May 19th, 2018 at 10:24 AM ^

Another B1G backup QB looking to start in the SEC. I think this is the second BIG washout for LSU. At least he’s probably better than the retread they got from Purdue.


May 19th, 2018 at 10:42 AM ^

LSU gets Bama and UGA in Baton Rouge this fall. It'd be great if Burrow could help pull an upset in one of those games. The SEC is better when there's more than two or three competitive teams - LSU being good is a huge part of that. Glad he chose LSU.


May 19th, 2018 at 10:57 AM ^

Florida will be much better off with Mullen, especially at developing a competent QB. Miss St will also be decent with Fitzgerald at QB and Moorhead calling plays. Tamu will be interesting with Fisher but I imagine they are a year away at least at competing with the top of the conference.


May 19th, 2018 at 11:15 AM ^

how hard of a job does jimbo have. incredibly high expectations. how much of Florida state selling itself was capitalized on by jimbo? i think he's got an incredibly tough road ahead of him. i could be way off base, thru could have a monster class already committed, but if he doesn't win early, he's going to be in a bad spot.


May 19th, 2018 at 12:10 PM ^

wanted more than Florida State would give. I think TAMU and those boosters are going to give him anything he wants (beyond his enormous contract). For a school that isn't considered like Texas (it's a very good school, but not public Ivy like), they have an alumni financial base that rivals almost any school in the country. 

I think he's going to do well there. He's a very good football coach and an excellent recruiter. Give him a year to get his guys in there and I think they could be Bama's main challenger for the next few years. Although I have more faith in Coach O to get LSU back to 10 wins seasons than most.



May 19th, 2018 at 12:23 PM ^

Tamu also has that oilfield money. Their top donors have pockets deeper than the Mariana Trench and are extremely dedicated to the notion that their school has the potential to be a tier 1 SEC program.

Tamu is essentially a Venn Diagram of money, an inferiority complex, and delusion.


May 19th, 2018 at 11:19 AM ^

Yeah I don't think Fisher has a team that can compete in the West right now. I do think UGA's schedule has gone from 80% probability of 12-0 down to about 50% probability of 12-0 with UF hiring Mullen and LSU getting Burrow now. Bama and UGA both have easy rows to hoe, but UGA's has gotten a little more difficult.

The Fan in Fargo

May 19th, 2018 at 11:18 AM ^

Can you imagine that fan base after being so pathetic in the last part of the last century and now with the somewhat success they've had a taste of again like in the Woody days? Nowhere near the Woody days but man are they going to implode right on Urban if he's still around. Or whoever the coaching staff is. You think that guy is lunatic nutjob now? You might be looking at Brian Kelley 2.0. Urbz for some reason doesn't have the blood rushing to his face though. 

I have a plan when these days come. I'm going to pay four or five big dudes(black and white) to come to the shoe and we are going to do and say whatever we want while the asskicking commences on the field. The black guys will be thugs I see at the YMCA lifting weights all the time with arms as big as my torso and the white guys will be brick shitshouse construction snoose chewing skinhead bikers who take no shit from anyone. We won't be the idiots screaming on live television but I assure all you of you flower loving candycanes we will be letting everyone know in 200 foot radius in that stadium just exactly what is occurring all fucking afternoon long. How glorius it will be. I guarantee I at least leave that town with a black eye.


May 19th, 2018 at 11:31 AM ^

I mean if we had a competent QB then they go 9-3 last year. I obviously don’t expect it to happen, but 9-3 wouldn’t be insane. They go to TCU, go to PSU, go to Purdue, go to MSU, and host us. Now I fully expect them to win at least 3, and probably 4 or all 5 of those games, but it wouldn’t be nuts to see them go 2-3 across those games.


May 19th, 2018 at 12:17 PM ^

is 49-4 in the Big Ten since his return. 2 of those were by a FG although he's won some close ones as well.

He COULD go 2-3 in those games. But his career is defined by simply winning. Hurt QB? Next man up. 3rd string QB? Win national title. He gets great players, coaches them up, and then relies on those guys to make plays when he gets outcoached (which happens to everyone). 


May 19th, 2018 at 12:52 PM ^

Very true, he just wins.

I think Urban gets outcoached (meaning out-schemed) moreso than any of the other top coaches, it's just that the level of talent on OSU and his ability to motivate players makes up for it. Which, is just as valid as any other method when it comes to winning.


May 19th, 2018 at 12:33 PM ^

Ensminger is not that great of an OC in my opinion and is most definitely a downgrade from Aranda. It's also obvious that he will be shoehorned into Ogeron's conservative philosophy.

His last two OC experiences was interim at LSU after Miles was fired, then immediately demoted to TE coach. Before that he was also the interim OC at Auburn in 2008 after Tuberville got canned in the middle of the season. He was not retained and went on to do some HS football coordinating. Other than that, he hasn't been an OC in a lengthy capacity since the 1990s and is approaching 60 years old. He will not be a revolutionary OC all of the sudden at this point in his career.