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Spirit of Dunson
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What is Mediocrity?



I see this thrown around a lot, so I checked the numbers.
From 2005 - 2012, LSU is ranked 3rd in winning percentage among all Division 1-A schools. 1st is Boise St, 2nd is TCU. Ohio St and Oregon fill out the top 5. That is out of 120 teams.

I am not a Miles supporter or hater, just a fan that loves data.

Take it for what it is worth.

And looking at the last 5 years only to erase the Saban's players argument - 2007-2012, LSU is tied for 5th in winning percentage behind Boise St, Bama, Oregon, TCU, and tied with Oklahoma. Again, that is out of 120 teams.

I've created a normal distribution to help show this.




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Prominentwon
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I'm not sure, but I just learned in another thread that Vanderbilt would beat LSU and Vanderbilt is on the verge of being a better program

When that is the case, you know you're mediocre



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secman12
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Thanks OP, I am afraid a small but vocal % of people on this sight prefer their often uninformed opinions versus the real facts....but you make a great point...thanks





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peopleschamp
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Ask me after next year. If we lose 3-4 next year then we slipped some. Everybody and their sister wins 10 games in a season now.
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Choctaw
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I'm not sure, but I just learned in another that that Vanderbilt would beat LSU and Vanderbilt is on the verge of being a better program


link this please






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re: What is Mediocrity?


Theunknownknight





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Prominentwon
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re: What is Mediocrity?


LINK

He didn't actually say that, but perception is reality, correct? I think that's the MO around here.

Basically, LSU and Vanderbilt are on the same levels as programs.



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TDTGodfather
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you made the data defend Miles, you SUNSHINE PUMPER!!!!!!!!!!!!





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Spirit of Dunson
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you made the data defend Miles, you SUNSHINE PUMPER!!!!!!!!!!!!
I am in no way a Miles supporter. I just hate the lack of data.






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HuRRiCaNe MiLeS
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re: What is Mediocrity?


Mediocrity is when you lose 5 or more games a year on average.

As long as Chavis is here we will never be mediocre.






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Choupique19
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re: What is Mediocrity?


How LSU's offense ranked nationally

2012 - 73 (before the bowl)
2011 - 77
2010 - 83
2009 - 112


I'd think calling LSU's offense mediocre is pretty generous.






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Choctaw
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quote:

Theunknownknight


ugh...






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Prominentwon
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How LSU's offense ranked nationally

2012 - 73 (before the bowl)
2011 - 77
2010 - 83
2009 - 112


I'd think calling LSU's offense mediocre is pretty generous.


agreed. But as a whole, the program is far from mediocre.






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Spirit of Dunson
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I'd think calling LSU's offense mediocre is pretty generous.
no argument from me on that.






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RonFNSwanson
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re: What is Mediocrity?


according to the rant, its 10-3





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Paul Allen
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What is mediocrity?


Not crossing the 50 yard line against Alabama.

More penalty yards than passing yards against Texas A&M

Losing to an ACC team that outplayed us in the trenches.






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Prominentwon
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More penalty yards than passing yards against Texas A&M


Who won that game, btw?






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theunknownknight
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Gray Tiger
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I'd think calling LSU's offense mediocre is pretty generous.

So only the offense is considered when one is rating a team?

That's like saying that a person is a great QBbecause he doesn't fumble the snap.






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HuRRiCaNe MiLeS
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Who won that game, btw?


LSU. Who got a better bowl game in the end?






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