| Tiger Rant|| re: Paul Dietzel has passed away at the age of 89 - oiltiger on 9/24/13 at 10:36 am|
Having met him when I was a student and he was coach and then having talked to him several times after he returned to Baton Rouge, I can only say he was a classy gentleman.
| Tiger Rant|| re: What is the story behind the Spurrier "Non-Hire"? - oiltiger on 8/23/13 at 11:01 am|
A friend of Spurrier told me that he is still pissed off about the way he was treated. When he asked why he was taken to the Capital instead of the campus, they replied "Boy, you don't understand Louisiana politics". He has not forgotten....
| Tiger Rant|| re: Worst LSU coach in history? - oiltiger on 12/11/12 at 7:35 pm|
Asw I said in post some time ago, Spurrier was not only not given the coaching position instead of Archer, he was highly insulted and taken to the Capital instead of the LSU campus when he arrived in Baton Rouge, While there and being call a boy that doesn't understand Louisiana politics, Archer was...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Worst LSU coach in history? - oiltiger on 12/11/12 at 7:30 pm|
Shortly after Hallman was hired, we had him at a function to welcome him to LSU. I by chance happened to be standing with him as we went through the buffet. As I was sitting down after listening to him, I said to myself, it is obvious that I don't know anything about football because the smart peopl...
| Tiger Rant|| re: 9-1 in 1969 and no bowl - oiltiger on 12/2/12 at 9:29 pm|
Notre Dame and the Cotton Bowl screwed us and I have never forgotten. It is hard to judge teams from different eras but in my opinion, the 1969 team was the best team LSU ever had....
| Tiger Rant|| re: The "Going to Dallas" Multiple Choice question (Cotton Bowl) - oiltiger on 11/14/12 at 11:39 am|
In 1969 the Cotton Bowl invited LSU. After the invitation, Notre Dame decided they would change their policy of not playing in bowls and would accept a bowl bid.
The Cotton Bowl recinded their invitation to LSU and took Notre Dame. LSU, which had maybe the best team ever, did not go to a bowl be...
| Tiger Rant|| Let's stop talking about bowls - oiltiger on 11/7/12 at 8:25 pm|
We have three more games to play. Let's win them and then see where we are. How many times over the years have we had an outstanding season ruined by losing to Arkansas when we never should have. Often in the last few minutes.
Let's concern ourselves with Mississippi State, then Ole Miss, and the...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Did Bennie Logan tell Spurrier to STFU? - oiltiger on 10/14/12 at 5:50 pm|
Spurrier's attitude to LSU is a result of the shabby way he was treated when he came here to be interviewed for the head coaching job. Archer got the job but Spurrier was demeaned by the people who picked him up at the airport. They took him to the capital instead of the campus. He asked why because...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Great Article! , maybe Germans - oiltiger on 10/14/12 at 2:12 pm|
<<It was as if some order was restored. LSU is still LSU, and South Carolina is still South Carolina. At least for one pivotal night. After the game, Spurrier threw his quarterback under the bus, saying, ''I don't know if he got hit in the head tonight or not. Some of his decision-making was a littl...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Zach Mettenberger= Ryan Leaf, with a chance to fix - oiltiger on 10/14/12 at 1:59 pm|
In some ways Mett reminds me of Bert Jones first year. I have always defined it as POISE. Bert looked like a deer in the headlights and was sacked often his first year. Of course we had the two QB philosphy then and maybe he was only trying "to not make a mistake".
Look how Bert developed and the...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Paul D/Cholly Mac vs. Saban/Miles - oiltiger on 10/5/12 at 9:26 pm|
/Chollly Mac lost support of the fans because they were not satisfied with winning 9 games and losing to Alabama. His recruiting suffered and the program went down. Both Paul Brown and Don Shula said the Mac was the best coach to do what he did with the poor material he had to work with.
I think ...
| Tiger Rant|| re: 1962 Orange Bowl vs Colorado - oiltiger on 9/27/12 at 9:09 pm|
No free substitution in those days. People played both offense and defense.
Our only loss that year was to Rice.
Defense was emphasized and LSU often kicked on third down. Field position was important.
There was not as much passing as shown in that video.
LSU had to hav...
| Tiger Rant|| re: First/Most Heartbreaking LSU Loss - oiltiger on 9/20/12 at 3:41 pm|
No.1 1970 Notre Dame
No.2 1979 USC
No.3 2012 Nat'l Championship
no.4 1961 Rice...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Ive been watching Mett pretty close - oiltiger on 9/18/12 at 10:44 am|
It seems to me as I watched it closely that he hit Boone on stride on Mett's first touchdown pass this year. I was amazed at the accuracy of that pass.
Maybe its time to fire Miles and get our third team quarterback in the game!!!!!!!
GET REAL AND APPRECIATE WHAT WE HAVE...
| Tiger Rant|| re: So Jarrett Lee Led SD's Winning Drive Tonight? - oiltiger on 8/25/12 at 10:27 pm|
Since Williams couldn't block, the other teams knew, as did I, that he was going to carry the ball when he was in the game. His being in the NFL surprised me. ...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Dandy Don passed away Saturday morning. RIP! - oiltiger on 4/28/12 at 10:56 am|
Although a pit came to my stomack and tears came to my eyes when I read Dandydon this morning, I was a least cheerred up when I read all 260 previous posts and they were all positive. It has really disturbed me to read all of the negative posts about Mr.Long on this board over the years. He was a tr...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Will this be Billy Gonzales' last season? - oiltiger on 8/4/11 at 3:25 pm|
Gonzalas was at the party where the player (whose name I cannot remember)was at before he got arrested for drunken driving. Urban fired Gonzalas when he found out that Gonzalas was there and didn't stop him from driving. This was well known in Gainesville at the time....
| Tiger Rant|| re: Notes from Miles on the team. - oiltiger on 7/14/11 at 1:35 pm|
I listened to Coach Miles last night and am in agreement with the reports of the thread.
Coach seems as relaxed as I have ever seen him, telling stories about family, etc. He really didn't say much about football that we already didn't know. The only thing discussed that was not wishy-washy was ...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Looking to clairfy some "myths" about LSU Football - oiltiger on 7/7/11 at 9:18 pm|
After enduring the rain, wind and a 44 to 3 beating, what realy PO'ed many of us was Ruffin Rodique saying that "the score didn't indicate how close the game really was". I am still mad about that comment.
Steve Spurrier was in Baton Rouge for the interview when the players "struck" for Archer. S...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Who are the top 10 QB's in LSU history? - oiltiger on 7/6/11 at 8:12 pm|
I think that the younger Tiger fans are looking at statistics and not what the QB contributed to the success of the team. There has been an evolution from the 50's when defense was emphasized (even to the extent of punting on third down) and the running game was the prime method of advancing the bal...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Who are the top 10 QB's in LSU history? - oiltiger on 7/6/11 at 1:04 pm|
1) Y A Tittle
2) Bert Jones
3) Tommy Hodson
4) Mike Hillman (LSU's best team ever was 1969)
5) David Woodley
6) Matt Mauck
7) Matt Flynn
8) Mike Miley
9) Warren Rabb
10) Steve Ensminger
Actually, the best quarterback among most LSU fans over the years is whoever was the backup behind t...
| Tiger Rant|| re: What Is The Origin Of LSU's "Tigers" Nickname? - oiltiger on 10/15/10 at 11:59 am|
<<<I think it's retarded. The Civil War was over 200 years ago. If anyone is offended when they see the Rebels, then they must be some old SOBs.>>>
2010 minus 1865 equals 145 years
I hope you are not an LSU student or graduate!...
| Tiger Rant|| LSU's financial crisis - oiltiger on 8/27/10 at 6:22 am|
There seems to be some critism of Mike Martin's decision to curtail tuition reductions for out of state LSU alumni. The sad fact is, he has no choice. His options are limited because the state funding for the university is being drastically cut.
Folks, the problem is this. The legislature contro...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Andrew Luck is considered the 2nd best QB in next year's... - oiltiger on 5/6/10 at 11:48 pm|
He wanted to be an engineer as is his grandfather. LSU does not want football players that want to major in engineering as they have to many afternoon labs. The LSU coaches discourage recruits from studying engineering and if the potential recruit wants to major in engineering, they are no longer in...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Is it OK to make fun of this guy.. - oiltiger on 12/23/09 at 1:27 pm|
I have respected Coach Paterno ever since shortly after he took over from Coach Eagle.
Why? Because each year at the start of fall practice, he told his team that only a few of you are going to play pro ball, so take advantage of the opportunity to get a good education because the vast majority o...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Fundamentals are crucial - oiltiger on 12/23/09 at 12:54 pm|
Walter Alston started each spring with such simple fundamentals as the pitcher throwing the ball underhanded to the first baseman over and over even with such superstar pitchers as he had. No matter who you were, they drilled, drilled, drilled on the basic fundamentals.
John Wooden taught his pla...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Top 5 LSU Baseball Players of All Time - oiltiger on 6/27/09 at 10:44 pm|
Yes, I did see Alvin Dark play baseball but not football....
| Tiger Rant|| re: Top 5 LSU Baseball Players of All Time - oiltiger on 6/27/09 at 10:39 pm|
Alvin Dark has to be number one but I would add Alex Box....