| Food and Drink Board|| Upscale BBQ - AlwysATgr on 12/17/14 at 8:30 pm|
Is there such a species? ...
| LSU Recruiting Board|| How Much LA-state Affinity Exists Now Compared to the Past? - AlwysATgr on 12/17/14 at 12:07 pm|
I don't think it's changed much over the years but has declined some.
As a kid in the 60's/70's I think most kids in LA who were talented enough wanted to play for LSU. There were a few defections then (Norris Weese, Terry Davis, Billy Cannon Jr.).
There seems to be more high-profile defection...
| Coaching Changes|| What School Loses Their Coach to Another School the Most? - AlwysATgr on 12/12/14 at 3:53 pm|
Not talking about firings/retirings but when a HC leaves to become HC of another school.
Seems like Pitt and Cincy are losing their HC every other year....
| Tiger Rant|| Why the Pound and Punt O Does Not Succeed (Long) - AlwysATgr on 12/10/14 at 11:32 am|
Working definition: the pound-n-punt is what we’ve been doing on O post’08.
Did you ever wonder why we ran so effectively vs OM and Bama and UF (probably the three best D’s beside ours in the SEC) but struggled against almost everybody else? Risher pointed out that the intensity for the Bama gam...
| LSU Recruiting Board|| Main Factors That Affect a Recruit's Decision? - AlwysATgr on 12/8/14 at 1:35 pm|
Obviously some variance from recruit-to-recruit but are these the main factors that enter the decision making process?
15% Proximity to family
40% Comfort level with school & staff
15% Prepare for the next level
15% Early playing time
15% Opportunity to play for championships
Others? How w...
| Food and Drink Board|| Five Good Things about TX - AlwysATgr on 12/8/14 at 10:44 am|
As a LA ex-pat here’s some wise counsel for those who have to move to another state: don’t get too upset by all the good things you have to leave behind. That will leave you in a perpetually grouchy state. Rather, find the good things of your new surroundings and learn to appreciate them. I wouldn’t...
| SEC Rant|| Rebs - Who Do Y'All Lose off D This Year? - AlwysATgr on 12/5/14 at 3:19 pm|
And what's the outlook on their replacements?
Incredible D this year. Will it continue?...
| Tiger Rant|| Can We Cut Out the Middle Man? - AlwysATgr on 11/30/14 at 10:44 pm|
And just beat Bama directly - just once?
2012 - we beat A&M who beat Bama
2013 - we beat AU who beat Bama
2014 - we beat OM who beat Bama...
| Tiger Rant|| Can Someone Please 'Splain to Me What's Going on? - AlwysATgr on 11/26/14 at 9:12 am|
[link=(http://lsu.247sports.com/Bolt/LSU-evaluating-JUCO-QBs-33230888)]LSU Evaluating JUCO QB's[/link]
"It depends on where there maturity is," Miles said. "If you have a JUCO guy who has run the show and understands the passing game and [b]can really throw it[/b] and will understand what we ask ...
| Tiger Rant|| Old Question vs A&M in '12 - AlwysATgr on 11/23/14 at 11:21 pm|
7:28 to go in the 4th qtr
We're up 17-12
Our ball on our 20 yd line.
Mett wasn't having a very good day.
But inexplicably (and uncharacteristically of Les) we go on a passing binge. Out nine plays on this possession (not counting the eventual punt) we pass on 6 of the 9.
| Tiger Rant|| Is There Any Reason Why We Didn't/Don't Alternate QB's? - AlwysATgr on 11/23/14 at 9:56 pm|
Seeing that both are struggling.
When a team has to rely on a young QB, and said young QB is struggling, it proves helpful to let him watch a series or a possession from the sidelines to settle his thoughts.
In fact, AJ's best play all year probably came vs Wisc after Brandon played a series.
| Tiger Rant|| Improvement - Our Defense is Now Ranked - AlwysATgr on 11/20/14 at 9:00 pm|
11th in Total D
6th in Scoring D
The improvement on D since Auburn has been nothing short of amazing.
[link=(http://www.ncaa.com/stats/football/fbs)]NCAA Football Stats[/link]
| Food and Drink Board|| Rouses is Coming to Denham Springs - AlwysATgr on 11/19/14 at 1:32 pm|
Guessing it's (very) old news but was news to me. Searched and didn't see anything mentioned. SIAP.
Rouses Market #55
10130 Crossing Way, Suite 300
Denham Springs, LA 70726
| Tiger Rant|| Coaching Issue – It’s Not as Black and White As Some Think (long) - AlwysATgr on 11/18/14 at 11:20 am|
When considering a replacement for Les there seems to be this (wrong) assumption that the next guy will replicate all the good things Les does and simultaneously avoid/correct all the bad things Les does. He recruits his backside off year-in and year-out – not just good classes but outstanding class...
| Tiger Rant|| How Many Receptions Do Our TE's Have This Year? - AlwysATgr on 11/17/14 at 11:32 am|
I'm sure I can compile it but hoiping someone already knows it off the top of their head.
Arky had 8 vs us....
| Tiger Rant|| Any SEC Coach Ever Inherit a Better Situation Than Did Les? - AlwysATgr on 11/16/14 at 7:08 pm|
In recent times?
Not meant to be a flame but if we're going to assess Les against other coaches then the set of initial conditions is a legitimate factor to consider.
Because incoming coaches are typically replacing fired coaches or long-term coaches being 'forced-out', they don't normally inh...
| Tiger Rant|| The Source of So Many Frustrations - AlwysATgr on 11/11/14 at 1:48 pm|
My hypothesis: ever since the ’08 int fest Les has intentionally played it (ultra?)-conservative on O. Hence, any young QB in our system will play tentatively or O will play handicapped. I think the stats corroborate this.
Year, YPG, Rank (YPG)
2000 53 376
2001 11 451
2002 86 350
2003 31 41...
| Tiger Rant|| Did T. White Pitch a Shutout? - AlwysATgr on 11/10/14 at 12:34 pm|
Haven't rewatched then game but don't remember his man ever catching a pass....
| Tiger Rant|| What Do You Make of These "vs Bama" Stats? - AlwysATgr on 11/10/14 at 10:09 am|
’07 OC Crowton 41 pts w/ 5Y Sr QB
’08 OC Crowton 21 pts (incl OT) w/ RS Fr QB
’09 OC Crowton 15 pts w/ Soph QB’s
’10 OC Crowton 24 pts w/ Soph QB’s
’11 OC Stud 9 pts (in 8 qtrs + 1 OT) w/ Sr QB’s
’12 OC Stud 17 pts w/ 4Y Jr QB
’13 OC Cam 17 pts w/ 5Y Sr QB
’14 OC Cam 13 pts (incl OT) w/ So...
| Tiger Rant|| OM TD Pass - Who Was Responsible for Who in Coverage? - AlwysATgr on 10/30/14 at 10:42 pm|
Looked our 2 DB's got confused. Just wondering how that should have been played....