How good was "the diesel"?

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  1. ASD

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    Just finished watching the few highlights that were the career of Cecil Collins. Good god I remember watching and knowing he was good but when I see those old games against Auburn and State I don't know if we have ever had a back as good as he was. And that is saying something cuz we have had some good ones. But it also speaks volumes to even consider him in that echelon considering he never even played a full season. Was he a complete disaster and embarrassment afterwards? Yep. But man could he run the ball. Ran angry.
     
  2. SabanFan

    SabanFan The voice of reason

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    If Cecil wasn't a serial rapist, he'd be headed to the NFL HoF.
     
  3. lsudolemite

    lsudolemite CodeJockey Extraordinaire

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    That's not true, he just wanted some late-night cuddling.
     
  4. DoctorDave

    DoctorDave Guest

    He was LSU's answer to Emmitt Smith, briefly.
     
  5. TwistedTiger

    TwistedTiger Founding Member

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    With an underage girl that didn't want to cuddle.
     
  6. lsudolemite

    lsudolemite CodeJockey Extraordinaire

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    And as I remember he had a bad habit of...um, inviting himself over to their apartments for that.
     
  7. mctiger

    mctiger RIP, and thanks for the music Staff Member

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    The point of the OP was to evaluate the Diesel's football ability, not his moral failings.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6mpmox6gx8&feature=related]YouTube - ‪Cecil Collins 1997 LSU Highlights‬‏[/ame]
     
  8. SabanFan

    SabanFan The voice of reason

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  9. fanatic

    fanatic Evil Morty Lives...

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    He ran for 3,045 yards and 40 TDs in his senior year of high school. What he did on the field in his short time at LSU was simply incredible and had he not been a degenerate, he would've been one of the all time greats. Unfortunately, you can't talk about his accomplishments without talking about his 'moral failings'.
     
  10. TigerCliff

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    Just a better version - yep he might have been that good but we will never ever know !!!!

    Emmitt was not only good but always did the right thing !
     

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