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They are pretty generic but here you go.....
"Atlanta is a great city and the Georgia Dome is a tremendous venue," LSU Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Joe Alleva said. "Clemson is a quality opponent that is highly-ranked. This will be a great bowl game matchup featuring two very good football teams."
"Clemson is obviously a very talented team," LSU coach Les Miles said. "Dabo Swinney has done a great job there and we look forward to a great matchup and a competitive game in the Chick-fil-a bowl between two very talented teams.
"We enjoy playing in Atlanta. It's a great city that has been very good to LSU. I'm sure that we'll travel extremely well. The
Georgia Dome is an outstanding venue and we are excited about the opportunity to play in the Chick-fil-a bowl."
“We’re about as excited as you can be to have a 10-win team ranked #7 in the nation in the LSU Tigers,” said Gary Stokan, Chick-fil-A Bowl president and CEO. “Coach Miles has led this team to the pinnacle of elite programs in the country and they will, without doubt, give us one of the best bowl match-ups in the nation.”
Can I say 'bullshit'?
Les put off meeting w the media Sunday night. We now get him at 9 am on Monday morning.
"I guess you've just gotta find something you love to do and then... do it for the rest of your life." - Max Fisher
Yes, you may!!!!!! We will play very unimaginatively, Clumpson will come out fired up to have a chance to beat a team from the best Division of the Best conference in the Nation. This exact thing happened in the Sugar Bowl following the 1958 NC season (LSU was named NC before the bowl game). LSU took the Clumps for granted and barely managed to win 7-0 (we were 4 TD favorites).
I'll bet Poultry Bowl and Chocking Fillet King Stokan is excited.
LSU is in a no win situation in this game. Win it and everyone says , so what?, we were supposed to win it. Lose it and we may as well not have played this bowl game at all for the derision and I told you so's from the rest of the condescending SEC "elite" and BCS. It makes Slive look like a f***ing genius to disown the Tigers completely this year if the Tigers lose.
Ancientiger is right. Clemson could play out of their minds in this game. IMO, LSU could give a shite one way or the other. Miles bland response and Alleva predictable, boring, canned faked enthusiasm makes me think we should have passed on any bowl game.
Regards to All,
Guess there's only one cogent reason for not taking a pass. Could we?
We don't want to embarrass the Chic-Fil-La folks - they're decent folks. Altlanta has been a good venue for LSU.
We don't want to seem ungrateful but....
Hey, i'm interested in exploring the Big East, ACC, and the Big 12.
I think the fact we're at Jerry World in 2013 may have hurt a fun Cotton Bowl.
I think we got dissed. That's a reason for LSU to give a crap.
I actually attended that game in the old Sugar Bowl Stadium.
No excitment about this game. We get thirty days of extra practice, so that's worth something. Recent LSU history says there is little or no connection to how we perform in a bowl game and how we perform the following season. Just an isolated opportunity to hit the field and play an extra game.
Absent the Cap1 mud bowl against Penn State and last year's BCSCG, Miles has shown a remarkable propensity for getting his team prepared for post season games.
I fully expect the same for this chicken bowl,
And I would really love to see LSU do this in style, perhaps to the extent of a complete shutdown capped off with tearing off their heads and pukind down their throats.
JMHO, of course..............
I really think this team comes out and has a great gameplan on offense. I see Mettenberger having one of his best days with the time to prepare.
I had a chance to ask Alleva about the schedule shenanigans several weeks ago that are being played in Birmingham and he said the university presidents handle the schedule and the ADs don't have much say in the matter. The best that Michael Martin could say was "I made my pitch and sometimes you win some, sometimes you lose some."
Now we get slighted because the conference strong arms the Cap One to take UGA instead of A&M. Where was the SEC when we got punked in 2005? A&M is a first timer that we beat head-to-head in their stadium and is ranked behind us but we need to slide on down?
I truly believe LSU needs to have preliminary discussions with the Big 12. LSU in the Big 12 closes the gap significantly on the SEC, especially if Arkansas also makes a jump. It is comical how LSU is the red-headed step child that consistently gets disrespected by Birmingham.
I'd rather have to put up with Texas and their BS than continue to be the running joke in Birmingham. It amazes me that Steve Spurrier can whine about Georgia's schedule and get the league to make LSU go between the Hedges but our coach and administration just sit back and take the high road in public. Squeaky wheel gets the grease. Hey Mike Slime, we like to get kissed before . . . . well, you get the picture.
Time for LSU to be vocal and force change or start exploring other options where we are a valued member of a conference. LSU, Arkansas, Ole Miss and Miss State are second class citizens in this conference.
I don't hate often, but when I do, I prefer Alabama, USC or Notre Dame.
Perhaps the real soulution is to shake up the East and West members. Missou, TamU, Miss St, Ole Miss, Arky, LSU, Vandy and Tennessee in the West. Everybody else in the East. It works for me and makes more geographic sense.
I have friends at schools in The ACC. Descrete conversations are taking place between the SEC and 2 schools there. If I were to guess, I think they join the SEC sooner than later. This will make a do over of the conference a must. Then a fair and unbiased format for setting schedules can be found.
Birminghman will not let LSU have that kind of advantage. They don't want to play UGA, FLA or USC as it is until the SECC. They will not even play two of them in the same season. NO WAY they allow it. The easy answer was to move Auburn and Bama to the East so they could maintain their so-called "rivalries" with UGA and Tennessee. Why did that not happen? Because Bama does not want a schedule like LSU where they have to play the strongest programs from the East during the regular season. Birmingham looks down its nose at LSU and laughs . . . nice pussy cat. We obviously either have no stroke, no ballz or both.
Give me a break - Florida, So Carolina, A&M and Bama in consecutive weeks? And fans have the nerve to criticize the coaching staff because we split the four games. The criticism needs to be directed at an administration that allows that to happen without shining a light on the roaches. Next year we may have to beat Georgia twice in Georgia to advance to the BCSC, otherwise we probably have to beat Florida twice. What an absolute joke! Bama's SEC East opponents next year went 1-15 in the SEC this season. The LSU administration needs to make some noise. Time to yell from the mountain tops. I want to see some fines from that corrupt office in Birmingham!
Tell us how you really feel, Lawge...
Wow...just wow! The presidents get involved in the scheduling? WTF do they know about football scheduling? That is the dumbest thing Ive ever heard. Why even have an AD then?
The problem LSU has with scheduling, etc with the SEC is that there are not that many schools affected by these biases...so they dont care. Us, UF and sometimes USCe are the only ones complaining. Everyone else either benefits or just sucks and doesnt care. That is why the league can give us the finger and ask us to like it.
Sorry to go Brian Kelly on the board.
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