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There are about 120 teams that would trade places with LSU in an instant. I know we have had offensive troubles and people are rightly upset we have not seen a turn around there but look at the bigger picture. We are one of the winningest college programs of the last decade. 2 national titles played for three. Wr are recruting at a higherlevel. then ever before and our coaching staff, much to the dismay of a lot of you, is getting players here and moving them to the nfl. This is a family atmosphere where kids want to play. I feel like some of you forgot what LSU. Football was before saban/miles era's my final point is that a lot of the complaining about our coaching staff is because they are compared to saban and his and no one else. It feels like the hot girl broke up with us for soneone else and even though we got another incredible girlfriend a lot of you are still hung up and bitter about the girl that left you. Step back and see that LSU is in the best era it has ever been in and these last 10 years have been amazing despite a few bumps in the road and with these next 2 classes coming in there is no reason to think
the next 10 wont be either.
Thanks for taking the time to read this and I hope it served to improve some attitudes that have otherwise been grumpy since the clemson loss
This post was edited by david13 18 months ago
Maybe some teams that would gladly trade places as far as overall program, but as far as offenses go there are only a little more than a handful that are worse when it comes to rankings. Where fans are upset is with an overall decline in offense over several years, and it is THE reason why we didn't win the NC last year and possibly this year as well. It's not difficult at all to remember how things were prior to Saban & Miles coaching here, but you cannot sugarcoat the fact that our offense for various reasons has been a major issue here and we could well have been in the same shoes as Bama Monday night - hoisting the crystal football for a second consecutive year. Meanwhile, nothing has really been done to correct those issues. That's why people are rightfully upset.
Against Bama this year Mett threw for somewhere near 300yards and didn't give up a 100 rusher to Bama. LSU can play with these guys. What LSU needs to do is bring that same intestacy to every game not just the Bama game. Mett just does NOT play well away from Tiger Stadium. That has to change.
Not saying your wrong this thread was nore about appreciating what we have and not nitt picking little things. I think the offense came around at the end of the year and I think that is the offense we can expect to see next year. What I saw in the bowl game was terrinle o line play and a nervous qb who overthrew targets hust like he was nervous and over threw people to start the season
The offense did come around some towards the end of the year, but I felt like it regressed for the Arky & Clemson games pretty much back to where it was prior to the Bama game. Not quite as bad for Arky as it was for Clemson. We still have lots of issues with OL, QB accuracy, and other execution issues, but a big problem is our predictability. I've heard comments from opposing players & coaches about being able to tell what we're gonna do based on personnel & formation, and if you watch closely it really becomes pretty obvious. We really need to stop having the same tendencies on offense.
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What Tbone said x1000!!!
Someone said offense regressed last two games vs Arkie and Clemson. Well, both were road games! Oline struggled on the road late in year and Mett couldn't hit an open wr to save his life!.
Considering we play at Bama, at UGA, at MSU, and at Ole Miss next year, everything has to turn around in an instant, not just Mett's play.
You tell'em Dave....
Don't change nothin
This post was edited by TigerTowner 18 months ago
Our standard for acceptable is not acceptable.
four years in a row we had the 110th or worse pass offense the country...
This is LSU and we demand and expect better.
The scheme is bad, real bad...sorry, but I am just a fan and see what plays are about to run... If I can do it, that's a real problem
Heck, the Clemson DC mocked our Offense by saying our trick plays are "play action"
That's a sign of disrespect ..We lost the Bama game on play calling at the end and we lost the Clemson game the same way...
Bad coaching decisions and overall bad play calling... we need changes in philosophy. changes in route running, changes in how we line up..changes in the "Lsu offense"
Show me one trick play Bama ran Monday night. They dominated the line of scrimmage, and threw the ball when they brought a safety in the box. Key word is execution. Pro style offenses are about execution, not trickery!
If Mett doesn't overthrow Boone by 5 yards, game is over. A wide open Boone I might add! AJ would have thrown a TD.
So why is the same side of the ball unable to execute for five years? You know why but you're living in denial
GET AT ME
AJ overthrew Cooper at least 2-3 times on Monday night... he did make some great throws, but he also missed a couple too.
He overthrew Cooper by 1ft in good coverage, not a wide open receiver by 5 yds. aTm Garne shouldn't have been close, what 5-6 TDs overthrown. One long TD reception Boone made an unreal catch.
Let me say it this way - I'm grateful for the journey over the past eight or so years.
But I am troubled by the Bama and Clemson performances as much as I am elated about efforts against S Carolina and Texas A&M. I am troubled by a offense that wore out its own defense, not the opponent's. And I am troubled by the large number of team members declaring early. Is it a blessing or a sign of trouble?
LSU is a elite program but you have to fight , relentless and get lucky to stay there. Look at the SEC programs that got better and those that regressed. Most of them will be better in 2013. Look a the coaching changes in the SEC over the past two years.
The LSU fanbase is often unrealistic. Mettenberger was annointed as being NFL ready and bound by season end.
We cut him more slack that we ever cut for Lee. When it came time to deliver, it didn't always happen.
As in the previous year - Shady's - we had distractions - Tyrann - and serious injuries and players who just seemingly walked away. Can we get through a season without suspensions and arrests?
When it's all said and done, I'm still a Tiger, always a Tiger, and I'll support my team on the field. A solid showing on NSD will help with the bad taste in my mouth.
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by lsutiger76 18 months ago
76 I feel the same way. I have stood behind Miles and still do but he has got to get this offense fixed. He needs to put his loyalty aside and bring in a real coordinator. Someone who knows how to run an offense and not one that looked forced. I got my fingers crossed things will get better but my optimism isn't as high as it used to be.
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