It's not that Mr. Guilbeau doesn't do research or have interesting ideas. It's just that he has adopted, for his own reasons and in my opinion, a contrarian viewpoint to LSU football. Whether it's really how he sees it, or a ploy to generate emotion and therefor readership, it's annoying. I could say more, but I'm sure he's a nice guy who I'd like to buy a beer and I just don't want to get anymore personal than that.
However, I just read his latest piece on Rahim Alem and Chad Jones.
Bravo, Glenn. Very, very nice piece. Great subject, great reporting, great article construction in my view. Just really well done.
This season for the first time since 2004 at St. Augustine when Alem was still Jones and a senior and his brother was a sophomore, they'll be starting on the same team — Alem at defensive end, Jones at free safety.Wow. I cannot wait to watch them all year long.
"It's going to feel so much better with him on the field all the time because he raises my intensity," Jones said. "He raises the way I play. He raises my game. I love playing on the field with my brother — just like high school. This is his last season, so I'm going to try to make him go out with a bang."
Miles advised Alem to make sure he relishes it all.
"I told Rahim, 'You've got to recognize that some of these experiences that you and your brother are having, no other people are having,'" Miles said. "Those are dang special. Not only will you look back on your team, but you'll look back on your brother. What a great memory for life."