All honest LSU fans (and students of LSU history) knew there would probably be one "slip up" (i.e. Ole Miss last year) this season. Realistic expectations are to win the west, win the SEC and then win the Sugar Bowl. National Championship hopes shouldn't be considered until we are a consistent BCS team (unless we change our name to Miami, Oklahoma, or ND or there is a playoff). Opinion polls (AP and USA Today) still drive college football and LSU still has more ugly recent history than good. We need consistent winning until we can be considered elite. On another note, where is Michael (Gonna rewrite Reed's records) Clayton? Comparing Randall to Davey, but saying Davey had the edge because of Reed and Toefield is not right. Clayton was supposed to be the phenom to pick up where Reed left off and DD has played Toefield's role just fine. If you're looking for offensive leadership and someone to step up, we should look to Clayton, but where is he? IMO, Randall is not a top caliber qb. Not a flame, teams have won with lesser, but he is not the answer. Too many uncoachable weaknesses that experience won't help. Hopefully he can be a stop gap these last several games until Mauck or a new stud can step in next year.