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Football season kicks off tonight with my Baltimore Ravens taking on Cash and the Chicago Trubiskys. Will be good to see Lamar Jackson in action even if it is garbage meaningless preseason.

 

College football starts in less than a month. WVU has several players on watch lists including Grier, Askew-Henry, Sills, and Jennings while Grier is a legitimate Heisman hopeful. Should be a great year offensively but the defense has some question marks.

 

Lastly, Urban Meyer is done. LOL, **** you Ohio State.

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With all the imperial vs metric/football vs football talk, the real question is, who gets stuck with Oz when Revolutionary War 2 drops. 

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First Top 25 Coaches Poll of the season.

 

 

1. Alabama (13-1)

 

Points: 1,621 (61 first-place votes). Previous ranking: 1. Opens: Sept. 1 vs. Louisville in Orlando (ABC, 8)

 

Outlook: Coming off their fifth title in nine seasons, the Crimson Tide have more questions than usual with an unsettled quarterback situation, major losses on defense and changes at both coordinator positions. Still, this is a team full of talent, and Nick Saban knows how to navigate this type of challenge.

 

2. Clemson (12-2)

 

Points: 1,547 (3). Previous ranking: 4. Opens: Sept. 1 vs. Furman

 

Outlook: If defense wins championships, then the Tigers are well-positioned to make their fourth consecutive playoff appearance. Christian Wilkins heads a dominant defensive line. QB Kelly Bryant led Clemson to 12 wins in his first year as a starter, but his job status is tenuous with incoming freshman Trevor Lawrence in the mix.

 

3. Ohio State (12-2)

 

Points: 1,458 (1). Previous ranking: 5. This week: Sept. 1 vs. Oregon State (ABC, noon)

 

Outlook: On the field, the Buckeyes have enough talent to repeat as Big Ten champions with RB J.K. Dobbins and DL Nick Bosa among their standouts. The chief concern is off the field. Head coach Urban Meyer is on leave as the school investigates his possible knowledge of alleged abuse by a former assistant.

 

 

4. Georgia (13-2)

 

Points: 1,452. Previous ranking: 2. Opens: Sept. 1 vs. Austin Peay (ESPN, 3:30)

 

Outlook: The sting of losing to Alabama in overtime in the championship game will provide motivation. QB Jake Fromm looks to avoid a sophomore slump. The defense should again be one of the top units in the country. Deandre Baker and J.R. Reed lead the secondary.

 

5. Oklahoma (12-2)

 

Points: 1,288. Previous ranking: 3. Opens: Sept. 1 vs. Florida Atlantic (Fox, noon)

 

Outlook: Replacing Heisman winner Baker Mayfield isn’t the team’s biggest concern. Kyler Murray should be fine at QB with RB Rodney Anderson and a talented group of wide receivers as support. The defense, last seen being torched by Georgia in the Rose Bowl, has to improve.

 

6. Washington (10-3)

 

Points: 1,245. Previous ranking: 15. Opens: Sept 1 vs. No. 10 Auburn in Atlanta (ABC, 3:30)

 

Outlook: The Huskies have QB Jake Browning and RB Myles Gaskin returning to its offense as they bid to reach the playoff for the second time in three seasons. The season opener against Auburn should tell a lot about whether they’re a contender or just the best team in the Pac-12.

 

7. Wisconsin (13-1)

 

Points: 1,243. Previous ranking: 6. Opens: Aug. 31 vs. Western Kentucky (ESPN, 9)

 

Outlook: Known more for being vanilla on offense and stingy on defense, the Badgers may flip the script this season. Backed by one of the nation’s top offensive lines and RB Jonathan Taylor, they should be explosive. Another unbeaten regular season is possible if the defense can overcome some key losses.

 

 

8. Miami (Fla.) (10-3)

 

Points: 1,091. Previous ranking: 13. Opens: Sept. 2 vs. No. 24 LSU in Arlington, Texas (ABC, 7:30)

 

Outlook: The Hurricanes had a dream start last season with 10 consecutive wins before ending with a thud. LB Shaq Quarterman is part of an athletic defense that should be improved. The question is if the offense can do its part. Better play from QB Malik Rosier is pivotal.

 

9. Penn State (11-2)

 

Points: 1,050. Previous ranking: 8. Opens: Sept. 1 vs. Appalachian State (BTN, 3:30)

 

Outlook: Gone are RB Saquon Barkley and three of the top four receivers. That’s the bad news. QB Trace McSorley and a veteran offensive line provide optimism that the Nittany Lions still will be good enough to make a run at the Big Ten title and possibly a College Football Playoff berth.

 

10. Auburn (10-4)

 

Points: 1,004. Previous ranking: 12. Opens: Sept. 1 vs. No. 6 Washington in Atlanta (ABC, 3:30)

 

Outlook: The only team to beat Alabama last year, the Tigers start this season focused on repeating as SEC West champs. QB Jarrett Stidham looks to be more comfortable in his second season as the starter. The success of the season likely comes down to November trips to Georgia and Alabama.

 

11. Notre Dame (10-3)

 

Points: 892. Previous ranking: 11. Opens: Sept. 1 vs. No. 14 Michigan (NBC, 7:30).

 

Outlook: With some key losses on the offensive line, the success of the Irish likely will fall to whether QB Brandon Wimbush can be more consistent throwing the ball. The defense will be better, but a tough schedule, starting with Michigan, will be difficult to manage without support from the offense.

 

 

12. Michigan State (10-3)

 

Points: 870. Previous ranking: 16. Opens: Aug. 31 vs. Utah State (BTN, 7)

 

Outlook: After missing a bowl game in 2016, the Spartans have 19 starters back from last year’s team that won 10 games. QB Brian Lewerke provides a running and passing threat. The defense, led by DL Kenny Willekes, is good enough to have them contend in the Big Ten.

 

13. Stanford (9-5)

 

Points: 768. Previous ranking: 19. Opens: Aug. 31 vs. San Diego State (FS1, 9)

 

Outlook: RB Bryce Love decided to skip the NFL draft, giving the Cardinal one of the top weapons in college football. QB K.J. Costello, who welcomes back his top four receivers, has to do his part to take some pressure off Love. The defense was down a notch last year and is expected to be better.

 

14. Michigan (8-5)

 

Points: 752. Previous ranking: not ranked. Opens: Sept. 1 at No. 11 Notre Dame (NBC, 7:30)

 

Outlook: The pressure is officially on Jim Harbaugh, who is 1-5 against rivals Ohio State and Michigan State in his three seasons. Shea Patterson, a transfer from Mississippi, is expected solve the team’s problems at quarterback. The defense was inexperienced last year and still ranked second in the Big Ten. That’s a good sign for this season.

 

15. Southern California (11-3)

 

Points: 691. Previous ranking: 10. Opens: Sept. 1 vs. UNLV (Pac-12, 4)

 

Outlook: It likely will be the defense, led by DL Christian Rector and LB Cameron Smith, that becomes the strength of the Trojans after the departure of QB Sam Darnold. With no significant experience at the position, true freshman J.T. Daniels could win the starting job which could mean some early growing pains.

 

 

16. TCU (11-3)

 

Points: 530. Previous ranking: 9. Opens: Sept. 1 vs. Southern

 

Outlook: This should be another overachieving season for the Horned Frogs. Again, defense will be the team’s backbone. DL Ben Banogu is a dominant pass rusher, and LB Ty Summers patrols the middle. QB Shawn Robinson is young, but he will have two outstanding receivers in KaVontae Turpin and Jalen Reagor.

 

17. Virginia Tech (9-4)

 

Points: 524. Previous ranking: 25. This week: Sept. 3 at No. 19 Florida State (ESPN, 8)

 

Outlook: QB Josh Jackson looks to blossom in his second season as the starter, especially if a No. 1 option steps up at wide receiver. The defense, always good under coordinator Bud Foster, will have DL Ricky Walker up front. There are major holes to fill in the secondary with several significant departures.

 

18. Mississippi State (9-4)

 

Points: 407. Previous ranking: 20. Opens: Sept. 1 vs. Stephen F. Austin (ESPNU, 7:30)

 

Outlook: New coach Joe Moorhead is blessed with one of the most-talented rosters in the SEC. QB Nick Fitzgerald appears to be a perfect fit in former Penn State coordinator’s offense. DL Jeffrey Simmons is one of the conference’s top defenders.

 

19. Florida State (7-6)

 

Points: 328. Previous ranking: not ranked. Opens: Sept. 3 vs. No. 17 Virginia Tech (ESPN, 8)

 

Outlook: Willie Taggart’s first big decision as Seminoles coach will picking between Deondre Francois and James Blackman at quarterback. RB Cam Akers is set for a breakout season as a sophomore. The defense is young and talented. It will need to grow up fast.

 

 

20. West Virginia (7-6)

 

Points: 310. Previous ranking: not ranked. Opens: Sept. 1 vs. Tennessee in Charlotte (CBS, 3:30)

 

Outlook: The Mountaineers should be one of the more entertaining teams in the country with QB Will Grier throwing and wideouts David Sills V and Gary Jennings catching. LB David Long and DB Dravon Askew-Henry provide two leaders in the back seven of the defense.

 

21. Texas (7-6)

 

Points: 265. Previous ranking: not ranked. Opens: Sept. 1 at Maryland (FS1, noon)

 

Outlook: After leading the program to its first winning season since 2013, Tom Herman is looking to make the next step toward having the Longhorns back among the elite. Sam Ehlinger and Shane Buechele likely will share time at quarterback. Improved play at running back and the offensive line is essential.

 

22. Boise State (11-3)

 

Points: 261. Previous ranking: 22. Opens: Sept. 1 at Troy (ESPNews, 6)

 

Outlook: The Broncos are blessed with senior QB Brett Rypien, a deep backfield, options at wide receiver and depth on both lines. They’ll make another run at the Group of Five berth in one of the major bowls.

 

23. Central Florida (13-0)

 

Points: 259. Previous ranking: 7. Opens: Aug. 30 at Connecticut (ESPNU, 7)

 

Outlook: Under new head coach Josh Heupel, the Knights are primed for another successful season after being the lone unbeaten in FBS in 2017. QB McKenzie Milton will head a prolific offense. How quickly the defense develops will determine if UCF can avoid a loss.

 

 

24. LSU (9-4)

 

Points: 254. Previous ranking: 18. Opens: Sept. 2 vs. No. 8 Miami (Fla.) in Arlington, Texas (ABC, 7:30)

 

Outlook: Ed Orgeron changed offensive coordinators and brought in Ohio State QB transfer Joe Burrow to help remedy the program’s difficulty throwing the ball. Those changes must to be successful as expectations for the Tigers are to contend in the SEC West, which it has not won since 2011.

 

25. Oklahoma State (10-3)

 

Points: 168. Previous ranking: 14. Opens: Aug. 30 vs. Missouri State (FS1, 8)

 

Outlook: The Cowboys mostly lived on the arm of QB Mason Rudolph last year, but with his departure RB Justice Hill should carry the load of the offense. Most of the key contributors return on defense. DL Jordan Brailford has the potential to break out after six sacks last year.

 

DL Jordan Brailford has the potential to break out after six sacks last year.

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With all the imperial vs metric/football vs football talk, the real question is, who gets stuck with Oz when Revolutionary War 2 drops.

Hull don't have a hand egg team so you don't need to post in this thread homie.

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I cant wait for the Champions League.

 

MLS is getting interesting too with post season approaching. Will watch a couple 1 off games of CR with Juve but my body is ready for Premiere League.

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MLS is getting interesting too with post season approaching. Will watch a couple 1 off games of CR with Juve but my body is ready for Premiere League.

Same here m8. lol

 

Who you got for this season ?

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Same here m8. lol

 

Who you got for this season ?

 

Heart says Liverpool. Head says City. But if we're being realistic, whoever wins the Pulisic sweepstakes.

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Great thread. Can't wait for the championship to start this weekend. My top tip is Nottingham forest.

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Great thread. Can't wait for the championship to start this weekend. My top tip is Nottingham forest.

Lol @ you being such a diva you can't even follow through on your own farewell post.

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Lol @ you being such a diva you can't even follow through on your own farewell post.

I've finished my to do list so thought I'd pop back in to talk football.

I was much more efficient than anticipated.

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Lol @ you being such a diva you can't even follow through on your own farewell post.

 

plz stay on topic mate. 

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Lets take over this can thread.

Do you want me to post the can head photo? Edited by cashfl0w

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man im so stoked for the 2016 World Cup. i hope that Renaldo The Great joins Team Canada and kicks Neymar straight in the nuts.

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Ravens when HOF game 17-16.

 

Jackson looked about as good as you could expect for a rookie and I guess the football was mediocre at best for a preseason game.

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College football is a joke. Usually one dominant team playing a bunch of cans in their league and one decent matchup.

Take your blasphemy and shove it up your **** Roids!

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nfl-announcers-4-jon-gruden-011416-espn-

 

Take your blasphemy and shove it up your **** Roids!

I like college football, but this is now an Oakland Raiders thread mother ****ers!

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nfl-announcers-4-jon-gruden-011416-espn-

 

I like college football, but this is now an Oakland Raiders thread mother ****s!

lol, wrong st8, m8

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That O Line scares me. They already lost a player for the year. He better run for his life this season because Zimmer loves his defense too much to trade someone for a lineman

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nfl-announcers-4-jon-gruden-011416-espn-

 

I like college football, but this is now an Oakland Raiders thread mother ****s!

Aren't they the Las Vegas Raiders now? Or are they just going to play in Las Vegas and remain the Oakland Raiders?

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So the Eagles fanbase raised enough money to put up a billboard in New England right outside of Gillette to remind the Cheats of their SuperBowl 52 loss.

 

https://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/patriots/2018/08/13/eagles-fan-trolling-patriots-with-billboard-near-gillette-stadium/4cCqJOEyF4R7ReB2xn74gK/story.html

 

I thought it was pretty hilarious and it has produced plenty of salt.

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The Giants are going to pay OBJ $95 million over 5 years with $65 million guaranteed. There is no way he lives up to those numbers.

 

He's only played a full season once in his career and once he starts slowing down he will be ineffective because he's only 5'11".

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Boom!!!

 

WVU blasts Tenn for 40 and Grier puts up Heisman numbers while Sills shows why he's a Bilitnikoff finalist.

 

Also, L O Fuc*ing L at Texas!

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that nagger has cost them 2 games in a row

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Dude gotta be on suicide watch

that was a beautiful pass to tie it up as well
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cousins earning that check. The catch by Thilen was amazin though

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cousins earning that check. The catch by Thilen was amazin though

the gap that pass went through, lol

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