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Take the purple and gold glasses off: Is LSU a Top 5 Job in the Nation? Why/Why not?

Posted on 10/18/21 at 10:08 pm
Posted by TigerFan244
Member since Jan 2012
2595 posts
Posted on 10/18/21 at 10:08 pm
No one doubts that Louisiana is a talent rich state and makes for fertile recruiting grounds. Plus LSU doesn't have another serious in-state rival to compete. But cons are lack of administrative and school support. Baton Rouge is not necessarily "happening" town. Would you objectively consider LSU a top 5 job in college football?

My top 5:

1. Alabama - T-town sux but Saban has built it into a powerhouse and that legacy will last a while)
2. USC - Hollywood, Rose bowl, so-cal weather, incredible brand
3. Texas - Huge brand, almost unlimited $$ and resources
4. Notre Dame - history, brand, legacy,
5. LSU - only school that can say it's last 3 coaches have all won National Championships.

Other considerations for Top 5:
Oklahoma
Georgia
Texas A&M
Michigan
Ohio State
Posted by lsu711
Member since Sep 2003
13210 posts
Posted on 10/18/21 at 10:09 pm to
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2. USC - Hollywood, Rose bowl, so-cal weather, incredible brand

No sir.
Posted by Elleshoe
Wade’s World
Member since Jun 2004
143616 posts
Posted on 10/18/21 at 10:11 pm to
Realistically the top 5 are, in no order:

Ohio State
Texas
LSU
Alabama
Georgia

Posted by memphis tiger
Memphis, TN
Member since Feb 2006
20720 posts
Posted on 10/18/21 at 10:11 pm to
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USC - Hollywood, Rose bowl



Swing and a miss. USC does not play it’s home games in the Rose Bowl
Posted by TigerFan244
Member since Jan 2012
2595 posts
Posted on 10/18/21 at 10:12 pm to
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No sir.


you disagree with USC being a Top 5 job. . . seriously?
Posted by memphis tiger
Memphis, TN
Member since Feb 2006
20720 posts
Posted on 10/18/21 at 10:12 pm to
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Take the purple and gold glasses off: Is LSU a Top 5 Job in the Nation? Why/Why not



This isn’t a purple and gold glasses thing.

Most CFB media consider LSU a top 5 job. It’s talked about very frequently
Posted by Broski
Member since Jun 2011
72032 posts
Posted on 10/18/21 at 10:12 pm to
One of the most fertile recruiting states, no other big program in the state, SEC resources.

It's arguably the best job for those that want to win a national championship... something our last three head coaches have done.

No other program can say that in the BCS/CFP era.
Posted by TigerFan244
Member since Jan 2012
2595 posts
Posted on 10/18/21 at 10:14 pm to
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Swing and a miss. USC does not play it’s home games in the Rose Bowl


Never said they played their home games in the Rose Bowl (I know it's the Coliseum)....but they are synonymous with the Pac-12 + Rose bowl appearances.
Posted by memphis tiger
Memphis, TN
Member since Feb 2006
20720 posts
Posted on 10/18/21 at 10:15 pm to
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you disagree with USC being a Top 5 job. . . seriously?



It’s probably a top 10 job, not top 5

Interestingly, I’ve always thought that if the school really committed to football, UCLA could be a top 5-10 job.

MUCH MUCH better campus than USC, plays in a better stadium than USC. Based on where it is located and where they play, it’s a crime that UCLA has not been significantly better historically
This post was edited on 10/18/21 at 10:17 pm
Posted by memphis tiger
Memphis, TN
Member since Feb 2006
20720 posts
Posted on 10/18/21 at 10:16 pm to
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Never said they played their home games in the Rose Bowl (I know it's the Coliseum)....but they are synonymous with the Pac-12 + Rose bowl appearances


You should probably rephrase/clarify your OP them because it reads like their home stadium is the Rose Bowl
Posted by Jim Rockford
Member since May 2011
98554 posts
Posted on 10/18/21 at 10:18 pm to
It's about two things: willingness to spend on salaries and facilities, and proximity to recruiting territory. By those criteria LSU is a top 5 job.
This post was edited on 10/18/21 at 10:19 pm
Posted by Oilfieldbiology
Member since Nov 2016
37669 posts
Posted on 10/18/21 at 10:23 pm to
It’s not. ND is a better job than USC.

USC is in a conference that doesn’t emphasize football like the middle to the east of the country, it’s in a transient town, and the administration does not commit tot football like 30 other teams do.

USC is stil a premier job but OSU, UT, LSU, UGA, Bama, and ND are all better jobs no doubt. Maybe even Florida, Clemson, Michigan, aTm, PSU. Those schools are also in talent rich areas but with administrations that commit to football.

Oregon has better facilities. Does Washington? I’d be willing to bet MSU, and Wisconsin do too, but I’m not saying those are better.
Posted by DCtiger1
Panama City Beach
Member since Jul 2009
8851 posts
Posted on 10/18/21 at 10:25 pm to
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But cons are lack of administrative and school support.


You say this then list USC their admin doesn’t give a shite about sports. Their fan support also doesn’t even come close to LSU
Posted by Jar_Jar_80
Member since Oct 2013
1971 posts
Posted on 10/18/21 at 10:26 pm to
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Never said they played their home games in the Rose Bowl (I know it's the Coliseum)....but they are synonymous with the Pac-12 + Rose bowl appearances.


LMAO just take the L. The top reason LSU is a top 5 job is that we are the only power 5 school in one of the most talent rich states.
Posted by onestonedpony
On the road to Zion
Member since Aug 2012
160 posts
Posted on 10/18/21 at 10:27 pm to
Top 10 for sure. 3 National titles and 4 SEC titles in the last 20 years. SEC TV $$$, Facilities, salaries, only P5 in fertile state, SEC West.

I would put UGA, FLA and of course our friends in Tuscaloosa in top 10. Aggie has the $$$ but no on field success.
Posted by Havoc
Member since Nov 2015
28909 posts
Posted on 10/18/21 at 10:29 pm to
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Baton Rouge is not necessarily "happening" town.

We bust balls on BR a lot here, but the BR experienced by an LSU HC is a lot different than Plank Road. I’d imagine it’s everything one needs and enjoys being in that position without an excess of distractions.
Posted by Tchefuncte Tiger
Bat'n Rudge
Member since Oct 2004
57556 posts
Posted on 10/18/21 at 10:29 pm to
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2. USC - Hollywood, Rose bowl, so-cal weather, incredible brand


L.A. ain't what it used to be. Have you seen pictures of it lately? Besides, USC fans are only aware of the Trojans when they're contending for national titles. Until then, they don't really care.
Posted by beauchristopher
new orleans
Member since Jan 2008
66539 posts
Posted on 10/18/21 at 10:33 pm to
I have seen prominent college football analysts, not fans of LSU, say it is absolutely a top 5 job.
Posted by Jack Crevalle
USVI
Member since Aug 2018
6730 posts
Posted on 10/18/21 at 10:36 pm to
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Texas - Huge brand, almost unlimited $$ and resources

Not anymore. Difficult environment having to deal with some of the most meddling boosters in the country running interference.
Posted by Palm Beach Tiger
Orlando, Florida
Member since Jan 2007
29879 posts
Posted on 10/18/21 at 10:41 pm to
Agree that Bama and Texas are jobs above LSU.

Ohio St, Texas A&M, Georgia, Oklahoma, Florida, are probably all on our level maybe slightly above or below.

USC and Notre Dame are both below the other teams listed. Along with Michigan.
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