Reason #1: Charges of a professionalism against LSU players (such as Doc Fenton
Reason #2: LSU decided not to claim the '35 & '36 titles due to Sugar Bowl losses, so why claim 1908?
Reason #3: An overriding and irrational fear not to look like Bama.
We've had this discussion before (I'm too tired to look for the actual thread) several times, and I personally think that LSU should definitely claim the title, for many reasons. First of all, LSU clearly had the best record that year, and was in my opinion, clearly the best team. Giving it to Penn, who had a tie and no real quality wins, is a travesty, and the only reason people usually cite for giving it to them is: "Well, all the past titles had gone to the Ivy League or Michigan before 1908, so they should get it in 1908 as well." bullshite, I say! LSU was clearly better.