USA Today Coaches Poll Released

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A few of my initial thoughts:

  • I’m surprised to see LSU at #1. They should have a great defense, maybe even best in the country, BUT they have a brand new QB. That should always be enough to keep a team out of the top spot, in my opinion. He had a great year at Butler Community College, but that’s Butler Community College. The lights in the SEC are much brighter. The kid’s a wildcard. He’s also a bit rapey.

  • USC should have the top spot. Their offense is going to be supernasty, like they’re going to rock fucking faces off in the Pac 12. They have the best QB in the country, best WR corp, and now they added a very good RB in Silas Redd from Pedo State. I get it, though – the SEC has won every natty going back to ’06. That’s why they hold the top two spots.

  • No problems with Bama at #2.

  • I think Oregon is a bit high, but they’re definitely a top 10 team. That plug-‘n-play offense is for real, and they have team speed that could compete for bronze in the 2012 Olympics.

  • OU is overrated. “Oh fuck you, Dorn. You’re a Texas guy. Biased little fuck face.” Yeah yeah, go fuck yourself. They really are overrated. After their most productive WR in program history, Ryan Broyles, went down last season to injury, that high-flying OU offense looked very pedestrian. And now he’s in the NFL. They have also suffered a smorgasbord of suspensions and injuries to key players. Their defense lost some key guys, as well, especially along the D-line. They belong somewhere around 9 – 12.

  • Georgia at 6? How many times are we going to go through this? They will trip over themselves, get up, and trip again. They can’t handle it, and they won’t be able to with Richt wearing the headset.

  • Move Florida State to 4 or 5. That defense is going to be great, and I think Manuel has a good year.

  • Surprised that Missouri is nowhere to be found in the top 25. I never thought they would end up in the top 25 when it’s all said and done, but they are good enough to start out there.

  • Notre Dame at 24 is funny. They sneak into the top 25 every damn season it seems like. They just don’t end up there after real games are played.

  • West Virginia is too high. Very good offense, but they’re not playing in the Big East anymore. They are now playing some formidable defenses. Speaking of defense, WVU doesn’t really have one. Move them to about the 18 spot.

  • Texas at 15 is about right, but they have a stock arrow pointing upward. The defense will be top 5 in the country, and the running game should be deadly if the O-line can hold up. However, they are currently accepting QB applications from intramural phenoms nationwide.

    One more month…

  • Dillon Cheverere

    Dillon Cheverere (@RogerJDorn) is the Vice President of Media for Grandex, Inc. He's a native Texan with a full head of hair and knows his way around a nice box of red wine. Dorn graduated (BBA) with a GPA sitting in the meaty part of the bell curve, not lagging behind, but not trying to show off, either. Golf is his game now. He's long off the tee but can't putt for shit. Email: dillon@grandex.co

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    1. 2
      CGerdes

      How the hell is Florida at 23? I go there and I don’t agree with it. Our home games are easy wins, but our biggest games are on the road and I don’t see us winning more than 9 games this season. MAYBE we pull out a 25 spot at the end of the season, but I don’t think we’ve earned a top 25 spot before the season starts.

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        Chuck_Loadsman

        LOL, Clemson, report to the hazement…as a Mountaineer it was laughable to say the least when I attended the Orange bowl. It’s the first time I felt guilty for heckling elderly alumni. Anti-Clemson chants got so tired and pointless we reverted to our favorite chant of “Eat Shit Pitt!”

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        Old Dirt Hill

        el oh el, my school presides in the top 5…

        I Guaran-fucking-tee that Auburn doesn’t sit in the top 25 at the end of the season, and yes my team will be sitting top 5 once again after another bcs win.

        You squad is dog shit…so prepare, because Clemson is still going to skull fuck Auburn

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        Chuck_Loadsman

        Congrats on the same tired old joke. Inbreeding, really? The royal family has done it for years and they’re doing fine. And that’s not a joke. Apparently you have never been to Morgantown. The majority of the student body is from MD, VA, and NJ. That being said, the girls are hot and totally tight butthole in the sense that they usually have loose buttholes by the end of their sophomore year. Shit loads to do, and no metro police to make you pay for your legal infidelities.

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        AdamScott

        ^^ Chuck, at the end of the day, you still go to West Virginia, and for that I feel sorry for you. Enjoy the inbred lifestyle

        -Adam

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        Will Fratchamp

        As for staying on topic, if UF goes 9-3 with this brutal schedule, they’ll definitely be in the top 25 heading into Bowl Week.

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        Success

        If you think AU is “dogshit”, you haven’t been paying attention or are just a complete fucktard…I’m figuring both.

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        Success

        You sir, are an idiot. AU may not be at their best since they’re too young, but they’re hardly dog shit. They’ve had a top 10 recruiting class for the last 4 years. And Clemson huh? Did you hear that? I think West Virginia just scored again…

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      JParks

      Michigan being ranked in front of Michigan State is a joke. “Golden Arm” Denard falls apart in October, they didn’t beat anyone of significance last year, Michigan State’s defense is returning 10 guys from what was one of the nation’s top defenses, and half of Michigan’s team is in jail.

      Totally agree ’bout USC.

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        Bush Light

        4 years in a row you got wins. Congratulations on being able to beat a mediocre Michigan team in its transition years. Get ready to be shit on the next 4 and beyond.

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        HarveySpecter

        Id rather have ol’ golden arm calling plays than a weak replacement for the recently departed Captain Kirk… State may have eeked out a few wins the last few years but now that there is a real Michigan coach calling the shots on the sideline with a year under his belt, little brother is going back to getting hazed year in and year out by big Blue.

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        Sparty

        Beating Wisconsin on a hail mary is “eeking out” a win. Beating notre dame on a fake field goal touchdown is “eeking out” a win. Doubling michigans output (much like in the real world) is not. Have fun being mediocre and choking up on your first job interview you awkward fuck.

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        RangerBaseball

        Let’s get real. How Denard got the nickname “Golden Arm” is beyond ridiculous. Denard couldn’t hit the broad side of a barn. Horrible QB, good athlete. Players of Denard’s kind are like junkyard dogs, they can run and are physical but lack intellegence and aren’t fit for the quarterback position. Maxwell is already a better QB as far as I’m concerned. Michigan State has a top 5 defense as well. There won’t be much if any chimping around in the endzone when he goes up against Gholston and company this season.

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        Chuck_Loadsman

        How and Why would any Michigan fan feel that its warranted they talk shit to any other team. Given they hold the largest win record in history, it still doesn’t excuse the pathetic performance of the last decade. Losing to a D2 team, extremely NF. Stealing WV’s winning coaches in BB and FB and actually hurting your performance.NF…

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        OldCrowBourbon

        JParks, you may have a valid point about Michigan State being ranked lower. I think Michigan’s schedule will be a bit much for them to handle to maintain a top 10 spot.

        But a Spartan making a joke about another school’s players being in jail? C’mon.

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        Bush Light

        Oh shut the fuck up Parks you GDI spartan. Get ready for an ass whipping under the lights at the best stadium in the country. Denard’s gonna tear that “top 10″ defense apart.

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      I am drot nunk

      Of course Missouri isn’t a top 25 team. They never were and never will be a football school. Sure they got some nice recruits this off season, but I doubt that’s going to help them this year.

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      frathard704

      Dorn, I wasn’t aware that the Big 12 had ANY good defensive teams. All I see in the Big 12 is high scoring. West Virginia to #18? Are you joking? Geno Smith is already the best QB in the Big 12 yet to take a snap. Texas doesn’t have anyone with the arm strength or accuracy to throw a deep out. Have you even played football before? Probably not. Don’t need a good defense when we put up 70 points in a bowl game. Wish I was still playing so I could smash your longhorns in person! Go Mountaineers!

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      ReaganKA

      Nobody expects missouri to be in the top 25 at any point and USC’s defense is a fucking joke. LSU deserves to be #1. Bama is top 5 for sure but I would not put them second. Oregon has no place in the top 5 and neither does oklahoma. Georgia is overrated (I go there and I say this). south carolina should be higher and auburn has no place in the top 25.

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        KeepCalm_and_BOMO

        I’m gonna go with what Sheldon Richardson said in the media this week, and the same attitude the whole Missouri program is exuding : they didn’t play in a highschool league before moving to the SEC. Missouri has to show up to play, just like their opponents have to show up. One of the best things about college Saturdays, is that no matter what the expected outcome, there’s always an unexpected twist. Every. Week. Mizzou can and will surprise people this season, and I can’t wait for that day so all the ignorant people will shut up. Franklin’s healthy, Marcus Murphy had two punt returns for TDs in the season opener, Lawrence is stepping up, not to mention TJ Moe or DGB. Pinkel has done great things for this program, and it’s about time people respect that.

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        ReaganKA

        I don’t respect any pac 12 defenses. Hell I don’t respect any pac 12 teams or their gdi uniforms. The defensive line for my former georgia high school is more impressive than oregon’s defensive line.

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        PeterGriffin

        ^^You’re an idiot if you think USC’s defense is a joke, an absolute idiot. They’re overshadowed by the offense for sure, an they’re not quite at the same level as Bama or LSU, but they’re close. Totally agree on Auburn and Oklahoma while I think South Carolina still needs to prove it can be top tier.

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        Mitchapalooza

        As a UGA guy, I agree. We do best when there aren’t expectation (ie. 2002, 2005, 2007). Other years where expectations are high, we shit the bed. I still think we’re capable of another 10 win season and SEC championship game, but not a NC. We always seem to fall on our own sword.

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