I guess you have to be careful who you put in the kickoff classic in Dallas. Clearly LSU makes sense if they are well ranked, because of proximity. Bama, not so much. Wisconsin is not the most attractive program. If you put USCw in there, there would be more interest, even from Bama fans.
Pure propaganda, there is nothing to support this. Obama made a statement on this Monday in reference to the Goforth shooting here in Houston, as well as having addressed it in the state of the union back in Jan.:
I watched a 2015 season preview show tonight from ESPN. Had LSU about #13. They talked about the west, and said they were not convinced that Auburn would win it. Liked their QB, but said the D is still suspect, although Muschamp will make it better. They said Bama has the best D. But, to win the west, take Bama, Ole Miss, and LSU because they are more complete teams. Whichever one best solves their new QB situation will win the west. They probably have it right. One was former Oregon coach and AD, Mike Bellotti.
I watched a piece on the SEC network, "SEC Storied" is the series, about Chucky Mullins from Ole Miss being paralyzed in 1989 after he hit Brad Gaines from Vandy. Sad story, but compelling if you get into it. Worth the watch, I recorded it so I could watch in pieces. Bring Kleenex. Some nice human beings in the show.
It's nice to get SOME respect, but we're still #14 in the polls. That's ok, its pre-season. The polls that count come later in the year, and it won't be what folks THINK of us, it will be what we EARN on the field. Long way to go, but I think it will be fun. One warm up, then right to the serious stuff....... G E A U X T I G E R S ! ! !
They had it on the shelves in Houston yesterday. People lined up at Randall's. The store folks were going to stock the shelves in the freezer, they said in one store so many people were there that they just took it out of boxes and handed it to the people, never even went in the store freezer! That was at 6:00 AM!!! Limit 4 half gallons per customer. Tuesday at HEB, it was normal. Blue Bell in the freezer, good supply, vanilla, dutch choc., and grand divide (half choc., half vanilla). Tasted REAL GOOD!!! $5 for a half gallon.
I'm happy for Billy Cannon. He was obviously a great athlete and he made his mark there. He made some mistakes, but he overcame them. I'm very glad that the last 2 decades he's reconnected with LSU, made it to the College Football Hall of Fame, and he smiles a lot and seems happy to be out and about. He feels like he made a difference at Angola with the dental care they provide. He seems to have kept a sound family. Personally I like him when I see him speak. He comes across as very authentic and caring about other people, and LSU! He has every right to be proud of his life.
I recorded a show, the "Herbie Awards" from herbstreet, and he has Fournette in the top 3 backs in the nation this year. Has Beckwith as an "unsung hero". When he picked LSU to make the 4 team playoff, he said he can't say exactly why, he "just has a good feeling about this team". I'm thinking he thinks Brandon Harris is the real deal, and we have an experienced backup who hopefully improved from last season also. Solid o-line, good young receiving corp. Lost Chief, but Steele can coach defense. Tre White never got mentioned, I was a bit disappointed, it was Hargraves from Fla. But everyone says that, it will be up to Tre to prove his mettle this season. They talked about the aTm defense, and said Chief may miss the talent he had in BR. Will take a little while to build it up. They said Bama should have the best D in the west, offense is more unknown. They talked a little about Auburn's offense being great, but suspect on D. Same comment about Muschamp as Chief, the players gotta play. He picked Ohio State to win it all back to back, great QB and running back (better than Fournette), and Urban Meyer.