The hardest part for Louisville will be the number injuries they will have playing better competition. I think the Bowl System delay really helps the SEC because they beat up on each other during the regular season, but find out their weaknesses and fix them. Then they get healthy with the delay they have before the Bowls start. If the ACC gets to the point where they have 4 top 15 teams then IMHO we will do better in the Bowl season too. In fact that could easily be why we did better last year in the bowls.
Last edited by Stech; Sun Sep 08 2013 at 05:42 PM.
That's the weird thing about Strength of Schedule and the Conference thing...it forces you to want your rivals that you recruit the most against to win OOC games so you don't hear trash from the other conferences. However, as the SEC has proven...playing in a conference with great teams gets great players. Just like the ACC does in basketball.
I started watching it late, but that last fumble was forced by Miami's defense. The Gator quarterback was hit before he could throw it away. That is a different kind of mistake than unforced mistakes.
The Gators were pretty lax near the end and wasted a bunch of time at the end. They should know how to play with no timeouts better.
Thu, Aug 29 unc at (6) South Carolina L 10-27
Sat, Aug 31 VT at (1) Alabama L 10-35
Sat, Aug 31 CU vs (5) Georgia W 38-35
Sat, Sep 7 Mia vs (12) Florida W 21-16
Sat, Sep 7 Syr at (19) Northwestern L 27-48
Sat, Sep 7 uva vs (2) Oregon L 10-59
I just wish we would STOP with the zone blocking read option crap and line up in the I, put a hat on a hat and run the tailback behind the fullback through a designated gosh-danged hole. There is NO REASON why this program shouldn't be able to find 5 fat guys who can move some people out of the way and clear a lane for a back to get through!
There were no unexpected loses this week, even UNC beat Middle Tenn. GT lost to them last year about this time.
Comparing ourselves to the SEC is unnecessary. We don't have to be as good as the SEC pull ourselves out of "least of the Big Five". We just have to be better than one or two other big five conferences. So far this year, we are edging out the Big Ten and the Big 12, and you can at least say we are comparable to the PAC 12, too.