I've lived 2 miles from Tiger Stadium my entire life and when you hear the band playing and the 100,000+ fans screaming after an LSU touchdown it's not likely to become an Alabama fan! Thank goodness for that...
That's amazing stuff. Even a LSU hard hat went further than Alabama this year. But I expect the Tigers to give the dynasty a consistent close game battle for years to come. Not to mention the conference as a whole getting better and better each day. Those cakewalk seasons to the CFP are over, I hope the Tide fans enjoyed those historic teams and always taking the feild with far superior talent and coaching. Talent is getting more widespread and competition is heating up. I don't ever remember so many solid and great head coaches in this league ever. Just waiting on Lane Kiffin to break the "Saban disciple" losing streak. That will be the day that Tide fans really see the end of a great run finally coming to an end. Can't wait to see next seasons league games! It should be an exciting 2020 football season in the SEC with plenty of drama and great storylines. Geaux Tigers!
Was it premature to think Odell Beckham Jr. was getting a new gig?
Clyde was one player on my beloved Tigers team that was an unexpected, very pleasant surprise. He didn't start the season averaging 100 yards per game by any stretch. He was a kid who has shown a flash of brilliance in previous seasons with limited action. But BOY DID HE COME ON STRONG at the right time! This kid elevated his game in SEC action and made himself into a scary weapon as almost a safety net or check down. He seems to get his pads low, even for a 5'7" 208lb.RB and it almost seems like he uses that height or lack of, to his advantage. Defensive players are looking for him behind those huge linemen when suddenly, a burst through a crease and powerfully hitting the hole makes tackling Clyde at the point of attack or even the 2nd level into a very "TALL" order. Then to see his ability to catch the ball, he almost never gets tackled by the first guy, shows so much grit to fight for extra yardage and sure turned me into a believer! Such an exciting player to watch and absolutely an every down back in the NFL. He is a Darren Sproles type that may only be 5'7" but he certainly carries 208lbs with authority and the heart he showed, the character, the kind of young man he is really makes him a very good prospect and I really am hoping to see his name called as that 2nd RB especially when you consider his low mileage and compared to others with 2-4 years of a heavy work load, Clyde is as fresh and healthy as any ball carrier in this draft. *Anything he gets he earned by working his tail off, he and two other former Tigers (Burrow,Jefferson) weren't even in the discussion a year ago to be projected as potential 1st rounders. Proud Tiger fan!
If they start investigating each and every program that's done things wrong then the whole NCAA basketball world will crash down. So many fans of other schools are very quick to name Wade but maybe when each and every one that has violated a NCAA rule gets held accountable they will have to virtually clean house. More like the steroid era in baseball. Do you REALLY want to know how deep the scandals go? Be sure that you're prepared to see the more names, coaches, kids, former college players, etc. It's all a matter of how deep should the investigations go. But once pandoras box is open it's going to be a very long lasting and surprising time in this sport. There's so much more that likely occurred than most really want to know about.
Hmmm, funny that fans from other schools are very quick to throw shade at Will Wade and LSU hoops. I did see several other programs get notified of NCAA investigations and/or sanctions but the only thing to actually occur in the wake of last year's "knee jerk reaction" to suspend Wade before any facts were out was the AD and school president both moving on. Until Wade is formerly investigated or something happens then he is not guilty of anything but being an easy target ever since several blue bloods got tarred and feathered by the media. All this news does in my opinion is show proof that Wade can recruit at a very high level and under a microscope without being in violation of any school or NCAA rules. So go point your fingers at one of the several programs who are currently going through the process or have been proven to violate something. People like this guy are just afraid of what Wade will build at LSU and are sour grapes. Geaux Tigers!
Can anyone find Joe Burrow's weakness? Nope, 15 teams sure looked hard though with many great oppositions and D-coordinators. Tua, can anyone find a weakness? Well at only 6'1" and being injury prone maybe not. Once he doesn't have 4 of the best WR's in all of football, find a better WR group in the NFL and I'll wait... Tua has proven to be a great college QB when healthy and with 4.3 speed everywhere. Not much taller than Baker Mayfield either but I'm probably trolling here and a homer. Geaux Tigers!
In a perfect world, shorts and t-shirt I'll put the blazing fast wideout clocking a best time in the 40 of 4.31 after making multiple sonic booms, just after that 40 yards I'd expect Ruggs to break the sound barrier! I always thought Waddle was the fastest of the 4 great receivers. Waddle and Ruggs were both amazingly fast, Juedy with more upside should do a 4.40 at worst and when Louisiana's steal does get to the combine he should also run a sub 4.4 40. That's 4 guys on a team loaded with talent and Tua tossing it around to 4 kids capable of 4.40 or less! The speed Alabama had on the field probably won't be seen again for years. All great players but none over 200lbs or over 6'1" so each will make $ as a teams deep threat and be that guy who takes the top off of the defense. I can't wait to see the reaction from the NFL's elite corners. I'd love to see Richard Sherman on an island with Ruggs just once!
From an a/m fan lol. If my memory serves me the last time LSU went to the "quietest home of the 12th man" Jimbo's nephew physically assaulted an elderly staff member from LSU and Kevin Faulk had to clean his clock. (In a similar manner as the team did on senior night in Baton Rouge, what was it, 56-7 or so?) I think I just chuckled a little... :)
Ok now isn't his buddy also a "verbal commitment" currently and not yet signed a LOI? Huntley is also a highly recruited player and maybe both flip together to play for the defending champions and help replace a ton of defensive players while playing in a traditional 4-3 defense and Pelini. * In addition to that his other buddy, Jackson Muschamp recently announced his intention to go to Colorado State rather than SC and anyone who has followed Burch and his recruitment know that he was also looking forward to playing with his high school quarterback, I don't expect he flips to Colorado State though. And if this is nothing more than media buzz then why is it even newsworthy to mention when he will sign? If he was solid at SC he wouldn't have made a 2nd visit to Baton Rouge and on his own dime! It wouldn't matter when he physically signs if it was 100% for South Carolina.
All of this about Will and the poor job at South Carolina, imagine if his bigtime 5-star recruit Jordan Burch flips at the last minute! He's a major piece to this years cycle and reportedly committed to SC to play on the team that isn't only local but his high school teammate/quarterback was going to. With new buzz out there that Burch visited LSU (unofficially, already took an official in the fall) many predict he will flip on Muschamp and that wouldn't be good for him. But 18+ million dollar buyout! WOW that's a very large number. I just hope we at LSU steal Jordan Burch to help make up ground after losing 2 or 3 bluechippers during the early period.
Nah he thinks he's Joe Burrow and one thing about Joe Burrow after 2 exciting seasons and the most amazing season for an LSU fan is our guy knows exactly who he is. He is comfortable in his own skin and completely confident in his ability and in his team and coaches in any game against any team. He will show up in his spongebob pajama pants in a team meeting, Babe Ruth would not be caught dead in some hideous pajama pants. If he doesn't prove accurate in his statement I'd expect him to be carted off or be laying near motionless on the feild after leaving it all, everything on the field of the Mercedes Benz Superdome come Monday night! Just an average Joe. Geaux Tigers!
Would love to see Divinity at the outside linebacker spot. In limited time and snaps he posted some impressive stats, he was solid last year and never really was healthy this season before the suspension. A healthy Divinity at his natural position could make for two elite pass rushers with Chaisson lining up on the other side. With a quarterback as good as Trevor Lawrence and in the biggest game Coach Orgeron has coached I hope he is smart here and really does an honest assessment of his available players and puts the best 11 on the field in the game. I'm happy for Michael Divinity to be able to suit up and be cleared for this one. His final game as a Tiger and hopefully his most memorable. He could potentially be an impact player and a shot at redemption might be exactly the kind of motivation he needs.
Besides the obvious, there were 2 extremely encouraging developments for LSU heading into Clemson showdown
So how about you just compare common opponents and not go in a circle from the who's who? Didn't both LSU and Klemson play one team, a common opponent for comparisons sake? I thought both Tigers played Texas A&M during the regular season, if we are going to go into it like that look at the results of each teams win vs A&M then do your mathematical equation and try again. See if you do that then you'll come to see it's why it's not a perfect measurement to show who did what to which team who played this game vs that blah blah. It's why January 13th they actually will get to decide it on the feild. Let's hope for a clean game and SEC officials stay as far away from it as possible! May the best team win. Geaux "The Real" Tigers who play in the Real Death Valley!
Nothing but respect to Jalen Hurts, I have watched him from his freshman year beating LSU and he always seemed to dismantle our defense or LSU's maybe not quite like Burrow and company did in the first half to Oklahoma's defense but Hurts never seemed to rub it in or showboat or act like it was all about him! I respect talented kids who work hard, play hard, and demonstrate class and sportsmanship while he has done exactly that and persevere through a very humbling experience when Tua arrived in Alabama and eventually took the starting job. It's not like Jalen lost his job to some run of the mill kid because he was not performing! He lost it to a generational talent, a kid who was expected to be the #1 overall pick in the upcoming draft as a junior until Burrow emerged and his devastating injury. But I hope Hurts gets his chance to play on Sunday and believe he has tons of raw talent and upside. He will need to polish some things and improve as a passer but that is something he can do with the right system and coaching staff and commitment to work hard. Definitely a kid I'll pull for going forward and for doing it the right way during his great career in college.
When I watched during the coin flip and heard the game was to be officiating by the SEC I knew one of these two teams would end up really angry about certain calls or missed calls. Then as it unfolded there were multiple very close ones that made the worst officials in the NCAA have to make decisions that would eventually have a major impact on the outcome of this game. They got put on the spot and exactly like in most league games they were exposed as bottom of the NCAA! My fingers are crossed they aren't anywhere near New Orleans on January 13th! I'd rather use footlocker employees for that National Championship than SEC officials.
Dari Nowkhah issues apology after breaking news about Steve Ensminger’s daughter-in-law to Joe Burrow during live interview
* lost to Kansas State but no one cares. Also came back to beat Baylor in regular season then had to beat them in OT in conference title game. They didn't belong on the feild with LSU and the reports that this was the 5th best team LSU played this season is disrespectful to Texas A&M or maybe Vanderbilt. I'm happy that the Coaches called the dogs off in the 2nd half atleast. As far as the post game "foot in mouth" I agree, why even bring that up to a player? Why assume he knows, Joe Burrow may not own a cell phone (sarcasm but he isn't exactly a social media guru either) but with so much to talk about there's no reason to bring up a tragedy like this in a post game interview with a player period. I understand the reason was to hopefully get a response like, "oh yeah we played that first half for Coach E. and felt inspired by his loss!" But it was likely scripted and Dari likely was instructed to ask, I feel bad for him and it's not really a big enough deal to really get too concerned about maybe just a lesson can be learned and these reporters should carefully choose their questions and avoid bringing up recent major tragedies unless it's relevant and common knowledge the kid knows about it. Geaux Tigers!
I honestly think if Lincoln Riley could have waved a white flag and forfeited at the half he would have! What my LSU Tigers did to Oklahoma was as dominant a showing vs a "top 4 team" and to even say OU is the 5th best team to play LSU this season is almost disrespectful to Texas A&M who I'd honestly think would matchup pretty well and likely beat up on Oklahoma. *Atleast now many will begin to forget what Clemson did a year ago to Alabama. Hopefully LSU can return that favor and take the trophy back to the SEC where it truly belongs.
Absolutely good news, it was reported before A&M game the earliest he could be eligible is "if" we go to NOLA for a natty. He has been practicing since and seems to be very grateful to remain a Tiger for whatever reason. Now it's time, 3 sacks in 5 games and a senior. I'll take him back and bet he plays his best game and makes an impact! Welcome back Mike the Tiger!
I wanted Joe to get the chance to carve up Ohio State and the first cornerback off the board in the upcoming draft. Now I'll be very happy to stop Clemson from their 30th consecutive win and Trevor Lawrence's first loss in college and with a 58-2 high school record he isn't used to losing. According to Dabo "little ole Clemson is just happy to still be playing football!" What a troll. How about 7 passing TDs and over 400 passing yards while hanging 49 on a playoff team before halftime!?! Joe for president 2020! C'mon Nola 1/13/20, Geaux Tigers!
He was a pretty good receiver with some size, I can't remember exactly his height but something tells me 6'3" maybe 6'4" unless I'm confusing him with another talented receiver during the time period, Malachi Dupre was solid. One of the two were tall, thin speedy kids with a large catch radius. Frankly EITHER would be better than signing Antonio Brown! What a dumpster fire since before the first coin flip on the 2019 season, well his antics are well documented and started long ago but I'd rather ANY of the listed players who tried out over Brown. No question Brown's talent is there but it does not exceed his baggage and reputation of acquiring more baggage. The guy needs a full time staff to help him carry all of that baggage and New Orleans doesn't need it or want him to accumulate any more while representing the franchise. Where's Marques Colston or Devery Henderson right now? Anyone check to see if Jerry Rice is willing to replicate Marshaun Lynch? Dang, anyone but Antonio Brown! Dural is relatively talented and still young so sign him and if his hands and legs work watch him become a star with Drew Brees putting the ball on target open or not the Saints badly need another WR to get some pressure off of Michael Thomas.
Thank goodness for ESPN and especially ESPN Deportes for these clips. The only way to make this one any more hilarious is if the ref's didn't throw a flag at all (like last year's NFC Championship) or the ref gets flagged for flopping OR he goes postal by yanking off the QBs helmet and attempts a Miles Garrett impression! I've never seen anyone have a natural reaction to drop to the ground immediately following an unintentional punch to the face or bill of their ball cap but I guess his fight or flight senses kicked in and flight was the popular choice and he just folded like a chair rather than wet his pants. This ref must be borrowed from the SEC. Or the University of Florida! ;)
And Dabo can't understand why virtually everyone with a pulse and TV just don't respect his team and twenty something game winning streak. Well you just said it all! The ACC dominates only one sport, basketball! Until the likes of Miami, FSU, Va Tech turn their programs around Clemson could cruise through their conference with 9 guys on the field on both sides of the ball. Maybe it's a big reason they are signing 6 or 7 five star kids yearly. I can understand the logic, why not be able to basically flip a coin for a national championship ring and be a 4 time conference champion, or 3 time if your name is Trevor Lawrence.
After 20 years of NFL Draft evaluation, Todd McShay explains how Joe Burrow has done something the ESPN analyst has never seen
Everything worked out to perfection so far! 2 more games,hopefully. But LSU's team and especially offense has been doubted from coaches to players, from o-line, receivers, running backs, and especially QB. Playing with the "underdog mentality" has been a big help. Always wanting to improve and prove those guys wrong has kept the Tigers hungry and I think to count them out this season would be crazy. But anyone who has watched film of Burrow before landing at LSU mostly in spring games can see a very accurate passer with so many intangibles and ability it's not as shocking if you watch the film and knew the youth at reciever, doubts around the country from head coach, running back, and offensive linemen. It made those guys believe and "never underestimate the power the the human spirit!" Geaux Tigers!
So if I'm not getting my facts all mixed up it sounds to me like the kid, obviously a future star already verbally committed to a&m but is making another announcement to where he is going to sign? Why does that sound somewhat unorthodox? I just must have been under the wrong impression but isn't a "verbal commitment" the same as the ole hat on a table 10 seconds of fame? I just thought they were equal except on signing day once you get the new lid comfortable on your dome you grab the nearest pen and ink your pledge? I just wonder what the difference between announcing a commitment as Harris did not too long ago then will he echo the announcement a second time? Hmmm maybe the fact that his approach is not the usual way it's worthy to report as a possible flip for the blue chipper. Pretty sure Gus at Auburn dealt with this a week ago with an offensive linemen by retracting his original scholarship offer which I applauded him for. Not because the kid was taking visits at rival schools like Alabama but going on social media saying something similar to what Donnel Harris is doing by making two announcements unless, possibly, just maybe he has news like dare I say a new school to announce as his future home for the duration of his college career? That's probably why he is named in this article. Anyone who follows recruiting knows you do one or the other, announce your school early then sign when the time comes or wait to announce until you can sign but you don't often see this. Maybe he caught amnesia and forgot he made his choice know? Or possibly came to his senses after LSU walked through a&m and wanted absolutely no part of that sort of old fashioned "over the knee" kind of whipping from Mr. Orgeron and the bayou bengals! If ya can't beat em, join em!
If you don't agree with and chuckle at #2 you have no business here! The funniest part is Dabo is STILL crying, still beating that dead horse when even the 11th year Sr. kicker from Georgia can clearly see they played no one. He's full of wisdom by now and I should lighten up on him and give more respect to my elders. Did the guy decide to retire after winning the Graza award? Heard his son might sign his and enroll early next season for Georgia to keep the wide right tradition alive!
Wow, it's rare to hear any QB as a "can't miss pick" but I've watched every snap he's taken in 2 years and most multiple times. Studied him pretty hard and concluded that if I were a defensive coordinator trying to prepare for him I'd definitely have my work cut out for me. His intangibles are through the roof, his size, decision making, accuracy regardless of in the pocket or running either left or right, progressions through reads are fast and keeps eyes downfield and in such good sync with receivers (doesn't hurt that 3 finished with 10+ TDs) but he can elude 90% of anyone who might try rushing him and know his guys are going to get open usually for a long ball! He is tough, as tough as I've seen at QB since Tim Tebow, his demeanor and poise are unflappable, ok... I'm done lol, that's about 7% of my evaluation and go find a weakness! Tell me arm strength, show me a throw he can't make? Curious what he would run in the 40, I'm going on a limb if he runs at combine or pro day, Joe will run a sub 4.60 if you don't think so go check that long sideline run vs Georgia last season, he got caught by a safety that little tracked him and barely caught him at the 10 after running for 60 or so yards. Joe isn't near the Taysom Hill or the Plumlee kid level of speed but he gets from dropping back to full speed in a flash, if he weren't probably the best LSU has ever seen, may ever see as far as total package in a quarterback I'd bet he could play linebacker! Sure wish Tebow would have considered linebacker at the next level, no telling what he might have done. I hate that it's nearing the end but Joe wants a title and he wants Ohio State if he could choose. What a story book ending if he gets that chance! Geaux Tigers!
Glad I'm not alone in myself bias. Always pull for the conference and am always surprised when a Georgia loses to a Texas or any good SEC team losing to a good Big 10 or other power 5. I fully expect Alabama to beat Michigan by 2 touchdowns and have an already thin lineup see some players sitting out for preparation for the draft. Last year LSU had to play a reciever at DB in new years 6 bowl against a previously "self proclaimed national champion" and LSU still manhandled them. Hopefully an SEC team win the National Championship! I don't care which one as long as it's an SEC team lol.
I don't blame Auburn for this one. Anyone who follows the recruiting process closely knows that it's generally accepted and common for a verbal commitment to continue visiting whether officially or unofficially or have coaches visit them in home but where this youngsters mistake was made is when he seemingly already pledged his commitment to Auburn, took visits, THEN said he would make an official announcement. No sir, the "official announcement" was your verbal commitment, so by making that statement he broke a little unwritten rule. Had he verbally de-committed before saying he would make an announcement then he would be fine in saying he would make his decision or announcement. It's just how he went about this that resulted in Auburn retracting their scholarship offer. I might feel differently had he never made a verbal commitment to the Auburn staff or not said that he would make a decision while his name was already pinned to their projected recruits. The kids who "flip" atleast have the guidance from older, wiser people and may have given a verbal but as soon as they flip it's time to sign. Only then it's too late to retract an offer. By doing it the way he did the Auburn staff was proactive and even had it not been a rival school I'd still expect they'd have retracted the scholarship offer. Don't tell me you're coming, make that announcement as a verbal then tell the world you'll make another announcement lol. If you are coming already why would you need to make another announcement? It's obvious he was going to flip already and tipped his hand. Or that Auburn just didn't appreciate the way his approach was by talking out of both sides of his mouth. Gotta say I'm not a fan of either team but am a fan of how Auburn handled this situation.
There was some very tight coverage by Georgia making Burrow put balls in exact locations and our wideouts had a uncharacteristically tough time, one flat out drop by Terrace Marshall that was an easy TD but agree that several were bang bang, DB's had great timing and made the refs make judgment calls that mostly were not PI calls. I actually didn't mind the way it was officiated. ANYTIME the worst officials in all of sports (SEC football officials) let the players "play" or do not control the outcome of the game with 24 total accepted penalties is a more fun game to watch. Derek Stingley is already a STUD at cornerback! He was born to be, he was probably as good as the top half in college his sophomore season of high school! At 16 years old the kid already had an NFL like body, frame 6'1.5" filling out at 180lbs with very little fat, now listed at 6'1" 190, I think that's inaccurate by a tad for competitive purposes, I'd say 6'2" 205lbs just from comparisons of others that size. His verified 4.30 40, 38" vertical, insane natural skills and polishing those make him what some say a top 5 overall if a freshman could be drafted this year! Thriving in 1 on 1 and mostly press coverage he has that great speed to be step for step with almost anyone, that's what allows him to do the "hard to teach" things on the feild like getting his head around in time to locate the ball and make a play, his toughness and tenacity then take over on a 50/50 ball my money is always on him to fight and win the battle. Only 6 interceptions this season (led the SEC, also passes defended) oddly he could have easily ended up with 10 picks or more! He flat out dropped 3, had another 2 the WR was able to disrupt, and 2 more overturned on review. Imagine a true freshman with a dozen interceptions on a season at cornerback lol. He is as impressive a freshman I've ever seen at any position let alone one requiring the perfect blend of athleticism, football IQ, toughness, confidence, and decisiveness. The intangibles are off the charts! He will probably play two more remarkable seasons and set some school records then go in the top 3 to 5 as a junior going early. A once in a generational talent maybe lifetime. He should leave LSU/DBU whenever he moves on to business on Sundays (will dominate the NFL) will leave Tiger land as THE BEST DB in the history of DBU! I expect him to take the coveted #7 jersey directly from Delpit after this season. He has already earned it as the best defensive player on the team. A first team all SEC selection, likely an All American, his best is yet to come! *wait until he gets the ball with room to run! Rumor already is to make him a rare two way player, a former wide receiver/cornerback in high school, elite receiver there's already talk of playing him in all 3 units. I'd like to see that! Unrealistic to expect anyone to play at the highest level for the full 60 minutes, too risky for him getting fatigued and play dropping off and risky for twice the injury potential. Barring injuries he will be invited to New York in one of the next 2 or both years as a Heisman Candidate. *my article is already wayyy too long lol this topic is one that can't be overstated. The next Lebron James of the DB position, not a weakness, not a thing to dislike, checks all the boxes, scores off the charts and only 18 years old! FREAK!