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Mithridates6
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Biggest fluke seasons
What seasons come to mind when you think of a team that managed to win much more than it "should" have?
For me:
2008 Alabama- A good team, but Saban hadn't built up the talent and depth back up to championship levels. Should have lost to LSU but were saved by interceptions and also struggled against UK and Old Mrs. Gave Florida a good game in Atlanta, then got exposed by Utah

2010 LSU- Except for a few games, the offense was beyond putrid, it made the 2011 unit look prolific. Beat a pathetic Tennessee team at home after the game was seemingly over bc the Vols had 13 men on the field. Actually finished 11-2.

2011 Auburn- The bottom should have fallen out for Chizik this year instead of 2012, but somehow they managed to go 8-5 including an upset of a very good SCar team. All their losses were blowouts and most of their wins were very close. The next season they went 3-9 (0-12 in the SEC)

2012 Florida- Very good defense, but the offense was mostly putrid. Somehow they managed to go 11-1 including a miracle blocked punt to beat Louisiana-Lafayette before getting wrecked by Teddy Bridgewater and Louisville in the bowl

2013 Auburn- Great offense, but had two miracle wins with the kick six and the prayer at Jordan-Hare en route to finishing 12-2 after losing a close BCS title game
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cas4t
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re: Biggest fluke seasons
In before 2019 LSU


texag7
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re: Biggest fluke seasons
2019 lsu - Poor defense. Most down year of college football from 2010-2020. 2ish loss team most other years


SidewalkTiger
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re: Biggest fluke seasons
Imagine going 8-5 in

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Most down year of college football from 2010-2020.


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Nado Jenkins83
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re: Biggest fluke seasons
Any season not making the sec championship when your qb wins the heisman


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cas4t
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re: Biggest fluke seasons
Your post doesn’t count because i said in before
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OrangeEmpire
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re: Biggest fluke seasons
1997 Georgia comes to mind.



WilliamTaylor21
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re: Biggest fluke seasons
Pretty much every A1abana Championship is built on some other teams losing (Auburn/Wisconsin/OSU) - very flukey.


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re: Biggest fluke seasons
Hey Daniel, how do you sign up for the Lsu thread notification. I can't figure it out


Green Chili Tiger
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re: Biggest fluke seasons
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Poor defense


Imagine only managing 1-score against a "poor defense" and giving up a safety to a "poor defense".



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Most down year of college football from 2010-2020


Imagine going 8-5 (4-4 in conference) during the "most down year of college football from 2010-2020".

and paying your head coach $75 million for the privilege.

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CGSC Lobotomy
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re: Biggest fluke seasons
2007 LSU, but then again anyone that won the title that season could say that.


TT9
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re: Biggest fluke seasons
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2019 LSU
and it isn't even close. Amazing what a functioning offense will do.

Glad that wizard is in Carolina.


SidewalkTiger
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re: Biggest fluke seasons
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Glad that wizard is in Carolina.


Hell yeah and we hired a former NFL head coach to replace him.


Glorious
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re: Biggest fluke seasons
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Pretty much every A1abana Championship is built on some other teams losing (Auburn/Wisconsin/OSU) - very flukey.


Which OSU?








Thank you state of Iowa


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TT9
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re: Biggest fluke seasons
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hired a fired NFL head coach


sjmabry
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re: Biggest fluke seasons
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texag7


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cajunbama
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re: Biggest fluke seasons
2019 LSU and it’s not even close. College football as whole hasn’t been down as much since 2007.


SidewalkTiger
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re: Biggest fluke seasons
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hired a fired NFL head coach


Idk, Saban hired him too so he must've thought he was pretty decent.
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CGSC Lobotomy
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re: Biggest fluke seasons
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Pretty much every A1abana Championship is built on some other teams losing (Auburn/Wisconsin/OSU) - very flukey.


Agreed, Alabama's last 5 titles were built on some other team losing.

2009 - t.u.
2011 - LSU
2012 - Notre Dame
2015 - Clemson
2017 - Georgia


SidewalkTiger
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re: Biggest fluke seasons
Imagine going 11-2 when

quote:

College football as whole hasn’t been down as much since 2007.


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