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re: Favorite lsu team that did not win a championship
Posted by Thorny on 12/17 at 8:53 am
2011 - Never more relaxed during a football season. 1987 - That blowout of South Carolina in the Gator Bowl was beautiful to watch. (Oops, misread the subject) GEAUX TIGERS ...

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re: Old-Timers Board. Who was better at LSU?Tommy Hodson or Jamarcus Russell?
Posted by Thorny on 12/17 at 8:44 am
I would narrowly pick Hodson, though Russell's 2006 was better than any year Hodson had. The difference maker was the way Hodson took over from the first game of his freshman year and was the clear leader of the team. Even though his stats are somewhat deflated by the Arnsparger system of bringin...

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re: Question for Alabama/Auburn posters about Bill Clark
Posted by Thorny on 12/16 at 3:38 pm
This is a good move for both him and Miss State. The fallout of the UAB system dissolution probably will keep some programs from looking at the success he had there in one year. Moving up to a defensive coordinator position in the SEC continues to add to his credibility and career advancement. I ...

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re: All right Les, it's time to crap or get off the pot!
Posted by Thorny on 12/15 at 4:18 pm
Nothing Les says at this point will mean anything. This will be true until Michigan hires somebody. Didn't we learn anything from the way Saban left the Dolphins and Petrino left the Falcons? Coaches in this situation have to lie, and for this reason shouldn't be overly criticized for doing so. ...

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re: Best SEC Defenses/Offenses of last 5 years
Posted by Thorny on 12/15 at 1:31 pm
[quote]You're a homer. 6 first rounders and a second rounder on that bama defense. Lsu rape trained everyone they played in 2011 and scored 9 points in 8+ quarters on that defense. [/quote] The LSU defense did two things in 2011 that the Bama defense didn't: 1. Face a top-40 offense ...

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re: Better Cadet Dress For Army Navy Game: Army Or Navy?
Posted by Thorny on 12/15 at 10:56 am
[quote]Well at least the middies will be able to wear the same uniform once they're commissioned. Soldiers don't wear that West Point shite after graduation. [/quote] My brother is a Naval Academy Grad, class of 82. When he graduated, not one of his school uniforms transferred to his officer unif...

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re: How Did We NOT Have a QB Ready to Go for This Season?
Posted by Thorny on 12/15 at 10:12 am
[quote]Look at WHEN Kiel decided not to show. Rumor is his Dad TOLD him not to go to LSU after the 1/9/12 debacle. I do not blame the kid. I blame Dumbo[/quote] I don't necessarily disagree with this. However, that doesn't really change my point. He was a guy that was supposed to enroll early, an...

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re: How Did We NOT Have a QB Ready to Go for This Season?
Posted by Thorny on 12/14 at 6:05 pm
Kiel leaving the way he did hurt. He was so highly rated that when he committed, other QBs probably bailed (either on their own or because the staff didn't think they needed another one.) Remember, Kiel also didn't even tell the staff he wouldn't register. He just didn't show. At that point, we were...

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re: Why the Pound and Punt O Does Not Succeed (Long)
Posted by Thorny on 12/10 at 10:34 pm
Dear God, I hate to do this: [quote]It is a losing formula from a championship perspective.[/quote] 09 Bama, 11 Bama & 12 Bama would disagree with you. Yes, they had better QB production than we did this year, but they were very much I-formation, run first teams with dominant defenses. That's ...

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re: Bo Pelini to accept HC job at Youngstown State
Posted by Thorny on 12/10 at 9:01 am
[quote]He would have gotten one going back to the DC route. This is actually probably the harder route. [/quote] Maybe, but getting a DC job would not have shown that he had matured in the alumni relations department. Yeah, he wasn't winning as much as Nebraska wanted, but being an a$$hole while ...

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re: On this date in 2006 in the Alabama Football Coaching Search
Posted by Thorny on 12/9 at 10:45 am
During Saban's flirtation with the Dolphins, Skip was clear that it wasn't about money, and that LSU would not offer any type of monetary incentive to keep him. Now, that may have been because Saban had told him he was already gone and Saban dragged out the Huizenga dance for effect. Or, it may ...

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re: Do We Really Need a $50 Million Study To See Why Causeway Accidents Occur?
Posted by Thorny on 12/9 at 10:21 am
Reminds me of a Steven Wright joke: "I have a friend who got a major federal grant to study who built the pyramids. He spent 20-million-dollars over ten years and he is pretty sure it was a guy named 'Eddie'"....

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re: How long did you wait between first and second kid?
Posted by Thorny on 12/9 at 10:00 am
Nine months. Second son is 18 months younger than first. They weren't too backed up to each other, but the older one doesn't remember being an only child....

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re: LSU motivated for the bowl game vs ND?
Posted by Thorny on 12/8 at 10:38 am
[quote]I think he and #84 were trying to get us to bite. I think normally it would have worked but we were likely too tired at that point from you guys taking it to us on your last 2 drives.[/quote] He was trying to get the Bama player that was picking up his knee to bite? :crazy: If Vadal had le...

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re: #FreeUAB
Posted by Thorny on 12/6 at 10:34 am
[quote]Seems like Bama would want this program around so they could have another cupcake on their schedule and get away with it being an "in state rivalry." [/quote] Bama absolutely refused to play UAB in football. I'm not sure they have ever played in basketball....

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re: #FreeUAB
Posted by Thorny on 12/6 at 10:27 am
[quote]Why would Alabama care about UAB.... There is not a single kid who will choose UAB over Alabama. Unless somehow this increased state funding for the Alabama program, why would Bama really care about UAB. That would be like LSU caring whether La Tech plays football. There is not a kid that ...

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re: Band Alumni from 1988
Posted by Thorny on 12/6 at 10:15 am
I was also in the band that year (Tuba). I agree with LSUWags' advice. ...

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re: Sometimes You Just Need To Change...(Thoughts on Miles)
Posted by Thorny on 12/4 at 10:52 am
[quote]Miles is the new Lloyd Carr[/quote] You do realize that Carr almost got a rematch with tOSU for the National Title in 2006, the year before he was fired, don't you? Yes, 2007 was bad, but it wasn't like it was the end of a long steady decline. I do think there is merit in the OP. Somet...

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re: How will Saban end his career at Alabama?
Posted by Thorny on 12/4 at 10:25 am
[quote]That was before I was born, but I'm pretty sure everyone knew he was retiring the whole season[/quote] Not really. He announced his retirement after a particularly ugly loss to LSU in early November. Very few saw it coming, though some of his insiders knew he had some health problems. [...

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re: Everything that we needed to happen happened, right? Re: winning the west
Posted by Thorny on 11/30 at 11:54 am
[quote]Not so fast my friend! bama would also have two losses. And they beat state. So it would be a 3 way tie. And if I remember correctly, we would win based on east opp. record or something. It was like the 10th tie break rule.[/quote] We would have gone, but due to the third tiebreaker: ...

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