| Tiger Rant|| re: Espn: Sizing up the SEC resumes - Thorny on 12/17/13 at 4:31 pm|
[quote]"gives the good teams that just missed out on a conference championship an opportunity to go on a run"
Why is that so important for teams that didn't win their conference?
So you blew it during the season, but we'll give you a chance to 'go on a run' just 'cause?
That's going to...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Espn: Sizing up the SEC resumes - Thorny on 12/17/13 at 2:25 pm|
[quote]The current BCS formula is still king IMHO. It removes all observer bias that will be the norm for the committee deciding the teams in the new format. [/quote]
You do realize that opinion polls are 66% of the BCS calculation, don't you? Only 33% of the BCS is free of observer bias (though...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Espn: Sizing up the SEC resumes - Thorny on 12/16/13 at 4:47 pm|
[quote]No. $ drives everything in college football, the 'narrative' exists to gin up interest in what would provide the most $. After a few years of having a 4 team playoff consisting of teams entirely from the old confederacy, national interest in the playoff would die off. In order to maximize ...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Espn: Sizing up the SEC resumes - Thorny on 12/16/13 at 2:08 pm|
The "narrative" drives everything in college football, and the "narrative" would insist on including Alabama.
The main achievement of the BCS was to get conference champions who would be otherwise committed to different bowls to be able to play each other. The inclusion of the Rose Bowl and thei...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Why Not Fly Solo? - Thorny on 12/11/13 at 11:59 am|
Because going Independent is not a viable business plan for a university.
My brother is very connected to the Navy athletic department. They are going through this exact problem right now. Because they are an Independent, they don't have a set schedule beyond their yearly games against Army, Ai...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Miles' dream running offense - Thorny on 12/8/13 at 12:34 pm|
Gimmicks isn't exactly the right word.
Every option offense relies on the offensive line correctly making the series of blocks they need to make. They don't have to hold blocks that long, because what is important is to make the defense hesitate. Often, they leave the defensive end unblocked, s...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Are the majority of Boy Scouts socially awkward weirdos? - Thorny on 12/5/13 at 9:52 am|
While I was never in Scouts myself, I have found Scouts to be very valuable for my sons.
As a Scoutmaster, I have seen so many boys overcome so many mental roadblocks presented by the program that these particular boys would have never experienced otherwise. Are some of them socially awkward? S...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Somebody in the LSU admin did a great job before last Friday - Thorny on 12/5/13 at 9:08 am|
I noticed that at the time. Odd.
Perhaps, due to the holiday, fewer student tickets were available for that game. We would have never noticed before, since in 2007 & 2011 we were sitting at #1 and the stadium was completely full. But clearly when the students didn't show up for this one, the g...
| Tiger Rant|| re: So, Landry's greatest catch as a Tiger..... - Thorny on 12/4/13 at 7:33 am|
The catch on Mett's last pass would have been one of the top 5 Tiger catches of all time if the defender hadn't been there, considering how he went horizontal to get it.
The defender had both hands on it while Landry ripped it out with one hand.
While Landry went over the top of the defend...
| Tiger Rant|| re: How Did Auburn Get It Done vs Bama and We Didn't? - Thorny on 12/3/13 at 4:21 pm|
[quote]ON a side note. Did anyone else get the feeling, when Auburn was driving the ball with under 2 minutes left - all running plays - and they were confident and collected and knew exactly when they were going to call timeouts and what not, that we would never ever have that feeling under Miles? ...
| Tiger Rant|| re: How Did Auburn Get It Done vs Bama and We Didn't? - Thorny on 12/3/13 at 2:22 pm|
I also think that the last two games against Bama hurt us a lot mentally.
Four times before the middle of the third quarter, we had to overcome the "here we go again" syndrome: fumble at endzone, fumble by Mett, PI by Robinson and fake punt. After the way this team has been snakebit by Bama th...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Two years later..... here we are again! NOTE: LSU poll question? - Thorny on 12/2/13 at 4:16 pm|
Two completely different and unrelated situations.
Personally, I would start Mett and give Jennings plenty of playing time. Perhaps give Mett two series, then AJ two series, then go with who has the hot hand.
| Tiger Rant|| re: So Les Miles goes for a 57 yd field goal... - Thorny on 12/2/13 at 2:34 pm|
I agree that trying for a score is the right call, but the safety of a field goal at that distance no longer exists. With the Hail Mary, the risk is much lower, while the reward is the same. Yes, a Hail Mary is less likely to be successful, but there is no chance it gets returned.
Any coach tha...
| Tiger Rant|| re: So Les Miles goes for a 57 yd field goal... - Thorny on 12/2/13 at 2:11 pm|
The coaching "book" on field goals changed and Saban didn't notice.
The rule has always been that a place kick is treated like a punt, where the offense can't advance a miss but the defense can. If the defense touches it, it becomes a live ball. See the Leon Lett Thanksgiving gift to the Dolphi...
| Tiger Rant|| re: So Les Miles goes for a 57 yd field goal... - Thorny on 12/2/13 at 1:02 pm|
Florida did get an extra second in the 1989 game that allowed them to kick the game winning FG in Tiger Stadium. However, that was before QBs could legally spike the ball, and so the question was whether the ball crossed the sideline before time ran out. No replay in those days, just a officials c...
| Tiger Rant|| Anybody have a gif or video of kid in tiger suit playing drums? - Thorny on 11/27/13 at 11:05 pm|
I want to show it to the in-laws, but can't find it.
GEAUX TIGERS -- SMOKE THE PORK...
| Tiger Rant|| re: LSU A&M Future Games/Dates/TV Coverage - Thorny on 11/25/13 at 3:17 pm|
[quote]As of the end of the game Friday, LSU will have played [b]twelve[/b] home games vs. SEC opponents in the past three seasons, [b]four[/b] of which had night time kickoffs. [/quote]
Admittedly, 2011 skews all of this, but the point is somewhat well taken.
ESPN has a Turkey Day...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Has there been a worse game plan than Sumlin's was on Saturday? - Thorny on 11/25/13 at 1:21 pm|
I don't think A&M has been a well coached team this year at all. Their defense simply sucks, and has had no improvement through the year.
As for the offense, it looked like their year went this way: First, they found some plays that worked in the Alabama game, then they focused more and more o...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Bob Knight and Cam Cameron - Thorny on 11/25/13 at 1:10 pm|
[quote]quote: One year later Knight is given another technical during Indiana's NCAA tournament game against LSU. The coach proceeds to slam his fists down on the announcer's table in response, a move that gets the university a $10,000 fine from the NCAA and Coach Knight a reprimand.[/quote]
| Tiger Rant|| re: Delahousaye PAT - Thorny on 11/24/13 at 9:49 pm|
I saw at the Bama game that his warm-up routine included kicking FGs from a stand-still at the PAT distance. Now, in the A&M game, the ball wasn't standing up, but the warm-up routine obviously helped him when it counted.
| Tiger Rant|| re: 1908 National Championship...Why doesn't LSU officially claim this? - Thorny on 11/21/13 at 11:52 am|
I don't have any problem acknowledging that Alabama has a stronger and older winning tradition than LSU. I also don't really have a problem with Alabama claiming most of the National Titles that they do. However, I have a problem with three of them:
1941: Not SEC Champion, #20 in AP, not nation...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Idiot Auburn fans bringing up the 2006 game... - Thorny on 11/19/13 at 2:48 pm|
I would have accepted defensive holding, since that also is an automatic first down.
The point is that if contact happens before a tip, it's a penalty.
| Tiger Rant|| re: Idiot Auburn fans bringing up the 2006 game... - Thorny on 11/19/13 at 2:34 pm|
So, the NFL refs screwing up the call somehow justifies the SEC refs screwing up the call? :rolleyes:
Both were bad calls.
If contact is made on the receiver before the ball is deflected or intercepted, the proper call is pass interference, plain and simple. LSU was called for exactly the s...
| Tiger Rant|| re: A history of Tiger Stadium field designs / logos - Thorny on 11/18/13 at 4:25 pm|
Some of my recollections:
I remember watching the 83 Bama game on TV, and the eye was on the field then. Odd game: Day game, LSU in purple, Bama wearing white helmets. It may have been the first game the band wore the gold coats, but I could be mistaken.
In the film of the 1978 Ole Miss game ...
| Tiger Rant|| re: We are going to find out a lot about Les Miles next Saturday vs A&M - Thorny on 11/14/13 at 9:16 am|
I think the A&M game is hugely important for Miles' tenure, but the most important thing isn't what happens on the field, but how well the fans show up.
Clearly, the LSU fan base is divided on Miles, more so than at any point post-Bama 2010. Of course, it shows up here bigger than in reality, be...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Just Back From Tuscaloosa--Impressions: - Thorny on 11/12/13 at 8:34 pm|
[quote] know that several SEC schools mic their bands, but LSU has never done it[/quote]
Tennessee sure does. My son is in the Auburn band and was at the game Saturday. The loudspeaker for the Tennessee band was right in the ear of the Auburn drum major. Their band director (who was a drum maj...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Just Back From Tuscaloosa--Impressions: - Thorny on 11/11/13 at 5:38 pm|
[quote]No. No they don't. My son was a NMF and Alabama offered him a full ride. LSU offered him $2000 on top of TOPS. So it would have cost me several thousand more just to send him to his state flagship. [/quote]
I think it is a statewide policy in Alabama, because my son was a National M...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Sorry guys... get off Miles' ass, this ain't on him. - Thorny on 11/11/13 at 10:53 am|
[quote]Really it did??????? I must have missed the part where they put the those 6 points on the board...silly me! My unspoken point was spread em out and give it to Hill.[/quote]
But, they put Hill in motion to get the defense to not focus on the runner. And you know what? That part worked.
| Tiger Rant|| re: Can Alabama Decline a False Start? - Thorny on 11/11/13 at 10:21 am|
[quote]Speaking of that play, why did Porter snap it prematurely, crowd noise, wrong snap count??[/quote]
Mett clapped and lifted his leg, calling for the ball. Since Porter can't see that, the standard procedure for LSU in the shotgun is for the left guard, Alexander, to watch for the signal, a...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Talent gap between LSU and Alabama - Thorny on 11/10/13 at 8:51 pm|
[quote]need to start offering more of those 5 star type guys. I think that would help out.[/quote]
Yeah, I have no idea why we didn't send an offer to Landon Collins or Cam Robinson. :rolleyes: