Look, I’m ecstatic a the win; huge, huge win against a great opponent but i’m not buying we out-muscled them. we out-conditioned them without a doubt. boyd, nuk, ford, ellington were warriors on the field but our OL got torched most of the night. even my wife, who knows nothing about football but went to the game with me, said lsu was whipping us. if boyd was anything less than an absolute stud, it would not have been that close.
Not so fast!.......Tajh was used like a pounding Fullback. He had 29 carriers in the game. These were not designed to get big yards, but to quickly pound LSU’s D-Line and it worked. By eliminated an exchange, these runs went quickly and had a cumulative effect…Sure, LSU got their shots, but we got the better end. You make a difference between out-condition and out muscled. I guess I don’t considering the way our Defense handle them at their own game
our defense is what impressed me “physically”. if goodman had played half as good during the season as he did monday night, he’d be AA. while i’m still in a holding pattern with BV, i have to think he did a remarkable job, especially with our two starting CB’s out. we got penetration, got off blocks, etc; i could hardly believe this was our defense. i liked the mix he used personnel-wise, scheme-wise as well so i hope that is a sign of the future.
great momentum game for recruiting and next year to open against those hated bulldogs!!! man, i’ve missed this series for too long.
again, kudos to dabo, coaches and team for a hard-fought victory. makes for a much better off-season!