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Rebel Yell
12-16-2008, 11:58 AM
Who do you think was the greatest team ever? Post the year, team, starting lineup, key reserves, and schedule.


I'll go first....


2001 Miami Hurricanes

Starting Lineup

Offense
Position Name
QB Ken Dorsey
FB Najeh Davenport
HB Clinton Portis
TE Jeremy Shockey
SE Andre Johnson
FL Kevin Beard
LT Bryant McKinnie
LG Sherko Haji-Rasouli
C Brett Romberg
RG Martin Bibla
RT Joaquin Gonzalez


Defense
Position Name
RE Jerome McDougle
DT Matt Walters
DT William Joseph
LE Andrew Williams
WLB D.J. Williams
MLB Jonathan Vilma
SLB Chris Campbell
RCB Mike Rumph
FS Maurice Sikes
SS Ed Reed
LCB Phillip Buchanon


Special Teams
Position Name
K Todd Sievers
P Freddie Capshaw
KR Andre Johnson
KR Frank Gore
PR Phillip Buchanon

other notables

Willis McGahee
Antrel Rolle
Sean Taylor
Clinton Portis
Phillip Buchanon
Frank Gore
Vernon Carey
Vince Wilfork
Kellen Winslow
Roscoe Parrish


Schedule

Sept. 1 2 at Penn State W 33-7
Sept. 8 1 Rutgers W 61-0
Sept. 27 1 at Pittsburgh W 43-21
Oct. 6 1 Troy State W 38-7
Oct. 13 2 at (14) Florida State W 49-27
Oct. 25 1 West Virginia W 45-3
Nov. 3 1 Temple W 38-0
Nov. 10 1 at Boston College W 18-7
Nov. 17 1 (14) Syracuse W 59-0
Nov. 24 1 (12) Washington W 65-7
Dec. 1 1 (14) Virginia Tech W 26-24
Jan. 3 1 *vs. (4) Nebraska W 37-14
512-117

Space Gravy
12-16-2008, 01:04 PM
I'm going to go with Nebraska in 1995.

The average game score for them was 53-14.

The three closest games they played were beating Washington State by 14, #8 Kansas State by 24, and at #7 Colorado by 23. They won at #10 Kansas by 38 and beat #2 Florida by 38 for the National Championship.

They may not have been loaded with future NFL starts but they were absolute beasts.

http://www.infoplease.com/ipsa/A0765443.html

Rebel Yell
12-16-2008, 01:13 PM
I'm going to go with Nebraska in 1995.

The average game score for them was 53-14.

The three closest games they played were beating Washington State by 14, #8 Kansas State by 24, and at #7 Colorado by 23. They won at #10 Kansas by 38 and beat #2 Florida by 38 for the National Championship.

They may not have been loaded with future NFL starts but they were absolute beasts.

http://www.infoplease.com/ipsa/A0765443.html

I do put them right up there with the Canes, but I still favor Miami, slightly. In a warm climate, Miami's speed would be too much. In a frozen wasteland, Nebraska's power would win the day.

Molon Labe
12-16-2008, 01:22 PM
Rebel Yell......You homer! :D

Nebraska : 1995 - No team was ever more dominant IMO. And then they crushed an SEC team for the Championship.
I couldn't find a detailed listing of the starters but here are some of the stars.


QB
Tommie Frazier
Scott Frost Sophomore
Brook Berringer - Senior

HBs
Lawrence Phillips
Ahman Green - Freshman

FB
Jeff Makovicka

K
Kris Brown

LBs
Grant Wistrom

DBs
Eric Warfield
Mark Minter
Michael Booker
Tony Veland


Schedule



August 31 Oklahoma State Cowboys W 64-21

September 9* Michigan State Spartans W 50-10

September 16* Arizona State Sun Devils W 77-28

September 23* Pacific Tigers W 49-7

September 30* Washington State Cougars W 35-21

October 14 Missouri Tigers W 57-0

October 21† #8 Kansas State Wildcats W 49-25

October 28 #7 Colorado Buffaloes W 44-21

November 4 Iowa State Cyclones W 73-14

November 11 #10 Kansas Jayhawks W 41-3

November 24 Oklahoma Sooners W 37-0

January 2, 1996 #2 Florida Gators #1(Fiesta Bowl) W 62-24

Space Gravy
12-16-2008, 01:23 PM
That's a ridiculous amount of talent Butch Davis put together. Who knows how many they would have won had he not gone to Cleveland.

It's a shame Coker ran that program into the ground.

Rebel Yell
12-16-2008, 01:25 PM
That's a ridiculous amount of talent Butch Davis put together. Who knows how many they would have won had he not gone to Cleveland.

It's a shame Coker ran that program into the ground.

Coker is the worst coach to ever win a National Championship. Has he even been offered another gig?

Rebel Yell
12-16-2008, 01:26 PM
Rebel Yell......You homer! :D

Nebraska : And then they crushed an SEC team for the Championship.


That was priceless.