Barry Vining

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To John, we in the State of Louisiana were shocked that because of his height, our top High School QB at the time, Terrence Magee, was not considered a top recruit by the scouting services. Like other players waiting in the depth-chart behind NFL blue-chippers (like Jordan Allen & Micha Eugene), not being named a 'starter' ahead of veterans is all that some people see."When Terrance Magee told Sprote Writer, Lee Brecheen, his final season stats for 2010, it blew us all away; which were 2,421 yards passing with 33 Touchdowns as a QB, and 1,221 yards rushing and 18 Touchdowns, That’s an amazing 51 Touchdowns in one season combined Running and Passing, lead Franklinton to the Superdome 4A State Championship for a second year in a row. During that senior campaign, Magee was named LSWA Class 4A Most Outstanding Player on Offense as he rushed for 1,370 yards and 19 touchdowns on 161 attempts, and completed 159 of 255 passes for 2,634 yards and 35 touchdowns with only three interceptions."The ONLY reason he did not make the recruiting radar as a 5-star prospect was his height. As one of the most successful High School QB's in Louisiana, he has been in a deep, deep depth-chart at LSU for 3-years, but is STILL: T-Magee, Champion and speedy multi-talented player. The Tigers like Magee’s speed. He played sparingly at receiver last season, but has shown this spring that he’s very comfortable catching the ball out of the backfield and gives them a speed option that will be important in Cam Cameron’s offense."VIDEO: (Magee named Sportsline Player of the Year) Posted: Jan 26, 2011 8:22 PM CST Updated: Feb 08, 2011 12:40 PM CST By Michael Oliver - emailTerrence Magee By Sharief Ishaq - bio | email"BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Franklinton High School quarterback Terrence Magee was named the winner of the 2010 Warrick Dunn Award as WAFB's Sportsline Player of the Year during a ceremony Wednesday night.Magee led the Demons to the school's first-ever state title this year. He was the Class 4A Offensive Player of the Year and MVP of the 4A Championship game.The LSU commitment had almost 4,000 total yards and 54 touchdowns. The young man was very humble when speaking about the award after the presentation."I never expected to win the award," Magee said. "God blessed me with the opportunity and ability he gave me and each day, I try to go out and make the most of it because you never know when it could be taken from you."He joins an elite group of special athletes from the Capital area. The previous three winners of the award are Blaine Gauthier, Shane Andrus and Frankie Jackson. Magee said winning the award was a great honor, but it also comes with responsibilities."Those guys that won it before me, I have a lot to live up to and especially him (Dunn). He's a great running back and I like what he does. He gives back to his community. He never forgets where he comes from. That's something our coach instills in us every day, remember who you are and where you come from."Magee beat out the likes of Redemptorist offensive lineman La'el Collins, Patterson running back Kenny Hilliard, Catholic High quarterback Zach Oliver and others.") http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXmOLRmM1mkNow that Cam Cameron has found a use for his special talent, we would like to see more writers speak about Terrence Magee, and outstanding High School player that was almost overlooked, despite his legendary accomplishments...
For LSU you guys picked phenomenal athletes, but missed your actual stated mark. Knowing that Coach Chavis prefers 'hybrid' players, 6'5'', 265 pound (will play both at) Defensive End / Defensive Tackle Christian LaCouteur should have been listed, as well as triple position (kick returner / h-back / d-back) Jeryl Brazil. (see: Brazil ran a personal best of 6.25 seconds to break the previous Louisiana Division 2 state meet record of 6.26 set by former LSU two-sport star and Denver Broncos return specialist Trindon Holliday. Brazil's 6.25 clocking was the No. 1-ranked time by a member of the Class of 2013 during the 2012 indoor season, and ranked No. 3 nationally among all high school classifications. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWsze68RxqA)
I agree Jecmoore. In our balanced conference, anyone can beat anyone. Remember, Alabama barely eeked-out victories in 4 of its conference games, including you guys. However, we at LSU always enjoy playing Georgia, and share mutual, and when on TV, express this with our Chant, “SEC – SEC- SEC..!” After all, National Championship games ‘vs.’ a Field of 1-horse team #/direction Conferences has been reduced and been downgraded to: who has time, who care, & so what. All that matters to the NFL Scouts is who will they draft from our beloved SEC..! http://deadspin.com/5964913/alabama-barely-beats-georgia-for-sec-title-right-to-demolish-irish-in-national-title-game
I agree GA. In our conference, anyone can beat anyone. Remember, Alabama barely eeked-out victories in 4 of its conference games, including you guys. However, we at LSU always enjoy playing Georgia, and share mutual, and when on TV, express this with our Chant, "SEC - SEC- SEC..!" After all, National Championship games 'vs.' a Field of 1-horse team #/direction Conferences has been reduced and been downgraded to: who has time, who care, & so what. All that matters to the NFL Scouts is who will they draft from our beloved SEC..! http://deadspin.com/5964913/alabama-barely-beats-georgia-for-sec-title-right-to-demolish-irish-in-national-title-game
Recently, only Alabama has competed with LSU. But mutual respect has fans from both teams chanting, "SEC - SEC - SEC" to express shared identity as Conference favorites. Last year, LSU did 'BEAT' Texas A&M, but one is rarely reminded of that. No, the story we hear over and over is how Texas A&M beat Alabama last year after an extremely close game with LSU the previous week, in which both teams struggled on offense, leaving Alabama physically weakened before facing Johnny Football, and this gives HIM the Heisman. LSU's actual rivalry with Texas A&M is seldom discussed. = (from wiki: Following Bear Bryant's retirement, the two teams have virtually split the series, with Alabama narrowly leading 16–14–1. A recent poll of SEC fan bases found that over 60% of LSU fans singled out Alabama as their school's most bitter rival. [2] In 2007, the meeting was even more heated following Alabama's hiring of head coach Nick Saban—who previously coached at LSU. With the hiring, many media outlets dubbed the 2007 meeting as the "Saban Bowl."[3][4][5] Alabama leads the series 4–3 in the games played so far during the "Saban Bowl" era. / w/ TA&M:The Tigers have shut-out the Aggies 9 times (including the Tigers' non-university recognized National Championship season of 1908, when they beat the Aggies 26–0, and the Tigers' non-university recognized National Championship season of 1962, when they beat the Aggies 21–0). Add to those totals the game in which the Aggies and Tigers shut each other out 0–0 in 1920. The Tigers hold the series' longest winning streak of 6 games from 1960 to 1965, which were all played in Baton Rouge. That winning streak was part of a 10-game unbeaten streak for the Tigers from 1960 to 1969 which included a 7–7 tie in 1966 (with all of the games played in Baton Rouge). From 1945-1988 was the most dominant span by either team in the series history. LSU was 20-5-1 vs Texas A&M during this span. ) Published on Oct 20, 2012 Host Al Keck recaps the Tigers' trip to College Station. The LSU Tigers overcame a 12-point first half deficit at Kyle Field on Saturday to grab a Southeastern Conference win in College Station, 24-19. Watch again? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lp66h_X8H2g
Thank you Aaron! Coach Les Miles was not referring to LSU, being as that there are 2 SEC teams with tougher schedules, but was referring to Alabama, who has always had the easiest of the SEC schedules, year-after-year. (http://www.sportsandentertainmentnashville.com/thethrillofvictory/posts/an-unbiased-look-at-sec-strength-of-schedules)Toughest SEC schedule 1. Arkansas (20)2. Auburn (23.9)3. LSU (24.4)4. Kentucky (24.9)5. Mississippi St. (29)6. Missouri (29.2)7. Tennessee (29.6)8. Florida (30.3)9. Ole Miss (30.8)10. Vanderbilt (31.3)11. Texas A&M (33)12. South Carolina (34.9)13. Georgia (35.8)14. Alabama (39)
This Chant was around since the 1980s, when partisan voters in the Media had no mechanism for explaining why the SEC’s ‘strength of schedule’ allowed dominant teams from 1-horse Conferences to constantly be awarded Nation Championship votes, over and over. Fans from the SEC, knowing that any SEC-Team has a chance to beat any other, felt discriminated against. Look at the record? Each team has taken more losses over history than the 1-horse favorites, but often was not allowed to play in National Championship match-ups because of losses in the SEC. When SEC Fans would see each other in airports and festivals, this common bond of feeling discriminated against would allow them to embrace each other in solidarity of defiance of the biased writers. The BCS formula, respecting strength of schedule, turned the SEC Chant into a victory chant in solidarity, expressing gratitude that strength of schedule is finally acknowledged by writer! Listen?” It sounds good! (Heck, sometimes you hear it when both teams are from the SEC *(LSU vs. Alabama in 2012). The chant is more than a rallying cry, it is the heart and soul of what the SEC is all about. http://www.secdigitalnetwork.com/NEWS/tabid/473/Article/240624/in-the-sec-family-is-first.aspx)
This Chant was around since the 1980s, when partisan voters in the Media had no mechanism for explaining why the SEC’s ‘strength of schedule’ allowed dominant teams from 1-horse Conferences to constantly be awarded Nation Championship votes, over and over. Fans from the SEC, knowing that any SEC-Team has a chance to beat any other, felt discriminated against. Look at the record? Each team has taken more losses over history than the 1-horse favorites, but often was not allowed to play in National Championship match-ups because of losses in the SEC. When SEC Fans would see each other in airports and festivals, this common bond of feeling discriminated against would allow them to embrace each other in solidarity of defiance of the biased writers. The BCS formula, respecting strength of schedule, turned the SEC Chant into a victory chant in solidarity, expressing gratitude that strength of schedule is finally acknowledged by writer! Listen?” It sounds good! (Heck, sometimes you hear it when both teams are from the SEC *(LSU vs. Alabama in 2012). The chant is more than a rallying cry, it is the heart and soul of what the SEC is all about. http://www.secdigitalnetwork.com/NEWS/tabid/473/Article/240624/in-the-sec-family-is-first.aspx)
This Chant was around since the 1980s, when partisan voters in the Media had no mechanism for explaining why the SEC’s ‘strength of schedule’ allowed dominant teams from 1-horse Conferences to constantly be awarded Nation Championship votes, over and over. Fans from the SEC, knowing that any SEC-Team has a chance to beat any other, felt discriminated against. Look at the record? Each team has taken more losses over history than the 1-horse favorites, but often was not allowed to play in National Championship match-ups because of losses in the SEC. When SEC Fans would see each other in airports and festivals, this common bond of feeling discriminated against would allow them to embrace each other in solidarity of defiance of the biased writers. The BCS formula, respecting strength of schedule, turned the SEC Chant into a victory chant in solidarity, expressing gratitude that strength of schedule is finally acknowledged by writer! Listen?” It sounds good! (Heck, sometimes you hear it when both teams are from the SEC *(LSU vs. Alabama in 2012). The chant is more than a rallying cry, it is the heart and soul of what the SEC is all about. http://www.secdigitalnetwork.com/NEWS/tabid/473/Article/240624/in-the-sec-family-is-first.aspx)
This Chant was around since the 1980s, when partisan voters in the Media had no mechanism for explaining why the SEC’s ‘strength of schedule’ allowed dominant teams from 1-horse Conferences to constantly be awarded Nation Championship votes, over and over. Fans from the SEC, knowing that any SEC-Team has a chance to beat any other, felt discriminated against. Look at the record? Each team has taken more losses over history than the 1-horse favorites, but often was not allowed to play in National Championship match-ups because of losses in the SEC. When SEC Fans would see each other in airports and festivals, this common bond of feeling discriminated against would allow them to embrace each other in solidarity of defiance of the biased writers. The BCS formula, respecting strength of schedule, turned the SEC Chant into a victory chant in solidarity, expressing gratitude that strength of schedule is finally acknowledged by writer! Listen?” It sounds good! (Heck, sometimes you hear it when both teams are from the SEC *(LSU vs. Alabama in 2012). The chant is more than a rallying cry, it is the heart and soul of what the SEC is all about. http://www.secdigitalnetwork.com/NEWS/tabid/473/Article/240624/in-the-sec-family-is-first.aspx)
This Chant was around since the 1980s, when partisan voters in the Media had no mechanism for explaining why the SEC's 'strength of schedule' allowed dominant teams from 1-horse Conferences to constantly be awarded Nation Championship votes, over and over. Fans from the SEC, knowing that any SEC-Team has a chance to beat any other, felt discriminated against. Look at the record? Each team has taken more losses over history than the 1-horse favorites, but often was not allowed to play in National Championship match-ups because of losses in the SEC. When SEC Fans would see each other in airports and festivals, this common bond of feeling discriminated against would allow them to embrace each other in solidarity of defiance of the biased writers. The BCS formula, respecting strength of schedule, turned the SEC Chant into a victory chant in solidarity, expressing gratitude that strength of schedule is finally acknowledged by writer! Listen?" It sounds good! (Heck, sometimes you hear it when both teams are from the SEC *(LSU vs. Alabama in 2012). The chant is more than a rallying cry, it is the heart and soul of what the SEC is all about. http://www.secdigitalnetwork.com/NEWS/tabid/473/Article/240624/in-the-sec-family-is-first.aspx)
Yeah, Nick Saban has a 5-to-4 record of beating Les Miles on the Football Field, but Les Miles is WAY more fun, and more loved by America! From his sense of humor, to his concern for player safety, he has more followers on Twitter, smiles more, and brings his LOVE for the Game to us all, but more importantly to his team! Look at him have fun, doing the Harlem Shake! This is why he will eventually out-recruit Nick Saban, and will be more loved by all! Check out this Video, can Nick Saban do the Harlem Shake? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHkKjo4HtWs
I think Les Miles is the most fun Coach in the NCAA. Everyone loves his sense of humor, and look at this video of him having dun with his team! Doing the Harlem Shake! This is why he builds great team spirit! Football is supposed to be fun, and Les Miles keeps everyone happy, and keeps everyone smiling! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHkKjo4HtWs
Alabama is a great team, with a great rivalry with LSU called: The Saban Bowl. However, seeing that having a great game against them can generate more individual attention than riding their bench, players like Jadaveon Clowney, Robert Nkemdiche, Kendall Beckwith and other top High School recruits know that the best option is to go to any other SEC school in order to demonstrate their reluctance to be the next: Landon Collins, riding the bench and getting beat-down and injured on the scout-team before showing their NFL potential. Once a player is 'offered' by Alabama, they know that its better to be seen by the NFL scouts, and be loved in their own State than to have the rest of the team, or the Coach take the credit for their talent. LSU is the best example of this, where the family-value oriented Fan-Base is tops in the NCAA. Players want to be loved, not to be overlooked and disrespected. Beating Alabama is better than being Alabama, which is why the whole SEC has constantly become more competitive. However, at the end of the year, whoever wins-out gains the support of the rest of the conference, which is why all of us in the SEC show great sportsmanship, when on TV, by yelling: S-E-C / S-E-C..! http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/06/landon-collins-alabama-mom-disagrees-lsu-video_n_1189316.html
We at LSU know that the SEC is a stronger total conference than advertised. Don't go to sleep on the potential of Arkansas and Ole Miss to come-in and wreak havoc on Alabama this year. They always play us tough, and deserve more respect. The whole conference is stronger now, so the wins and losses may not reflect this, however, and SEC team can get a hot hand, and demonstrate why such parity exists. With a target painted on their hear, Alabama is surely to be surprised this year by prepared coaching and by underrated talent throughout the SEC. LSU usually performs well on the road, and should be the team to beat Alabama this year. But whoever wins out the conference will gain the support of the rest of us for the National Championship, because we SEC Fans have great Unity, and always, at the end of games on TV, yell: S-E-C / S-E-C..!