OFFICIAL: College Football 2018 Thread
Goto page 1, 2, 3 ... 18, 19, 20  Next

 
Post new topic    LakersGround.net Forum Index -> Off Topic Reply to topic
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
adkindo
Retired Number
Retired Number


Joined: 16 Jun 2005
Posts: 26939
Location: Dirty South

PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:58 am    Post subject: OFFICIAL: College Football 2018 Thread

We are less than a week away from the first NCAA Football games of the 2018 season, and less than 2 weeks away from a full slate of big time college football games. The preseason polls are out, and it appears that Alabama and Clemson are again projected to be at the the top, with some usual suspects expected to contend for the college football playoff including Georgia, Ohio State, Oklahoma and Washington.

As of today, all of our teams have a chance to walk off of the field at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California on January 7, 2019 as champions!

Preseason AP Top 25

Preseason Coaches Poll Top 25
_________________
"To arrive at a contradiction is to confess an error in one's thinking; to maintain a contradiction is to abdicate one's mind and to evict oneself from the realm of reality." Ayn Rand
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
Moses
Star Player
Star Player


Joined: 23 Aug 2008
Posts: 7913
Location: London

PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:05 am    Post subject:

I just came here to say ROLL TIDE. That is all.
_________________
Even The Genius Has His Questions, Be Grateful For Blessings...
Lakers, Chargers, Dodgers

RIP Junior Seau
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
venturalakersfan
Retired Number
Retired Number


Joined: 14 Apr 2001
Posts: 128275
Location: The Gold Coast

PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:46 am    Post subject:

I’m not coaching this year so I might get to watch some college ball, unlike the past dozen years or so.
_________________
Happy 242nd birthday to the US Marine Corp
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
adkindo
Retired Number
Retired Number


Joined: 16 Jun 2005
Posts: 26939
Location: Dirty South

PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:59 am    Post subject:

My team (West Virginia #17 AP / #20 Coaches) are being criminally underrated if they can play average defense this season.....if not, they might actually be overrated. I am hopeful our defense will improve up front with some grad transfers on the defensive line from USC and Clemson, but depth may be an issue on defense.

I have no worries about our offense (except injuries)......we should literally light the scoreboard up this season. We have one of out stronger O lines in our recent history....All American level receivers....a pack of stud running backs....and the best damn quarterback in college football returning.

Our schedule sets up for a rise in the polls then a potential fall. Open at a neutral field against Tennessee, then Youngstown @ home....then travel for a tough game @ NC State. Open up conference with 5 very winnable games (probably the least talented 5 teams in the Big 12).....then the gauntlet starts to close out the season....

@ #23 Texas
vs. #16 TCU
@ Oklahoma State
vs. #7 Oklahoma

and if we are very fortunate, Big #12 Championship game against likely TCU or Oklahoma!
_________________
"To arrive at a contradiction is to confess an error in one's thinking; to maintain a contradiction is to abdicate one's mind and to evict oneself from the realm of reality." Ayn Rand
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
adkindo
Retired Number
Retired Number


Joined: 16 Jun 2005
Posts: 26939
Location: Dirty South

PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2018 6:26 am    Post subject:

ESPN's Preseason All America Team

Offense

QB: Will Grier, West Virginia
RB: Bryce Love, Stanford
RB: Jonathan Taylor, Wisconsin
WR: David Sills V, West Virginia
WR: A.J. Brown, Ole Miss
TE: Noah Fant, Iowa
OT: Jonah Williams, Alabama
OG: Beau Benzschawel, Wisconsin
C: Ross Pierschbacher, Alabama
OG: Michael Deiter, Wisconsin
OT: Dalton Risner, Kansas State
AP: Deebo Samuel, South Carolina

Defense

DE: Clelin Ferrell, Clemson
DT: Christian Wilkins, Clemson
DT: Ed Oliver, Houston
DE: Nick Bosa, Ohio State
LB: Devin White, LSU
LB: T.J. Edwards, Wisconsin
LB: Devin Bush, Michigan
S: Jaquan Johnson, Miami
S: Taylor Rapp, Washington
CB: Levonta Taylor, Florida State
CB: Greedy Williams, LSU

Special Teams

K: Rodrigo Blankenship, Georgia
P: Mitch Wishnowsky, Utah

LINK
_________________
"To arrive at a contradiction is to confess an error in one's thinking; to maintain a contradiction is to abdicate one's mind and to evict oneself from the realm of reality." Ayn Rand
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
adkindo
Retired Number
Retired Number


Joined: 16 Jun 2005
Posts: 26939
Location: Dirty South

PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:55 pm    Post subject:

Jimbo doing Jimbo things....

Texas A&M football faces NCAA scrutiny

Quote:
Former Texas A&M linebacker Santino Marchiol is alleging that Texas A&M violated multiple NCAA rules under new coach Jimbo Fisher, according to a report from USA Today.


LINK
_________________
"To arrive at a contradiction is to confess an error in one's thinking; to maintain a contradiction is to abdicate one's mind and to evict oneself from the realm of reality." Ayn Rand
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
HisAirness24
Star Player
Star Player


Joined: 27 Sep 2007
Posts: 2449

PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2018 2:08 pm    Post subject:

Any interest in a Yahoo fantasy NCAAF league? Thinking of starting one for any LG members who may be interested. I've always wanted to try. I know the season starts shortly though.
_________________
John 14:6 - "Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me."
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
Huskers
Starting Rotation
Starting Rotation


Joined: 28 Jun 2011
Posts: 352

PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:36 am    Post subject:

adkindo wrote:
ESPN's Preseason All America Team

Offense

QB: Will Grier, West Virginia
RB: Bryce Love, Stanford
RB: Jonathan Taylor, Wisconsin
WR: David Sills V, West Virginia
WR: A.J. Brown, Ole Miss
TE: Noah Fant, Iowa
OT: Jonah Williams, Alabama
OG: Beau Benzschawel, Wisconsin
C: Ross Pierschbacher, Alabama
OG: Michael Deiter, Wisconsin
OT: Dalton Risner, Kansas State
AP: Deebo Samuel, South Carolina

Defense

DE: Clelin Ferrell, Clemson
DT: Christian Wilkins, Clemson
DT: Ed Oliver, Houston
DE: Nick Bosa, Ohio State
LB: Devin White, LSU
LB: T.J. Edwards, Wisconsin
LB: Devin Bush, Michigan
S: Jaquan Johnson, Miami
S: Taylor Rapp, Washington
CB: Levonta Taylor, Florida State
CB: Greedy Williams, LSU

Special Teams

K: Rodrigo Blankenship, Georgia
P: Mitch Wishnowsky, Utah

LINK


GARBAGE LIST...not even one single Husker? pashaw...

Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
adkindo
Retired Number
Retired Number


Joined: 16 Jun 2005
Posts: 26939
Location: Dirty South

PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:58 am    Post subject:

Huskers wrote:
GARBAGE LIST...not even one single Husker? pashaw...



but you guys have the Young Messiah as your head coach....he is getting ton's of national love.
_________________
"To arrive at a contradiction is to confess an error in one's thinking; to maintain a contradiction is to abdicate one's mind and to evict oneself from the realm of reality." Ayn Rand
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
Huskers
Starting Rotation
Starting Rotation


Joined: 28 Jun 2011
Posts: 352

PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:26 am    Post subject:

adkindo wrote:
Huskers wrote:
GARBAGE LIST...not even one single Husker? pashaw...



but you guys have the Young Messiah as your head coach....he is getting ton's of national love.


He is, and he's been a great unifying force in Huskerland. I can't remember the last time there was this much excitement going into a season. I think maybe Suh's senior season was close, but nothing like this. I still think Frost is probably 2 years away from being true contenders in the BigTen, I think he is going to make people realize this season that the Huskers are going to be players again.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
adkindo
Retired Number
Retired Number


Joined: 16 Jun 2005
Posts: 26939
Location: Dirty South

PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:32 am    Post subject:

Huskers wrote:
adkindo wrote:
Huskers wrote:
GARBAGE LIST...not even one single Husker? pashaw...



but you guys have the Young Messiah as your head coach....he is getting ton's of national love.


He is, and he's been a great unifying force in Huskerland. I can't remember the last time there was this much excitement going into a season. I think maybe Suh's senior season was close, but nothing like this. I still think Frost is probably 2 years away from being true contenders in the BigTen, I think he is going to make people realize this season that the Huskers are going to be players again.


It will come down to recruiting in my opinion. His success will depend on if he can go out and get those 5 Star kids that use to line up for Tom Osborne. It will not be easy....it is a different time, and Nebraska will not be "bigger" than Ohio State and Michigan in the Big10 until they can have decades of success. The Big10 fans have not seen the traditional powerhouse that Nebraska was known as up close.....they have just mostly seen the average to bad version. Gotta give him some time to truly be a conference champion contender...it will take a few years.....but i am rooting for him.
_________________
"To arrive at a contradiction is to confess an error in one's thinking; to maintain a contradiction is to abdicate one's mind and to evict oneself from the realm of reality." Ayn Rand
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
adkindo
Retired Number
Retired Number


Joined: 16 Jun 2005
Posts: 26939
Location: Dirty South

PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2018 5:49 pm    Post subject:

HisAirness24 wrote:
Any interest in a Yahoo fantasy NCAAF league? Thinking of starting one for any LG members who may be interested. I've always wanted to try. I know the season starts shortly though.


honestly never even heard of it....does it work like NFL fantasy? if so, seems like there would be just too many players with extremely uneven competition.
_________________
"To arrive at a contradiction is to confess an error in one's thinking; to maintain a contradiction is to abdicate one's mind and to evict oneself from the realm of reality." Ayn Rand
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
adkindo
Retired Number
Retired Number


Joined: 16 Jun 2005
Posts: 26939
Location: Dirty South

PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2018 6:40 pm    Post subject:

USC going to roll with 5 Star True Freshman from Mater Dei, JT Daniels is starting game 1.
_________________
"To arrive at a contradiction is to confess an error in one's thinking; to maintain a contradiction is to abdicate one's mind and to evict oneself from the realm of reality." Ayn Rand
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
adkindo
Retired Number
Retired Number


Joined: 16 Jun 2005
Posts: 26939
Location: Dirty South

PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:06 am    Post subject:

-- Alabama's depth chart released has Huts & Tagovailoa as co-starters....sorry Nick, that is not possible.....one will run on the field on the opening drive and play QB while the other will not.

-- Kelly Bryant holds off #1 prospect Trevor Lawrence as Clemson's starting QB....for now.

-- Deondre Francois retakes starting QB position from Blackman @ FSU.

-- Feleipe Franks retains starting QB position @ Florida.
_________________
"To arrive at a contradiction is to confess an error in one's thinking; to maintain a contradiction is to abdicate one's mind and to evict oneself from the realm of reality." Ayn Rand
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
adkindo
Retired Number
Retired Number


Joined: 16 Jun 2005
Posts: 26939
Location: Dirty South

PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:25 pm    Post subject:

It's official: NCAA record books acknowledge UCF's title

Quote:
Central Florida’s claim to the 2017 National Championship is officially in the record books. With the NCAA putting out its annual list of records, both individual and team, for the 2018 season, the section on national champions acknowledges the Colley Matrix’s choice of UCF as the season’s title-winners.


LINK



Page 115

http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/stats/football_records/2018/FBS.pdf
_________________
"To arrive at a contradiction is to confess an error in one's thinking; to maintain a contradiction is to abdicate one's mind and to evict oneself from the realm of reality." Ayn Rand
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
adkindo
Retired Number
Retired Number


Joined: 16 Jun 2005
Posts: 26939
Location: Dirty South

PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:27 am    Post subject:

It is here...kind of...

Defending "National Champions" (see above) the Golden Knights of UCF travel to East Hartford tonight to take of the UConn Huskies!

Also tonight, Northwestern vs. Purdue should be a sneaky good matchup...and Texas A&M, Utah, Minnesota and Oklahoma State all open their season tonight. Tomorrow, Michigan State, Syracuse, Duke, Wisconsin, Stanford and Colorado get rolling.....and then on Saturday all hell breaks loose:

(Some of the better anticipated games)
Tennessee vs. West Virginia (@ BOA Stadium in Charlotte, NC)
Oregon State vs. Ohio State
FAU vs. Oklahoma (sneaky must watch)
Texas vs. Maryland (@ FedEx Field in Landover, MD)
Ole Miss vs. Texas Tech (@NRG Stadium in Houston, TX)
Washington vs. Auburn (big time game @ Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, GA)
North Carolina vs. Cal
Cincinnati vs. UCLA
Michigan vs. Notre Dame (huge game)
Louisville vs. Alabama (@ Camping World Stadium in Orlando, FL)
BYU vs. Arizona

then a Sunday hangover game

Miami vs. LSU (@ AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX)

and even a Labor Day special

Virginia Tech vs. Florida State
_________________
"To arrive at a contradiction is to confess an error in one's thinking; to maintain a contradiction is to abdicate one's mind and to evict oneself from the realm of reality." Ayn Rand
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
adkindo
Retired Number
Retired Number


Joined: 16 Jun 2005
Posts: 26939
Location: Dirty South

PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:20 pm    Post subject:

UCF....."No Scott Frost, no problem"

UCF - 56
UConn - 17

McKenzie Milton - 24/32 for 346 Yards, 5 TD's Passing & 50 Yards Rushing
_________________
"To arrive at a contradiction is to confess an error in one's thinking; to maintain a contradiction is to abdicate one's mind and to evict oneself from the realm of reality." Ayn Rand
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
venturalakersfan
Retired Number
Retired Number


Joined: 14 Apr 2001
Posts: 128275
Location: The Gold Coast

PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:31 pm    Post subject:

Got my tickets tonight for Cal Poly SLO hosting UC Davis October 20. At my favorite price, free.
_________________
Happy 242nd birthday to the US Marine Corp
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
lakersken80
Retired Number
Retired Number


Joined: 12 Aug 2009
Posts: 30818

PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:37 pm    Post subject:

I know a couple of people that went to Cal Poly, one of the few Cal States that still have a football program.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
LakerLanny
Retired Number
Retired Number


Joined: 24 Oct 2001
Posts: 41742

PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:13 pm    Post subject:

lakersken80 wrote:
I know a couple of people that went to Cal Poly, one of the few Cal States that still have a football program.


They even beat my beloved San Diego State Aztecs (twice) during the Chuck Wrong errr Chuck Long era.
_________________
Love, Laker Lanny
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
adkindo
Retired Number
Retired Number


Joined: 16 Jun 2005
Posts: 26939
Location: Dirty South

PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:26 pm    Post subject:

LakerLanny wrote:
They even beat my beloved San Diego State Aztecs (twice) during the Chuck Wrong errr Chuck Long era.


going to miss Rashaad Penny this season? I noticed you guys have a Brionne Penny in next years Freshman class.....any relation? I am pretty sure they are not siblings, but wondered if it was a cousin or something?
_________________
"To arrive at a contradiction is to confess an error in one's thinking; to maintain a contradiction is to abdicate one's mind and to evict oneself from the realm of reality." Ayn Rand
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
adkindo
Retired Number
Retired Number


Joined: 16 Jun 2005
Posts: 26939
Location: Dirty South

PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:08 pm    Post subject:

not sure if anyone saw the opening kickoff of the UCF game....but there was a scary injury to UCF defensive back Aaron Robinson colliding head-first with another UCF player while making the tackle. They had to cut his pads off on the field....and carted him off strapped on a board.

Appears to be good news....

Quote:
UCF coach Josh Heupel said Robinson is expected to be fine, but will be kept overnight at a local hospital for observation.

_________________
"To arrive at a contradiction is to confess an error in one's thinking; to maintain a contradiction is to abdicate one's mind and to evict oneself from the realm of reality." Ayn Rand
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
Aeneas Hunter
Franchise Player
Franchise Player


Joined: 12 Jul 2005
Posts: 21156

PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2018 6:25 am    Post subject:

adkindo wrote:
UCF....."No Scott Frost, no problem"

UCF - 56
UConn - 17

McKenzie Milton - 24/32 for 346 Yards, 5 TD's Passing & 50 Yards Rushing


So have you got Wheeling Jesuit on the schedule this year? Or did you actually roll the dice and schedule a ranked opponent?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
venturalakersfan
Retired Number
Retired Number


Joined: 14 Apr 2001
Posts: 128275
Location: The Gold Coast

PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:51 am    Post subject:

Aeneas Hunter wrote:
adkindo wrote:
UCF....."No Scott Frost, no problem"

UCF - 56
UConn - 17

McKenzie Milton - 24/32 for 346 Yards, 5 TD's Passing & 50 Yards Rushing


So have you got Wheeling Jesuit on the schedule this year? Or did you actually roll the dice and schedule a ranked opponent?


Ranked opponents know better than to schedule teams like UCF. Look at Iowa losing to N Dakota State and now no contender will gamble on putting them on their schedule.
_________________
Happy 242nd birthday to the US Marine Corp
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
adkindo
Retired Number
Retired Number


Joined: 16 Jun 2005
Posts: 26939
Location: Dirty South

PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2018 8:34 am    Post subject:

venturalakersfan wrote:
Aeneas Hunter wrote:
adkindo wrote:
UCF....."No Scott Frost, no problem"

UCF - 56
UConn - 17

McKenzie Milton - 24/32 for 346 Yards, 5 TD's Passing & 50 Yards Rushing


So have you got Wheeling Jesuit on the schedule this year? Or did you actually roll the dice and schedule a ranked opponent?


Ranked opponents know better than to schedule teams like UCF. Look at Iowa losing to N Dakota State and now no contender will gamble on putting them on their schedule.


UCF is ranked.... .........but it is more of an inside joke.....each year WVU Basketball plays an exhibition game against one of the smaller college teams in the state in late November or early December.....it does not count in any way on their record. This year they have Alderson Broaddus University scheduled....but a couple years ago if I recall correctly, ESPN listed the game that year, which was against Wheeling Jesuit University (the proud alma mater of John Beilein), as a regular game on the schedule.....hence the suggestion that WVU (or I guess any team I support) has weak schedules.
_________________
"To arrive at a contradiction is to confess an error in one's thinking; to maintain a contradiction is to abdicate one's mind and to evict oneself from the realm of reality." Ayn Rand
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic    LakersGround.net Forum Index -> Off Topic All times are GMT - 8 Hours
Goto page 1, 2, 3 ... 18, 19, 20  Next
Page 1 of 20
Jump to:  

 
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum






Graphics by uberzev
© 1995-2018 LakersGround.net. All Rights Reserved. Privacy Policy. Terms of Use.
LakersGround is an unofficial news source serving the fan community since 1995.
We are in no way associated with the Los Angeles Lakers or the National Basketball Association.


Powered by phpBB