How ‘BOUT Them Gators SEC, Eh?


A certain weatherman of national prominence and I have had a couple go-rounds about the vaunted SEC (I have a hard time writing that even now about schools that have DivII teams as part of their “schedule”. That’s BCS worthy, REALLY? O_o) and our beloved Notre Dame’s being on the same level STRENGTH OF SCHEDULE-wise.

Blew him out of the water and the SEC ain’t what she used to be, but what she USED to be was ALWAYS known for those mid-season DIV II patsies.

Way to back up that trashtalk, Louisville!

8 Responses to “How ‘BOUT Them Gators SEC, Eh?”

  1. Mr. Bingley says:

    A most enjoyable game.

    I almost thought they were Florida State, given how dirty they were playing.

  2. Rob says:

    Don’t really want to get in the middle of a family squabble but there are legitimate reasons to schedule Division II teams.

    First, they don’t always play their patsy role. See Big House Appalchian State.

    Second, state universities sometimes come under pressure from state legislators to schedule in-state schools. LSU periodically schedules Louisiana Tech and Louisiana-Lafayette.

    Finally, they sometimes schedule Division II patsies because Division I patsies either decline or back out. LSU played Towson this season because TCU backed out.

    USC, Texas, and Notre Dame routinely decline LSU’s offers to schedule because those schools, well, never mind … 🙂

  3. Mr. Bingley says:

    As an alum of a Division I school that regularly loses to Div II schools I shall not comment further. 🙂

  4. Rob says:

    Appalachian State he meant to say. 🙂

  5. major dad says:

    Rob, oh Rob…Notre Dame has played LSU, I remember a game back in the day played at night down in the Tiger Pit and ND won. Awhile ago to be sure but still. Appalachian State was a pretty good team when they beat Michigan but I believe Michgan killed them a year or two later. Towson State? Please. I know you are not putting TCU in that class. SEC says their league is so tuff they have to play the patsies, looking at the two divisions this year I see a bunch of lousy teams. You can’t argue that if you play a division II team that the stats shouldn’t count and the game shouldn’t count in the standings. ND has the disadvantage of playing a national schedule where every team gets up for the game, win it and that makes your year. LSU got beat by hubris again and please, get your defensive backs to quit posing after every big hit even after the opponent just gained 20 yrds. And this from a house that flies an LSU flag out front every game. 😉

  6. tree hugging sister says:

    Alabama girded their loins for battle against THREE ALWAYS DANGEREUSE LES PATSIES on their way to the big one this year:

    Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (The WHO?!?!?)(Apparently a pulled-out-the-ass name, because the school…sits on a hill.)(I shit you not.)

    Florida Atlantic Owls (Guess I should have saved “The WHO” for these guys…)(**snicker**)

    Western Carolina Catamounts (No catty comment required.)

    At least you know where the schools are located that Notre Dame played.

    National Championship calibre schedule my ass.


  7. Rob says:

    LSU would have preferred to play TCU. They backed out. Don’t know how much better they were than Towson but they did get a bowl invite so there’s that.

    About ND beating LSU at Tiger Stadium: That was during the Gerry Faust era, Major. Good memory. I was there. Surprised you couldn’t remember the last time ND and LSU hooked up just a couple of years ago. Why, you could even look it up here at the Coalition. It was the 2007 Sugar Bowl. You know, the last time Notre Dame played an SEC team. 🙂

    LSU was outplayed by Clemson Monday night. No excuses here.

    Oh, and about that Alabama schedule: Western Carolina plays in the same conference as Appalachian State. The other two are Division I football programs. Since the Tide had to play Georgia in the SEC Championship, maybe we should consider Western Carolina as just an extra game.

    ND fans can take some comfort in this. Nick Saban is inconsistent in bowl games. Good one year, bad the next. He was really, really good last. 🙂

    Good Luck to the Irish.

  8. Ebola says:

    I should disown you. 😛

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