Don’t go blaming Jameis. He’s just channeling Walt Whitman. And Dead Poets Society. That movie was skrong.
I too am not a bit tamed—I too am untranslatable;
I sound my barbaric yawp over the
roofscafeteria tables of the world.
It’s week 4 and there’s some good football games to talk about. Listen to Carey and Jeremy argue over Florida/Bama and MSU/LSU plus guess along with Jeremy in the Trick Play Quiz. Surely you can do better than him.
Well there’s little to talk about again this week, so we decided to run through Alabama and Auburn’s schedules and predict the outcomes for both teams. Disclaimer: This is for entertainment purposes only. And of course you wouldn’t want to take our predictions to Vegas anyways because we are historically awful. Listen to it for how bad it is plus we compare Alabama and Auburn position by position. Also a very special guest interview!
Your one stop shop for all things SEC is right here with your trusty ole IgnoRant brothers.
Auburn had their turn first at the mic today and I’ll recap everything of importance for you because that’s how we roll. And because it only takes about 30 seconds.
1) Auburn will play fast
2) Justin Garrett and Jaylon Denson earned medical redshirts
3) Carl Lawson will likely miss most of the season
4) Nick Marshall smokes pot
5) Jonathan Mincy smokes pot (but only after telling kids in the DARE program not to)
Mind = Blown
Stay tuned for more top-notch expert analysis and totally unbiased opinions from SEC Media Days.
Most major conferences are moving to, or are already playing a schedule of 9 conference games. The SEC is not one of those. Thankfully. Don’t get me wrong, it isn’t all good news. The way its set up now, a team will play all 6 divisional games, plus 2 games from the other division, one being the “rival game”. That means it will be YEARS between games (at home) with an out-of-division opponent.
That’s the bad news.
The good news is the SEC is requiring teams to play at least one marquee game with a team from another major conference starting in 2016. Most teams have already started this trend, i.e. Alabama vs Virginia Tech and West Virginia, Auburn vs. Washington State, Kansas State. I don’t know about you, but I’d rather see some interesting non-conference match-ups than one more conference game. Remember the Alabama vs Oklahoma, Auburn vs USC games? Who wouldn’t like a little sweet revenge on those?
With the playoff system going into effect, a loss isn’t quite what it would have been in the BCS era. Scheduling these types of opponents shouldn’t be too much of a concern for top-tier teams of the SEC. Sure we look bad when Oregon stomps a mudhole on Tennessee, but whatever, its still interesting football that we don’t have to wait until Bowl Season to watch. This way we get them sprinkled throughout the season. I’m a fan. So that begs the question….what match-ups would you want to see most?
Ok so we’re not very consistent with the offseason podcasts…we’re trying to change that around here. We’ve got tons of things to catch up on from signing day through spring practice and now the NFL draft.
Who are you most excited about signing with your team? Who will be the underrated guy that steps up? Who gets immediate playing time? Who will be a bust? What did you think of the draft selections? Give us your questions or comments. Reply back to us using the comment section below, Facebook, Twitter, or using the RantLine. Oh yeah and stay tuned for the Holy Grail of Podcasts….The Best of IgnoRants, coming soon!
We’ve got more news coming from the NCAA and this time they’re looking at slowing the game down. Yep. They try to fix one bad rule but then they look to create a new one. Apparently Lord Saban’s disgust for the up tempo offenses has been heard and noted.
A new proposal is in now to keep offenses from snapping the ball until 10 seconds have run off the 40 second clock. If a team snaps the ball early, a 5 yard penalty is enforced.
This is all supposedly being done for the sake of player safety. The idea is that more plays equals more injuries. Now I don’t know about y’all but that’s pretty absurd to me. How many plays per game does a player get injured on? So what’s adding 10-15 more plays? I’m curious to see the injury rate for up tempo teams versus traditional teams. I’m pretty sure this isn’t so much for injury as it is for traditionalist wanting to “protect the game”.
Like my good friend Scott Newman tweeted last night “Auburn had a WR injured in a game where it was raining so for player safety I propose that NO game be played unless conditions are perfect.”
The game is changing and frankly I’m a fan. It’s exciting. I love a good defensive game as much as the next fan, but I also love seeing teams move quicker. I can’t stand a slow game. A fast pace game can make a bad game seem just a little better.
Hey! It’s footbaw! People get hurt! Be tough!
At least one of the stupid rules in college football might be on it’s way out. The NCAA has proposed to take out the 15 yard penalty for targeting if the replay officials overturn the targeting call. That’s right, it didn’t make much sense last year to have a penalty called on your team for targeting, then the replay official overturn the call on the field, yet have the 15 yard penalty remain. I mean WTH?
Who’s idea was it to leave the penalty even if the call was overturned? I can see the penalty staying in cases of an actual penalty being called along with targeting like say a late hit out of bounds and the ref also called for targeting. The targeting might be overturned but the late hit of course stands. That makes perfect sense. But in cases of just a targeting call I have no clue how it was made sense to leave the penalty even after the call was overturned. It was a dumb move to have it in the first place but at least they are in the process of fixing it.
Signing day is all but over guys. All eyes were on Rashaan Evans as he chose Alabama over Auburn. His announcement seemed to be more of a shock to Tide fans than anyone, and his signature just added to what was already an incredible class. That was pretty much it for the drama today. No flips, no one backing out at the last minute, kind of lame if you ask me…
Alabama finished with the #1 class yet again,
paying off grabbing five 5-star recruits including #1 overall Da’Shawn Hand and #9 overall Marlon Humphrey. Alabama went heavy on the big guys in the trenches, but still got plenty of skill players to boot.
Auburn finished #10 with three 5-star recruits of their own. They were also able to keep Roc Thomas who made a late visit to Jacksonville State, now home of his former HS coach. It’s cliche to say, but Auburn did fill the areas of need, namely WR, LB, DB. The Tigers added #1 JUCO player overall D’haquille Williams (WR), and 5 star LB Tre Williams.
With both teams already at the top, keeping the coaching staffs mostly intact, and reloading with top recruiting classes, look for even more dominance in college football from the great state of Alabama. Can the Iron Bowl get any better?
Well hey there folks! Remember us? Your two favorite IgnoRant brothers? We’ve given the dust time to settle from the 2013 College Football year, but it’s time now to dive back in and this time it’s to take a look at newest members joining our favorite teams. These will hopefully be the names we’re gonna get to know and scream from the tops of our lungs for the next few years.
As always, there’s usually going to be some signing day drama. We all know it’s possible for one or two guys to flip to the rival on signing day. Plus there’s usually some nice surprises that get added at last minute. You never know what to expect. Will Alabama finish #1? Can Auburn hold on to Roc Thomas? And which team will land Rashaan Evans? We’re going to find out tomorrow!
We won’t cover it up to the minute like all the other guys out there with all that energy (and a paycheck to do so), but you can be sure to find a good rant or two devoted to National Signing Day right here on Igno-Rants.com. Make sure to read up on all our posts and get those questions and comments sent in to us in time for the podcast coming soon.
RTR / WDE