Discussion in 'Sports' started by SpidermanTuba, Jan 11, 2006.
I thought USC won in 2003...?
Depends on who you ask-----some had em Co-Champs.
They would have smoked LSU. This is the nonsense you get when a poll decides who the national champion is.
How is LSU doing these days, anyways?
USC did not play in a national championship game in 2003.
A poll did not decide that LSU was the champion. LSU played in THE national championship game and won.
Co-Champs of what? They didn't play in a single championship game that year, let alone a national championship game.
We went 11-2 this year.
We lost to Tennessee. We had to play them on a Monday because the game was delayed due to Hurricane Rita. The players were on average 7 lbs lighter than normal, due to their volunteer activities in the month beforehand. But I'll stop making excuses, that would be a very USC thing to do.
We went on to beat Florida, Auburn, and Alabama (who at the time was 9-0), as well be beat Arizona St. in a game that was rescheduled to be an away game instead of home right after Hurricane Katrina. Plus we beat the usual conference patsies.
Then Georgia blew us out in the SEC championship game. Not quite sure what happened there.
But it was all made much better in the Peach Bowl after we dealt the storied Miami team its worse loss in over a decade - 40-3! They fired almost their entire assistant coaching staff off of that one, literally.
It was made more satisfying when Georgia lost to West Virginia, a weaker opponent than Miami, but only by 3 points - not so much as to embarass the SEC.
Then the final happiness of the season was when USC lost to Texas. Did anyone see that game? It was the most awesome non-LSU game I've ever seen!
LSU had some thrilling victories this year. We beat Arizona off of a 4th and 10 touchdown pass in the final 2 minutes. We beat Auburn (23-20?) in overtime when their kicker missed his 5th field goal of the night by hitting the uprights ("CLUNK" the sound of victory!) and we beat the then undefeated Alabama team (16-10) in overtime, with a thrilling 20 yard touchdown pass. We beat Arkansas 19-17, and Florida 21-17.
I love close games. Gives you a reason to watch. Of course, I only love them if we win. Tennesee came back to beat us in overtime after we had gone up 28-0 in the 2nd quarter.
Next season looks good for the tigers. Matt Flynn, who was put in to QB for the Peach Bowl, after Russel was injured in the SEC championship game, was spectacular in the Peach Bowl. Not as physical as Russel - but far more intelligent in his decisions. Knows exactly when to pass, when to throw it away, when to take a sack, and when to scramble. And unlike Russell, all his passes are right on the money. I was saying all season he was the better QB. I think we'll be starting him next year and he will only be a junior.
Even numbered years are typically the worst - due to the way the SEC schedule is made up our toughest games are mostly away in even numbered years. Next year will be a building year. Les Miles needs to get comfortable with what he's doing, get in the groove. 11-2 is a great way for him to start though.
But come 2007 you better watch out for dem TIgers! We're going all the way!
College football has no official championship game
there are lots of polls
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