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B|R: 10 teams that are one piece away from making the CFB Playoffs
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Florida Gators: Electrifying Running Back

This year's Florida Gators are going to look different than the offensively potent team from a year ago. That doesn't necessarily mean they'll take a step back.

Just don't expect them to have as explosive of an air attack with quarterback Kyle Trask, tight end Kyle Pitts and several other receiving weapons off to the NFL.

With Emory Jones (likely) under center, Florida is going to look more like the read-option, run-first teams head coach Dan Mullen deployed during his time at Mississippi State and as the Gators' offensive coordinator in the early 2000s.

Jones will have LSU transfer Arik Gilbert to throw to (if he's immediately eligible), but the major need will be a top-shelf running back who can help move the football now that the chunk plays won't be as bountiful.

Florida has done well on the transfer market, landing Lorenzo Lingard from Miami in January 2020 and 5-star Clemson prospect Demarkcus Bowman in October. Both of those guys have elite potential and could be game-breakers. For Lingard, the name of the game is speed, and Bowman is a complete back. Don't forget leading rusher Dameon Pierce and Malik Davis and Nay'Quan Wright are returning too.

If one of that group emerges, watch out for the Gators in the SEC East.

Georgia Bulldogs: Franchise Left Tackle

Now that Georgia has found a quarterback in USC transfer JT Daniels, who transformed the offense and looked like he was finally going to live up to massive expectations out of high school, Bulldogs fans have high hopes their team will break the national title drought dating back to 1980.

But the team's weakest link a year ago was the offensive line, and they are losing Trey Hill and Ben Cleveland, arguably the best two players in that unit. With the way head coach Kirby Smart has recruited, however, reinforcements are around.

Returning starters Jamaree Salyer and Warren McClendon are strong players to anchor the group, but UGA needs a star. They may have found one in 5-star Amarius Mims, who is a 6'7", 315-pound prospect with a 7'1" wingspan, according to 247Sports.

He is a top-10 player nationally who could solidify one of the two most important positions on the offense. If he can protect Daniels' blind side, learn the offense quickly and live up to his recruiting ranking right away, the Dawgs will be a title contender.

Texas A&M Aggies: Kellen Mond's Replacement

There were plenty of people who felt like one-loss Texas A&M belonged in the College Football Playoff in 2020 instead of Notre Dame.

The Fighting Irish's dismantling by Alabama and the Aggies' commanding victory over North Carolina in the Orange Bowl didn't do anything to quiet the talk either.

If head coach Jimbo Fisher is going to get the Aggies back in the conversation in '21, he's going to have to do it without playmaking quarterback Kellen Mond, who is off to the NFL. The way Fisher has recruited, he has a potent defense full of elite players and potential big-play guys at running back and receiver.

They've just got to find a quarterback.

It's possible, though, that the guys on deck will be better at moving the ball through the air than Mond. The best option appears to be Haynes King, though he didn't have a big sample size a year ago.

King is a great athlete with a strong arm and can do a lot of things on offense. Zach Calzada and incoming freshman Eli Stowers will be in the mix too. Stowers, especially, is an intriguing quarterback with great athleticism.

Fisher is known for his development of players at the position, so having a new signal-caller isn't necessarily a bad thing. If the coach can work out the perfect formula, the Aggies could be in the playoff.


The Rest
Cincinnati Bearcats: Respect
Iowa State: Another Game-Breaking Wide Receiver
Oklahoma Sooners: Shutdown Cornerback
Oregon Ducks: Justin Herbert's Heir
USC Trojans: Running Back to Add Balance
Wisconsin Badgers: A Killer Instinct
North Carolina Tar Heels: Much-Improved Secondary


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TigerLunatik
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re: B|R: 10 teams that are one piece away from making the CFB Playoffs
So, you're saying that LSU has all of the pieces to make the CFP in 2021?



jodeaux
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re: B|R: 10 teams that are one piece away from making the CFB Playoffs
Alabama:

Nearly an entire offensive line
A running back
A Quarterback
Good receivers
A new offensive coordinator
breaking in a new QB

UGA is going to beat bama's sorry arse this year. Yall are losing too much.


paperwasp
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re: B|R: 10 teams that are one piece away from making the CFB Playoffs
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So, you're saying that LSU has all of the pieces to make the CFP in 2021?



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BobLeeDagger
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re: B|R: 10 teams that are one piece away from making the CFB Playoffs
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Georgia Bulldogs: Regain Control Originally Lost By Mark Richt

This post was edited on 2/23 at 2:18 pm


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SummerOfGeorge
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re: B|R: 10 teams that are one piece away from making the CFB Playoffs
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Alabama:

Nearly an entire offensive line
A running back
A Quarterback
Good receivers
A new offensive coordinator
breaking in a new QB



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UGA is going to beat bama's sorry arse this year



If we're that bad then we won't be playing UGA


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re: B|R: 10 teams that are one piece away from making the CFB Playoffs
He’s a shitty troll


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re: B|R: 10 teams that are one piece away from making the CFB Playoffs
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Cincinnati Bearcats: Respect
Iowa State: Another Game-Breaking Wide Receiver
Oklahoma Sooners: Shutdown Cornerback
Oregon Ducks: Justin Herbert's Heir
USC Trojans: Running Back to Add Balance
Wisconsin Badgers: A Killer Instinct
North Carolina Tar Heels: Much-Improved Secondary


None of this is true and some of it is just dumb.

It's why B/R will never get any respect.


BIGJLAW
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re: B|R: 10 teams that are one piece away from making the CFB Playoffs
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Alabama:

Nearly an entire offensive line
A running back
A Quarterback
Good receivers
A new offensive coordinator
breaking in a new QB

UGA is going to beat bama's sorry arse this year. Yall are losing too much.

You were probably born after 1980 so i can see your optimism.


paperwasp
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re: B|R: 10 teams that are one piece away from making the CFB Playoffs
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B/R will never get any respect

Yeah, I think it's gotten better than it used to be, but it's not my favorite either.

Slim pickings for any good CFB news this time of year.


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ptclaus98
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re: B|R: 10 teams that are one piece away from making the CFB Playoffs
What an awful list.


Florida needs an OL, not an "electric RB". Georgia biggest strength is Kirby's recruiting and it's only weakness is Kirby's stubbornness, and there is nothing that's getting USC or Oregon in the playoffs next year.


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diddlydawg7
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Bad list. Georgia needs a lockdown CB more than anything.


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jodeaux
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I say this all the time. Bama fans carry themselves on message boards thinking they're royalty but I GURANTEE you.

Once Saban leaves BAMA and your football program goes back to being average, your fans will revert back to being the BITTER, TREE-POISONING REDNECK TRASH YOU'VE ALWAYS BEEN.

So spare us this whole "nice guy" act BAMA fans. Bama fans come in one of two flavors:

1. Embarrassing redneck trash
2. Annoying Frat boy wearing maroon masters polo

I cannot wait when Saban leaves and your entire state has a meltdown.



SummerOfGeorge
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re: B|R: 10 teams that are one piece away from making the CFB Playoffs
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Bama fans come in one of two flavors:

1. Embarrassing redneck trash
2. Annoying Frat boy wearing maroon masters polo


So, the same as every other school in the South. Got ya.


diddlydawg7
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re: B|R: 10 teams that are one piece away from making the CFB Playoffs
Why are you arguing with a Georgia Tech fan?


SummerOfGeorge
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re: B|R: 10 teams that are one piece away from making the CFB Playoffs
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Why are you arguing with a Georgia Tech fan?




I'm not arguing, I'm conversing


Pastor Mike
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re: B|R: 10 teams that are one piece away from making the CFB Playoffs
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UGA is going to beat bama's sorry arse this year. Yall are losing too much.


Care to put a number on it? A prognostication with a little more specifics?


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diddlydawg7
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re: B|R: 10 teams that are one piece away from making the CFB Playoffs
Ok, why would you ever converse with a Georgia Tech fan?


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djsdawg
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re: B|R: 10 teams that are one piece away from making the CFB Playoffs
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UGA is going to beat bama's sorry arse this year. Yall are losing too much.


This guy is just too stupid.


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re: B|R: 10 teams that are one piece away from making the CFB Playoffs
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Yeah, I think it's gotten better than it used to be, but it's not my favorite either.



Oh 100%. It used to literally just be fans and anyone could write anything (hence "bleacher" report").

Now they have some respected names, but they try way to hard to be edgy and cool, and quite frankly their social media presence is insufferable.


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