| Tiger Rant|| Les Miles' recent bowl record - a little perspective - TigerCard on 1/5/15 at 10:13 pm|
One of the persistent issues raised by many posters in the angst-filled days since our depressing loss to ND is the fact that Miles has had a lackluster bowl record over the past few years. I'm old enough to remember a stretch in the late 60s and early 70s when another pretty good coach endured a b...
| Tiger Rant|| Interesting comment on last year's team from an ND player - TigerCard on 12/29/14 at 11:31 am|
CB Cody Riggs transferred to ND from Florida as a graduate student. His ND teammates have been asking him about LSU. In light of the oft-repeated accusation (by those with pitifully short memories) that LSU hasn't had a decent passing game in years, I thought his comment about last year's team was...
| LSU Recruiting Board|| What happened with Malik Jefferson's mom?! - TigerCard on 12/19/14 at 9:57 am|
This is from an ESPN.com story on the last month of Jefferson's recruitment. (Sorry for three separate quotes. For some reason I couldn't get all three paragraphs to copy as one quote.)
| Tiger Rant|| Bengals studied tape of LSU game to prepare for Manziel - TigerCard on 12/15/14 at 9:06 pm|
I know there was a thread about this being mentioned on the NBC pre-game show on Sunday night, and now the same story has appeared in an ESPN.com article.
[quote]With little NFL film on Manziel -- he appeared in the preseason and had only played 17 snaps before Sunday's start -- Guenther had few ...
| Tiger Rant|| LSU RBs successful in NFL - nice article - TigerCard on 12/11/14 at 3:31 pm|
Perhaps we should send a copy of this to every running back we want to recruit!
[quote]Since Les Miles took over as coach in 2005, all but one LSU tailback who stayed on the team long enough to become draft eligible – 5-foot-6 Shyrone Carey’s height hurt his cause in the 2006 draft – has spent at...
| Tiger Rant|| Kevin Gausman ranked #23 among baseball's top 100 prospects - TigerCard on 1/29/14 at 4:31 pm|
According to ESPN... Zack Lee was ranked #75, for what it's worth. Here's the scoop on Gausman:
It wasn't the ideal year for Gausman in 2013. He probably should have been left in the minors for a few more months before he was given so much as a spot start in the majors, where he struggled over ...
| LSU Recruiting Board|| Grimes and Cam Robinson - TigerCard on 1/25/14 at 3:51 pm|
I don't recall seeing anything about this, and I'm just curious. (I apologize if it has been discussed already.) I seem to recall some chatter a while back that Robinson was still somewhat attracted to LSU, even after his verbal to Bama. IF that was the case, and IF he wasn't an EE, does anyone t...
| Tiger Rant|| lineman we lost to Auburn - TigerCard on 1/6/14 at 8:17 pm|
A couple of years ago we asked an O-line recruit to greyshirt and ended up at Rayburn. Does anyone remember his name? Just curious as to whether he's playing tonight....
| 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....