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Monday, November 09, 2009

What defines success?

Here is a food-for-thought question for LSU fans?

If LSU ends the regular season 10-2 -- and that is a big if with Ole Miss and Arkansas still remaining on the SEC schedule -- do you consider it a successful season?

Granted 10 years ago at this time LSU fans would have walked on hot coals for a 10-2 season.

But 10 years later, do losses at home to Florida and on the road at Alabama -- the two biggest games of the season -- alter the way the season is viewed?

Does a second-place finish in the West, even if it comes in a 10-win season, sit well with folks after the greatest decade in school history?

I'd be interested to hear what folks think.

6 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd be happy if LSU was 10-2 almost every year, and 11-2 after a bowl game, like in 2005 & 2006. They would be in the top 5 or 10 every year, and most teams' fans would be thrilled with that. They would occasionally be in a position to make a run at the BCS championship, like in 2003 & 2007.

I would be elated if they were undefeated this year, but Florida and Alabama are better teams. I would also have been elated last year if they were 10-2 and had not lost to Ole Miss and Arkansas. It is possible, unfortunately, that they could lose to them again this year.

11:31 AM  
Blogger Davy said...

10 wins is great, but you can't go out and recruit top 5 classes every year and expect people to have low expectations. No one in their right mind can expect to win the SEC every year--it's NEVER been done, and it won't ever be done. But if we have top 5 classes, we should be able to enjoy the occasional championship.

1:06 PM  
Blogger Davy said...

I'm definitely happy if we finish with 10 wins, and so should every REASONABLE fan. For example: Texas and USC are considered wildly successful programs, and they do no better than 10 wins each year and have only 1 BCS championship to show for all their "dominance". And the kicker? They play in weaker conferences with far less "dangerous" games. Texas' biggest game of the year is on a NEUTRAL field. Wouldn't you like to see them go to Florida or Alabama every other year? And USC? They can't even get past unranked conference opponents every year. I'd kill for their schedule. And yet...they get about 10 wins per year. If they were in the SEC they would be just like all of us (including Florida and Alabama--they will not win this thing every year, it's impossible)...trying to get 9-10 wins with the occasional championship thrown in. That's the best any reasonable person can expect, and that is an EXCELLENT program.

1:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Bayou Bengal.

This season has turned into the LSU faithfuls worst nightmare, LSU coach Les Miles is now in fact a lesser coach then Saban, Meyers, and the coach at Tennessee. The present LSU reality is, Les Miles is a pretender, to big time football. He talks the talk, but doesn't know how to walk the walk. I have always been bothered with the way Miles talks to the LSU fans, he seemed incoherent, and always stating the obvious. As if he had, a real insight, and knowledge necessary to coach winning football. Les Miles is a pretender, not a contender.

We all look for a man, who has the intangibles necessary to suceed at his job, a thorough understanding of his job. Les Miles does not have this knowledge, hes not a real big time football coach, Instead of the leader of the pack, LSU ahs fell back into the pack. The only curious thing now left, is Miles an average footballs coach, or worse?

If he's an average football coach, LSU most probably, with the talent on that football team, will wind up 10-2. and the LSU fans will be stuck in quicksand, no place to go.

If he loses to Ole Miss and Arkansas, LSU will have a tangible reason to fire him, and we can look for a good coach.

His lacking of coaching ability will not change, it's just now a matter of time, to see how long were stuck with Les Miles.

1:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who's QB this week against Tech?

9:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why are the Tiger fans, falling for Les Miles prating to be a big time football coach?
Nick Saben is a leader,who thoughly knows, how to coach a college football team...Les Miles pretends to know.
How many losses will it take?

David

8:59 AM  

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