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This defense was flat nasty with Rich Glover and Larry Jacobsen. Tagge, Kinney and Rodgers could do it all
I watched this team play they would have wiped the floor with the '95 Nebraska Squad. They played in a tougher era of college football and dominated like no other team. They were the fastest team I ever saw.
they had everything going and johnny rodgers was extremely goodMore comments about 1971 Nebraska Cornhuskers
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Cassidy wasn't on this team. They ran the ball down everyones throat. Best game the entire season was their own full contact practice. Had one of the greatest coaching staffs ever assembled. Destroyed USC and O.J. in Rose Bowl. Started the fire for the "10 year war" Tons of All-Americans, beat Michigan 50-14. Kern, Otis, Foley, Mayes, Jankowski, Sensibaugh, Tatum, Brungard. When Lou Holtz is the guy who gets the coffee. Your damn good
They smosh michigan all the time and thetr in first in basketball this year
Woody Hayes, hopalong cassidy (heisman) and killed USC in the rose bowl going undefeated.
Vince Young should've won the Heisman Trophy that year. They need to have the balloting after all bowls are finished. He led the highest scoring offense in he nation at 50.2 per game including the Rose Bowl. The defense was outstanding as well in tying for 8th in scoring D with 16.4 points per game and 8th in pass D allowing 172 only yards per outing. I remember when ESPN matched 2005 USC against the top 10 teams ever and they said if Texas beat USC you had to put them at least in the top three.
How quickly people forget! Is this a popularity poll or fact! This SC team was in the top 3 ever!
Um Hello? This was the best team ever. Sam Cunningham and OJ Simpson?! They blew out every team they faced.
Definitely one of the best offenses of ALL TIME
The D held teams to under 9 points a game and was 1 play away from 3 straights NCs. 11 NFL draftees. Two Heisman trophy winners. And you rank them 9th? REALLY? Child please.
These guys were unstoppable all season. They had an enormous amount of fire power and a solid D.More comments about 2005 USC Trojans
They had 4 payers rush for 1000 yards. This was also the year that ND went to its first bowl game, the rose bowl were they beat a powerful stanford team that was coached by Pop Warner himself.
The Army Football Team of 1945 is undoubtedly the greatest of all-time. A lot of the teams listed above Army couldn't even compete against that Army team which had not only a dominant defense but had one the greatest backfields in with Doc Blanchard and Glenn Davis rolled over every opponent.
TIDBIT- THEY HAD OVER 50 BLITZ PACKAGES NAMED AFTER EACH STATE. THEY BLITZED ALMOST EVERY PLAY.
Superior game management skills and intensity that was unrivaled across the country. Fan support that puts over 100k in the stands at home and a traveling crew of thousands - doesn't hurt to have the most intellectually gifted coach since the Bear in Tuscaloosa either!
Alabama's first Heisman in running back Mark Ingram running through the sec. His back up Trent Richardson Who many think is better than him. Greg McElroy who refused to lose a game. Julio Jones possibly the toughest WR in college history. By far the best defense in the 21st century. These guys shut down one of the greatest QB's in college history in Tim Tebow.
Great talent... hard competition... unbeaten season... Roll Tide, Roll!
only undefeated team that year outscored opposition 473-92 averaged 43ppg and only gave up 8.3ppg
The 74 Sooners only ranked 17th? You people have to be daft. This was the greatest college football team ever assembled. They nearly all went to the pros.
They might not have had a hard ACC schedule but at least they beat them like they should
Peter Warrick was the best player in college football in 1999. and was responsible for 20 points in the 200 0 sugar bowl
TEBOW. The Denver Broncos just made the biggest mistake ever so good luck tebow in NY
The Florida Gators have had many seasons where they lost only one game. All of the other teams on this list are no where near as good as the Florida Gators. The only team that beat them in 2009^^2010 is the Alabama Crimson Tide. These other teams do not match the Gators when it comes to skill.
Tim tebow qb, percy harvin wr, louis murphy wr, mike pouncey ol, maurikce pouncey ol, aaron hernandez te, brandon spikes lb, carlos dunlap dline, major wright db, & cam newton backup qbMore comments about 2007 Florida Gators
They dominated and they had be be good... Ernie Davis was a special person. Even speaking with him on campus... he he gave me some of his time... and was a wonderful young man!
THESE GUYS ALL THE WAY! All because of Ernie Davis! He was the best football player that ever played or at least the best black player that played
People don't remember this team because Syracuse isn't a storied program, but my grandpa said he saw this team play and he said they were very good.
TrinityTrojanMore comments about 1959 Syracuse Orangemen
Easily the most balanced and best team of that season, no body could have come close to them in the championship game. War dam eagle!
Perfect team, Carnell "Cadillac" Williams (NFL ROOKIE OF THE YEAR 2006), Jason Campbell, John Vaugh.
Should have been in the national championship
outscored their opponents 550-0.
Would actually punt the ball on first down in the second half because they were up by so much.
This is the obvious choice for number 1. Kids these days only care about what happened in their lifetime, or what they can remember. Just because it happened before they were born or before T.V. coverage, doesn't mean it didn't happen or isn't relevant anymore. Yes, the game was different back then, but it as different equally for all teams. Michigan did something in 1901 that no other team could do, and all other teams were playing the same game with the same rules back then. This is something that will NEVER happen again.
Why is this team not ranked as the greatest ever? It is because there are way too many young folks with no concept of college football's traditions and TOO MUCH ESPN brain-washing. They actually think that college football began with video coverage and tend to rate only relatively recent teams as great, as evidenced by the voting results... Just look at the dates.More comments about 1901 Michigan Wolverines
ould beat our 99 team all day. That one loss is whats stopping this from being the greatest ever.
The defense outscored the first 7 teams of the season destroyed all competion
best 1 loss team of all time
Great pass catchers. Payton was gone but those who played with him were still there. Great running backs and OL.
Peyton manning was not on this team though, they were very good on defense with 11 nfl caliber starters, peerless price was most dynamic player on team and the Arkansas game was an instant classic
First BCS champions team. Roster includes: Peyton Manning, Tee Martin, Jamal Lewis, Peerless Price, etc
the best D-fense ever. only allowed 2 points per game. good offense too. the best program ever. best coach ever.
Only allowed 25 points all season
Nebraska's tradition and excellence is the best of any college football team in america... Husker's are amazing!
tougher bowl win against peyton manning, tee martin, jamal lewis they beat the crap out of a 1 loss sec team while michigan struggled against washington state plus tennessee went on to win the title next year!
they dismantled every one they played led by all american ahman green and they had one of the most punishing running games anyone had ever seenMore comments about 1997 Nebraska Cornhuskers
cause we beat the hokies and cats
11-1 and we aren't done. GO KU! GO KU!
The ducks are the best team because they are ranked number 2 right now and hasn't lost a game yet also last year thy were in the bcs againts auburn but they lost but at lest they got to be in the bcs and I think they one of the best teams inthe country
They had an amazing offense and crushed every team in the Pac-10.
Totally dominating team...8 NFL stars on this team... Tony Dorsett, Hugh Green, RIcky Jackson, BIll Fralic, Matt CAvenaugh among others on this team... I'm a UGA fan and watched this team destroy a good Ga. Team in sugar bowl.
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