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Old 01-15-2014   #325
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Originally Posted by Texian View Post
The Florida team that TB beat was almost the same Florida team that went 4-8 this year and lost to Georgia Southern at home.
They most certainly were not. About half of that #3 defense was gone to the NFL and their best returning player was out for the year with an injury. They were also starting their 3rd string freshman QB who was making his 2nd career start. Not even close to the same team.


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My point is playing Ohio, Florida International and Missouri State is conducive to helping inflate one's stats while playing teams like Ohio State, South Carolina, Missouri and Penn State does not pad stats as well as playing the weak sisters. Playing a 9-4 Miami maybe the equivalent of playing a 7-5 Penn State but it is not on par with playing a an 11-2 South Carolina or an 11-2 Baylor. Louisville's toughest competition this year was 12-1 UCF to whom they lost and at home no less.
And Bridgewater played great in that game. In Bridgewater's few games against top competition, he has played great. Bortles has been exposed to more of these games and has not played as well as Bridgewater. Giving him credit just because he played those teams is ridiculous.

Perhaps we should just draft Logan Thomas instead. I mean he did play against Alabama, Georgia Tech, North Carolina, Pittsburgh, Duke, Boston College, Miami, Maryland, and UCLA this year. It shouldn't matter that Bridgewater or Bortles played better against their top competition, Thomas has been exposed to more and has played against a much higher level of competition.


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If you compare Teddy's freshman year to Manziel's freshman year there is no comparison. Not even in the same ballpark.
Bridgewater was a true freshman. Manziel was a redshirt. Big difference.
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