Two big items of interest yesterday for LSU fans.
First, the lopsided Sugar Bowl win was just what the doctor ordered when the Tigers fell short of a national championship game. When LSU went ahead 41-14 midway through the 4th quarter last night, I turned the TV off and went to sleep only disappointed in the unsportsmanlike penalties the Tigers got. They don't need to do that. It was 11PM when I turned the game off and I was worn out. Definitely a lightweight. I’m sure there are people on Bourbon Street still celebrating right now ... or mourning. The Irish made a game of it in the 2nd quarter but the 2nd half was all LSU. Leaves Tiger fans with a case of the what ifs. Like what if they didn’t have those 4 road games against top ten teams this year? What if JaMarcus Russell decides to stay another year? If he does, they’re your preseason Number One.
The other big news for Tiger fans was former LSU head coach Nick Saban leaving the Miami Dolphins for big Tiger rival, Alabama. LSU fans are not at all happy about that but I don’t think they’re as pissed off as this guy in the Miami Herald. Man, take a deep breath. I’m not all that mad or surprised. Nick Saban is better suited to the college game and the college lifestyle. He made a mistake leaving LSU. He was a god in Baton Rouge and could have stayed as long as he wanted. The NFL is much harder on coaches. Took him two years to find that out but he was able to correct his mistake although there will be some pressure at Alabama for him. The money is good, though. He failed upwards. And one last thing:
Yesterday was a sad day for the Red Sox. Their oldest fan passed away. Cheered for Babe Ruth ... of the Red Sox. Attended the first game at Fenway Park in 1912 ... just WOW.
Quote of the Day
They can't be content to be 10-3 and going to a bowl game and getting your clocks cleaned.
Charlie Weis, Notre Dame Head Coach
Blog of the day here.
Quote from said blog: "Darius Walker averages 19 carries and 95 yards per game. However, Walker and the run game seem to disappear in big games. This can partially be attributed to Coach Weis' tendency to pass more when behind, and the tendency to save the run for late in the game to hold a lead."