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We pretty much know, without a doubt I might add, how the fans feel about the Chick Bowl and have alluded to Miles reaction by his belated address on the subject. Do the players themselves feel slighted? thx
That's a good question and judging from some comments I've seen I think they are more disappointed. Maybe this will be something they use to show the Cotton Bowl what they missed on. It could either go that way or they could lay an egg.
I really don't see this staff letting them do that and I think you see them come out with the same type of intensity they had in 2005 when they were highly ranked but had to go to the Chick-fil-A bowl.
This is why I'm annoyed with the pouting going on tonight around here. If you want to be pissed at Slive or our AD whatever, but don't take it out on our team who has fought hard.. Don't let Clemson outnumber us in Atlanta. Boycotting the game is not going to get through to Slive because he will get his money no matter and so will the conference. Be a good LSU Tiger fan and support them, cheer loudly, and will them onto victory.
As I type this, Mo Claiborne picks up a fumble and scores. Folks, no matter what you think, these are the glory days of LSU and our Tigers are not going anywhere. They will be around for many years, achieving at this high level.
Agree with this! Support the team by showing up. It won't change the inter-SEC politics if LSU fans don't show up. Believe me, the SEC only cares about the payout. It would hurt the Chick-Fil-A Bowl and the players...both of which are not at fault in any real or theoretical situation.
I let steam off last night but today, honestly, I am pretty excited about the matchup. I will tell you from firsthand experience in both 2005 and 2008, it is fun to beat up on the ACC...seriously. LSU fans took over all the bars around the GA Dome in 2005 and, aside from 2003 and 2010, it is the most fun I have had at a bowl game.
With all that said...BEAT CLEMSON! GEAUX TIGERS!
"You can learn more character on the two-yard line than anywhere else in life." - Former LSU Coach and AD Paul Dietzel
They were also playing a top ten Miami team.
Miles said on the teleconference this morning that the news was actually received with some real enthusiasm from the team.
We weren't made available to the players for interviews yet, but the dozen or so tweets I saw from players were all very positive, and each guy seemed excited about going to Atlanta for New Year's Eve.
I think they get up for the game in these next few weeks and end up putting on a good show. LSU always plays well in the Georgia Dome, and with some time to prepare, Miles and his staff are often very good. I think he knows how to get everyone motivated despite the fact that it's not the bowl game they wanted.
And can't come out any more flat than they did their last bowl trip..
"I guess you've just gotta find something you love to do and then... do it for the rest of your life." - Max Fisher
Clemson's offense (and mainly Sammy Watkins) have garnered a lot of respect from their fellow college football players. I know, for a fact, that some of our current players would tweet about him last year. I think they are excited to play against Clemson.
As opposed to measly old #14 Clemson...
You don't think Sam will help get the guys up for this one? Remember his comments about playing USCe?
Good point about Sonic Sam. In fact, he has already tweeted about the matchup! He's gonna get the guys going.
You think that Clemson has the same cache that Miami had in 2005? It was still Miami and this is still Clemson that got soundly beaten by a team that LSU already beat.
Big Sam may be the only player on the team that knows what state Clemson is in.
If the players are really disappointed I doubt we are going to see that publicly.
Agree. But again, I don't think they are disappointed at this. They know what winning against Florida or Alabama would have done, and that falls back on the players and staff. From the texts I sent around to gauge the tone, the staff was more upset than the players.
No, but I don't think they are the worthless no-name that you apparently do. I realize your personal mission around here is to always find the half empty side of the glass, but you can bet our defense will be fired up to be challenged to stop their attack.
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