| Tiger Rant|| What LSU athlete are you most proud of for personal and professional - nitwit on 6/17/13 at 5:04 pm|
Accomplishments after graduation?
(Art Cantrelle excluded)...
| Tiger Rant|| LSU Fans: Please remember who we play this weekend! - nitwit on 6/6/13 at 1:27 pm|
We are hosts.
They are our guests.
We play the University of Oklahoma, and, as most of you are well aware, these are NOT people ordinary sensibilities.
These are sophisticated, sensitive and urbane observers of the heroic athletic endeavor.
There should be no outbursts of spontaneous enthusiasm ...
| LSU Recruiting Board|| Brandon Harris v Anthony Jennings - nitwit on 6/5/13 at 2:41 pm|
Lots of similarities:
Jennings was 4 star rated no. 6 dual threat QB. Harris No. 5.
Jennings: 6' 2", 205
Harris: 6', 2", 190
Both run the 40 in 4.5.
Jennings committed almost a year ago to the day, 6/7/12. Jennings showed a level head, maturity and great work ethic ever since.
I get an uncomf...
| Tiger Rant|| If LSU is a top 10 FB program, are our fans top 10 fans? - nitwit on 5/29/13 at 2:52 pm|
We demand excellance of our players and coaches, but are we "good CFB fans"?
We get terrific grades for being loud, passionate and having good tailgate food and activites. And drunk.
But, increasingly, we leave the stadium early, boo our own coach and QB, and turn on fellow Tiger fans for being Po...
| Tiger Rant|| Did Slive hire Vincent to deflect bias criticism? - nitwit on 5/25/13 at 2:27 pm|
This is not aimed at Herb Vincent, who I understand is capable and a good guy. I suspect he had a nice offer.
However, I haven't seen discussion here about whether the current scheduling controversy fostered the SEC to make Herb Assoc. Comm for Communications. The move occurs just before the SEC me...
| LSU Recruiting Board|| Why LSU's 2014 recruiting success depends on CamRob - nitwit on 5/9/13 at 3:07 pm|
LSU will have a great recuiting haul this year.
The success of the program, the conference and Miles' abilities dictates year in and out expectations of top 10, if not top 5 finishes.
Through luck, La. finds itself with a buttload of top 150 players this year. And a few out of state recruits are d...
| Tiger Rant|| Did LSU get robbed in its loss to Centenary - nitwit on 2/13/13 at 11:36 am|
Does anyone have information of the 1932 game LSU lost to Centenary, 6-0?
The Tigers got two TD's called back by the zebras, who lived in Shreveport. The game was played in S'port which is notorious for home-jobs.
I still lose sleep wondering "what if" about this game...
| Tiger Rant|| Nearly everybody is frustrated, but who is actually accountable? - nitwit on 1/2/13 at 3:17 pm|
People blame the QB, the OL and the OC, but at the same time acknowldege that Les calls the plays.
You can blame Les, but he just got a vote of confidence, wiht a contract extension.
Who is resposnsible for requiring accountablility for consecutive seasons of offenseive ineptitude, underachiev...
| Tiger Rant|| Was a Chick Fil A one of Les' worst 5 coaching exhibitions? - nitwit on 1/1/13 at 10:11 am|
I give Clemson's offense and Boyd, in particular credit.
Our play calling was awful, not jsut when we needed that last first down or two.
And did someone take J. Hill hostage for large parts of the game?
| Tiger Rant|| The Cotton Bowl, LSU and history - nitwit on 12/3/12 at 12:22 pm|
Too bad the Cotton Bowl wanted Texas A&M over a higher rated LSU team thAt beat a&m.
There's a precedent with the Cotton Bowl:
In 1969 LSU fielded Cholly Mac's best team, going 9-,losing only to Archie Manning by 3.
The match up was supposed to be against 10-1, no. 1 Texas in the Cotton Bowl.
| Tiger Rant|| The emerging dominance of the LSU Dilettante Fan - nitwit on 11/16/12 at 12:21 pm|
Cap'n Obvious here...
It's no secret that in the last dozen years it has become fashionable for locals to be LSU "fans", or more accurately, to attend LSU games.
At the same time the commercialization of the college game has led to higher ticket prices, suites, parking fees etc, so that attendance...
| Tiger Rant|| Is anybody aware that the Bama game is over? - nitwit on 11/6/12 at 3:00 pm|
To read this board, nobody seems aware that we play a good Moo State team on Saturday.
We have to win THAT game before talking about the Sugar, Cotton or other bowls.
I trust Lester is doing a better job on focusing the team properly than fans on this site.
Let's move on, oh ye who are obsess...
| Tiger Rant|| Looking for ways to improve our chances of success against Alabama? - nitwit on 10/22/12 at 10:00 am|
Look no further than penalties...
There are dozens of posts about of problems on offense.
Yes, we have problems passing , especially deep.
Yes, we are awful in the red zone (69th in the NCAA/FBS).
Yes, our third down efficicency stinks (81st in NCAA/ FBS) .
But if you REALLY wnat to knwo where ...
| Tiger Rant|| What does LSU work on during bye week? - nitwit on 10/21/12 at 6:16 pm|
Knee jerk reaction, of course, is the offense.
Our red zone offense is poor (69th in FBS; compare Ala. at 3rd).
Our third down conversion pctg. Is poor (81st, accd to latest NCAA stats; compare Ala. at 24th).
No surprises that our offense is underachieving, but how about defense, which is overall...
| Tiger Rant|| How do you assess our WR play so far? - nitwit on 10/1/12 at 12:57 pm|
Posters have talked alot about the OL and LT problems and we ahve quite a few comments about WR's dropping passes.
Seems to me the problems with our WR's are larger:
A lot of the routes I see are poorly run.I hitch and go is not the most difficult route for a WR.
Even more of a problem is that ...
| Tiger Rant|| our secondary still a work in progress - nitwit on 9/24/12 at 9:21 am|
I know most folks come away from the Auburn game wnating to talk about OL play and WR drops,, and those are real concerns .
However, I still think we've got a lot of wrok to do among our DBs..
Reid is solid, but strated out with poor play against N. Texas.
T. Simon is not the lock down guy in cov...
| Tiger Rant|| After game one, what is the line on surprise player of yr.? - nitwit on 9/4/12 at 3:57 pm|
A few weeks ago there was a long thread predicting the best "surprise" player for 2012.
In fairness, OBJ got quite a few call outs and there were some unusual names floated about, including some true Freshmen (Debo, Feist, etc.).
I confess to a stupid choice, more out of hope , than anything else:...
| Tiger Rant|| 2011 AND 2012 LSU Team leadership/ character/ controversy - nitwit on 7/25/12 at 10:51 am|
A year ago today, word surfaced that Russell Shepard might have compliance issues. He was suspended for the Oregon opener and never seemed to get on track.
Three weeks later, Aug.19 a fight broke at Shady's that put LSU, it's starting QB and others in the news for weeks. More suspensions. Unfortuna...
| Tiger Rant|| Best Performance by Defensive Opponent vs LSU - nitwit on 7/13/12 at 2:44 pm|
Topic came up among a group this morning. Some names mentioned: Nick Fairley, Lee Roy Jordan, Ted Hendricks, Terrance Cody, Tracy Rocker.
Who had the all time best defensive performance against the Tigers? ...
| LSU Recruiting Board|| Jesse Scroggins to transfer from USC - nitwit on 6/5/12 at 9:50 am|
This guy is a RS So. pro-style QB with strong arm and blue chip mobility. Injuries, classroom issues and Barkley kept him off the field at S. Cal.
Considered LSU, Fla., Tenn and Nebraska before going to SC.
Would be an ideal fit backing up Mett and filling the gap until Rettig comes...
| Tiger Rant|| Defensive ends/ linebackers: How did we do - nitwit on 9/16/11 at 10:17 am|
I anticpated a big nite for our DE's, Sam Montgomery, in particular. I really didn't hear Mingo or Montgomery's names called much, tho' KeKe had one nice strip. Did I miss good play by Montgomery?
Also, I would be curious to see what others think oabout our LB play, epecially in the first half....
| Tiger Rant|| Will Miles Try to renegotiate terms of his contract? - nitwit on 1/7/11 at 2:25 pm|
Les has not said publicly that he has no interest in the Michigan job. Pelini and ohters have done so.
Not sure Michigan has Les at the top of it's list, but Les' agent may see this as an opportunity to negotiate for some "extras", especially after a 10-2 season.
My gut tell sme this would be poor...
| Tiger Rant|| What is the role of the AD at LSU? - nitwit on 10/3/10 at 10:43 am|
The fans, the commentator, the coaches , the players have all seen the collective body of work wrought from the raw material at hand over th last three or four years. And the drama and chaos speaks for itself.
Just one opinion but I think what's ahppenignis damaging to the program and, in some ways...
| Tiger Rant|| SEC Officiating 2010...It' s that time (again) - nitwit on 9/20/10 at 12:44 pm|
For at least the last three years there has been considerable discussion about dis satisfaction with SEC officiating on the boards throughout the conference. Prior to the growth of these sites, that type of discussion was word of mouth and really never went anywhere. For the last two years, the crit...
| Tiger Rant|| What 's the precedent for a coach to reverse a negative perception - nitwit on 8/24/10 at 3:16 pm|
Setting aside opinions on Les and whether they are appropriate or not, Is there a precedent for a major college head coach reversing negative perceptions about his ability?
Football programs do so, but often only after one or more coaching changes.
I can't think of a single one...
| Tiger Rant|| TK Fleming has another legal problem - nitwit on 7/29/10 at 6:33 pm|
Shreveport Times reports he has a DWI last week.
His assualt charges are mid Sept....
| Tiger Rant|| Football Games Breaks Out at Auburn!!! - nitwit on 9/23/08 at 11:17 am|
Sure it's great that we ended up on the right side of the score on Saturday, but is anybody else relieved that it was "JUST" a fooball game between two really good teams?
The Officials didn't decide the game either way with some embarassing calls.
No stomping on the opposing team logo, running oo...