| Tiger Rant|| re: Will Dinardo be honored at a game at any point? - Carlos on 7/27/13 at 10:10 pm|
[quote]Slightly related to thread topic.
How many Dinardo recruits received 2003 National Championship team rings?
Donnie Jones, Eric Edwards, Rodney Reed, Blain Bech were the only one remaining from the 1999 roster. So just four....
| Tiger Rant|| re: So.... How many NCs did Les leave on the table? - Carlos on 7/6/13 at 9:53 pm|
Well in 2011, you can at least say that a flipped result in the Jan 9 game means we win it. So we did control our own destiny until the very end. Depends if you think we were really better than them and should have beaten them in the Dome.
I wanted to say 2012, from the standpoint that a flippe...
| Political Talk|| re: So we have a reverse Elian Gonzalez story going on - Carlos on 4/9/13 at 7:55 pm|
[quote]Waco and ruby ridge also on Clinton's watch[/quote]
Ruby Ridge was under Bush41....
| Tiger Rant|| re: Will Dinardo ever be recognized at game? - Carlos on 4/8/13 at 6:50 pm|
[quote]Saban winning with Dinardo's players 2001, 2003[/quote]
2001 yes, 2003 no. Only 4 players from the 1999 roster remained on the 2003 team....
| SEC Rant|| re: Best Uncrowned Teams: - Carlos on 4/7/13 at 11:59 am|
[quote]How is 2004 Auburn not #1? THat team had 4 1st rounders on it, including 3 in the backfield. 10 guys on the offense alone went on to play in the NFL.
Doesn't matter anyway. 2004 Auburn almost lost to the 2004 LSU team at home, and needed a major break to keep from going into ov...
| Tiger Rant|| re: If football had to get a last-second FG to beat the worst team in the SEC.... - Carlos on 2/3/13 at 1:53 am|
Johnny Jones is in year one of a rebuilding project. In Saban's fist year at LSU, we were thrilled to win any SEC game. Hell, we rushed the field for an overtime win over 11th ranked Tennessee.
Things are different when you're an established program. And then add to it, in football a single re...
| Tiger Rant|| re: In your opinion , who was LSU's best true freshman, EVER, in football? - Carlos on 1/26/13 at 1:34 pm|
[quote]Justin Vincent was solid in the post season.
Neither played as true freshmen....
| Tiger Rant|| re: In your opinion , who was LSU's best true freshman, EVER, in football? - Carlos on 1/26/13 at 1:29 pm|
[quote]Tough to go against Hilliard, but Ben Wilkerson came in as a true freshman and started at center for the 2003 team. He would have been a certain first-rounder had he not torn his patella tendon in a blowout win against Vandy with only seconds left on the clock.
Wilkerson was a ju...
| Political Talk|| re: Pin the Tail on the Gun Hypocrite - Carlos on 1/24/13 at 8:19 pm|
All Presidents through Clinton had lifetime protection, Bush and Obama were only entitled to 10 years until the recent law. Bush was granted lifetime protection as well as Obama....
| O-T Lounge|| re: Four-year-old dead after pit bull attack in Houston suburb - Carlos on 1/21/13 at 1:33 pm|
Pit bulls have definitely earned their reputation, there is no doubt about that. I would never own one, too many better, more friendly breeds of dogs out there.
But in this case, it's 100% on the parents of the child. Per the article, 1) the yard was fenced in and 2) the dog was on a chain. De...
| Tiger Rant|| re: '13 -Best/Worst Case Scenarios? - Carlos on 1/12/13 at 10:53 pm|
To answer OP, we probably go 8-4. Losing to Ags, Bama, Georgia... then probably lose one out of Arkansas, Ole Miss, TCU, Florida and State.
ETA: this is the best case scenario. Too many losses on the defensive side of the ball, and it's doubtful Miles will be changing his offensive philosophy...
| Tiger Rant|| re: '13 -Best/Worst Case Scenarios? - Carlos on 1/12/13 at 10:51 pm|
12 regular season games
2 game playoff in the new arrangement
Please correct me if I'm wrong.[/quote]
Playoffs do not start until the 2014 season. BCSNC is in Pasadena next year, to conclude the rotation....
| Tiger Rant|| re: IF Les Were to Hire a New OC, By What Date Would He Have To Pull The Trigger? - Carlos on 1/12/13 at 3:25 pm|
[quote]No. They got the "Miles transitional track" treatment. But I don't remember the exact conditions during that time. I imagine much has to do with the timing of programs and their hiring needs. We made have just been extremely lucky that year.
Mallory and Peveto each landed their n...
| Tiger Rant|| re: If Dinardo would have fired Tepper.. - Carlos on 1/11/13 at 1:08 pm|
To answer the OP question, no. Even the staff of 1997 managed to lose three games inexplicably, to lesser talent. We were good for an occasional Atlanta run, that was probably the ceiling.
Not enough emphasis on facilities at the time. This was a hallmark of Saban and Emmert. Our recruiting ...
| Tiger Rant|| re: How Come we didn't Hire Jimbo Fisher? - Carlos on 1/10/13 at 6:00 pm|
[quote]The ghost of Mike Archer played a big part in the thought process, I'd imagine.[/quote]
This is the main reason. LSU was only five years removed from the 1990s at that time. This was before the recent successes of in-staff promotions like Bielema, Butch Jones and Chip Kelly. LSU had sou...
| Tiger Rant|| re: LSU had the best coach in college football history - Carlos on 1/7/13 at 11:14 pm|
[quote]I remember the ESPN commentary in the week leading up to our game against Bama. Bama was still undefeated and ranked third. The issue was what should be done if Bama remains undefeated along with Texas and USC? They came to the conclusion that Bama would have to move up because they will have...
| Tiger Rant|| re: LSU had the best coach in college football history - Carlos on 1/7/13 at 11:05 pm|
[quote]And in 2005, we were two ravaging hurricanes away from having an undefeated regular season, probably knocking off UGA in the SECCG, and then replacing UT in the BCSNCG and finally having our grudge frick against USC.
No. We would have been left out. SC and Texas began 1-2, and ...
| Tiger Rant|| re: LSU had the best coach in college football history - Carlos on 1/7/13 at 11:01 pm|
[quote]Did you see the teams he left for Miles to coach in 2005 and 2006?[/quote]
This. Nick was going to return his most talented squad in 2005....
| Tiger Rant|| re: Let me throw it out there - Carlos on 1/4/13 at 9:43 pm|
If Johnny Manziel had a career ending injury tonight and never played another down, I can promise A&M's offense under Sumlin would never languish like LSU's has the last four years....
| Tiger Rant|| re: How long until A&M and Miss. State move ahead of LSU in the west? - Carlos on 1/4/13 at 9:28 pm|
[quote]being a red shirt freshman can johnny football leave after next year?
He will be eligible after next year. I don't think he goes. Best case scenario for LSU, he's there for 2013 and 2014 only....
| Tiger Rant|| re: How long until A&M and Miss. State move ahead of LSU in the west? - Carlos on 1/4/13 at 9:20 pm|
[quote]these two states don't really agree with eacother. [/quote]
Sure they do. You cite recent history as an indicator that A&M will not turn the corner. I am pointing out that their recent dysfunction occurred, largely because they were in the Big 12 conference with no inherent recruiting ad...
| Tiger Rant|| re: How long until A&M and Miss. State move ahead of LSU in the west? - Carlos on 1/4/13 at 9:07 pm|
[quote]also while aTm does have the best QB in the country they have some replacing to do
5 seniors on defense (starting)
6 seniors on offense (starting)
3 juniors on both defense and offense.
so at best aTm has 6 returing starters on D
5 returning starts on offense.
| Tiger Rant|| re: As LSU fans, who are rooting we for in the cotton bowl? - Carlos on 1/4/13 at 9:05 pm|
Oklahoma. A&M success is bad for LSU....
| Tiger Rant|| re: How long until A&M and Miss. State move ahead of LSU in the west? - Carlos on 1/4/13 at 9:02 pm|
[quote]in my recent memory aTm has only been good a couple of years many times a team will have one good year then fall off. [/quote]
They've been as dysfunctional a program as any for the last 10-12 years. But now that they're about to own Texas recruiting and have a Heisman QB, it's hard to pi...
| Tiger Rant|| re: How long until A&M and Miss. State move ahead of LSU in the west? - Carlos on 1/4/13 at 8:51 pm|
[quote]LSU will always be 1 or 2 in the west there could be a year where MSU or aTm has a great year and we have an off year, but they won't be consistently better then us. We will be.
Will this occasional off year be next year? State will definitely remain marginal.
But I've accep...
| Tiger Rant|| re: How long until A&M and Miss. State move ahead of LSU in the west? - Carlos on 1/4/13 at 8:35 pm|
Yeah, after 2-3 years of A&M getting to cherry pick the Texas recruits we used to get, I'm afraid to say it's going to be difficult for LSU....
| Tiger Rant|| re: How long until A&M and Miss. State move ahead of LSU in the west? - Carlos on 1/4/13 at 8:28 pm|
Ags- very soon... if they beat us in Tiger Stadium in 2013, they're going to have the upper hand for a while.
State will always be second fiddle to LSU....
| Tiger Rant|| re: Worst LSU coach in history? - Carlos on 12/12/12 at 12:07 am|
[quote]Are you sure about this? I seem to remember being upset at Saban because he waited so long to announce his leaving and Spurrier was already over at South Carolina
Wannstedt quit the Dolphins around the first week of November, in 2004.
South Carolina did not go to a bowl in 200...
| SEC Rant|| re: How sleazy is Gus to take the Auburn job? - Carlos on 12/4/12 at 7:04 pm|
[quote]Gus leveraged his Springdale players to get in the college game, then bailed on them in less than a year and encouraged them to transfer.
Wouldn't say this is accurate. He left Arkansas for Tulsa, hardly an example of him being opportunistic and greedy. If he were really being...
| More Sports Board|| re: what a final drive by Andrew Luck - Carlos on 12/2/12 at 3:45 pm|
Couldn't help but think of the final drive in the SECCG last night.