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18 Days Until the 1st game of the 2022 College Football Season...

B.A.R.

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A long-standing tradition at CTG is the countdown thread to the start of college football. Our late, great member Smails was always the author and content creator of this thread. Many years have passed now, but he is still missed heavily...

Feel free to post as we go...

I'll get things started for this season....

95 days to go till August 27th and Week 0...


The season was 1995 and the Ohio State Buckeyes entered Michigan Stadium ranked #2 looking for a potential National Championship... The Wolverines had other plans...


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B.A.R.

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The 1994 season had plenty of controversy at the end as the new Bowl Coalition Series did not include the Rose Bowl participants Oregon and Penn State. The National Championship game that season was at the Orange Bowl. Eventual champion Nebraska defeated Miami 24-17. Penn State fans to this day are still upset. College Football fans deserved to see that powerful PSU team matchup with the Huskers. Both were tremendous teams that season.

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cubsker

Perfectly Normal, Perfectly Healthy
I think 92 was the last year you could rip your helmet off after you scored.

This was always my favorite. Colorado had been the thorn in our side, beating us a couple times in 89 and 90 and tying us in 91. This game was on Halloween and we were out for blood. Some people still say this was the loudest Memorial Stadium has ever been.

 

jedi ninja

Aka Larry
Today is 91 days to go, and this seems a pretty cool story to mark that number.

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On November 14, 2009, at the age of 61, Tom Thompson became the oldest football player in NCAA history after he scored the extra point for Austin College's (the Austin Kangaroos) only touchdown of the game against Trinity University.
 

cubsker

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Today is 91 days to go, and this seems a pretty cool story to mark that number.

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On November 14, 2009, at the age of 61, Tom Thompson became the oldest football player in NCAA history after he scored the extra point for Austin College's (the Austin Kangaroos) only touchdown of the game against Trinity University.

Looks like he plays for the guards in the Longest Yard.
 

cubsker

Perfectly Normal, Perfectly Healthy
Trying to remember national title winners from the 90s without looking.

99: FSU over Vick's VT
98: Tennessee. Tee Martin got done what Manning couldn't.
97: World's shittiest conf prevented Nebraska/Michigan
96: Florida, I think?
95: the goat
94: Nebraska, shittiest conf prevented Penn St from getting a crack.
93: FSU and a lot of crooked officiating
92: Bama over Miami, I think?
91: Think Washington got at least half, Miami get the other half? Think they both beat Nebraska.
90: Colorado and GT split. Again, I think they both beat Neb.
 

KJ

Mayor of Nap
Trying to remember national title winners from the 90s without looking.

99: FSU over Vick's VT
98: Tennessee. Tee Martin got done what Manning couldn't.
97: World's shittiest conf prevented Nebraska/Michigan
96: Florida, I think?
95: the goat
94: Nebraska, shittiest conf prevented Penn St from getting a crack.
93: FSU and a lot of crooked officiating
92: Bama over Miami, I think?
91: Think Washington got at least half, Miami get the other half? Think they both beat Nebraska.
90: Colorado and GT split. Again, I think they both beat Neb.
98 will always make me laugh

Let's be honest, early 90s were great because it was the end of the era where only maybe 6 teams could win a title, kept people who aren't interested in the big programs involved. Current system is only fun if you're a fan of a handful of teams, people took the AP and coach's polls seriously. This format doesn't work and has oversaturated the fun of NCAA football with the select few
 

KJ

Mayor of Nap
Yeah, 98 was a joke. Didn’t FSU have to play Anquan Boldin at QB?
What makes me laugh is Knoxville God could never get it done but Tee could, has nothing to do with FSU

God could never beat their rivals but he's God there, not Tee
 

M.W.

Parties like it's 1979
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Stan Rome was 6' 5" and much more of a basketball player than a football player at Clemson, but he wound up in the NFL. My primary memory of him was him standing under the uprights at the end of the Clemson-Duke game in 1976 as Vinnie Fusco prepared to try a 57-yard FG (which would be his 6th of the day) to end the game in an 18-18 tie. Many years later I learned that goaltending was illegal in football as well as basketball, so what was the point of putting him there? I mean, he could have blocked it -- it hit the cross bar and bounced over!
 
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cubsker

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M.W.

Parties like it's 1979
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I met Keith Jennings at a DFW Clemson Club viewing party. After Clemson got to 35 points, I did the pushups, and Keith complimeted me by saying, "That's the way Coach Ford made us do our push-ups."
 

B.A.R.

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1982 was Bear Bryants final season as Head Coach.

He would pass shorty after retirement the following January,

 

B.A.R.

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38 days till the start of college football...


The University of Texas and the University of Michigan have met just ONCE on the football field. This was the 2005 Rose Bowl (a precursor to the 2006 MNC also in Pasadena for the 'Horns).

Texas defeated Michigan 38-37 on a last second FG... with a huge 4th quarter rally...

(from fansided)

Legendary Texas quarterback Vince Young would end up leading the Longhorns to a massive fourth-quarter comeback win in that Rose Bowl game. He registered five total touchdowns, nearly 400 total yards, and put up a game-high in rushing yards (192). Young was absolutely electric when the Longhorns needed him the most.

Texas wound up being Michigan in that Rose Bowl game to cap the 2004 season by the final score of 38-37 after a thrilling fourth quarter. Young and Longhorns beat Michigan in the fourth quarter 17-6 to seal this one-point victory.

And Young would wind up delivering one of the most memorable moments in the last few decades for this Longhorns football program when he stated that they would be back in the Rose Bowl for the following season.

That’s exactly what Young and the Longhorns did when they returned for the Rose Bowl game to cap the 2006 season by topping the No. 1 USC Trojans to win the BCS National Championship.



 

2daBank

Motormouth
Vince young might have been the best college fb player/qb I ever saw! Or I might be biased cause the next year against usc was my 1st trip to Vegas and still one the biggest bets I ever won and by far most incredible game I ended up getting to see in Vegas w bunch of money on it!!! B
 

B.A.R.

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Vince young might have been the best college fb player/qb I ever saw! Or I might be biased cause the next year against usc was my 1st trip to Vegas and still one the biggest bets I ever won and by far most incredible game I ended up getting to see in Vegas w bunch of money on it!!! B
His last two seasons are definitely up there...

+7 and ML still one of my favorite wins ever as well.
 

B.A.R.

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Back in 2014, UM and Texas agreed to a home and home series.

As of now, those are still scheduled (2024 and 2027).

We shall see what happens with this now (moving conferences, realignment etc).

Hopefully they keep it!

(UM also has a scheduled home n home with Oklahoma in the two years in-between).
 

2daBank

Motormouth
His last two seasons are definitely up there...

+7 and ML still one of my favorite wins ever as well.

Only reason I left my 1st trip to Vegas w like double the money I came with!! (Lost a bunch on the tables and spent a bunch more partying of course). Couldn’t have picked a better year to get my 1st watching at the Sportsbook experience!!
 

2daBank

Motormouth
Back in 2014, UM and Texas agreed to a home and home series.

As of now, those are still scheduled (2024 and 2027).

We shall see what happens with this now (moving conferences, realignment etc).

Hopefully they keep it!

(UM also has a scheduled home n home with Oklahoma in the two years in-between).

Crazy how far out they have to schedule those things. That why I never hold it against a team who ends up w a not so great out of conf when they scheduled other power 5 schools, no way to know how quality of opponent it end up being a freaking decade later!!
 
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