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re: Things we want from our next basketball coach - droliver
[quote]We should HIRE Bucky McMillan. Has taken a team full of white boys and won the state back to back and in it again this year. Mtn brook hs[/quote] This. Would be an outside the box choice, but would certainly be a radical shake up for a program that needs one. He runs a style that no one...
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re: Worst career moves in NCAA history - droliver
Some really bad moves I can think of [b]Eddie Fogler[/b] leaving Vanderbily for So. Carolina in 1993. He was a rising star at Vandy and went to a quagmire @ USCe which ended his career within the decade. [b]Bill Curry[/b] leaving UA for KY. While he did ok at Kentucky, this continues to be a b...
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re: Worst career moves in NCAA history - droliver
[quote]Fran to A&M was a DISASTER[/quote] Not really I think. Fran knew Alabama was in for some rough years with sanctions coming and his stock was really at it's peak. He took a high money gig at a premier football school which was the safe play for him career wise at the time (or so it seemed)....
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re: Herbstreit: I'm a fan of a new rule, tempo has taken defensive minds out of game - droliver
[quote]No QB who has ran he spread has ever been worth a crap in the NFL.[/quote] Drew Brees, for one was a spread quarterback at Purdue (cited by many as one of the 1st major conference teams to employ that offense). e...
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re: SEC West Preseason Rankings - droliver
Alabama Arkansas LSU Auburn MSU OM TAM Ridiculously tough group. Any of them winning with the exception of OM or TAM would not surprise me. ...
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re: Just so we're clear tFlagship is, was, and will be RB U - droliver
That points system used in the OP link is just horribly flawed for ranking programs. McFadden had almost 3/4 of Arkansas' whole point total. Oklahoma's quantity over the whole decade was the most impressive, while Alabama's clearly the king over the last 5 years. I think if you ask most SEC fa...
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re: Butch Jones gives walk-on TE a scholarship for Christmas - droliver
The more I see, the more I like of Coach Jones....
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re: Bama and LSU alum picking up where they left off on MNF - droliver
[quote]Dre Kirkpatrick just drew a PI on a terrible call after being burnt. [/quote] Uh, you kind of missed him being grabbed by the face mask prior, no? The ref completely nailed that call....
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re: Only ranters could melt down because we got paired with Notre Dame in a bowl. - droliver
Maybe it's just an Alabama thing, but we enjoy beating ND as much as Auburn. It just brings out this visceral response to Bama fans. Definitely routing for LSU in this one. Can be cold as balls in Nashville sometimes at that time of year. Last music city bowl we went to in 1998 was in freezing ra...
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re: Who ya got? Amari Cooper or Julio Jones? - droliver
If you believe reports, Cooper was running in the low 4.3 range this summer, and is certainly faster then JJ in game conditions. He has better hands and is a much more elusive route runner the Julio as well. He reminds scouts of a bigger Marvin Harrison. Julio OTOH is just the prototypical physic...
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re: The words everyone hates to hear "The Decline" - droliver
From the outside it just looks like LSU is in a rut, kind of like Nebraska under Solich was about a decade ago. Miles has not shown that he's the guy to rehab the program from good to consistently very good/great. The inconsistency on the field just seems to reflect the culture Miles fosters off it....
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re: RB depth chart for 2015? - droliver
If Drake can run full speed by the time of the draft, he'd have to give some consideration to coming out, no? He's already show he can be an explosive runner and pass catcher. I don't know that his value goes up by just coming back as another back in the rotation. If he can run a 4.3 in the sprin...
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re: Blake Sims is my favorite QB ever - droliver
I hate to nit-pick, but are we watching the same guy? He's very inconsistent with his throws on swing passes and on across the middle in terms of putting it in the right spot. Some of those slow cross field throws he makes also give me heart attacks as he doesn't really have the arm to make it. L...
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re: Would Florida fans be willing to accept Jim McElwain? - droliver
No way do they go for a non experienced HC for this Dream hire: Chip Kelly Best Available: (?) Bryan Kelly @ ND Realistically Available: Jim McElwain @ CSU If all else fails hire: Chad Morris @ Clemson...
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re: 5 penalties in the game ALA was 3/29 and LSU was 2/20 - droliver
[quote] I do have a problem with the personal foul that Alexander was flagged for. That was fricking weak.[/quote] Are you kidding? After the pile has broken up and you run across it to shove someone [i]right[/i] in front of the ref, and you don't expect a flag? [b]REALLY[/b]? The personal foul i...
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re: Les Miles is going to win another championship at LSU very soon - droliver
LSU will likely never win a NC with Miles. Too undisciplined....
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re: Bama fans....in all honesty. Bama vs lsu series - droliver
The talent level between LSU and Alabama has been fairly level (slight edge UA) for the last 7 years or so, but Les Miles' coaching and personality is so unpredictable it's going to cost you some games you should have won. Without a doubt, LSU is one of the most [b]undisciplined[/b] good teams e...
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re: So youre telling me theres a chance! - droliver
Going to hard to thread the needle with this scenario. I do not see MSU or Auburn losing 2 more games. Auburn will be favored in all but the iron bowl, and that's only because it's on the road. MSU will be favorites in all but the Alabama game. LSU will also be a home underdog against Alabama. To...
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re: 5-way tie atop the West, does LSU win the tie? - droliver
With multiple teams tied who've all beaten the others and all have the same division record, doesn't it go to some strength # of the cross division opponents in the SEC? LSU: UF, UK UA: UF, UT MSU: UK, Vandy OM: Vandu, UT AU: UGA, USC Auburn has the best opponent record with UGA in the m...
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re: Hypothetical tie-breaker situation - droliver
I think Alabama wins that 3 way breaker (with MSO & OM), just as Auburn would win it for the right to go to the SECCG. There's a pretty good chance that an 11-1 team from the West who lost that tiebreaker could make the final 4 as the last team in....
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