I know I should not be posting but man you guys are slacking.... John Brady has not been treated well by me. He hasn't. No need to rehash things, but I've been harsh. I was especially harsh after LSU lost at Ohio State on Dec. 31. Turns out, losing in the final seconds at Ohio State -- the Buckeyes are 21-4 and in contention for a No. 1 seed in the 2006 NCAA Tournament -- isn't such a bad thing to do this season. Since then, LSU has run roughshod through the SEC, leading the West Division by four games and being assured of no worse than a tie (with the East's Tennessee) for the best league mark in either division. I'm not saying John Brady is the SEC Coach of the Year. Even though LSU could finish a game ahead of Tennessee, and even though LSU did beat the Volunteers by 14 points in their only meeting, what Pearl has done this season borders on the unbelievable. But I am saying John Brady deserves some serious credit. He lost last season's SEC Player of the Year, sophomore forward Brandon Bass, to the NBA. He lost this season's point guard, junior Tack Minor, to academics and then a knee injury. No problem. Brady unleashed unknown freshman Tyrus Thomas at power forward, moved senior shooting guard Darrel Mitchell to the point, and has produced his best season in nine years at LSU. LSU has been underrated all season -- No. 21 in both polls? -- but remember this team when you're making out your NCAA Tournament bracket. And remember the coach who got it done. ****EDIT this is not from me, this is from Gregg Doyel, sportwriter for sportsline.