I like the prediction for LSU to get past Mich and would love our chances vs an offensively challenged FSU. But first, the Bonnies....who could actually beat the Tigers. If LSU gets past that one, I see a rematch with the Tide for a shot at the Final 4. Here’s to hoping both tms can make it that far.
Mizzou is a 9 but my point still stands. Hopefully LSU can get past the Bonnies and knock off Mich and stick it to the NCAA who seem to think the Big is unbeatable. Tide should’ve gotten that last 1 seed. We’ll see how it goes.
LSU as a 8 seed is ridiculous. If you were to rank the top 3 SEC tms you’d have Bama 1 then LSU or Arky 2 and 3. LSU went 2-1 vs Hogs and reached the title gm losing by 1 to the Tide who I think should be a 1-seed. Having UT, Mizzou and UF as a higher seed than LSU is laughable. If Arky is a 3, LSU is a 4 and no worse than a 5. No use seeding tms if you gonna be goofy about it. I hope all of the SEC tms make a deep run.
Chase is the best WR in the draft so it would be great if Cincy got him. Javonta Smart is an awesome WR, but Chase does everything he can with a bigger frame. But I think Burrow needs O-Line help b4 WRs. If they can get a great veteran in FA at O-Line, take Chase or Smart. Otherwise, draft a O-Lineman.
Maybe he simply thinks he didn’t really do his Best job and left a lot of “meat on the bone” and thus deserved to be let go? That’s the only thing that makes sense to me. Forget the “integrity” piece. The school didn’t show any integrity when they fired him without cause before his contract was up. At some point you have to do what’s best for your profession. Early termination clauses are there to protect coaches. He should take the payments, if only to donate to charity.
Pretty manageable sked for LSU. Nice opening West Coast road gm to keep the tm focused in camp. With all of the returning talent in BR this could set-up for a very good bounce back yr. If the Def makes only modest improvement, this will be a much better tm. There’s just too much elite talent on that side of the ball not to improve. Can’t wait for Spring Training to see how things develop.
WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot??? We went from trying to hire hotshot proven Def Coords to a DB coach from a middling NFL tm to lead our Defense?? Um, we already have a guy considered as one of the best in CFB coaching our DBs. This makes no sense to me. Bo was a dumpster fire at Def Coord last yr, but given the option to bring him back or what we just did, it’d be a coin toss as to what would be the better move. At least Bo has a long track record. O has been first miss then HR with his hires. He missed with Canada then HR with adding Brady as pass gm coord. He missed with Bo and Boy do I hope this will be a HR! Actually, given the curious looks he got for bringing in an unproven NFL “analyst” to mold his offense and the resulting SUCCESS, I’m second-guessing my objection! Never mind, talked myself off the ledge! Lol. Now I’m simply nervously optimistic!
He’s a big elite O-Lineman. LSU is in dire need of O-Linemen. He had LSU in his final 4 initially so hopefully he gives the Tigers a second look.
Rapid Reaction: Perfection! Alabama dominates Ohio State to win 18th national championship, 6th under Saban
Congrats to the Tide on another title. Did in dominant fashion. This year gets an”*” but it’s not a bad thing. It marks the tm that was able to lock in during a pandemic and have its stars stay committed til the end when they did have something to lose if injured.
Changing Defs wasn’t his call. O wanted to run a 4-3 and sought after someone who could do it, hence the reason he hired Bo. Have to agree with Tidefan here. Bo’s firing was certainly justified. But given the scheme change, lack of time to implement it, youth on Def with very good players opting out or transferring, it made for a tall order. I have no doubt Bo is much better than what we saw this yr. He’ll have to prove it elsewhere. I just hope we can get a top-notch guy to replace him.
On the one hand, if you own an NFL tm, you can hire whomever you like. You’re paying the bills. On the other hand, it seems pretty stupid to go out of the way to hire a Search Firm to find the best person, then totally ignore their top two suggestions! It’s even more confounding to not include your $160M QB in the loop. Not for permission, but to make him feel part of the brain trust. But then again, long suffering tms suck for long periods of time for a reason... Having said that, swapping D Watson for Tua who has looked pretty shaky at best, would be a horrendous move by the Texans. But then back to the long suffering tms thing......
Having said that, LSU is going to get a guy seen as being a strong Def coord. The job is too high-profile not to. But when you compete with other programs on your level for coaches, the quick trigger on Bo could be the difference maker.
No one wants to work in an environment where they can get canned so quickly. Guaranteed money or not, it negatively affects your reputation to get fired so quickly. Bo had a very bad 1st yr and it’s easy to justify letting him go. Doesn’t mean it can’t be seen as a negative to other coaches. Coaching is a fraternity it that stuff matters. Even if just a little bit.
Never mind. He went to ND. Time to get the 2nd option.
Well reports of him coming to LSU were premature!! Lol! Hopefully O has someone else in mind who is seen as being a strong Def coord. The thing is, firing Asst’s after only 1 yr can actually work against you. Certainly potential candidates take notice of that. Not sure if it mattered here, but it couldn’t have helped. Hopefully we can get the #2 target.
Looks like he runs a 3-4/ 3-3-5 hybrid, much like Aranda did at LSU before Bo was brought in to make a switch to a 4-3. Thin is, O got Bo because O wanted to have the Def go from a 3-4 to a 4-3. By bringing in another 3-4 (3-3-5 hybrid) guy, seems O sees the switch was not a good move. It’s pretty widely known that 3-4 or 3-3-5 Defs are better suited for today’s spread offenses. No matter, this was a really good hire and looking forward to seeing the Def improve next yr.
Strong hire. Wonder what Def he runs? Anyone know if he’s a 3-4 or 4-3 guy?
LSU is off to a good start and should have a good chance to make the field.
Congrats to the Aggies. Very good win to cap a very good season.
Good win for UK. Beat a good ranked tm. Cats should have a good ranking going into next year.
Dabo not looking too good right now.
Very good news. Hopefully more join him and commit to making LSU a great Def again.
Very good news. Hopefully more guys buy in to coming back and get LSU back to playing elite Def.
Didn’t know you worked for the NCAA and was in charge of who gets what probation. One thing is certain, when it comes to breaking the rules and being probation, Alabama is tops. The point was LSU has vastly superior young talent than UF and is bringing in much better talent this yr. Nothing to do with any fictional unknown probations.
They wish! They’d be coming off an undefeated title winning yr and have a roster full of elite young players (who made big plays this yr) being supplemented by yet another top 3 recruiting class this yr. But hey, keep being the idiot you are.
OR vs LSU last year......
@UGARMY, Which explains LSUs start to the yr. But they did finish strong.
Gators are in a serious downward spiral going into next yr. To make matters worse, there weren’t any young gm changing players who will be coming back. This yr likely goes down as a 1yr blip as far as the Gators winning the East.
Agreed. Didn’t see many if any underclassmen playmakers beyond the 2 young QBs. I know the guys who sat out are very good players, but their potential replacements left a lot to be desired.