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    Re: Bluegrass Miracle Phenomenon

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    My point was that 2002 LSU did not lose to Alabama because of the improbable win against UK, and you guys did not lose to aTm because of your win against LSU.
    Not solely but it was a factor.
    That issue has gone under the bridge, under the next bridge, over the next dam and is gone.
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    Re: Bluegrass Miracle Phenomenon

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    I should have caught onto that by now - he does that quite a bit.
    He has always had a real problem with what he sees as complacency, whether the team or even the fan base is guilty...
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    Re: Bluegrass Miracle Phenomenon

    I don't think his point was that LSU lost to Alabama in 2002 because of the epic comeback over Kentucky. His point was that his team had issues, he knew they had issues, they won a game they shouldn't, everybody is patting the shoulders of the team telling them they're great because they found a way to win, and the team buys the talk and doesn't appreciate the reason they got into that scenario over the first 58 minutes. They walk into the next game and get stomped partly over the same problems that dug the hole for the comeback the previous week. There is a strong parallel in that regard and a pretty astute assessment of how that played out.

    When it takes an improbable throw to win against Kentucky, you probably are struggling to accomplish things needed to beat a quality opponent. When you let a mediocre LSU offense control the game for 58 minutes, all hands should be on alert when playing the best offense in the conference. The offense fell victim to the same problems as last week, the defensive issues were still exploited from the LSU game. Alabama obviously has the ability to play a good game because in parts of that game Alabama seemed to be wresting control of the game away from TAMU. The difference: there was no screen pass score and we got an interception this time. That is what is the most frustrating to Saban because when the intensity ramped up, Alabama started to play a better game than their opponent over the last 45 minutes but they dug too deep of a hole for it to be good enough.

    They lost the first 15 20-0; won the last 45 24-9...to Saban that is a cardinal sin.
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    Re: Bluegrass Miracle Phenomenon

    Quote Originally Posted by rgw View Post
    I don't think his point was that LSU lost to Alabama in 2002 because of the epic comeback over Kentucky. His point was that his team had issues, he knew they had issues, they won a game they shouldn't, everybody is patting the shoulders of the team telling them they're great because they found a way to win, and the team buys the talk and doesn't appreciate the reason they got into that scenario over the first 58 minutes. They walk into the next game and get stomped partly over the same problems that dug the hole for the comeback the previous week. There is a strong parallel in that regard and a pretty astute assessment of how that played out.

    When it takes an improbable throw to win against Kentucky, you probably are struggling to accomplish things needed to beat a quality opponent. When you let a mediocre LSU offense control the game for 58 minutes, all hands should be on alert when playing the best offense in the conference. The offense fell victim to the same problems as last week, the defensive issues were still exploited from the LSU game. Alabama obviously has the ability to play a good game because in parts of that game Alabama seemed to be wresting control of the game away from TAMU. The difference: there was no screen pass score and we got an interception this time. That is what is the most frustrating to Saban because when the intensity ramped up, Alabama started to play a better game than their opponent over the last 45 minutes but they dug too deep of a hole for it to be good enough.

    They lost the first 15 20-0; won the last 45 24-9...to Saban that is a cardinal sin.
    Great post. I thought Coach's comment about the team being tired was really good. He basically said if they were tired what happened for the last 45 minutes? To me his implying that for whatever reason the team was not mentally ready to go when the game started. By the time they responded they had dug themselves too deep.

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