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fsu, auburn, tamu, ga tech, mich st, ucla, clemson (although they dominate the series against usce) oregon st, wash st etc. rank em..let's hear why.
i'm going fsu...late start but great era from 87-01. best era of wins ever. don't ding fsu on all time wins, program didn't start until the 50's
GT is more like a little sister
fsufsu said... I've got about 10 great stories on Lane but all you need to know is he will never be a loser, that's for sure.
4. Texas A&M
5. Michigan State
USCe by far. All they do is bring up records against Clemson the past six years. They ride SEC's coat tails at an elite status.
ga tech could be good again if they ever got serious about wanting to win at an elite level.
clemson historically owns big brother
tamu to the sec + whats going on in austin, they could cimb up the list.
my reasoning for fsu on top was the run from 87-01.
I'll agree with this, but add that I am not 100% convinced that FSU is a LBP. UF want's squat until Spurrier in the 90s and UM wasn't until Howard S.. in the 80s. The big boy in the state is split b/n 3 programs and there isn't a clear big/little brother. Similar for Clemson, they at least have 1 NC (0 for USCe). UTx is one of the "blueblooods", but why? How much more of a storied program are they than aTm? Anyway, given the list provided, I agree with this ranking.
Out of those listed, UCLA is easily the worst FB program.
Spoken exactly like a little brother.
I'll probably get killed for this, but having started watching games around 1986-87...I've always looked at FSU as the premiere program in the state of Florida. Pretty sure this man had a lot to do with it:
Same here. I never though of FSU as anything other than the top program in Florida. Thats not to say that Florida or Miami are "little brothers" or anything, just that FSU is the program I would most want to be at if I were a coach or recruit.
No, the INS isn't chasing him; Taylor Martinez just runs like that. . . .
Sorry, but nobody does little brother quite like Sparty.
What parameters have to be met in order to be deemed a little brother program? Is as simple as not being considered the state school? The states flagship school? And are we just basing this off of series wins? If so, Clemson wins in a landslide.
1. Clemson (leads series 65-41)
2. Auburn (trails series 34-42)
3. FSU (trails series 21-34)
The rest are pretty lopsided so I'll stop here.
Clemson and USCe both little brother but not each other. Clemson little brothers the 3 Florida schools because they always 'win' the offseason and every spring they have "so much potential and athleticism". SCar little brothers UGA just because it's their wet dream to be just like them and they care way more about that game than UGA does.
^^^^agree if GT hired Petrino or Butch Davis they'd be killing it in the ATL/greater metro area even w/ their higher educational standards right now their recruiting is just down right pathetic and the coaching isn't that much better
My shot is looking better and better calling you out. What kind of person migrated to a fan base when stuff looks better temporarily? A little bother. You remind me so much of an Auburn fan I only wonder if you were an Auburn fan previously. Btw, I don't expect an honest answer.
Clemson??? Its the other way around there buddy.
You forgot Pitt, but they are clearly last of that bunch.
How much more storied is Texas to Texas A&M? Uhhhh a lot. 174 more wins, 76-37-5 head to head, 32 conference titles to 18, 4 national titles to A&M's 3 (which two of they picked up upon joining the SEC).
Very true. I don't believe that any alleged "big brother" has lost quite so consistently in recent history, but I could be wrong.
I went back and forth on posting this. I wasn't sure of what was meant by "best". Was it best in performance? Or strongest inferiority complex? If it is the latter then Pitt is a serious contender.
"PSU a 3 to 4 win team" - New-era, September 2012
Well, bama has lost more consistently to Auburn in recent history than Michigan has lost to Mich St. Since 2000 Auburn leads bama 8-5. In the same time span, Mich St trails Michigan 5-8.
Since 1990, AU trails 11-12
Since 1990, Mich St trail 9-14
Since 1980, AU leads 17-16
Since 1980, Mich St trails 11-22
Everyone has a different definition of recent history, though, I did try to provide a few different points in history.
This post was edited by Primetiger 10 months ago
FSU is Miami's little brother and UF is FSU's little brother.
People don't realize UF might have one more Natty then us but if we don't win another title for SIXTY years we will be worse than UF.
At this point I still say FSU is a better program than UF.
5>3>2 it's not hard to tell who the little brother in Florida is.
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