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Who will be this years Texas?

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Unleash Hell, Aug 8, 2011.

  1. Unleash Hell

    Unleash Hell Well-Known Member

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    Who will go from very good to losing record or dramatic dropoff. My vote is Auburn.

    I don't know if they will have a losing season, but they are gonna have a huge dropoff after losing the best offensive and defensive player in 2010, only return 3 total starters and have a much tougher schedule than last year.
    After looking at their schedule from last year, it was pretty damn easy especially for an SEC team. Their only tough road game was Alabama and they had to have their biggest comeback in school history to win that game. Auburn also had 7 games that were decided by 7 points or less.

    I have a friend thats an Auburn fan and he keeps saying minimum 10 wins for the Tigers, I think he is delusional and in for a big dissapointment.
     
  2. Quattro

    Quattro Banned BANNED Club Member

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    Auburn.
     
  3. CVilleBuff

    CVilleBuff Club Member Club Member

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    Don't see Auburn finishing any higher than 4th in the SEC West. Phil Steele has them 6th. They should go back to where they were in '09 before the rent-a-QB: ~5-7. They've got a solid Mississippi State team visiting them on 9/10 followed by a 9/17 roadie to Clemson, if they don't get both of those then the bandwagon will start to empty. Fine with me, Chizik is a douche
     
  4. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Your friend is extremely delusional. Auburn is an easy choice for this thread, but I am going to throw out Oregon. They will not fall as far as Texas, but I could see them finishing outside the top 10.
     
  5. Clean Undies

    Clean Undies Flagship of the 12-Pac Club Member

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    Auburn came immediately to mind.

    It wouldn't break my heart to see Ohio State, USC and Oregon hit a bump in the road.
     
  6. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    Not a bad choice. They lost a LOT. Here is another: Boise.
     
  7. SuperiorBuff

    SuperiorBuff Well-Known Member

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    Ohio St. I can see them finishing the season unranked.
     
  8. buffaholic

    buffaholic Club Member Club Member

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    Auburn is the easy choice. I think Florida will struggle (sort of again), as will USC. Not sold on their staffs at all.

    r.
     
  9. NW Buff

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    Stanford
     
  10. J.R. Ewing

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    Auburn for certain. If they make a bowl game, they've done well for themselves.
    TCU. They've graduated an awful lot of talent. They'll win quite a few games given the number of cupcakes they face, but they won't win the division and won't win games convincingly.
     
  11. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    I hope you're right. If we could luck into them being a dysfunctional mess and steal one like UCLA did at UT last year, it changes a hell of a lot in regard to our bowl chances.
     
  12. buffedup

    buffedup Cooler than a Popsicle Stand. Club Member

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    Texas.
     
  13. fervorfactor

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    I agree. The Tressel/Pryor fiasco will affect this team deeply. If you've seen any interviews with Luke Fickell, even if you were a stout Buckeye fan, you gotta be scared. Luke doesn't have the force. Huskers likely will slay them in Lincoln. I think Auburn falling off a cliff is a given. Oregon could be a casualty also. They lost a lot of talent and defenses may have figured them out. If LSU beats them easily the first game of the year.........death spiral.
     
  14. GoBuffs08

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    Ohio St. I can see them outside the top 25, when after the bowl they were an easy pick to win the Big 10.
     
  15. Mick Ronson

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    outside Aubie, this was my guess. they could win 6 or 10, hard to know.
     
  16. MtnBuff

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    I would like to see Ohio State and Oregon have a big drop off and both might. Ohio State lost a number of key players they expected to have and are facing a change of HC at the same time. Oregon lost a number of key players as well and they will be targeted by a lot of teams, no sneaking up on people.

    With all that Auburn is the logical choice. As stated before in this thread they are replacing just about everybody. At the same time the SEC includes no breaks, even the worst teams have a load of talent and after last year it is going to be easy for opponents to get their teams up to play Auburn. Start losing and the SEC teams will smell blood.
     
  17. Hugegroove

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    Georgia- I think they have a ton of injuries at key positions
     
  18. Duff Man

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    I know people question the OL more than anything, but I actually think they will be okay there. I think the bigger question is whether Chris Owusu can stay healthy. They have the RBs in Taylor and Wilkerson, but can they get enough production out of the WRs?
     
  19. NW Buff

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    They have a fairly favorable schedule but they can't duplicate last year. I don't know much about Shaw but I think they will really miss Harbaugh on the sidelines.
     
  20. Lt.Col.FrankSlade

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    I think Oklahoma State is going to step back some. They are preseason #8.

    They have games AT Texas A&M, AT Texas, AT Missouri, AT Texas Tech, and host Arizona and Oklahoma.
     
  21. GregInArlington

    GregInArlington Well-Known Member

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    Heywood The actual El Guapo Club Member

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    can texas be this years texas? I would really enjoy that.
     
  24. BehindEnemyLines

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    Notre Dumb.


    I can't wait to see the Middies kick their golden domes again.
     
  25. El Gringo

    El Gringo Pura Vida Club Member

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    I thought this was about teams that have been good in recent times, but will have a bad season this year? When was the last time ND was good?
     
  26. ZKobalt

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    Outside Auburn.... TCU
     
  27. Clean Undies

    Clean Undies Flagship of the 12-Pac Club Member

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    Did you look at TCU's 2011 schedule before posting?
    TCU looks like they may repeat as the best college team in Texas. Looks like 2 or 3 losses max and a bowl game.

    2011 TCU Football Schedule
    Sept. 3 - at Baylor
    Sept. 10 - at Air Force*
    Sept. 17 - vs. Louisiana-Monroe
    Sept. 24 - vs. Portland State
    Oct. 1 - vs. SMU
    Oct. 8 - at San Diego State*
    Oct. 22 - vs. New Mexico*
    Oct. 28 - vs. BYU^, 7 p.m. (ESPN2)
    Nov. 5 - at Wyoming*
    Nov. 12 - at Boise State*
    Nov. 19 - vs. Colorado State*
    Dec. 3 - vs. UNLV*
    *Mountain West Conference game
    ^at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas
     
  28. Mick Ronson

    Mick Ronson Well-Known Member

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    i think ATM will be pretty good, easy OOC (as usual). though, TCU will have to replace Andy Dalton....who seems like he was TCU's QB for 7 years.
     
  29. ZKobalt

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    I think they'll go 8-4.
     
  30. Unleash Hell

    Unleash Hell Well-Known Member

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    They'll lose one of the two of Baylor and AFA. And then a loss to Boise
     

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