By Josh Kramer
The late-great basketball coach Skip Prosser once told me, “If you can’t be on time, be early.” Well in this case, I am going to be super early. The big game, which unfortunately did not end up being “big” by any means, concluded the College Football season on Monday night. And despite a very disappointing finish to what had been a magical season in Baton Rouge, good things are ahead for the Tigers. Who really cares if the season just ended, Spring Ball is right around the corner as die-hard fans across the country pray their team will be “the” team in 2012 and early 2013. Here is an early look ahead.
1. LSU Tigers: Do not let Monday’s game take away from what this team accomplished this past season. Eight wins against ranked foes. Five of those on the road. Plus this team returns the majority of it’s vaunted defense, including the Honey Badger and Eric Reid. In addition, find me a better stable of running backs. LSU was the nation’s best team in 2011. They just didn’t finish the job. Also, next year, their schedule is much more favorable. The Tide have to come to Baton Rouge and the non-conference slate is not exactly mind-boggling (N. Texas, Idaho, Washington, Towson). Continue reading