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thunderbird1100
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re: If everyone returns next year, we will have a final four capable team...

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I really don't think this is an apt comparison at all.



They are both about the same height, big guys (Davis obviously a little bigger). Both are double double machines, but neither "takes over" offensively. Davis had a jumper than JOB III doesn't possess yet, but he's still pretty young. JOB III is definitely more athletic, which, well, not hard to be that over Big Baby. I guess you could say he's a pretty good cross between Bass and Davis though.
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The Boat
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Member since Oct 2008
68778 posts

re: If everyone returns next year, we will have a final four capable team...
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A better comparison is Brandon Bass. He didn't have much of an offensive game his first 2 years, either.

What in the frick? Bass was here for only two years and was SEC freshman of the year and then SEC player of the year.


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catnip
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re: If everyone returns next year, we will have a final four capable team...
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There's not one doubt in my mind. We return everyone minus Carmouche and ADP and we add one of the better recruiting classes in my lifetime.


They have that much time to learn to play defense.


tgr4ever
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re: If everyone returns next year, we will have a final four capable team...
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They have that much time to learn to play defense.
What in the frick I don't even


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Weaver
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Member since Nov 2005
22864 posts

re: If everyone returns next year, we will have a final four capable team...
Slow your roll


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FamousAmos
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Member since Feb 2010
2770 posts

re: If everyone returns next year, we will have a final four capable team...
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MsGarrison


Looks like we will be the same seed as Auburn in the tournament huh?


theronswanson
House built with my hands
Member since Feb 2012
1226 posts

re: If everyone returns next year, we will have a final four capable team...
How about you enjoy the CURRENT season we are playing before you go and predict shite for next year?


FamousAmos
LSU Fan
Member since Feb 2010
2770 posts

re: If everyone returns next year, we will have a final four capable team...
Talking to the OP?


theronswanson
House built with my hands
Member since Feb 2012
1226 posts

re: If everyone returns next year, we will have a final four capable team...
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alking to the OP?


Yes. Too lazy.


FamousAmos
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Member since Feb 2010
2770 posts

re: If everyone returns next year, we will have a final four capable team...
Ha, I've been there


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SouthOfSouth
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South of I-10 till I die
Member since Jun 2008
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re: If everyone returns next year, we will have a final four capable team...
I think next year we should be top 5 SEC for sure and a tournament team. Besides that, I haven't seen enough footage of the new guys to really know. There are a ton of variables such as how players abilities compute to collegiate success and drive. I think these players coming in will be a big boost, but Im certainly not ready to say final four run.

Now if Hickey and O'Bryant stay for their senior years, that will be a solid team.


Tom Bronco
LSU Fan
Austin, TX
Member since Jun 2011
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re: If everyone returns next year, we will have a final four capable team...
Just being capable of being a final four team actually says nothing. Half the teams in the country meet that definition before the games actually start being played every year.

You are putting a lot of your faith in factors that may not come true. Recruiting classes can sound great on paper but not perform or at least not right away when they get to the college game. The freshmen this year sounded great and actually looked pretty good in early season games. But their contribution started to twindle and last night in the biggest win of the year they did nothing.

And of course players can always leave, get injured or not make it academically. All us "rantards" are saying is be a little realistic and don't set us up for failure. Let's enjoy this win for a while before we start feeling that if we don't make the final four next year we are a flop.


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theronswanson
House built with my hands
Member since Feb 2012
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re: If everyone returns next year, we will have a final four capable team...
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SouthOfSouth


What do you know about LSU basketball?? Get out of here!


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redfish99
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B.R.
Member since Aug 2007
5827 posts

re: If everyone returns next year, we will have a final four capable team...
"Never said they would make. Said they would be capable of it"


Tup, shake the haters bro,I agree if and only if JOB comes back this team should be a tourney lock. And we all know what can happen if you get in and get the favorable matchups.





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TorNation
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Sulphur, LA
Member since Aug 2008
2598 posts

re: If everyone returns next year, we will have a final four capable team...
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tuptiger

I'm curious were you one of the posters that thought we were and NCAA tournament team at the start of this year? I like to be positive but let's pump the brakes a little and see how things progress.


c on z
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Member since Mar 2009
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re: If everyone returns next year, we will have a final four capable team...
That was fjohns.


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TheDoc
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doc is no more
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re: If everyone returns next year, we will have a final four capable team...
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From top to bottom, this will be a better team than the 2006 team


Just... No


tigerfan88
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Member since Jan 2008
4247 posts

re: If everyone returns next year, we will have a final four capable team...
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Just... No


I don't know if that's likely. thats 06 team was stacked, but these recruits are really good. Just their size alone is going to make a huge difference. A point guard who is 6'5??? A 6'7 and 6'9 guy who both have handles and can shoot the ball??


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tigerfan88
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Member since Jan 2008
4247 posts

re: If everyone returns next year, we will have a final four capable team...
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Just... No


I don't know if that's likely. thats 06 team was stacked, but these recruits are really good. Just their size alone is going to make a huge difference. A point guard who is 6'5??? A 6'7 and 6'9 guy who both have handles and can shoot the ball??


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Lonnie4LSU
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Aug 2008
6337 posts

re: If everyone returns next year, we will have a final four capable team...
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we add one of the better recruiting classes in my lifetime.


You must be in college or HS.

Hey, I saw a 9-9 in the SEC, 11th seed LSU team beat a 3 seed, 2 seed, and 1 seed to reach the 86 Final 4 without any real hot shot talent on the team.

So, stuff can happen....hell yeah....why not!!



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