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2008 CFN (College Football News) SEC Preview
College Football News ^ | 3 Aug 2008 | Pete Fiutak

Posted on 08/07/2008 12:37:56 PM PDT by GOP_Raider

Oh sure, there have been some legendary SEC coaches from Shug Jordan to General Neyland to The Bear, but when the 2008 season kicks off it’ll be the start of a new era of SEC football. Call it the renaissance or call it everyone keeping up in the arms race, but make no mistake about it, this is the greatest collection of college coaches to ever occupy one league at the same time.

Five of the coaches (Phil Fulmer, Steve Spurrier, Les Miles, Urban Meyer and Nick Saban) have won national titles, Tommy Tuberville did everything but win the national championship in 2004, and Mark Richt has been hanging around the national title ever since he took over at Georgia and has the team to break through this season. Rich Brooks, Houston Nutt, Sylvester Croom and Bobby Johnson are SEC veterans who have all fielded strong teams over the last few seasons.

Forget about the apprenticeships and the grace periods and the old college try, this is an all-star collection with several future hall-of-famers and crusty veterans who know everything there is to know about the SEC. They know all the talent, all the fan bases, and they’ve been through all the wars and have survived long enough to still have jobs in the more pressure packed of college conferences.

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Okay, if you SEC folk are gonna fight, do it outside, we just cleaned the carpet!
1 posted on 08/07/2008 12:37:56 PM PDT by GOP_Raider
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To: ABG(anybody but Gore); aft_lizard; Archie Bunker on steroids; Auntbee; Bad~Rodeo; Bat_Chemist; ...
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2 posted on 08/07/2008 12:39:38 PM PDT by GOP_Raider (Sarah Palin can be my running mate anytime.)
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To: GOP_Raider
My Dad played center for LSU in the 30's.

He hated Neyland with a passion.

Always said that Neyland's Tennessee teams were the dirtiest players he ever faced.

3 posted on 08/07/2008 12:43:17 PM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys: Can't drive, can't fly, can't ski, can't skipper a boat; but they know what's best for us)
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To: GOP_Raider

Not sure about CFN, they carry a Hussein Obama ad.


4 posted on 08/07/2008 12:49:39 PM PDT by AxelPaulsenJr (300 Million People Going Bust Over High Gasoline Prices and Hussein Obama Wants to Hug Trees.)
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To: AxelPaulsenJr

Where is it, I don’t see it?


5 posted on 08/07/2008 12:51:09 PM PDT by GOP_Raider (Sarah Palin can be my running mate anytime.)
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To: N. Theknow

I’m guessing you’re not a Vols fan.


6 posted on 08/07/2008 12:51:22 PM PDT by SmithL (Drill Dammit!)
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To: N. Theknow; SmithL

Once I’m done reading all of the “Civil War” books I have lined up (or when I turn 40 whichever comes first) I’ll have to see if I can find a history of football in the SEC tome. It’d be something well worth reading IMO.


7 posted on 08/07/2008 12:56:08 PM PDT by GOP_Raider (Sarah Palin can be my running mate anytime.)
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To: GOP_Raider

War Eagle!


8 posted on 08/07/2008 12:57:06 PM PDT by Jemian (Politics is just choking good sense.)
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To: GOP_Raider

Skooz’s SEC Football Preview for 2008:

Once again, top to bottom, the best conference in the country. Period.

Skooz’s SEC Football Preview has been brought to you by: Skooz’s mom, proud birth mother of Skooz who hopes you have enjoyed this presentation; and

Mrs. Skooz, who lets Skooz play on the computer instead of mowing the lawn.


9 posted on 08/07/2008 12:58:23 PM PDT by Skooz (Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us)
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To: GOP_Raider
It was on the right hand side of the page that came up for me. I will try to see if it comes up again.

Regards,

Axel.

10 posted on 08/07/2008 12:58:44 PM PDT by AxelPaulsenJr (300 Million People Going Bust Over High Gasoline Prices and Hussein Obama Wants to Hug Trees.)
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To: GOP_Raider
It was on the right hand side of the page that came up for me. I will try to see if it comes up again.

Regards,

Axel.

11 posted on 08/07/2008 12:58:47 PM PDT by AxelPaulsenJr (300 Million People Going Bust Over High Gasoline Prices and Hussein Obama Wants to Hug Trees.)
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To: GOP_Raider

Lower right hand corner of page.


12 posted on 08/07/2008 1:04:30 PM PDT by AxelPaulsenJr (300 Million People Going Bust Over High Gasoline Prices and Hussein Obama Wants to Hug Trees.)
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To: AxelPaulsenJr

Okay, I think I know what that is...

That’s a randomly generated “sponsored links” portion and that’s not a CFN thing, it’s a Google thing. Google does that for a whole bunch of sites and I get B. Hussein links on there all of the time. If memory serves, if there’s any mention of the “Messiah” on your browser, Google’s generator on that page will figure it out and say “oh, here, this guy must be one of ‘those’”, ergo, the link.

At least that’s my best educated guess.


13 posted on 08/07/2008 1:09:51 PM PDT by GOP_Raider (Sarah Palin can be my running mate anytime.)
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To: GOP_Raider
One Bold Prediction
Not only will Georgia not win the national title and not only will it not win the SEC, it’ll have to battle to win the East. While the team will be among the three best in America, things won’t go as expected because of three things: schedule, schedule, schedule. It’s asking way too much for anyone to get through unscathed at South Carolina, at LSU and at Auburn while hosting Alabama and Tennessee. Of course, there’s the Florida showdown to deal with, too..

I don't disagree with this. As tony Barnhart of the AJC said, right team, wrond year. Brutal schedule. I like auburn chances of beating UGA as they will be coming off 3 road games in a row including Florida and LSU.

14 posted on 08/07/2008 1:10:24 PM PDT by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: Wyatt's Torch

Of course if your an Ohio State and Big Ten fan, you might as well declare all of the teams in the SEC national co-champions and be done with the season!


15 posted on 08/07/2008 1:13:19 PM PDT by buckalfa (confused and bewildered)
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To: SmithL
I’m guessing you’re not a Vols fan.

My Dad wasn't.

As for me, I lived outside of my native South for 33 years and finally returned 3 years ago.

I lived in Big 8 (now Big 12), Big 10 (actually 11) Big East and Ivy League.

Been to Colorado/Nebraska, Minnesota/Wisconsin, Michigan/Ohio State, Army/Navy, Yale/Harvard (Why they call it THE GAME is beyond me) games and was not impressed.

There is nothing like SEC football.

I would probably make the best SEC commissioner ever as I like every team in the SEC.

BTW - Vandy is looking for a pushover for their Homecoming game, think they can get Ohio State?

OK, I like some more than others.

But seriously, Southern and especially SEC football is a religion.

I still have my Sugar Bowl program from Alabama/Arkansas in 1961.

Catholic church doesn't do as well in the South because nobody would make Saturday Mass.

I know a girl who's Mother (make that her Mama) made her break up with her boyfriend because he did not wear a coat and tie to the 1966 Alabama/Auburn game.

I even subscribe to newspapers Saturday and Sunday editions in the Fall so I can read about SEC football.

Newspapers in the North, Midwest, West don't cover football like Southern papers. Even the liberal rags do a great job. The local rag here has a special edition Thursday before the season that has a section each for high school, College and Pro teams.

Hell's Belles, the local high school in Lakeland has a Jumbotron scoreboard.

I went to school at The Citadel and still followed SEC football since The Cid only played possum football - Played dead at home and got killed on the road.

Getting back to Tennessee, Dad hated them but some of his best stories were from those games.

Top to bottom in the SEC, how does any school manage to get through the season undefeated?

16 posted on 08/07/2008 1:13:25 PM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys: Can't drive, can't fly, can't ski, can't skipper a boat; but they know what's best for us)
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To: buckalfa
Of course if your an Ohio State and Big Ten fan, you might as well declare all of the teams in the SEC national co-champions and be done with the season!

Exactly! OSU needs to hope all the SEC teams beat each other up...again.

17 posted on 08/07/2008 1:18:28 PM PDT by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: Wyatt's Torch

Yep — I am an OSU alum that now lives in the southland.
Nothing in the Big Ten resembles the vibrance and intensity of Saturday game day in the SEC.


18 posted on 08/07/2008 1:23:31 PM PDT by buckalfa (confused and bewildered)
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To: GOP_Raider
Once I’m done reading all of the “Civil War” books I have lined up (or when I turn 40 whichever comes first) I’ll have to see if I can find a history of football in the SEC tome. It’d be something well worth reading IMO.

Some of my best books are my Dad's college yearbooks, 1933-1937, and The Fighting Tigers I and II.

19 posted on 08/07/2008 1:27:00 PM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys: Can't drive, can't fly, can't ski, can't skipper a boat; but they know what's best for us)
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To: GOP_Raider
Have you ever been to an SEC game?

You "FEEL" the experience when you get within 10 miles of the stadium and it builds all the way to kick-off.

Then it gets crazy!

20 posted on 08/07/2008 1:30:40 PM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys: Can't drive, can't fly, can't ski, can't skipper a boat; but they know what's best for us)
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To: Wyatt's Torch

Georgia’s tough schedule also could help. Florida won the national title in 2006 after having played Tennessee, Alabama, Auburn, LSU, Georgia, South Carolina and FSU. Oh, they also went to Vanderbilt that year as well- never an easy game in Nashville.


21 posted on 08/07/2008 1:32:05 PM PDT by bobjam
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To: N. Theknow

I haven’t. I’ve been meaning to do that at some point in my life I just don’t know when—or even where, since I’d have all 12 teams fan bases saying “oh, you’ve gotta come to Baton Rouge, oh you gotta check out Gainesville” and so on.


22 posted on 08/07/2008 1:37:32 PM PDT by GOP_Raider (Sarah Palin can be my running mate anytime.)
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To: N. Theknow

Don’t worry. Hopefully Appalachian State will take it easy on LSU (anything can happen).


23 posted on 08/07/2008 1:41:41 PM PDT by personalaccts (Is George W going to protect the border?)
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To: GOP_Raider
Put the college names in a hat and pick.

You can't go wrong.

24 posted on 08/07/2008 1:45:17 PM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys: Can't drive, can't fly, can't ski, can't skipper a boat; but they know what's best for us)
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To: GOP_Raider

ROLL TIDE,gonna be a interesting year.

Alabama 27

Auburn 13


25 posted on 08/07/2008 1:56:15 PM PDT by silentreignofheroes (Old Dogs and Children,and Watermelon Wine.)
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To: GOP_Raider

Bah, CFN has about the wost coverage of non BCS conferences around..


26 posted on 08/07/2008 2:07:57 PM PDT by N3WBI3 (Ah, arrogance and stupidity all in the same package. How efficient of you. -- Londo Mollari)
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To: GOP_Raider

Bah, CFN has about the wost coverage of non BCS conferences around.. So Ill enjoy the SEC, PAC10- Big 10, .... but they wont have anything in depth to say about the MAC


27 posted on 08/07/2008 2:08:30 PM PDT by N3WBI3 (Ah, arrogance and stupidity all in the same package. How efficient of you. -- Londo Mollari)
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To: personalaccts
Don’t worry. Hopefully Appalachian State will take it easy on LSU (anything can happen).

The Mountaineers seem to have the same motto as the SEC: Speed kills. And we've got speed.

That, and a heaping helping of over-confidence stunned Michigan last year.

Few teams have been able to sneak up on Les Miles' staff and the Boys from Boone have made a lot of noise in the South for the last three years.

It shapes up to be probably the most interesting start to a season ever with two National Champions from their respective divisions facing each other.

Which will be the deciding factor in the game?

LSU's newbie QB, Appalachian State's "Last year was no fluke mentality",or the Tiger Stadium mystique and LSU roster depth?

Gotta love it!

SEC Football - Why God invented Fall!

28 posted on 08/07/2008 2:08:45 PM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys: Can't drive, can't fly, can't ski, can't skipper a boat; but they know what's best for us)
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To: N. Theknow

I grew up in Chareston county so I was a big Citadel fan—of course we lost a lot but the occassional win against VMI always saved the season.
Then back in 1978 I moved upstate—smack dab on the border between Clemson and Carolina country.
I like to root for the local team so I had to choose between garnet and orange.
It was hard at first but it seemed that every Clemson fan I ran into was such an obnoxious sob I had to go with the Gamecocks.
I’ve been paying for it ever since :(
But we have Spurrier so there’s still hope.
Unlike our last coach Lou Holtz,he ain’t near burned out.


29 posted on 08/07/2008 2:16:14 PM PDT by Happy Rain ("They Are Not Your Daddy's' Fascists."..")
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To: bobjam

True,Vandy used to be everybodys homecomming game wish,but the Commodores are a real fight now—same goes for Kentucky.
If all the other schools in America had to play a schedule like the SEC teams do—I wonder what their rankings would be?


30 posted on 08/07/2008 2:22:15 PM PDT by Happy Rain ("They Are Not Your Daddy's' Fascists."..")
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To: silentreignofheroes

Roll Tide! I believe it’s going to be a good year!


31 posted on 08/07/2008 2:23:58 PM PDT by bamagirl1944 (That's short for Alabama, not Obama)
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To: Happy Rain

I agree, there are no gimmes in the SEC anymore.


32 posted on 08/07/2008 2:25:35 PM PDT by dfwgator ( This tag blank until football season.)
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To: N. Theknow
Personally I would still take Army-Navy over anything else. Though I started out at SEC Carolina, I have become a rabid Navy Fan.

I have a lot of respect for el Cid (though I didn't go there) However you guys were was the first win I ever saw at home, ending the the long winter for Navy Football.

In 09 OSU had better not think that Navy will be a pushover game.

Go Navy! Beat Army!
33 posted on 08/07/2008 2:30:11 PM PDT by Little_shoe ("For Sailor MEN in Battle fair since fighting days of old have earned the right.to the blue and gold)
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To: Happy Rain
I grew up in Chareston county so I was a big Citadel fan

That was you?

Thanks!

Seriously, I had a great experience in Charleston.

I won't say I was raised in a strict household with my Dad as a Colonel, but my faculty advisor at The Cid said I was the only person he had seen come through there that looked upon it as a party school.

I still go back at least once a year. I was a Summerall Guard AND Senior Private, so I am always there for Corps Day when the new Guard get their rifles. Some things are just important.

34 posted on 08/07/2008 2:31:07 PM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys: Can't drive, can't fly, can't ski, can't skipper a boat; but they know what's best for us)
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To: GOP_Raider

Just waiting for the first UT person to point out that Fulmer should also be holding a trophy, along with Meyer and Miles.

35 posted on 08/07/2008 2:32:14 PM PDT by dfwgator ( This tag blank until football season.)
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To: bamagirl1944
Roll Tide! I believe it’s going to be a good year!

"It's Rollin' Baby, it's Rollin'" ;)

36 posted on 08/07/2008 2:33:14 PM PDT by dfwgator ( This tag blank until football season.)
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To: Little_shoe
I have a lot of respect for el Cid (though I didn't go there) However you guys were was the first win I ever saw at home, ending the the long winter for Navy Football.

Thanks. Glad our "trade school" was able to make your "trade school" experience better.

37 posted on 08/07/2008 2:34:49 PM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys: Can't drive, can't fly, can't ski, can't skipper a boat; but they know what's best for us)
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To: Jemian

War Eagle back at ya, Jemian. Bad to lose Aaron Savage already. Hope his surgery and recovery go well.


38 posted on 08/07/2008 2:42:36 PM PDT by auboy (Men who cannot deceive others are very often successful at deceiving themselves. Samuel Johnson)
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To: dfwgator
Just waiting for the first UT person to point out that Fulmer should also be holding a trophy

Maybe he ate it? :)

39 posted on 08/07/2008 3:43:30 PM PDT by GOP_Raider (Sarah Palin can be my running mate anytime.)
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To: N. Theknow

I have a nephew who attended the Citadel about six years ago—did three years but never finished—didn’t get the “ring.”

His freshman class,however,was all male so he was able to suffer knob year the traditional way (he’s still a little hard of hearing).
He said it was hell,but he noticed the men in the other classes that were co-ed gave him added respect.
I wish he would go back and finish.


40 posted on 08/07/2008 3:56:34 PM PDT by Happy Rain ("They Are Not Your Daddy's' Fascists."..")
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To: N. Theknow

The SEC of Division 1-AA is the Southern Conference. It’s going to be a good year. App does have some inexperience in the secondary so it’ll be interesting. I just hope for a good game and not a a@@ kicking.


41 posted on 08/07/2008 4:12:13 PM PDT by personalaccts (Is George W going to protect the border?)
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To: GOP_Raider

I’m so glad it’s time for these threads to come back. T-3 weeks (almost to the minute) and counting!


42 posted on 08/07/2008 4:18:54 PM PDT by Turbopilot (iumop ap!sdn w,I 'aw dlaH)
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To: Turbopilot

Believe you me, I’ve been itching to get them posted. If this season is anything last season...


43 posted on 08/07/2008 4:24:10 PM PDT by GOP_Raider (Sarah Palin can be my running mate anytime.)
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To: dfwgator

Not only that but it looks like he’s holding a doughnut, and that’s my team. LOL


44 posted on 08/07/2008 4:55:16 PM PDT by eyedigress
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To: GOP_Raider

Nice touch on Fulmers man boobs as well.


45 posted on 08/07/2008 5:34:54 PM PDT by Georgia
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To: bobjam

If UGA only loses 1 game like Florida that year, then they should be in the BCS Championship Game. It will also depend on when they lose. Auburn beat Florida in 2006 in mid-October. If UGA loses to Florida in late-October or Auburn in mid-November it could hurt them more. Of course, if things were as wild as last year, all bets are off...


46 posted on 08/07/2008 6:00:57 PM PDT by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: dfwgator

Excellent work! Miles ht is way too small though...love the Saban money bags. Perfect.


47 posted on 08/07/2008 6:02:55 PM PDT by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: GOP_Raider

I was istening to ESPN radio tonight and they seemed to think that its LSU-Auburn winner playing the Georgia-Forida winner. But they were curious about Mississippi State. They won 8 games last year so it will be interesting to see if they can comnntinue to improve.


48 posted on 08/07/2008 6:52:00 PM PDT by fkabuckeyesrule (I knew there was a reason I supported Phil Gramm in 1996!!!!)
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To: GOP_Raider
****Once I’m done reading all of the “Civil War” books I have lined up****

I've got a couple of civil war book too. I bought the Doris Goodwin book awhile back and I bought another book called "1958". As soon as I finish up my book on Teddy Roosevelt I'll get started on those civil war books.

49 posted on 08/07/2008 6:54:36 PM PDT by fkabuckeyesrule (I knew there was a reason I supported Phil Gramm in 1996!!!!)
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To: fkabuckeyesrule

Miss St played some very solid defense down the stretch. They could end up being more of a spoiler than anything else IMO. You really have to give some serious credit to Croom for keeping them competitive.


50 posted on 08/07/2008 6:54:43 PM PDT by GOP_Raider (Sarah Palin can be my running mate anytime.)
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