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re: Keiland Williams update - Tigercat
[quote]He was the best RB in 2006 & 2007[/quote] No one got a ton of carries in 2006, no one needed to be a workhorse with that QB/WR combination. Hester was used to perfection in 2007. Hard to argue with the results he got, even if Keiland was the more dynamic runner. Williams probably ...


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re: T.Quinn vs A. Booty - Tigercat
[quote]I remember Booty was money and wasn't scared to make the catch across the middle. Is T.Quinn the same type of wr?[/quote] Booty's number 1 trait was his ability to get separation on the push off and a sharp cut; he had to do that because he didn't have the burners. (For a NFL comparison t...


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re: What does it say about our QB situation when 3 QBs transfer - Tigercat
[quote]We recruited kids that don't fit into our system [/quote] Considering how successful our system was last year with Mett, and the differences in skill sets between Met and Harris, I don't think there is such a thing as a talented QB that doesn't fit our system....


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re: Javi Sanchez leaving LSU (possible replacement in OP) - Tigercat
[quote]But those stats can't be right. Neither can what Rhymes said. Can't be true. Javi was awful according to everyone. [/quote] He either isn't good enough for a position at the LSUs of college baseball (he would have a similar job lined up elsewhere by now), or he doesn't have the passion f...


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Pelicans Talk
re: 2007-2008 Hornets named 29th best all time LA team - Tigercat
Turnovers are nearly as important as scoring plays. To ignore them because they are "one stat" isn't far off from ignoring TDs because they are "one stat." In both years the offense was amazing and the defense was vulnerable more often than one would like. But in 2009, the turnovers won games eve...


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Movie/TV Board
re: What your problem is with the new Star Trek films? - Tigercat
Action isn't anti-Star Trek, but has there been enough of Roddenberry's vision in the movies? I like the movies a lot, but where is the exploration? Traditionally, Star Trek is about exploration of the universe and of the human condition. The Wrath of Khan's spaceship standoff was great, but ...


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re: Anyone else watching Sam Houston vs TCU? - Tigercat
[quote]Go back and watch the replay. He slid straight over the bag. It is the second baseman's job to get out of the way[/quote] He slid late, at the bag, in order to get contact. The rule says the runner must slide on the ground "before the base" for it to be legal. Most umps in college will in...


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re: Anyone else watching Sam Houston vs TCU? - Tigercat
[quote]That was INCREDIBLY dumb by the runner going to 2nd. No way that they were gonna get the DP. [/quote] Exactly. The ump at 2nd called it right away, and called it exactly correct. If anyone wants to go all crybaby over the fact that the guy at first couldn't have been thrown out, be mad ...


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re: Does anyone want to fire Javi still? - Tigercat
[quote]And it is still laughable you mention Watkins and Edward as great.[/quote] The lineup had multiple great hitters, but no lineup has 9 great hitters. I never said that the team had 9 great hitters or that Edwards or Watkins were great individually. I find it laughable that you are the one ...


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re: Does anyone want to fire Javi still? - Tigercat
[quote]Again, you severely overstate the talent level of that team.[/quote] Mikie Mahtook, 1st round draft pick, was top 3 in the SEC in basically every batting category that year. Katz, 4th round draft pick, would lead the SEC in HRs his final year Jacoby Jones, 3rd round draft pick, physical...


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re: Does anyone want to fire Javi still? - Tigercat
[quote]What is the acceptable number of times a "good" team should score less than 4 runs?[/quote] Given that lineup, (A great lineup, IMO, not just a good one) I wouldn't expect them to get shutout to Alabama's Saturday and Sunday starters back to back. I would expect more than 7 runs in three ...


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re: Does anyone want to fire Javi still? - Tigercat
[quote]First off you have a very loose interpretation of the term "great hitter". Watkins? Edward? Spencer Ware started games for that team for crying out loud. And most of the players you mentioned had good or great years. [/quote] Watkins had a decent OBP, and was a legit SB threat. You...


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re: Does anyone want to fire Javi still? - Tigercat
My #1 example of Javi medocrity will always be 2011, which saw a lineup of: Mahtook, Rhymes, Jones, Katz, Hanover, Edwards, Watkins, Nola, and Ross. That is one of the more talented LSU lineups of all time, IMO. And yet the pitching took the fall that year, because Gausman was young and McCune w...


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LSU Recruiting Board
re: Kirk Merritt Wins 100m at Regional with a 10.64 - Tigercat
[quote]Hopefully kirk comes to lsu, he could fit in at rb or slot wr[/quote] He has the physical ability to play WR, but he doesn't look very natural catching the ball. (He seems to catch with his body a lot instead of with his hands.) I am not sure how well he would do in college catching in tr...


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re: Bregman uses hitting instructor in New Mexico for recent improvement - Tigercat
[quote]We led the SEC in hitting with runners on base in 2009 and 2010, I'm trying to find stats from 2011-2013. [/quote] It's weird, that we can finish, say 2nd or 3rd in the SEC in BA, have more double plays than the teams ahead of us, and still do that well RISP. Is it just the case where we...


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re: Bregman uses hitting instructor in New Mexico for recent improvement - Tigercat
[quote]Last year Team BA: .305 BA w/ RISP: .316[/quote] Where did you find that? Wish I could find it for all SEC teams....


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re: Bregman uses hitting instructor in New Mexico for recent improvement - Tigercat
[quote]You know what I'm saying. It was hyperbole. Just look at the stats I posted. I don't know what else to say. [/quote] Well let's try to be rational for a second and discuss what a hitting coach does. Do we really think he teaches top talent how to hit from scratch? No, of course not. He...


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re: Bregman uses hitting instructor in New Mexico for recent improvement - Tigercat
[quote]Or you could just look at the overall offensive production and amount of games we've won in the last 5 years and try to accept that maybe Javi ISN'T the spawn of Satan. [/quote] I didn't realize that pointing out bad performance with runners on bases is an (or THE) indication hitting coach...


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re: Bregman uses hitting instructor in New Mexico for recent improvement - Tigercat
[quote]We've consistently been one of the best 3-5 best hitting teams in the SEC since 2008. [/quote] We are also consistently in the top 3-5 in the SEC in grounding into double plays. I wish there was an archive of SEC (or even NCAA) stats with AVG RISP, because comparing that with LSU's overal...


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re: With the new addition, we should break the Decibel record... - Tigercat
[quote] Loudest place. Tiger stadium doesn't have the design to pull it off [/quote] Exactly, you have to be there to appreciate what that design pulls off. To get a good idea, listen to the random cheers of a few thousand Seahawks fans during warmups, crazy loud for that few fans cheering. I...


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LSU Recruiting Board
re: 2015 Arthur McGinnis earns invite to The Nike Opening and LB MVP - Tigercat
[quote]Most of his highlights are at DE or rush LB. Need to see more of him moving in space. Also looks to be a bit of an arm tackler. [/quote] Here is what I like though: he can fight through blockers and traffic to make plays from multiple positions. How many HS JRs can do that? He has hig...


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re: Who is Reshaud Henry? Fr. RB on Purple roster? - Tigercat
[quote]who are some in the past ?[/quote] Joseph Barreca from the late 90s, walkon DT, tried FB one spring and ran over people for ~100 yards in the spring game. Elice Parker walked on in the same era and would even get carries during games. I think he also had one very good spring game....


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O-T Lounge
re: Giving up seat on full flight for travel voucher - Tigercat
[quote]Delta in Atlanta can't manage their shite. [/quote] When I worked around MSY, Delta there was pretty horrible as well. Saw flights on busy weekends overbooked by 20+, insane....


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LSU Recruiting Board
re: Compare recent WR recruits - Tigercat
[quote]Speedy was the best WR at every camp he went to, and at the All-American game[/quote] Travon Reed was a beast in camps too, I remember people saying the exact same things about him. Noil has a HUGE ceiling, greater than all the WRs listed except maybe Dupre. But he also has the biggest...


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re: Cam Cameron upset with offense (Video) - Tigercat
[quote]First of all, Matt Mauck was a RUNNING QB during his first years at LSU[/quote] Not just that, but when Saban first recruited him at Michigan State he recruited him as a run first QB. His HS passing stats weren't very good. Jennings in HS was 10x the pocket passer prospect that Mauck was...


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re: Buga Nation is now selling clothing apparel - Tigercat
[quote]Unnecessary risk[/quote] Is it a risk that the NCAA might rattle their sabers? Sure. But by the letter of the NCAA's laws, it's fine. If it's legal on paper, it should be the family's call if they want to take the risk. And to them, what they gain from it might not be considered "unnec...


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re: Buga Nation is now selling clothing apparel - Tigercat
[quote]How are you people saying this is a bad idea? He trademarked the slogan; he's selling his merchandise; he's promoting the image; he's not promoting himself. The NCAA can go frick themselves if they think he is receiving improper benefits from this. [/quote] Yup, its actually reall...


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LSU Recruiting Board
re: What ever happened to that recruit.. - Tigercat
Zack Oliver was the one from BR that didn't get offered so he went to Nothwestern. Some locals sweared that he was the next great college game manager. Last year for Northwestern: 0 for 2 passing with 1 INT. Best of luck to the kid, though, he's still got a couple of years up there....


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re: Russell Gage highlights? - Tigercat
[quote]His film honestly reminds me of janzen Jackson [/quote] He uses his athleticism in different ways, but what he does at QB, and how he has the hips and explosion for to be a good DB, reminds me of Morris Claiborne at QB in HS. Both stayed under the national radar... Now, Morris surprised e...


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O-T Lounge
re: New Orleans to unveil plans for new airport at MSY - Tigercat
[quote]We currently host superbowls with 27-29 gates. The curbs will be split with 1 side for arrivals and 1 side for departures which should help out. [/quote] More than 30 were used for the last Super Bowl; As many as 35-38. Gates that are never used for regular traffic were used then. I...


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