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Old 07-16-2017, 09:18 AM   #41
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I do not feel overly confident about the NC State opener. If it were at WB, I would feel a little better. I think we should win, but NC State has pretty decent talent. Especially on D Line. I expect them to pin their ears back.
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The annual "We'll steamroll x team" thread....
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4th in the east. Guess it could be worse. Seems like it's always the safe bet.
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1. Georgia
2. Florida
3. USC or Tennessee
4. USC or Tennessee
5. Kentucky
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As a guest I will guess;
1. UGA: One of my least favorite teams but they should back into it at minimum.
2. UF: Yes I am a UF fan but I don't see them stumbling into it the SEC E title a 3rd year in a row. They should have a good running game and enough D to finish in the top 3.
3. SC: If the trenches (both sides) turn out to be better than expected; SC could finish higher.
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1. Georgia
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4. USC or Tennessee
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6. Vanderbilt
7. Missouri
I think this is probably how it will end up.

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So what makes us so much better than Missouri that everyone assumes we are going to beat them on the road this year?
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So what makes us so much better than Missouri that everyone assumes we are going to beat them on the road this year?
They a few of their top players, including their DE Harris in the 1st round of the draft, and we returned all of ours after beating them soundly. I feel pretty confident in that road game.
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So what makes us so much better than Missouri that everyone assumes we are going to beat them on the road this year?
Talent wise I think we have a slight advantage. Both offenses should be good this year, so I think it's a high scoring game. I'm pretty sure they lost 3 or 4 seniors too. Plus, if we beat them with what we had last year by 10, I don't think they should be too much of a problem
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I tried to keep it positive in my predictions. I think we have good team this year. Of course I know if injuries start piling up or in key positions those rosy predictions go right into the trash. Which I wouldn't be surprised.
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So what makes us so much better than Missouri that everyone assumes we are going to beat them on the road this year?
We have the better coaching staff.
We have the better QB who will be more prepared
We SHOULD have better play out of the offensive line.
We should just be better on offense in general
They should still be good on Defense but not as good as last year
They should be a little better on offense but our defense should be a better in year 2 with muschamp as their coach and better athletes on the field.
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If you go on mizzou boards, they are counting us as a win.

Should be a good game. If we win 3 of the first 4, things will be heading in the right direction.

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We have the better coaching staff.
We have the better QB who will be more prepared
We SHOULD have better play out of the offensive line.
We should just be better on offense in general
They should still be good on Defense but not as good as last year
They should be a little better on offense but our defense should be a better in year 2 with muschamp as their coach and better athletes on the field.
Yes I'll agree we have the better coaching staff, but a lot of the rest of the stuff you wrote is questionable.

"We have the better QB who will be more prepared"

IMO Drew Lock is just as good as Bentley in this stage in his career, Bentley has a higher ceiling, but I doubt that will be shown in week 2. I wouldn't be surprised if Bentley has a very similar statistical year this year to Lock's last year. I can't respond to the preparedness part because i'm not sure how to quantify who is more prepared.

"We SHOULD have better play out of the offensive line"


This is definitely everyones hope, only problem is that this is putting a lot of pressure on a new offensive line coach. If he comes in and is able to clean up what some see as a mess in one offseason we will be in for an interesting season.

"We should just be better on offense in general"


This is where i got confused because two lines later you state that they should be better on offense... But looking at the two offenses they actually out gained us last year when we played. Not to mention that when looking at total YPG last year they were a top 15 in the country offense and they bring almost every skill position player back.

"They should still be good on defense but not as good as last year"


Ummmmm what? Missouri was one of the worst teams in the country on defense last year. Like not kind of bad I mean terrible.... They were something like 120th in the country in total defense.


The point of this whole post is just to point out that these two teams, the Gamecocks and Mizzou, are very similar. This will be a tough matchup and IMO it will come down to who's defense can improve the most from last year. The fact that this game is in Mizzou just makes it that much tougher on us.
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Talent wise I think we have a slight advantage. Both offenses should be good this year, so I think it's a high scoring game. I'm pretty sure they lost 3 or 4 seniors too. Plus, if we beat them with what we had last year by 10, I don't think they should be too much of a problem
Yeah we definitely have a more talented team overall, i'm interested to see how much our true freshman play. I hope a lot.
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Yes I'll agree we have the better coaching staff, but a lot of the rest of the stuff you wrote is questionable.

"We have the better QB who will be more prepared"

IMO Drew Lock is just as good as Bentley in this stage in his career, Bentley has a higher ceiling, but I doubt that will be shown in week 2. I wouldn't be surprised if Bentley has a very similar statistical year this year to Lock's last year. I can't respond to the preparedness part because i'm not sure how to quantify who is more prepared.

"We SHOULD have better play out of the offensive line"


This is definitely everyones hope, only problem is that this is putting a lot of pressure on a new offensive line coach. If he comes in and is able to clean up what some see as a mess in one offseason we will be in for an interesting season.

"We should just be better on offense in general"


This is where i got confused because two lines later you state that they should be better on offense... But looking at the two offenses they actually out gained us last year when we played. Not to mention that when looking at total YPG last year they were a top 15 in the country offense and they bring almost every skill position player back.

"They should still be good on defense but not as good as last year"


Ummmmm what? Missouri was one of the worst teams in the country on defense last year. Like not kind of bad I mean terrible.... They were something like 120th in the country in total defense.


The point of this whole post is just to point out that these two teams, the Gamecocks and Mizzou, are very similar. This will be a tough matchup and IMO it will come down to who's defense can improve the most from last year. The fact that this game is in Mizzou just makes it that much tougher on us.

Mizzou's defense was not good in the secondary. They were pretty stout up front. And has so good pass rushers and lost some pretty high NFL talent. Mizzou's yardage advantage came from 2 long runs that resulted from missed assignments. They were miscues that I don't think we let happen this year. The biggest jump in improvement usually comes from year 1 to year 2. Considering that was only like Bentley's 3rd game and he has had more games and an entire off season to work with he offense, expand his playbook, our offensive expectations are high for a reason this year.
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Mizzou was a big pile of garbage last year and will continue to be.

I'm amazed at everyone that thinks their offense is going to be so good. Lock is a dogshyte QB with a terrible completion %, tied for lead in INTs in SEC games, has no touch, and makes bad decisions. They put up a ton of points against directional schools (50-65 points) but significantly dropped off against P5 teams. They we're right around PPG in P5 games that we were with Bentley, even when you factor in the FL and Clem games. Lock had a lower TD:INT ratio and completion % than Bentley and even Eason. Mizzou was 2nd in SEC passing yards but 11th in SEC scoring.

As long as Lock is their QB they are at a disadvantage. He'll get drafted because he has good size and has a big arm, but overall he hurts their team. He laid a huge egg after getting so much experience in 2015. Mistakes happen, but for a QB with 8 starts coming into year 2 he needed to be better at reading defenses, less turnovers, taking what the defense gave him, etc...Bentley showed multiple times more composure and better decision making than Lock even with all of that experience he had coming into the season.

As for their defense, their offensive style makes it worse. Too many 30 second three and outs kills a defense. They move too fast. Even after they switched defensive schemes mid-year last year back to their old scheme which was so successful, their TFL and sacks increased, but PPG, yards per play, and yards per game remained about the same. Thy lose a 1st rounder on DL, another is pending court cases with a shrooms possession, and their secondary is terrible.

An SEC road game is never easy, but I am so tired about hearing their prolific offense they are going have. If we continue to build and improve then this is a road game that we should win. Will be a telling game early for both teams, chance to get a conference win and build some momentum.
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I'm more worried about the away games at Texas A&M, Tennessee, and Georgia.
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Mizzou was a big pile of garbage last year and will continue to be.

I'm amazed at everyone that thinks their offense is going to be so good. Lock is a dogshyte QB with a terrible completion %, tied for lead in INTs in SEC games, has no touch, and makes bad decisions. They put up a ton of points against directional schools (50-65 points) but significantly dropped off against P5 teams. They we're right around PPG in P5 games that we were with Bentley, even when you factor in the FL and Clem games. Lock had a lower TD:INT ratio and completion % than Bentley and even Eason. Mizzou was 2nd in SEC passing yards but 11th in SEC scoring.

As long as Lock is their QB they are at a disadvantage. He'll get drafted because he has good size and has a big arm, but overall he hurts their team. He laid a huge egg after getting so much experience in 2015. Mistakes happen, but for a QB with 8 starts coming into year 2 he needed to be better at reading defenses, less turnovers, taking what the defense gave him, etc...Bentley showed multiple times more composure and better decision making than Lock even with all of that experience he had coming into the season.

As for their defense, their offensive style makes it worse. Too many 30 second three and outs kills a defense. They move too fast. Even after they switched defensive schemes mid-year last year back to their old scheme which was so successful, their TFL and sacks increased, but PPG, yards per play, and yards per game remained about the same. Thy lose a 1st rounder on DL, another is pending court cases with a shrooms possession, and their secondary is terrible.

An SEC road game is never easy, but I am so tired about hearing their prolific offense they are going have. If we continue to build and improve then this is a road game that we should win. Will be a telling game early for both teams, chance to get a conference win and build some momentum.
I am not getting the love for Missouri's offense and Lock as well. They have a couple of good running backs. So does everyone else. It's not like Lock lit us up through the air last year. He may have a has good passing game or two but he was not not all that good. Is it because they run tempo that people think that means they have a good offense? I don't know. Lock isn't in the same league as Bentley though. That I do know.
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So what makes us so much better than Missouri that everyone assumes we are going to beat them on the road this year?
Mizzou is a train wreck and has not recruited well for years. Their offense is fast paced but bad on turnovers and the red zone. Their defense is nothing like it was when they were winning the east, not even close.

But most of all I know that our team have been putting in more effort than they have for years. Extra time in the weight room and film room. A lot of PRP's put together by not just Bentley and the receivers but the entire team (well at least the ones who want to play this year which is most of them). Can the same be said about Missouri? Are they as driven to prove the country wrong as our team is? Is their QB as vocal leader by example as Bentley is? These are the things that give me optimism that this team will surprise a lot of people this year.
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