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Come on you're in the ACC....
Yes, and yet our defense...no our team is worlds better than yours.
FSU and LSU have very similar defenses.
Danielle Hunter, Jamario Rasco, Anthony FREAK Johnson.. DL wrecking crew of 2013.
They need to replace the word SEC with elite. SEC defense, SEC speed, why? It just shows how biased the media is towards one conference. Say elite instead. Kentucky has an SEC defense and SEC speed, but they don't have an elite defense or elite speed. It also makes me laugh because only a few teams in that conference have an "SEC defense" or "SEC speed". Could we say, they have a defense/speed like the top teams in the SEC? it would be better, although I don't like that it leaves out the handful of teams in every conference that are exactly the same.
So, it makes zero sense to me. It's about as logical as the Florida speed bullsh!t we heard after the 2006 season.
a majority of the SEC is complete shit this year
Hmm I disagree that the SEC copied anyone. Alabama's had athletic defenses for a long, long time.
1992 would be the inaugural season of this Bowl Coalition and, at the end of it all, #1 Miami and #2 Alabama were the only two undefeated teams left standing...
very good/deep DL with very athletic back 7
I think when people say compare to the SEC.. They really mean LSU/Bama (The number 1 and 2 defenses from last season).. Well, that's what they should mean to say.
i love our defense being compared to the likes of ole miss, kentucky, vandy, and auburn
When was the last time FSU beat an actual top team? I don't have anything against the Noles but there's not a legit argument about the SEC. Been dominate for a while.
Shit? How many teams are in the Top 10 from the SEC ? How bout Top 25?
So? You think rankings at this point mean anything at all? Ask Arkansas, Wisconsin, USC, VT, and others what rankings mean at this point. Nothing.
Yep, ask FSU about Wake, Clemson, and UVA.
The SEC will most likely finish the season with 6 ranked teams. Maybe 7 if Arkansas can find a way to turn it around.
False. Clemson does not play defense.
Neither does GT or Miami. Coincidentally, all these teams are in the ACC.
SEC has six teams in the top 25 defensively, while the ACC has two.
i got 4
Oh ok they just matter when it's convenient. Gotcha. IF FSU beats Clemson. Remember rankings don't matter! RTR
Miss St. and UF currently ranked, with UTk, Mizzou, and aTm just outside the Top 25.
I think it's a little early to tell and games like Presbyterian, North Texas, Western Kentucky, ECU, UAB, Idaho, Bowling Green, Jackson State, and Troy make it hard to tell.
Until a conference beats a SEC team when it counts (NC game) people the conference will get all the hype from the media. If you don't want to be compared to the best conference then beat them when it counts and people will start comparing teams to that conference.
ACC has had their opportunities playing the likes of Maine, Ball St., Furman, FIU, NC Central, Murray St, Savannah St., Presbyterian, MTSU, W&M, Temple, Bethune Cookman, Elon, ECU, Richmond, Austin Peay, Liberty, and Army.
FSU and Miami invented College Football and Defense, then decided to become irrelevant. Got it.
I understand that. I'm not saying the SEC plays bad defense or plays more cupcakes than the ACC, I was trying to explain why we can't tell whats going on yet. Everyone plays a different style and when you have you way with a team, it can fudge with what the stats show.
For example, an SEC team with a heavy ball control offense plays an FCS team and beats them 45-0. A team from another conference beats that same FCS team 63-17 using the air raid. That doesn't mean that one has the better offense and one has a better defense. They play different styles, but both teams might be equally capable of getting a crucial first down or getting a necessary stop on defense. We wont see those things happen until teams are tested by tough conference opponents and a large body of work.
I obviously should have worded my original post better.
My problem with the term that they use is that it's just another college football stereotype that doesn't help the fans understand the game any better. Each team is an individual case and for the most part, every top team in top conferences is equally capable of playing offense or defense when the time comes. It's just about styles, the number of plays on each side of the ball, and how the game flows. The "Pac 12 is all offense", "Big 10 is run first", etc. is all garbage.
When Oregon has their way with an opponent, they score 70 points in a half and give up a bunch of garbage time yards and touchdowns. When LSU has their way with an opponent, they make a 21 point lead seem like a 50 point lead and they go on time consuming scoring drives. They're both elite and both very capable on either side of the ball. Conference has nothing to do with it.
And I think I need to make it clear that I think the SEC is a very strong conference. I feel like people on here think I hate it. I just think the other conferences are also incredibly capable and every year is different.
We're currently #2 in total defense
i would say thats elite
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