Did you honestly think they'd be perfect for another eight games after what you saw the last two weeks?
That dismal first half against Tulane?
And the first-half debacle with
Now how do you classify the victory
The answers are still in the making.
Reminder for the umpteenth time: A football season is a marathon, not a sprint. LSU is now almost halfway through the marathon. The only difference is the course just got a few changes.
Had LSU beaten
And remember how last week you
might have been hoping for
Now you're likely hoping
LSU now has no margin for error if it wants to win the national championship.
LSU finally gets a weekend off
after that game, and we'll have to figure the Tigers will need it. Injuries are
starting to mount, not only hurting the depth but limiting the team in key
positions. Injuries can determine the fate of a football team. They certainly
were a factor at
Then the Tigers go to
Well, if you're really a fan, you understand now that game has nothing to do with Saban but everything about staying in the BCS picture.
As we head into the home stretch of
the regular season, LSU,
You know that because
On the other side,
That's a big hill to overcome for
What it really means is both sides of the SEC are pretty much up for grabs.
So all LSU can do is worry about LSU and why it struggled for so long against Tulane, why it fell behind against Florida and why, when it mattered, it couldn't get things done against Kentucky.
Thanks to LSU,
Clearly there is some debate about LSU's running backs and quarterbacks rotation.
Two guys you least likely figured
to be the running heroes, Charles Scott and Richard Murphy, came up big. As an
aside, who the hell does Richard Murphy think he is, taunting the
Son, run into the end zone with your mouth closed, hand the ball to the ref, and get your freshman butt back to the sideline.
But after that, Perrilloux was a non-factor.
LSU is still really good, highly ranked, and it's all there for the taking. The Tigers play hard and seem to be on the same page, still unified under a coach who has tremendous game demeanor and for whom they want to win.
But the Tigers are reeling, banged up, and, for the first time, up against it.
The good news for them is almost everyone else is in the same boat, trying to determine their own fate.