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TigerBert
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Texas: The Perfect Opponent
If we assess the entire landscape of the LSU Football Program, and particularly the 2019 LSU Football Team, playing Texas at DKR was simply perfect.

LSU needed a strong test of it's new team approach. I say "Team approach", not just "Offensive Approach", since football is great because all of the moving pieces of the game are highly linked.

The Offense got a chance to employ the distribution model, put the nation on notice, build Burrows confidence, and the confidence of the overall offense and team.

The Defense got the perfect lesson in hydration, player substitution, and overall defensive learning.

Texas has played dozens of games just like this one. They understand the flow.

Plug in the better Oklahoma State, Baylor, Texas Tech or shootouts at the Cotton Bowl with OU (not all of them, but certainly some of them).

They have Program systemic learning and knowledge. They've been there, experienced that.

We are on a learning curve, and there is no single opponent who could have been more perfect than UT on the road on a hot night.

In the big picture, especially getting the win, and advancing our chances of making the playoffs, it was FREAKING PERFECT.

We had injuries and cramps,due to running many more defensive plays than Texas, and a variety of other reasons... but with NW St and Vandy upcoming, our guys can heal... headed into the off week after Vandy, and then we'll be very prepared for kicking that Gator arse.

Geaux Tigers.
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tigerpawl
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re: Texas: The Perfect Opponent
Texas will not lose another game this year.


LosTigres251
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re: Texas: The Perfect Opponent
I agree. It worked out great and LSU will be a better team because of this game. But if they had lost this game, the season wouldve been over and thats a risk that LSU should not take moving forward imo.

I think it was the perfect scenario for Texas as well except they lost the game. But they have the best chance of running table from here and just might be back for a rematch. Very few teams are as big game ready as these 2 will be next time up.
Both teams are very good and their QB's are exceptional.
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Paddyshack
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re: Texas: The Perfect Opponent
That's a


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nicholastiger
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re: Texas: The Perfect Opponent
It would not have ended LSU's season with a loss to Texas
The SOS would have still been there.
It changes LSU's margin of error.
They would have to run the table and win the SEC to get in playoffs which is most likely what they still have to do.

By beating Texas, the hope is Texas keeps winning and beating OU would be huge for LSU's resume.

If that happens, than maybe LSU gets a mulligan if they lose to Bama and could still get in as a one loss team.

Texas does need to fix that secondary which was pretty awful mostly due to scheme because they have some talented guys back there or the Big 12 offenses will score against them. I liked Herman's scheme as well. I bet he wishes he had those goal line calls back as any type of points there would have changed the complexion of the game at the end.


JudgeHolden
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re: Texas: The Perfect Opponent
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Texas will not lose another game this year.


I hope that is true. But the sportswriters who follow Texas think that winning out is just about impossible for the Horns.


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Byrdybyrd05
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re: Texas: The Perfect Opponent
That was the perfect game on what to expect at Alabama later in the season.


jimbeam
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re: Texas: The Perfect Opponent
I think Texas winning out and then losing to OU in the Conf Champ like last year may be best for LSU. Assuming LSU would make the playoffs, otherwise what’s the point of hypotheticals.
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RogerTheShrubber
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re: Texas: The Perfect Opponent
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Texas will not lose another game this year.


They'll inexplicably drop one and lose to OU once. They'll play them twice.


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LosTigres251
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re: Texas: The Perfect Opponent
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It would not have ended LSU's season with a loss to Texas



Ok have it your way. But I will bet anyone on here a yr ban, that LSu doesnt finish undefeated in the regular season. And a second loss would end the title hopes even if they finally beat the gumps.

How bout you, you want some of that run the table bet?

The risk vs reward for these types of games just dont add up. Now if every SEC school scheduled a top 10 opponent in a true road test, I would have a different take on this.

quote:

They would have to run the table and win the SEC to get in playoffs which is most likely what they still have to do.


What? Absolutely they do not have to run the table to get in. A 1 loss LSU team would be a favorite to get in right now in Vegas even if they arent in the conference championship game.
Texas does have to run the table, but not LSU.
This post was edited on 9/11 at 12:02 pm


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omegaman66
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re: Texas: The Perfect Opponent
I hope texäs loses a few more games.

I hate Texas.
Would hurt there recruiting.
Would help our recruiting in Texas.
Rematches suck ass.


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CorkRockingham
Member since Jun 2017
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re: Texas: The Perfect Opponent
you are telling me if LSU would have lost to Texas and then proceed to lose to Florida or Auburn and then beats Alabama and goes to the SEC Championship and wins that they would be held out of the college football playoff.


Nahh.


dallastiger55
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re: Texas: The Perfect Opponent
Texas is good but no way they are beating OU twice.

OU looks scary good


Vacherie Saint
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re: Texas: The Perfect Opponent
Well, not THAT perfect. Texas was a crappy host.

Piped in music, no ac in the locker rooms, band seating...

It’s Urban Meyer level bullsh*t all over again. How long before Herman starts flagging grades for recruits he loses to us? He’s a POS.


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HubbaBubba
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re: Texas: The Perfect Opponent
Stop looking backwards. It was a great win. Let's look forward to the next game: NW State


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LosTigres251
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re: Texas: The Perfect Opponent
What I said was if LSU loses 2 games this year they are done. Certainly things could occur where they might get in. It has happened before. Hell even a 3 loss team "could possibly" get in.

But Im willing to bet anyone that a 2 loss anyone is not getting in and I will make that bet any year.

How bout you, you wanna make that bet?
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tigerclaw10
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re: Texas: The Perfect Opponent
They certainly would be in the playoffs. Especially if Notre Damn is undefeated. You’d have Clemson undefeated, Notre dame undefeated, a one loss Ohio St, and a undefeated or one loss OU team that would get in over us. Hell a one loss Texas team could also get in over us in that scenario not to mention some team like UCF running the table. We’d be left out.

ETA: don’t know why I put held out at the top
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NorthTxLSU
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re: Texas: The Perfect Opponent
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OU looks scary good



scary good? lol no


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CorkRockingham
Member since Jun 2017
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re: Texas: The Perfect Opponent
There is absolutely no way a 2-loss SEC Champion will be held out. The SEC Champion is and will be for the forseeable future a college football playoff lock.

It's the Playoff before the Playoff. 2 losses doesn't matter.


LosTigres251
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re: Texas: The Perfect Opponent
Whats the odds of a 2 loss SEC school winning the SEC championship? I will make that bet each year as well. Again, we can "if and but" our way to a Playoff even with 3 losses.

But back to reality..... 2 losses and its over...

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