Joel Klatt on Alabama's strength of schedule and Lynn Swann leaving USC | CFB | THE HERD


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  • The Herd with Colin Cowherd

    How many games will Alabama win this season?

    • Apex King
      Apex King  4 months back

      11-1 loss to LSU

    • Cpt Insano
      Cpt Insano  4 months back

      They will lose to LSU then Clemson again

    • Laraia98
      Laraia98  4 months back

      The Herd with Colin Cowherd all of them until the sec championship game

    • Dawgy Jones
      Dawgy Jones  4 months back

      11 to 12

    • Eric S
      Eric S  4 months back

      War eagle!

  • robert harris
    robert harris  3 weeks back

    Cleveland 6 and 10, wow, so wrong

    • Ed Sev
      Ed Sev  2 months back

      Reguardless of what you all think of strength of schedule just know that LSU and Auburn are part of that schedule and South Carolina who beat Georgia and almost beat Clemson
      So beating South Carolina by more than 20 points and scoring 41 points on no 1 LSU says for itself what they are capable I would say that we need a SEC vs big ten play off this year LSU and bama vs big ten shut up or put up big ten mouth

      • Marcus Pacheco
        Marcus Pacheco  3 months back

        Why is it that the only signs I ever see are shooting at the True KINGS. We Want Bama!!!!. I never see we want clemson...we want lsu...we want penn state..we want washington..we want notre dame or everyone want to play the one and only true best the King's. Bama Roll Tide!!!!

        • Nick schmitz
          Nick schmitz  3 months back

          Has ANYONE looked at Clemson's schedule. I admit that Bama's schedule is weak but Clemson's is waaaaaay waaaaaay waaaaaay waaaaaay waaaaaay waaaaaay waaaaaay waaaaaay waaaaaay waaaaaay waaaaaay waaaaaay weaker yet NO ONE talks about it

          • Brian
            Brian  3 months back

            Nick schmitz So they are both bad. But then again Clemson isn’t the team that hasn’t had a OOC true road game against a ranked opponent since 2011

        • jcelldogs
          jcelldogs  3 months back

          I'd like to see the ncaa or some form of a committee make schedules. Letting schools pick their out of conference schedules is ridiculous. I'd love to see matchups like Alabama at Wisconsin in November. Ohio state at Florida in the swamp. There should be multiple top 25 matchups every week. Not just alabama hosting southeastern Tennessee tech. Nobody wants to see that. But the arguement for the sec out of conference weak scheduling is because they think their conference schedules are so tough that they need to secure bowl spots and get that 6 or 7 wins. I'd like to see a national championship game with teams that are like 11-2 or 3. There shouldnt be undefeated teams. Unless you are really elite.

          • Franco Barrera
            Franco Barrera  4 months back

            Saban never comes north.

            • james bondo2
              james bondo2  4 months back

              I'm a big ten guy I would take Alabama over any team any where.

              • Drew Delucchi
                Drew Delucchi  4 months back

                Colin and Klatt are gold lol

                • firesteel01
                  firesteel01  4 months back

                  Citadel and panera bread LOL so true, but remember they need a bye before panera bread in week 8.

                  • Giggity1080
                    Giggity1080  4 months back

                    And.....they beat Lamar Jackson and the Ravens?!

                    • Wes W
                      Wes W  4 months back

                      Colin is falling right into Klatt's lap with this Baker stuff. Poor guy can't get over the fact Baker dumped him the night of the Prom.

                      • William Pavichevich
                        William Pavichevich  4 months back

                        Wisconsin should be Higher ranked than Georgia or LSU.

                        • Brian
                          Brian  3 months back

                          William Pavichevich Probably not LSU

                      • Jacob Amos
                        Jacob Amos  4 months back

                        UA played home & home with OU, UCLA, Hawaii, while on flipping probation. Also, Saban doesn't get to decide what the school does. The AD & President do that. And neutral site games, are better financially, which is why they developed. Having said THAT, I like true home & home games.

                        • Don Johnson
                          Don Johnson  4 months back

                          There is a wonderful article done on this exact story 4 years ago. Not on just Alabama but the SEC as a whole. It's just amazing that now all of a sudden it's in the spotlight. The article was talking about the seven national championships that the SEC won in a row. NOT just Alabama but every one of those SEC teams did exactly the same thing that Nick Saban and Alabama are doing. This is how ESPN and the SEC try to claim that the SEC is the most dominant conference in college football. It's funny how in the last 7 of the last 8 years the ACC has beat the SEC in head-to-head matchups. You will find the same satistics when facing other conferences. Most of the reason ESPN is bias is because of the 2.4 billion dollars they have invested into the SEC. I don't care if you invest $100 you don't talk bad about your product.

                          • Brian
                            Brian  3 months back

                            Don Johnson Then again many of the SEC Championships came in games that they:

                            A. Shouldn’t have been there


                            B. Played different teams than the teams they played in the championship.

                            Cases in point:

                            2006: 13-0 Ohio State plays 12-1 Florida
                            #1 Ohio State beats #2 Michigan in the last game of the season.
                            BCS ranks Michigan as #2 before final rankings post. BCS comes back and says we can’t have Ohio State and Michigan play in the championship because we already saw that game and we can’t have teams from the same conference play in the championship.

                            I don’t have a problem with this except fast forward to 2011, and all of a sudden now this rule is apparently voided.

                            2008. 11-1 Oklahoma plays 12-1 Florida.

                            Interesting how 12-0 Boise State and 12-0 Utah are magically excluded... Even more interesting is that 12-0 Utah has as many Top 25 wins as Florida, yet still doesn’t make it. In fact Utah finished as the ONLY undefeated, yet didn’t play in championship (and they smoked #3 Alabama in the Sugar Bowl).

                            2009 13-0 Alabama plays 12-0 Texas

                            Again this championship excludes 12-0 Boise State, and 12-0 TCU. This season illustrates why it’s impossible for a G5 team to ever play in championship.

                            - TCU had 3 Top 25 wins, UT had 2 Top 25 wins.
                            - TCU had statistically a better OOC SOS, and in conference SOS than U
                            - TCU was #8 in the nation in total offense, better than Alabama and UT
                            - TCU was #1 in the nation in total defense, better than Alabama and UT.

                            You really can’t make a better argument than that...

                            TCU didn’t play in the championship for completely unexplained reasons

                            Also Boise State went undefeated for the second consecutive regular season. Oh and they also thumped #13 Oregon who won the Pac10. None of the teams had a win over a conference champion. Also Boise State was #10 in Total Offense (better than Alabama and UT) and #14 in Total defense.

                            2010 12-0 Oregon plays 13-0 Auburn

                            First of all how on earth does Oregon jump Boise State In week 4, after Boise State swept Oregon the two previous seasons and they have 26-0 regular season record?

                            - TCU goes undefeated AGAIN, that’s 24-0 regular season record.
                            - TCU has 2 Top 25 wins including a 40 point road win over #6.
                            - TCU is also #13 in Total Offense
                            - TCU is #1 in Total defense for the second consecutive year including 5 shutouts (better than Oregon and Auburn and it’s not even close- #34 is Oregon, #60 is Auburn)

                            Again TCU doesn’t play in the championship

                            (**Side Note the even more abhorrent problem is #7 Boise State going 12-1 and not making a major bowl game, despite only losing to #14 Nevada on the road in OT by 3 - Nevada ranked #1 in Total Offense with Colin Kapernick - also Boise State went #5 in Total Offense and #2 in Total defense; They were beating Unranked Arizona State 51-17 might of been a bit dumb decision by the bowl committee).

                            2011 13-0 LSU played 12-1 Alabama.

                            How does this game make sense, when Michigan was not allowed to play Ohio State In 2006?

                        • Sean Hanlins Daddy
                          Sean Hanlins Daddy  4 months back

                          He keeps his team healthy to win ships. Always bye week before big games or Citadel

                          • Brandon
                            Brandon  4 months back

                            Alabama plays a lot of OOC games in Austin as well, and future schedules have Home/Home series with all the big boys.

                            • AllaboutheWaves
                              AllaboutheWaves  4 months back

                              I love how nobody talks about Florida getting away with not playing home n homes with anyone. If Georgia and Clemson can play home and homes with somebody outside of their conference while playing an annual rivalry game with Georgia Tech and USCjr, why can't Florida play a home & home.

                              • kawhi jennings
                                kawhi jennings  4 months back

                                The only reason why I disagree with the Ohio state example is because Alabama has to play a home and home with the likes of LSU, Auburn, and Texas A&M every year cause of their division. So why should Alabama have to go to Oklahoma or Ohio State when Clemson doesn’t do that either??

                                Does it not bother anyone that LSU, as stacked with NFL talent as they are, doesn’t get a chance to make the playoff cause they’re one of the few teams that has to play Alabama in October instead of January? Teams like Washington and Notre Dame get playoff appearances and LSU is kept out cause the committee doesn’t want to hear the USC and Ohio State fans cry about it... that’s messed up

                                • TheCephalon
                                  TheCephalon  4 months back

                                  Alabama hasn’t played Florida or Georgia in the regular season in 4+ years. I know those teams are in the other division but LSU has played them

                                  • TheCephalon
                                    TheCephalon  4 months back

                                    What I don’t understand why is Alabama never plays Georgia during the regular season. They just never do. Never. Same with Florida. They never play Florida

                                    • BAMA HAMMER
                                      BAMA HAMMER  4 months back

                                      Joel and Cowherd are SEC haters they always have been. There is a video called Alabama vs the world and Cowherd and Klatt vs Alabama and are hilarious. Don't ever discredit Bama especially in revenge games.

                                      • BAMA HAMMER
                                        BAMA HAMMER  4 months back

                                        No matter the subpar opponents Bama played in the regular season it's always Bama doesn't play anybody. Look at Clemson's patty cake schedule and Trevor Lawrence throwing 5 picks in 4 games. Take 2017 for instance we lost to Auburn and everybody said we sucked and couldn't make it to the playoffs. Well we did and slaughtered our way to a nattty.

                                        • Bryan Lutz
                                          Bryan Lutz  4 months back

                                          See the problem with that is basically if you lose 1 to 2 games you are out of the playoffs, look at ohio state they have 1 to 2 horrible games a year against a mid tier team and are instantly out of the playoffs.

                                          • fujiapple96
                                            fujiapple96  4 months back

                                            So the Georgia Dome/Mercedez-Benz stadium is a home game for Alabama but is somehow not a home game for Duke, Virginia Tech, West Virginia, Clemson, and Florida State?

                                            • brookside109
                                              brookside109  4 months back

                                              So why is Clemson not getting the same vitriol like Bama.

                                              • DuBoisATL DuBois
                                                DuBoisATL DuBois  4 months back

                                                Has everyone forgotten us playing Clemson week 1? #3 FSU week 1? Top 10 USC week 1? It’s not always some BS game, give me a break

                                                • Blue Collar American
                                                  Blue Collar American  4 months back

                                                  I'll bet as an OU homer Klatt has a statuesque bust of Baker Mayfield's jock in his den!

                                                  • uncle al
                                                    uncle al  4 months back

                                                    And a pair of his dirty undies

                                                • Brad Miller
                                                  Brad Miller  4 months back

                                                  "Starting at Texas in 2022.............." right after Saban retires. 'Bama shouldn't be allowed to play in the Playoff until they graduate 80% of their players, and they play at least one ranked non-conference team, home and home, and drop The Citadel, and their other patsies.

                                                  • LE Mae
                                                    LE Mae  4 months back

                                                    Now get Clemson to do better!

                                                    • Jeff Karelius
                                                      Jeff Karelius  4 months back

                                                      Oh boy, you guys should have waited just a few more days to see what happened with that BYU game before you spoke about USC, because we're back to the Jekyll and Hyde days of last year and playing down to our opponents

                                                      • David Groth
                                                        David Groth  4 months back

                                                        You guys is funny..

                                                        • Patrick Coyne
                                                          Patrick Coyne  4 months back

                                                          still nobody talks about clemsons very very weak schedule

                                                          • Zachery Germann
                                                            Zachery Germann  4 months back

                                                            “Mr College football at our network”....he’s just Mr College Football in general.

                                                            • Logan Snyder
                                                              Logan Snyder  4 months back

                                                              how bout we talk about clemson's schedule for a second? The ACC championship is a walk through every year

                                                              • John R Woodrum
                                                                John R Woodrum  4 months back

                                                                Clemson doesn’t play another ranked team. They’d still crush whoever, just like Alabama will. I do agree with Bama not going to other people’s house. I wonder how many teams don’t return Alabama’s calls?

                                                                • Dion Sanchez
                                                                  Dion Sanchez  4 months back

                                                                  Because 1 or 2 losses eliminates teams.

                                                                  • Thisguy 2532
                                                                    Thisguy 2532  4 months back

                                                                    i do love the "when you wake up dangerous, you sit next to a cobra" im gonna use that

                                                                    • Babahoe_
                                                                      Babahoe_  4 months back

                                                                      Joel Klatt for commissioner 2020

                                                                      • ah-in-nist sipes
                                                                        ah-in-nist sipes  4 months back

                                                                        Only reason I click on Colin is see brother Joe verbally Destroy him

                                                                        • nathan d
                                                                          nathan d  4 months back

                                                                          Love how Colin talks trash about Alabama schedule again. When he had urban Meyer on the show he talked about how urban Meyer went all out of his way to make a tough schedule .
                                                                          Please go back and look at every single year that Meyer was as Ohio state lol.

                                                                          • Joekidd1961
                                                                            Joekidd1961  4 months back

                                                                            LOL, look at Clemson's schedule. The ACC is weak. BAD weak. Citadel beats Georgia Tech. Kansas beats Boston College. V Tech squeaks by V Tech, but let's just talk about Tennessee and Alabama's schedule.

                                                                            • CSHILLBILLY
                                                                              CSHILLBILLY  4 months back

                                                                              Who has Ohio State played and or going to play ? Dont throw rocks from glass house people

                                                                              • timothy shepherd
                                                                                timothy shepherd  4 months back

                                                                                Who else here after USC lost to BYU

                                                                                • Chip Wong
                                                                                  Chip Wong  4 months back

                                                                                  Clay needs to go asap before the 2020 recruiting class drops out of the top 50

                                                                              • Dawgy Jones
                                                                                Dawgy Jones  4 months back

                                                                                Go Dawgs!!! That's all

                                                                                • Jerome Garcia
                                                                                  Jerome Garcia  4 months back

                                                                                  Clay Helton is garbage with his boosters nuts making it about a WHITE pocket passer focus, not a team....
                                                                                  USC doesn't want a black kid throwing the ball... here Jalen hurts busting everyone's bubbles ...
                                                                                  Bye falisha USC loses 4 straight BYU, Utah, Washington, and Notre dame... smh

                                                                                  • Jerome Garcia
                                                                                    Jerome Garcia  4 months back

                                                                                    Citadel and Panera bread 😂🤣😂🤣😭😭😭

                                                                                    • Michael Kelley
                                                                                      Michael Kelley  4 months back

                                                                                      10 billion dollars over 70000 years is a lot of money ! I would buy into a trust fund and system like that ! And do certain things that are righteous with God and the justice system for the actual true wrong doing parties and persons.