Tiger Talk -- Thursday Hot Links

Carter "The Power" Bryant Thursday, October 28, 2010 ,
Randy Rosetta of The Advocate says the two quarterback system must get better.

The Times Picayune's Jim Kleinpeter says LSU still feels the sting from the Auburn loss.

The Daily Reveille gives the recent graduation rates of the LSU athletic programs.

Regan Gardner of Bleacher Report focuses on the positives and negatives after the Auburn loss.

David Parker of The Huffington Post tries to bust the BCS and fix college football.

LSU looks to the state of Florida for recruits writes Hunter Paniagua of The Daily Reveille.

I Can't Make This Stuff Up

Carter "The Power" Bryant Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Totally off topic here, but one of my buddies sent me a personalty test last night and I got some interesting results.

Folks, I can't make this stuff up. I guess I'm on the right path. Below are my results.

ENFP - "Journalist". Uncanny sense of the motivations of others. Life is an exciting drama. 8.1% of total population.
Free Jung Personality Test (similar to Myers-Briggs/MBTI)

If you want to take the test, click here. After you get your results, a more detailed response to what the four letters mean can be found by clicking here

Peterson Prepares for Jones

Carter "The Power" Bryant Tuesday, October 26, 2010 , , ,

Patrick Peterson comments on Alabama wide receiver Julio Jones.

LSU vs Auburn Postgame -- Cameron Newton

Carter "The Power" Bryant Sunday, October 24, 2010 , ,

Cameron Newton speaks to the media after Auburn's 24-17 victory over LSU.

Jefferson, Peterson -- Auburn Postgame Pressers

Carter "The Power" Bryant Saturday, October 23, 2010 , , , , ,

Jordan Jefferson comments on the two quarterback system after LSU's tough 24-17 loss versus Auburn.

Patrick Peterson says there is still hope in LSU's season after a tough 24-17 loss to Auburn.

Follow @HardKnockTigers for Game Updates Live from Jordan-Hare

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Live from Jordan-Hare Stadium, follow HKT on Twitter by clicking here or reading the bar on the right for in-game updates between LSU and Auburn.

Tweet me or comment below for your prediction!!!

Defending Cameron Newton -- LSU vs Auburn Prediction

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Is Newton the best player in college football?
Photo via BleacherReport
LSU has faced their fare share of mobile quarterbacks this season and have superb in defending them. But when the Tigers face the Tigers, they will be facing a whole new animal.

Cameron Newton is "not your average" quarterback. Many thought another Tim Tebow wouldn't come for at least a decade, but college football fans are seeing that Newton is special.

LSU's "not your average" cornerback Patrick Peterson knows is too.

"6-6. He's running about... I'm going to say a 4.4 (forty-yard dash), strong arm. What else can you say?"


LSU Offensive Midterms

The brains behind it all
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If I had to sum up LSU's offense in one statement, it might just go something like this:

"Damn, Les Miles is pretty self-conscious."

Seriously, only "The Mad Hatter" would be stubborn enough to keep playing a quarterback who is completing only 53% of his passes, has a TD-INT ratio of 2:7 and averaging 5 yards an attempt.

And, best of all, this so called "mobile" quarterback is bruising out a whopping 3.3 yds per carry.

The only conclusions I can think of that is keeping Miles from pulling Jordan Jefferson are either he doesn't want to hurt the kid's feelings or he doesn't want to admit he was wrong for letting JJ keep the keys to the offense for so long, which is garbage when you have a team with National Championship talent.

Now that my Jefferson bash is out of the way, lets take a look at the rest of the offense.


LSU vs Auburn Preview -- Bayou Bengals Thoughts on Cam Newton

Carter "The Power" Bryant Monday, October 18, 2010 , , , , , ,
On Saturday, the LSU defense will have their hands full with Heisman candidate Cam Newton. LSU have had success defending mobile quarterbacks, so this week at HKT we will break down those games and what the Bayou Bengals need to do to shut down the hottest player in college football.

Here are Patrick Peterson, Jarrett Lee and Stevan Ridley's thoughts on Newton. Later this week I will share what Kelvin Sheppard, who many consider the quarterback of the defense, thinks about the gunslinger. (Or you can visit the YouTube page and watch it now.)

LSU cornerback Patrick Peterson talks about the LSU secondary and Auburn Heisman hopeful Cam Newton.

LSU quarterback Jarrett Lee talks about what makes Auburn quarterback Cam Newton special.

LSU running back Stevan Ridley talks about Auburn quarterback Cam Newton and getting ready to play in the plains.

Three Things to Look For -- LSU vs McNeese State Prediction


LSU place kicker Josh Jasper (30) runs five yards for a first down after  a faked field goal attempt in the second half with Florida's  cornerback Janoris Jenkins (1) and Florida  safety Ahmad Black (35) unable to stop him during an NCAA college football game  in Gainesville, Fla.,  Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010. LSU defeated Florida 33-29.
Good football teams run good fake field goals
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LSU Football is undefeated. They played two of the best games of the SEC season over in as many weeks and now has received much national attention.

But the national media aren't sold on the Tigers as a real national title contender because of how they have been winning. Yet if LSU remain unblemished, they will remain in the Top 10 of all polls.

LSU welcomes in the 2-3 McNeese State Cowboys to Tiger Stadium. Here are three things to look for...


Helton on Fake Field Goal vs Florida

Carter "The Power" Bryant Monday, October 11, 2010 , , , , ,

Placekick holder Derek Helton breaks down the infamous fake field goal that eventually lead to LSU's 33-29 victory over Florida.

Lee, Toliver Reminisces Florida Victory

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Jarrett Lee talks about the victory over Florida, how he likes man coverage and the long journey with LSU Football.

Terrence Toliver talks about the victory over Florida and the connection between him Jarrett Lee.

Texas Connection Leads LSU in 33-29 Victory, Tigers Now 6-0

Terrence Toliver LSU
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Does this shot remind you of the Byrd catch versus Auburn in '07?
Is LSU really atop the SEC West? Can Christopher Nolan write a script better than this season for LSU? Am I in "Limbo" right now? 

The answers are yes, no and maybe/probably so. But the only answer that matter is the first one, as the Tigers defeated the Florida Gators in "The Swamp" 33-29.

The Tigers move to 6-0 on the season, and will have McNesse State next Saturday night in Tiger Stadium. LSU moves up three spots in the AP Top 25 to No. 9, with Auburn and Alabama right in front of them at No. 7 and 8 respectfully.

And even though "Lucky Les" had to pull another rabbit out of his hat to win it at the end, the game shouldn't have been that close. LSU is a better football team than Florida and Saturday night proved it.


Chat with Bourbon & Coke -- LSU vs UF Preview

Carter "The Power" Bryant Friday, October 8, 2010 , ,
Because of this week's busy schedule, I might not be able to get around to writing a preview for this game. Before you grab tissues and think Armageddon is heading our way, there is still hope.

I had a small Email session with Bourbon and Coke to discuss this week's upcoming showdown between LSU and Florida. He threw five good questions my way about everything to LSU's quarterback situation to how I view Les Miles' job security.

Follow Bourbon and Coke on Twitter @BourbonandCoke.

91.1 KLSU -- LSU Tailgate Show

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Tune into 91.1 KLSU or for the "LSU Tailgate Show" at 11:30.

See who the KLSU sports staff thinks will win the big matchup between Florida and LSU.

Ridley for Heisman?

Preconceived notions.

I hate them. I hate them. I hate them.

I fell victim to "PN" a few weeks ago when I wrote my West Virginia Prediction piece. I underestimated LSU running back Stevan Ridley's ability to run the football.

Ridley deserves to be in the Heisman discussion. He's not going to win it. In fact, he isn't even the leading contender on his own team.'s weekly Top 25 shows Ridley is no where to be found amongst the Top 25 in the country for the award. The poll was done by 65 actual Heisman trophy voters from 36 states.

But just because he's not getting any recognition, that doesn't mean he shouldn't be amongst the chatter now.


Tiger TV -- Sports Showtime Analyst

I made an appearance on this week's "Sports Showtime"on Tiger TV. This was my first appearance (12:00 mark) as an analyst on the show in two years, so please forgive the rust.

Fans ask me who should be the starter at quarterback, if Russell Shepard should get some snaps at quarterback and my thoughts on the Tigers so far this season.

A new "Sports Showtime" happens every Tuesday. For listings on all of the shows that air on Tiger TV, check out their website.

"Lucky Les" is the Luckiest Coach in America

"Lucky Les" sure is Lucky
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Les Miles is the luckiest coach alive.

I am not the only person who agrees with that statement.

When the clock struck zero for the first time, LSU fell to 4-1 in the season. The Tennessee Volunteers pulled the upset of the day in college football. Derek Dooley pulled of his signature win in front of the fifth largest crowd in the history of Tiger Stadium.   

But only Les Miles gets a second chance for the clock to run out.

The Tigers, like they did versus Ole Miss last year, had problems managing the clock when it mattered most. LSU had first and goal on the Vols two-yard line with 36 seconds remaining.

On the first play, Miles attempted a play action pass on first down with Jarrett Lee that fell incomplete. Lee said after the game the ball was targeted for Rueben Randle.

On second down, Miles subbed in struggling Jordan Jefferson to play quarterback. His number was called to the right side, where he was stopped at the one-yard line.

Tick-Tock. Tick-Tock.    


Peterson, Randle on LSU Victory Over Tennessee

Carter "The Power" Bryant Saturday, October 2, 2010 , , , , , ,

Patrick Peterson talks about LSU's 16-14 victory over Tennessee. Peterson gives some thoughts on No. 7 playing offense.

LSU wide receiver Rueben Randle talks about the final few plays in the Tigers' thrilling 16-14 victory over Tennessee.

T-Bob Hebert -- LSU vs Tennessee Postgame

LSU center T-Bob Hebert talks about LSU's stunning 16-14 victory over Tennessee.

Miles, Dooley Postgame Pressers

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Postgame press conferences from LSU's Les Miles and Tennessee's Derek Dooley.

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