For the record, I think the Tide does have a legit gripe. Starting a gm at 11 doesn’t allow for a good fan experience. For one, you gotta get up at 7 so you’re sleepy. Second, it doesn’t allow for tailgating unless you want scrambled eggs. Also not a good time for player performance. Those are all far better reasons than weather. Personally, I don’t think any SEC tm should play that early for the reasons I listed. Save that time slot for mid-majors to get some shine.
See some trying to compare this to LSU. It’s not the same thing. LSU has been playing night games for decades, way before it became “a thing”. LSU has built up the representation of having an exciting night time atmosphere. Even when the tms weren’t any good, networks would show night games in Tiger stadium billed as “Saturday Night in Death (Deaf) Valley”. It sold like hot cakes. It still sells. Most of the time it was an avg LSU tm trying to knock of a giant. This is the reason a cupcake gm in Tiger Stadium is a bigger event than Bama eating the same size cupcake. It’s a more exciting atmosphere because frankly LSU fans are louder than just about any in can. That gets eyeballs and advertising. So contrary to what another Tiger fan keeps posting, it’s not about the Tide having a bigger audience. AL has about 4.8m people. LA has about 4.7m. It’s a statistical tie. A big gm (or cupcake) is much more attractive from Tiger Stadium for advertisers than BD and many more stadiums. Add to the fact that most of the country has Bama fatigue from all their winning, and it’s easy to see why they don’t want to have Saban clobbering some cupcake in prime time.
^^This^^ This has nothing to do with weather. It’s much cooler at 11 than 3. No doubt it’s about fans in attendance and prestige. Someone should tell Saban to eat his cupcake and move on.
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LSU started out playing it’s typical aggressive man coverage and had success in the 1st half holding the Horns to 7pts. But in the 2nd half, Ehlinger started killing the D with his legs extending drives. That wore the D down to the pt they needed IVs. Aranda went zone pretty much the entire 2nd half and Ehlinger carved us up and still got runs. The good news is there’s not another tm on LSUs schedule with a QB, WRs, and system like UTs until we get to T-Town. Aside from that one, I don’t think other SEC tms will be able to duplicate UTs offensive success. Still, got to run ball more consistently and the D does need to improve. I’m still excited about what’s ahead and interested to see how it goes in Conf.
LaTech was getting blown out by UT and had to pass the entire gm. Against GSU, they won big and ran the ball. Thanks for playing though.
Doesn’t have a QB....
My 2 main takeaways are 1-A&M doesn’t have a an. Mond looked either uninterested or intimidated early. Aggies controled the gym early but his shaky play wasted opportunities. 2-Trevor Lawerance throws a lot of toss-up passes. Also throws into double coverage a lot. If the Aggies had capable DBs, they coulda had 4 Ints. But A&M did fight the entire gm. Shame Mond played soo poorly. It could’ve been a closer gm
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Cajuns put up a fight that made me proud. State did what it HAD to do.....WIN
A lot of folks who gave the Gators a hard time for looking bad in a Win, wish their tms had the same story line after week 1. The Gators have a lot to work on but it’s easier after a win. The Vols could be in for a long year.
The main focus is to get some chemistry with the WRs and escape healthy
Crazy comeback win! Well I said the Aggies would lose to one of the Sips and both LSU and Aub only to have ekinggil and his gang laugh. Not laughing now are you??
I’ll be pulling for the Cats. Maybe we could have a “Blue Grass Mirace” rematch in the ATL!
It’s a great narrative to say it’s simply LSUs DBs vs the Tides WRs, but if LSU can’t get pressure on Tua it won’t matter. He’s too special a player to give a lot of time vs any group of DBs. If LSUs front can bring pressure then the DBs will have a chance vs their WRs which could make for good drama.
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Good win Dawgs! I said the Aggies would finish 1-4. I said they’d split wit the Sips and lose to LSU and Aub. Ekinggill and his gang said I was crazy. What’s crazy is those clowns thought “Sips” meant UT instead of TWO schools in Miss. Smh!!
elimggill... I think you have a bad case of “battered spouse” syndrome when it comes to UT!! Lmfao. You’re in the SEC now son, try to keep up! Smh.
I see a likely 1-3 finish. ST is a tough out at home, Aub is improving and LSU will be a sizeable fav. I think the Aggies split with the Sips and lose to Aub and LSU.
Ryan Fitzpatrick!! You know, the NFL QB for the Tampa Bucs??? Where have you been?? But seriously, they keep getting his name wrong. It’s pretty funny.
Less than 10 would be bold as well.....
On offense they absolutely are a one trick pony. Their QB ranks about dead last in passing rankings. You stop Snell, you stop UK. Not saying UKs D won’t slow UGAs offense but after 4 qtr, Dawgs will win by 3 scores.
Great having them back. Shelvin is a big deal as ST had a physical run gm and we’ll need the depth going forward.
It seems to me you’ve outlined why it’s not a good idea. It’s a crazy practice. I know Little Rock may have more things to do but why hurt your football teams chances of winning? The travel involved and lack of recruiting opportunities should be enough to stop doing this. IMO.
A bit too harsh on the Dawgs. They have been hurt by a weak sked this yr. For the first time their bunch of 5 and 5 star players looked across the los at a bunch of other 4 and 5 star guys. Add the fact of playing in a legendary stadium that’s likely the biggest home field adv in cfb and you can see how they lost. I had LSU by 10 for those reasons. Things did go better than I thought though. But UK is a 1 trick pony. They’ve got a great run gm but don’t have 5 star WRs like LSU. Once UGA stops the run, they’ll win by at least 17 pats. But the Gators are gonna be a problem. They can slow UGAs offense. But UGA can slow theirs too. UGA gets better QB play on avg. I still got the Dawgs in the ATL vs Bama.
Only chance ST has is if LSU comes in feeling themselves. After the way ST bullied LSU last yr in Starkville, I think O will have the tms attention. The short of it is the Tigers owe the Bullies an azz whoopin. Hopefully the tm comes out with that intent.
Spot on. I was surprised and pleased to see O be aggressive on 4th and short the entire gm.
Big win for the Tigers. I felt all week we’d win by at least 10. It’s really hard to beat good tms in their backyards. Hated the Gators loss last week but if you told me the Tigers would go 2-1 vs Aub, UF, and UGA I woulda taken it. I’ll be pulling for the Dawgs the rest of the way now. Geaux Tigers!
1000% agree. I think LSU has done enough to be top4 but I don’t feel at all slighted where we are. As you say, 10-2 would be awesome as we get basically the entire tm back next yr. I’ve always said LSU doesn’t have “A” rivalry with 1 tm. LSU has 3 big gms that defines its season, Aub, UF & Bama. Go 0-3 and we’ve had a bad yr no matter if we win the rest. Go 1-2 and we’ve had a pretty good yr if we win the rest. Go 2-1 and we’ve had a very good yr with a chance at a Title. Go 3-0 and we’ve had a historically great yr. Last time tat happened was the 2011 undef tm that played for a title. This weeks gm vs UF is big cause it’s a chance for LSU to have a great yr. Not worried about UGA or Bama rt now. Let’s get UF!
Very good points. I think Va Tech is ranked to give ND a win over another ranked tm next week to prop up their sos. Your Gators should be ranked in the top 25 and ND is too high
No way you run the ball on 4th and 5 trailing by 1 . It was a terrible call. OSU had 9 players near the los and the WB knew they had a bad call, kept looking to the sidelines for a change. You have to put the ball in your SR WBs hands and let him throw it or run it. ESP after Franklin has been raving for young QB to watch his QB to learn how to play. Franklin has to own this one and you can tell he felt sick about how bad a call they made.