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Bayou Guy Can Handle BYU

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O Ed If Only Passion Decided Football Games

By John Ventola

One thing about the beginning of the collegiate football season each Fall—-every team starts the year with a clean slate. After eight months (nine months in the case of teams that did not appear in a bowl game), the expectation and excitement of seeing if offseason changes and improvements can fulfill conference and national aspirations reaches a fever pitch by early September. Continue reading

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

Fournette Could Run Wild Against Defenseless Red Raiders

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Miles Reprieve And Opponent Should Result In Solid Effort

By John Ventola

LSU faithful have had thirty-one days to process the embarrassing drama that played out around Les Miles in November as the Tigers plummeted from the ranks of the unbeaten (ranked No. 2 in the initial CFP poll) to a team not ranked in the Top 25. A three-game SEC losing streak put the quirky eleventh year head coach on the hot seat, and ultimately atop the shoulders of his players following a job-saving victory over Texas A & M in the home finale, a win that literally gave him a “third quarter” reprieve from the coaches’ unemployed list. Continue reading

Time To Take Hard Look At Miles Despite Hefty Buyout

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Sloppy Play And Unimaginative Calls Doom LSU

By John Ventola

LSU lost a third straight game for the first time in sixteen seasons Saturday as Ole Miss easily defeated the Tigers 38-17 in Oxford. While losing three straight is an uncommon occurrence, sloppy and seemingly unmotivated performances by this year’s Les Miles contingent have become weekly lowlights for LSU’s faithful. Continue reading

LSU Needs To Go Back To The Drawing Board

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Time To Realize That Tigers Not Very Good

By John Ventola

Surprisingly, Ronda Rousey took a brutal kick to the face Saturday night. In what is turning into not that big of a surprise, LSU’s footballers got their stripped backsides kicked for the second consecutive week by an SEC opponent, losing meekly to four-loss Arkansas, 31-14. The “in your face” Razorbacks beat down was slower, although just as lethal. A first half knockdown was followed by late game domination to overcome a brief Tigers comeback. Continue reading

Saban Outcoaches Miles Again As Bama Dominates LSU

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Separation Saturday Not Kind To Major Unbeatens

By John Ventola

Domination. Pure and simple. What I had personally hyped as a battle between two “rock’em sock’em” Deep South football powers, turned into a lopsided Alabama victory that puts the Tide in control of its own destiny for another CFP semifinal spot this season, their top runner in Heisman Trophy talks, and Leonard Fournette looking for somewhere to run. Continue reading

Time For LSU-Alabama To Settle Things On Football Field

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Tiger Tide Rivalry More Than Football

By John Ventola

LSU will face Alabama tonight in a critical Southeastern Conference (SEC) game that will not only play a key role in deciding this season’s eventual league winner, but go a long way in determining the 2015 College Football Playoff (CFP) champion. Continue reading

LSU And Bama To Use Bye Week To Heal And Prepare

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Secondary Adjustments Need To Be Made

By John Ventola

For the second straight week, LSU and the New Orleans Saints both won their games despite sloppy secondary performances. Whereas Tiger defensive backs were exploited this week because of coverage confusion and “let downs”, New Orleans gave up two touchdowns by way of “fall downs”, and one by letting a receiver loose for an uncovered stroll into the end zone. Continue reading

LSU Uses Fake FG Play To Win Battle of Unbeatens

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Mad Hatter Call Does It Again

By John Ventola

LSU Coach Les Miles pulled another special team gimmick play out of his white hat Saturday night to score the winning touchdown in the Tigers victory over Florida. Place-kicker Trent Domingue took a lateral pass from Brad Kragthorpe 16 yards for a touchdown to break a tie between the upbeaten SEC teams with just under eleven minutes remaining to give the Bayou Bengals a hard-earned 35-28 victory. Continue reading