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CBS Analyst Danielson Says SEC A Lock In Title Game

Gary Danielson talk about the issues that are facing the UT coaching staff.


Gary Danielson Shares How Notre Dame Makes It To Title Game

Gary Danielson still has his reservations about the Texas A&M offense working in the SEC.


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Mike Meltser’s Week 3 CFB Picks

Mike Meltser gives his week 3 college football takes

SportsRadio 610–09/14/2012

Trae Elston will miss Ole Miss' game Saturday against Texas. (Kevin Bain/Ole Miss Communications)

Slive Continues To Justify The SEC Stereotype

The Southeastern Conference is more concerned about the success of its football programs than the integrity of its football programs.


Don’t Be Surprised If A&M Beats UF

Gary Danielson gives his thoughts on the Texas A&M and Baylor football programs.


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Blackmon Is A Can’t Miss

OSU head coach Mike Gundy joins MaD Radio. We talk about Justin Blackmon and being slighted on the championship game.


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Patrick Peterson Knows He’s Awesome

Patrick Peterson, the Cardinals’ CB, gives his thoughts on the National Championship and expectations for next season.


Allstate BCS National Championship Game - LSU v Alabama

Les Miles: Excited To Have Texas A&M Join SEC

Les Miles, the head football coach at LSU, discusses A&M joining the SEC and team’s mentality after the tough loss to Alabama.


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Saints New Greatest Show On Turf

The Cajun Cannon Bobby Hebert joins MaD Radio. We talk about Saints-Niners, and Bobby shares his feelings on Les Miles and the loss to Alabama.
Followed by The Melts Down. Mike was upset with Bobby and let it all out on air.


Allstate BCS National Championship Game - LSU v Alabama

LSU’s Offense Was Offensive

Brent Musburger said that this game was one of the great defensive performances ever. Bama shut out LSU, gave up 92 total yards and controlled the ball for more than 35 minutes. That is all true, but no one can deny how terrible LSU was on offense.

LSU did not cross the midfield line until the 7:30 mark of the fourth quarter. Jordan Jefferson finished with 53 yards on 11-for-17 passing and 15 yards on 14 carries. He was awful in every possible way.

However, if you had to define his performance in a single play, it was the interception that he threw. He was almost sacked but escaped just in time to throw some sort of a shovel pass directly to the Alabama defender C.J. Mosley. Jefferson then turned to Spencer Ware (his intended receiver) and started screaming at him, apparently for not being five yards away from where he was the whole time.

LSU was supposed to ride a dominant defense and a running game featuring four horses to a win. That was the Tigers’ theory coming into the game. However, the offensive line failed to open up a single hole in the game. The Tigers finished with 39 yards on 27 attempts. That means if the Tigers rushed six consecutive times, they still would not have a first down.

Yes, Alabama deserves a ton of credit. The Tide have an excellent defense and one for the ages, but it is hard to ignore how bad the LSU offense was. There were multiple snaps that Jefferson couldn’t handle for one reason or another. Regardless of the reason, that is the single most fundamental thing that any offense can do, and LSU clearly struggled with it.

If there is anything more fundamental, it is not having false start penalties, which they obviously struggled with as well. In fact LSU had five penalties for 35 yards. That accounts for more than one-third of its total offense of 92 yards. If your penalty yardage total is more than a third of your total yardage mark, there is simply no way you can expect to win.

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To put that in perspective, the Packers (essentially the No. 1 team in the regular season just like LSU) had 76 penalties for 591 yards. Compare that to their total offensive output of 6,482 yards. The Pack’s penalty yardage total was 10 times smaller than its total yardage total.

It was a sloppy game for LSU, and nothing went right. In the end there is little that can be said except that Alabama dominated and LSU was embarrassed.

SportsRadio 610–01/10/2012




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