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RedStar
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1908 National Champions

Just curious, but why doesn't LSU acknowledge this title?

Only 2 teams were awarded Titles.

LSU who went 10-0 and outscored their opponents 442-11

Pennsylvania went 11-0-1. Their tie came against Carlisle Indian School.

Sure it's a split title, but so is 2003 and no one has a problem claiming it. Pretty obvious who the best team in 1908 was even without the split title. I mean, c'mon Carlisle Indian School?


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re: 1908 National Champions
Because we're not Bama


RedStar
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re: 1908 National Champions
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Because we're not Bama


What does that have to do with anything? I don't remember asking a question about Alabama.


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LSU=Champions
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re: 1908 National Champions
I couldn't give a shite less about a NC nearly in the 1800s.


The Mick
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re: 1908 National Champions
I dont get this one either. We should claim this one for sure.

PS I "heard" that you could actually pay players back then and some of the players werent actually students. I have no idea if true or not.


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RedStar
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I couldn't give a shite less about a NC nearly in the 1800s.


Cool story. I sure hope a few dick's don't feel like that about the '03 title in a few decades.


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lsutigers1992
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Pennsylvania went 11-0-1. Their tie came against Carlisle Indian School.


Led by some guy named Jim Thorpe. Maybe you've heard of him.


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Pilot Tiger
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re: 1908 National Champions
Doc Fenton FTMFW

people didnt really respect college football in the south at the time


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TigerJeff
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re: 1908 National Champions
b/c LSU isn't pathetic


UcobiaA
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re: 1908 National Champions
Carlisle Indian School was good back then. Pop Warner was the coach and I think Jim Thorpe was on the team in that time frame.


RedStar
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b/c LSU isn't pathetic


Care to explain? What's pathetic about claiming a Title that you were awarded?


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chieftiger
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re: 1908 National Champions
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Carlisle Indian School was good back then. Pop Warner was the coach and I think Jim Thorpe was on the team in that time frame.


My great grandmother actually went to school there. My family is Chitimacha.....I actually have a few documents from that school as well.


Harry Caray
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re: 1908 National Champions
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I mean, c'mon Carlisle Indian School?


thread not going as OP planned.


UcobiaA
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re: 1908 National Champions
That is pretty cool. Later than Thorpe's time I am guessing?


chieftiger
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That is pretty cool. Later than Thorpe's time I am guessing?


Same time actually....


UcobiaA
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Same time actually....


She must have had some great stories. Wonder if people realized then how amazing he was.


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RedStar
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thread not going as OP planned.


I didn't think people would focus so much on Carlisle Indian School. The point of the thread is that LSU was awarded a National Title in 1908 and it's not acknowledged. Seems strange.

Not sure why everyone's focusing on the Carlisle Indian School bit, just a random fact I threw in there. Was meant to be humorous in the same way a loss to Sewanee looks a lot worse in retrospect than it really was.
This post was edited on 12/11 at 8:04 am


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I-59 Tiger
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re: 1908 National Champions
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I mean, c'mon Carlisle Indian School?


Bud, in that era those jokers were like Miami-Fla in the 80's and 90's.


LSUSUPERSTAR
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re: 1908 National Champions
This question comes up every so often around here. If you are serious, I would contact the athletic department and LSU to see if you can get some information.


RedStar
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Bud, in that era those jokers were like Miami-Fla in the 80's and 90's.


See response in thread literally right above yours.


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