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geauxtigahs87
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re: Should LSU play tougher non-conference schedule


Win the SEC with only 1 loss and its pretty much an automatic bid to the playoff regardless of your non-conference schedule.





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weptiger
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re: Should LSU play tougher non-conference schedule


With the playoff, the game has changed. It is about positioning your team to make a run at the SEC championship game and get in the playoff. Why would we continue to bang our collective head against the wall with a murderous OOC conference when our conference foes aren't doing the same. One of the Whiskey/TCU type games a season is good enough to demonstrate we have some schedule strength, plus the conference slate and a couple of cupcakes.

The playoff, if you get to it and advance, effectively gives you a couple of additional OOC conference games against a quality opponent. That is better than a Chicken Bowl or Outback game against an unknown or weak opponent year in year out.






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weptiger
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re: Should LSU play tougher non-conference schedule


With the playoff, the game has changed. It is about positioning your team to make a run at the SEC championship game and get in the playoff. Why would we continue to bang our collective head against the wall with a murderous OOC conference when our conference foes aren't doing the same. One of the Whiskey/TCU type games a season is good enough to demonstrate we have some schedule strength, plus the conference slate and a couple of cupcakes.

The playoff, if you get to it and advance, effectively gives you a couple of additional OOC conference games against a quality opponent. That is better than a Chicken Bowl or Outback game against an unknown or weak opponent year in year out.






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cajunjj
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NO, the last 3 years we have had 1 of the toughest schedule in the country while the gumps always get the pussy schedule!





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WildTchoupitoulas
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With the playoff, the game has changed. It is about positioning your team to make a run at the SEC championship game and get in the playoff. Why would we continue to bang our collective head against the wall with a murderous OOC conference when our conference foes aren't doing the same.

I don't get this.

When did people stop caring about the actual game of football?

Sat, Sep 06 Sam Houston St.
Sat, Sep 13 UL-Monroe
Sat, Sep 20 Mississippi St.
Sat, Sep 27 New Mexico St.
Sat, Oct 18 Kentucky
Sat, Oct 25 Ole Miss

Are you fricking kidding me? ONE marquee game in TS next season, and we have to wait until the second week of NOVEMBER? WTF?

All summer long people can't seem to wait for kickoff, but as soon as the very first game kicks off, no one cares about the games week to week, it's all about waiting for the end of the season. I swear it's like a teenage boy having sex, it's all about the happy ending.

Some of us still like to be entertained during the regular season by watching quality football games at home. For some of us it's not ALL about the championship game, it's about the game itself week to week.

Next season's home slate will have everybody just waiting for the end of the season already.

After waiting all summer, it'll be nothing but, "Let's get this season over already and get to the playoffs." frick that.






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gorillacoco
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we consistently schedule some very good OOC teams. more often than almost any other SEC school i can think of, although i guess you could make the case that SC and FL play Clemson and FS every year.

now, every time we schedule a good OOC team they don't always show up (see NC in 09), but its def not for a lack of trying.

also, we don't want to add an ohio state, oklahoma, or oregon every stinking year. we play in a division that year in & year out fields 3+ teams that would have an good shot at winning any other conference. look at the last 6-7 years and where the top 3 SECW teams wound up when they weren't ruining each other's seasons.

ETA: i missed the OPs part about them coming to tiger stadium. i admit, the good teams we've played the past couple of years (omitting WV) have not played in TS. i'm pretty sure it's tough (without a home & home) to get another marquee team to both be willing to play us twice in two years or to just come play at TS. as conceited as this might sound, i doubt anyone with national title aspirations wants to play LSU two years in a row. look what happened to oregon.



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TNTigerman
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I visited their campus last fall. They have same colors as we do. Some of their merchandise exactly same pieces with different logo.





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