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bfniii
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re: Rabalais “CWS less summer leaves many questions about LSU, most are bad
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Losing in a Super Regional doesn't move the needle
but should it?


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TheOfficial
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re: Rabalais “CWS less summer leaves many questions about LSU, most are bad
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If by suck you mean playing a SR in Alex Box next season, yeah he would most likely be fine until 2021.


He deserves no credit for backing into hosting a Super Regional this season. FSU deserves the credit for us being able to host.


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TheOfficial
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re: Rabalais “CWS less summer leaves many questions about LSU, most are bad
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Name me a hitting coach he should hire that would be willing to come as a volunteer.


None. Staff shake up is a must. If the means losing Cain, so be it. But having a real hitting coach is a priority.


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tigerfoot
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re: Rabalais “CWS less summer leaves many questions about LSU, most are bad
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those poor decisions (not walking their best hitter with first base open)


You post a novel about what you expect but in all likelihood the man on deck was a greater threat. The thoughtful decision was made. You just don’t like the result.


Cracking
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re: Rabalais “CWS less summer leaves many questions about LSU, most are bad
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You post a novel about what you expect but in all likelihood the man on deck was a greater threat. The thoughtful decision was made. You just don’t like the result.




This is ABSOLUTE BS!!! It's been shown in every which way that Mendoza was and still is the bigger threat against top tier competition in ACC and post-season play. Not to mention the strategic advantage of walking the left-handed hitter to create the force at second and third to a right-handed hitter. It was the wrong decision to pitch to Mendoza when the only runner is in scoring position with 2 outs and there's no force out at second or third, and there's really no defending it. Hindsight is 20/20, and It may have ended in the same way with a base hit from Martin, but it would've been the correct strategy to walk him. It was a gut decision from Maineri that went against all odds and proved to be wrong, NOT a thoughtful one.


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Weaver
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re: Rabalais “CWS less summer leaves many questions about LSU, most are bad
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If by suck you mean playing a SR in Alex Box next season, yeah he would most likely be fine until 2021.


No offense I know what you are saying, but LSU lucked out. Georgia should have hosted. Being a top 8 seed and not being a top 8 seed makes a difference.


TheOfficial
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re: Rabalais “CWS less summer leaves many questions about LSU, most are bad
Expectations for LSU program. Normal contract window is 5 years.

5 out of 5 years hosting a regional.

4 out of 5 years hosting a super regional

Minimum 2 out 5 years, make it to Omaha. And not go 0-2 at minimum 1 of those years.

As the program that invests the most money in its program, it’s a failure of a season to not host. And to not be a top 8 team, is pretty much a failure too.


bhtigerfan
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re: Rabalais “CWS less summer leaves many questions about LSU, most are bad
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Expectations for LSU program. Normal contract window is 5 years. 5 out of 5 years hosting a regional. 4 out of 5 years hosting a super regional Minimum 2 out 5 years, make it to Omaha. And not go 0-2 at minimum 1 of those years. As the program that invests the most money in its program, it’s a failure of a season to not host. And to not be a top 8 team, is pretty much a failure too.
All of this.

This is a perennial top 5 program in terms of facilities, fan support, tradition, funding and recruiting. We are currently not a top 5 program.

That is all on Mainieri. I’m tired of the excuses.


TrueTigerTale
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re: Rabalais “CWS less summer leaves many questions about LSU, most are bad
LSU definitely lucked out hosting a Super regional. No one should disagree with that opinion.


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tigerfoot
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re: Rabalais “CWS less summer leaves many questions about LSU, most are bad
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As the program that invests the most money in its program, it’s a failure of a season to not host. And to not be a top 8 team, is pretty much a failure too.

Do we invest the most money into our program? Vandy? Aggie? I think those guys are spending as much if not more. I know a few years ago Tennessee was spending more


TheOfficial
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re: Rabalais “CWS less summer leaves many questions about LSU, most are bad
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That is all on Mainieri. I’m tired of the excuses.


But, but, but.... what about injuries?
I guess the next man up means nothing anymore? At a program like LSU, the next guy should not be a drop off. Not an excuse.

But, but, but.... no real hitting coach will come be a volunteer. Absolutely true. That’s why you pay one. If that means, Cain is gone or in a voluntary role, so be it.

But, but, but... no coach will want to come if you fire him 2 years after a CWS trip. Absolutely true. No coach that’s worthy of being at the helm will come, so that’s a positive. And why would you want a coach that’s scared of high expectations? Should we lower our expectations to attract another lame duck mediocre coach?

Anyone who feels that CPM deserves to be the coach at LSU for another second, is part of the problem.


Geauxlden Eagle
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re: Rabalais “CWS less summer leaves many questions about LSU, most are bad
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Again, a Super Regional is substandard?


For the pre-season #1 team in the country with the #1 recruiting class coming in, you're damn right it is.


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LSUJML
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re: Rabalais “CWS less summer leaves many questions about LSU, most are bad
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Expectations for LSU program. Normal contract window is 5 years.

5 out of 5 years hosting a regional.

4 out of 5 years hosting a super regional

Minimum 2 out 5 years, make it to Omaha. And not go 0-2 at minimum 1 of those years.

As the program that invests the most money in its program, it’s a failure of a season to not host. And to not be a top 8 team, is pretty much a failure too.




How long does a new Coach have to meet those expectations?
Say CPM retires, how long does the new HC have to meet those expectations?
You also have to assume he will bring in his own staff

Does he get fired if he doesn’t host year 1?

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As the program that invests the most money in its program,


Link?


ProfFrink
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re: Rabalais “CWS less summer leaves many questions about LSU, most are bad
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Expectations for LSU program. Normal contract window is 5 years. 5 out of 5 years hosting a regional. 4 out of 5 years hosting a super regional Minimum 2 out 5 years, make it to Omaha. And not go 0-2 at minimum 1 of those years.


In the 90s sure. Times have changed and those are not realistic expectations. College baseball is very competitive. Hosting Supers 4/5 is near impossible.

By virtue of playing in the SEC you risk not hosting a regional because of accumulated losses in conference play.

I do think LSU has issues to be addressed though.
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TrueTigerTale
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re: Rabalais “CWS less summer leaves many questions about LSU, most are bad
“LSU has issues to be addressed”

Will Mainieri address LSU’s base/running issues. will he address LSU’s lack of offense in the lineup, we he address LSU’s lack of left handed pitchers? These are all correctable, would very likely get LSU in Omaha if they were, but will they be addressed by LSU staff? It burns me to see correctable things go unaddressed, Miles had this problem.
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LSUJML
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re: Rabalais “CWS less summer leaves many questions about LSU, most are bad
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he address LSU’s lack of left handed pitchers?


This has been addressed, there are 2 coming in & McMurray

The rest depends on if there are changes in the staff

I also think you see more vocal leadership on the team next season


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bfniii
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re: Rabalais “CWS less summer leaves many questions about LSU, most are bad
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If we weren't in the strongest BB conference, we don't host a regional. If we lose the first game of the tournament, we don't host a regional. If Georgia doesn't lose their eegional, we don't host a SR. Lets be honest, an LSU team that was predicted to be a top 3 team needed several breaks to host a SR.
exactly. and what i object to is the excuse making.

well, stony brook had better players.
well, cc eventually won it all
well, osu eventually won it all
well, there was a lot of turnover after 2017
well, other programs have closed the gap/this isn't the 90's anymore
well, we've been a national seed/won so many regular season games
etc

at what point are the excuses too much? saban isn't making excuses. duke/uk aren't making excuses. they are getting it done in the postseason better than anyone else despite intense competition


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bfniii
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re: Rabalais “CWS less summer leaves many questions about LSU, most are bad
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What is acceptable?

Going to Omaha?
Are you ok with going to Omaha every season but going 2&Q?
Or does it have to be the finals?
Can LSU lose in the CWS finals every year & it’s acceptable?
Or does LSU have to win at least every other year?

I’m just trying to see what exactly is acceptable
it depends on what everyone else is doing. and over the last several years, pm's results have been surpassed by several other programs.


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bfniii
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re: Rabalais “CWS less summer leaves many questions about LSU, most are bad
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Maineri is doing it right now at the minimum acceptable standard
debatable

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next year will be a true test of the direction he's taking the program
so despite the last decade of cws results, we still need another year to make an evaluation?


bfniii
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re: Rabalais “CWS less summer leaves many questions about LSU, most are bad
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Do we invest the most money into our program? Vandy? Aggie?
yes. by a lot. i've posted the d.o.e. figures before.

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I think those guys are spending as much if not more
wrong. completely wrong.

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I know a few years ago Tennessee was spending more
link?


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