Below is a portion of Skip Bertman's Cyber-Side Chat # 50 which many of you probably have already seen. Helps put what has been accomplished since Nick Saban has been here into perspective: Athletic Department Press Releases Cyber-side Chat No. 50 TO: Fans, Friends, and Supporters of LSU Athletics FROM: Skip Bertman, LSU Director of Athletics At the national championship celebration in Tiger Stadium in January, former LSU Chancellor Mark Emmert made a simple yet remarkable statement when he addressed the crowd. He said plainly "These are the good old days." There were a lot of messages in that statement, not least of which is that we all have the tendency to overlook the wonderful things around us until time has passed and we look back on them with fond memories. For instance, it wasn't until our football program fell on hard times in the late 1980s and early 1990s when Tiger fans fully appreciated the Charles McClendon era of LSU football. Too often in college sports we don't "stop and smell the roses." With this Cyber-side Chat I am inviting you to do just that. Take a look around at your athletics program, in particular the achievements of Tiger Football, and enjoy this time. For the fourth straight year, LSU will be playing in a New Year's Day bowl game. That's a first in the 111 years of Tiger Football. LSU went unbeaten in Tiger Stadium this season for the first time since 1972, Bert Jones' senior year. You set another season attendance record in Tiger Stadium as 638,462 fans came to LSU football games in 2004, an average of 91,209 per game, another record. This is the best five-year stretch in LSU football history, and never before have the Tigers won as many games as they have in the last two years with records of 13-1 and -- so far -- 9-2. Things are looking up all around. By next season there will be a new upper deck on the west side of the stadium and a new Football Operations Center. And it doesn't stop with football. On the way are continued improvements to the Pete Maravich Assembly Center, a new habitat for Mike the Tiger, a new softball stadium and improvements to other facilities. Soon we will have an announcement on the future of Alex Box Stadium.