T or F: Cam Cameron will field a top 50 ranked offense in 2013. | Page 3 | TigerDroppings.com

Posted byMessage
AlexLSU
LSU Fan
Member since Jan 2005
24551 posts

re: T or F: Cam Cameron will field a top 50 ranked offense in 2013.


I'll say true, but offensive rankings can be deceiving. LSU often operates on a short field thanks to our defense and special teams, so I'm more concerned with our balance, 3rd down % and redzone efficiency than total yardage.

FWIW, six SEC teams finished in the top 50 last year. LSU averaged 374/ypg (85th) and would need to gain roughly 45 more yards/per to crack last year's top 50.






Back to top
LSUTil_iDie
LA-Monroe Fan
Monroe, LA
Member since Jan 2012
3929 posts

re: T or F: Cam Cameron will field a top 50 ranked offense in 2013.


Forget national rankings. If he can get us to the top 3 in the SEC we goin to the ship.





Back to top
Papa Tigah
LSU Fan
TIGER ISLAND, LA
Member since Sep 2007
11566 posts

re: T or F: Cam Cameron will field a top 50 ranked offense in 2013.


True





Back to top
  Replies (0)
ezride25
USA Fan
They call me ez
Member since Nov 2008
15714 posts

re: T or F: Cam Cameron will field a top 50 ranked offense in 2013.


quote:

3rd down %


This is what I will be looking at next year. Get the ball, keep the ball down. We haven't been doing well with keeping it lately, but I'm hoping Cam can get that fixed.

ETA: 45 more yards per game translates into 4 more first downs at minimum. 1 first down would have won the clemson game, two would've won against bama.



This post was edited on 2/15 at 4:06 pm


Back to top
nitwit
Member since Oct 2007
2812 posts
 Online 

re: T or F: Cam Cameron will field a top 50 ranked offense in 2013.


We are setting too low a bar, as a result of ole expectations.





Back to top
  Replies (0)
AlexLSU
LSU Fan
Member since Jan 2005
24551 posts

re: T or F: Cam Cameron will field a top 50 ranked offense in 2013.


quote:

Forget national rankings. If he can get us to the top 3 in the SEC we goin to the ship.


If we're top 3 in the SEC, we may not lose a game.

A&M, UGA and Bama will all be great offensively next year, even with the attrition on the line for the Aggies and Bammers.

quote:

ETA: 45 more yards per game translates into 4 more first downs at minimum. 1 first down would have won the clemson game, two would've won against bama.


So aggravating. That's not even mentioning the ridiculous offense we fielded against Florida.



This post was edited on 2/15 at 4:11 pm


Back to top
biglego
LSU Fan
your mom knows
Member since Nov 2007
24092 posts

re: T or F: Cam Cameron will field a top 50 ranked offense in 2013.


quote:

he can put us in the top 50 offensively LSU will be a tough draw for anyone in the country.

Top 50 offense the past 5 years we'd be about where Bama is now...NCs or contending for NC every year from 2009 to 2012. Our offense really has been pitiful.






Back to top
ezride25
USA Fan
They call me ez
Member since Nov 2008
15714 posts

re: T or F: Cam Cameron will field a top 50 ranked offense in 2013.


Yeah, I don't think 4 first downs would have helped at all the way we played against UF last year.





Back to top
  Replies (0)
Lithium
South Alabama Fan
Member since Dec 2004
42642 posts

re: T or F: Cam Cameron will field a top 50 ranked offense in 2013.


top 30 in country #2 in the SEC





Back to top
  Replies (0)
LSU GrandDad
LSU Fan
houston, texas
Member since Jun 2009
12356 posts

re: T or F: Cam Cameron will field a top 50 ranked offense in 2013.


possible but, unless i am mistaken, offenses are ranked by YARDAGE GAINED. in today's flag football environment, LSU will probably never be much better than barely in the top 50. yardage gained is not the way to win football games against top competition. this seeming emphasis on yardage gained is fairly new in college football; i'm thinking it is spawned by the passing offenses of some schools and the video game generation. high powered offenses (oregon for example) aren't so high powered when they play good defenses (lsu, auburn) now are they.





Back to top
TheDoc
LSU Fan
doc is no more
Member since Dec 2005
99297 posts

re: T or F: Cam Cameron will field a top 50 ranked offense in 2013.


Passing efficiency and 3 rd down completion % are way more important IMO





Back to top
LSU GrandDad
LSU Fan
houston, texas
Member since Jun 2009
12356 posts

re: T or F: Cam Cameron will field a top 50 ranked offense in 2013.


quote:

I will go with true. #50 in offense last year was at 408.5 ypg.


i rest my case. i really don't give a shite about yardage gained. i only care about points scored and time of possession. we gained over 400 yds against bama last yr and lost the game. to me, ranking an offense solely on yardage gained is lame as hell as doesn't take into acct the level of defenses played and other more impordtant variables.






Back to top
  Replies (0)
noonan
USA Fan
Nassau Bay, TX
Member since Aug 2005
27660 posts

re: T or F: Cam Cameron will field a top 50 ranked offense in 2013.


quote:

Forget national rankings. If he can get us to the top 3 in the SEC we goin to the ship.


 



+1

National rankings sort of give you an idea of where you stand, but the lack of common opponents or even level of those opponents scues those stats. We may have been 85 or whatever last year, but there were not 84 offenses that I would take over ours.







Back to top
  Replies (0)
AlexLSU
LSU Fan
Member since Jan 2005
24551 posts

re: T or F: Cam Cameron will field a top 50 ranked offense in 2013.


quote:

possible but, unless i am mistaken, offenses are ranked by YARDAGE GAINED. in today's flag football environment, LSU will probably never be much better than barely in the top 50. yardage gained is not the way to win football games against top competition. this seeming emphasis on yardage gained is fairly new in college football; i'm thinking it is spawned by the passing offenses of some schools and the video game generation. high powered offenses (oregon for example) aren't so high powered when they play good defenses (lsu, auburn) now are they.


I believe Bama was ranked 31st in yards per game last season. With an experienced Mett, line, WRs, and backfield, LSU could certainly put up some salty numbers if Cameron is the guy.






Back to top
  Replies (0)
Rickety Cricket
Navy Fan
Premium Member
Member since Aug 2007
36945 posts

re: T or F: Cam Cameron will field a top 50 ranked offense in 2013.


quote:

top 50 = "I told y'all it was Les holding the offense back"
below 50 = "I told y'all Les wouldn't keep his hands off the offense"

So true






Back to top
  Replies (0)
dgnx6
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Feb 2006
21692 posts

re: T or F: Cam Cameron will field a top 50 ranked offense in 2013.


quote:


ETA: 45 more yards per game translates into 4 more first downs at minimum. 1 first down would have won the clemson game, two would've won against bama.



While this is true, we would have won those games if the defense didn't give their offense a free first down on those last drives. We need both units to perform.






Back to top
  Replies (0)
GeismarGeauxer
LSU Fan
Geismar
Member since Dec 2009
2029 posts

re: T or F: Cam Cameron will field a top 50 ranked offense in 2013.


What were we the last 3 years?





Back to top
  Replies (0)
Mayhawman
LSU Fan
Somewhere in the middle of SEC West
Member since Dec 2009
4608 posts

re: T or F: Cam Cameron will field a top 50 ranked offense in 2013.



Teams Top 30 in both Total O, and Total D.

Florida State
Utah State
Fresno State
Arizona State
Tulsa
San Jose State

quote:

Forget national rankings.








Back to top
  Replies (0)
msully
LSU Fan
Nashville
Member since Aug 2011
431 posts

re: T or F: Cam Cameron will field a top 50 ranked offense in 2013.


Will Miles let him run the offense ?? So it depends on Miles .





Back to top
luvdatigahs
LSU Fan
Alameda, CA
Member since Sep 2008
1394 posts

re: T or F: Cam Cameron will field a top 50 ranked offense in 2013.


Well his ravens offense was ranked top 50 in the nfl, so it should be no problem at the college level right?





Back to top
  Replies (0)


Back to top