Let’s try something that doesn’t happen often enough on this forum and logically analyze what LSU should and should not be doing in terms of winning conference championships. Is there anybody here who does not believe that, on average, Florida and Alabama will not or should not recruit as well as LSU does? Is there anybody here that thinks that, on average, Tennessee, Georgia and Auburn cannot each win a conference championship at least once every ten years? (I mean no disrespect to these three teams, or the other teams in the conference. I am formulating this in what I believe is the most favorable, but realistic, terms for LSU. I have no doubt that any of these three teams have the resources, talent pool and tradition to win the conference more often that once a decade.) If you accept these premises, it means that, on average, for three out of every ten years, someone other than the current top three teams will win the conference. Whic in turn means that, at best, there are only seven years out of ten where one of the “Big Three” will win the championship, or, on average, twice every ten years or once every five. Les Miles did so just two years ago. And, unlike any arguments that are made that we “lucked into” the ’07 national championship game (like any team has ever played for the national championship without luck… see this year Alabama vs. Tennessee, Auburn, Arkansas and LSU, or Texas vs. Nebraska; not to mention that Nicky only got to play in ’03 because Southern Miss beat California in the last game of the season, a make-up date due to a hurricane (but, no luck there)... LSU won its conference championship on the field. Therefore, unless we go another four or five years without winning a conference championship, I do not believe we have anything about which to complain. I also believe that this means that, on average, LSU should be 10-2 or 9-3, an average that Miles beats by a large margin. If you disagree, please point out where you believe that I have not analyzed the situation accurately. Do you not believe that Florida and Alabama will recruit as well as LSU does, or that Tennessee, Georgia and Auburn will never again be competitive in the conference. If you cannot point to something “wrong,” then it seems to me that you must either accept reality or decide to continue living in a parallel, and distorted, universe.