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H-Town Tiger
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re: How would Bo Rein have done?


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he would have probably coached at LSU till his dream job at Ohio State was open


Even in hyptheticals we see the age old LSU fan tradition of worrying we'd lose our coach to his "dream job"

Maybe tOSU would still have prefered John Cooper?






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peopleschamp
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Baton Rouge
Member since Feb 2006
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re: How would Bo Rein have done?


Who is Bo Rain?





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towncryr
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Mendoza Province, Argentina
Member since Dec 2003
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re: How would Bo Rein have done?


I haven't even read the thread yet but THANX for posting this question. It is one I have wondered about FOR DECADES.....

Can't wait to read the thread now. Wanted to post this comment first...






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Topwater Trout
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Red Stick
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34475 posts

re: How would Bo Rein have done?


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Who is Bo Rain?


Was hired in early 80's but died in a plane crash before coaching a game. It is Rein.






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vl100butch
LSU Fan
Madison, MS
Member since Sep 2005
24264 posts

re: How would Bo Rein have done?


He would have walked into talent, whether he could have maintained it is another matter...

that being said, if he could recruit, LSU would not have gone through the doldrums of the 90's with the post-Arnsbarger empty cubbard....






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ALLTIGER
LSU Fan
Houston
Member since Jul 2004
434 posts

re: How would Bo Rein have done?


Probably would have ended up at Ohio State with in 3 years.





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Ponchy Tiger
USA Fan
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Member since Aug 2004
23423 posts

re: How would Bo Rein have done?


I saw it mentioned that he ran the split veer at NC State. But I seem to remember that he intended to run the wishbone at LSU, is this right?





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Rickdaddy4188
LSU Fan
Murfreesboro,TN
Member since Aug 2011
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re: How would Bo Rein have done?


Who knows?





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MountainTiger
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Colorado Springs
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re: How would Bo Rein have done?


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I saw it mentioned that he ran the split veer at NC State. But I seem to remember that he intended to run the wishbone at LSU, is this right?

I think that was the plan but I doubt many people know for sure. He was the coach for what...5-6 months?



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Run DMC
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somewhere in Louisiana it's tricky
Member since Jan 2007
3172 posts

re: How would Bo Rein have done?


My old man turns 64 next month and he has told me since I was a kid that without a doubt LSU would have won at least one NC in the 80's with Bo Rein and maybe more.





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DaSaltyTiger
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Alexandria/Pineville, LA area
Member since Dec 2004
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But I seem to remember that he intended to run the wishbone at LSU, is this right?


We never got to that issue. He died before Spring Practice. Dietzel was desperate, and for a bit even considered coming out of retirement but then decided against it. Instead, he headed across campus and talked with Jerry Stovall. He really did not have time to do a decent coaching search and elected to go with Stovall if he wanted the job, which he did - badly. Stovall essentially had to keep Rein's staff, some of which were not very loyal to him. Stovall essentially lost one season of recruiting coming in almost after the fact, and that hurt things a lot down the road. Dietzel had essentially done what he was hired to do which was to ease Mac out as gracefully as possible. After he had done that, the BOS really had no use for him. Really a fricked up time.






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Volvagia
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Baton Rouge
Member since Mar 2006
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re: How would Bo Rein have done?


Why does this come up every damn off season between start of football and end of baseball





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boxcarbarney
LSU Fan
I like pie.
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re: How would Bo Rein have done?


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Why does this come up every damn off season between start of football and end of baseball


Because some of us find LSU history interesting.






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#1lsufan
LSU Fan
Just North of I-10
Member since Jan 2004
1836 posts

re: How would Bo Rein have done?


Don't know what he would have done but had the occasion to fly with him via the pilot Lou Benscotter and he was a coach driven. Seemed to have a good idea of who and what he wanted.

Lucky for me I didn't go with them on the last flight but Lou was one hella of a pilot.







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Godfather1
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SE Louisiana
Member since Oct 2006
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re: How would Bo Rein have done?


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I saw it mentioned that he ran the split veer at NC State. But I seem to remember that he intended to run the wishbone at LSU, is this right?


No, he was going to run the Split Veer here, because in his acceptance speech as HC, Stovall said he would continue on offensively just as Coach Rein had planned.

The problem was, we didn't have the personnel to run the Veer and Stovall ended up junking it mid season.






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drizztiger
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Lucky for me I didn't go with them on the last flight but Lou was one hella of a pilot.
Count your blessings.

Don't know what Bo Rein would've done for LSU. I was very young at the time. I do know that Stovall gets a bad rap overall when he wasn't really ready to be to coach for LSU. Still had some good moments, but just wasn't fair to anyone really.






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Volvagia
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Baton Rouge
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re: How would Bo Rein have done?


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Because some of us find LSU history interesting.


The same question, discussion, and conclusion year after year is interesting to you?






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redstick13
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Western Colorado
Member since Feb 2007
22204 posts

re: How would Bo Rein have done?


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Why does this come up every damn off season between start of football and end of baseball



Because topics are just recycled on here.






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LSU92
LSU Fan
New Orleans
Member since Jan 2008
2004 posts

re: How would Bo Rein have done?


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I do know that Stovall gets a bad rap overall when he wasn't really ready to be to coach for LSU. Still had some good moments, but just wasn't fair to anyone really.


I agree and it pisses me off to hear "LSU people" bash him. Stovall is a favorite son of LSU and answered the call to duty for his alma mater in a time of need. FTR, he brought more talent to LSU than anyone prior to the golden age (2000 - 2013).






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ComicTiger
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Mar 2005
970 posts

re: How would Bo Rein have done?


My Dad always brings this up and he's always pretty confident Rein was a solid coach with some great ideas who was ahead of his time. He thinks LSU could've really become something bigger at that time.

Instead, a tragedy, lost time/recruits and LSU loses ground for years. Just a weird piece of history.






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