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#24 = Duke
#31 = USCw
Lane Kiffin FTW
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.
68>85 in his opinion.
I'm sure they will close strong like they did with the 2013 cycle.
Three W's In My Life: Ward, Weinke, and Winston
LK might be the most overrated coach in college football history
Might go down as the worst NSD close in history, and this coming after being the first preseason #1 to finish unranked
Lane Kiffin is a boss
You're being too kind IMO.
Maybe he should stop recruiting kids who have already signed their letter of intent and focus on this class.... just a thought for Lane, maybe then Duke wouldn't be out recruiting him
Poor Lane, can't even sign kids that want to sign with USCw .... now that is some boneriffic crootin iyam
This post was edited by NoVaNoles 11 months ago
LK wants to grow up and be like Mack Brown
That was the most epic meltdown of any recruiting class going down the stretch ever.
Preseason #1 and Barkley in the drivers seat to win the Heisman. Top 5 recruiting class.
To a dismal 7-5 record. Barkley getting exposed as a fraud bust. And a mass exodus for their recruiting class.
Ahhh...what a difference a year makes
I see what you are doing here!
So do I!!!
I can't wait to let somebody pay me $5 mil to coast my way to earning a prestigous Alamo Bowl championship ring.
It truly was the worst season a coach has ever had in terms of the modern era
That is now Lane's legacy
Worst team with a winning record ever
Worst NSD close
Worst meltdown from a preseason #1
I mean god damn Lane, we knew you sucked but you didn't have to prove us right that quickly
So can USC sign more than 15 this class ? cause if not they really might struggle to catch Duke
Depends on how many 5* talents get scared of immediate playing time and championship runs like Ramsey
Yeah that didn't really answer my question, do you know betteroff ?
I thought it was in jest, didn't think it was a real question. My comment was regarding USCs fan base saying Ramsey didn't commit bc he was scared of the expectations, and then they said that about everyone else who decommited. So if playerd are "scared" this year then no way they pass Duke.
It should be 15, but I'm sure there's some loophole that will allow for 1 or 2 more somehow.....but it's supposed to be a reduction of 10 per year for this year and next year IIRC.
20 for 2014, and this is the last year of sanctions. 2015 is 25 again.
Damn, Duke has no chance then
I'm willing to pitch in some money so USC keeps him around for awhile
lulz, spin cycle.
Not Sure why you are so focused on this. You should try focusing on something with a little more relevance to today's game than last season and recruiting class. Here:
*Bama.......3 (1961, 1964,1965 - finished #1/#4 in polls)
USC..........2 (2004, 2003 - finished #1/#2 in polls)
Bama.........68-6-3 (90%) 77g
USC...........82-9-0 (90%) 91g (*tie)
Vs Top 10 ranked teams (end of season ranking)
*USC...........11-3-0 (79%) 14g
Bama............6-2-1 (72%) 9g
Vs Top 20 ranked teams (end of season ranking)
*USC...........23-4-0 (85%) 27g
Bama..........14-5-2 (71%) 21g
Final Poll Ranking (Better ranking was used if the two were different)
*USC......4, 1, 1, 2, 4, 2, 2 = 16/7 = 2.3 avg
Bama.....9, 1, 5, 8, 1, 1, 3 = 28/7 = 4.0 avg
S.O.S. (Opponents Winning Pct)
USC played 15% of their games vs teams that finished ranked in the top 10.
Alabama played 12% of their games vs teams that finished ranked in the top 10.
I used only Top 20 end of season rankings because back in the 1960's there was no Top 25. For a few years there was only a top 10, but votes were still tallied and a top 20 is displayed at College Football Reference for
all 7 of those years in the 1960's, so Alabama didn't get shortchanged at all.
I also took into consideration that USC played 14 more games, so basically an extra season's worth of games.
However, even adding Bama's yearly average of games vs Top 10 / ranked opponents, they would have
only played 11 vs the Top 10 and 24 vs the Top 20; which is still less than USC's 14 and 27.
As you can see, USC played a more difficult schedule, and still managed to finish with the
same winning percentage as Alabama, 90%.
USC also averaged a final ranking of 2.3, never finishing lower than 4th,
which was what Alabama's average ranking was (4th).
A pretty good comparison, but it clearly demonstrates that USC's 7 years was
much more impressive than Alabama's.
Good effort Bama. If you guys have 2 more solid years on top of your current 5 year run,
then comeback after those 7 years and give it another try.
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