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TheEye
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(10-2) not the focal point, Quality wins are.



Overall a 10-2 record is something we should be happy with, but what bothered me about this year is there were 2 games you HAD to win and we didn't. Outside of that we went to the final whistle with Auburn, Ole Miss and Arkansas, and really played lackluster against teams we were much better than.

My point is that right now we have a divided fan base. Half are not happy with the season and half say we're spoiled and should be happy with 10-2. I say yes, 10-2 is great but you have to understand that it was not a great 10-2 and while I'm not pissed and want people fired, We're at a level where 10-2 is almost expected, winning the big games is what's important and this year we didn't do that.







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Tyger1919
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re: (10-2) not the focal point, Quality wins are.


Most fans don't have a problem with the record. It's the sloppy play and not putting teams away. There will always be a game or two we lose cause we don't put teams away. There is not one Dan who can say they are not aggravated most of the games they watch LSU play





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I-59 Tiger
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You are wrong to not credit or be excited about the South Carolina or Texas A&M wins. The teams in the SECCG lost to them.





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Cap Crunch
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re: (10-2) not the focal point, Quality wins are.


USC wasn't a big game? Texas A&M wasn't a big game?





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LsuTool
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My point is that right now we have a divided fan base


you mean since 2005?

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, winning the big games is what's important and this year we didn't do that.


South Carolina and aTm were big wins.






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LSUFrosty
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Quality wins against A&M and USCe, each of which beat the division winners.





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Tiger Nation 84
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Im one of those that's in between. I'm very happy with 10 wins, even considering all of the injurys and off field issues we still pulled that out. Pretty impressive if you ask me, But I'm still downed by that last defensive stand vs Bama. We are 1 play from being where Bama is right now headed into the SEC championship with a win to go to the NCG...





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PoppaD
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10-2 was the standard at ut also for many years. How's that working for them now. I am happy with the year the year because we had major issues and worked through them to a decent finish. The teams leader was kicked off, the o line was in major shuffle, one starter quit the team, less then stellar wr play, and a first year starter at qb in the sec. All said I think 10-2 is acceptable with realistic expectations of nat champ next year.





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LSUFrosty
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Most fans don't have a problem with the record. It's the sloppy play and not putting teams away.


I agree with this. The Florida loss was x1000 harder to watch than the Bama game. We played terrible and we lost because of it. In the Bama game, we at least had some semblance of an offense. The last 2 minutes of the game sucked, but it's hard to be disappointed in the performance the team put forth that night.






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TheEye
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Yes aTm was a quality win and it's why we're at #7 and not #10 or worse. My bad.





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I-59 Tiger
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and not #10 or worse


Yea, if we move down any we'll really suck.






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EarthwormJim
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Alabama must be having a bad season as well, they only beat 2 ranked teams also, LSU and...Michigan.







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DEG
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what bothered me about this year is there were 2 games you HAD to win and we didn't


WTF?! There were four games we had to win and we won 2 of them. Bama and UGA only had two "must win" games and they both split theirs. That's life at the top of the best conference in football. Quit whining.






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Malaysian Tiger
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Like Peter Finney said that LSU must win every game and must win by 50-0 or the fans will not be happy!!!! LSU Fans are never happy!!! In 1958 LSU beat Tulane 62-0 and the Fans were bitching because LSU was only winning by 6-0 at Halftime!! When LSU beat Ole Miss 61-17 and ran back 3 punts for TD's people said I know LSU won but remember Manning played with a broken arm. Its never changed over the years and will never change!!!!





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TheEye
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Alabama must be having a bad season as well, they only beat 2 ranked teams also, LSU and...Michigan.

You make my point. It's all about winning the games you HAVE to win.






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cbtullis
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Where I disagree with this is that we competed in both of those games. My biggest concern coming into this sesaon was the possibilty of a hangover from the arse whiiping that Bama put on us the BCS game. We had 4 big games this year. We went 2-2 in those games. Would have been very easy with injuries and everything to throw in the towel, but it didnt happen. We came back to beat USCe and Texas A&m after the Florida game.
We were in the Florida game and Bama game and had a very good chance to win both.
Had we got blown out in those games I might agree with you. I am happy with 10-2 when you consider all the factors of this season. We are one defensive stop away from playing for it all this weekend. What else do you want?



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nicholastiger
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Did you see what USC defense die to that Clemson offense - that was a big win for LSU
Did you see that Bama defense against A&M - that was a big win for LSU

Fla and Bama games - two games that came down to the end and LSU could have won both, one on the road

Several SEC teams had outstanding years and it's only going to get harder once Ark, Auburn and Tenn get better.

The only good thing is the SEC champ should automatically be good enough for the top 4 even with one or two losses.






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Chimlim
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I think most of the problem lies with the fact LSU is either flat out unprepared or unable to put teams away. While 10-2 is a good year, we still played poorly. Arkansas is awful this year, and so is Auburn and we beat both by a combined 9 points.

LSU showed up for 3 1/2 quarters against Alabama, not counting the last two minutes of each half, We saw what this team is capable of when they play at their best.

I think what frustrates the LSU fanbase is we don't play at our best every week, this goes for both coaches and players. If LSU had played the entire season like those 3 1/2 quarters against Alabama, LSU would be 12-0.






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Geauxst
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Alabama must be having a bad season as well, they only beat 2 ranked teams also, LSU and...Michigan.


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You make my point. It's all about winning the games you HAVE to win.


Bama didn't HAVE to win the A&M game? If not for a string of upsets that game could have cost them a shot at the big game. And they lost it at home.....






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Cap Crunch
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You make my point. It's all about winning the games you HAVE to win.

Your point still makes no sense. What if we had beaten Bama and Florida but lost to Ole Miss and Auburn? Would our season be successful then? By your logic it should be because we won the big games






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