I think you're just going out of your way to be a curmudgeon.
I was just counter-pointing the comment that "Mainieri doesn't blow smoke". If I wanted to be ugly about it I would say that LSU's 2013 defense was not the best in college baseball history, they weren't even the best on their side of the Omaha bracket.
Every preseason Mainieri talks very highly of his teams. I have wondered at times if it fed into the fan's "unreasonable expectations".
But as I clearly stated before, it doesn't mean that it's a bad thing that Mainieri is always talking up his teams preseason.