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Who will LSU’s QB be?

May 4, 2008

Hey Football Fiends!

Well, LSU, fresh off their latest BCS National Championship, finds themselves mired in QB controversy fourĀ  months before the start of the 2008 season. Reports out of Baton Rouge this weekend are that Tigers Coach Les Miles has kicked troubled QB Ryan Perrilloux off the team.

The Tigers may not go into summer as a lock to content for the 2008 title, but don’t write them totally off just yet. The dismissal of Perrilloux will benefit the Bayou Bengals in the not so long run. Perrilloux has been suspended from the team three times for personal problems. Though the LSU athletic department has been mum on the extent of the troubled QB’s issues (and good for them for being classy like that!), but his behavior to date has made it clear he is ill fit to lead a team, let alone a major SEC contender like LSU.

So although the Tigers find themselves four months from the start of the college football season and staring down the neck of Harvard transfer Andrew Hatch or redshirt freshman Jarrett Lee as their starting QB, this is a far better place to be in than having Perrilloux rot the team from the inside with his off field issues.

Whichever QB takes over will find themselves behind one of the nation’s best offensive lines, and that is not the worst of places to learn on the job, my football fiends. Hell even your 5’9″ girly girl Gridiron Goddess might not feel so unsafe behind the likes of LSU’s four returning offensive lineman, you know? (OK, so that’s slight exaggeration.)

In any case, Perrilloux was shaping up to be a distraction to the team. Better he is dismissed before the season starts than self-destruct during the season.

Best of luck to the Tigers new QB!

-Your Gridiron Goddess

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The Brett Favre effect

April 28, 2008

Hello Football Fiends!

Before I get to the Favre Effect — yes, my main header image is missing. I was trying to add some code so that my site can be syndicated over at Bleacher Report but it screwed up my CSS code and my header is gone, and uploading it anew is not working and I don’t know CSS AT ALL so am at a loss… Hopefully I’ll get it fixed soon.

Now back to the draft—

Green Bay drafted Louisville QB Brian Brohm AND LSU QB Matt Flynn. Interesting move. Is it because they have so much faith in QB Aaron Rodgers that they feel they can develop 2 rookie backups? Or is it the Favre Effect? As in, they are totally freaked out about Brett not being under center come fall.

Of course who knows if both rookies will make the roster. It is just an interesting draft note to me.

-Your Gridiron Goddess

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CFB wrap up #2: Further thoughts on the Wacky Weekend that was

September 30, 2007

Hello fellow football fiends, my Ny/Day-quil haze has lifted a bit and in thinking about the CARAZY day that Saturday was for the top 25, hell, especially for the top 10, I have a few thoughts:

1. Urban Meyer’s vaunted offense is being exposed as a one-trick show. He relies on athletic QB’s. That seems to be it. Florida has no truly reliable stand out receivers or running backs despite recruiting such blue chip players as Percy Harvin. Shut down Tim Tebow as Auburn’s defense did on Saturday, and the Meyer offense stalls. But look back to Meyer’s days at Utah, it was all about Alex Smith and what he could do and the most talked about running back spoken of in the same breath as Smith/Utah was USC’s Reggie Bush and how he and Smith played on the same High School team in San Diego.

Tebow is a mightily talented athlete. But he cannot carry an entire offense on his shoulders and he should not have to.

2. The only team that can beat USC is USC. How else do you explain 16 penalties for 160 yards, the loss of two key offensive players and a respectable opponent in the vastly improved Washington Huskies and yet they still manage to eke out a win? Now, should USC play like that against Cal, or Oregon or ASU or LSU–would they be able to eke out that win? Maybe, maybe not, but let it be known, Washington did not even come close to outplaying USC last night. What they did was take advantage of the uncharacteristic mistakes USC made.

3. Speaking of USC: they need 2 things right now. A receiver to emerge as the dominant go to guy. Right now Fred Davis, the tight end is Booty’s go to guy. And while Patrick Turner had a better than usual for this season night last night, he still drops too many balls for this Trojan fan’s liking. You can’t do that at this level. Secondly, our defense needs to get to work on creating turnovers like the 2004 and 2005 squads did. Man, those defenses were exciting to watch.

4. LSU is not looking as freakishly dominant as they did in their first few games. They had to battle back from a 3-9 deficit at halftime to post that final 34-9 score that looks like they were in charge the whole time. QB Matt Flynn does seem to be the weakest link thus far, having none of former starting QB JaMarcus Russell’s firepower to date.

5. USC plays Cal at Cal and Oregon at Autzen Stadium. Autzen Stadium scares me.

6. The Florida-Auburn situation creates an interesting SEC possibility. Florida was beaten by Auburn focusing on controlling Tebow. Auburn does not have remotely the kind of strong defense that LSU does. Offensively, LSU is showing some chinks in their armor. Can Auburn beat LSU? Hmmmm. Can Flordia beat LSU? One looks possible, the other one, not so much.

7. Did you notice something in FSU’s win over Bama? When Bowden took slow, plodding, boring, QB Drew Weatherford out and put Xavier Lee in, their offense came to life. Could this signal a new era for the ‘Noles? It SHOULD.

8. Did you notice how Notre Dame managed to find an offense and score a whopping 19 points once Coach Weis took QB Jimmy Clausen OUT and put Evan Sharpley in? Note to Demetrius Jones, maybe you jumped ship a bit quickly?
-Your Gridiron Goddess, trying NOT to focus on the fact that the Eagles are losing.