Another weak SEC OCC schedule-but then what did you expect? It is not like they they are going to be in the national title hunt for the several years.
You are so right. They should be more like Ohio State and schedule schools like Army, Bowling Green, Tulsa, Florida Atlantic,and Tulane. I mean you couple those with that Big Ten schedule of Purdue, Indiana, and Illinois and you have a real contender!
SEC hate is old. The big difference today is that it is even more pathetic.
The SEC has the disgrace known as the SEC East (Vandy, Kentucky, South Carolina, Florida, Missouri). And in the SEC West, you have the most overrated football team in college football (Arkansas). Plus, Auburn is in shambles. So to recap, the SEC’s only teams are really Alabama, LSU, Alabama, LSU, and underachieving Georgia.
Again, you think state law requires Georgia to play Georgia Tech.
Everything you have to say is invalid.
All you do is whine. And all the SEC does is win. It’s a pattern. And it will continue this year as well. The SEC will win, you will whine and the world goes on. I mean, seriously, it’s 2016. We have the Internet. There really is no reason for you to remain so ignorant. You have had every chance to educate yourself and you have failed.
It must suck going through life like that. But I guess you are too dumb to even realize it.
While you call out the easier games that OSU schedules, you failed to mention the tough ones. To try and get your bias out of this argument on schedule here is a true look at OSU’s schedule vs. Tennessee OOC over the next few years:
OSU -16: BG, Tulsa, at Oklahoma OSU – 17: Oklahoma, Army, UNLV
Tenn – 16: App St, VT (n), Ohio, Tenn Tech Tenn – 17: GT (n), Ind. St, UMass, S. Miss
OSU – 18: Oregon St, at TCU, Tulane OSU – 19: Florida Atl, TCU, Cincinnati
Tenn – 18: WV (n), ETSU, UTep, Charlotte Tenn-19: Geo St, Chattanouga, UAB, TBD
You tell me who schedules better.
Why do SEC fanz avoid the significant details when comparing OOC schedules? Joe seems to forget that the B1G, B12 and P12 play 9-game conference schedules, whereas the SEC does not. Sure there are exceptions, but besides the OOC rivalry games (Fla-FSU, Geo-GT, SoCar-Clem). a higher ratio of SEC programs do not play on campus OOC home-home series compared to other P5 conferences (unless you’re only focusing on Kentucky, Vanderbilt, Mizzo, Miss St). A far higher ratio of SEC primary OOC games are scheduled on “neutral” fields. Until that balance changes to playing more OOC campus home-home series, the SEC deserves much of the OOC scheduling criticism which it receives.
So which “neutral” field games is Alabama lining up for 2019-21?
“So which “neutral” field games is Alabama lining up for 2019-21?”
Bama continuously being invited to these games is HUGE! Bama has the rareness of being so good that big cities like Dallas, ATL, & Orlando want them there, they bring fans, they spend money plus it is great for recruiting & is a big play check. You seem like someone that is already on here that is using another name since you sound exactly like them. Pretty sure you would not being complaining if your team was playing a neutral site game, you just want to complain about Bama.
Dil is one of those ‘football fans’ that think all Power Five teams are Oklahoma and Ohio State.
Clearly, they aren’t.
Teams in the Big Ten and Big 12 take weeks off in the conference schedule because the teams in their conference aren’t any good. So, playing 9 games against the likes of Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State, and Texas Tech is not even close to playing Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, and LSU. It’s not even close.
Let me know when your conference has as many players drafted year in and year out as the SEC and we’ll talk. Until then, your argument is invalid.
We probably won’t be hearing from Joe for awhile after his conference’s embarrassing performance last weekend. That said, props to Alabama for holding up their end of the bargain for the SEC, as they are clearly a top 4 team in the country. Aside from Alabama, this conference may be the 3rd or 4th best conference in the nation this year. People like Joe continue to push the perception of the SEC that may have been true 7 or 8 years ago, but is clearly a farce today. You need evidence? Not only did the SEC go a dreadful 6-6 out of conference, they went 4-8 vs. the spread, which proves perception is far from reality. I would argue the 2nd or 3rd best team in the SEC just lost to the 5th or 6th best team in the B10 on a neutral field; which is humiliating. Before you make the argument that it wasn’t a truly neutral field, remember that you have been arguing for years that the SEC wins neutral field games that are played down south. Cheers to the fall of the SEC!
LOL at Maverick calling Florida (10-4) weak. Florida was a national championship contender until Will Grier got suspended. 6-0 with him, 4-4 without him. Most teams don’t finish .500 when the starting qb is gone.
9 conference game people need to realize that STRENGTH of SCHEDULE MATTERS!!!
SEC 8 games + P5 > ACC 8 games + Notre Dame > B1G 9, Big 12-2 9, Pac 12 9
Let’s look at their wins to start 6-0: 1.) New Mexico State @ home, 2.) East Carolina @ home, 3.) @Kentucky who lost an out of conference game to Louisville, 4.) Tennessee @ home who lost out of conference game @ home to Oklahoma, 5.) Ole Miss who lost out of conference game @ Memphis. 6.) Missouri (who sucks)
Florida should go 6-0. Then they sucked the rest of the way. The SEC East was weak.
Also, the SEC plays the least amount of Power 5 games. ACC, despite 8 conference games, plays more power 5 games. The Big 10, Big 12 and Pac 12 play 9 conference games plus at least 1 power 5 OOC game on average. Great teams play 2 Power 5 ooc games. Get your facts straight, you clown.
By Maverick’s logic, Toledo was clearly the best team last year.
I mean, the beat Arkansas. And Arkansas beat LSU. And LSU beat Florida. Florida beat Ole Miss. And Ole Miss beat Alabama, so clearly Toledo would have beat Alabama but Alabama was too chicken to play Toledo.
It’s rigged I tell you… RIGGED!
Isn’t it funny, though… His ignorance is probably what makes him so bitter… But he doesn’t have to remain ignorant. He just chooses to at this point.
The “Battle of New York”. I kinda like it
It’s pretty absurd that the state of NY only has 3 FBS teams even if there is additional NFL competition. Hell, Alabama is going to be back up to 5 FBS teams next year and Ohio has 2 NFL teams and 8 FBS schools.
On a weekend when all have home games, Crimson Tide gets more attendance than Syracuse, Buffalo, and Army combined.
Auburn’s stadium capacity is 15K less than Alabama but they also have more attendance than the Orange, Black Knights and Bulls combined.
New York is good for high school & NFL football, not so much for college
To our Bama fans…we can say the same thing about basketball…one game at the Dome draws more than every hoops game in Alabama.
Just beat Navy!
Interesting schedule with the three straight road games in 2016 and four straight home games in 2017.
If a private school hosts a service academy, can they treat the payment as a tax write-off?
If Army get bowl eligible, what bowl do they have a tie-in with?
Just looking at the schedule for both the up and coming years, Notre Dame and Ohio State would appear as losses. Army at best is a mid major. The glory days are well behind them. I remember their championship years of the 40’s and 1958. It’s sad. It’s impossible for them to get legit division one players. That said, I will always be rooting for them.
Navy has been competitive in D1, and has gone to 7 straight bowl games. No reason Army can’t get their Mojo back. On, brave old Army team!
I was born and raised in Ohio and I served 20 years in the U.S. Army. I have always been a lifelong Ohio State Buckeye fan but when Army plays Ohio State in 2017, I will be taking off my Buckeye gear and putting on my army cap and Jersey and rooting for Army. My allegence will be for the men who give their lives to defend this America’s freedom so Ohio State and other institutions can exist!!!!!! It will be the only time I cheer against Ohio State.
Wally, the reason Army cannot get the quality players that Navy gets is because given a choice, the potential recruit would prefer to be aboard a ship than in a fox hole in time of war.
Having said that, if the country were to go back to a mandatory draft, numerous draftees would be willing to go to the Academy knowing they would be out of “harms way” for four years.
W.W.II was a major reason that the service schools had the best football players.
Also, after the 1958 season, The superintendent at West Point started to place a number of restrictions on the recruiting and emphasis in football. That is the reason Colonel Blaik retired.
Chuck, The following shows your reasoning to got to USNA compared to USMA is somewhat out of line. Navy’s potential recruits are willing to jump into a “foxhole” as much or possibly even more than Army grads. I do think that the Navy does offer more diverse opportunities serve the country than the Army does though:
ANNAPOLIS, Md.—The 32 seniors on the Navy football team received their Service Assignments this afternoon in ceremonies at the Naval Academy.
Fifteen seniors will be commissioned 2nd Lieutenants in the United States Marine Corps (11 ground, four pilot), while 17 will be Ensigns in the United States Navy (eight surface warfare, two pilot, two flight officers, three submarines, one special warfare and one information warfare).
Service Assignments for the Class of 2016
Quincy Adams – Marine Corps Ground
A.K. Akpunku – Marine Corps Ground
William Anthony – Submarines
Lorentez Barbour – Naval Flight Officer
Kwazel Bertrand – Submarines
E.K. Binns – Naval Flight Officer
Demond Brown – Surface Warfare
Quentin Ezell – Surface Warfare
Joey Gaston – Surface Warfare
Tyler Goble – Marine Corps Ground
David Gordeuk – Submarines
Austin Grebe – Marine Corps Pilot
Brandon Greene – Surface Warfare
Zach Hester – Navy Pilot
Will Huntsman – Special Warfare (SEAL)
Gavin Jernigan – Marine Corps Ground
Myer Krah – Surface Warfare
Zach Laniewski – Marine Corps Ground
Nick Martinez – Marine Corps Ground
Marc Meier – Marine Corps Pilot
Don Pearson – Marine Corps Ground
Kikau Pescaia – Marine Corps Ground
Sean Reaver – Marine Corps Ground
Keenan Reynolds – Information Warfare
Blaze Ryder – Surface Warfare
DeBrandon Sanders – Surface Warfare
Bernard Sarra – Marine Corps Ground
Nick Sloan – Marine Corps Pilot
Chris Swain – Surface Warfare
Ben Tamburello – Marine Corps Pilot
Shelley White – Navy Pilot
Thomas Wilson – Marine Corps Ground
Your accurate reporting of Navy grads and their service branch choices is greatly appreciated. For some reason, some West Pointers seem to feel that Navy Athletes ” get over ” their service obligations, less dangerous, etc. We should equally appreciate all our sons willingness to serve , no matter which Academy they attended and played D-1 sports.
WHY DO WE HAVE 2 IAA TEMS ON THE SCH MORGAN STATE COULD NOT BEAT A GOOD HIGH SCHOOL TEAM LAST YR THEY LOST TO BC 73-0 AND THEY PLAYED 10 MIN
QTRS IN THE 2ND HALF AND BC HAD THE MOST INCOMPETENT OFFENSE IN THE HISTORY OF COLLEGE FOOTBALL
We know Morgan State hasn’t had a strong team in years. However, schedules for the most part are drawn up a number of years in advance. Can’t be sure what a team will be like four or five years down the road.
That said, I think this game was scheduled as a “confidence builder” for Army. In other words this game is seen as a probable victory for the Black Knights. The players have to know that they will have a reasonable chance to win some football games.
These guys may get to 5 wins this year, so many losses by a field goal last season /gotta love the black knight defense, gotta love guys like king, timpf, England,moss. This defense is going to be a good one in the 2016 campaign- watch out Irish – black knights are better than you think