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jmswp4
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Aug 2012
158 posts

re: Realistic Expectations for LSU football over a decade

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1-2 SEC titles over a decade is what the rest of the SEC powers should be expecting (UF, UT, UGA, LSU, AUB)


Much more realistic! Over 79 years, LSU has won outright or shared the conference title 11 times, or once every 7 years. In any particular decade, you can find a better (or worse) showing (2001 - 2010, LSU won a conference title once every 3 years, on average. In the same decade, Bama averaged one every ten years). Over the last 20 years, Florida posted the best results, winning a conference title every 2.8 years on average. From 1991 - 2000, Florida won the conference crown on average once every 18 months, a period during which we won zero. LSU has always been the State's flagship university, Louisiana talent has always been on par with that of the rest of the South, etc. And since 1970, we've averaged about 2 conference titles per decade. If your "standards" or expectations, or hopes & dreams are to consistently beat our historical performance, you're unrealistic, at least over the long term. Is 3 or 4 per decade, on average possible? Sure. Ohio State, Michigan, Texas, Oklahoma, Nebraska and USC have managed to do that. But they don't play in the SEC. We have had unprecedented success since the turn of the century. Hopefully we'll continue that progress. But to demand a conference title every three years on average in not reasonable in this conference, and I suggest that for those of you hating on the program (I don't give a damn who the coach is), because it's not meeting your unrealistic expectations, you're truly foolish.


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LSUFAN2
Murfreesboro TN
Member since Jan 2011
906 posts

re: Realistic Expectations for LSU football over a decade
That is called settle for mentality. Don't set those expectations too high and you will never be disappointed


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moneyg
LSU Fan
Member since Jun 2006
22082 posts

re: Realistic Expectations for LSU football over a decade
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How many years out of 10 do you think LSU should make the four-team playoff.


3



We are talking reasonable expectations.

3 is too high.

3 would definitely be outperforming reasonable expectations.


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peopleschamp
Wright St. Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Feb 2006
6576 posts

re: Realistic Expectations for LSU football over a decade
As long as Saban is at Bama I think you need to lower the SEC championships expectation from 3 to maybe 2. I would expect maybe 1 championship over the next 5 years. I hope I am wrong but I am trying to be realistic.


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mattz1122
Houston Fan
Member since Oct 2007
32987 posts

re: Realistic Expectations for LSU football over a decade
One SEC championship and perhaps compete for a NC once.

You guys don't remember the old days when LSU just wasn't that good. Because LSU wasn't good in the old days, you just have to accept that LSU isn't a top tier program like Michigan or Nebraska. Miles guarantees we get a winning season each year. How many programs have a winning season each year? Not many! Not to mention I'd much rather have a goofy family man as our head coach than some type A butthead who's occasionally mean.


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