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Geauxtigs

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About Geauxtigs

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  • Birthday 01/08/1956

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  • Gender Male
  • Location: The Calcasieu Swamp
  • Interests Tiger Football, Travel, Model Railroading, Flea Mkts and my grandkids.
  • Favorite Team LSU

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  1. Geauxtigs added a topic in The Tigalaya Pot   

    Chidi Valentine-Okeke's long journey to LSU
      Nice read on Valentine-Okeke.  He's already working hard at LSU and looking to be the next great Tiger LT. 
    http://www.scout.com/college/lsu/story/1575964-chidi-valentine-okeke-s-long-journey-to-lsu
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  2. Geauxtigs added a post in a topic Jalen Mills Injured in Practice   

      Terrible news.  Was looking forward to seeing him play this year as a senior.  Next man (That's you Ricky) just has to step up and make it happen now.  Wishing Jalen a quick and successful recovery and that he possibly gets some PT the last half of the season. 
  3. Geauxtigs added a topic in The Tigalaya Pot   

    Arden Key Article from ESPN
      Great article from ESPN on Key.  Posted this in the interview thread on Key, but decided it rated one on its own.  Can't wait to start enjoying seeing this kid play in Death Valley for the next three years or so. 
     
    Freshman Arden Key ready to help rejuvenate lagging LSU pass rush

    David Ching, ESPN Staff Writer

    BATON ROUGE, La. -- Former NFL defensive end Chuck Smith tries to temper his enthusiasm over Arden Key's potential, but he can't help himself.

    On one hand, Smith remembers that he is discussing a 19-year-old who has yet to play his first down for the LSU Tigers. On the other, Smith witnessed what Key can do while instructing him on the finer points of the pass rush at his training program in Atlanta.

    That was all Smith needed to predict the biggest of big things for his young protégé.

    "When I saw his skill set and some of the things that he can do and where he's going to be -- he's just a freshman, but one of his goals should be one day to be the No. 1 pick in the NFL draft," Smith said. "There's no other way to put it. He's that good."

    Smith played and coached at Tennessee and was an All-Pro defensive end with the Atlanta Falcons during a nine-year NFL career. The man knows a special skill set when he sees one, and Key's size (6-foot-6, 240 pounds) and ability to do uncommon things as a college freshman has Smith envisioning immediate success.

    Full disclosure on Smith: He had Key, the No. 24 overall prospect on the ESPN 300, at his "Big Skill Program," where the former Vol tutored him on everything from swim moves to football IQ.

    Key credits that experience for preparing him to potentially make an instant impact at LSU, a program whose pass rush needs a jolt after recording just 19 sacks in 2014.

    "[I learned] when to speed rush, when to swim, when to spin. I learned the different steps of the offensive tackles," Key said.

    "It's Chuck Smith. You learn something from someone who was in the league for nine seasons, if he tells me something, I'm going to follow it. He's been in the league for nine seasons. That's what I'm trying to get to."

    That possibility doesn't seem so remote now that Key is on campus. He didn't arrive in Baton Rouge until the day before preseason camp opened, as the NCAA did not clear him to enroll until two weeks after LSU's summer session started.

    The delay was disappointing, but Key dedicated himself to his training after allowing a short time to pout.

    "I gave myself a week-and-a-half," Key said. "I was like, 'Man, do I still want to play football because this happened?' I was so ready to leave, so anxious to leave, and then when something happens, you fall back on it a little bit."

    Once camp opened, however, teammates noticed that their young teammate looked like he had been on campus the entire summer. Fifth-year senior defensive tackle Quentin Thomas said Key immediately fit in from a mental standpoint, as well.

    Thomas predicted of Key's freshman season, "a minimum for him would be eight sacks." Never mind that eight sacks was the SEC freshman record until Texas A&M's Myles Garrett broke Jadeveon Clowney's mark with 11.5 last season.

    "The guy doesn't have a lack of effort and the guy pass rush wise is a freak. I don't think I've seen another end rush like that since [Barkevious] Mingo, and that's a compliment," Thomas said of a former teammate who was the No. 6 pick in the 2013 NFL draft. "And the guy can play the run. Some guys come in and kind of slack off like, 'I don't know the plays,' but he don't have that. The guy is hungry."

    Maybe someday Key will accomplish what Smith and Thomas believe is within his reach. Or, as with most freshmen, maybe he won't become a star right away. But Key's older teammates already believe he will add something to LSU's defense this season, and the freshman is setting out to prove them correct.

    "When I got comfortable was when all the older guys started coming around, saying, 'OK, you're pretty good. We're going to take you under our wings and teach you different techniques. You can help us. We need you. Got to get your mind right. Get in the playbook,' " Key said. "Then everything started to slow down. OK, now I'm back where I need to be on the field and I feel like I can really produce."
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  4. Geauxtigs added a post in a topic Great Arden Key Interview   

    And here's a great read on Key from ESPN.  Can't wait to see this kid play for the next three years. 
     
    Freshman Arden Key ready to help rejuvenate lagging LSU pass rush

    David Ching, ESPN Staff Writer

    BATON ROUGE, La. -- Former NFL defensive end Chuck Smith tries to temper his enthusiasm over Arden Key's potential, but he can't help himself.

    On one hand, Smith remembers that he is discussing a 19-year-old who has yet to play his first down for the LSU Tigers. On the other, Smith witnessed what Key can do while instructing him on the finer points of the pass rush at his training program in Atlanta.

    That was all Smith needed to predict the biggest of big things for his young protégé.

    "When I saw his skill set and some of the things that he can do and where he's going to be -- he's just a freshman, but one of his goals should be one day to be the No. 1 pick in the NFL draft," Smith said. "There's no other way to put it. He's that good."

    Smith played and coached at Tennessee and was an All-Pro defensive end with the Atlanta Falcons during a nine-year NFL career. The man knows a special skill set when he sees one, and Key's size (6-foot-6, 240 pounds) and ability to do uncommon things as a college freshman has Smith envisioning immediate success.

    Full disclosure on Smith: He had Key, the No. 24 overall prospect on the ESPN 300, at his "Big Skill Program," where the former Vol tutored him on everything from swim moves to football IQ.

    Key credits that experience for preparing him to potentially make an instant impact at LSU, a program whose pass rush needs a jolt after recording just 19 sacks in 2014.

    "[I learned] when to speed rush, when to swim, when to spin. I learned the different steps of the offensive tackles," Key said.

    "It's Chuck Smith. You learn something from someone who was in the league for nine seasons, if he tells me something, I'm going to follow it. He's been in the league for nine seasons. That's what I'm trying to get to."

    That possibility doesn't seem so remote now that Key is on campus. He didn't arrive in Baton Rouge until the day before preseason camp opened, as the NCAA did not clear him to enroll until two weeks after LSU's summer session started.

    The delay was disappointing, but Key dedicated himself to his training after allowing a short time to pout.

    "I gave myself a week-and-a-half," Key said. "I was like, 'Man, do I still want to play football because this happened?' I was so ready to leave, so anxious to leave, and then when something happens, you fall back on it a little bit."

    Once camp opened, however, teammates noticed that their young teammate looked like he had been on campus the entire summer. Fifth-year senior defensive tackle Quentin Thomas said Key immediately fit in from a mental standpoint, as well.

    Thomas predicted of Key's freshman season, "a minimum for him would be eight sacks." Never mind that eight sacks was the SEC freshman record until Texas A&M's Myles Garrett broke Jadeveon Clowney's mark with 11.5 last season.

    "The guy doesn't have a lack of effort and the guy pass rush wise is a freak. I don't think I've seen another end rush like that since [Barkevious] Mingo, and that's a compliment," Thomas said of a former teammate who was the No. 6 pick in the 2013 NFL draft. "And the guy can play the run. Some guys come in and kind of slack off like, 'I don't know the plays,' but he don't have that. The guy is hungry."

    Maybe someday Key will accomplish what Smith and Thomas believe is within his reach. Or, as with most freshmen, maybe he won't become a star right away. But Key's older teammates already believe he will add something to LSU's defense this season, and the freshman is setting out to prove them correct.

    "When I got comfortable was when all the older guys started coming around, saying, 'OK, you're pretty good. We're going to take you under our wings and teach you different techniques. You can help us. We need you. Got to get your mind right. Get in the playbook,' " Key said. "Then everything started to slow down. OK, now I'm back where I need to be on the field and I feel like I can really produce."
  5. Geauxtigs added a post in a topic RHP Matthew Beck commits to LSU Baseball   


      I remember him.  He had a nice pro career.  Think I remember him pitching for the Marlins while in the majors.  He came back and coached at Menard before he passed away. 
  6. Geauxtigs added a post in a topic 2016 WR Stephen Sullivan   

    Good point Hatch.
     
  7. Geauxtigs added a post in a topic RHP Matthew Beck commits to LSU Baseball   

      Nice write up on Beck.  And he's got a good stick to go along with that pitching arm. 
     
    http://www.thetowntalk.com/story/sports/2015/08/18/ashs-beck-live-dream-commitment/31946441/
     
  8. Geauxtigs added a post in a topic RHP Matthew Beck commits to LSU Baseball   

    Me too Dachs.  I grew up in Alexandria and graduated from ASH in '74.  GEAUX Trojans!
  9. Geauxtigs added a topic in Graton   

    RHP Matthew Beck commits to LSU Baseball
    6' 7", 210 RHP for Alexandria Senior High School has committed to play baseball at LSU as part of the 2016 class.  Throws about 90 mph right now.  Also plays QB at ASH.  Welcome to Tiger Town Matt! 
     
    Ross Dellenger retweeted Jheremy Brown þ@JBrownPG 2h2 hours ago
    #LSU stays hot on the trail & lands 6'7" RHP Matthew Beck for their 2016 class. Projects well & already up to 90 mph w FB. #GeauxTigers
     
     
    PBR Louisiana – ‏@PBR_Louisiana *BREAKING* 2016 RHP Matthew Beck ASH HS commits to @LSUbaseball #GeauxTigers5:04 PM - 17 Aug 2015 
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  10. Geauxtigs added a post in a topic 2016 WR Stephen Sullivan   

      Definite bummer and think he ends up at TCU.  If so, wouldn't mind seeing LSU pickup another LB in the class.   Hope LSU can get him back on board, but if not we are not exactly hurting at WR for the next several years. 
    Malachi Dupre - Sophomore
    Trey Quinn - Sophomore
    John Diarse - Sophomore
    Kevin Spears - Sophomore
    D. J. Chark - Sophomore
    Jazz Ferguson - Freshman
    Derrick Dillon - Freshman
    Tyron Johnson - Freshman
    Dee Anderson - Committed
    Da'Monte Coxie - Committed
     

     
  11. Geauxtigs added a post in a topic Site and Posting Changes In Forum Upgrade   


      You got that right Fish! 
  12. Geauxtigs added a post in a topic What happened to the discussion about....   


      Thanks Okie.  Just sent a contribution for December. 
  13. Geauxtigs added a post in a topic What happened to the discussion about....   

      Okie, can I still make a donation?  Sorry I'm late on it.  Saw posted earlier that donations could be made through Paypal to tigalaya.donations@gmail.com.  Is that still good or is there another way you prefer? 
  14. Geauxtigs added a post in a topic Recruiting Florida...is it worth it?   

     
      I see and agree with what you're saying.  LSU definitely needs to do a better job with making sure the kids they're taking commits from and signing can actually qualify.  It's aggravating as hell when these kids sign on NSD and then we find out, after the fact of course, that the effing NCAA Clearing House or the SEC is flagging the kid for some BS reason or another.  It appears that the same thing happened to T. Valentine last year happened to Valentine-Okeke this year.  And as a result he's in the practice-but not play category this season.  And Arden Key couldn't enroll back in June because of a "course abbreviation" or some crap like that.  Seems like all this stuff can and needs to be ironed out by LSU before NSD.  Don't know if it happens to other schools or not, suppose it does, but it sure has bitten LSU in the azz a good bit here lately. 
  15. Geauxtigs added a post in a topic Site and Posting Changes In Forum Upgrade   

    Looks great!  Will just take some getting used to is all.