| New Orleans Saints Talk|| re: Training Camp Day 7 Practice Updates. - Scoob on 8/1/14 at 10:28 am|
[quote]Let the Coleman Hype train begin. Nick Toon haters should be all over this
I'll be rooting for both of these guys. I'd love to combine their size, along with Jimmy's, with the speed of Stills and Cooks.[/quote]Just been catching bits and pieces, I hear Toon is having a great camp. How's Co...
| SEC Rant|| re: Top Ten SEC coaches of all time - Scoob on 7/31/14 at 6:07 pm|
[quote]unlike the Bear, Neyland or Spurrier neither Meyer or Saban fundamentally altered the course of a program
The frick are you talking about? Saban didn't fundamentally alter the course of LSU or Bama?[/quote]Um, no, he didn't.
These were already established, historically good programs, wh...
| SEC Rant|| re: Why Do Tenn Fans Hate Dooley So Much? - Scoob on 7/31/14 at 5:32 pm|
Didn't know the depth of Dooley's antics, but he did seem like an ass. Like someone else said, he was a Saban protege, and he acted like Saban... but didn't win like him.
I still remember the way he acted like a jackass during the 2010 LSU game. Sure, LSU was bumbling around trying to lose, but th...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| re: Should We: OT Chris Faulk Waived - Scoob on 7/31/14 at 3:57 pm|
I say bring him in for a tryout
[quote]Because LSU?[/quote]No, because before the injury he was being projected as a starting left tackle in the NFL. If his leg isn't ruined he'd be a good project to groom for RT (replace Streif down the road), maybe more. ...
| Tiger Rant|| re: How is former LSU QB Zach Lee doing? - Scoob on 7/29/14 at 10:23 pm|
[quote]I think if he is in shape (which he should be) and has the chest and the skills, that he should give it a shot (hopefully with LSU).
Brandon Weeden[/quote]Or Matt Mauck 2.0...
| SEC Rant|| re: Who will be at the current position longest: Mullen, Freeze, or Muschamp? - Scoob on 7/20/14 at 4:51 pm|
Mullen. As long as he stays at or above .500 he's safe.
I figure Freeze has 2 or so years left, based on Ole Miss history: he'll either flop and get canned, or do well and get hired by someone willing to pay more.
Muschamp's on the hot seat, IMO. He needs to win (or at least challenge) for the E...
| SEC Rant|| re: Could Saban recruit, and win championships, anywhere in the SEC? - Scoob on 7/20/14 at 4:42 pm|
[quote]You are entitled to disagree but, even after your essay[/quote]fair enough. It was a long-ass post :lol:
To the original question: no. Saban would not reach championship levels at Kentucky, Vandy, or Miss St (might get close there). Ole Miss is an interesting question, seems like they can...
| SEC Rant|| re: How Do LSU Fans Feel About Depth At QB - Scoob on 7/20/14 at 2:03 pm|
[quote]Jared Foster was a beast at QB in 5A High School football in Louisiana
I've seen his arm and it's legit. That's all I know though.
[/quote]Didn't know this, although as an outfielder you'd expect him to have a decent arm. Seems like some good athleticism, too.
I know he can't stay lo...
| SEC Rant|| re: Could Saban recruit, and win championships, anywhere in the SEC? - Scoob on 7/20/14 at 12:47 pm|
[quote]No...I'm comparing their circumstances at the time of their arrival to their respective programs.
While Alabama and LSU had enjoyed past success before Saban arrived, their immediate situations were not entirely dissimilar to what Spurrier found when he first arrived at South Carolina and...
| SEC Rant|| re: Could Saban recruit, and win championships, anywhere in the SEC? - Scoob on 7/20/14 at 12:49 am|
[quote]I doubt he'd have had the success Spurrier has had, for example, in transforming Florida and South Carolina from meh to what they are now.
Kind of like what he did to both LSU and Alabama?
[/quote]Wow. You're seriously comparing LSU- a program with a prior national title, hanging in th...
| SEC Rant|| re: Could Saban recruit, and win championships, anywhere in the SEC? - Scoob on 7/19/14 at 2:02 pm|
To TexasAg13 and CSbandit82, in reference to my prior post[quote]No. He's the type that maximizes potential, but doesn't build that potential from the ground up...
I doubt he'd have had the success Spurrier has had, for example, in transforming Florida and South Carolina from meh to what they are ...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Les Miles, how great is he... The Best LSU has ever had - Scoob on 7/18/14 at 3:47 pm|
Saban at Bama is better than Miles at LSU. Saban while at LSU was another story.
Being outcoached is a criticism of Miles, but people tend to forget some of Saban's miscues. Take the Virginia Tech game in 2002; Beamer played Saban with that. Our opener and on the road, vs a good team that went a...
| Political Talk|| re: New gun control laws in NJ are working!! - Scoob on 7/18/14 at 8:55 am|
What a mess. Hate to sound judgmental or anti-gun (I own some myself), but it does sound pretty sketchy. This "birthday party" sounds like a major event, not very spontaneous (leaving the state et al), and so you figure she already was making these plans when she bought the gun... wouldn't you have ...
| SEC Rant|| re: Could Saban recruit, and win championships, anywhere in the SEC? - Scoob on 7/15/14 at 7:07 pm|
No. He's the type that maximizes potential, but doesn't build that potential from the ground up...
I doubt he'd have had the success Spurrier has had, for example, in transforming Florida and South Carolina from meh to what they are now.
| Outdoor Board|| re: Has anybody ever been "delayed" in trying to purchase a gun? - Scoob on 7/11/14 at 6:31 pm|
I've been delayed a couple of times; the first time it really made me feel pretty bad (like I'd done something wrong). Seriously.
I talked with the guy at my local gun shop, and he and I figured out what it might be...
I once worked in a field where I had to be fingerprinted in an extensive back...
| Outdoor Board|| re: The Army wants a harder-hitting pistol - Scoob on 7/7/14 at 10:28 pm|
How about the CZ platform? Get a CZ-85 or SP-01, and you have about the ideal military weapon.
DA/SA, all-steel frame (Sig and Beretta are aluminum, the others polymer); will take the beating from .40 or .45 a lot better over time. External safety and slide release are similar to 1911, and you c...
| Tiger Rant|| re: 1982 season - One of the magical seasons in LSU history. - Scoob on 7/7/14 at 11:06 am|
[quote]My question is: How in the hell did we go from an Orange Bowl team in 82 to a 4-7 team in 83 (0-6 in conference)?
Born in 82 ftr, remember none of this. [/quote]LSU football used to be very Jeckyll and Hyde. We weren't considered "premier", nobody in the SEC other than Alabama was then. W...
| Tiger Rant|| re: 1982 season - One of the magical seasons in LSU history. - Scoob on 7/6/14 at 3:16 pm|
[quote]Sorry, any season that ends with a loss to Tulane should never be categorized as "magical."[/quote]It was to me, and most other fans who remember it. Absolutely brilliant season, totally unexpected.
Probably still the best defensive line to come through LSU (and maybe the SEC).
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| re: Pick 1 former Saints player in prime that you'd pick to play on the '14 roster. - Scoob on 7/1/14 at 1:49 pm|
[quote]Rickey Jackson[/quote]a great, HOF level player, but not really a huge need right now. Same thing regarding Pat Swilling; somebody laughed about his even being mentioned, but he did get 18 sacks one season. If you could add a guy who did that last season, most people would be ecstatic.
| Tiger Rant|| re: Sonic Sam Montgomery Arrested for speeding 89 in a 55 - Scoob on 6/26/14 at 10:03 pm|
[quote]possibly young, stupid and indestructible, but my '69 Mach I surely enjoyed driving fast [/quote]always loved that Stang. Engine question: 351? if so, Windsor or Cleveland?
My older brother had a candy-apple red 69 Mach 1 with a 351 Windsor. Was a beast, think he ran a 12.9 or so over at t...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Sonic Sam Montgomery Arrested for speeding 89 in a 55 - Scoob on 6/26/14 at 11:30 am|
I'm sure we've all sped; I know I've done WAY over 89 in my lifetime :lol:
I think the troubling point is just the combination of things. For everybody defending him and bashing the Texans- they cut a fairly high draft pick before the regular season, and he hasn't been able to stick anywhere sin...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Fastest LSU football players ever - Scoob on 6/25/14 at 9:29 pm|
We've seen a bunch of fast guys here. Most were "football fast" (Devery, Carlos Carson, etc), but Trindon and Xavier were just stupid-fast compared to the other guys on the field. I remember the one bomb Xavier caught from Flynn in mop-up time, it was just a joke to watch. He was about 20 yds past t...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Fastest LSU football players ever - Scoob on 6/25/14 at 9:19 pm|
[quote]fastest white guy after billy cannon?
Todd Kinchen[/quote]not hardly. Sammy Martin would easily have beaten him. ...
| SEC Rant|| re: Your favorite game of the last 10 years. One with your team. One without. - Scoob on 6/23/14 at 7:20 pm|
2011 LSU-Bama (9-6 OT game)
Non-LSU game: 2006 BCS game between Fla and An Ohio State. It was great to see the media-favorite Buckeyes get wiped out. Bama's pasting of Notre Dame was fun too, but it was expected; Florida was supposed to be the sacrificial lamb....
| SEC Rant|| re: Most beloved player for each SEC school - Scoob on 6/23/14 at 6:59 pm|
[quote]What do you mean by "beloved"? Like maybe not a great player but like a Rudy type character?[/quote]I guess if you have to ask, you don't have one.
My take is it's the guy you hold in special regard. Can be great, but doesn't have to be; usually is going to be linked to a magical moment, gam...
| SEC Rant|| re: Most beloved player for each SEC school - Scoob on 6/23/14 at 6:40 pm|
[quote]ours might be:
[/quote]While I try to hate A&M, I always rooted for Bucky (he was from BR and we went to opposing high schools at the same time. Good to see a local kid do well).
Respected Dat Nguyen, too. ...
| SEC Rant|| re: Most beloved player for each SEC school - Scoob on 6/23/14 at 6:35 pm|
[quote]LSU - Billy Cannon, Kevin Faulk, Bert Jones, and I've always heard Tiger fans hold Dalton Hilliard and Tommy Hodson in high regard [/quote]I'm in my 40's; and you're right about Hilliard and Hodson. I'd put them at the top for my generation, to be honest.
| Off-Topic Board|| re: Best HS football team you've ever seen? - Scoob on 6/22/14 at 10:41 pm|
I remember seeing Evangel in the 90's live once (and on TV a couple times, including beating John Curtis in the Dome). Just an awesome program, they'd likely have finished in bowl contention if they played in the SEC. ...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| re: Random rookie free agent question - Scoob on 6/21/14 at 10:48 pm|
[quote]Apparently Armstrong needs new pants.
Can we get rookie free agent Matthew Armstrong some new football pants?
Armstrong’s practice attire — or lack of it — has interrupted the Saints’ normal color-coordinated look. Armstrong is the lone Saints player that practices in the gold...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| re: Saints IR promising rookies - Scoob on 6/21/14 at 9:11 pm|
that's kind of iffy, really. All these guys have various sprains, contusions and pulled muscles (even the "healthy" players). It's hard to quantify how bad they are.
It doesn't have to be bad. I don't think there is anything wrong with putting a guy on IR who is expected to only...