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    The Post and Courier in Charleston, SC has ranked all head football coaches in both
    the SEC and ACC. The criteria was: Mix of accomplishments and projection and this
    question: Which coach do you want right now if you're a fan of Hypothetical University?
    Some rankings are not bad but others are questionable in my opinion. Take a look.

    1. Nick Saban, Alabama
    2. Dabo Swinney, Clemson
    3. Dan Mullen, Florida
    4. Mark Richt, Miami
    5. Kirby Smart, Georgia
    6. Justin Fuente, Virginia Tech
    7. Jimbo Fisher, Texas A&M
    8. Dave Clawson, Wake Forest
    9. Gus Malzahn, Auburn
    10. David Cutcliffe, Duke
    11. Bobby Petrino, Louisville
    12. Willie Taggart, Florida State
    13. Will Muschamp, South Carolina
    14. Dave Doren, North Carolina State
    15. Paul Johnson, Georgia Tech
    16. Pat Narduzzi, Pittsburgh
    17. Chad Morris, Arkansas
    18. Joe Moorhead, Mississippi State
    19. Bronco Mendenhall, Virginia
    20. Dino Babers, Syracuse
    21. Larry Fedora, North Carolina
    22. Mark Stoops, Kentucky
    23. Matt Luke, Ole Miss
    24. Jeremy Pruitt, Tennessee
    25. Steve Addazio, Boston College
    26. Barry Odom, Missouri
    27. Derek Mason, Vanderbilt
    28. Ed Orgeron, LSU

    *Big Ed not getting any love whatsoever.
    *Willie Taggart at FSU way overrated.
    *Surprised to see Dan Mullen at #3.
    *Joe Moorhead will surprise at Mississippi State.
    *VT's Justin Fuente belongs in the top five.

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    The coach i want right NOW is 1) Dabo and 2) Kirby.

    We know Saban is #1 but how many more years does he have in him? Once Saban leaves Bama, Dabo and Kirby should be 2 of the finalists for the job. Dabo took over an average Clemson squad 10 years ago and made them an elite program. Kirby went to UGA and has had an incredible 2 seasons. Did he do it with Richts guys or his guys will be the question??

    Curious to see if Mullen can revive Florida. I think he needs "his kind" of QB had he had crazy success with Tebow and Dak.

    I actually like Taggart. Great recruiter and will continue to bring studs to FSU. Can he X and O? not sure yet

    I actually like Dino Babers a lot. Actually wanted him to be the HC of a certain school that you hate 2 years ago
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    When I first looked at this list, I though that several men were ranked way too high. But the more I read, the worse things got. Here are my pickws, and I think many of them are obvious.

    1. Nick Saban, This will end this season.
    2. Dabo Sweeney. Will pass Saban this season.
    3. Kirby Smart. He may be the best of them all. Got Georgia to the Promised land. Richt could not do that.
    4. Dan Mullen. He has done the most with the least talent.
    5. Jimbo Fisher. He has won a title. Richt has not.
    6. David Cutcliffe. While he has a sub .500 record, he has had to do it with players who actually have a brain. Not many players on the rest of these teams do. None of the above schools are known for their intelligent athletes.
    7. Mark Richt. A great recruiter, but he still has not won anything.
    8-27. Take your pick. No one else has really distinguished himself.
    28. Ed Orgeron. He is a nice guy, but a terrible HC.
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    I'm glad to see David Cutcliffe getting some recognition. The man is a dang good offensive mind
    and has done a nice job at Duke. Most people don't know he turned down the Tennessee job to
    stay at Duke. He got shafted in Oxford while coaching Ole Miss.

    Orgeron is a really good position coach but I agree...some assistants are not meant to be head
    coaches. Just a different world being head man.
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    Pooh, you are fooling yourself if you think Saban is done.

    He will win another NC and retire to Lake Burton.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cloverleaf View Post
    Pooh, you are fooling yourself if you think Saban is done.

    He will win another NC and retire to Lake Burton.
    He will NOT win another NC this season, and that will drop him behind Dabo. If he does manage to win another one, then he will jump Dabo, but if you think he will win another NC this season, you are overestimating the talent level he has. Now understand where I am coming from. I fully expect Alabama to go undefeated in the regular season because they play a "meow" schedule. Very soft. However that ends when they go to the Playoffs and have to play teams with a lot more talent than they have. They may not even make it that far, if Georgia can play to it's potential against them in the CC game. Not counting the CC game, the SEC went 4-5 in their bowl games. Not exactly overwhelming like the Big 10's record of 7-1 (where did that come from?) Right now, the Big 10 is the toughest conference around.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Pooh View Post
    He will NOT win another NC this season, and that will drop him behind Dabo. If he does manage to win another one, then he will jump Dabo, but if you think he will win another NC this season, you are overestimating the talent level he has. Now understand where I am coming from. I fully expect Alabama to go undefeated in the regular season because they play a "meow" schedule. Very soft. However that ends when they go to the Playoffs and have to play teams with a lot more talent than they have. They may not even make it that far, if Georgia can play to it's potential against them in the CC game. Not counting the CC game, the SEC went 4-5 in their bowl games. Not exactly overwhelming like the Big 10's record of 7-1 (where did that come from?) Right now, the Big 10 is the toughest conference around.
    Who has “a lot more” talent than Alabama? They have the highest 4 year recruiting average in the country and will be well represented in draft day again.
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    I think Dabo is a GREAT recruiter but he has to stop losing that one awful game each year (Pitt 2016, Syr 2017) before I put him #2

    I'm not a Dan Mullen fan at all....I'd take Taggart over Mullen...hell I'd take Narduzzi over Mullen

    I'd have Kirby #2 and Moorehead in top 10. What Moorehead did with a marginally skilled QB at state penn was tremendous...if Fitzgerald stays healthy he will put up some gaudy numbers.

    Eddie O is 28th but Chad Morris should be 27th.
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    Quote Originally Posted by No Coke View Post
    Who has “a lot more” talent than Alabama? They have the highest 4 year recruiting average in the country and will be well represented in draft day again.
    IMO, the Clemson Defense has much more talent than the Alabama defense has this season. Alabama is going to give up points. Clemson, not so much. If the Alabama QB's cannot live up to their hype, Clemson will defeat them, and rather easily. Again, it is a long season and a lot can happen between now and then.
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    On paper the Clemson defense looks Strong...that I agree. Also on paper the Alabama defense looks strong.
    During Dabo's time as a player and assistant coach at Bama he learned one thing...Defense wins championships.

    Scoring defense is the most important stat most people don't recognize for teams they look at. When you
    consider Alabama's defense under Saban...look where they rank in scoring defense the past ten years. I have
    it in front of me but would rather someone look it up.
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    some SEC writer's all-conference preseason teams ...

    Connor O’Gara, senior national columnist

    First-team offense
    QB: Tua Tagovailoa, Alabama
    RB: Benny Snell, Kentucky
    RB: D’Andre Swift, Georgia
    WR: A.J. Brown, Ole Miss
    WR: Deebo Samuel, South Carolina
    TE: Albert Okwuegbunam, Mizzou
    C: Ross Pierschbacher, Alabama
    OL: Paul Adams, Mizzou
    OL: Andrew Thomas, Georgia
    OL: Jonah Williams, Alabama
    OL: Trey Smith, Tennessee
    AP: Aeris Williams, Mississippi State

    First-team defense
    DL: Cece Jefferson, Florida
    DL: Jeffery Simmons, Mississippi State
    DL: Montez Sweat, Mississippi State
    DL: Raekwon Davis, Alabama
    LB: Mack Wilson, Alabama
    LB: Devin White, LSU
    LB: Deshaun Davis, Auburn
    CB: Deandre Baker, Georgia
    CB: Greedy Williams, LSU
    S: Mark McLaurin, Mississippi State
    S: J.R. Reed, Georgia

    First-team special teams
    K: Rodrigo Blankenship, Georgia
    P: Tommy Townsend, Florida
    Returner: Deebo Samuel, South Carolina



    Adam Spencer, SEC reporter


    First-team offense
    QB: Drew Lock, Mizzou
    RB: D’Andre Swift, Georgia
    RB: Benny Snell Jr., Kentucky
    WR: A.J. Brown, Ole Miss
    WR: Deebo Samuel, South Carolina
    TE: Albert Okwuegbunam, Mizzou
    C: Ross Pierschbacher, Alabama
    OL: Greg Little, Ole Miss
    OL: Jonah Williams, Alabama
    OL: Andrew Thomas, Georgia
    OL: Martez Ivey, Florida
    AP: Mecole Hardman, Georgia

    First-team defense
    DL: Terry Beckner Jr., Mizzou
    DL: Jeffery Simmons, Mississippi State
    DL: Raekwon Davis, Alabama
    DL: Montez Sweat, Mississippi State
    LB: D’Andre Walker, Georgia
    LB: Devin White, LSU
    LB: Mack Wilson, Alabama
    CB: Greedy Williams, LSU
    CB: Deandre Baker, Georgia
    S: J.R. Reed, Georgia
    S: Mark McLaurin, Mississippi State

    First-team special teams
    K: Rodrigo Blankenship, Georgia
    P: Corey Fatony, Mizzou
    Returner: Mecole Hardman, Georgia



    Neil Blackmon, Florida beat reporter


    First-team offense
    QB: Drew Lock, Missouri
    RB: Damien Harris, Alabama
    RB: Aeris Williams, Mississippi State
    WR: Emanuel Hall, Missouri
    WR: AJ Brown, Ole Miss
    TE: CJ Conrad, Kentucky
    C: Lamont Gaillard, Georgia
    OL: Trey Smith, Tennessee
    OL: Darryl Williams, Mississippi State
    OL: Jonah Williams, Alabama
    OL: Andrew Thomas, Georgia
    AP: Jonathan Giles, LSU

    First-team defense
    DL: Montez Sweat, Mississippi State
    DL: Terry Beckner Jr., Missouri
    DL: Raekwon Davis, Alabama
    DL: Jeffery Simmons, Mississippi State
    LB: Cece Jefferson, Florida
    LB: Devin White, LSU
    LB: Charles Wright, Vanderbilt
    CB: Deandre Baker, Georgia
    CB: Marco Wilson, Florida
    S: Mike Edwards, Kentucky
    S: J.R. Reed, Georgia

    First-team special teams
    K: Rodrigo Blankenship, Georgia
    P: Joseph Charlton, South Carolina
    Returner: Deebo Samuel, South Carolina

    Chris Marler, co-host The SDS Podcast

    First-team offense
    QB: Drew Lock, Mizzou
    RB: Damien Harris, Bama
    RB: D’Andre Swift, Georgia
    WR: AJ Brown, Ole Miss
    WR: Emanuel Hall, Mizzou
    TE: Albert Okwuegbunam, Mizzou
    C: Ross Pierschbacher, Alabama
    OL: Greg Little, Ole Miss
    OL: Andrew Thomas, Georgia
    OL: Jonah Williams, Alabama
    OL: Trey Smith, Tennessee
    AP: Deebo Samuel, South Carolina

    First-team defense
    DL: Landis Durham, Texas A&M
    DL: Jeffery Simmons, Mississippi State
    DL: Montez Sweat, Mississippi State
    DL: Marlon Davidson, Auburn
    LB: Mack Wilson, Alabama
    LB: Devin White, LSU
    LB: D’Andre Walker, Georgia
    DB: Deandre Baker, Georgia
    DB: Greedy Williams, LSU
    DB: Mark McLaurin, Mississippi State
    DB: Saivion Smith, Alabama

    First-team special teams
    K: Rodrigo Blankenship, Georgia
    P: Corey Fatony, Mizzou
    Returner: Richaud Floyd, Mizzou



    Joe Cox, SEC columnist


    First-team offense
    QB: Tua Tagovailoa, Alabama
    RB: Benny Snell, Kentucky
    RB: Damien Harris, Alabama
    WR: Deebo Samuel, South Carolina
    WR: AJ Brown, Ole Miss
    TE: C.J. Conrad, Kentucky
    C: Ross Pierschbacher, Alabama
    OL: Martez Ivey, Florida
    OL: Trey Smith, Tennessee
    OL: Greg Little, Ole Miss
    OL: Jonah Williams, Alabama
    AP: Mecole Hardman, Georgia

    First-team defense
    DL: Jeffery Simmons, Miss State
    DL: Raekwon Davis, Alabama
    DL: Marlon Davidson, Auburn
    DL: Terry Beckner Jr., Missouri
    LB: Devin White, LSU
    LB: D’Andre Walker, Georgia
    LB: Charles Wright, Vanderbilt
    DB: Greedy Williams, LSU
    DB: Mike Edwards, Kentucky
    DB: Deandre Baker, Georgia
    DB: Mark McLaurin, Mississippi State

    First-team special teams
    K: Rodrigo Blankenship, Georgia
    P: Corey Fatony, Missouri
    Returner: Deebo Samuel, South Carolina

    Michael Bratton, news editor

    First-team offense
    QB: Jake Fromm, Georgia
    RB: Benny Snell, Kentucky
    RB: Aeris Williams, Miss State
    TE: Dawson Knox, Ole Miss
    WR: AJ Brown, Ole Miss
    WR: Deebo Samuel, South Carolina
    C: Ross Piershbacher, Alabama
    OL: Trey Smith, Tennessee
    OL: Greg Little, Ole Miss
    OL: Andrew Thomas, Georgia
    OL: Jonah Williams, Alabama
    AP: Mecole Hardman, Georgia

    First-team defense
    DL: Jeffery Simmons, Miss State
    DL: Raekwon Davis, Alabama
    DL: Derrick Brown, Auburn
    DL: Benito Jones, Ole Miss
    LB: Devin White, LSU
    LB: Tyrel Dodson, Texas A&M
    LB: Mack Wilson, Alabama
    LB: Josh Allen, Kentucky
    CB: Deandre Baker, Georgia
    CB: Marco Wilson, Florida
    S: Mike Edwards, Kentucky
    S: Santos Ramirez, Arkansas

    First-team special teams
    K: Rodrigo Blankenship, Georgia
    P: Corey Fatoney, Missouri
    Returner: Deebo Samuel, South Carolina

    Chris Wright, executive editor

    First-team offense
    QB: Jarrett Stidham, Auburn
    RB: Damien Harris, Alabama
    RB: Benny Snell, Kentucky
    WR: AJ Brown, Ole Miss
    WR: Deebo Samuel, South Carolina
    TE: Albert Okwuegbunam, Mizzou
    C: Ross Pierschbacher, Alabama
    OL: Greg Little, Ole Miss
    OL: Jonah Williams, Alabama
    OL: Andrew Thomas, Georgia
    OL: Hjalte Froholdt, Arkansas
    AP: Kadarius Toney, Florida

    First-team defense
    DL: Raekwon Davis, Alabama
    DL: Montez Sweat, Miss State
    DL: Jeffery Simmons, Miss State
    DL: Derrick Brown, Auburn
    LB: Devin White, LSU
    LB: Mack Wilson, Alabama
    LB: Josh Allen, Kentucky
    CB: Greedy Williams, LSU
    CB: Deandre Baker, Georgia
    S: Chauncey Gardner-Johnson, Florida
    S: Deionte Thompson, Alabama

    First-team special teams
    K: Rodrigo Blankenship, Georgia
    P: Corey Fatony, Missouri
    Returner: Mecole Hardman, Georgia
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    If Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa is the best in the Conference, the SEC is in MAJOR trouble. IMO there are at least 10 QB's better than him in the nation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Pooh View Post
    If Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa is the best in the Conference, the SEC is in MAJOR trouble. IMO there are at least 10 QB's better than him in the nation.
    You may be right suggesting that Tagovailoa might not be a top ten quarterback in the Nation but could you explain why the Southeastern Conference will be"in MAJOR trouble" because of this.
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    Because if he is the best, the SEC has a bunch of average to poor QB's. They would take a huge perception hit, and as we all know, perception is what gets teams into the playoffs. Don't kid yourself. This is STILL a popularity contest, no matter how the NCAA wants to spin it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Pooh View Post
    Because if he is the best, the SEC has a bunch of average to poor QB's. They would take a huge perception hit, and as we all know, perception is what gets teams into the playoffs. Don't kid yourself. This is STILL a popularity contest, no matter how the NCAA wants to spin it.
    So, you are suggesting that the teams that get into the College football play-offs are there by winning "popularity contests"; Gosh, I always thought that winning and NOT losing football games had a little to do with it. I guess this reinforces my suggestion that an (8) team play-off would keep the infamous (spin-oriented) NCAA out of the process.

    Back to "Popularity Contests": Long live the Miss America Pageant and those "Itsy, Bity, Teenie Weenie, Polka Dot Bikini Swimming suits that the contestants wear, now that is what i call a real Popularity Contest.
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    Here are my changes:

    Mullen is not #3
    Fuente too high (hasn't done shit yet)
    Jimbo should be higher with 2 title games and one win
    Petrino should be higher. (He's won at 3 different schools)
    Paul Johnsno should be higher
    Mendenhall had some nice seasons at BYU and should be 4-5 spots higher
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    Alabama may not have the same "talent" as years past but the reason Saban is the best coach is because he gets the most out of his talent and by January the team is ready to go. Dabo is great too but even with a National Championship this year he would still be behind Saban in my opinion. Saban gets the most out of his talent and trusts his players. The game winning td in the national championship game was a freshman to a freshman and he had another freshman getting carries in the second half. He makes sure his players are ready to go when the time comes, thats why he is the best coach.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mack Donald View Post
    You may be right suggesting that Tagovailoa might not be a top ten quarterback in the Nation but could you explain why the Southeastern Conference will be"in MAJOR trouble" because of this.
    funny part is that in this "weak" division resides two QB that unanimously ranked inside the top 10 QB....Stidham and Lock...PLUS you have Tua...so potentially 3 of the top 10 QB in the nation in this, ahemm, weak division. And who knows what Fitzgerald will do under Moorehead but could be a stats machine in Starkville.

    pooh another no-nothing SEC hater who's contribution to the forum this far has been 1) recruiting doesn't matter, it's throwing darts....2) no QB that has ever transferred was successful at their next D1 school....3) SEC sucks, especially Alabama. Only fan(tasy)boy from Orlando knows less about college football around here

    at least he gave himself a very accurate name...pooh
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    Quote Originally Posted by rolltide View Post
    funny part is that in this "weak" division resides two QB that unanimously ranked inside the top 10 QB....Stidham and Lock...PLUS you have Tua...so potentially 3 of the top 10 QB in the nation in this, ahemm, weak division. And who knows what Fitzgerald will do under Moorehead but could be a stats machine in Starkville.

    pooh another no-nothing SEC hater who's contribution to the forum this far has been 1) recruiting doesn't matter, it's throwing darts....2) no QB that has ever transferred was successful at their next D1 school....3) SEC sucks, especially Alabama. Only fan(tasy)boy from Orlando knows less about college football around here

    at least he gave himself a very accurate name...pooh
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    Petrino should be a few spots higher.
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    decent little article from Rivals on a few SEC qb competitions:

    ARKANSAS

    Front-runner:
    Cole Kelley
    Contender:
    Ty Storey
    Longshots:
    Daulton Hyatt
    , Jack Lindsey
    , Connor Noland
    , John Stephen Jones
    The situation: While new head coach Chad Morris completely opened up the competition in the spring, it became pretty clear by the time the team broke for the summer that it was down to Kelley and Storey for the No. 1 job. While both players saw time last year, Morris brings a new offense that will require much more of the quarterback than in the past. Given Kelley’s experience as a starter last year, he has the edge, even though this battle is pretty much a coin flip.

    The Hawgs also signed two true freshmen who didn’t enroll early in Noland and Jones, so if things don’t go well with more veteran options, it will be worth watching to see if any of the younger players on the roster can work their way into the conversation as the season moves along.
    Farrell’s take: You have to like Kelley in this battle with his experience. He was always a massive prospect who could move better than you think although he’ll be slinging the rock and getting it out quickly in Morris’ offense. I can’t see Storey taking this job from him unless there is an injury.


    KENTUCKY


    Front-runner:
    Gunnar Hoak
    Contender:
    Terry Wilson
    Longshots:
    Danny Clark
    , Walker Wood
    , Kolbe Langhi
    The situation: After losing two-year starter
    Stephen Johnson
    , the competition for the starting job was wide open heading into the offseason. After spring, not much was settled except for the fact that Hoak and Wilson have taken the lead in the race. Hoak has been in program for two years, but has yet to see action in game. Wilson, who originally signed with Oregon out of high school, enrolled early as a junior college transfer and has the experience of having played quite a bit last season at the JUCO level.
    During Kentucky’s spring game, neither quarterback really stood out and while Clark and Wood also saw time, they didn’t really do enough to enter the mix heading into the fall. Kentucky fans are hoping the quarterback who wins this battle will not only be the starter this year, but hopefully for 2019 as well.
    Farrell’s take: Hoak has been waiting his turn, but watch out for Wilson in this one. I liked his ability to throw and extend the play a lot coming out of high school and he has matured a lot as a passer and playmaker in JUCO. Hoak has the experience in the system but Wilson is the more dynamic option.


    FLORIDA

    Front-runner:
    Feleipe Franks
    Contenders:
    Kyle Trask
    , Emory Jones
    The situation: The Gators have just three scholarship quarterbacks on the roster, but they are in an advantageous situation considering that all three were on hand and healthy in the spring. Most expected Franks to take control of the job in the spring but that didn’t exactly happen as he was inconsistent while learning Dan Mullen’s offense. Trask is a very real threat, especially considering his ability to pick things up quickly, but considering Franks upside as well as his experience playing last year, he is still the favorite. Jones was hand-picked by Mullen to be his quarterback of the future and while he might not win the job heading into the season, he could be used situationally in the fall.
    Farrell’s take: Franks should take this job with his arm strength if he can become more consistent as a passer. Trask is a solid option, but Franks has the much higher ceiling and will develop more in Mullen’s offense than he did under Jim McElwain.


    LSU


    Front-runner:
    Joe Burrow
    Contenders:
    Lowell Narcisse
    , Myles Brennan
    , Justin McMillan
    Longshots:
    Andre Sale
    The situation: The quarterback competition at LSU has been an interesting one, with it appearing to be a battle between Brennan and company during the spring. But a major wrench was thrown into the mix with Burrow announced his intentions to transfer from Ohio State after not winning the job with the Buckeyes. With two years of eligibility remaining, it’s clear he was brought in to win the job and considering LSU’s pursuit, it would be surprising if anyone else wins the job. Brennan has shown flashes, both last season on the field and this spring in practice so he seems like the biggest threat to Burrow. Narcisse is an excellent athlete when healthy and McMillan has the age and maturity factor in his favor.
    Farrell’s take: I’m a big Myles Brennan fan and he’s the quarterback of the future, but it’s clear Burrow was brought in to take the job and be the guy. It will be a good competition between the two and they are the best options. You have to like Burrow’s chances here.






    TENNESSEE

    Front-runner:
    Keller Chyrst
    Contenders:
    Jarrett Guarantano
    , Will McBride
    Longshot:
    JT Shrout
    , Zac Jancek
    The situation: Tennessee had an open competition during the spring between Guarantano and McBride, but the battle will become much more hotly contested in fall camp thanks to the arrival of graduate transfer Chyrst and true freshman Shrout. Chyrst has the experience factor working in his favor and seems like a natural fit in the Vols' new pro-style offense. If he can limit his mistakes he will likely win the job and serve as one-year caretaker as Jeremy Pruitt kicks of his rebuild of the program.

    Guarantano saw action for the Vols last year, as did McBride, but both were inconsistent. Guarantano may have the highest ceiling of the bunch and if the former Rivals100 prospect can have a good fall, he might be able to wrestle the job from Chryst.
    Farrell’s take: I’ve never been that high on Chryst and we all know how high I’ve been on Guarantano’s upside and ceiling, so this will be an interesting battle. Chryst has the experience and probably has the edge when it comes to winning the job, but don’t count out Guarantano even after some struggles last year.


    TEXAS A&M


    Front-runner:
    Nick Starkel
    Contenders:
    Kellen Mond
    Longshots:
    Connor Blumrick
    , Bo Schneider
    , Colton Taylor, James Foster
    The situation: This battle is very interesting, especially considering that both Starkel and Mond saw significant time last season. Starkel started the year as the man under center, only to go down with an ankle injury that saw him miss significant time. While he was out, Mond stepped in and had some pretty impressive stretches, but struggled at times as a passer. By the end of year, Starkel was back under center and threw for nearly 500 yards to close out the season in the Aggies' 55-52 loss in the Belk Bowl.

    When Jimbo Fisher came in he opened the competition back up and wasn’t ready to name a starter after the spring. Starkel remains the odds-on favorite, especially after beating out Mond last year, but Mond has some experience and has clearly made the decision a tough one for Fisher and his staff.
    Farrell’s take: Everyone knows I was the guy who pushed for Mond’s fifth star out of high school and that I love his upside, but his inconsistency as a passer last year was disappointing so Starkel has the edge here. He’s the more natural passer and a better fit for the new offense, but Mond’s talent could be tempting for Fisher and company in certain sets.

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    Great information!!!
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    Dave Clawson is the real deal. Give him 4-5 years anywhere and he makes winners. He takes 0’fers to 10 win seasons in that time period,and his players are well coached into great young men. He claims to love Wake Forest,and some don’t care about the extra dough,but I look for him to be scooped up after this year and given a major opportunity. It should’ve already happened last year,and he is the perfect age at 50 to give someone 15 solid years and build a dynamic program. Looking forward to see how he prepares the Demon Deacons for the road as 3 of 4 of their biggest Conference games are played there...

    Pruitt has his work cut out for him,and I’m not saying he can’t get it done,but he’s unproven and has a major uphill battle. I’d rather have Clawson, but glad they don’t. Haha.

    I really like Fuente as well,but Va Tech is the most overrated team in the ACC this year to me,and they will struggle.

    Always been a fan of Cutcliffe.
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    If Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa is the best in the Conference, the SEC is in MAJOR trouble. IMO there are at least 10 QB's better than him in the nation.
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    I'mo, Gus and Taggart are a little high and dino babers is a little low.
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