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For those using USC as an example - yes we did get crushed. But people we turned around two years later and damn near beat USC on their home turf.
Lot can change in a year or two - let's at least give our guys a chance before declaring them dead in the water.
Mr E I did not say tht. Again im bein mis quoted but it ok I knw u lookin for a laugh.
The Black Mamba is coming to town? Sign me up.
Top ten post of all time.but u shld say pussies than it b top five
Maybe. They should have won last year.
if we r goin TU get stomp keep all the 2014 n 15 recruits out the stadium especially if the hv sum fly new uniforms on. our kids already fascinated wit thm imagine c n them n person.
Puck, you sure? I thought the PSU game was the following weekend...
Actually, all this does is help Oregon recruit here.
Never thought about like that.
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It was, but we'd be replacing Nevada on Oregon's schedule, which is the 7th. Imagine the 14th will now be a conference game.
Right on, if you want to be a big boy, you have to play with the big boys. I hate the notion of building a program based on the false confidence you might get when you beat a few low-tier MAC or C-USA schools. Look no further than to the southwest corner of the state to see where that gets you: an inflated record with no real credentials; an empty trophy case and a long line of whippings against the upper echelon. I welcome playing the upper tier MACs/CUSAs/etc. and while those might be quality wins, people still prefer to look down their nose at the football mid-majors - it's an above-average risk w/a well below-average reward. Oregon is in the midst of some big changes, making this is a great opportunity to line up against arguably the sexiest program in CFB and see where things stand. This will not be intimidating to the new coaching staff veterans. We might lose and we might lose big, but any competitor should relish this chance.
Completely agree. Why wouldn't you like this? People against this idea sound like born losers. Play the best. Recruits love it.
Shocked at how many of you are crapping all over this. Sure we risk a big loss but we'll also have a packed stadium with a lot of attention being drawn to Charlottesville that weekend. Does a win over a MAC team with 45K in the stands really move the needle more than a loss to a national title contender with 63K in the stands?
And if this loss keeps us out of a bowl game that means we blew it against some bad ACC teams, BYU or Ball State in a season where we have a litany of returning starters and 8 home games. We don't deserve the Toilet Bowl we'd be going to at that point.
Year 4 of the London era. Time to stop making excuses. "Iron sharpens iron". "Competition makes the team better". I've heard London sing it, it is now time to bring it. Our players are going to love the excitment along with the fans. Seems to me that London does a better job preparing his team for big games than the games against mediocre teams. Bring on the Ducks.
Ths is 100% correct.
Hey, great idea! Let's play against the Harlem Globetrotters! To be the best, you gotta beat the best!
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We lost to Duke, Maryland and Wake Forest last year! We don't stand a chance and it is that simple. I am amazed people are pumped about getting our asses kicked at home. It will be a slaughter.
Sweet Jesus, De'Anthony Thomas is going to shred our D to pieces..we looked slow against slow teams, I can only imagine how we'll look against a team like Oregon. Sure, to be the best you have to beat the best, but we aren't ready to be the best right now. Isn't everyone hoping for just a bowl game next year? 6 or 7 wins doesn't seem like "the best" to me.
And we also beat Florida State, Miami, Georgia Tech, and had a chance to play in an ACC Championship the year before. What's your point? Teams are not the same from year to year. Our stellar 2010 was not a good predictor of our disappointing 2011. Our disappointing 2011 might not be a good predictor of our 2012. A slew of new coaches, another year under the belt of our young guns, and some big-time recruits coming in this summer. Who's to say that we can't compete with some of these teams? Shying away from the test doesn't help anyone.
We didn't schedule this game so that iron could sharpen iron, or so we could test ourselves against the best. We scheduled this game for one reason, and one reason only: money. We have the remaining few millions worth of balance on a indoor practice facility to pay off, don't forget.
I blame UVA fans for not coming to regular games. Instead, we have to do something asinine like this to put butts in seats.
Well, maybe it's loser talk, but we just went 4-8, including losses to LaTech, Wake, Maryland, and Duke. To think we have any shred of a chance against Oregon is just delusional. "Year four, no more excuses" won't magically make us competitive against one of the best teams in the nation.
The thing I'm trying to hang on to here is that maybe the players and recruits are attracted and pumped up by the concept that we're aggressively trying to build incredible OOC schedules. Maybe that can become our M/O -- that we'll play anyone, anywhere, anytime. Of course, none of that probably matters if we end up 5-7 and not in a bowl game... again... for the fifth time in six years.
UVA football is like a toddler right now. Just learning to walk. Well, our athletic department are the parents who just registered their toddler for the Boston Marathon. Best of luck to us, we'll need it [to avoid losing by 50 points on our home field.]
I don't think wins against any of those teams (or any ACC teams for that matter) really signify anything when talking about Oregon. Yeah, the wins against FSU and Miami were nice and all, but Oregon is on another level from both of those teams.
Egh, no use being miffed about scheduling a loss. It'll be fun to see Oregon in person -- the Blur kind of changed the way I think about offense. I've become a bit of a Quack Attack fan, so it'll be cool to see them live and in person.
Bring on the Ducks! Let's hope you guys are right about iron sharpening iron and whatnot. I have my doubts, but it's silly to grind teeth over this.
One thing is certain: we need to show the Oregon fans how hard our little fanbase can tailgate. Put a little burboun and barbeque on their lips, and give them a school to root for over here on the East Coast.
I'm really disappointed with this response. Maybe we should play VMI twice to get to 6 wins. And better yet, drop BYU and pick up the worse directional Michigan/Kentucky team we can find.
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