Today, in “damn, son, I don’t think I would have said that”

Patrick Surtain Jr.’s decision to sign with Alabama blew a hole in LSU’s recruiting plans, one that it didn’t recover from yesterday, as the Tigers failed to sign a cornerback in its 2018 class.  The social media reaction from LSU fans to the way things went hasn’t been kind, to say the least.  I doubt this is going to make those folks any more understanding.

LSU coach Ed Orgeron says he already has considered ways to adjust his recruiting approach based on the new calendar. He wants to make sure he still has enough scholarships available for the prospects who are waiting until February.

“We will be more selective in the beginning of the recruiting period next year,” Orgeron said. “We will be more selective with our scholarships at that time. We will fill specific needs then.”

This has not been the world’s greatest offseason for Orgeron, who parted ways with a highly paid offensive coordinator after only one year on the job, at the cost of a huge buyout.  Quarterback is a serious question.  LSU went 9-4, 6-2 last season, numbers not much different from what Miles was putting up at the end of his tenure there.  Admitting that you have to up your recruiting game, something that is generally regarded to be his greatest strength, isn’t a great way to reassure the faithful that better times are ahead.

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15 responses to “Today, in “damn, son, I don’t think I would have said that”

  1. Kevin

    And most pundits are predicting we lose to LSU next year? Not happening.

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  2. JasonC

    Death, taxes and QB concerns at LSU.

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    • Macallanlover

      Hard to understand isn’t it? They have had an obvious opportunity for dozens of high quality QBs to come in, play behind talented OLs, throw to quality receivers, and have great RBs to keep opposing defenses off balance, yet “hand-me-down Mett” was the only decent QB in the past dozen years to pick LSU. I can’t think Big Ed and his handling of OCs is going to help matters but in a day where some places have talented QBs sitting on the bench and graduate transfers looking for a one and done spot, they keep coming up empty.

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  3. steve

    Who knew coach O was a blind ping pong ball player?

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  4. If you can point to one program (in reality there are more than just the one) that was toppled by the Saban effect, it is LSU. He made it his mission to beat them every year and did it – 7 in a row now! They have become an afterthought in the division, let alone the conference.

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  5. TomReagan

    Damn, I reckon it’s been a long time since the Meat Market days.

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  6. lakedawg

    They got one heck of a tough schedule next year with a lot of question marks on hos offense. Expect about 7-5 season.

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    • Macallanlover

      Usually count on them to hand FU a loss but that game is beginning to favor the Gaytors given the way things are trending.

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  7. Charles

    Has there been a worse head coach personnel decision in recent history than firing Les Miles and replacing him with the guy who was fired from a much worse program in the same division?

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  8. W Cobb Dawg

    Oeaux shit, you mean LSU didn’t recruit any DBs?! And 6 players leave early for the nfl, including both starting CBs. And Aranda is the highest paid DC in cfb. The upcoming shitstorm is gonna make Hurricane Katrina look like a party.

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  9. The hiring of Coach Oeaux may set the Corn Dogs back 5+ years when they fire him. Joe Alleva should be fired right along side him.

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    • Macallanlover

      Alleva should have been fired many years ago, the recent OC fiasco is just one of many. He has compromising pictures of someone, LSU is sinking like a rock and they have Coach Oeaux to save them. I can’t say he is any worse/better than McDoofus, but they are as low in the SEC as you can get on the AD list. Well, better make room, the Doughnut Monster is headed to the basement to join them.

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  10. AceDawg

    LSU is getting exactly what one would expect with the poor man’s Les Miles running the show. Still lots of talent there compared to the average team, but it is taking a dip from LSU standards. If Troy could win in Baton Rouge last year against a more talented LSU squad…

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