Today was the big day that Patriots Coach Belichick and Qb Tom Brady got a chance to talk to the press about the deflated football that were used to beat the Indianapolis Colts 45-7. It was a very interesting interview to listen to the reporters asking them questions of the deflated footballs. Tom Brady commented how he 1st saw the footballs about 5 hours prior to halftime, like he was on a date, and also side step alot of the press questions with different kinds of answers or was that Coach Belichick. I think it was Coach Belichick, he was asked all kinds of questions and Brady as well, and I think at the end of the day things got shifted down to the equipment manager being responsible for the deflated footballs. It was really funny listening to ESPN report and joke about it for about 3 hours on Sportscenter after the interview. Can’t the press find more things to talk about like the defending NFL Football Champions Seattle Seahawks, I am sure that should be the focus, not the deflated footballs. Even a ESPN reporter says she is still getting worked up about would should be done about the PATS using deflated footballs, like they will be brought to court. Boy ESPN talk about funny, you know there is a big game coming up on Feb. 1st…. it’s called the Super Bowl 49, that would be something to focus on. Hopefully in the next couple of weeks we will here more about the Super Bowl and the Seattle Seahawks instead of the deflated footballs.
It seems as though as all of Nick Saban coaching staff are jumping ship, he is about to lose Kiffin Lane to the 49ers, and Kevin Steele departed for LSU, and Lance Thompson linebackers coach, went to Auburn. Whats next for Nickie and the Crimson Tide, and how is he gonna replace those coaches……. perhaps Colin Herd was right about the decline of Saban…… Phyllis( Finebaum listener and caller) sure didn’t like to hear that that’s for sure.
LSU Coach Les Miles went out and hired Kevin Steele who coached at Alabama, and also hired on Ed Orgeron who coached at Ole Miss and USC. It seems like the SEC West is shifting defensive coordinators throughout the league, Will Muschamp goes to Auburn, John Chavis goes to Texas AM, and now Kevin Steele comes to LSU after leaving Alabama.
Les Miles comments on Kevin Steele.
“Kevin has had a very successful coaching career, one that has seen him coach alongside some of the top coaches in the game,” Miles said in a LSU news release. “He won a national title with Tom Osborne at Nebraska, coached with Bobby Bowden at Florida State, and coached in the NFL with one of the great defensive coaches in Dom Capers.”
Les Miles commented on Ed Orgeron:
“Ed is an expert when it comes to the defensive line,” Miles said in a statement. “He will bring tremendous enthusiasm and energy to our program. His passion and love for the state of Louisiana makes him a great fit for us.
“Ed has done a great job at every coaching stop he’s made. His teams are always well prepared, played hard on every snap and fed off the enthusiasm and excitement that he brought to the field. This is a great hire for us and we are really excited about Coach O becoming a Tiger.”
It seems as though Ed Orgeron stole the show as the focus shifted to him as he came on stage and talk about being home and back in Manderville where his family lives. Orgeron, who was head coach at Ole Miss from 2005 to 2007, served as an assistant with the New Orleans Saints and the Tennessee Volunteers before following Kiffin to USC, where he was defensive line coach.
Orgeron was out of college football last season after he led USC to a 6-2 record following the firing of then-coach Lane Kiffin in 2013. The Trojans hired Steve Sarkisian, who finished the 2014 season with a 9-4 record, including a bowl win over Nebraska.
I got a chance to speak to Coach Orgeron during the press conference and asked him if he is ready to pepper the gumbo for some qb’s in the SEC, and he brought up the Blind Side right away and we talked about the movie and USC Football. I told him I been to some USC Football games living in the Southern Cally area for 10 years, and he asked what years, I said the 2003 thru 2010 years, he commented and said those were some good years for USC Football.
Dailycollegefootball.com ran into some Happy Happy Happy fans in Nashville,Tn. at the Music City Bowl. What a fun time it was even though LSU lost to Notre Dame by the score of 31-28. A big day for Leonard Fournette with 3 tds, and 258 rushing yards and all-purpose yards. Fournette had three big plays, 100 yards kickoff return, a 89 yard scamper down the field, and a 12 yard run into the endzone. LSU went thru alot even before the game finding out from John Chavis that he accepted the Texas AM Job. I don’t know why Chavis had to tell the team that, could he have waited until after the game, or talk to Texas AM the following New Years Day and focus on winning the game. I am amazed, why could you just wait til the game or season was over. That’s the way this season has been with the LSU Tigers one break after another, and this happens.
The LSU Team went thru alot this season, a young squad, being put at no.8th in the nation losing to Miss State at home, Jennings struggling with New Mexico State, losing to Auburn 42-7 after starting Harris the freshman. It’s been an interesting ride for sure for the Tigers. The big game of the year of course was knocking off Ole Miss. Wallace jawing with the LSU Fans behind his bench, bad move Wallace, never jaw with the LSU Fans……. and LSU almost beating Alabama which was famous for the call by the ref, as Les Miles said in the Press room, changed the complexion of the game, and I must say after covering LSU Football on the sidelines for 2 years, Les Miles never says too much about the calls on the field. The season went on as they travel up to Arkansas and played in some cold weather, and the Hogs were looking for their 1st SEC win in 17 try’s and won 17-0 over the Tigers. So it’s been a somewhat trying year for the Tigers, and for LSU to go up to College Station and hand the Aggies a 23-17 lost was impressive. The last game of the season going to Music City Bowl to play to Notre Dame and to compete against a team that almost beat FSU, which they really won that game. The Irish were on a 4 game losing streak, so I am sure LSU was thinking, this win could be in the bag, but not when Qb Zaire is walking into the endzone for a touchdown and the receiver for Notre Dame is skipping into the endzone like a ballerina, amazing. The famous question of the day would be where was the defense and the defensive coordinator for the LSU Tigers.
John Diarse and the LSU Tigers hope to have some tunes for the Music City Bowl as they take on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. LSU wants to run the ball and hopefully air it out for Diarse, Dupree, and Dural because the Irish Secondary is very predictable and had a hard time against USC. If LSU borrows some notes from the USC Offense they will see Notre Dame secondary gets lit up USC qb Cody Kessler as he threw for 372 yards, and 6 tds passes. Talk about a passing attack on the Notre Dame secondary.
I am sure Les Miles and Cam Cameron might incorporate some of the USC plays. The Tigers will probably pound the ball as well with Leonard Fournette, Terrance Magee, and Kenny Hillard. I hope they mix it up with some passing and just let it all hang out and throw the ball down the field. If that’s the game plan LSU can give the defense a big lead so they can put a stop to the Notre Dame Offense which has had its struggles the last four games. According to Irish Coach Brian Kelly he will use both qb’s Golston and Malik against the LSU Tigers. Dailycollegefootball.com got a chance to cover Elmhurst College for 2 years in the west suburbs of Chicago and made some trips over to South Bend back in 2012, before coming to Baton Rouge to cover the LSU Tigers and the SEC Football.
Dailycollegefootball.com will be at the Music City Bowl for updates on LSU as they take on the The Fighting Irish of Notre Dame.
Irish Coach Brian KELLY: Certainly excited about the opportunity to play such a great program in LSU. I know our guys were really excited about the news and the matchup we’ll have in the Music City Bowl. Playing in a great town in Nashville and in another NFL stadium really is an exciting opportunity for us.
Said Miles: “Very fitting end to a very quality season.”
The COMMITTEE of the NCAA Playoffs finally reared it’s ugly head as they laid out the playoffs for this season…… Alabama will play Ohio State….. and Oregon plays defending champion Florida State …….. now the problem with this…… and the committee has some explaining to do…… how can TCU move up from no.4 to no.3…….. and then get dropped to no.6 after the selection..….. why would they chose to do that…… is that fuzzy math……. kinda of like Bush Politics…… Fuzzy Math…… how could come up with that theory……. leaving out TCU……. I am sure TCU thought sitting at no.3 they were a shoe in after beating Iowa State 55-3……. very impressive. My question is how many members of the committee were from the Big Ten……. perhaps half the committee…… if so it explains why Ohio State sneak in with a win over Wisconsin 59-0…….. but Ohio State as 2007 will lose to Alabama, as they lost to LSU……. this game will be a blowout…. and no contest for the Crimson Tide…… Ohio State will lie down like they always have……… and even if they give Alabama a good game and try to make it close….. Alabama will still win…… all Ohio State can do is beat Alabama….. and then they can tell the whole world we told you sooooo…….. but I don’t see that happening. Oregon vs Florida State, good matchup……. could be a close game……
TCU Froghorns put on a clinic Thanksgiving Day as they beat the state rivals Texas Longhorns 48-10. Trevone Boykin passed for two touchdowns and ran for another, and TCU’s defense dominated the Longhorns and quarterback Tyrone Swoope, sending Texas to one of the worst home losses in program history.The win kept the Horned Frogs (10-1, 7-1, No. 6 in AP) in the hunt for their first Big 12 title. The question is whether it was impressive enough to impact the playoff standings, where they sit one spot out of contention for the national semifinals. “You want style points? The style points tonight were defense, turnovers, doing the things you needed to do,” TCU coach Gary Patterson said.
Today the Super Bowl Champions Pittsburgh Steelers Steel Curtain of 1974-75 will be getting together in Pittsburgh for their 40th reunion. I got a chance meet one of the Steel Curtain members Charles Davis, at a fine dining establishment in Houston,Texas about 3 weeks ago. Charles Davis did play at TCU as well, and I remember him telling me about when he played against Joe Ferguson who played college ball at Arkansas. Mr. Davis went on to say he was following Ferguson towards the sidelines and he knocked Joe out-of-bounds, both teams got really upset after the hit, and especially Ferguson as he came back and starting hitting his receivers for touchdowns and won the game. Mr. Davis also told me stories about how tough the Steel Curtain was and he mention names of Jack Ham, Jack Lambert, Dwight White, Ernie Holmes, L.C. Greenwood and Mean Joe Green.Everyone will always remember how mean Joe Greene was, but in the Coca Cola commercial he tosses the his jersey to the little kid after the game. I remember as a kid I was watching them on tv when they beat the Minnesota Viking and winning the Super Bowl 16-6. Fran Tarkenton was scrabbling all over the field trying to get away from the Steel Curtain.
I hope the Steel Curtain has a great time in Pittsburgh today, that defense had their way with ever one on the field back in the 70’s. Hats off to the Steel Curtain Pittsburgh Steelers.
LSU pulled out a victory on the road, and I am sure Les Miles could not be more proud of the football team. Texas AM scored the 1st touchdown and then LSU went to work and scored 20 unanswered points. Fournette tied up the score with a power run over Aggies db Matthews for 22 yard td. Then John Diarse caught a 10 yrd td from Jennings to make it 14-7, and Trent Domingue added a couple of field goals to put LSU up 20-7.
Texas AM did start a comeback with a field goal and td catch by AM Speedy Noles, to make it 20-17, the Aggies got the ball back after LSU went 3 and out. Aggies Qb thought he had a offside and a free play so he launch the ball down the field but Jalen Collins step into the long pass and picked it off to seal the game. As Jennings was starting to take a knee the 12 man started booing the Tigers for running out the clock. I must say being at College Station at Kyle Field was a fun experience the crowd was very loud, and the Yell Leaders were chanting and singing with the crowd the whole night. College Station a great place for football for sure.
‘Odell Beckham Jr’ Odell Beckham Jr, Catch odell beckham jr one handed catch Giants Vs Dallas Greatest catch EVER! Amazing catch by Odell Beckham,jr, but is anyone surprised, he did the same thing when he played at LSU.
Highlights of the Razorbacks beating the #17 Tigers 17-0. The Arkansas defense would hold LSU to a 123 yards of offense as they picked up their first shutout since 2006. The cold weather effected the Tigers. Arkansas faces Ole Miss this weekend.