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You're correct on the visitor angle with lsu. I was really making that statement more about atm being helped by being at home, started to leave the lsu part out but I knew someone would wonder where that game was this year. I think lsu loses too much this season, and seems like there might be some chemistry problems down on the bayou? They lose 11 starters, plus both kickers. I look for Mett to regress due to heavy line losses without experienced backups ready to go, they lost both tackles and a highly valued tackle who was hurt last season going pro, Davenport and their center from last season. That's 5 of the top 7 or 8 ol from last season gone. The defensive front seven lost 4 of 7 starters and two of the top backups from last season on the d-line. I just don't see the incoming talent being up to the elite standards that they have been at lsu, jmo though. While your assessment may prove to be correct. I look for a 42-24 type game against atm, and 38-6 type game against lsu.
This post was edited by DBigben23 13 months ago
aTm's 2 losses last season were home to UF and home to LSU. Not worried about Kyle Field.
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Don't overlook Ole Miss.. This game might prove to be our toughest.
If Ole Miss is our toughest game then Vegas should be offering $0.15 on the dollar for Alabama to win the BCS championship....because Ole Miss just isn't gong to beat Alabama in Tuscaloosa.
This. Give LSU a year to replace all those guys and they will be back.
We didn't have 10 juniors leave early last year. We've never had that.
This. A&M will be like USCe, Arky, and LSU from 2010. It will be their game of the century and they will devote much of their off-season to preparing for it. The crowd will be nuts and tix will be at BCS $$ level. And we will have 2 weeks to prepare and listen to the hype.
You're kidding right? Ole Miss is fighting for 4th in the West.
Couldn't agree more. CLM is goofy and his in game decision making is sometimes hard to comprehend but he can recruit and has stockpiled talent @ LSU. I go into every season assuming they will be our toughest opponent.
IMO...I think "The Process" is starting to wear on LSU a bit. The emotional games that we are playing with them will eventually beat down the team that keeps losing. The last two years have been brutal for them.
That being said. I think we will be to jacked up and prepared for aTm to lose that game.
A day game, then LSU.
I didn't say ole miss would beat us... Actually I don't see anyone beating us.. The question was who might be our toughest game. Look at some things ole miss did last year...yeah the lost to Texas A&M... 30-27 ... Tuff game but gave up the a double digit lead in the 4th quarter...look at the LSU game... Yeah they lost 41-35...close again...and another 4th quarter letdown..
Factor in a heck of a recruiting class..and they have some talent. Again..we win but it might be closer than u think.
I think Bama will be well prepared against Texas A&M this year...we overlooked them...it won't happen again...
And..the ole miss game is next after ATM.
We should go undefeated ...barring the injury bug... And playing once again for the NC.
LSU is always a close game I don't think that A&M is going to have the success that they had last year. I really don't think they are going to sneak up on anybody in the sec, I could be wrong but that qb will not have the year he had last yr.
True but we lose to them last year trust me CNS will be ready for them
How is LSU irrelevant ? We are 2-2 in the last 4 games against them. They beat a&m last year and we didn't . LSU lost a lot and will take a step back in 2013 but they are not irrelevant
No he is not kidding. I would not be shocked if they finished in a tie for second. They were a very good team last year and return everyone while adding some very good talent. They are better than LSU and probably even with TAM.
+1 for the most educated post of the day.
Just don't see it. At the end of the day they are still Ole Piss.
Pump the brakes guys. They still have to prove they can beat a quality team. What was their best win last season? MSU? Pitt in the bowl game?
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Haha. Completely correct. Ole Miss. Yes they played a few teams like LSU "tough" but who cares? Miles totally mismanaged that game plus he is good for one or two of those every season. Vandy beat them in Oxford last year (inviting comments on how awesome Vandy is now).
Obviously you didn't get the joke sweetheart.
To put your worries to rest, Bama's not actually in a love triangle with LSU and A&M either....
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All true & I'm a fan of Freeze thus far. But I wouldn't be shocked to see them lose to the Barn or any other average team this year either. They've done well at getting some quality talent. But that often doesn't come together in one season. In a league like the SEC.
Agree. They still have Bo Wallace and Barry Brunetti at QB. We are 50-8 against them all time and I believe they've only defeated us once in Tuscaloosa. Ever.
There were times last year in our game where their D stepped up, but their offense was hapless most of the night. We toyed with them in the 2nd Half. Once it got to 27-7 at halftime we went into "let's just get this over with" mode with our playcalling.
We had the distinction of intercepting Ole Miss twice on the same drive last year (picked them off, fumbled the return, picked them again 2 plays later.) I'm not overly concerned with them.
I'm interested in OM/Barn/MSU/A&M this year for one main reason. They all run some sort of spread/no huddle offense. On top of that. All play in the same division of the SEC. LOL...u gotta think those teams playing close to the same style. Are gonna start hurting each other in the long run imo. While Bama, LSU, & Arky most likely have the better coaching staffs. & have been running mostly the same system for much longer.
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