How does the state of LOUISIANA with so little amount of people?

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  1. www.six3.us

    www.six3.us Founding Member

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    PRODUCE SO MUCH TALENT?

    - the HERD on espn radio right now!
     
  2. red55

    red55 curmudgeon Staff Member

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    We don't, really. But we are rare among southern states in having only ONE major conference school in the state. We get the cream of the stay-at-home crop. Auburn and Bama fight each other for homestate players, Ole Miss and State, Georgia and Georgia Tech, Florida and 3 others, Texas and three others all do.
     
  3. Lil Jules

    Lil Jules Founding Member

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    We are #1 or 2 in the NFL in players produced per capita. I'd say we produce a good bit of talent.
     
  4. col reb

    col reb Founding Member

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    Ole Miss
    Mississippi State
    Southern Miss
    Alcorn
    Jackson State
    Mississippi Valley State
    Delta State

    Plus there are about 12 Jr. colleges to help draw crowds away from the big three games. I know there's a big difference between SEC and Jr. college but if your son plays jr. college, chances are you will go watch him before going to see the SEC game. Plus their bands and student body.

    Then you throw in those that don't even give schollys.....Millsaps, Miss. College, etc. All in the poorest state in the union. But you can find a game to attend.

    Not to mention LSU is convenient to some us.
     
  5. mpadow

    mpadow Founding Member

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    Actually we do. One of the main reasons Saban came to LSU was because his agent did the research and told him that Louisiana produces the most NFL players per capita.
     
  6. TigerNtz

    TigerNtz Ridley

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    Col Reb... every state has many jr colleges and private schools, including Louisiana. I think that you lost the main point, LA only has one major conference team.
    You dont have to make up excuses as to why ole miss cant produce:yelwink2:. ( jk )
     
  7. col reb

    col reb Founding Member

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    Maybe I didn't show my point well here. No recruit in his right mind would pick the Hamond school or even the Rajun Cajuns over LSU. I really can't think of too many that Tulane pulled from you guys, although over the years thay have had a couple pretty decent qbs. But be serious here a minute. If you could take all the best of the atheletes from So. Miss., MSU, AND Ole Miss, you would have the makings of a really good team each and every year. And the people could really use a stadium like TS. As it is now? Naah.:dis:

    And hey, I'm not making up excuses why we can't win. We have so many that haven't even been used in "so" long, we need no fresh new ones...
     
  8. Tygrr

    Tygrr Win the West

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    Actually we do. Louisiana is fifth behind California, Florida, Texas, and Georgia for producing nfl talent. Per capita, we're even higher than that.
     
  9. Contained Chaos

    Contained Chaos Don't we all?

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    One of his points was that even some of the smaller schools in LA have success in athletics...i.e. Tulane, Northwestern St., Southern, etc.
     
  10. MLUTiger

    MLUTiger Secular Humanist

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    Saban was quoted as saying that while he was coaching in the NFL he noticed that so many good players were from Louisiana. When the opportunity presented itself for him to come to LSU, that nugget of info and the fact that it was the only state flagship school tipped the scales in our favor.

    LA has a lot of poor people, which produces people who work harder because they don't expect anything to be given to them. I like to think that we can outwork anyone.
     

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