Not, trying to start anything here, but how do you guys honestly feel about these kind of quotes: "The people are hurting. The players are down here. It's going to be a little while before we regroup and get it better." I felt pretty good about that but then he's goes on to say: "There's nothing you can do. "We just got beat by a better ballclub today." NO way! I understand a lot of that is media-talk. But that has been my number one problem with Smoke since day one... he is WAY too laid back and pessimistic. This young teams needs peppy and active coaching right now, not this the-world-is-ending-bull. For what it's worth, I still think that Smoke is an able coach, but we really need someone on this team who can get these guys excited... they're playing emotionless ball right now. I remember in the past LSU teams used to be "fun" to watch--even when they lost, or were losing, it seems like they always had a chance to come back. Maybe I'm just a little too bitter right now because it seems like what was once an Elite Athletic Program is falling to the ground (of course it ISN'T, but it sure feels like it, eh?) We need to get some former players on here as assistant coaches. Blair is coaching at McNeese... and I've seen him get pretty fired up and enthusiastic about coaching there...I'm sure there are some idle almuni that would love the chance... EDIT: Most of you know that I am totally against bashing the coaches, it's not my intention to do so... but this is just one example of his poorest quality.