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    Wow how sad is it when UL has a stronger out of conference schedule than LSU. Miles knows how to get a couple easy ones, he sure needed em last year.


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    Quote Originally Posted by cajunhawk View Post
    _ Wow how sad is it when UL has a stronger out of conference schedule than LSU. Miles knows how to get a couple easy ones, he sure needed em last year. _
    LSU's OOC schedule is always weak, I'll agree. But why do you think they do that?

    Answer: Because their OOC doesn't matter. If they win the SEC, they will play in the national championship (most years), so why not pad the schedule with a few cupcakes to preserve the X-0 record for the SEC run? Last year would have been different since the SEC was weaker than normal (i.e a 2 loss SEC team probably wouldn't have gotten in the NC).

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    Yea I love when I hear all this BS from a&m@br about USC's "soft" schedule. USC annually takes on one of the toughest Non Conference schedules of anyteam. You dont see any UL's on their schedule. Last year they played Virgina, Ohio State and Notre Dame. Granted Notre Dame has been on a down cycle but you dont know that when you schedule them. In the past they have played Arkansas, Nebraska and other BCS schools. Contrast this to a&m@br's non conference... Tulane, Troy, Appalachian, North Texas... then add in your Mississippi States and Kentucky's and you have a guaranteed 6 wins... So they play 3 or 4 tough games and they all whine about how tough they have it... BS.....


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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunZ1 View Post
    LSU's OOC schedule is always weak, I'll agree. But why do you think they do that?

    Is isn't just State, it's a lot of BCS programs. Nebraska could well win the SBC title in 2009. It's about the money they genertae from the extra homes games that they do not have to return AND it virually assures them of winning records for bowl eligibility.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DestinCajun View Post
    _ Is isn't just State, it's a lot of BCS programs. Nebraska could well win the SBC title in 2009. It's about the money they genertae from the extra homes games that they do not have to return AND it virually assures them of winning records for bowl eligibility. _
    Correct

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    Quote Originally Posted by RaginFan2 View Post
    _ Ummm ... I think if you check Nov. 7 (opposite LSU's game vs. Bama), you might find an "Open Date". _
    OK OK OK I was looking at the date and not the games beside them lol I had a slow moment Please forgive my stupidity.

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    LSU & USC take opposite paths, each based on relative strength of conference.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Turbine View Post
    _ LSU & USC take opposite paths, each based on relative strength of conference.


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    I am not so sure that is true... I am not saying the SEC is not #1 but not by the margin of difference they (a&m@br fans) would say...When you get past Ville Platte and Jennings, you get a different view of how much better the SEC is. The Pac 10 games are late night games.... long after the 90,000 have passed out into jack Daniels bliss.. dreaming of thier 93-3 victory over a Sun belt team (oh wait.... lol).. and they really dont get to see them play... so it is easy to join the herd of your fellow believers and say the SEC is far and away the best.... not so fast my friend....

    USC would excel in the SEC as a&m@br does... a&m@br would excel in the Pac 10 but I just wonder if they did not have the UL's and the Appalachian "scrimmages" at the beginning of the season... if they opened with Ohio State for example... how well they would do.

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    The thing is perception, USC needs the boost, they would get very little respect if they played LSU's out of conference schedule.


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    Quote Originally Posted by IHateLaState View Post
    USC would excel in the SEC as a&m@br does... a&m@br would excel in the Pac 10 but I just wonder if they did not have the UL's and the Appalachian "scrimmages" at the beginning of the season... if they opened with Ohio State for example... how well they would do. _
    Your points about SEC>Pac10 bias is well taken. But like most stereotypes, there is some truth to it. The PAC-10 was super weak this year (and previous years). If USC was taken out of the PAC-10 it'd be weaker than the Big East.

    USC knows the only way to get to the NC is to win the PAC-10 and have an impressive OOC. It doesn't make them any more noble IMO, they just are working with what they have: a comparably weaker conference schedule.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Turbine View Post
    _ The thing is perception, USC needs the boost, they would get very little respect if they played LSU's out of conference schedule.


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    I dont disagree at all.... my main issues (as always some woudl say) is with this constant drum beat from the wrong side of the Atchafalaya that USC plays a soft schedule... again... not so fast my friend

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    I can't believe this is even a topic here...

    USC Non Conference
    09/05/09 vs. San Jose State L.A. Coliseum TBA
    09/12/09 at Ohio State TV Columbus, Ohio 5:00 p.m. PT
    10/17/09 at Notre Dame South Bend, Ind. TBA

    LSU Non Conference
    Sat, Sep 05 Washington at Seattle, Wash. (Husky Stadium)
    Sat, Sep 19 UL-Lafayette Baton Rouge, La. (Tiger Stadium)
    Sat, Oct 31 Tulane Baton Rouge, La. (Tiger Stadium) TBA
    Sat, Nov 14 Louisiana Tech Baton Rouge, La. (Tiger Stadium)

    Washington is in the pac-10 so thats a wash. While looking at the non conference schedule you can see USCs is harder. However take into account that LSU plays 1 extra non conference game and a possible sec championship game and it makes LSUs schedule ALOT harder.


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    Quote Originally Posted by anhil8tor View Post
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    Washington is in the pac-10 so thats a wash. While looking at the non conference schedule you can see USCs is harder. However take into account that LSU plays 1 extra non conference game and a possible sec championship game and it makes LSUs schedule ALOT harder. _
    Im off today so what else to do...lol... IF you count Wash as a "tough" OOC game for a&m@br, dont come back in the next breath and suggest that the Pac 10 is weak...

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    Quote Originally Posted by anhil8tor View Post
    _ I can't believe this is even a topic here...

    USC Non Conference
    09/05/09 vs. San Jose State L.A. Coliseum TBA
    09/12/09 at Ohio State TV Columbus, Ohio 5:00 p.m. PT
    10/17/09 at Notre Dame South Bend, Ind. TBA

    LSU Non Conference
    Sat, Sep 05 Washington at Seattle, Wash. (Husky Stadium)
    Sat, Sep 19 UL-Lafayette Baton Rouge, La. (Tiger Stadium)
    Sat, Oct 31 Tulane Baton Rouge, La. (Tiger Stadium) TBA
    Sat, Nov 14 Louisiana Tech Baton Rouge, La. (Tiger Stadium)

    Washington is in the pac-10 so thats a wash. While looking at the non conference schedule you can see USCs is harder. However take into account that LSU plays 1 extra non conference game and a possible sec championship game and it makes LSUs schedule ALOT harder. _
    Nobody will disagree with you that LSU's SEC schedule is brutal. Thats a given. But, this is the problem with BCS football. Every game is looked at as a "playoff." These big programs are way to afraid of losing the big money they have become accustomed to. The NCAA, aka nutless wonder, lets the BCS programs get away with murder. What put SMU into Death Penalty territory, is exactly what every big program is doing today and getting away with it because of revenue. Recruiting is getting to be who pays more and gets my parents better jobs, while small schools scoop up the dregs left behind. Forget Roger Clemens, Barry Bonds, and all the other roided out freaks who robbed baseball of their respect, lets go after the NCAA and Myles Brand for pimping these young athletes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IHateLaState View Post
    _ Im off today so what else to do...lol... IF you count Wash as a "tough" OOC game for a&m@br, dont come back in the next breath and suggest that the Pac 10 is weak... _
    Did you read what I posted?

    Washington is in the pac-10 so thats a wash. While looking at the non conference schedule you can see USCs is harder. However take into account that LSU plays 1 extra non conference game and a possible sec championship game and it makes LSUs schedule ALOT harder.

    I think its cute you have to type a&m@br in every post instead of typing LSU but give the big boys their credit. The SEC is far and away the best conference in football. Its not even close. USC is favored to win EVERY pac-10 game they play. Some by 40+ points. Don't let you hate for LSU get in the way of the SEC's brutal schedule. If Florida, Tenn, Alabama, LSU etc etc etc make it through their schedule with 1 lost and there is only 1 undefeated BCS school.. then the SEC is playing for the title and more than likely favored.

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    Is this thread still about UL's 2009 Football schedule?


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    Quote Originally Posted by DestinCajun View Post
    Nebraska could well win the SBC title in 2009.
    I would say them and Troy have to be the favorites, but Troy would probably have the edge. This relegates nebraska to the Memorandum of Understanding Bowl, though. They might not be too happy about that finish.

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    I'm pretty sure their strength of schedule this year in basketball was dead last in the country among 300-something teams...


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    Quote Originally Posted by anhil8tor View Post
    I think its cute you have to type a&m@br in every post instead of typing LSU but give the big boys their credit. The SEC is far and away the best conference in football. Its not even close. USC is favored to win EVERY pac-10 game they play. Some by 40+ points. Don't let you hate for LSU get in the way of the SEC's brutal schedule. If Florida, Tenn, Alabama, LSU etc etc etc make it through their schedule with 1 lost and there is only 1 undefeated BCS school.. then the SEC is playing for the title and more than likely favored.
    I completely agree. The SEC is a tough conference -- there's no question about that. As for USC making it in the SEC...that's a toss-up. I still think that their defense would not be able to stand up to the rigors of the SEC schedule. That being said, I think they'd have more success in the West than in the East.

    As for UL's OOC, thats great and all, but you have to win your conference. It's a fine line -- play too tough out of conference, and you may hurt morale and your team's chances at a great season; play too weak and the team's not ready to go come conference time. I don't envy this part of the coaching position, as a lot of weight is put on scheduling every year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cover2 View Post
    _ I completely agree. The SEC is a tough conference -- there's no question about that. As for USC making it in the SEC...that's a toss-up. I still think that their defense would not be able to stand up to the rigors of the SEC schedule. That being said, I think they'd have more success in the West than in the East.
    On any given year USC would do the same thing in the SEC that they do in the PAC 10. Lose one game to an opponent and crush all opponents that are considered on par with them talent wise. They are built for the big game and always have a let down game.

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