| Tiger Rant|| Ex-Oregon Player Rips fans - Are our fans any different? - TigerCard on 10/30/13 at 5:51 pm|
[quote]“My friend and I took our seats where I soon became acquainted with the most ignorant people in all of college football,” the player wrote, before detailing an...
| Tiger Rant|| CFN's Fiutak on LSU's offense - TigerCard on 9/20/13 at 5:49 pm|
In his weekly "Final Thoughts" before the weekend's game, Pete Fiutak (one of the best college football writers in the business) had this to say about this year's offense AND how close we've been over the past two years.
"I’m not going to argue if you want to make a case that LSU is the best team...
| Tiger Rant|| Gausman ranked 19th best MLB prospect by ESPN - TigerCard on 7/19/13 at 11:59 am|
This was on a list of the fifty best MLB prospects. He is ranked 19th now, and was ranked 26th at the beginning of the season, so his stock has gone up some, at least in the writer's opinion. Here's the comment on Gausman:
"In hindsight, Gausman came to the majors too soon, but it doesn't tell ...
| Tiger Rant|| Pat Forde argues for a nine-game SEC schedule - TigerCard on 5/10/13 at 11:39 am|
[quote]There is no longer a viable excuse for the rich not to play a nine-game conference schedule. The SEC mansion needs quality competitive furnishings, not knock-offs from the FCS thrift store.
The Pac-12 is doing it now. So is the 10-team Big 12, which doesn't have a title game and doesn't need...
| LSU Recruiting Board|| ESPN shows 9 of the uncommitted Top 150 headed to LSU - TigerCard on 5/8/13 at 12:10 pm|
As of today, ESPN projects the following 2014 recruits as likely headed to LSU:
Gerald Willis III
If this holds up, these guys would be a core of a monster class....
| Tiger Rant|| Cleveland fans on Mingo and LSU - TigerCard on 4/26/13 at 10:44 am|
I was driving home last night listening to the Cleveland ESPN station. The commentators and the fans who called in were pretty psyched about the Browns getting Mingo. Some would have preferred Dee Milner (wanted to pair him with Joe Hayden in the backfield), but the prevailing opinion was that Min...
| Tiger Rant|| Change two plays, and we live in a different world. - TigerCard on 3/12/13 at 11:25 am|
I've been thinking about this since the end of football season, but haven't had a chance to post anything about it before now. Apologies if someone else has raised the same point, but I don't check the rant every day, and I easily could have missed something.
There is a lot of hype these days ab...
| Tiger Rant|| for BB fans - nice article on the inventor of the jump shot - TigerCard on 2/4/13 at 2:20 pm|
Even though it's not directly LSU-related, I thought some of you guys might like to see this.
| Tiger Rant|| I knew we were a little young this year, but this was surprising. - TigerCard on 10/18/12 at 4:29 pm|
Rabalais had this litle factoid in his article this morning.
"LSU has played 15 true freshmen this season, [b]more than any other FBS team[/b]."
This undoubtedly is a one of the major reasons the team has struggled a bit out of the gate, and also might suggest that we will get better as many ...
| Tiger Rant|| Just read the SI article on Mathieu.... - TigerCard on 10/18/12 at 4:14 pm|
OK, in response to all those who have pointed this out (as if it's the central point of my post), it's established that the article has been available for several days, but I just read it today, when my copy of the magazine arrived.
Anyway, for what it's worth, here are some of my thoughts,in n...
| Tiger Rant|| Before you pontificate, look at some actual data. - TigerCard on 10/7/12 at 12:29 pm|
I posted this on the Score Board just before it shut down, so thought I would re-post it here.
I know it's against the religion of some of the morons on this board to look at and think about actual facts before spouting off about any subject under the sun, but for those who would like to base the...
| Tiger Rant|| Before you pontificate, look at some actual data. - TigerCard on 10/7/12 at 12:17 pm|
I know it's against the religion of some of the morons on this board to look at and think about actual facts before spouting off about any subject under the sun, but for those who would like to base their opinions on real live data, here are some of our more important offensive stats from 2005-2011....
| Tiger Rant|| CFN still has us #3 - TigerCard on 9/30/12 at 10:50 pm|
For what it's worth, the folks at College Football News still have us at #3 and didn't put too much stock into the Towson game, calling it "an obvious look-ahead game." On the other hand....
3. LSU 5-0
Last Week: W, Towson 38-22
Why The Ranking Should Be Higher: [i]The Tigers took care of bus...
| Tiger Rant|| Question about our receivers - TigerCard on 9/30/12 at 8:35 pm|
The in-game announcers last night said the Towson coaches told them they weren't afraid of our passing game, and added that our receivers are great after the catch but not before. At halftime, the first thing the studio analysts said was that we didn't have a Tolliver or Randall out there who you c...
| Tiger Rant|| Were we better off because we lost that first fumble at Auburn? - TigerCard on 9/26/12 at 4:44 pm|
Don't know if anyone else has discussed this, but I wonder if we ended up better off for having lost that first fumble, since it led to the safety...which led to us getting the ball back with a short field...which led to our only TD.
Of course, one could argue that had we scored on that first d...
| SEC Rant|| Louisville and Arkansas after Petrino - interesting parallels - TigerCard on 9/10/12 at 2:17 pm|
Two times Petrino has left (admittedly, under different circumstances) a seemingly loaded team that was predicted to do great things even though he was gone. And in both cases, that team has been revealed to have major flaws. It's too early to tell if Arky will struggle throughout the entire seaso...
| Tiger Rant|| Another advantage for SEC football teams - TigerCard on 8/21/12 at 10:53 pm|
There's an interesting article in today's New York Times that reports the growing belief among some scientists that training in the heat offers athletes a physiological and psychological advantage over those who don't.
After pointing out that some of the physiological advantages might be minima...
| Tiger Rant|| Lessons from the Oregon game preparation? - TigerCard on 8/6/12 at 10:31 pm|
I remember reading a lot last year about how the Tigers prepared for Oregon's hurry-up offense, specifically with two offenses alternately running plays while giving the D very little time to catch their breath. Various players commented that they were in much better shape than usual because of tha...
| Tiger Rant|| Zach Lee now in AA - TigerCard on 7/13/12 at 1:52 pm|
For what it's worth, I just noticed that Zach Lee was promoted to AA Chattanooga on June 25. (Wish it had happened a couple of weeks earlier. I was Chattanooga in mid-June and went to a Lookouts game. Would have been nice to see him pitch.) He is still rated as the Dodgers' #1 prospect, by the w...
| Tiger Rant|| To everyone who was at the game today... - TigerCard on 6/8/12 at 9:01 pm|
Living up here in Cleveland, I rarely get to see the Tigers in person. After seeing the stands in the Box overflowing and then watching some of the
Arizona/St. John's game, where the stands were much less than half filled, I just want to say I'm so damned proud to be an LSU Tiger. You folks who ...
| SEC Rant|| "The SEC's 6-1-1 Disaster" - TigerCard on 6/4/12 at 9:35 am|
Russ Mitchell, an SEC blogger on College Football News, posted this grim commentary on the SEC's new scheduling format. I think he's right on the money.
| LSU Recruiting Board|| "LSU's Success at DT Speaks for Itself" - TigerCard on 4/27/12 at 12:28 pm|
David Helman on ESPN.com points out that we have had a D-lineman chosen in the draft for NINE straight years. He lists many of them and concludes, "That's about a dozen arguments for why any defensive tackle in the nation should be interested in attending LSU. It's slightly harder coming up with a ...
| Tiger Rant|| Simon better than Claiborne? - TigerCard on 1/24/12 at 9:20 am|
I just saw this on ESPN Insiders. The article is about how teams will replace key players next year. (Another segment talked about how Bama would replace Kirkpatrick.) Interesting....
Early entry: CB Morris Claiborne
| LSU Recruiting Board|| Why doesn't Rivals list Jeremy Hill? - TigerCard on 1/23/12 at 1:38 pm|
I just noticed that Rivals doesn't include Hill in its list of LSU commitments, but Scout does. Anyone know why Rivals hasn't listed him? My first thought was that they might be including him with last year's class, but I was under the impression that he would count as part of this year's class....
| Tiger Rant|| CFN addresses questions about championship game - TigerCard on 1/20/12 at 12:56 pm|
CFN just cranked up their regular off-season mail column, and the first two questions are about the game. One fan asks if Bama was really that good, and the second asks about putting Lee into the game. We've hashed over both questions plenty on the Rant, but I thought some might be interested in g...
| Tiger Rant|| clues about next year's offense - TigerCard on 1/19/12 at 2:23 pm|
Don't know if anyone else has posted about this (I haven't been on in a couple of days), but I just read an interview with Avery Johnson on ESPN Insider, and it contains some hints about what might be in store for next year. Here's an excerpt:
"I had Coach (Frank) Wilson and I had Coach (Steve) ...
| LSU Recruiting Board|| Kiel out, Briscoe in? - TigerCard on 1/17/12 at 9:13 am|
Just read this on ESPN Insiders:
With Kiel leaving, it may open the door for another four-star quarterback, Jeremiah Briscoe (Stratford/Houston Tex.) to choose LSU. Briscoe is still considering the Tigers. Freshman Stephen Rivers, the brother of San Diego Chargers' quarterback Phillip Rivers, is ...
| Tiger Rant|| early entries - good or bad move? - TigerCard on 1/15/12 at 2:16 pm|
Here's a link to an annual article on cfn.com that evaluates where underclassmen who have declared will go in the draft and whether they made a good or bad move with their decision.
Bottom line on LSU guys (according to the writer): Mo will be the first cb taken, RR made "the right move" but hi...
| Tiger Rant|| LSU # 1 in CFN final 2011 rankings - TigerCard on 1/13/12 at 11:55 am|
CFN uses a formula that takes into account strength of schedule and the entire year's work. According to them we ended up #1, Okie State is second, Bama is third! Here's a link:
| Tiger Rant|| UF/FSU 96 = Bama/LSU 11 - TigerCard on 1/12/12 at 5:26 pm|
Here's one writer's take on the parallels between the two rematches. Bottom line: he believes that in such a situation the team that lost the first game holds all the advantages in the rematch.