| Tiger Rant|| O to be ?...... - Football_Freak on 4/6/14 at 12:30 am|
I did not make the spring game. But, judging from what I am hearing, this season will need for the Oline and the Defense to be our way to avoid a poor season. That would mean running LF, TM and KH a LOT, so the Oline had better be beyond awesome.
This may produce a 9-10, possibly 11, win season, ...
| Tiger Rant|| Jarvis is still my choice - Football_Freak on 2/23/14 at 8:51 pm|
I know his 40 time will "hurt him" and all, but I still feel his toughness, football IQ and phenomenal body control and atheleticism will make him the best Pro among the LSU players in this draft. ...
| LSU Recruiting Board|| Similar to 1/2 or better? - Football_Freak on 2/4/14 at 11:12 pm|
Back in the Fall, the rant had mostly a consensus opinion that LSU would get the vast majority of LA players. We got our share overall, and on 1/2 got 2 of 5 in that group of players also.
Going into tomorrow, with only 19 spots committed, we are in the hunt for 4-6 top notch players to add to th...
| Tiger Rant|| 2014 - The return of the amazing LSU blitz - Football_Freak on 1/31/14 at 4:33 pm|
The season where Ron Brooks and TM7 blitzed off the corner, with 2 lock down corners and decent safeties, was an amazing blitz capability.
We have that kind of speed, talent and depth available for the 2014 season.
This recruiting class, in combination with the returnees, sets it all up
| Tiger Rant|| Rotation - Can Les phase the team back to elite level? - Football_Freak on 1/16/14 at 10:34 pm|
2011: Offense = C Defense = A+
2012: Offense = B- Defense = B+
2013: Offense = A Defense = B
2014 and 2015 will be interesting.
When can we expect CLM to phase us to a comprehensive roster across-the-board?
In 2014, the QB situation is a huge wildcard. Potential, yes, but anything but ...
| Tiger Rant|| It is just a transition period (losing players to NFLafter 3 years) - Football_Freak on 1/14/14 at 8:21 pm|
If you are getting players that can leave (worthy of top 3 round picks) after 3 years on the ponderosa, and the players coming in do the same, at some point the reloading levels out and you are ok with the large departures....Once the "replenishment rate" and cycle catch up, then you are in great sh...
| LSU Recruiting Board|| Big, strong, athletic beast with flexible-hips at DT to get to QB - Football_Freak on 1/11/14 at 9:46 pm|
Chad Lavalais. Kyle Williams. Glenn Dorsey. Ricky Jean Francois
These guys are super hard to come by.
We haven't had that guy of late, even though Logan, Brockers and others were solid.
Anyone in the pipeline like this?
Valentine? Lealaimatafao? Others?...
| Tiger Rant|| Jennings is a total guess - Football_Freak on 1/7/14 at 2:37 pm|
I have been following him since he was a Jr in HS. Loved his film and loved how he speaks and leads. Of course, when he won out the backup job, that was promising, and when he led the comeback with the 99-yarder against Arky, it was extremely promising for him and the Tigers.
Then, the Iowa bowl ...
| Tiger Rant|| Why won't 2014 offense look like 2011 offense? - Football_Freak on 1/6/14 at 3:41 pm|
1) Cam Cameron is the real deal
2) The Oline will be better
3) RB talent is off-the-charts
4) WR's drop off will not be as much as many think. Diarse, Dural and new dudes will ball.
5) DBU - Back to excellence. (indirect effect - field position and game situation)
Not sure poin...
| Tiger Rant|| AJ's arm motion - Football_Freak on 12/31/13 at 10:15 pm|
Dude was impressive in his first outing. I am wondering about his deliberate passing motion - it is not that quick, but he sure puts great touch and air under the ball.
Perhaps it was just such a contrast to Mett?
I assume he will be fine? Maybe Cam got him to modify a bit?...
| LSU Recruiting Board|| Calvary QB Patterson - Football_Freak on 12/22/13 at 11:49 am|
He sure looks exceptional for a sophomore in HS.
Who knows more about him?
The kid looks like the next Peyton Manning. Ok, don't fuss at me, I qualified it that he is only a sophomore and I am asking for input to provide a more balanced perspective on him...
| LSU Recruiting Board|| Recruit the Rant (or Tiger Rag) raved about - that panned out the most - Football_Freak on 12/19/13 at 9:36 pm|
I think Mingo (and Kevin Faulk - even the rant was not around, if you read about him in Tiger Rag,etc...) win it for me. I heard about him so long and when it was his turn, he amazed as predicted.
Who else you got, Rant?
| LSU Recruiting Board|| The whole "star" thing - Football_Freak on 12/17/13 at 6:14 pm|
In following rivals and other recruiting services over a 15+ year timeframe, I think it is safe to say that the star rankings DO matter.
Sure, there are always going to be notable and visible exceptions to point to, but if you took the overall stars and how many first string SEC snaps they got, t...
| LSU Recruiting Board|| Over/Under on Actual LSU 5-star recruits - Football_Freak on 12/17/13 at 5:25 pm|
I think the number is 5.5 (edited from 4.5 since most think that is way too low)
| LSU Recruiting Board|| LSU return to having a dominant big-time Safety - Football_Freak on 12/14/13 at 9:01 pm|
Loston was ok, but no where near the days of Chad Jones and other great Safety's, which have been key.
Who is the most likely to emerge as a dominant safety ?
Who will be the hard hitting athletic Safety's for the LSU transition year in 2014, and in place for the National...
| Coaching Changes|| This Tiger fan wants Saban at Bama - Football_Freak on 12/13/13 at 10:21 pm|
Looking forward to the visit next November.
LSU will be ready. :geauxtigers:
I love corndogs too, and I bet most Auburn and Bama fans do also.
Bring it, Saban...bring it!...
| Tiger Rant|| Miles' dream running offense - Football_Freak on 12/7/13 at 6:56 pm|
Only he would try to do it with the option (like with JJ) and running up the middle off tackle every first down... :lol:
But seriously, Miles must be watching this game and anchoring himself to his running-the-ball heritage more than ever.
| Tiger Rant|| AJ10's release - Football_Freak on 12/7/13 at 3:37 pm|
I am stoked about AJ based on many things. I liked how he seems to have a good touch in his passes in the Arky game. The contrast to the darts on-a-line and quick release of Mett was striking.
What is the impression of his throwing mechanics?
Sure, it is a small sample size, and the results we...
| Tiger Rant|| Relationship Les - Football_Freak on 11/26/13 at 8:45 pm|
Leslie's key to success lies in his ability to develop and sustain relationships with young HS football players. He is GREAT at relating to these kids and attracting them into the program.
Many of us have failed to realize that this is where his genius mainly lies.
As long as he can do this, h...
| LSU Recruiting Board|| How is Quinn a 4 star? - Football_Freak on 11/25/13 at 10:29 pm|
Broke the national record.
Plays big boy 5A football in a football rich and competitive state.
Runs a legit and blazing 4.39 forty.
If he is not a 5 star, who is?...
| Tiger Rant|| DBU setting up for 2015 run to preserve the every 4 year NC game pattern - Football_Freak on 11/24/13 at 12:06 pm|
In 2015, RR, Tre and RickyJ will all be Jr's, and Paris will be a Sophomore.
Let's get the depth back on the Dline and some traditional Safety horses, and we'll be all set for a traditional shut down LSU D again in 2015.
I see promise in our future.
| Tiger Rant|| Take away half the students allocation of seats. - Football_Freak on 11/23/13 at 11:18 pm|
Period. Our students suck. Yes, they suck. They suck their own Tiger %$^&, &%$#@...
| Tiger Rant|| The Traffic Test on Nicholson - Football_Freak on 11/22/13 at 10:25 pm|
If those LSU officers block off one lane on Nicholson again, creating an artificial bottleneck that backs things back to the Miss River, I'll move the LSU operations management grade from a D- to a F-on-steriods.
Tomorrow will be a heck of a test for the competency or lack thereof of the traffic ...
| Tiger Rant|| Miles orchestration - the big picture - Football_Freak on 11/16/13 at 10:49 am|
Throughout his time when he was accountable for talent/coaching on the team, much of that time we lacked either/or offensive line talent, with some occasions of poor assistant selection.
Of course we had to persist through the numerous Malveto and Stud-OC experiments which we mostly knew where th...
| Tiger Rant|| Mid November, and major thread is about baseball - Football_Freak on 11/14/13 at 9:24 pm|
That speaks volumes about the LSU football state of affairs......
| Tiger Rant|| Recruiting/Coaching Ratio - What is the formula? - Football_Freak on 11/14/13 at 3:56 pm|
Miles and Saban are great recruiters. Saban is broadly considered an appreciably better coach.
So, how can Miles get back on course?
Is it possible for Miles to consistently out-recruit Saban?
If he goes toe-to-toe in recruiting, in 10 games, how many could he beat Saban?
| Tiger Rant|| INTERIM FEEDBACK - On a scale of 1 -10, where are you on Miles - Football_Freak on 11/12/13 at 8:05 pm|
10 - Miles is simply the best, and we're gonna hear him roar for a lot more.
9 - Miles is damn strong
8 - Miles is a high qawality coach
7 - Miles is pretty damn good
6- Miles is solid.
5 - Miles is Average as a coach - and we've seen the best of him at LSU
4 - Miles ...
| Tiger Rant|| SEC. SchmeshEC... - Football_Freak on 11/11/13 at 7:57 pm|
No way do I tow the SEC rooting banner. Screw that. I actually want the SEC to loose every once in a while, and since we Tigers have a very non-special 2013 edition, this is the best year to root for a non-SEC team in the BCS NCG.
Go anyone but the SEC!
Screw you if you have a problem with thi...
| Tiger Rant|| Les Miles = Charles Barkley - Football_Freak on 11/10/13 at 11:43 am|
He is as hard-headed and egotistical as Barkley.
Both are quirky and well known.
I know Miles has a national champoionship, and Barkely lacks an NBA championship, so that is not the prime element of this comparison.
They are the same because each of them would rather loose with their own ph...
| Tiger Rant|| Why will the defense perform better? - Football_Freak on 11/8/13 at 10:30 pm|
Will Louis actually get most of the play time versus Welter?
Will Tre and RR be more mature in performing up to their amazing-but-not-yet-displayed potential?
Will we get some actual speed on the field to blitz with the nickel/dime package?
Will Loston actually play disciplined against the ...