Discussion in 'The Tiger's Den' started by LaSalleAve, Nov 7, 2015.
I'm talking about adversity within the game. The pick sucked air out of our guys.
I remember that game. It sucked on ice.
I didn't rewatch the whole thing. Just wanted to watch the running plays to see if anything stood out now that I've calmed down.
Just spitballing- anybody feel this game had same vibe as BCS game? We looked so outclassed.
Yep, reminded me of it a lot save LSU got better QB play in this one and crossed the 50. And scored.
Clemson the Bowl game? Yeah that had everything to do with a team collapse because of Bama.
BTW, what was LSU's last game in Championship 1958?
I had seven students, all wearing Gump crap, in my room, at the bell this morning, giving me crap. Hell, I had never even seen most of them. And we are in eastern NC, to boot.
Lsu only played 10 -11 games a year (including bowl games) back then not 13 -14. Since you like to cherry pick numbers, In 18 seasons Cholly Mac only lost 5 or more games three times. Miles has done so twice in 10. Pretty meaningless Stat though right. Just like the ones you threw out. CCM was fired because he couldn't beat Bear Bryant. CLM is the most successfull coach in LSU history but he can no longer beat Alabama and on at least two occasions hasn't seemed to put much effort into it. I like most things about Miles and what he has brought to the program, but his inability to compete with Bama will wear very thin after a couple of more loses.
It was 10 to 12, but so what? Mac had more losses in seasons with fewer games!
Yes, Mac had a 5-6, a 5-5-1, and 7-5 versus Les' 8-5 and 8-5. 5-5-1 was not even a winning season. Don't get me wrong, I'm a Cholly Mac fan and he was a great one, but the Les era is better any way you want to measure it.
That was one reason. The other was the wins had dropped off considerably and recruiting was declining. Mac was a 1950's coach who had trouble relating to 70's kids. Even he knew the 80's was not going to be his time. The travesty was that he wanted to be Athletic Director and would have been a great one, as witnessed by his subsequent gigs at the small Tangerine Bowl, which he turned into the now big-time Citrus Bowl and his long tenure as president of the American Football Coaches Association. But the Board of Supervisors was stacked with Deitzels old players and they wanted him back. I like to think that our string of poor coaches wouldn't have happened if Mac had been AD. We would probably have had Bobby Bowden in the 80's and 90's.