LSU Loss A Microcosm Of The Season
Epic game leaves Tigers with second loss and out of the BCS title game
Nov. 23, 2007
By Trev Alberts
Special to CSTV.com
Trev Alberts is a football analyst for CSTV and CSTV.com.
What we saw with LSU-Arkansas was a microcosm of the entire season. What a fitting way for that game to kind of represent 2007. It's been a really crazy year, but exciting and fun.
But watching, I felt really great for
But bottom line, it was an epic game.
I got the sense that Jeff Long, the new A.D. at
It was one of those games where I think both of the teams kind of knew what the other was going to do and it was just a matter of wills. McFadden and the offensive line willed their way to 384 yards rushing. That's an astounding number against that defense. I still think LSU has a good defense, rather than saying that LSU had some defensive letdowns. I think the Tigers played their tails off, but
The one thing that came up to bite LSU earlier in the game was Matt Flynn's inability to connect on his passes. I don't think he was the reason they lost, but that's football in the SEC. It's absolute craziness. Now LSU has to find a way to regroup, find a way to motivate itself for the SEC Championship game.
My initial reaction to LSU losing was not of surprise. I won't be surprised if
The team you have to say is sitting in the best position right now is
The other thought that crept into my head is that if indeed Les Miles is the guy for Michigan, it's sure going to make the transition a whole lot easier. I'm not trying to imply that he's happy they lost; I'm just saying if that's truly what's going to happen, that marriage becomes a lot less messy at this point.
Now, the final thing I take away from this game: how are the voters going to decide on a Heisman Trophy winner? So many times guys have these signature performances at the end of the season, but I can make an easy case for McFadden and an easy case for Tim Tebow. The two of them really deserve to get part of that trophy.