| Tiger Rant|| re: Grade Johnny Jones' 2013-2014 season - Tom Bronco on 3/15/14 at 12:08 pm|
I'll give him a middle C for his bench coaching and season. He still gets a B for recruiting although a lot of recruits weren't as good as advertised. Of course who was doing the advertising. Mostly the guys here on the Rant. I still remember all the posts that said Odo was going to be the greatest ...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Alabama 56 VS LSU 68 FINAL TQ player of the game - Tom Bronco on 3/13/14 at 8:03 pm|
Quarterman was obviously playing to impress the home folks since he is from Georgia and he definitely did. The refs sucked as usual. JOB got beat up every time and very few calls. Moving screens on their part time and again. And that double dribble call on Hickey and several of the fouls called agai...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Alabama 56 VS LSU 68 FINAL TQ player of the game - Tom Bronco on 3/13/14 at 7:05 pm|
My ESPN3 has been flawless. No jerks, great picture, no blurring. ...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Preview: SEC Tournament - LSU vs UK - Friday 6:00pm - Tom Bronco on 3/13/14 at 6:08 pm|
Dean just predicted an Alabama victory because they match up real well with us. ...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Thank you Andre Stringer!! - Tom Bronco on 3/13/14 at 1:07 am|
Thanks Andre! I know you always gave everything you had and that's all any team could ask. Some nights they fall and others they don't but it was never for lack of trying or working your butt off in the offseason. ...
| Tiger Rant|| re: LSU player that most lived up to the hype? - Tom Bronco on 3/11/14 at 9:07 am|
Shaq didn't have much hype.
Not the way I remember it...
Shaq wasn't really hyped a lot coming in, other than Duke also recruited him (and Coach K was gonna redshirt him). He wasn't considered "all-world" or anything like that, just big and raw. Stanley Roberts was the big-name...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Did Johnny really say that? - Tom Bronco on 3/11/14 at 8:47 am|
Actually we had the exact same record (9-9) last year. So we get a great recruiting class, bring back three starters and don't improve our record. There's no way anyone can defend that and CJJ should man up and admit he dropped the ball this year.
We finished in 7th place, inste...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Did Johnny really say that? - Tom Bronco on 3/11/14 at 8:39 am|
JJ should man up and admit he dropped the ball this year.
This year is still going on and no way a coach is gonna piss on a season that isn't over yet.
Personally, I'm not eager to have our coach slam his coaching for the world to see and use against us in recruiting.
| Tiger Rant|| re: Did Johnny really say that? - Tom Bronco on 3/10/14 at 5:44 pm|
[quote]And we had our best finish in conference play since the 08-09 season. [/quote]Actually we had the exact same record (9-9) last year. So we get a great recruiting class, bring back three starters and don't improve our record. There's no way anyone can defend that and CJJ should man up and admi...
| Tiger Rant|| re: LSU player that most lived up to the hype? - Tom Bronco on 3/8/14 at 11:45 am|
[/quote]Yes, lots of hype coming in but nothing like the reality. I still remember Kenny Drost telling some guys in the old Gym Amory building before Pete's first season that he tried a lot of fancy stuff but wasn't that good, LOL!...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Men's basketball team STATE OF THE PROGRAM - going in the right direction? - Tom Bronco on 3/3/14 at 5:49 pm|
I think I was one of the few who didn't overestimate this team starting the season. But they didn't even meet my expectations. I said 11-7 in SEC and NIT bid winning at least three games in tournament.
Main problem, IMO, has been total lack of a leader on the floor. We came out flat and without ...
| Tiger Rant|| re: JOB/NBA spinoff thread - Tom Bronco on 2/25/14 at 10:09 am|
[quote]JOB has no chance in the NBA. There is nothing that he does on the court that is impressive.
Bad D, no jump shot, flat footed D, average rebounder, very poor FT shooter, most poorly conditioned player I have ever seen on an LSU court...
[/quote]Nice troll. Who are you a fan of? It sure i...
| Tiger Rant|| re: If JOB stays for his senior year, can he become a 1st round pick? - Tom Bronco on 2/24/14 at 4:22 pm|
He is not a first rounder ever but he could have a five or six year NBA career if he winds up with the right coach and team. A lot of his college issues won't translate to the pros. He won't be double teamed as he will always have teammates who are better scorers. Playing above the rim is overrated....
| Tiger Rant|| re: Hoops- LSU 76 @ 77 #18 Kentucky Final OT - Tom Bronco on 2/22/14 at 12:59 am|
Call me the eternal optimist. The team is sky high for this one and respond to the challenge. Kentucky worries about our big men so much that Hickey, Stringer and Coleman bomb the threes. LSU 88 Kentucky 82...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Confirmed, Rivers transferring - Tom Bronco on 2/20/14 at 5:10 pm|
What's being overlooked here is that this guy was on the football team and still manages to get a degree in business in three years. Wow! Nice going Stephen! You don't need to hang your head about anything. Good luck in the coming years. Will follow you and pull for you wherever you go. ...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Hoops - LSU 92 MSU 81 - FINAL.....RANT IS MAD! - Tom Bronco on 2/19/14 at 8:58 pm|
Martin is so good when he can use his height, jumping ability and athleticism close to the basket. He is also one of the worst defenders and passers on the team. ...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Hoops - LSU 92 MSU 81 - FINAL.....RANT IS MAD! - Tom Bronco on 2/19/14 at 8:01 pm|
Let TQ sit on the bench in the second half and let Stringer play. ...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Hoops: LSU (15-9, 6-6) vs Miss St (13-12, 3-9) - Wed 7:00 - SECTV - Tom Bronco on 2/19/14 at 7:54 pm|
Why is Quarterman playing instead of Stringer? He hasn't done anything since he has been in there. ...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Hoops: LSU (15-9, 6-6) vs Miss St (13-12, 3-9) - Wed 7:00 - SECTV - Tom Bronco on 2/19/14 at 7:26 pm|
[quote]What the hell is this team and where has it been the last month?[/quote]Consider the competition. Miss State is really, really bad! It is easy to defend when the other team is throwing the ball away, has no inside post prescence and can't hit from three. ...
| Tiger Rant|| re: LSU basketball... I'm disappointed in this season - Tom Bronco on 2/16/14 at 5:42 am|
I pretty much agree. We need a new assistant coach. I won't pretend that I know enough about coaches to say who is good and who isn't. It would be a serious mistake to get rid of CJJ when he is recruiting as well as he is. I to believe we are heading in the right direction.
That said you are rig...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Game Thread: LSU 70 @ Arky 81 game over - Tom Bronco on 2/15/14 at 8:06 pm|
I've been a critic of JOB on more than one occasion but he was absolutely incredible out there today. Some of those moves he made would have been good if a guard had made them. He played hard, one of the few!
This team for all of it's physical talent just make an incredible number of mental error...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Game Thread: LSU 70 @ Arky 81 game over - Tom Bronco on 2/15/14 at 5:19 pm|
I finally figured out what's wrong with this team. You can't coach stupid. I don't really think they are stupid. They just play that way. So many dumb stupid plays from turnovers to not taking your time and making layups. ...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Geaux Zone problems? - Tom Bronco on 2/15/14 at 12:02 pm|
This is the last year before the SEC Network takes over so no doubt LSU is putting zero effort into it. ...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Hoops: LSU (15-8, 6-5) @ Arkansas (15-9, 4-7) - Sat 4pm - ESPNU - Tom Bronco on 2/15/14 at 11:54 am|
[quote]For the first time, I felt like our team wasn't using as much effort to play as we were to travel to see them. [/quote]It is baffling isn't it? There has been a nonchalance about this team all year. It is almost like they expect their press clips to win games instead of their effort. They eit...
| Tiger Rant|| re: LSU Basketball FAIL - Tom Bronco on 2/14/14 at 9:14 pm|
[quote]When have you seen a Les Miles team lose a game to a team like Rhode Island?[/quote]The loss to Ole Miss was equivalent when you remember how many injuries they had and walkons were playing at some positions. ...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Game Thread: LSU 73 @ Texas A&M 83 game over - Tom Bronco on 2/12/14 at 9:20 pm|
Coleman comes down on a 2 on 1 with a wide open guy for a layup and what we end up with is him jumping in the air and throwing the ball back to half court?...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Who takes Malik Morgan's minutes? - Tom Bronco on 2/10/14 at 11:59 am|
[quote]I still think Coleman and Stringer should exclusively play the 2 and Hickey/Quarterman the 1. Quarterman will just have to be an exclusive 1 now IMO and let Martin/Hammink have the minutes at the 3. I think Martin's minutes may have to go up more than anyone's with the injury to Morgan...beca...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Who takes Malik Morgan's minutes? - Tom Bronco on 2/10/14 at 11:46 am|
Missing him big time
[/quote]When you look back and see how last years team was able to accomplish so much with so little, you really have to give him credit don't you? He was a huge part of our press and trap. But mostly very high BB iq and a leader....
| Tiger Rant|| re: Game Thread: Aubarn 80 @ LSU 87 game over LSU moves to 15-7 and 6-4 in sec - Tom Bronco on 2/8/14 at 4:38 pm|
[quote]We are whiffing at the rim a lot today [/quote]It has been most of the season. ...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Game Thread: Aubarn 80 @ LSU 87 game over LSU moves to 15-7 and 6-4 in sec - Tom Bronco on 2/8/14 at 3:46 pm|
JOB will never get better. What you see is what you get. His whole career he has taken too long to make his move. He has tried to split double and even triple teams with a dribble and gotten the ball stripped.
When they don't double team him or zone him he is virtually unstoppable. But if they d...