| SEC Rant|| Realistically, What is the Standard for LSU Football? - Gardevoir on 12/16/13 at 8:21 pm|
2011 was the exception, not the rule, for both Alabama and LSU. Realistically, our fans shouldn't expect defenses that dominant to appear again anytime soon. When will LSU find their next Honey Badger?
I believe the 2009 and 2012 seasons are reasonable standards for Saban's Alabama. Alabama domin...
| Alabama Sports Board|| 2010, 2013 Iron Bowls: 45-21 -> 10-41 (1st half -> 2nd half) - Gardevoir on 12/6/13 at 9:35 pm|
Saban's Alabama lost their two biggest Iron Bowls late. Auburn dominated the second half of both games. One more offensive score would have made the difference in both games. Assuming that Auburn is good next year, let's see if Alabama can break the trend and win the second half....
| SEC Rant|| Since 2009, Saban's Alabama Is 4-5 Versus SEC West Teams That Finish Ranked - Gardevoir on 12/2/13 at 3:43 pm|
[i]tl;dr What is your take on Alabama's awful record versus good teams in November?[/i]
Since 2009, Alabama has compiled a 4-5 record in November against teams that finished the season ranked.
Saban gets a pass for 2007; it was his first year, and he didn't inherit a program in good shape.
| SEC Rant|| 2009, 2010 Iron Bowls: How Big a Factor Was Sloppy Play by the Alabama Defense? - Gardevoir on 11/25/13 at 5:00 pm|
[link=(http://espn.go.com/ncf/boxscore?gameId=293310002)]2009 Box Score[/link]
[link=(http://espn.go.com/ncf/boxscore?gameId=303300333)]2010 Box Score[/link]
In 2009, Auburn scored on a 67 yard run and 72 yard yard pass.
[link=(http://youtu.be/g6JZlE7dp98?t=1m33s)]YouTube: 67 Yard Touchdown Run[...
| SEC Rant|| Debunking Excuses Regarding 2013 Georgia/LSU Defenses - Gardevoir on 10/30/13 at 12:23 pm|
[b]If you'd rather not read an Alabama fans's perspective, then stop here.[/b]
During Alabama's "dynasty", they have set several standards that everyone in the country can admire.
Namely, they have set a defensive standard that's second to none.
Other highly talented programs like Auburn, Geor...
| SEC Rant|| The True Scheduling Disadvantage - Gardevoir on 9/22/13 at 2:03 pm|
Any SEC team that wants to make it to the national championship can count on [b]playing at least 2 Top 15 opponents beforehand.[/b] The East and West are stacked with 3 teams apiece that typically will be ranked in the Top 20. A year or two from now, Auburn and Ole Miss may greatly improve the stren...
| Alabama Sports Board|| When's the last time a team from a "real" conference... - Gardevoir on 8/13/13 at 3:53 pm|
went six or more straight seasons without losing by more than 14 points? Nick Saban's Alabama only has 3 double digit losses (31-20, 31-17, 35-21).
I don't recall the last time if ever that I've read or heard this observation....
| Tiger Rant|| 2013 LSU Defense: GET PUMPED! - Gardevoir on 8/8/13 at 11:38 pm|
[link=(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rACOyhpz6E)]YouTube: 2012 Impact Freshmen Highlights[/link]
[link=(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GGMa65tCa8)]YouTube: 2012 Defensive Highlights[/link]
[link=(http://youtu.be/-GGMa65tCa8?t=1m25s)]Second link - 1:25[/link]
DAMN! If I hadn't watched the South...
| SEC Rant|| Organize (Rank) the Position Groups by Difficulty - Gardevoir on 8/2/13 at 10:39 pm|
Should we disregard specific schemes and focus on the general cases? There are many factors that may deserve consideration, but that'll complicate things unless we narrow the topic down to a specific style of play.
I'd like to read your opinions regarding the position groups first because the mai...
| Tiger Rant|| 2011 Alternative Scenario - Gardevoir on 7/30/13 at 2:17 pm|
Oregon wins the U.S.C. game.
Who deserves the nod to play LSU: Alabama, Oregon, or Oklahoma State?
The first two would be rematches. Alabama provided a much greater challenge than Oregon. Oregon scored 2 garbage touchdowns in the 4th to make the final score look close. I've read a few pages of...
| Help Board|| Alabama Board Access Please - Gardevoir on 7/22/13 at 11:47 am|
I requested Bama board access Saturday, but I still can't post there. Maybe y'all take a break on the weekends. :dunno:
| SEC Rant|| Sensational Aggie Fan Breakdown of 2012 Bama/A&M Game - Gardevoir on 7/10/13 at 1:12 pm|
[quote]It's amazing- never seen a fan base so unable to accept a loss without an excuse. Just have to lay it out like it is:
1) AFTER A&M’s 3 touchdown outburst, Manziel completed 11 in a row until 50 seconds left in 3rd. Bama hardly shut him down. Ags only punted 3 times in their last 8 possessi...
| SEC Rant|| Was the difference between 2012 Texas A&M and 2012 Texas really 70 points? - Gardevoir on 7/1/13 at 9:33 pm|
Many people like to quantitatively and qualitatively compare teams based on their scores against common opponents.
Texas 21 OU 63
Texas A&M 41 OU 13
Okay, those scores have been beaten to death. However, no one wants to mention
Texas 66 @ Ole Miss 31
...3 weeks later...
Texas A&M 30 @ Ol...
| SEC Rant|| 2012 Alabama (A Great Schedule Thread) - Gardevoir on 6/28/13 at 7:51 pm|
I haven't seen the appreciation here, but Alabama fans should be thanking Florida for knocking off Texas A&M and LSU.
Now, LSU fans like to whine about unbalanced schedules. Do you think it would have made a difference the past two seasons? In 2011, Alabama and LSU were clearly above the other 1...
| SEC Rant|| Sure You Wanna Speed It Up? Faster Offenses Lead To Weaker Defenses In The SEC - Gardevoir on 6/23/13 at 10:03 pm|
This was an interesting read. Do you agree? Look at Oregon last season. Discuss.
| SEC Rant|| Next Phenomenal, Predominant, SEC Team? - Gardevoir on 6/12/13 at 10:46 pm|
LSU: elite schedule, defense, and special teams
It will be difficult to surpass this season.
Alabama: DEFENSE! Inarguably a top 3 defense of the BCS era. They epitomized efficiency. They had an off game against Georgia Southern and yielded 341 yards and 14 points; 121 of t...