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He has been retired for 15 years so these recruits were about 2-3 years old during the last year of his career. They know him more for being an NFL announcer which probably won’t translate into landing recruits.
Freshmen typically struggle. The system helped but he is special. If I had a lottery ticket that I couldn’t cash in for 8 months I wouldn’t leave it in my car or in my house I would put it in a safe deposit box. He chose to use the equivalent of a safe deposit box.
I’m not a liberal and I would love to see a normal season but that’s not happening so whoever wins will not be considered a legit champ in most people’s eyes regardless of their political views.
Does anyone really care about this season? It’s a lost year even if it somehow gets played. No Big ten, no PAC 10, players sitting out, reduced fans in stands, and probable players being Covid ineligible for games.
Four of the top six are from Louisiana smith, stingley, chase, etienne.
That’s spot on. There are no more head hunters keeping players from exploiting the middle of the field. Also the fast pace of the modern offense means more plays in a game.
I wouldn’t put Miami in the blue blood category. They have only had 15 ten win seasons in their history. They were irrelevant until the early 80’s and had about a twenty year run with some great teams but have been mediocre since 2004 with only one 10 win season over the last 15 years.
It’s true that new cases go up as testing goes up but hospitalizations are going up which is the the most important indicator.
Linehan is the passing game coordinator not the OC. Can you even name other teams passing game coordinators? It’s a pretty strong hire for that position.
I’m pretty sure the dumbass perception comes from his accent. That’s how people speak from the area he grew up. Don’t let an accent fool you there are plenty of highly intelligent people with the same accent. One of his strengths is he is willing to embrace cutting edge methods and technology contrary to the perception.
The game has changed since those ball control days. Saban saw it coming and has changed with it. Bama still has an elite wr group.
Not sure where you get an LSU 2018 record of 8-4. They were 8-4 in 2016, 9-4 in 2017, and 10-3 in 2018, and 15-0 in 2019. That’s called an upward trend.
The game has changed and Saban has changed with it. Great defense and ball control offense doesn't win championships anymore. Mac Jones better be more than a game manager.
I’m not sure about the best evaluator of talent. Based on what? His time at Alabama where you don’t need to find diamonds in the rough. Those teams were stacked with four and five stars that everybody was trying to get.
So I guess Tua was playing with average talent surrounding him??? Haha
Georgia is ranked 12th right now they have 1 five star 4 four stars an 1 three star so yes the size of the class matters. If the second half of Tenn class is identical to the current commits the class will probably be around 15th.
I read number 7 class and thought they were doing great and then I saw 8 three stars and one unrated and realized they are ranked this high because of the size of the class.
It’s amazing how the game has changed RB used to dominate the first round and now it is not it is one of the least important positions.
What’s crazy is the SEC had the most picks even if you take out Bama and LSU
It’s a good rule change. A few years ago in the LSU - Troy game the clock expired before half. The refs watched the replay and put one second back on the clock. The teams were brought back from the locker room and Troy was allowed to kick a FG. The real problem is the stoppage of play allowed them to bring on the FG unit and set up before the snap. Without the stoppage they could not have run another play and certainly couldn’t have brought on the FG unit.j
It will be interesting to see if a "game manager" quarterback can win a NC these days. I don't think running the ball and playing great defense wins a NC anymore.
He was probably trying to say something other than Bama to make the article more interesting and it worked.
The last part of the article leaves the SEC champ out of the playoff. I don’t think would have happened.
It's interesting how because of Joe Brady the passing game coordinator is getting so much attention. I can't name other teams passing game coordinators and don't remember who had that position before Brady.
Too many factors played into it with the system being one of them. Burrow like most quarterbacks these days had never operated from under center which he was asked to do in 2018. The 2019 system had a lot of the Saints concepts so I wouldn’t discount it as a gimmick system where he piled up numbers on short passes with a lot of YAC. He operated in a system this year that translates favorably to the pros. Tua had different offensive coordinators each year but they all ran similar spread concepts which he has run all his life unlike Burrow who in 2018 was not in a spread offense.
There are only a handful of teams that everyone respects and are very likely to be really good every year. Every team can’t schedule these same teams every year. If all of the top teams are supposed to schedule at least one of these the numbers don’t allow it.
Last time I checked pretty much everyone on here is defending their team. All I’m asking is for the definition of “one and done”. It is obviously meant as a derogatory term. So in your mind 2020 will define the program? LSU has dealt with more juniors leaving than Bama recently. I would argue that one of Saban’s biggest strengths is convincing juniors to stay. Bama has had more turnover of staff but LSU has had its fair share of staff turnover also.
Other teams fans love to use the term "one and done" as if LSU were some program without any past success that will disappear to never be heard from again. What is your definition of "one and done"? Does that mean they won't win the NC next year? Does it mean they will never win another NC? Does it mean they will never make it back to the playoffs? Winning back to back rarely happens regardless of how many players and coaches come back following a NC. They are recruiting at a top 5 level so as long as that continues they aren't falling off the map. Replicating last year is obviously not realistic. This was possibly the best offense in CFB history and one of the best seasons in history.