97 Larson and Furniss. Never out of any game. Alabama was tough on us, but that was our best team in Omaha in my opinion.
09 A team with Mitchell and that staff was so dangerous. There were a ton of other hitters, but Mitchell was the standout because he was super fast, a threat to steal bases, and he stirred the drink. Schimpf, Dean, LeMahieu were huge. Neon's defense was amazing. Mahtook was the fifth best offensive option.
13 The new bats erode a lot of confidence. The team is loaded and has as good a shot as any.
00 Holy mercy was that team just stacked. While there was a ton of talent, they really limped along (comparatively) during the season. Great coaching job to get them motivated. LSU killcrushed in the SECT and the Regional that year. You could see the ability to win a title at that stage, but would the pitching hold up.
93 Some crazy pitching and Todd Walker made one pretty confident.
96 was supposed to be an in between year, that Miami team was stacked. Pat the Bat, who won MOP in a loss was quite a player. Those Bama and Florida teams were also stacked.
91 Previous failures,and the pedigree didn't exist yet
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