The offseason drifts by for us as linebacker guru Chavis giving some pointers to Tahj Jones.
photo cred: Steve Franz, LSU Athletics Staff Photographer
Yeah, yeah, this is a day late and a dollar short, Sue me, so I was a bit lackadaisical in getting a photo up, it's hard finding current one's that match the number. And there's no real legend with that number. So there.
Imagine Will Blackwell in a nicely framed shot in which you can see his jersey, featuring his number, 60. Got it? Well done, because you're ahead of the entire internet now. Get yourself a cookie, you earned it. And he's not the only one. So many of the guys on the roster haven't really been highly visible or visible at all.
You know you're headed into an interesting season when so many players that are going to see significant time, or even start, have no impressive tangible background yet. And that's not to say the Tigahs aren't any good. I said it before and will say it again, I think LSU will surprise this year. But this season stands on a knife's edge because there's just not a lot of middle ground. With the schedule, there's not going to be room for games won on subpar effort or luck. They will fight hard and win or fight and lose.
What?!? A new post?!? Don't have a heart attack. Just a few thoughts here.
I think the Tigers are going to have a pretty damned good year and win the West. Them or the Hogs. Bama will lose three games, at least. I'll write more on this later. But seriously, I think this could be a good year. And Bama is terribly overrated. Why do you say that Joshua? Because you don't lose just about your entire danged defense and bounce back. Especially when that defense is a Saban defense. I know this, I've seen it before. Take a look at LSU post 2003. There were some dark days in '04 for the defense in the face of a good offense.
It's old news now that A&M won't be joining the SEC. Although, at some point in the near future, they will. The Big12/10/Texas conference won't last long. If anything, this is good for the SEC. We can continue to woo the Aggies while constructing a proper, well-thought out plan to bring in Virginia Tech. I think the SEC responded well in the face of events that happened very fast and forced their hand. It's better this way. I'll accept Mizzou in lieu of VT, but only if we give every effort to bring the Hokies into the fold.
It's kinda funny to look around at the evolving blogoscape of this series of tubes. Blogs that were lone wolves have now joined networks. And those blogs used to have a link roll linking to like minded school blogs or buddy blogs from old foes. Now, you can't find one link to a blog outside of their network. It'd be funny if it wasn't so pathetic. Pathetic since not linking doesn't just erase those blogs from memory or existence. Granted a user can and probably does use bookmarks to navigate their favorite pages. But it was nice to bounce around your circle of school blogs and even hit a rival page just clicking links. Now, everyone is happy to be a lapdog to the corporate masters. Like I said, pathetic. And this isn't born of any sour feelings here. This is the first post here in months. I think you dear reader and understand we're not about revenue and prestige here.
I'll get some countdown posts going. And I have some idears I have to remember. Maybe I'll post about the crap I said I would before LAST season. Yeah. right.
Come back in a few when I get all the tumbleweeds piled up, we'll have a boon fire. Better yet, we'll shoot some fireworks into to and set it ablaze that way.
Lady Tigers Basketball, quick look at softball, a rumor about Trent Johnson, some Spring football tidbits - but mostly analysis of where the baseball team is now and appears to be going. Music: Deep White by Grayscale.
LSU has lost the first respectable series it's played - to Kansas - and fallen from #1 to #7 in the Baseball America poll. Sign of the season to come? Podcast is up on the site. As always, would love your comments on the podcasts on iTunes. Music: February Day by Desert Radio.