2018 LSU Football Season Predictions

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  1. ParadiseiNC

    ParadiseiNC don't worry, be happy

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    Well said. Agree fully. Just because the SEC top to bottom last year may not have been as marquee as in the past, the talent level is formidable and the coaching top to bottom is as good now as it has ever been. UTs Butch was a good coach, they got into a spiral they couldn't get out of, but I suspect we'll hear from that guy again in the future w/some other team.

    Offseason is time for speculation and bandwagoners. A couple of media pundits make their pushes one way or the other about a certain team, give some speculative rationale that sounds good verbally/on paper, and others then run with it. LSU will surprise, methinks, but that is another offseason phenomenon, extreme optimism, and I am very guilty of that one. If we figure out the QB situation, and get off to a good start, watch out.

    I also agree that it has almost become a one and done with losses in college football. Sports analysts like to say LSU is the only 2 loss team that has won the NC in this era. Well, what's so wrong with that? They adapted and overcame. To think you have to go undefeated to win it is hogwash. The more we push to a playoff, the more we crown a true champion in my mind. In life and football, it's about overcoming adversity and mistakes, coming up from the rubble and coming out on top. Sometimes that involves losing along the way. It is impressive when a team can go undefeated in a non-cupcake schedule, and I don't want to take away from that, but if someone loses, but then overcomes later to beat top teams, they deserve it just as much, IMO. That's where polls can sometimes influence negatively a deserving team. An expanded playoff at least allows others a chance despite some earlier mistakes, just like at every other level of football nationally.
     
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  2. LSU_4_LIFE

    LSU_4_LIFE Im just sayin........

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    Agreed. Had Auburn beat UGA again in the SECCG they absolutely deserved to be in with 2 losses. In every other sport on the planet it’s about the team who is playing their best at the right time. 2007/2008 NY Giants come to mind.

    I understand most (not all) criticism/skepticism LSU is getting from the talking heads, but like you I am peculiarly optimistic this year for some reason.

    We are littered with talent all over the place and have a lot of playmakers nobody has heard of yet. It’s like when people are so surprised at the number of LSU wide receivers in the NFL........LSU has always had one of the most talent filled rosters in college football, we just have to use it. This season is no different, we’re still just a QB away.

    I’ll admit I’m well documented of being shitty about the Coach O hire, but as far as I’m concerned the man is an LSU Tiger and I’m rooting for his success. More now than ever just to prove the naysayers wrong and see him shown some damn respect. But he’ll have to earn it by winning.
     
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  3. ParadiseiNC

    ParadiseiNC don't worry, be happy

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    Couldn’t say it better myself. Agree with every statement.
     
  4. Chipeace

    Chipeace Country Roads Tiger

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    Now that's funny.
     
  5. kcal

    kcal Founding Member

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    ...and that's the bottom line 'cause stone cold said so
     
  6. TerryP

    TerryP Founding Member

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    You're right. There's still a pretty good sized group that believes LSU Is an eight or nine win team--some as far as ten giving one of two between UGA and Auburn.

    The media seems to be driven by the new coaches LSU will be facing. They look four four SEC wins and struggle. If they're correct on Miami, we're at sevens for the season. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
     
  7. LSUpride123

    LSUpride123 Boobies make everything A OK!!!

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    Miami is gonna claim “me too” after this game.
     
  8. ParadiseiNC

    ParadiseiNC don't worry, be happy

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    Yeah, it’s about time they get into the movement.
     
  9. locoguano

    locoguano Founding Member

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    Texas Stadium) Miami - W curb-stomping 34-10
    Southeastern Louisiana - W
    @ Auburn - L
    Louisiana Tech - W
    Ole Miss - W
    @ Florida - W
    Georgia - L
    Mississippi State - W
    BYE
    Bama - W
    @ Arkansas - W
    Rice - W
    @ Texas A&M - W
     
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  10. LSU_4_LIFE

    LSU_4_LIFE Im just sayin........

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    It’s truly a wait and see, both for LSU and the majority of the SEC outside of Bama and Georgia. But I stand firm that if Burrow or Brennan breaks out, LSU will be a force. That’s a huge if and most likely not going to happen to the point we’re CFP contenders, but there’s always a chance and if there was a team with all the other pieces needed, that very well could be a roster like LSU.

    If not, we are easily staring a 7-5 season in the face. I’m just not that impressed with the rest of the SEC outside Bama and Georgia and maybe Auburn.

    There is just Nothing about A&M, Florida, Arkansas or Ole Miss that’s so impressive I feel like they’re better than the Tigers this year.

    Morehead having a big year at Miss State is wishful thinking in my opinion. We got that game at home and because they beat us last year I see a win there for us (just not seeing back to back losses to Mississippi State). Especially with Fitzgerald coming off a nasty injury and a new coach.

    That leaves the 4 monster games (Auburn, Bama, Miami and Georgia). We have enough talent to steal at least one of those, especially if we get a pleasant surprise at QB and OC. There is obviously a lot riding on that for LSU this year.

    But, with all the unknowns of course we could bomb out and have a shit year too. Injuries could flare up, a QB controversy could cause problems, etc.

    We will know a lot more once we know who will be under center, what exactly our offense will look like and how we perform week 1 against Miami.

    Geaux Tigers
     
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