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And The Valley Shook Oct 20, 2016

Delusional Optimism is a Myth

And so it begins According to Greek myth, Hercules killed his family after being driven mad by Hera, queen of the gods. To atone for his actions, Pythia, the Oracle at Delphi, instructed Hercules to serve King Eurystheus for twelve years and perform any labor instructed of him, known as the Twelve Labors of Hercules. For this penance, he would be granted immortality. By contrast, Coach O’s labors seem pretty darn manageable, though his crimes were admittedly not as severe. All he has to do is beat five ranked teams in succession to win the SEC title and possibly the job of his dreams, the...
And The Valley Shook Oct 20, 2016

The Other Guys: Ole Miss

Names to know for the visiting Rebels. One of the more difficult opponents for the Tigers over the last three seasons has been the Ole Miss Rebels. While the results out of Oxford this year have been mixed, the Rebels are a team with dynamic playmakers on both sides of the ball. Defensive End Marquis Haynes The senior defensive linemen has been a terror over the last three seasons with 20.5 sacks since the start of the 2014 season, including a 10 sack performance in 2015. What could cause problems Haynes’ calling card is his speed off the edge. Like most dynamic ends, Haynes has the...
And The Valley Shook Oct 18, 2016

LSU’s Student Section Is Pathetic

I’d sarcastically say “Make Death Valley Great Again” but...really. Every time I hear a national sportswriter cite Tiger Stadium as one of the hardest places to play, I scoff a little bit. Every time I hear an LSU fan or student say it, it takes everything I have not to tell them that’s bullshit. But it is. Unless the opposing team is Alabama or Ole Miss, LSU’s student section, the heart of Death Valley, is a joke. Are they loud against other teams? Yeah, for a quarter, and then it’s time to go to Fred’s. Let me say that I am not one to think things were better “back in...
And The Valley Shook Oct 14, 2016

3rd Annual Paul Crewe SEC Survivor Pool: Week 7

Alright alright alright This is getting boring, y’all. Yet another 100% week for all who got a pick in. We did lose LSUCools and Jimbo1983, so we’re down to only 10. Here’s the sheet: And here’s the LINK. This Week’s Games Mississippi State @ BYU State is falling back to normal state levels and now makes a West Coast Swing after taking it on the chin from Auburn. They are not very good and BYU’s record indicates they aren’t either, though, they’ve been very competitive in every game. Can the Bulldogs bottle up Jamaal Williams? They could be looking at 2-4 and staring up and...
And The Valley Shook Oct 13, 2016

LSU Will Host Florida November 19th

The Tigers cancel the South Alabama game Late Thursday, the LSU-Florida saga reached an end when LSU announced that LSU will host Florida on November 19th. Both schools have cancelled their games against Presbyterian and South Alabama to accommodate the game. In return for the game being moved to Baton Rouge, LSU will play Florida in Gainesville in 2017 and 2018. As of right now, all the school has confirmed is that the tickets for the October 8th game in Gainesville will be honored, but a source has also said that tickets for the South Alabama game that was supposed to take place on the...
And The Valley Shook Oct 12, 2016

How To Football: Week Six

This Six God will be watching...college football. Right then, hopefully the incompetency of any particular doesn’t spill wine on my very very fine silken how to football charts. That’s the thing, you get a digital version of this spreadsheet while my friends get an intricately woven tapestry. Being my friend has perks. Coming Down From The Mountain Shift In case you missed it, #FUNBELT IS BACK. Last week Arkansas State upset Georgia Southern, who made the mistake of thinking they could walk into The Treestand and steal a win. But yeah, your attention should probably be...
And The Valley Shook Oct 11, 2016

Video: A Tribute to Mike VI

The Advocate posted this excellent video tribute to our special guy.
And The Valley Shook Oct 11, 2016

RIP Mike VI, 2005-2016

Rest easy, sweet prince Rest in peace, #MikeVIhttps://t.co/JL9stSeHiQ pic.twitter.com/ddPSXZAwea— LSU (@lsu) October 11, 2016 LSU has confirmed that what we have expected for the last few days has finally happened. LSU mascot Mike the Tiger has passed away following his battle with cancer. LSU’s sixth live tiger mascot had been diagnosed with spindle-cell sarcoma last May, a type of brain cancer that had formed near his eye. It was not expected that treatment would cure him, but it was hopeful that a ground-breaking (for a tiger) round of radiation treatment at the Mary Bird...
And The Valley Shook Oct 10, 2016

LUNCHWITHDACOACHO 2016 Week 7 - Southern Miss

With special appearance from Joe Alleva Video!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+"://nmnathletics.com/oemjs/0/media/widget/widget.min.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","neulion-wjs-vc"); We start once again with Joe Alleva in an impromptu appearance.. "One thing that we're going to hold very firm on is that we have a home game November 19th, and we're going to have a home game on November 19th. We are going to have a home game on...
And The Valley Shook Oct 9, 2016

Options for LSU and Florida

There are multiple options on the table for making up the Florida game. What are they and what are some pitfalls? Well, the Saturday has passed and there was no LSU football this weekend. Much to the chagrin of pretty much every LSU fan you’d speak to, players from Florida and LSU, increasingly the national media and coaches from other SEC schools. The last two are probably why there’s been an increased push to make sure this game gets rescheduled. SEC commissioner Greg Sankey said both sides need to come together in group faith “as a family” to make sure the game gets played. SEC...
And The Valley Shook Oct 8, 2016

Well, There’s No LSU Football THIS Weekend...

So how about last weekend’s highlights?
And The Valley Shook Oct 7, 2016

Sneaky Good Podcast: Ed Orgeron Is the Greatest LSU Coach In History

The stats prove it. Back again, this time to talk the Mizzou crushing, preview the Florida game which will not happen and answer your questions.
And The Valley Shook Oct 7, 2016


THIS...WEEKEND’S...ON FIRE! Since UF spent 3 days looking at a hurricane instead of getting their shit together, we’re left here with a sudden bye week. So, what now? The players have been given the weekend off and the coaches are dispersed to the far corners of the country on the recruiting trail. But what are we, the fans, left with? Sure you could spend some time catching up on house work or...interacting...with...family *shudder * or HOW ABOUT A FULL WEEKEND OF COUCH POTATO-ING YOUR WAY THROUGH THE WIDE WIDE WORLD OF SPORTS!? The college football will be there, surely. Read up on...
And The Valley Shook Oct 6, 2016

UPDATE: LSU-UF Canceled, per The Advocate

Florida leaders punted on making much of a decision regarding Hurricane Matthew. UPDATE Ross Dellenger reports Saturday’s game between LSU and Florida has been canceled and will not be rescheduled. UPDATE, 3:52 — From the LSU release, there is a chance of a reschedule. Original Story The University of Florida confirmed Wednesday evening that the Florida-LSU football game will be played in Gainesville, despite the incoming Hurricane Matthew. F. King Alexander told the Advocate that UF is still monitoring the situation hasn’t ruled out moving the game to later in the day. Alexander...
And The Valley Shook Oct 6, 2016

In da Film Room: Danny Etling + Bonus Derrius Guice Footage

Etling Plays Well, Guice Provides Magic and I Provide Bad Fashion Advice The LSU offense was exactly what the coaching staff said it would be all week. A lot of the same concepts out of different looks. I also have been trying this out recently. A girl who I think is very attractive told me I look good wearing hats so I’ve busted out my old Saints hat (bought circa 1995 in New Orleans) and it’s become a staple in my rotation. It’s nice because it covers up my “naw don’t worry Seth it’s not actually that noticeable unless you stare at your scalp every day in front of the mirror...
And The Valley Shook Oct 6, 2016

Playin’ Nice: Alligator Army

Andy Hutchins fills us in on the hypothetically kind-of-possible game. **Ed. Note: Obviously, this game is in serious jeopardy of being played. Should it be, this Q&A will stay relevant.** 1. Luke del Rio's injury status remains up in the air. Do you expect to see him, and how is the offense different under Austin Appleby? I do expect to see Del Rio. He's reportedly been practicing, and he has been targeting this game for his return since his injury ... but was healthy enough to be an emergency option at Vanderbilt. If he was healthy enough to go then, he's probably healthy enough to go...
And The Valley Shook Oct 4, 2016

How To Football: Week Six

Your guide to week six of the 2016 college football season. This weekend LSU is away, so the boys will play. And by “play”, I mean “sit on the couch and watch football for 12 consecutive hours”. Here is how: #FUNBELT BACK Shift That’s right, it’s about that time of the season when Group of Five games begin to take over the midweek schedule. The Sun Belt comes first and their first offering is Georgia State at Arkansas State. However, if you want sloppy football that bleeds points, you may have to wait a bit because Georgia State is ranked 60th in defensive S&P+...
And The Valley Shook Oct 1, 2016

First Impressions: LSU 42, Missouri 7

First impressions of a new era It started inauspiciously, with Cameron Gamble sending yet another kickoff out of bounds. That was about the last thing to go wrong on the evening. LSU would force a three-and-out, then drive for a touchdown on the ensuing possession. LSU never looked back. Derrius Guice almost single-handedly destroyed the will of the Mizzou defense. He scored LSU’s first touchdown in the first quarter all season when he weaved through the defense for a 42-yard score. By the half, he had rushed for over 130 yards and three touchdowns. He’d finish the game 17-163, which...
And The Valley Shook Oct 1, 2016


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And The Valley Shook Sep 27, 2016

Soccer Loses Two, Because Sports Are Bad

Nope, no good LSU athletics news here, try again later. If you were thinking that something nice happened to LSU athletics over the weekend, I have some bad news. LSU soccer dropped both of their road SEC matches, against #8 South Carolina 3-1 and Vanderbilt 3-0. It’s hard to bemoan a road loss against the #8 team in the nation, but they took a tie game into halftime off of Summer Clarke pulling the Gamecock goalkeeper off her line. South Carolina opened the scoring in the 10th minute with a Savannah McCaskill cracker from the top of the box. LSU held firm up until the 20 to play mark,...

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