Discussion in 'The Tiger's Den' started by TexasTigers, Feb 6, 2013.
Hmm. I agree. But....because we are in this Golden Era that started with Saban, expectations are now much higher. 80s or 90s era LSU football is now completely unacceptable.
And because this IS the golden era, the humiliating loss to Alabama (which allowed them to become a self professed dynasty and prevented that LSU team from being labelled possibly the best in college football history), losing 3 of 4 bowl games (and underperforming in them) and 5 years of pitiful offense...these things are all unacceptable in a Golden Age.
Thank goodness we have had 2 AD'S who didn't/don't agree that Miles' record is unacceptable. I love the program and the success we have had, and the continuity. Great coaches don't grow on trees and I'm not sure any other coaches would be able to put up with such a fickle fanbase if they came here and had a rough start.
Like the doomsayers have been doing for 8 years I'll go out on a limb and make a prediction. Les Miles will be here 10 more years and win 3 more SEC titles and 2 more national championships. And crack up when the vocal minorities bitch about that.
People should take a look around, look at the three openings in the SEC this past year and look what coaches they filled them with. Would you take anyone of those coaches over Les?
Oh yea, the names come out to woodwork, Gruden, Cowher, Dungy, etc. for the SEC jobs every year, an who did they get?
But, but, but....THIS IS LSU!! It's different!
Yep, tell me about it. I have a question for you. I was talking with a coach the other night about the three openings (This coach has coached at many of the SEC schools), of the three Tenn, Ark and Aubarn, what one school would you rank the lower? After a few answers, I'll give his reply.
All about recruiting base. Tenn is making strides in this. Auburn has to fight bama but there's lots in al and ga is close. Ark money can't make up for this and it's a bball school
LSU is undersized as a rule. It hurts LSU the most when they face the likes of a good tOSU (2008) or if they faced a good USCw team. Of late Alabama Crimson Tide is included in the mix. Taller, faster, smarter never hurts especially at skill positions.
I realize LSU defeated tOSU in 2008 by a convincing margin however had the momentum stayed in tOSU's as it was in the 1st qtr turning them back would have been very difficult. tOSU's guard alone (Rehring 6'9" 371 lbs) was a mammoth lineman.
See this years class for more info.
I bolded the last part because it's ridiculous after knowing how that game turned out--and how Florida beat the snot out of them the year before that. I wouldn't really call us undersized.
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