| SEC Rant|| re: USA Today link: Cotton Bowl must take SECCG loser if available - TigerfFaithful on 12/1/13 at 7:28 pm|
[quote]It would be complete bull shite for Auburn or Mizzou to play in the Cotton Bowl, while Alabama gets to sit at home and then receive a BCS bid simply because they didn't have to play anyone. Auburn and Mizzou should be the ones getting BCS bowl births since one won the SEC West and the other won...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Defensive Tackles for Next Year - TigerfFaithful on 12/1/13 at 6:16 pm|
[quote]How is anyone supposed to be prepared for that?[/quote]
If you sell recruits on 3 and done, which has been said of our coaches, then they had better be prepared for early departures.
| SEC Rant|| re: Ohio St and Auburn both lose, does bama sneak in? - TigerfFaithful on 12/1/13 at 6:11 pm|
Under the OP's hypo, as SEC champ, Mizzou would get in BCSNC game against FSU. However, if OSU and FSU were both to lose, then it sets up an interesting possibility with Bama being in the mix. If you look at the current poll and votes, it appears Oklahoma State is the only other one loss team that...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Defensive Tackles for Next Year - TigerfFaithful on 12/1/13 at 6:02 pm|
[quote]Neither Bain or Gilmore will see significant time barring injuries. They are recruiting misses.[/quote]
I hope this is not accurate. Considering how ineffective our DTs were this season, the fact that neither Bain nor Gilmore were able to break into the rotation is definitely cause for co...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Defensive Tackles for Next Year - TigerfFaithful on 12/1/13 at 5:48 pm|
[quote]Well hopefully LSU can land Gerald Willis and Valentine.[/quote]
Looking at next season's possible DT rotation (without Ego and AJ), not only do we need Willis and Valetine, but we need one of them to be an immediate contributor. It all starts up front. We got blown off the LOS by most go...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Defensive Tackles for Next Year - TigerfFaithful on 12/1/13 at 5:22 pm|
If both AJ and Ego go, we will be ridiculously young and thin at DT next season.
Not counting any incoming freshmen, this will be our rotation:
Bain (RSFR) - no PT
LaCouture (SO) - backup/limited PT
Thomas (RSJR) - backup/limited PT
Johnson (RSJR) - almost no PT
Gilmore (RSFR) - no PT
| LSU Recruiting Board|| re: LSU has an in home visit w/Hootie Jones Sunday night - TigerfFaithful on 12/1/13 at 5:09 pm|
[quote]The Gumps are in decline and their coach may be burning out. Just a gut feel on the burning out. He has ran at a high speed for quite sometime and the expectations are now unrealistic over there. BTW they are dogging the hell out of him right now. [/quote]
There is truth to this, at least...
| LSU Recruiting Board|| re: LSU has an in home visit w/Hootie Jones Sunday night - TigerfFaithful on 12/1/13 at 5:00 pm|
[quote]he is a better recruiter than coach.[/quote]
Well, if you are going to separate recruiting from coaching, then so is Saban. Does it come as a surprise that most of the good "coaches" are also the best recruiters?
| Tiger Rant|| re: Jennings to Dural - Locked In - TigerfFaithful on 11/29/13 at 10:43 pm|
I actually think Landry might have been primary. If not, AJ clearly checked down to Landry who was not open. I think there is another replay that shows it. The CB bit so bad that Dural was open by at least 10 yards. There was no safety help at all. It was a total breakdown in coverage. It remi...
| Score Board|| re: And that's why you take points. - TigerfFaithful on 11/29/13 at 4:55 pm|
Easy to say in hindsight. I believe many coaches would have gone for it on 4th under similar circumstances. The problem was not the decision; it was the execution of the play. The better team should be able to get 2 yards at home....
| Score Board|| re: AJ pancaked again.... - TigerfFaithful on 11/29/13 at 4:06 pm|
It looks like he knows this is his last game. He has packed it in. He is a non-factor. Shows no effort....
| Tiger Rant|| re: LSU Tigers 31 | 27 Arkansas - FINAL - Tigers Win! - TigerfFaithful on 11/29/13 at 3:58 pm|
AJ = NFL bound :lol:...
| Score Board|| re: Amazing that so many players on this team may leave early. - TigerfFaithful on 11/29/13 at 3:52 pm|
Jeremy Hill, Odell, Jarvis are the only guys who should go early. La'ell is on the fence. All on defense should stay. My best guess is these guys just hope to latch on to a team and get paid rather than staying in school and playing at LSU for another year....
| Score Board|| re: Were any juniors a part of senior day activities? - TigerfFaithful on 11/29/13 at 2:01 pm|
Neither of them should be going to the NFL. They get blown off the line by college OL. We just can't get any continuity. Looks like the DL will be rebuilding again next year. ...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Ego and Johnson, what's the percentage they return next year? - TigerfFaithful on 11/27/13 at 6:20 pm|
Freak and Ego should both stay. Neither are ready for the NFL. However, both of them will grade high because of size, altheticism and potential. Lately, we have had a difficult time getting key guys to stick around for the final year. For these reasons, I believe they both declare. This does no...
| Tiger Rant|| re: 1 fact that proves miles is not a great coach. - TigerfFaithful on 11/11/13 at 1:18 pm|
[quote]game-planning and game-day coaching, he's just not there and never will be[/quote]
This is way off. Miles and his staff are as good as anyone. Alabama has better players. If you can't see that, then I don't know what to tell you. Saban is getting top notch talent from any region in the...
| Tiger Rant|| re: 1 fact that proves miles is not a great coach. - TigerfFaithful on 11/11/13 at 12:30 pm|
I am not disputing the Saban is the best. Re-read my post. Miles is not Saban and never will be, and neither is any other coach in the country.
As I said above, unless someone can stop the flood of talent pouring into Tuscaloosa, Alabama will remain at the top.
| Tiger Rant|| re: Tackling technique - Bama's vs LSU's... - TigerfFaithful on 11/11/13 at 12:28 pm|
[quote]Bama has better players on defense than LSU does.
It's not that complicated.[/quote]
This is it. Stop trying to over-analyze. They are better, more talented, etc. It shows in the second half of games.
| Tiger Rant|| re: 1 fact that proves miles is not a great coach. - TigerfFaithful on 11/11/13 at 12:22 pm|
Unless someone can stop the flood of talent pouring into Tuscaloosa, Alabama will remain at the top.
You are trying to compare Miles with Saban. There is no coach in the country comparable to Saban right now. Saban's recruiting ability, proven track record and resources available to him at Bama...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Chances that Freak comes back for one more. - TigerfFaithful on 10/30/13 at 10:54 am|
[quote]I'll take that bet[/quote]
Game on. If it does not happen, I will get you tickets to the opener against Sam Houston St. next season.
| Tiger Rant|| re: Chances that Freak comes back for one more. - TigerfFaithful on 10/29/13 at 8:51 pm|
I agree that they can improve their draft stock by staying, but more than likely they will declare. Bottom line is these guys are looking to get paid for playing football as soon as possible. Getting a college degree or staying in school for an extra year is secondary. Being a first day pick means l...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Chances that Freak comes back for one more. - TigerfFaithful on 10/29/13 at 4:42 pm|
AJ will declare for the draft. Barring injury, he will be drafted in the late first to mid-second round. Before the season, he was projected to be a sure first rounder. His play this year caused his stock to drop, but it will not be enough for him to stay for his senior season. He will probably ...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Key to Bama Game--Pressure on McCarron - TigerfFaithful on 10/28/13 at 2:42 pm|
If the key to beating Bama is getting pressure on McCarron, then we are in trouble. Our front four has been unable to put pressure on QBs the entire season. Alabama has only given up seven sacks for 43 yards. Bama's offense is geared towards counteracting pas rush and blitzing with short to inte...
| Tiger Rant|| re: What are our matchup advantages vs Alabama? - TigerfFaithful on 10/28/13 at 1:36 pm|
One of the major keys to beating Bama is not having 3 and outs on offense. Saban's defensive philosophy is to put a lot of pressure on the first series and flip it over to get the opposing defense back on the field after 3 plays. Unless our offense creates first downs, our defense will wear down qui...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Miles, Richt, Brown, Muschamp and Stoops - TigerfFaithful on 10/27/13 at 1:48 pm|
What separates Saban from others is his recruiting ability not coaching ability. Any of those coaches with the same or better talent would consistently beat Saban, and that includes Miles. We don't live in a hypothetical world. Recruiting is a huge part of being a head coach. ...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Miles, Richt, Brown, Muschamp and Stoops - TigerfFaithful on 10/27/13 at 1:41 pm|
Except for Saban, I would not trade Miles for any of them, including Meyer and Kelly. Meyer was not crap without Tebow. He got his arse handed to him by Saban much worse than Miles has, IMO. What did Kelly do? Sure, he dominated the PAC 10 for a few years while cheating and lost in the BCS CG once. G...
| Tiger Rant|| re: The Alabama game holds critical PROGRAM implications for LSU - TigerfFaithful on 10/27/13 at 12:32 pm|
Doom and gloom is an exaggeration. If LSU plays a nearly perfect game, we can beat Bama. No one has been able to knock Bama off its perch. A few have come close but until it happens their arrogance and entitlement will persevere. It sucks that Bama got a free pass in '11. But now LSU has to end Bama...
| Tiger Rant|| re: where would you rank this team talent wise? - TigerfFaithful on 10/23/13 at 9:15 pm|
On offense, up there with the best of them.
On defense, one of the least talented....
| Tiger Rant|| re: LSU DB Jeryl Brazil arrested, accused of grabbing woman by neck - TigerfFaithful on 10/23/13 at 3:47 pm|
Let it play out. He will probably just be suspended. The charges do not appear to be too serious....
| Tiger Rant|| re: We were overrated, lets face the music - TigerfFaithful on 10/22/13 at 5:55 pm|
[quote]An over rated LSU with a Sr. QB and NFL caliber OC, no matter how bad the defense, should NEVER lose to the OM squad that took the field Sat. [/quote]
Problem with this is the SR QB killed three drives, possibly scoring drives, in the first half due to very bad passes which he should have...