PurpleNGold4ever

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Goodness gracious, what an embarrassment to the otherwise sterling tradition of LSU's Golden Band from Tigerland. I've always been so proud of our band, but that NOISE isn't music, but a nuisance. Whoever came up with that idea should be put in a dark closet and made to listen to it hours on end until they beg for mercy like everyone who had to endure it during the football game.
Sounds like a control freak to me! That kind of person may be exceptional in personal talents, but running an organization is a different matter altogether. Over-the-shoulder control people strangle the creativity of others being counted on to make the organization--and the controlling head of it--successful. Sometimes, it's hard to let go of the reins, and let the horses run.
Considering pre-season expectations for this year's LSU team and what has been accomplished, win or lose today against up and coming Texas A&M on the road will not cast a pall over the Bayou Bengals program. Meanwhile, observations about QB recruiting and development and possibly the Offensive Coordinator post are very valid. Go Tigers!
Nick Saban's players and likely his staff as well feed off of Saban's desire and fire. This is a gem of an opportunity for Saban to achieve what he desires most: perfection, as in undefeated National Champion. He's got the ammo to get it done, and he is likely to will the Crimson Tide to perfection if not to in all other ways prepare Alabama to accomplish that rare and lofty performance.
The Tigers will plod past poor Rice, but the Aggies may well end their losing streak against LSU and possibly convincingly unless Tiger players wake up and start playing, albeit in the last regular season game. Beware of Jimbo from now on in the annual season finale. If nothing changes with our offensive doldrums, we may likely get embarrassed in a bowl game as well. 10-2 or 9-3 is much better than anyone thought would happen, but as the season progressed, for some strange reason we sure have resembled a Les Miles-type of season-ending slide.
I get it either way with LSU or Georgia is in Sugar or Fiesta. However, while Bulldogs vs. Buckeyes is, indeed, an interesting matchup, it does not offer the intrigue of Tigers vs. Buckeyes and--you may have already guessed this--transfer Joe Burrow and LSU vs. Burrow's former Buckeyes team. Now that makes for a great matchup for sure.
No more interchangeable than Bulldogs, second most common mascot in college football with 14. Tigers are third with 13, and the most are Eagles with 24. And the 4 Tigers you mentioned are not too shabby vs. the list with Bulldogs. Check it out, Uga.
Attention to detail overlooks the fact that LSU has won 4, not 3 national championships, as in 1958, 2003, 2007, and also 1908 when the Bayou Bengal Tigers were the ONLY undefeated and untied team in the nation and were recognized in a poll of that era as national champions.
Much, much better offensive line play and better passing aside, LSU's likely best chance against Auburn this Saturday may well be in keeping Auburn's defense off balance with mixed play calling. OC Steve Ensminger may have to pass when Auburn's defense shows a stiff alignment against the run, and run when Auburn's defense shows a stiff alignment against the pass. It's not going to be easy, but LSU-Auburn is always a tough, physical game won by the more physical team that day. More than ever, LSU needs to out-smart Kevin Steele's defensive strategy with mixed play calling. If not, Auburn is likely to wear down even LSU's stout defense.
Good grief, people, what's all the fuss about college versus pros and why Saban left the NFL to return to the college game? There are college football fans; there are professional football fans; and there are fans who like both. Like Saban or not for any number of reasons you may have, but the FACT of the matter is that he currently is second only to the late Paul "Bear" Bryant (note also of Alabama plus Kentucky and Texas A&M) in post-1936 poll era college football national championships. If and when he wins another, he will tie The Bear and likely coach on to see if he can pass The Bear and be at the top in NCs won. He has EARNED this distinction, and nothing you say can change that. Insofar as college coaches who have tried the NFL, Pete Carroll not have much company in those who have enjoyed success. On the other end as FACT are Steve Spurrier, Chip Kelly, and a few others including Nick Saban who have struggled. Nick Saban WILL go down as one of the greatest college football coaches ever, like it or not. His coaching record--not his personality or characteristics--bears that out. As for who has the greatest number of fans, college or pro, it's not even close when you add all the fans in stands from every division of college football on Fall Saturdays, every alum, every non-alum fan, year in and year out. TV ratings (closer than you might think)? Jersey sales? Maybe the NFL has an edge there, but again there are college fans, pro fans, fans who like both. Good on all of them. Bash Saban, all you want; that's free speech, but it will not detract from his fantastic coaching record.
Can someone at SDS please update the LSU coaching staff now?! Les Miles and Cam Cameron were gone just a few weeks ago, but you guys in-the-know and at the forefront of the latest news and developments might want to pay a little more attention to detail.
Adios, Jazz. There seems to always be a lot of WR prospects year in and year out. We will do just fine. It's a team game, and that includes second and third teamers. Everyone can't be on the first team. The NFL has compressed what used to be a play 4 in 5 year proposition to what is now at most a 3 year term with most of the best players leaving early. Turnover is an increasing by-product of this evolution.
Sounds good; I like the idea just fine. And the suggested permanent games make sense for just about everyone. Alabama, Ole Miss, and Texas A&M are good choices for LSU's mainstay games for each season.
Move past Kiffin and Sarkisian. Enough of those candidates with lots of uncertainties. Go for Matt Canada of Pitt, Mark Helfrich late of Oregon (if he will taken an OC job after being HC), or Sonny Cumbie of offensely proficient TCU, who offers near-term recruiting experience in Texas that LSU always can use. Just get on with it, Coach O, with our trust so long as you move on past Kiffin and Sarkisian, who do not offer very long or even mid-term prospects.
Let this guy go across the state line to the Bulldogs. In the emphatic words of one Les Miles: "If they don't want to come to LSU, to hell with 'em!" Nonetheless, Mullen has a knack for developing QBs into top-notch QBs, and he has out-recruited Louisiana QBs away from LSU time and time again. LSU would have been well-served if it had gone after Mullen to replace Miles.
Oregon: take McElwain and his smugness, take him now. You will get what you deserve.
Alabama's defenses are consistently among the best ever. No matter who the DC is for HC Nick Saban, Nick will always be the biggest influence and determinant on success of the Crimson Tide defense. It's impossible to ever say who's the best all-time at virtually anything because so many elements differ from one decade to the next. That said, this year's Alabama defense has to be rated as it should be: one of the best all-time. They are, thus, a credit to their craft of college football, and that's something we can all enjoy and appreciate, no matter who we root for.
Get some soap for your brain and mouth. You consider yourself educated? Use educated, clean language, please. Have some class.
The young man appears to be a terrific pro-style QB prospect and a very respectable youngster. However, this is all a part of recruiting, and anything can happen between now and signing day for both him and LSU. As long as there has been some communication with him by the LSU staff in response to his decommitment--whatever that was--I am good with it. There are many QBs and many college football programs. I think no matter what happens with Brennan and LSU, they will both come out just fine. Best of luck to both Brennan and the Tigers.
What a credit you all are to the best of sportsmanship and the tradition of college football...nice role models for youngsters. Yuk!
TO CCLAUSEN71: STFU and you speak of character....grow up and behave yourself and get some class while you're at it! Selling out for the almighty $ are what charlatan and mercenary mean; look it up and open your eyes and ears.
TO GALLATIN GATOR: Now THAT'S a classy, sportsmanship-like response by a good Gator fan. Thanks.
TO BULLGATOR: One thing about you Gators: most--hopefully not all--of the fans are as smug and smart-mouthed as your head coach. Here's hoping Will Muschamp's Gamecocks exact some revenge on Florida in Columbia next year.
Correction on that Texas-LSU two game series....it will begin in three years, not two; 2019 in Austin and 2020 in Baton Rouge.
Tom Herman's actions attest to being not much more than a charlatan and mercenary in addition to a terrific offensive-minded football coach. LSU needs and deserves a person with much better character than that, just as any university and its alums and fans deserve. Good riddance and welcome to someone with integrity like Ed Orgeron. Alleva and powers-at-be notwithstanding, good for the Tigers. Looks like we will see Tom Herman and the Longhorns in two years in Austin in the first of a two-game series with Texas. That should be something else to experience.
The answer is both....native son and because he is expected to win competitively. Even most successful head coaches win less than two-thirds (67%) of their games. LSU fans expect a bit higher, likely no less than 70-75% and competing well for SEC West, SEC championship, and national titles every couple of years or so. That would be terrific. By the way, one Charlie McClendon was offensive line coach to Paul Dietzel when he was named LSU's head coach, and he lasted 18 years and remains the winningest coach by games won in LSU football history. Percentage-wise, Coach Mac's 69% is only 6th behind Les Miles (77%), Nick Saban (75%), Bill Arnsparger (75% fewer games), Biff Jones (74%), and Branch Bocock (71%). Incidentally, Ed Orgeron has at least started out well at 71.4%. Think beating Alabama happens that often? Other than Auburn and LSU, it doesn't happen very often at all and not even that often with those two. Give credit where credit is due: Alabama is one of the all-time best collegiate football programs anywhere.
Don't let the facts get in the way of your opinion....duh, since Ole Miss, he's 11-4 at Southern Cal and LSU, a lot different opposition, learned experience, and years past his gig at Ole Miss. If you don't like the hire, say so, but if you're going to cite coaching records, say he was a mere 10-25 at Ole Miss, but include he's 11-4 since and no less than a 50-50 chance at making it 12 wins in a bowl game with LSU. You wouldn't want people to short-change you in remarks about you, now would you?
If the Seminoles drown the Gators, Alabama will feast on leftover Gatorbites and wash them out with the Tide. Nothing wrong with UF players, just their smart mouthed coach!
V4LinPA: by the Tennessee logo, seems pertinent given Volunteers' experience with Philip Fulmer. Both are fine men and coaches who are such credits to the universities they have represented.