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Two native Arkansans in the Top 10 (#4 is from North Little Rock and #10 is from my hometown)
College Football's Top 50 Quarterbacks of the BCS Era
BornToBeRed said: WPS, just a head's up. We might be the most family-friendly board on the network, so take it easy on your normal wps-ness.
This might just be the worst list of this kind that I have ever seen. Hard to argue with the top 6 or so, but after that it's just laughable. Monte Ball's placement about made be spit my CocaCola all over my computer.
Thanks for the humor. I really needed that heading into the weekend.
But he had soooo many touchdowns
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Just to show how non homer I am, can anyone imagine what Ronnie Brown would have done in Ball's place and he's in the 70s.
I always thought Ball was overrated.
I don't have to imagine. I put up those kind of numbers in NCAA Football all the time.
What's your argument. Ball had a superior line to run behind. Im Serious here
Laughable defenses on the other side. He was good but probably about 30 spots too high easily.
You can't spell Defense without Indiana. Well maybe you can.
It's D-FENCE I think Anyway, ray rice played in the big east, LT in the WAC and Deangelo Williams in C USA. Need a better argument.
Hell. Michigan St had the conference's best defense the last few years and I know how average at best they were.
While Wisky has been known for great o-line talent, the 2004 Auburn O-line did have guys like Marcus McNeill at LT and Ben Grubbs at guard, so it's not like there wasn't a bunch of talent there. And, in agreement with others ITT, the guys 2004 Auburn o-line had to block week in and week out were FAR superior to the defenses that Monte Ball had to run against.
Indeed, if there ever was such thing as a "system RB" it would the guys lining up in the backfield at Wisky the last 4-5 years. They all are 1-cut runners, all are impressive overall, but lack top-end speed from the position. And as you astutely mentioned, with the huge White wall in front of them, picking up 3-5 per carry is a lot easier (again bc the d-lines you faced were...well...lets call them "subpar").
Started at the bottom, now we here.....better get used to it.
I would definitely put those guys in a completely different category than Ball.
No chance Ball is a top 10 back in CFB during the BCS era. Having Dayne at #3 s even more laughable. It's pretty simply how those guys got listed so high...they racked up a ridiculous amount of carries over 4 years so the numbers are inflated.
For example, Ball had 356 carries this past season alone...Eddie Lacey had 355 carries in his entire career at Bama. Ingram had 572 career carries at Bama and T-Rich had 540 during his time there. Dayne had 1,220 carries while at Wisky.
Using this type of reason to determine a top list of RBs is like giving Colt Brennan a spot on the top QBs list because he threw for a brazzilion yards while at Hawaii...we all know the numbers were inflated because he threw the ball 70 times per game.
note: I'm not saying an of the Bama guys should be higher but was simply using them as an example of how total numbers don't tell the whole story. Anyone that thinks Dayne was a better CFB RB than McFadden simply hasn't watched college football the last decade.
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Why? GTFO. You seriously put a guy from Memphis ahead of Ball?
Monte Ball is a guy I would put in the Ian Johnson from Boise and Royster from Penn St category.
In just the B1G, Beanie Wells, Leveon Bell, Rex Burkhead, Mike Hart, Larry Johnson, Marion Barber, and Michael Bennett were all better, IMO.
I agree with you. Seeing Cadillac only had 740 carries and it seemed like he carried the ball 30 times a game for 4 years. Dayne had over 1200??? Crazy.
Ok piggy you don't count cuz you from there
He broke Tony Dorsett's all purpose yardage record. He was a stud. He was also a 1st round pick.
You ever see the kid play?
I'm still pissed he said FU to Arkansas and went to Memphis to stay close to his family.
Montee Ball Wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy [breath] yyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy to high.
He broke the record against CUSA garbage teams. Big Ten teams aren't great but they're better than what Williams faced
That still doesn't make Montee better than DeAngelo.
Beanie had 3400 yards and 30 tds in 550 carries and hes #67?
In just proving that that record can be taken with a grain of salt. DW has been terrible in the pros
Not sure if serious
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