Originally Posted by jobberone
I picked the phone up and called someone who is more of an Eastern Conference guy. He said he didn't know a lot but his biggest praise was for their OL. He's big on OL but said Alabama returned their entire starting OL and he named a couple of All-Americans. I've had a couple of people tell me they consider them the best coached team in college ball for whatever that's worth. He also said they probably have the greatest depth of talent by far on any team in the East. He said a couple of things I'm not going to repeat as well. He said Alabama had the best talent and Georgia wasn't too far behind then LSU.
He thinks the GA v SC game will be a good one and predicted a GA win.
Take that FWIW.
Gotta say, I don't really agree with any of that Jobs. I think Bama's running game is weak and that's pretty much how they win games. They run you do death and take deep shots at you. If they can't run, then they are not a great passing team.
Heck, I'm not all that impressed with Georgia, South Carolina, LSU or Bama at this point in the season. Georgia is 5-0 but they have beaten the following:
Buffalo 45-23 from the MAC who has 1 win over Morgan St., has lost to Kent St. 23-7 and UCon 24-17. Not very impressive yet they put up 23 points on Georgia.
They beat Missu 41-20, who is nothing special.
They beat Florida Atlantic 56-20(Sun Belt) , a 1-4 school who is apparently getting the snot beat out of them by everybody except Wagner.
They Beat Vandy 48-3 but Vandy is terrible. There only win of the season was against Presbyterian. Really? Presbytarian? Really?
They beat the Vols this weekend 51-44. Now, this is one makes you go, hummm. Tennessee is 3 and 2 with wins over NCSt 35-21, GaSt. 51-13 and Akron 47-26. Tennessee is not a powerhouse but they put up 44 against Georgia and almost beat them in Athens. Everybody has run and passed on Georgia. For a team that is supposed to be top 5 and maybe the best team in the SEC? Heck, even Vandy ran for over a hundered and threw for over 200 and they are terrible.
South Carolina is the same way. They have beaten Vandy, East Carolina, UAB, Missou and Kentucky. They almost lost to Vandy 17-13. None of these teams are very good at all. I don't know if South Carolina is any good or not.
Same with LSU. They have beaten North Texas, Washington, Idaho, Auburn and Towson State. They gave up 23 points to Towson St. They almost lost to Auburn who has only beaten La-Monroe.
I don't see the great teams everybody else does thus far.