Did anybody not realize that LSU recruits top 12 classes? and has a low ranked offense?
What is the rank of the offensive recruits we get?
I had a discussion with CptTiger on his thread about this. Anthony Johnson, Craig Loston, Sonic Sam, Reid, Simon, Mickey Johnson, Rasco, etc. are all inflating the recruiting rank.
Lastly, total yards will always be lower at run-based offenses versus spread-type offenses and the spread is being used at over 50% of schools in FBS, so it stands to reason that at best teams like Stanford, LSU, K-State have a much lower ceiling for "total offense" than a team like aTm, Oregon, WVU, etc.
Or is it because 3/11 aren't consistent?
I think you are hitting the nail on the head here. There are games where we have a coaching gaffe (OM in 09), but there were games this year where players just didn't make the play or made a bad play. Personal fouls, bad fumbles, dropped passes, blown assignments, etc. Alot of that comes from inexperience or lack of focus. I think we are still in really good shape going into next year, even with all the new faces on the field.