| Tiger Rant|| Offensive rookies starting in the NFL - Tigerpaul1969 on 11/16/14 at 2:48 pm|
I can't think of a year where one college team produced rookie NFL starters at QB, 2 RBs, 2 WRs and a starter on the O line. Can anyone think of something comparable? Maybe one of those great Miami teams or a Husker team that produced 4 O linemen? The year Carson Palmer was picked at USC? ...
| Tiger Rant|| Gary Danielson on Brando's show - Tigerpaul1969 on 11/13/14 at 10:43 am|
He says that the LSU Bama game this past week was the most physical he's seen since the 2007 LSU Florida game....
| SEC Rant|| Explain why Ole Miss should drop - Tigerpaul1969 on 11/4/14 at 12:32 pm|
If they were 4th in the committee's rankings last week, and they sort of "lost" in a toss up game with a freak "accident" against the No. 3 team in their rankings, why should they move at all? Don't mention the loss to LSU the week before because the committee already concluded they were 4th WITH t...
| Tiger Rant|| Any chance Valentine gets cleared? - Tigerpaul1969 on 10/28/14 at 1:24 pm|
I mean, in time for the Alabama game. I would assume the folks in Birmingham would want LSU to be at full strength for the big game, right? Given that the NCAA took about a week and a half to clear him, it seems like 10 weeks should be long enough for the nice folks in Alabama (the state, not the ...
| Tiger Rant|| Defensive end questions - Tigerpaul1969 on 8/14/14 at 9:03 pm|
Is Bower next man up after Rasco and Hunter? With Neal pitching in on the interior, we don't have that many names left at DE. What about Maclin? Will he see the field? I'm assuming Patterson and Bower are the 2 deep but who comes next? Anyone know anything?...
| Tiger Rant|| Mickey Johnson and DT depth - Tigerpaul1969 on 8/10/14 at 1:41 pm|
With QT getting hurt, I hear Herron's name a lot. I also hear Bain, Gilmore and even Valentine as guys that need to step up. Is Mickey not a viable option as a guy with at least some experience in this defense at that position? I never really hear his name mentioned....
| Tiger Rant|| Rarely mentioned players who can have a huge impact - Tigerpaul1969 on 7/28/14 at 11:39 am|
I have two in mind.
Evan Washington-I know most seem to think Fanaika has the RG spot locked up, but even if he does, we'll need Evan to step in and not lose a step. I've been expecting a lot from him since we signed him in the 2005 class (yes I know, it just feels like it was that long ago), bu...
| SEC Rant|| Will Auburn really do what they did last year? Who else might? - Tigerpaul1969 on 5/22/14 at 11:59 am|
Am I the only one who doesn't think Auburn repeats what they did last year? Does anyone not remember:
Four games they pulled out of their butts with back-to-back all-timer miracle finishes
Blowout loss to LSU
Very tight game against Wazzou?
There is a fine line between going 12-1 and 7-5, a...
| Tiger Rant|| Les Miles in Tiger Stadium - Tigerpaul1969 on 4/15/14 at 3:25 pm|
Les has been head coach for the entirety of the two longest home winning streaks in LSU history: 22 (2009-13) and 19 (2005-07).
We're currently at 9 straight, which is 7th on the all time list. The current streak should hit at least 15, depending on what happens against Ole Miss. I will continu...
| LSU Recruiting Board|| Question about Rivals site - Tigerpaul1969 on 2/7/14 at 8:08 pm|
You used to be able to go in the free section of Rivals and get team rankings by position but I'm not seeing it anymore. Did they do away with that or force you to pay for that now?...
| SEC Rant|| A little something for our Aggie brethren - Tigerpaul1969 on 2/5/14 at 10:49 pm|
If t.u. was in the SEC, their recruiting class would be ranked 10th, just behind Ole Miss and just ahead of Kentucky. If they were in the SEC West, their class would rank 6th.
This is based on 247, which I believe is the best current recruiting service....
| SEC Rant|| Mississippi State is so close every year - Tigerpaul1969 on 12/20/13 at 2:24 pm|
They seem to have the recipe for doing well in the SEC. A solid running game. Good up front, especially on defense. Typically pretty good secondary.
They were the only team in the SEC in 2011 to fight LSU and Alabama for 4 quarters. This year, the combined record of the teams they lost to was...
| LSU Recruiting Board|| How many spots does Bama have left? - Tigerpaul1969 on 12/13/13 at 10:24 am|
Has anyone looked into this? I'm posting here because of the fact that Bama is in on at least four players that we are on off the top of my head: Malik McDowell, LF, Tony Brown and Lorenzo Carter. They have 24 commitments currently, and there was supposed to be a hard and fast limit in the SEC of...
| Tiger Rant|| We've only played at Bryant-Denny 15 times - Tigerpaul1969 on 10/30/13 at 3:53 pm|
Our overall record there is 9-6.
BDS opened in 1929, and we only played there three times between then and 1988, when the series shifted from its then-home at Legion Field in Birmingham.
Since that 1988 game at BDS, we are 8-4 there. The four losses were in 90, 95, 99 and 09, and what's inter...
| Tiger Rant|| Basketball depth - Tigerpaul1969 on 10/25/13 at 10:14 am|
When was the last time we had this kind of depth on our basketball team?
I seriously think you have to go back to the Dale Brown era to find it. Brady's teams were hampered early with scholarship restrictions, and we had some great front line talent on some of his teams, but we never had guys wh...
| SEC Rant|| Saban has a great chance to win titles at three schools - Tigerpaul1969 on 9/20/13 at 10:41 am|
I think this would be the biggest lure to go to Texas. Let's face it, with their resources and state talent and playing in a fairly weak Big 12, he could easily win a title and possibly multiple titles there. His legacy, which is already as one of the greats of all time, would go through the roof ...
| Tiger Rant|| Josh Reed still has the record - Tigerpaul1969 on 9/16/13 at 4:10 pm|
Most receiving yards against Alabama in a single game - 293 yards.
Rohan threw for 528 yards....
| Tiger Rant|| Is it that important to blow people out? - Tigerpaul1969 on 9/2/13 at 2:28 pm|
It seems to me blow outs can mask weaknesses far more than hard fought wins. I'm reading a lot of pundits who say that LSU fans should be worried that we dominated but were only up by 3 with 6 mins to go. I think these types of wins both demonstrate the character of your team and build character. ...
| Tiger Rant|| Props to Elliott Porter - Tigerpaul1969 on 9/2/13 at 9:40 am|
All we heard all offseason was how Pocic was going to end up starting at center, and Porter quietly quarterbacked the O line in a great performance especially in pass protection. A true thing of beauty. For some reason, the media chose him as the face of the ugliness of grey shirting a couple of y...
| Tiger Rant|| O-line looked special last night - Tigerpaul1969 on 9/1/13 at 9:03 am|
I was there last night and the O-line really stood out to me. Other than being a bit weak at first blocking the run, they were absolutely outstanding. On passes, they were a brick wall. Then, when the running game got going, they were opening up huge holes. Landry and Beckham (yes he had two hug...