"_____ is back" 2018 Edition

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    "_____ is back" 2018 Edition

    Every year we hear certain teams are "back". Notre Dame, Miami, Texas, Michigan, etc. Which of the teams that are perennially in this state do you think will actually live up to expectations this year?
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    The U.

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    Michigan

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    Quote Originally Posted by DukeDog View Post
    The U.
    What is "back" for the U? Does last season constitute as being back?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2-3-Zone View Post
    Michigan
    Does Michigan have to beat Ohio State to be considered back?

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    FSU

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    Quote Originally Posted by CollegefootballGuy69 View Post
    FSU
    FSU never left.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrantNKY View Post
    FSU never left.
    Last year was horrible!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrantNKY View Post
    Does Michigan have to beat Ohio State to be considered back?
    I guess it depends on your definition of "back". I think Michigan will bounce back from the 8-5 season last year. I look for Michigan to have 10 or more wins, and a new year bowl.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CollegefootballGuy69 View Post
    Last year was horrible!
    I said perennially on this list. One bad year isn't enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2-3-Zone View Post
    I guess it depends on your definition of "back". I think Michigan will bounce back from the 8-5 season last year. I look for Michigan to have 10 or more wins, and a new year bowl.
    IMO, being "back" for the schools I named is competing for a National Championship because that's where the fans and the school have placed those expectations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrantNKY View Post
    IMO, being "back" for the schools I named is competing for a National Championship because that's where the fans and the school have placed those expectations.
    If competing for a NC is the measure, none of those teams you listed are doing that this year, IMO.

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    Gotcha.

    Michigan is still my pick out of the teams listed. Their D will be back, Patterson will fill the void the offense was missing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDeuce View Post
    If competing for a NC is the measure, none of those teams you listed are doing that this year, IMO.
    I think I would agree. Texas has the potential to fool us this year similar to Miami last year. But I don't think any of them can compete with the top 5-6 teams in the country even though a couple of these teams will likely be there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2-3-Zone View Post
    Gotcha.

    Michigan is still my pick out of the teams listed. Their D will be back, Patterson will fill the void the offense was missing.
    I think the question will be whether or not Harbaugh will reel Patterson in or let him go. Patterson is a little loose with the ball at times and likes to force things.

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