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Biography:LSU fan since 1990, when I started school
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Occupation:HS Coach and Teacher
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Registered on:11/20/2007
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re: The Georgia blowout win helps keep LSU very, very longshot hopes alive. - Tiger Phil
First of all, we are fans, so we don't have to focus on one game at a time. My mindset on Saturday afternoon and evening will have absolutely zero effect on whether LSU wins or loses. Second of all, fivethirtyeight.com, who do a bunch of data-driven analysis, has a prediction for the remainder o...
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re: Even if we win out LSU is not making the playoffs - Tiger Phil
An impartial 3rd party, fivethirtyeight.com, gives us a 74% chance to be in the playoffs IF we win out. Now, they only give us a 2% chance to win out... So I think it is short-sided and pessimistic to say "we won't be in bc Troy", when those without a vested interest in the outcome say different...
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re: Hear me out: LSU runs the table, gets into playoffs - Tiger Phil
Everyone keeps bringing up Penn St 2016 by means of comparison. Their loss to Pitt is frankly better than our loss to Troy. However, the key difference is that we would play top-3 Georgia in the sec championship while Penn St played a team that was less highly regarded in Wisconsin. Would it...
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re: Hear me out: LSU runs the table, gets into playoffs - Tiger Phil
Actually, fivethirtyeight.com has us at a 2% chance of winning out. [link=(https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/2017-college-football-predictions/)]NCAA Football Predictions[/link] If we do win out, they consider us THE MOST LIKELY playoff participant at followed by Penn State, Wisconsin and Ala...
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re: The pay-for-play debate - Tiger Phil
Just wanted to bump this thread. I sincerely wish we could eliminate pay for play youth soccer in the USA. I just don't think it is realistic given the financial state of the game here....
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re: How the hell can we be good at basically all other sports - Tiger Phil
And to add to all that, I agree with the technical over athleticism argument. I agree that pay for play needs to be phased out, but I am more pragmatic on how we do so. We can't just "speak it away". The club soccer DOC will not be happy to forego his revenue stream and therefore his salary. ...
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re: How the hell can we be good at basically all other sports - Tiger Phil
I'm the college soccer guy. I will state again that we misuse this vast resource unique to the USA. Before I explain my opinion, I want you to understand that I do not expect college soccer to produce elite, national-team caliber players. Nor do I think college soccer as it is currently con...
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re: Les Miles for AD - Tiger Phil
Stop. [link=(http://thehayride.com/2017/10/please-stop-talking-lsu-future-les-miles/)]No to Les Miles as AD[/link]...
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re: Possible 2018 US WC Kit leak - Tiger Phil
[quote][quote]This is not legit. It is one dude's twitter where he has "designed" several different country's kits.[/quote] So NBC Sports picked up on bullshitee? Hmmm, good to know[/quote] I have no idea what or why SI and NBC do the things they do. But I know this is just a random twitter of a...
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re: The buyout is just under $9.4 Million and decreasing daily... - Tiger Phil
[quote][quote]Consider it a $12 million investment total. [/quote] That's what i thought. Why does the first 4 pages of this thread act like we would get some kind of deal based on the OP's post?[/quote] It is a $12 million dollar investment, and we have already paid out nearly $3 million of t...
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re: The buyout is just under $9.4 Million and decreasing daily... - Tiger Phil
[quote]Martin your analysis gives me hope. Bless you.[/quote] Hey... I did it first!!...
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re: National Championship Head Coaches Are Better Than Their Predecessors - Tiger Phil
Indeed. Even Miles’ record at LSU was better than the previous year. ...
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re: National Championship Head Coaches Are Better Than Their Predecessors - Tiger Phil
That’s the point. The goal at LSU is the win the national championship. There are a couple of mileposts you need to meet historically to show you’re capable. One of these is to lose fewer games your first year. I don’t think O will meet that milestone. ...
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re: Would you take 6-6 in a coach's first year? - Tiger Phil
I expect a new coach to show improvement over the previous regime. Saban's 6-6 was better that Shula's 5-7. Orgeron's mark to beat is 9-4. I am highly dubious that we will lose only one more game the rest of the year. ...
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re: National Championship Head Coaches Are Better Than Their Predecessors - Tiger Phil
[quote]We need nothing further to know this already.[/quote] Oh, I agree completely. I just saw someone yesterday say, hang on for a year or two and he'll get it going once he gets his guys in. No. Good coaches can take the dudes the last guy couldn't get to produce and make them better....
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National Championship Head Coaches Are Better Than Their Predecessors - Tiger Phil
A few have mentioned that we are low on talent, etc. so give O some time. Be patient, they say, he deserves a chance. I believe that every eventual national championship coach is better than the coach he followed. Evidence: 2016 Clemson, Dabo Swinney: 2009 9-5; 2008 Bowden/Swinney 7-6 201...
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re: The buyout is just under $9.4 Million and decreasing daily... - Tiger Phil
I'm still seeing $12 Million for the buyout. Folks, that's false. :)...
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re: The buyout is just under $9.4 Million and decreasing daily... - Tiger Phil
OP, change the thread title to say it's currently $9.4 Million and decreasing....
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re: The buyout is just under $9.4 Million and decreasing daily... - Tiger Phil
[quote]I love you, Tiger Phil. But, you already knew that.[/quote] :cheers: :cheers:...
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re: Think the $12m buyout is a lot? - Tiger Phil
hey buddy, That's not how bowl payouts work in a conference. The team that's going gets their expenses paid. Whatever is left over is divided among ALL the teams from the conference unless they are on bowl probation. LSU will not lose out on bowl revenue whether we go bowling or not....
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