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sjmabry
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re: Besides more hardware, what makes a recruit from Louisiana go to a hated rival?
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Everyone I know that is from Louisiana; especially south Louisiana, is a die hard LSU fan
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When it comes to the white kids you're 100%.
Generational ties that blacks don't have with LSU.


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DlineU
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Oct 2010
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re: Besides more hardware, what makes a recruit from Louisiana go to a hated rival?
Maybe more black kids could be more like Devin White and embrace Louisiana and it's people instead of finding reasons to make it a black/white thing. Why purposefully go against the one thing that brings us together? It's not a perfect world sure, but it's a change of attitude and a start in the right direction.


husslemane
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Member since Oct 2014
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re: Besides more hardware, what makes a recruit from Louisiana go to a hated rival?
Reading some of these responses in this thread, you may be answering your own question SMH


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1sfdtiger
Grambling Fan
Keithville
Member since Nov 2015
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re: Besides more hardware, what makes a recruit from Louisiana go to a hated rival?
I think this along with number of 1st round picks is what attracts kids to Bama over LSUat this time. Most black people don't have any ties to LSU or any other school as far as that’s concerned. So they make decisions based on feelings or comfort at the time.


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GeeOH
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Member since Dec 2013
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re: Besides more hardware, what makes a recruit from Louisiana go to a hated rival?
I cant wrap.my mind around his premise that SOUTHERN could steer a player away from LSU. Whn does a top recruit talk to southern?


Canwoodtiger
Member since Oct 2015
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re: Besides more hardware, what makes a recruit from Louisiana go to a hated rival?
Agree. And how about Alabama's proud history of racial equality???








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sjmabry
LSU Fan
Texas
Member since Aug 2013
16026 posts

re: Besides more hardware, what makes a recruit from Louisiana go to a hated rival?
There are people who are pro Southern and anti LSU. There are people alive who remember the segregated campuses. Just like you can’t change old white racists, you can’t change old black racists. 2 schools in the same city, but one was for whites and one was for blacks. Things are vastly different, but old people are stubborn.


Bandits58
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Mississippi
Member since Sep 2015
1406 posts

re: Besides more hardware, what makes a recruit from Louisiana go to a hated rival?
Money!! Just ask the barber!!


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Canwoodtiger
Member since Oct 2015
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re: Besides more hardware, what makes a recruit from Louisiana go to a hated rival?
True. Racists are racists no matter what color they are. And I must have ruffled the feathers of a Gump imposter or somebody who did not understand the previous post. Water cannons in B'ham 50-60 years ago. You can change the present course, you can make decisions now that will impact the future but you can't change the past. It is what it is and was Gumpland.
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Canwoodtiger
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re: Besides more hardware, what makes a recruit from Louisiana go to a hated rival?
this is from 2013 and it involves sororities..but...

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sjmabry
LSU Fan
Texas
Member since Aug 2013
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re: Besides more hardware, what makes a recruit from Louisiana go to a hated rival?
Kids in Louisiana don’t here about that; they hear what Grandpa and Uncle tell them.


Canwoodtiger
Member since Oct 2015
2640 posts

re: Besides more hardware, what makes a recruit from Louisiana go to a hated rival?
Well Grand parents need to show them the truth. Anyone can Google Alabama's rich racist past. There is a stretch of Eastern MS/Western Alabama which is probably the most racist part of this country.
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sjmabry
LSU Fan
Texas
Member since Aug 2013
16026 posts

re: Besides more hardware, what makes a recruit from Louisiana go to a hated rival?
Indeed, people need to promote LSU.


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cbree88
LSU Fan
South Louisiana
Member since Feb 2010
2436 posts

re: Besides more hardware, what makes a recruit from Louisiana go to a hated rival?
Not everyone in the state is an LSU fan unfortunately.


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BhamDore
Vanderbilt Fan
Nashville
Member since Aug 2009
4666 posts

re: Besides more hardware, what makes a recruit from Louisiana go to a hated rival?
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All the kids in Alabama feel don't feel oppressed by UA, either. Weird how it only affects LSU and only affects defensive linemen. Crazy


You think Alabama doesn't lose top in State talent because some blacks in Alabama don't care for UA.

For decades plenty of kids chose Auburn because people told them Bama won't start a black QB.

Bama lost a Heisman winning QB and two #1 overall picks at QB in Jameis Winston and Jamarcus Russell.

Hell The #1 WR in the country from Bama Justyn Ross signed with Clemson and beat the shite out Bama in the championship. Bama had no one who could match up.

It happens to everyone. Sometimes you can overcome it and other times it costs you championships.

If Bama had Jameis Winston instead of Blake Sims throwing to OJ Howard and Amari Cooper they beat OSU in 2014.

Louisiana is rough and some kids just want to get out. Can't blame them.


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IMJ127
LSU Fan
Death Valley
Member since Jul 2011
2771 posts

re: Besides more hardware, what makes a recruit from Louisiana go to a hated rival?
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I cant wrap.my mind around his premise that SOUTHERN could steer a player away from LSU. Whn does a top recruit talk to southern?


It's obviously hard for you to wrap your head around any of this.

Open your mind and try to understand that the HBCU people I'm talking about are their fans and alumni. Those people are the mentors, friends, and families of those big-time athletes LSU wants to recruit. If those adults have had a frick racist LSU attitude around that recruit for 17 years, do you really think LSU will get that recruit?

It's all about perception. Imagine yourself in a poor black area. You grow up not knowing one person that went to LSU. Do you actually feel like LSU would be for you?

Also, as I said before, they have friends and family with first-hand perceptions about LSU. They have absolutely zero knowledge about Alabama besides what they see on TV. Some of these kids have never even been to TX or MS. They haven't checked the diversity numbers.

If you haven't noticed, these people cheer for anyone who's beating LSU. You can believe what you want. I have been dealing with this most of my life being a black LSU fan and alumnus.

I'm not making excuses, I would like to change this perception. I have personally spoken highly about my time at LSU and provided an example for recruits to see a black LSU grad. I have told kids plenty of times how the Army was sent to the University of Alabama in order for black kids to attend. We have to connect with that particular demographic who believe those things about LSU. That may be a starting point.



Paperchaser4ever
New Orleans Saints Fan
New Orleans
Member since Oct 2016
2 posts

re: Besides more hardware, what makes a recruit from Louisiana go to a hated rival?
Unfortunately, true in many instances.


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DlineU
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Oct 2010
1503 posts

re: Besides more hardware, what makes a recruit from Louisiana go to a hated rival?
I just don't see how LSU should be viewed in this negative way. I don't care what part of the country you are from, there is a social class for rich and poor and it doesn't discriminate based off of color. Poor people in poor neighborhoods tend to hang out with each other and It's the same with the wealthy. Those who are poor white or black isn't LSU's fault, but falls in the individual and their upbringing. I've seen some trashy arse white people who do not raise their young right and they end up on the lower end of society. The same rings true for black folks. Football brings us all together white, black, poor, or wealthy. Why in the hell would black athletes want to stick it to the white man just because they like LSU? I'm white and I have to get my hands dirty on a daily basis through hard work and dedication. Where is this perception coming from that white people are oppressing black people? What do I need to change in my daily activities that can change that perception? The answer is nothing! The only difference between oppressed poor black people and white people is that white people have to live with their oppression and can only blame theirselves. Black people point fingers to white people for theirs and that is really the origin of racism in a nutshell. Quit pointing fingers and blaming others for your problems because all it does is create the hate and racism. I don't feel an ounce of hate or anomosity for any black person until they start pointing fingers and blaming me for shite that I have nothing to do with. This blame game has become an epidemic in this country and it's the black folks who are more dead set on rebelling everything than it is whites by far. Alabama isn't any better and I would argue that the divide is worse there.


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Canwoodtiger
Member since Oct 2015
2640 posts

re: Besides more hardware, what makes a recruit from Louisiana go to a hated rival?
Tell them to google The 25 Biggest College Campus Riots in USA -


or https://www.usnews.com/news/blogs/press-past/2013/06/11/george-wallace-stood-in-a-doorway-at-the-university-of-alabama-50-years-ago-today



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All GIFs involving the great state of ALABUMMER in its wonderful tradition of racial relations ...sarcasm off.


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GeeOH
LSU Fan
Louisiana
Member since Dec 2013
11597 posts

re: Besides more hardware, what makes a recruit from Louisiana go to a hated rival?
Who cares. Name one kid that didn't come here becauae of race...name just ONE.

Thanks or shut up
This post was edited on 6/13 at 10:42 am


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