Georgia headed to college football playoff with

Submitted by bluepalooza on December 2nd, 2017 at 7:20 PM

a pro style offense, good defense and young QB.  I bring this up because next year Michigan will be headed to the CFP with a pro style offense, GREAT D and young QB.

Seriously, watching Georgia control ball is a good reminder that the Pro Style offense is not as passe that many believe.

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B-Nut-GoBlue

December 2nd, 2017 at 7:28 PM ^

Question...Danielson was just debating between OSU and Bama if OSU wins tonight but if Clemson loses the ACC Championship game tonight, Mimai obviously is in, why would they not be a part of the conversation? If OSU is debated with Bama why not Clemson...

DoubleB

December 2nd, 2017 at 11:25 PM ^

actually played quite well the last month and a half. They finished a quiet 9-3. The real problem Bama has and it will be interesting if the committee looks at it differently is that the win over FSU, with their actual starting QB--the only team to do that, just didn't have any staying power.

The question I have is if Penn State was considered a possible a viable playoff contender last year prior to their win in the Big 10 Title game. I may recall differently but I recall thinking they had no chance because Michigan torched them by 39 early in the year (and they had 2 losses). Why does Ohio State get treated differently. That Iowa loss was awful.

DoubleB

December 2nd, 2017 at 11:25 PM ^

actually played quite well the last month and a half. They finished a quiet 9-3. The real problem Bama has and it will be interesting if the committee looks at it differently is that the win over FSU, with their actual starting QB--the only team to do that, just didn't have any staying power.

The question I have is if Penn State was considered a possible a viable playoff contender last year prior to their win in the Big 10 Title game. I may recall differently but I recall thinking they had no chance because Michigan torched them by 39 early in the year (and they had 2 losses). Why does Ohio State get treated differently. That Iowa loss was awful.

B-Nut-GoBlue

December 2nd, 2017 at 8:04 PM ^

But Clemson with wins over Auburn, Va Tech, Georgia Tech....better wins than both OSU and Bama. I get the arguing points for Bama and a conference champion OSU...unsure why Clemson isn't included in the talk? Again their wins are much better (Bama beat weak LSU and Miss St....OSU beat Penn St. and...us?!)

bluepalooza

December 2nd, 2017 at 7:35 PM ^

Agree with you 100%, it's just than there are more and more posters asking Harbaugh to change offense or "modernize".  Georgia looked a lot like Michigan tonight.  I think Michigan may be crazy good at WR and on D next year.  Again, all hinges on QB play.

Chiwolve

December 2nd, 2017 at 7:54 PM ^

Crazy good at WR? No sir. We certainly will not be as poor as we were this year, and it may go from being a glaring weakness to moderate strength, but crazy good seems a jump too far.

Our leading returning WRs (Perry and DPJ) had about 40 catches and 500 yards... COMBINED. Those numbers don't even equal a top 15 BIG WR. Also, unless Jake Long and Taylor Lewan have some eligiblity left over, I don't see how our pass protection is going to look that much better than it did this year.

Chiwolve

December 2nd, 2017 at 8:24 PM ^

In theory I agree with you... but I feel like I had the same feeling going into the 20th year of Kalis / Braden / et al. and we know how that turned out.

Also, while everybody looks at our team as very young -- 2 of the 3 (or 4 depending on how you wanna look at it) consistent starters that we are losing were a 5th year senior and a 4 year starting senior. Mason Cole may have had some limitations at LT, but I would be surprised (pleasantly so) if someobdy is going to step in and be an even or better replacement. 

 

Chiwolve

December 2nd, 2017 at 8:46 PM ^

Doesn't change the narrative... Michigan has a lot of young talent at WR that should continue to develp nicely but the lack of productivity and other offensive deficiencies (OL / QB play) do not  justify the hype that they will be "crazy good"

 

bluepalooza

December 2nd, 2017 at 7:39 PM ^

will steamroll OK Dline.  The big question, can GA slow down OK offense. If they end up playing, it will be must watch T.V.

I would have to go with OK because of Mayfield.  If Fromm had another year or two under belt I would lean toward GA as they are a much more physical team.  Mayfield's moxy is too much.

M-Dog

December 2nd, 2017 at 7:45 PM ^

I would certainly like to see a non-Alabama "pro-style" team win it all.  Just to prove it can be done.

So far the last few years, it has been either Alabama or a Newton / Winston / Watson superstar QB type to win it.