| Tiger Rant|| re: Do we have any updates on the Rickey Jefferson situation? - TigerfFaithful on 5/17/13 at 3:22 pm|
There is a pre-trial hearing on 5/29. Except for that, only those close to the situation know what's up....
| Tiger Rant|| re: Where did this idea that the defense is inexperienced come from? - TigerfFaithful on 4/17/13 at 9:24 pm|
[quote]the depth behind these guys have literally no experience. [/quote]
The exodus of players will be felt this season, particularly on defense. After the starters, there will be little experienced depth on defense....
| Tiger Rant|| re: Chris Faulk combine - TigerfFaithful on 2/27/13 at 5:01 pm|
He can get hurt whether or not he goes to NFL. He could make NFL minimum and get hurt and be done for good. He may not even make a team or he could be one and done. He should have come back to LSU and increased his draft stock. It is not smart for most players to declare unless they are in the f...
| LSU Recruiting Board|| re: freshman qb's - TigerfFaithful on 2/18/13 at 10:00 pm|
If Jennings or Rettig burns a redshirt, LSU will be in trouble. It means Mett gets hurts and Rivers either gets hurt or gets beat out by a true freshmen. ...
| LSU Recruiting Board|| re: Herron visits Texas - flip/flop/fli... "Not Unusual.." and more - TigerfFaithful on 2/4/13 at 5:53 am|
I like the optimism but something is definitely not right. It seems all we know is that Herron went to Texas this past weekend, he enjoyed his visit, he called a press conference, RN made an official visit to LSU, and "sources" are saying Herron has flipped to Texas. Man, I hope not. The second year...
| Tiger Rant|| re: With the addition of Dural and Leslie... - TigerfFaithful on 1/31/13 at 7:45 pm|
Does anyone know how Dural's recovery/rehab is coming along? I recall it was a torn miniscus that was worse than initially thought. I hope he comes back strong....
| LSU Recruiting Board|| re: Trey Quinn 2014 (junior highlights) - TigerfFaithful on 1/25/13 at 7:20 pm|
These highlights are phenomenal. Trey has it all, speed, hands, elusiveness, toughness, vision, yards after catch, route running, you name it. He is a complete receiver. I sure hope he comes to LSU....
| Tiger Rant|| re: N.F.L.S.U part 2 - TigerfFaithful on 1/21/13 at 2:54 pm|
[quote]The guys stepping in are more than capable of producing in the same way the guys before them did. It's college football. Happens every.single.year.[/quote]
Losing 11 guys is a record. It does not happen every single year. The backups are capable but not the same. Expect some growing pai...
| Tiger Rant|| re: N.F.L.S.U part 2 - TigerfFaithful on 1/21/13 at 2:52 pm|
[quote]My concern has never been that we send a lot of juniors into the draft. It's that we aren't winning more championships before they go.[/quote]
Losing your best players does not help win championships. LSU would have had all the pieces together with Mett as a senior to make a championship ...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Mandel Writes That LSU Amongst Those "Hardest Hit" By Underclassmen Declarations - TigerfFaithful on 1/19/13 at 12:57 am|
[quote]Howie Mandel turn sports writer? All these guys except for Faulk were ready to go, they have been at LSU long enough! But this is what the big time programs do, just reload, they will be missed, but they will be replaced by future pros, that is what this business is all about.[/quote]
| Tiger Rant|| re: CBS Sports Preseason Top 25. (LSU ranked 17) - TigerfFaithful on 1/16/13 at 9:28 pm|
Looks right to me. We lose a ton of players and have one of the most difficult schedules in the country. I see a 3 or 4 loss season. ...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Juniors leaving early sells top recruits to go to LSU - it is a huge positive - TigerfFaithful on 1/10/13 at 10:34 pm|
Keep telling yourself this. There is nothing good about the exodus from the program that just happened....
| Tiger Rant|| re: Expectations need to be realistic for 2013... - TigerfFaithful on 1/9/13 at 9:05 pm|
[quote]I was posiitive a few days ago but i've reconsidered and there is no way I can expect any better than a 10 win season this year & that includes the bowl game. No team can absorb the losses LSU has taken with all these NFL defections and expect to contend for a SEC or NC. This is based on the ...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Leaving Early / Miles - Player Relationship - TigerfFaithful on 1/9/13 at 4:00 am|
[quote]Fluker, Milner, and Lacy are leaving Alabama
Jockel and Moore are leaving Texas A&M[/quote]
I count 3 from Alabama and 2 from A&M. We currently have 9. If Faulk leaves early, we will have twice as many as both of them combined. ...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Bama loses more starters than LSU this year - TigerfFaithful on 1/8/13 at 5:56 pm|
Much of it has to do with leadership and continuity. Bama kept all of its "starters" they are losing until their senior seasons, while several, if not all of them, could have left last year for the NFL. It gave the underclassmen one more full season of development, maturity and experience.
| Tiger Rant|| re: Why are so many people thinking we will be elite next year? - TigerfFaithful on 1/4/13 at 8:19 pm|
We will be good but not elite. We will be in rebuilding mode with all the underclassmen leaving early, especially the defense. We will have a very young team and no proven leadership. ...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Richard Murphy getting the start for the Jaguars today. - TigerfFaithful on 12/30/12 at 11:15 am|
What??? He was a big contributor before he blew out his knee for the second time of the beginning of the season when he was a junior. In addition, he was in a very talented backfield. Did you expect him to get 20-25 carries per game?...
| Tiger Rant|| re: LSU Only Effectively Returned 8 of 22 Starters From 1/9/12 - TigerfFaithful on 12/11/12 at 4:36 am|
[quote]I am not trying to say "wait till next year," but the team should be MUCH better next year without doubt. They will be more experienced to be sure. [/quote]
Good original post. Among NFL early departures, suspensions and injuries, the attrition this season was insane. I disagree with the a...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Minter>Teo - TigerfFaithful on 12/7/12 at 10:10 am|
[quote]Front four was better. They led more games forcing teams to pass more. [/quote]
Makes sense. And, it sounds like he was a ball hawk and benefitted from a few tipped balls. ...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Minter>Teo - TigerfFaithful on 12/7/12 at 9:36 am|
Consider Teo's Junior stats compared to Minter's Junior stats:
[b]Teo's Junior Stats[/b]
13.5 Tackles for loss
13.5 Tackles for Loss
1 Interception [/quote]
It is an interesting stat that Teo did not...
| LSU Recruiting Board|| re: My breakdown, with expectations from our current class, plus projected finish - TigerfFaithful on 12/4/12 at 11:54 am|
I guess you are treating Fanaika (OL) and Avery (WR) as part of last year's class.
I sure hope Cutrer is part of this class. With the talk of Reid likely declaring and Loston gone next year, we could use him.
I have not seen much discussion about KJ. I believe he plays 1A on...
| LSU Recruiting Board|| re: Rashard Robinson 2013 commit highlights enjoy! - TigerfFaithful on 11/24/12 at 5:37 pm|
It would be great to see Rashad, Cutrer, Jefferson and White playing in the same secondary. The speed and range would be phenomenal. I hope Cutrer makes it to LSU....
| Tiger Rant|| re: Early departures - Minter too? - TigerfFaithful on 11/21/12 at 3:03 pm|
In my opinion, the early departures will be the difference between a championship team and a damn good football team next season. If Reid, Minter, Logan, Simon, Sam and Mingo [b][i]all[/i] [/b] bolt for the League, it would be a huge blow to the defense....
| Tiger Rant|| re: NEXT YEAR'S DEFENSE....... - TigerfFaithful on 11/20/12 at 12:12 pm|
As you suggested, I believe much depends on the underclassmen we lose to the NFL draft (or other reasons). We could have very good depth or attrition and/or two or three injuries could lead to being thin at certain positions....
| LSU Recruiting Board|| re: DL recruiting question - TigerfFaithful on 11/6/12 at 11:21 am|
The reasons for lack of depth in the middle next season are circumstances involving the 2009 and 2010 classes:
Brockers - great player, but declared for NFL as a RS soph
Downs - graduating; arguably should have redshirted as a true freshman
Davenport - moved to OL
Logan - great pl...
| LSU Recruiting Board|| re: Does Fehoko Fanaika make it in this class? - TigerfFaithful on 11/5/12 at 4:40 pm|
Coming from JUCO, I do not believe he will be at LSU. The plan was for him to participate in camp and redshirt him this season, giving him two seasons of eligibility beginning in 2013. But, I have not read anything about his whereabouts this season.
This is off topic, but Tahj, Welter and Washi...
| Tiger Rant|| re: The Formula for LSU beating Bama - TigerfFaithful on 10/24/12 at 11:37 am|
[quote]Win the turnover battle
Control the clock. [/quote]
^^^ Control the clock is another way of saying Sustain Drives. Three and outs will kill us against Bama.
The only other thing I would add is Stop the Run. Force McCarron to beat us with his arm....
| Tiger Rant|| re: Why does Mett not run for some yardage when flushed from pocket - TigerfFaithful on 10/22/12 at 10:28 pm|
[quote]Not only that, I saw that jacked up slide he tried to pull earlier in the year, he almost broke something getting down.[/quote]
I wish I could find a vid. It looked like he was going to break a leg. I was like WTF was that....
| Tiger Rant|| re: Ware will have to pull a Ridley after the season. - TigerfFaithful on 10/14/12 at 11:43 am|
Ware, Ford and Blue will be draft eligible. IMO none of them would be drafted in the first three rounds.
This is how I see it, at this time:
Ware - 6th to later rounds
Ford - UFA
Blue - UFA
I believe that in each of the last two years a record number of underclassmen declared for the NFL dr...
| Tiger Rant|| re: After spending a little time at the ULL campus... - TigerfFaithful on 10/9/12 at 11:35 am|
I believe most people in Lafayette support LSU and pull for the Tigers. For some reason, the ULL supporters can't stand it. In fact, I know people who have lived in Lafayette for years and have never been to a USL/ULL football game. Over the last several years, ULL has had an anemic fan base and ...