, and Clemson now and they pull from a lot of the same recruiting bases. Until someone is able to take Florida recruits back from Alabama and Georgia recruits back from UGA and Clemson the ceiling is mostly good but not great.
GREAT detailed answer. thanks so much for your addition here FLRF! :D
 

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Initial reaction - too many teams in general, particularly at-large teams. Three-loss SEC teams are going to get in under this format. The massive regular season upset will be far less consequential going forward. Quarterfinals shouldn’t be at bowl sites, they should be hosted by the top four seeds. Otherwise a team could end their national title run playing four straight neutral site games. I like that there’s no longer a true P5/G5 distinction, and that the auto bids are straight-up the top six conference champions. This would mean that both Cincinnati and Coastal Carolina would’ve hosted playoff games last season.
 

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I hate it.

Should be a 6-team playoff. At the end of the year, there are never more than a half dozen teams that are worthy of competing for the title. I also think #1 and #2 should be rewarded with a first round bye.

The more teams you have in a playoff, the less the regular season matters. But money wins out, and that's the bottom line unfortunately
 

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Whelp can't say that I'm surprised at that proposal with the non-variety of schools making it into "the 4" lately. (seems like they're ready to mix it up)

It's a regular season killer, which is supposed to be the core spirit/key differentiator of college football, the biggest programs will have more margin for error.

The good, the Boise State's the UCF's, at least will have their shot at glory and will have settled it all on the field (right? they can't possibly get snubbed?)

I don't entirely hate it, but I hate it devaluing the regular season, and a 2-loss or 3-loss Bama will have some folks blowing a gasket, tough to take.
 

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Going from not enough to too many. 8 would be the perfect number....all the Power 5 conference champions, the highest ranked Group of 5 conference champion, and two at-larges.
 
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