It was a good Friday of games–sort of an appetizer for Saturday’s slate. Some observations:
Fact is, LSU lost a snoozer–not a classic–to an Auburn team that has itself been blown out twice this year at home. It also lost to Florida, a team that has yet to have an impressive outing against a good opponent.
Its two marquee wins were narrow ones against Arkansas–a team whose best passer is a tailback–and Tennessee–a team that was playing without its starting quarterback.
LSU athletic director Skip Bertman raved after today’s game about how tough the Tiger schedule was. Four top 10 teams on the road, never been done, he said. Yada yada yada.
What he doesn’t mention is that the other eight games the Tigers played were at home against teams with a combined record of 37-50. So, the Tigers had a four-game season and merely had to go 2-2 on the road to ensure this 10-2 mark everyone is so impressed with now. So LSU is asking what if? Good grief, man. What if they had hadn’t played eight home games, or what if they had to take on Erik Ainge at full strength?
What if, indeed.