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fightingtigers98
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re: 2013-2014 Season Recap and Quick Look Forward

LSU should have won around 23-24 games this year, but lost them due to being lazy and just not playing well

RI
Bama
A&M
UMass(which is the outlier and not having Martin hurt)


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re: 2013-2014 Season Recap and Quick Look Forward
SOS, is Ben Simmons for this upcoming class or the following year?


oauron
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Following year. He's a 2015 commit.


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had to listen tot he first 3 minutes or so on the radio because the georgetown/florida state game owuld fricking never end, you guys were loud as shite.

my predictions for next year include jarell taking a huge leap, hornsby taking over for stringer and helping upgrade our size, athleticism and defense on the perimeter, and a capable scorer in josh gray.

let's tmeper our expectations for elbert, kid is going to be good but he isn't going to step in and match johnny's contributions.


in a way i am glad this season is done with.

to andre and shavon, thanks for everything, wish this could have been a better year for you two guys more than anyone else



gorillaballin
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Thanks for taking the time to do these previews/recaps SOS. I rarely post but always read them. Geaux Tigers, hopefully next year we'll continue in the right direction


Dirty Pierre
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Nice Summary, SOS. Enjoy reading your posts.

Also looking forward to seeing what 5 star recruit Ben Simmons can bring, the following year.



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cornstarch
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SouthOfSouth

As always You cover the team as good as anyone out there. Great shit, all year, sir.

Yeah, before the season I expected us to get to the tourney and even win a game in it as well. But Martin didn't take over as we all expected and the team as a whole had consistency/effort issues (is that the players or the coach's fault? Who knows). That being said, Johnny Jones is the man for the job - we know LSU fans, especially those on TigerDroppings, are quick to pull the trigger after any bit of adversity. The truth is it is the man's second year and there has been improvement - albeit not as much as expected - it's still moving forward.

Still excited about this team and I'm sad to see the season end. LSU Basketball is the 2nd most exciting team that LSU brings to the table, behind football of course.


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paperstreet
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Thanks for taking the time to do these previews/recaps SOS. I rarely post but always read them. Geaux Tigers, hopefully next year we'll continue in the right direction

+1


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SW Fla Tiger
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Great post. Always enjoy having updated info. FWIW Montverde Academy is in Florida, just North of Orlando.


SouthOfSouth
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Montverde Academy is in Florida, just North of Orlando


I knew that and I have no clue why I put Georgia...

thanks!


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Ignignot
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re: 2013-2014 Season Recap and Quick Look Forward
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in a way i am glad this season is done with.


me too

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S


with Bruce Hornsby's offspring playing for our team i'm going to expect even more of your wild imaginative shite next year, so you better bring your A game
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SouthOfSouth
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with Bruce Hornsby's offspring playing for our team i'm going to expect even more of your wild imaginative shite next year, so you better bring your A game


Totally agree. I was able to put 30 song titles into my Keith Hornsby preview before the season. So many possibilities....

LINK


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Mie2cents
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Great job SouthOfSouth. You are the man when it comes to posting about LSU Mens basketball. Keep doin' what you do for the sake of the ignorants so they can be educated on the subject..... myself included.


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S
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dont worry bro.

and yea, south killed it in that piece


SouthOfSouth
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S,

your mixture of incredible LSU Hoops knowledge and unimaginable creativity make you the best Hoops posters here.

Sincerely,
Me


S
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i can feel the love

#FreeElleshoe


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Tiger Ugly
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re: 2013-2014 Season Recap and Quick Look Forward
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What better way to end another basketball season than to say it like it is; "There's always next year."


That pretty much sums it up for me SOS.

By any measure or rationalization, this year was a disappointement.

Doesn't mean there is no hope for the future, but for me this year dampens the optimism just a little.

But with talent comes hope and in the next two years at least, it seems the influx will continue.

One point I'd like to make is we cannot accept underachievement. When you do that complacency sets in.

It's O.K. to say let's give CJJ time. I can live with that. I will.

But there must be tangible progress we can see beyond recruiting. And there should be accountablility demanded by the fan base or else the status quo will continue as long as the recruiting is fine.

This year has raised legitimate concerns and red flags. CJJ has to address those and show he can answer them.

I'll be there supporting, but my kind is a dying breed. Apathy is a program killer and there ain't a whole lot of people left who care enough to hold us to a standard that will get the program to where I want it.

Keep the talent coming in, but don't stop there.


TigerRagAndrew
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I am worried about timely timeouts, substitution patterns especially during foul trouble, and overall defensive intensity in the regular sets.

Correct implementations of the above this year should have resulted in a tournament berth


Tiger Ugly
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re: 2013-2014 Season Recap and Quick Look Forward
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Correct implementations of the above this year should have resulted in a tournament berth


I agree 100% Andrew. Playing to our level and capability this year IMHO would have resulted in us being in the tournament.

It would not have taken an overachievement.

But that's past. Learn. Make the necessarry corrections. Recruiting is the most important single element, but in and of itself it's not enough.

Johnny will get a more than fair chance. I'm pulling for them.

He can make us forget about this year, and I'd love to see all the sarcastic I told you so posts from the pumpers next year and beyond.

But he's got to look in the mirror a little and it's up to him.

Geaux Tigers!!


SouthOfSouth
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re: 2013-2014 Season Recap and Quick Look Forward
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I am worried about timely timeouts, substitution patterns especially during foul trouble, and overall defensive intensity in the regular sets.

Correct implementations of the above this year should have resulted in a tournament berth



I felt like later in the year CJJ's timeouts were better, but I agree for most of the year he likes to hang on to them far too long.

Substitutions were tough for him because he wasn't comfortable going more than 2 off the bench due to skill level. Im hoping once he has a squad of guys he think are ready to play he will be better. at UNT he always had one of the highest percentages of bench minutes played. He would like to run guys out and keep people fresh, but he has to have the personnel.

The biggest issue I had was defensive intensity. I think that is where the problem begins and ends. There are two ways to fix that; coaching staff gets these guys feeling the intensity, or a team leader exudes so much of this intensity that everyone follows suit. I am hoping that we get it from a player. We didn't have that big time natural, vocal leader this year and I think it hurt our intensity, especially away from home.

We need someone to step up next year, or coach Jones is going to need to start getting the guys excited himself. Without someone stepping into that role, Jones should have taken it upon himself. I think you saw it in the last two games that he became more vocal in getting his defensive intensity up. I'm hoping the 3/5 on the road to end the season was a step in the right direction for next year.



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