| Tiger Rant|| re: If Les gets another raise out of this Texas mess, is he worth it? - Tom Bronco on 12/11/13 at 1:44 pm|
I know Texas very well having lived in Austin for many years and they would never consider Les for the job. UT is one of the most corporate schools in the country and Les is too much of a loose lipped cannon for them to ever want him. Saban would fit in perfectly....
| Tiger Rant|| re: Who leaves early and who stays for next season? - Tom Bronco on 12/8/13 at 11:18 pm|
The quote you posted under said it hurt. What I was disputing was the statement that it didn't happen to other schools also and that we were hurt a lot more than anyone else.
Second point was we didn't lose nine players that were important, only five. We can agree to disagree on whether two or t...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Who leaves early and who stays for next season? - Tom Bronco on 12/7/13 at 9:44 am|
[quote]Why aren't other teams having this type attrition? [/quote]Other teams are having the same problem. It is due to the fact that they don't get the big bucks until their second contract so they want to get that first one over with sooner to maximize their career earnings. Of course you have to ...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Finals Break: Hoops Review - Tom Bronco on 12/6/13 at 11:36 am|
Another reason we haven't been slashing to the basket is we have been zoned a lot. That makes it harder but not impossible. With our front line, our opponents want us to take that three. Martin has settled for that all too often. What good does it do us to have a mobile, athletic 6'9" small forward ...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Brian Bridgewater - Tom Bronco on 12/4/13 at 11:14 pm|
I don't think it makes any difference. He won't play this year for sure. Perhaps not next year either. You can only have 13 scholarship players at any one time. We have that number now and only lose 2 seniors and probably Johnny O. But we have 4 recruits coming in. So one other player has to go. It ...
| LSU Recruiting Board|| re: 2014 and 2015/2016 LSU Basketball Recruiting - Tom Bronco on 12/3/13 at 2:54 pm|
[quote]Give me a percentage exum comes to college for one year.
15%? cause I feel like if he goes to college, it'll be at LSU. [/quote]Nope, sorry but it ain't happening. He has already come out with a list of college teams if he doesn't go pro and LSU was not even in the five he mentioned. Kent...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Recap: Old Spice Classic - 3rd Place - Tom Bronco on 12/2/13 at 4:51 pm|
I agree with you and others. Martin has to stop settling for so many jumpers and attack the basket. He looks to be one of our better free throw shooters. Therefore he needs to be fouled.
JOB and Mickey looked tired against Butler and I think that had something to do with our lack of rebounding an...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Marquee Win for Tiger Basketball early in the year - Tom Bronco on 12/1/13 at 9:44 pm|
I thought Butler was an impressive team. They will win a lot of games this year. Those two guards were probably two of the best we will face.
That said getting out rebounded like that was mostly on us. No blocking out and even the hustle was not there at times. With the front line we start we sh...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Hoops: Still bothered about the loss yesterday. - Tom Bronco on 11/30/13 at 6:00 pm|
Yeah, I'm trying to get over it too. After suffering through the Trent years, I am so ready for a great season but we look to have some problems. Just really not focusing and making so many turnovers. We obviously had better talent than Memphis but we just didn't get in a rhythm at all. Stringer had...
| Tiger Rant|| re: LSU Tigers vs Memphis Tigers Prediction Thread... - Tom Bronco on 11/29/13 at 1:06 pm|
LSU 85 Memphis 76
But if we revert to poor 3 point shooting and free throws suck - look out. Also have to improve interior defense. Saint Joe got too many easy one's in close. ...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Getting some guys to stay - Tom Bronco on 11/25/13 at 11:45 am|
[quote]1% of all college football players across the country get a good degree. The rest get general studies, communications, etc...
Football is their major. [/quote]I agree with this and it is a shame I believe. I hear your point and it is a tough world out there but surely a degree in anything...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Week 2 Basketball Highlights - Top plays and interviews - Tom Bronco on 11/25/13 at 11:38 am|
[quote]Coleman put up gaudy #s against the Nicholls States of the world last year too. Question is whether he can elevate his game against the tougher part of the schedule. [/quote]I agree. No one can deny Coleman has been playing great but can he do it in the SEC? I want to praise the whole team to...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Getting some guys to stay - Tom Bronco on 11/24/13 at 8:04 pm|
[quote]Let's say you're a free intern, training for a job. A company in your dream field comes along, offering to pay you a salary somewhere between "a lot and a shite ton." Would you stick around to help out?
[/quote]A ton and a shite ton. Well let's see reality. Fourth round will get $300,000.00....
| Tiger Rant|| re: Cautionary note to the "Fire Les" crowd - Tom Bronco on 11/24/13 at 1:19 pm|
[quote]Hate mistakes in games? [/quote]I've never been part of the fire Les crew. But I have certainly been angry at some of the bonehead plays. How did you feel about the five false starts, especially the back to back ones when we had lst and goal? Or all the times over the past two years when line...
| Tiger Rant|| re: A 10-3 season is a rebuilding year these days at LSU - Tom Bronco on 11/24/13 at 11:20 am|
The offensive line coach needs to go. Sorry Stud but this late in the season, five false starts in critical situations is nothing but coaching. ...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Southeastern 66 vs LSU 89 FINAL - Tom Bronco on 11/23/13 at 8:36 am|
[quote]i like the line up but i posted what i thought could be a nice alt line up early. id replace stringer with coleman. it would give us a good shooter off the bench
[/quote]So you would replace the best player on the team with someone who doesn't even play the same position? Nope, don't think s...
| LSU Recruiting Board|| re: Ben simmons commit - Tom Bronco on 11/22/13 at 9:53 pm|
Mickey is very good. He looks 6'8" to me compared to JOB.
His long arms and leaping ability make him play taller than he is. Seems to have moves around the basket to me and has shown he can hit a fifteen foot jumper.
But given all of that. It is too early to say how good he is or can be. He won...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Preview: (2-1) Southeastern @ (2-1) LSU Hoops - 7PM TONIGHT / Check in - Tom Bronco on 11/22/13 at 11:14 am|
I'm am hoping that Darcy Malone gets a lot of playing time. He is a fun player to watch. Even if Quarterman continues to start, it is obvious by this time that Hickey will get more minutes. Especially in SEC games. ...
| LSU Recruiting Board|| re: Josh Gray commits to LSU Basketball! - Tom Bronco on 11/22/13 at 10:51 am|
This is great news if he can stay out of trouble. One thing that hasn't been stated about Coach Jones recruiting so far is that not only have the players been talented but they have been good citizens also. Maybe it's just been luck so far but I hope that continues.
I look for Bridgewater to be ...
| Tiger Rant|| re: LSU 81 vs UNO 54 Final Mickey's Clubhouse !!! - Tom Bronco on 11/19/13 at 11:16 pm|
[quote]Hammink needs to learn to shoot the 3 ball[/quote]So does Coleman. Or really just about the whole team sometimes. Stringer and Hickey are the only real threats we have from three. ...
| Tiger Rant|| re: LSU 81 vs UNO 54 Final Mickey's Clubhouse !!! - Tom Bronco on 11/19/13 at 9:27 pm|
You guys must be watching different games than me. Last year Shane was bad in the SEC. But so were all of our freshman with the exception of Malik having a couple of good games.
This year he is obviously much improved. He is much more sure of where he should be and what he should do. Most of you...
| Tiger Rant|| re: LSU 81 vs UNO 54 Final Mickey's Clubhouse !!! - Tom Bronco on 11/19/13 at 8:05 pm|
It's amazing but Stringer is the only player still on our roster that actually played with Derenbecker when he was here. Ralston Turner,Aaron Dotson and Jalen Courtney all have transferred. Derenbecker looks like he has grown some but he is still a one trick pony. He has that three point set shot b...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Preview: UNO @ LSU - Tonight - 7pm - CoxSports - Tom Bronco on 11/19/13 at 1:44 pm|
The game will also be on Geaux Zone live for those out of the Baton Rouge area.
Tue Nov 19,2013 6:55 PM (CT) Men's Basketball LSU Men's Basketball vs. New Orleans
Live video of an LSU's Men's Basketball home game at the Maravich Center (Regional Blackouts Apply). Geaux Zone members can als...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Is the Tuba dude still on the hoops team? - Tom Bronco on 11/18/13 at 5:32 pm|
[quote]It was a strange situation. He only played basketball for 2 years. But was not allowed to play 4 years with the team.
[/quote]You have five years from the time you start college to play four years. Last year was his fifth year....
| Tiger Rant|| re: Don't fret, LSU fans...this run by Alabama will end soon... - Tom Bronco on 11/18/13 at 3:41 am|
[quote]Question: What do you think are the 2 or 3 major changes that Les needs to make to catch up to Alabama and keep ahead of Auburn, Ole Miss and Texas A&M?[/quote]Well let's see, hmmm? How about making sure that the players don't smoke weed during the season? Would it be too big a stretch to get...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Darcy Malone needs more playing time - Tom Bronco on 11/18/13 at 3:26 am|
I thought he played well enough in the Northwestern game to deserve some playing time in the second half. It wasn't just the 3 pointer, he also made a very nice up and under move at the basket and made it look easy.
I'm sure he will get some playing time as the season goes on if the situation ca...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Hoops: Northwestern St. 74 vs. LSU 88 final - Tom Bronco on 11/16/13 at 8:27 pm|
[quote]Coleman, Hickey and Stringer shooting a blistering 21 percent. Wow.[/quote]Is it time for Shortess? Or at least put Darcy back in and see if he can hit another three!...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Will Harris start at QB over Jennings next season? - Tom Bronco on 11/16/13 at 11:27 am|
Hell, those other two qbs should go ahead and transfer.
[/quote]Except they have no place else left to go. ...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Odds JOB3 comes back for Senior Year? - Tom Bronco on 11/16/13 at 11:17 am|
He has wanted to leave since the end of his freshman year. I think he has that NBA fever and will leave if an agent tells him he has a chance at the second round.
It will probably be like Justin Hamilton a couple of years ago. He will be drafted but won't make the team and they will shuffle him ...
| Tiger Rant|| re: is the Basketball game on tv tomorrow night? - Tom Bronco on 11/15/13 at 7:12 pm|
The game is on Geaux Zone but it is not available regionally which I suppose means the BR area.
Sat Nov 16,2013 6:25 PM (CT) Men's Basketball LSU Men's Basketball vs. Northwestern St.
Live audio of LSU's men's basketball game, including the half-hour pregame show and the 30-minute postgame sh...