Tag Archives: Anthony Jennings

Oh, Danny Boy!

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Tiger Fans Can Expect Miles To Vacillate On QB Decision

Bags are packed, early flight to Chicago early today and then van-time with other Louisianans as we go to South Bend, Indiana for a Notre Dame football game. Saturday night’s ND-Michigan State matchup marks my fifteenth game on the storied campus. Most of our travel group have been multiple times also. Continue reading

Miles Needs To Make Better Decisions Recruiting QBs

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Etling Potential And Recruitment Of Haskins Keys Optimism

By John Ventola

LSU’s two football national championship over the past thirteen years were both led by steady quarterbacks. Matt Mauck and Matt Flynn were each skilled quarterbacks, athletes that proved to be dependable field generals while leading talented teams to titles. Neither was flashy, their biggest contribution being how they carried out the game plans of Nick Saban and Les Miles by keeping miscues to a minimum. Continue reading

Athletes Need To Be Held To Higher Behavior Requirements

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 Pro and College Conduct Policies Need To Be Read And Enforced

By John Ventola

While the USA national debt and crime rate are rising at an alarming rate, standards of conduct, particularly those of our nation’s professional and collegiate athletes, are definitely in a freefall, coming down faster than a South Carolina Confederate flag. Seems not a day goes by without an athlete arrested and charged for some type of criminal offense. When one considers these players are possible role models for today’s youth, it becomes quite alarming. Continue reading

LSU Should Revisit Prep Quarterback Evaluation Process

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Tigers Need To Get Capable Quarterback On Board

By John Ventola

After taking a couple of days to digest Ohio State’s demolition of Oregon’s Sitting Ducks in the College Football Playoff (CFP) title game, local attention should refocus on how LSU coach Les Miles addresses his squad’s lack of a top rated quarterback. Continue reading

CFP Final Four Announcement Coming After Final Week

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Rivalry Week Not Kind To SEC

By John Ventola

Alabama managed to hang on to its No. 1 ranking by scoring touchdowns on its last five possessions in an exciting comeback against archrival Auburn, but the Southeastern Conference (SEC) took a big hit to its reputation during rivalry week games. With the victory, the Crimson Tide claimed the Western Division title and earned the right to play Eastern champion Missouri for the SEC championship Saturday in Atlanta, while Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, and South Carolina each lost to an Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) foe. For a league that has enjoyed having four or five teams ranked in the nation’s Top Ten most of the year, the conference could have only Alabama in the elite bunch if Mississippi State drops more than six spots after being defeated by nineteenth ranked Ole Miss. Continue reading

Alabama Rises To The Top With Mississippi State Victory

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CFP Top Spot Now Sweet Home Alabama

By John Ventola

Dak Prescott’s Heisman Trophy hopes were intercepted as he and his Mississippi State teammates fell from the unbeaten ranks while last year’s award winner Jameis Winston continued to do just enough to keep Florida State’s 26-game win streak going and hopes for a second straight national title within reach. Continue reading

LSU And Saints Fail To Keep It Together For Sixty Minutes

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Boo-Hoo Works Overtime On The Bayou

By John Ventola

A month ago Louisiana football fans found themselves in the doldrums after the New Orleans Saints got off to a miserable 2 and 4 start and LSU lost its first two Southeastern Conference (SEC) games. Both teams rebounded over the next month to return to respectability, if not championship form. The Saints topped Green Bay and Carolina to claim top position in the weak NFC South Division while the Tigers won three consecutive SEC games over Florida, Kentucky, and Ole Miss. However, just when both squads had refilled their fan bases with feel good vibes, they let last minute leads disappear and lost gut wrenching overtime contests to the San Francisco 49ers and Alabama Crimson Tide on their home fields. Continue reading

Alabama Versus LSU Game Annually Showcases Quality Talent

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Annual Matchup Usually Plays Major Role In Deciding SEC

By John Ventola

The annual football game between LSU and Alabama has risen to become one of college football’s most anticipated rivalry games over the past six decades. Ever since Paul “Bear” Bryant opened his first season as coach of the Crimson Tide by hosting Paul Dietzel’s Tigers in Mobile in 1958, the annual matchups have played significant roles in deciding SEC championships, and frequently, national championships. Continue reading

Mississippi Enjoys Second Week Of Unparalleled College Football Success

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College Football Continues To Shine Each Week

By John Ventola

Pardon me, does anyone have two extra tickets to the Egg Bowl in Oxford in November? I am looking for an early Christmas present and I can not think of a better way to wind up this exciting football season that sitting in The Grove with cowbells ringing in my ears before witnessing this year’s feel good story in sports. Mississippi State against the University of Mississippi. The Dak Attack versus Bo Knows, The Battle of the Magnolia State. Maybe those frat boys at Ole Miss have been correct with their annual proclamation that the South would rise again. It took a while, but it seems the ascension has occurred. Continue reading

LSU Bombed While The Saints Use Brees To Open Their Parachute

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And The Beat Down Goes On

By John Ventola

If Louisiana football fans thought that the New Orleans Saints and the LSU Tigers offered them some sloppy play in September, their first games played in October give them very little hope for significant improvement anytime soon. To say both teams have their fanbases puzzled and frustrated at this point in the season is an understatement, even though the Saints did manage to best underdog Tampa Bay in overtime today at home. Continue reading