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TigersOfGeauxld
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Can Johnny Jones win 20 games in his first year?



Looking ahead at the schedule, I can see LSU finishing the regular season 17-12...

Houston Baptist 8-2
Bethune-Cookman 9-2
Auburn 10-2
Florida 10-3
South Carolina 10-4
Georgia 11-4
Texas A&M 12-4
Kentucky 12-5
Missouri 12-6
Mississippi St 13-6
Vanderbilt 14-6
Alabama 15-6
South Carolina 15-7
Mississippi St 16-7
Tennessee 16-8
Alabama 16-9
Arkansas 16-10
Missouri 16-11
Texas A&M 17-11
Ole Miss 17-12

Assuming no further suspensions for critical games, no injuries, some improvement overall, I think 20 wins is within reach. Might just be the homer in me though

Your thoughts?






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Bduhon55
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re: Can Johnny Jones win 20 games in his first year?


its possible if he gets consistent production out of his big men





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ProjectP2294
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re: Can Johnny Jones win 20 games in his first year?


I didn't realize we played South Carolina twice, but I certainly don't see us losing to them twice.





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TigersOfGeauxld
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re: Can Johnny Jones win 20 games in his first year?


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I didn't realize we played South Carolina twice, but I certainly don't see us losing to them twice.


I tried to play devil's advocate there. I certainly think we're capable of at least splitting. The goal was to not be too much of a homer, which is my usual tendency.







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LSUtoOmaha
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re: Can Johnny Jones win 20 games in his first year?


Well, for that to be even remotely possible, Hickey cannot go anywhere.





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ProjectP2294
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Well, for that to be even remotely possible, Hickey cannot go anywhere.

All of my assumptions for potential wins and losses are based on Hickey coming back for the Auburn game.

I have nothing to back that up, it's what I'm hoping happens.






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Hugo Stiglitz
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re: Can Johnny Jones win 20 games in his first year?


Yeah, I hope so but I don't see it happening.





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cowboy4ever
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I think we beat arky and possibly sweep south Carolina





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TigersOfGeauxld
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All of my assumptions for potential wins and losses are based on Hickey coming back period


FIFY







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Elleshoe
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rest of OOC schedule we go 2-0 putting us at 9-2.

Auburn 10-2
Florida 10-3
USCe twice, I think we split and make us 11-4.
Georgia 12-4
Texas A&M we split and make us 13-5
Kentucky loss 13-6
Missouri we get swept 13-8
State we sweep 15-8
Vandy we win 16-8
Tennessee we lose 16-9
Alabama we split 17-10
Arkansas we beat 18-10
Ole Miss we lose 18-11






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LCTigers69
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re: Can Johnny Jones win 20 games in his first year?


No.






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TigersOfGeauxld
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Alabama we split 17-10


Yeah missed the second Alabama game

Changed my forecast to 17-12, with hope for better.






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LSUtoOmaha
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Most people on this site that follow hoops had us pegged at 17-12, including SouthofSouth.

I'd say that, and an NIT berth, would be meeting expectations for this season.



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TigersOfGeauxld
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That's the most I feel we can hope for in the regular season. Hopefully get three wins somehow out of the postseason.

I'd consider that a major success! And I lol'd at you CTJ quote in your sig






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Trent
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It'll be really tough w/o Hickey. We need him from the get-go. We can't afford to sit him at the start of these bigger games b/c we fall behind. 20 shouldn't be a problem in the years to come though.


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kingbob
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possible, but unlikely

I think they will finish over .500 overall and just under .500 in SEC play. They'll be good enough to be middle of the pack in the conference.






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DJTigers
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Seems like your countin on us winning every 50/50% game and every 1 or 2 pt. And every possible overtime game. Jus a stretch i think, only Notre Dame has that kind of luck! But i like th direction of the program.





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SouthOfSouth
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Given the way we are playing I agree that 17-18 wins is most likely. Obviously there are a few wins we could take.

Away @ Georgia
Away @ Auburn
Away @ Miss State
Away @ aTm

will be winnable road games. If we can win 3 out of those we would be much closer to 20.

We will have 9 wins going into SEC play so we would need to go 11-7 in SEC. That would be tough. We play less games this year than in some seasons, so 20 wins will be even tougher. I don't know why we didnt play the 13 OOC games like most others are playing but we didn't. Sucks for us.


@ Aub (W)*
Fla (L)
SC (W)*
@UGA (W)*
aTm (W)
@UK (L)
Mizz (L)
@ Miss St (W)*
Vandy (W)
@ Bama (L)
@SC (L)
Miss St (W)
@Tenn (L)
Bama (W)*
Ark (W)
@Mizz (L)
@aTm (W)*
Miss (W)*

This is the most likely chance at 20 wins. I dont see us winning all of those. Would be a serious challenge.



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DJTigers
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re: Can Johnny Jones win 20 games in his first year?


Seems like your countin on us winning every 50/50% game and every 1 or 2 pt. And every possible overtime game. Jus a stretch i think, only Notre Dame has that kind of luck! But i like th direction of the program.





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SouthOfSouth
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It really sucks that LSU only has 29 games this year and every other SEC team has 31... TJ fricked us right there...





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