| Tiger Rant|| Why did the Gators play Macmullen like that? - Penrod on 5/25/14 at 7:07 pm|
Second baseman was shaded toward second and the right fielder was very shallow. It seemed like the opposite of what they should have done. Am I missing something? Home run made it moot, anyway. ...
| Tiger Rant|| ...and then there were two (QBs)!! - Penrod on 3/9/14 at 8:15 am|
[quote]Yet that doesn’t mean there won’t be a battle when he was asked whether he wanted Jennings to treat the job like it was his to lose. “I want them both, all three of the quarterbacks, to know that it’s going to be given to no one (and) earned by the one that plays,” he said.[/quote]
| Tiger Rant|| I was wrong about Mills playing corner! - Penrod on 2/12/14 at 3:13 pm|
I was really looking forward to three dominant corners next season. It looks like the coaches have little confidence in the safeties, and they're going to leave Mills there through spring. Here's hoping that Jefferson and company pick up the pace, and that the new guys - Paris, Adams, and Battle -...
| Tiger Rant|| Les Miles -in the arena! - Penrod on 1/9/14 at 8:12 am|
As Miles shakes up his staff, and as he fights back from recent recruiting setbacks, he does so under a barrage of criticism from armchair coaches, and reminds me of Teddy Roosevelt's words:
It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer...
| Tiger Rant|| Defensive Tackles for Next Year - Penrod on 12/1/13 at 12:22 pm|
I believe that this position will determine our 2014. Assuming Ego and AJ go pro, how are we shaping up? Obviously LaCouture would be a favorite for a starting position. QT seems more like a steady backup. If MJ hasn't panned out by now then the parade is probably past. We need two studs out of Bai...
| Tiger Rant|| Jarvis Landry's first quarter catch! - Penrod on 9/22/13 at 9:12 am|
He was tripped, and falling down, but still had the body control to catch that bomb down the right sideline. An extraordinary play that wasn't fully appreciated by the announcers.
For those of you who weren't around in the 80's, this guy is so like Eric Martin it's eerie!
Sorry I'm too techn...
| Tiger Rant|| Cam is setting up the middle for RBs and TEs - Penrod on 9/15/13 at 7:21 am|
Almost the whole passing game has been to the two WRs on deep outs, seams, and posts. This will encourage teams to start doubling the two WRs or getting deep drops from their short zones, because you can't stop well executed timed outs any other way. When the Ds start doubling our two WRs the TEs in...
| Tiger Rant|| TreDavious White a receiver? - Penrod on 7/19/13 at 7:06 am|
I saw this paragraph in Matthew Harris' Morning Advocate article:
That improvement may come in time — more reps and constructive discussion between Mettenberger and Landry, Odell Beckham Jr., Kadron Boone and new arrivals Leslie and freshman Tre’Davious White.
I haven't been on TD much lately....
| O-T Lounge|| If you were a piece of furniture what kind would you be? - Penrod on 7/11/13 at 9:39 am|
Look at the threads. We have some stupid topics! September can't get here soon enough!...
| Tiger Rant|| This is Skip Bertman's fault - Penrod on 6/18/13 at 5:37 pm|
Skip got expectations so high that a coach who wins one of six national titles is a bum! :lol: :geauxtigers:...
| Tiger Rant|| Not complaining but two poor calls... - Penrod on 4/14/13 at 4:18 pm|
Katz holding the runner at first. Awful oversight!
If you've decided to bunt why accept such a huge defensive drop off at catcher? I wouldn't call this a bad decision, but it's suspect.
It was a great decision to bunt Sciambre because he had a poor lefty matchup. ...
| LSU Recruiting Board|| Kennard Swanson - didn't realize he's not officially committed - Penrod on 1/21/13 at 8:46 pm|
Rivals shows him down to Florida (high) and LSU (medium). Does anyone know if we're still recruiting him?
[link=(http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/recruiting/player-Kennard-Swanson-124768)]Swanson - Rivals[/link]...
| LSU Recruiting Board|| Cethan Carter and Duke Riley - let's remember this. - Penrod on 12/15/12 at 6:08 am|
In a couple of years we're going to be arguing on the rant about what these guys were rated when LSU offered them. So, for the record, here's Rivals thumbnail:
[link=(http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/recruiting/player-Cethan-Carter-139874)]Rivals - Carter[/link]
| Help Board|| Exiting a post - Penrod on 11/25/12 at 6:31 am|
Just a suggestion to the administrators:
After posting we're left with two choices, to return to the board, or to jump to my post. A third choice would be the best, to return to the post to which I responded. That would be what I would most often choose.
| Tiger Rant|| Barkevious Mingo is an offsides machine! - Penrod on 11/18/12 at 3:33 pm|
Helluva player, but geez, didn't he have four in one game this year? And I think he had two last night. ...
| Tiger Rant|| Every year it's someone new. Who stepped up this year? - Penrod on 11/15/12 at 4:29 pm|
I'm not talking about players who were already established like Sam Montgomery. I mean new faces. I'll start with Trai Turner and Vadal Alexander. Those guys came on strong and salvaged our season IMO....
| Tiger Rant|| DT depth next year - MJ and QT - Penrod on 11/10/12 at 5:44 am|
Next year's team seems stacked at every position except DLine. There we can expect solid starters with AJ and Ego at DT and Rasco and Hunter at DE (based on reports that Hunter is studly), but the depth is worrisome. We have some nice commits for next year, so I'm not worried about DE, but DT is a p...
| Tiger Rant|| Washington's winning and announcers are arguing about LSU/Bama vs Stanford - Penrod on 9/27/12 at 11:05 pm|
One announcer was bragging on the Stanford front seven, saying it was just as good as Bama's or LSU's. The other said LSU has more athleticism, citing Mingo and Montgomery. The first guy says Stanford is just as athletic.
Five minutes later Washington is gashing them on the ground and the second...
| Tiger Rant|| OBJ's One-handed snag - Penrod on 9/3/12 at 7:15 am|
The play was blown dead before the throw. It would have been a bubble screen on the second play of the second half. ODB casually snagged it with his inside arm - a very difficult way to make a one-handed catch. That guy is quite an athlete!...
| Tiger Rant|| Switch Mingo and Montgomery - Penrod on 8/10/12 at 6:59 am|
In the Morning Advocate article [link=(http://theadvocate.com/sports/lsu/3591279-123/balancing-act)]LINK[/link]
Montgomery says he's more powerful and Mingo's faster. Wouldn't that tandem be more effective with the speed guy coming from the blind side and the power guy planted on the offense's righ...
| Tiger Rant|| Key to game 3, Cotton + Bonvillain - Penrod on 6/10/12 at 7:32 am|
Lot's of good leftie hitters and they are tough on fastballs. Unless Eades has better than his normal control, look for him to exit early and give way to about five innings of Cotton and Bonvillain. If Eades has a very short outing, then somewhere between those pitching changes we could see Rumbelo...
| Tiger Rant|| Wrong Charles Alexander, Dandy Don! - Penrod on 6/2/12 at 6:15 am|
On dandydon.com he highlights players whose jersey numbers match the number of days until football starts. Today is 91 so he highlighted #91 Charles Alexander. Unfortunately he described Charles Alexander the running back from the 1970's, who wore #4 as I recall, instead of the recent #91, a DE of t...
| Tiger Rant|| RB to WR? - Penrod on 3/3/12 at 6:28 am|
From the Advocate this morning...
Miles said he and his staff have talked about possibly moving one of the running backs from a crowded backfield to wide receiver, but it may be a little early for that. “I’m not so certain he’s not our best tailback, so that’s one of the reasons we’re moving slow...
| SEC Rant|| Which team has the better defense? - Penrod on 1/7/12 at 8:44 am|
Against common opponents...
Miss St. 19-6. 24-7
Fla. 41-11. 38-10
Tn. 38-7. 37-6
Au. 45-10. 42-14
| Tiger Rant|| Which team has the better defense? - Penrod on 1/7/12 at 8:37 am|
Against common opponents...
Miss St. 19-6. 24-7
Fla. 41-11. 38-10
Tn. 38-7. 37-6
Au. 45-10. 42-14
| Tiger Rant|| Here's to another year in which LSU goes undefeated! - Penrod on 1/1/12 at 7:46 am|
Zero losses in 2011. Can they do it again?...
| Tiger Rant|| At war...with the "fanbase" - Penrod on 12/16/11 at 7:51 am|
Here is a sentence that an otherwise good poster wrote in another thread:
I just think.. what if the LSU football team has 5, 8, 13 MNC's....most of the fanbase might have a more 'entitlement' complex than the bama fans.
Why does LSU have a "fanbase" but Bama just has "fans"?
"Fanbase" is ...
| Tiger Rant|| LSU Linebackers - Better than Advertised - Penrod on 12/8/11 at 12:47 pm|
I rewatched the Georgia game. Kevin Minter played awfully well. He has been improving all year, and he's arrived. He played a lot against Bama last time, but he's a whole new player now. Baker is a first rate LB; Francois is very good; and Minter is extremely good. In the beginning of the year ...
| Tiger Rant|| Freakish talent on defense - Penrod on 11/9/11 at 10:57 am|
LSU obviously has a lot of overall talent on defense, but this is about the freakish talent.
Anthony Johnson has such an unusual combination of size, strength and quickness that his nickname is Freak
Tyrann Mathieu has preternatural quickness. I've never seen a ballplayer with that much physica...
| Tiger Rant|| An article worthy of last night's game - Penrod on 11/6/11 at 7:40 am|
[link=(http://theadvocate.com/sports/lsu/1256008-123/lsu-leaves-classic-as-undisputed.html)]Rabalais - Classic ending to an article[/link]
The whole article is great, but the ending...wow!
After the game, Coldplay’s “Viva La Vida” blared from Bryant-Denny’s loudspeakers like some cruel torment...