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FSU 2013-14 the best college football team of all time?
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Posted on 02/02/2014 2:11:20 PM PST by 2harddrive

Is the FSU 2013-14 team the best college football team of all time? Oklahoma, Alabama, Ohio State, Miami, and even the Florida Gaytors have all fielded excellent teams. But which is the BEST of all time? One person I know insists it is this year's FSU team. But, what say YOU?


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Is the FSU 2013-14 team the best college football team of all time? Oklahoma, Alabama, Ohio State, Miami, and even the Florida Gaytors have all fielded excellent teams. But which is the BEST of all time? One person I know insists it is this year's FSU team. But, what say YOU?
1 posted on 02/02/2014 2:11:20 PM PST by 2harddrive
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To: 2harddrive

1995 Nebraska Cornhuskers, destroying #2 Florida 62-14. Tommie Frazier’s 75yd TD run, one of the best highlights ever.


2 posted on 02/02/2014 2:14:26 PM PST by WesG (Without geometry, life is pointless.....)
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To: 2harddrive

oops, Fat-finger typo. Nebraska 62, Florida 24.


3 posted on 02/02/2014 2:16:09 PM PST by WesG (Without geometry, life is pointless.....)
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To: WesG

good god no, they were close to being blown out until the 4th quarter


4 posted on 02/02/2014 2:17:26 PM PST by StevieRay20
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To: 2harddrive

Let me *think* - Didn’t FSU have some weaknesses on defense this year?


5 posted on 02/02/2014 2:19:39 PM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: WesG

1995 Nebraska Cornhuskers

Absolutely! They beat 4 top ten teams by an average of over 20 pts.


6 posted on 02/02/2014 2:19:41 PM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: 2harddrive
Rutgers beats Princeton in 1869!

Rutgers 6 Princeton 4

College Field, New Brunswick, NJ

7 posted on 02/02/2014 2:23:17 PM PST by Young Werther (Julius Caesar said "Quae cum ita sunt. Since these things are so.".)
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To: 2harddrive

So,what’s in your punch bowl?


8 posted on 02/02/2014 2:24:15 PM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: 2harddrive

Texas didn’t lose a game for 3 years [30 game win streak] until they were upset by Notre Dame in 1971 in the Cotton Bowl. Crucial play was Joe Theisman’s “quick kick” on 3rd down for Notre Dame when they were backed up to their end zone ...


9 posted on 02/02/2014 2:27:23 PM PST by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...)
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To: 2harddrive

This is comical.

They aren’t even in the top 25 of all time.


10 posted on 02/02/2014 2:34:02 PM PST by jra
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To: WesG

The 1971 Nebraska team with Johnny Rodgers. They were the undefeated national champions, beating Alabama 38-6 in the Orange Bowl.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1971_Nebraska_Cornhuskers_football_team


11 posted on 02/02/2014 2:40:36 PM PST by NKP_Vet ("I got a good Christian raisin', and 8th grade education, aint no need ya'll treatin' me this way")
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To: WesG

Right team, but maybe the wrong year....

1971 Nebraksa Cornhuskers beat Oklahoma in the “Game of the Century”...Jerry Tagge, Johnny Rogers...Lyle Bremser doing the play-by-play - “Man, woman, and child, I never thought I’d live so long to see a football game like this...”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6Yh867H4Sg

The Sporting News voted the 1971 Nebraska team, “The Best Team” of the last 125 years. This vote may have taken place before Nebraska’s 1995 season, however, so you may be right ;-)

Either way, it damn sure ain’t FSU.


12 posted on 02/02/2014 2:46:57 PM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: 2harddrive
This really depends on how you measure excellence in college football. A team's record isn't even relevant to this discussion because every team under consideration for this honor would have been unbeaten for that particular season.

So you end up using other measures like strength of schedule and margins of victory. The 2013 FSU team falls flat because of a weak schedule.

The 1971 Nebraska team is rated by many experts to be the best of all time, mainly because of its overwhelming margins of victory and a schedule that included many top teams.

The 1995 Nebraska team probably stands out for one number alone: 27 of the players on that team later played in the NFL. To give you a sense of how amazing that number is, just realize that there are only 22 starting offensive and defensive players on a football team. Throw in up to four more "starters" (punter, kicker, punt returner and kick returner) and you still only get to 26.

13 posted on 02/02/2014 2:47:40 PM PST by Alberta's Child ("I've never seen such a conclave of minstrels in my life.")
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To: 2harddrive

Hard to say but players are bigger/stronger/faster pretty much every year. Training methods and facilities of today would astound a player from the 60s.

So it’s pretty much impossible to make valid comparisons over several decades in my view.


14 posted on 02/02/2014 2:50:21 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: Huskrrrr
1995 Nebraska Cornhuskers Absolutely! They beat 4 top ten teams by an average of over 20 pts.

Without a doubt - the best.

15 posted on 02/02/2014 2:50:27 PM PST by Digger
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To: bigbob

Yes, Bigbob, you are right... it’s tough to pick between the ‘71 and ‘95 Huskers. Coin-flip. But JRA is right. This year’s FSU team ain’t even in the Top 25.


16 posted on 02/02/2014 2:50:34 PM PST by WesG (Without geometry, life is pointless.....)
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To: 2harddrive

FSU best? Nope.


17 posted on 02/02/2014 2:50:46 PM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Did the ancients know they were ancients? Or did they see themselves as presents?)
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To: 2harddrive
Probably Nebraska '71 or Nebraska '95.

Miami '01?

FSU '13-'14 isn't close. I might even pick Army '45 over FSU '13-'14 based on what I've read, but I never saw that Army team play.

18 posted on 02/02/2014 2:52:45 PM PST by Scoutmaster (I'd rather be at Philmont)
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To: StevieRay20

If being up 35-10 at the half is close to being blown out then I guess you’re right.


19 posted on 02/02/2014 2:55:02 PM PST by Ray54
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To: All

1971 Nebraska best team ever

That year, the final national polls had Nebraska #1, Oklahoma #2, Colorado #3....all from the Big 8 Conference

Not only 1971 Nebraska was the top team ever...the Big 8 that season may have been the best conference season ever


20 posted on 02/02/2014 2:59:36 PM PST by SeminoleCounty (A Theory is not a Fact....It is not called the "Fact of Evolution")
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To: 2harddrive

The 1966 Michigan State Spartans, led by Bubba Smith, who lost their national championship bid due to a tie with Notre Dame........


21 posted on 02/02/2014 3:02:36 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (I think I've lost my mojo.....)
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22 posted on 02/02/2014 3:03:33 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: 2harddrive

Seriously. They played a 3rd rate schedule and were down to a mediocre Auburn team for team for 3 quarters. Who self destructed. Nebraska 71, Oklahoma with the Selmons, Miami with Vinnie, Texas with Vince Young, Alabama 3 of last 4 years................not even close


23 posted on 02/02/2014 3:11:28 PM PST by CrouchingTiger620 (is it possible to 45th worse out of 44)
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To: 2harddrive

Impossible to say.

I remember Pittsburgh seemed unbeatable for a while. Miami, Florida and FSU all had great ones.

Nebraska, Alabama, Oklahoma, Notre Dame during the Parsegian years, Texas, Auburn the list just goes on and on.


24 posted on 02/02/2014 3:20:47 PM PST by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: Young Werther

Back when football was played by men.


25 posted on 02/02/2014 3:21:21 PM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: 2harddrive

Not even close. There are several teams who didn’t win the national title who I believe could have beaten this FSU team. I’m not even sure that this year’s FSU team is the best FSU team of all-time.


26 posted on 02/02/2014 3:40:47 PM PST by CommerceComet (Ignore the GOP-e. Cruz to victory in 2016.)
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To: 2harddrive
Is the FSU 2013-14 team the best college football team of all time?

The 2012 Crimson Tide might have a better case. The 2013 Seminoles faced a very weak schedule and didn't even look like the best team in the Rose Bowl stadium for much of the title game.
27 posted on 02/02/2014 3:43:52 PM PST by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: 2harddrive

1995 Nebraska Cornhuskers.

Period.


28 posted on 02/02/2014 3:47:25 PM PST 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: WesG
Nebraska 62, Florida 24.

Yep. And the game wasn't even that close.

IIRC, Nebraska had 524 rushing yards. Florida had -28.

29 posted on 02/02/2014 3:49:17 PM PST 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: 2harddrive
Way back in the middle '80s, I went to GA Southern, and one of the few away games our band got to go to was Florida State. Yes, their football team won, but our two bands had a big ol' party after the game. Made a lot of friends.

So I say Go 'Noles. And Go Eagles, for that matter.

30 posted on 02/02/2014 3:58:18 PM PST by real saxophonist
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To: real saxophonist
Another reason to like GA Southern: The Hugo Bowl. I was there:


31 posted on 02/02/2014 4:02:04 PM PST by real saxophonist
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To: 2harddrive

1995 Nebraska. They could have easily hung 75+ on Florida in the title game (the starters were all out midway through the 4th quarter) and Florida was 12-0 and played a tough schedule. That Nebraska team was otherworldly and mean.


32 posted on 02/02/2014 5:10:14 PM PST by gopno1
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To: WesG
1995 Nebraska Cornhuskers, destroying #2 Florida 62-14. Tommie Frazier’s 75yd TD run, one of the best highlights ever.

I agree...Nobody was ever going to beat that team.

33 posted on 02/02/2014 5:13:04 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: gopno1

The Gators are still trying to tackle Tommie.

What’s funny is that Tommie’s brother wound up playing for UF.


34 posted on 02/02/2014 5:14:20 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: 2harddrive

Nope, ACC was weak....FSU fans should admit that...plus they played my horrible Gators....JMHO.


35 posted on 02/02/2014 5:17:36 PM PST by yield 2 the right
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To: dfwgator

That’s right, he did. That game was ridiculous. Truthfully though, that Florida team was as good—if not better—than some of the champions from 2000-2010. I think 1995 Florida was actually a better team than the one next year that won it.

I don’t want to take anything away from anyone who has won it though. Every team was good in their own right, but some were clearly better than others. 2001 Miami was excellent as well and very difficult to play with if they were hitting on all cylinders.


36 posted on 02/02/2014 5:22:10 PM PST by gopno1
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To: StevieRay20

Since the game, it has been revealed that Auburn, using inside information, was stealing the FSU signals. After realizing what was going on, sheets were utilized to obscure the signals being sent into the FSU huddle. The final scoring from that point on was, 31-10, FSU.

Now you know the rest of the story.


37 posted on 02/02/2014 5:24:56 PM PST by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: yield 2 the right

Spoken like a true Gator fan...


38 posted on 02/02/2014 5:26:22 PM PST by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: 2harddrive

2001 Miami or the 1995 Cornhuskers. Tons of NFL talent on those teams.


39 posted on 02/02/2014 5:41:10 PM PST by Paradox (Unexpected things coming for the next few years.)
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To: 2harddrive

IIRC, that 95 Nebraska team was just about to score again from inside the five with the third and fourth stringers and they just killed the ball.

Bud Wilkinson’s mid-50s Oklahoma team might have been pretty OK when winning 47 straight.

The 71 Big 8 Conference was exceptionally dominant with Nebraska, OU, Colorado,Iowa State going I think 11-0;10-1;9-2;8-3 respectively.


40 posted on 02/02/2014 6:22:44 PM PST by Rockpile
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To: Rockpile

Oops, Nebraska played an extra game, went 12-0 and then thrashed number two Alabama 38-6 .


41 posted on 02/02/2014 6:37:54 PM PST by Rockpile
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To: 2harddrive

Don’t think FSU is even in the equation. When I thin k of best college teams in my time of watching I think of those ‘68 Buckeyes. ‘71 and ‘95 Huskers, ‘12 Alabama, some of those late 80’s Miami teams and maybe ‘08 Florida.


42 posted on 02/02/2014 7:47:32 PM PST by fkabuckeyesrule
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To: 2harddrive

USC 1972, Nebraska 1971, Army 1945


43 posted on 02/02/2014 7:47:41 PM PST by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: bigbob

“Man, woman and child, did that put ‘em in the aisles” Thanks for posting that...


44 posted on 02/02/2014 9:13:33 PM PST by Rodamala
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To: 2harddrive

MSU would have beaten the Seminoles. Defense wins championships. Best I remember was those mid 90’s Nebraska teams.


45 posted on 02/02/2014 9:17:05 PM PST by Darren McCarty (Abortion - legalized murder for convenience)
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To: CommerceComet

Some say the undefeated, ranked #1 the entire season 1999-2000 team that beat Michael Vick’s team in the national Championship was better than this year’s FSU team.


46 posted on 02/03/2014 7:53:14 PM PST by 2harddrive
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To: Ray54

I was referring to this years FSU team, not the 95 Nebraska team


47 posted on 02/05/2014 10:24:25 AM PST by StevieRay20
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To: Delta Dawn

Every single championship game there are rumors of playcalls being stolen, etc etc. It was a great comeback by FSU but they fell behind because Jameis was nervous and way off target on his passes in the first half.


48 posted on 02/05/2014 10:28:00 AM PST by StevieRay20
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To: StevieRay20

Of course, once FSU took steps to keep Auburn from stealing their signals, FSU went through Auburn as if they were Idaho.

Stealing play calls ain’t cricket either.

See NFL vs. Belichek


49 posted on 02/05/2014 10:48:03 AM PST by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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