Rivals.com – Reality or Fiction: If Huskers might return to Huge 12, they’d


In right this moment’s Reality or Fiction nationwide columnist Mike Farrell appears at three matters in school soccer and decides whether or not every assertion is certainly FACT or if it’s FICTION.

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LSU is DBU within the SEC.

Elias Ricks (LSU)

Farrell’s take: FACT. This can be a robust name with Alabama doing so nicely producing elite defensive backs annually and Florida’s custom as nicely however I’m going to stay with FACT. Based mostly on the impression gamers like Patrick Peterson and Tyrann Matheiu and the way nicely gamers like Tre’Davious White are coming alongside I take LSU barely over Minkah Fitzpatrick, Landon Collins, Marlon Humphrey and a few others from Alabama.

Derek Stingley Jr. and Elias Ricks will hold it rolling for LSU, whereas Patrick Surtain Jr. will probably be a prime 10 decide this yr. To get one other unbiased opinion, I requested the Ohio State followers on The Horseshoe Lounge at Buckeyegrove.com and it was fairly break up. I nonetheless say Ohio State is DBU general, based mostly on the distinctive variety of first-round picks.

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2. The Vols will win 10 video games in Josh Heupel’s third season – however not earlier than.  

Josh Heupel
Josh Heupel (AP Photographs)

Farrell’s take: FICTION. I requested this query at The Generals Quarters on Volquest.com and the followers that didn’t say it was a dumb query felt it was FICTION. And naturally it may be thought-about a dumb query since Heupel has simply taken over this system, however I wished to get a really feel of the hope for this workers in comparison with the excessive hopes underneath Butch Jones and Jeremy Pruitt at first. And issues are a bit extra tempered in Knoxville.

Potential NCAA sanctions and a cross-conference sport towards Alabama each season don’t result in such a prediction, particularly with UGA and Florida as robust as they’re within the SEC East. Nevertheless, 10 video games could be gained with a bowl sport, and each Jones and Pruitt got here shut. However issues are a tad bleaker in the intervening time.

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3. If the Huskers might return to the Huge 12 they’d.  

Scott Frost
Scott Frost (AP Photographs)

Farrell’s take: FICTION. I ask this as a result of I used to be taking a look at conferences and groups that appear to be misplaced and Nebraska stored crossing my thoughts. And with the best way issues went final August with the cancellation of the soccer season (I’m sorry, “postponement”) and the way irate AD Invoice Moos and coach Scott Frost have been, I assumed it was an attention-grabbing matter.

I requested the followers on the Purple Sea Scrolls at HuskerOnline.com and plenty of who wished to bolt the convention final August additionally perceive it’s not going to occur. The overwhelming reply was FICTION, and I agree due to cash, teachers and the preferential therapy Texas was getting. However I’d nonetheless relatively see Nebraska play Texas, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and others, only for nostalgia functions.

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