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This event always signals to me...it's almost here!

Monday July 16th, commish Sankey wil open things up in Birm....er, wait. Atlanta?? Yeah, after 32 years of this event being held in the shitehole of Birmingham,  Alabamastan, The Omni in Atlanta wil be the venue for this year's shindig. 

$75 million man Jimbo Fisher starts things off Monday morning with Mark Stoops sandwiched between Jimbo and LSU HC Ed Orgeron, who along with selected LSU players, will conclude day one. 

I'm excited to hear what coach O has to say, but I imagine there's a lot of uncertainty coming, even if HE and the staff know who's who and what's what. They're not gonna come out and say Burrow is the starter (he will be), but I hope to hear some good news regarding the vibe of the team. 

Preface to next statement: My opinion of the 2016 coaching "search" will never ever change

However, I am becoming more and more optimistic with the recent events, starting with the signing of Joe Burrow. I feel this was bigger than a lot of folks realize, and it has set off a domino effect of excitement within the program, leading to the recent recruiting explosion. Obviously, it's July, and recruiting ranking means zilch at this point. But it's nice to have positive news and trending optimism leading up to the season. 

I believe this is gonna be a fun season, and my hope is the Tigers surprise some people. 

Discuss

 

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LSU reports Friday Aug. 3 for fall camp, 4 weeks to go!  There is cause for some optimism.  I think we'll have better quality depth on the o-line and d-line.  I wish Tyler Shelvin had been available last year, but sitting out a year could have some benefits also, especially in terms of his conditioning.  But it sounded like he didn't lose any weight last year while he was sitting out, seems like lately they were talking about him being down to 350, and they want him at 330.  Then we pick up transfer Fehoko from Tx Tech.  Our linebackers should have better depth and we don't have to send in true frosh for backups, those guys are sophs now.  We have new depth on the o-line, hopefully it is quality depth.

I agree that Burrow could be a game changer.  With two 4* soph QB's, and McMillan playing well in the spring game, we have the best depth at QB in at least a decade.  Switching to a spread offense, we don't have a Fournette or Guice, but Clyde EH could be just what the doctor ordered for this year's offense, a quick smaller elusive back that can catch a pass out of the backfield.  Provens is fast also.  I think we'll find 4 receivers that will contribute.  If Burrow shows well in Ensminger's offense, it will help LSU QB recruiting for a few years to come.  It's a little unfortunate that we have to break in a new offense and QB with Miami and Auburn in the first 3 weeks, that won't be easy.  But it would have been a lot harder without Burrow.

I think the defense will be very good, we just can't have injuries at the thin CB spot.  We have some quality, just not enough of it.

We certainly have top flight competition.  Let's see how we do.  I'm excited.  I can't predict a regular season record, too many unknowns to me.  Thinking last year was 7-5.  Hopefully we'll do better, step it up to 9-3 or 10-2.

https://www.nola.com/lsu/index.ssf/2018/05/lsu_rated_as_the_secs_no_1_tou.html?__vfz=rtw_top_pages%3D3942800015080

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SEC Media Days 16 July 2018 

Monday, July 16th 

10:30 AM – 2:10 PM – Commissioner Greg Sankey and Texas A&M 

1 PM – 5:50 PM – Kentucky and LSU 

Tuesday, July 17th 

7:30 – 7:50 AM – Steve Shaw, SEC Coordinator of Football Officials 

8 AM – 12:15 PM – Georgia and Ole Miss 

12:30 – 4:45 PM – Arkansas and Florida 

Wednesday, July 18th 

7:30 – 7:40 AM – David Fletcher, Football Bowl Association 

7:40 – 7:55 AM – Bill Hancock, Executive Director College Football Playoff 

8 AM – 12:15 PM – Mississippi State and Tennessee 

12:30 – 4:45 PM – Alabama and Missouri 

Thursday, July 19th 

7:30 – 7:40 AM – Football Writers Association of America 

7:40 – 7:55 AM – National Football Foundation 

8 AM – 2 PM – Auburn, Vanderbilt and South Carolina 
 

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3 minutes ago, houtiger said:

I wish Tyler Shelvin had been available last year, but sitting out a year could have some benefits also, especially in terms of his conditioning.  But it sounded like he didn't lose any weight last year while he was sitting out, seems like lately they were talking about him being down to 350, and they want him at 330.

 

 With two 4* soph QB's, and McMillan playing well in the spring game, we have the best depth at QB in at least a decade.  

Agree with your post as a whole, but couple questions. 

One, are we sure Tyler Shelvin wil even play? Last i saw, he looks literally nothing like a football player in any way shape or form. I wouldn't count on him. 

Regarding the QBs, obviously we agree on Burrow, but in the spring game i watched, i saw zero QBs that played well. Not a one was even 50% completion rate. It's the very reason Burrow was necessary and why it was a momentum changer. 

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One thing I'm extremely interested in is Ensminger. I listened to him the other day and he says he's going to implement the offense based on personnel we're facing. That sounds good on the surface, but it also indicates we don't have a scheme... more a jack of all trades and master of none. That concerns me. 

In that interview though, he said we are NOT going to play to the opponents strength. And TEs will be a part of the passing game, not just blockers. I like that

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2 hours ago, Fishhead said:

Agree with your post as a whole, but couple questions. 

One, are we sure Tyler Shelvin wil even play? Last i saw, he looks literally nothing like a football player in any way shape or form. I wouldn't count on him. 

Regarding the QBs, obviously we agree on Burrow, but in the spring game i watched, i saw zero QBs that played well. Not a one was even 50% completion rate. It's the very reason Burrow was necessary and why it was a momentum changer. 

On Tyler, you know as much (probably more) than I do.  I found this from the spring:

https://www.theadvertiser.com/story/sports/college/lsu/2018/04/08/prize-2017-lsu-signee-tyler-shelvin-starting-throw-his-weight-around-good-way/497570002/

Not the starter, but should play.  

On the spring game, I can't say that McMillan did not play well.  But he did not "shine" either.  I would have put him a little behind Etling, and hope he could live up to Danny's play by the time the season rolled around.  But we must be more productive at QB to have a chance against Bama and Ga., or Miss St. or Auburn.  The verbal reports on Burrow indicate he may be a momentum changer, and I sure hope he is.  In his spring game film, he looked better than all of our QB's, that's all I have to go on.  (but he didn't have the Bama front 7 going after him)

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1 hour ago, houtiger said:

On Tyler, you know as much (probably more) than I do.  I found this from the spring:

https://www.theadvertiser.com/story/sports/college/lsu/2018/04/08/prize-2017-lsu-signee-tyler-shelvin-starting-throw-his-weight-around-good-way/497570002/

Not the starter, but should play.  

On the spring game, I can't say that McMillan did not play well.  But he did not "shine" either.  I would have put him a little behind Etling, and hope he could live up to Danny's play by the time the season rolled around.  But we must be more productive at QB to have a chance against Bama and Ga., or Miss St. or Auburn.  The verbal reports on Burrow indicate he may be a momentum changer, and I sure hope he is.  In his spring game film, he looked better than all of our QB's, that's all I have to go on.  (but he didn't have the Bama front 7 going after him)

Agree. But tOSU is pretty stout defensively. 

McMillan looked the most comfortable with the plays for sure. Brennan looked, surprisingly, a bit lost.  Narcisse looked athletic but super unpolished. Considering it was non contact for the QBs, it was ugly. McMillan fumbled twice, and the throw from narcisse that Jefferson turned into a big score was a sack/strip/fumble/defensive td if contact was allowed lol. Chaisson was about to kill narcisse. 

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