Photo courtesy of Louisianasportstalk.com. Les Miles (pictured above) did not prepare his team the way he should have for the National Championship Game. Expect his LSU Tigers to walk away with the National Championship in January of 2013.
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
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Xavier Head Coach Chris Mack is just the latest great coach that has led the Muskie basketball team to tournament success.
I realize that most Xavier fans are deeply disheartened today by a loss to their 2nd biggest rival Dayton (Cincinnati is the biggest). Nobody foresaw the number 1 seeded Muskies bailing out in the Quarterfinals of the very weak A-10 Tournament. I unfortunately was unable to watch the game today due to work commitments.
But from reading and hearing about the game, it sounds like the Muskies played pitiful basketball for well over 2/3rds of the game, yet they did just enough to be in it when the game was on the line. And was it a foul on Lyons? The refs called it, so I guess it was. Is this loss a reason for Muskie Nation to panic? Continue reading
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Tagged Atlantic 10, Bobby Knight, Chris Mack, Dayton Flyers, Dean Smith, March Madness, Michigan State, Mike Krzyzewski, NCAA Basketball, Pete Gillen, Sean Miller, Skip Prosser, Thad Matt, Xavier Musketeers