LSU Hater I Am Not
Ohio State will beat Tigers, but not because Trev hates Les Miles' crew
Dec. 26, 2007
By Trev Alberts
Special to CSTV.com
Trev Alberts is a football analyst for CSTV and CSTV.com.
You've got college football questions and CSTV football analyst Trev Alberts has answers and opinions. Each week Alberts will be answering questions and queries on the world of college football. So if you've got a question for Trev? Just ask him.
Trev why do you hate LSU? You can't say you don't either, going back to 03 I can't remember 1 time you picked LSU in a meaningful game. You picked UGA over LSU in the SECCG game in 03 that was a dumb pick. More recently you picked
Dale, that's really an interesting take because if you would ask the
But this is what makes our sport so great that people are passionate and fanatical about their teams. But you have to be able to delineate between picking a team to win and corresponding that with me hating that team. Just because I picked
As you point out, my ability to do that previously was not very good. I failed in those picks. That doesn't mean I have a disdain for LSU. I have a great admiration for the university, the players, the coaching staff. Once again, after looking at the game, I think
I have nothing personal against LSU; I just don't think they'll beat
Trev I see you picked
It's a good point. I think home field in ordinary circumstance is huge, but I think in bowl games, and especially national championship games, that home field is really lessened. Although you'll have fans of both teams there, remember this is the BCS Championship game. It's not at the level of a Super Bowl, but it does have a corporate feel to it. You have a lot of tickets sold to corporations and a lot of business and entreating taking place.
You could point to the weather if that was a factor as potentially giving one team an advantage who was used to say the cold, or extreme heat. But these big games are played in an environment that on the surface at least, doesn't give a competitive advantage to either team. No one is going to have a competitive advantage because of fans or location.
What is the ideal coaching candidate? NFL experience? up and coming assistant coach? What kind of coach would you hire? -
Great question. I think what it comes down to is the unique situation that a current university finds itself in. The needs at
I think it's completely unfair to use a broad brush and say that because one NFL assistant was successful all NFL assistants will be successful. Same thing for college coordinators.
There are so many former coordinators who have been superstars as coaches and there have been an equal number who have been abject failures. Some position coaches will always be position coaches. Just because you have an ability to coordinate an offense or defense doesn't mean you can automatically be a head coach.
I'm a proven track record kind of guy. I would prefer coach who fits with the personality of the team. But first and foremost you better be a man of character. You can't change that. You either have it or you don't. And if you're leading young men you better be a man of character.