| SEC Rant|| re: To beat Alabama under Nick Saban, you need an All-American QB, - Thorny on 10/29/14 at 6:43 pm|
[quote]2011 had nothing to do with QB. LSU had the second best defense of the BCS era after 2011 Bama, so JJ didn't have to be great. [/quote]
I will always believe that the LSU 2011 defense was the better one that year, because they did two things Bama's didn't:
1. Face a top-40 offense (Oreg...
| Tiger Rant|| re: So are we rooting for OM this weekend? - Thorny on 10/28/14 at 8:22 pm|
[quote]Where does Miss. State get their 2+ losses? Ole Miss and Bama plus what?[/quote]
If Ole Miss and Bama are part of the tie, we only need them to lose two. Without them, we would need Arkansas to knock them off as well.
| Tiger Rant|| re: Approximation of BCS standings - Thorny on 10/28/14 at 4:19 pm|
[quote]The reason that matters is because smart people will want to see how the new rankings compare to what the BCS would have said in order to form a well educated opinion on whether or not the new system is in fact better or just different.[/quote]
That's true. However, the measuring stick use...
| SEC Rant|| re: The SEC Should Only Send One Team to the Playoff: The Champion - Thorny on 10/28/14 at 2:48 pm|
[quote]Let me throw this in. People want to hate on Bama just because. Bama has been one game away from going to every BCS championship game 6 of the last 7
Years. So yes. Bama w/Saban should be looked at differently. At least when you are comparing teams with similar records. At least until their...
| SEC Rant|| re: The SEC Should Only Send One Team to the Playoff: The Champion - Thorny on 10/28/14 at 2:33 pm|
[quote]Actually, nearly every collegiate sport can end up that way. Basketball, Gymnastics, Softball, Baseball etc - all of these have had teams win the national championship without winning their conference championships. UCONN, for example, won the title in basketball last year but failed to win t...
| SEC Rant|| re: The SEC Should Only Send One Team to the Playoff: The Champion - Thorny on 10/28/14 at 11:42 am|
[quote]I dont want any 3 loss team guaranteed a spot. They are not one of the top 4 teams if they have 3 losses IMo [/quote]
That thinking sure wasn't anywhere near the Bama fans who kept talking up the "Giants got a rematch of the Patriots" meme before...
| SEC Rant|| re: The SEC Should Only Send One Team to the Playoff: The Champion - Thorny on 10/28/14 at 11:24 am|
I think it should be conference champions only, until it gets to at least 8 teams.
You know who goes to the Super Bowl? The NFC [u]Champion[/u] and the AFC [u]Champion[/u].
You know who goes to the World Series? The NL [u]Champion[/u] and the AL [u]Champion[/u].
You know who goes to the NB...
| Tiger Rant|| re: This guy puts the icing on the Bama hate - Thorny on 10/28/14 at 10:56 am|
[quote]Why would people ever hate an opposing S&C coach? I just don't get it.[/quote]
If you were in BDS last year you would get it. He's the very annoying face of all of their "get fired up" Jumbotron videos. It got annoying real quick.
| Tiger Rant|| re: The LSU Tigers’ Inventive Running Game - Thorny on 10/28/14 at 9:50 am|
You can't look at any particular play without the context of the entire offense.
To develop a good rushing attack, like we have, a team has to make the defense defend multiple lanes and looks. If we were only to toss when we went outside, then the linebackers would be able to sneak outside as so...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Midfield Eye of the tiger. - Thorny on 10/27/14 at 4:09 pm|
The eye was the standard setup during the Arnsparger, Hallman (except for 1993, when the centennial logo was used) Saban and Miles years. Under Arnsparger, the logo was off center, so that the eye was between the left 45 and the 50.
Under Archer, there was a Louisana state outline, so that they ...
| Tiger Rant|| re: SI.com story on Dale Brown & Arvydas Sabonis - Thorny on 10/24/14 at 9:25 am|
[quote]. . . Brown did not want this exchange to happen quietly.[/quote]
Pretty much sums up Brown's entire personality.
I was in college when this was happening. Not all of the behind the scenes stuff was revealed at the time, but Brown made no secret of the fact he was after Sabonis. Oh, wha...
| Tiger Rant|| re: LSU wins out - could be in a 5 way tie between 2 loss teams with no tiebreaker - Thorny on 10/24/14 at 8:59 am|
[quote]Combined record of east opponents played is the tie breaker[/quote]
Exactly. And right now, it looks like Auburn would be the winner in that scenario. Here is the tie-breaker scenario as of right now under that scenario:
Auburn UGA 4-1 USC 2-3 6-4
LSU FL 2-3 KY 2-2 ...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Unreal scenerio but just imagine - Thorny on 10/22/14 at 10:31 am|
The last tie-breaker is which team beat the highest finishing team from the SECE.
As of right now, that is likely to be Georgia, so Auburn would go. Kentucky would have to beat MSU to get back in the race, breaking the scenario and Mizzou doesn't play any of the listed teams.
| Tiger Rant|| re: Historical Tiger Stadium/Team Photos. - Thorny on 10/18/14 at 8:29 am|
From my time in AFROTC in the 80s, we heard about the P-40 under the stadium as well. During that time, the USS Kidd Museum was expanding and it added a P-40. Somehow, we heard that the one on display was the one under the stadium.
Even if that is not true, it's a nice legend.
| Tiger Rant|| re: Which was your favorite regular season? 03,07,or 11 - Thorny on 10/17/14 at 3:51 pm|
03. I was visiting the College Football Hall of Fame during that season. They had the helmets of the top 25 displayed hanging from the ceiling. I took a picture of LSUs helmet at #4, since that was the highest ranking in my lifetime.
11 was great too. I wasn't nervous during any of the regular se...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Bill Clinton will be in Tiger Stadium tomorrow? - Thorny on 10/17/14 at 3:44 pm|
[quote]He gave the speech at my LSU graduation in 1989. Was just a little known governor from Arkansas at the time. [/quote]
That was a semester before I graduated. All I remember of it was that it was long and boring.
Of course, my graduation was great--no guest speaker FTW.
| Tiger Rant|| re: So Joe Alleva is no longer guaranteeing that A&M will be a Saturday Night. - Thorny on 10/17/14 at 3:37 pm|
[quote]To say that LSU dictates the "day" in this case means one day is Thanksgiving, and the other day is Saturday/Friday. [/quote]
I understand, but Friday is not Saturday. So that means LSU has either not had the ability to force games on Saturday or they have agreed to put them on Friday.
| Tiger Rant|| re: So Joe Alleva is no longer guaranteeing that A&M will be a Saturday Night. - Thorny on 10/17/14 at 2:26 pm|
[quote]Joe Alleva never had the power to guarantee a time for the game. Only the day of the game. [/quote]
Here is where the inconsistency lies.
Every year since expansion brought Arkansas into the league, LSU originally scheduled that home game for Saturday. In about 15 of the last 17 years, ...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Chris Landry free podcast state of LSU's program - Thorny on 10/11/14 at 9:49 am|
[quote] He's been a good recruiter over the years but a lot of that can be attributed to Saban starting the trend of LA players staying home. [/quote]
My God, It's been TEN BLEEPING YEARS!!!! Les just brought in the #2 class, most of which is playing from the first game of their careers! Recruiti...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Something I took away from the ESPN Gurley article - Thorny on 10/10/14 at 9:27 am|
[quote]At the worst they could follow the Manziel precedent for 1/2 game suspension against a non-conference opponent and defer that until next season when he is gone and it will not hurt him. [/quote]
Or, they could do the Bama thing and ignore it completely.