Thank you. In my opinion that was the best team LSU has ever fielded. I didn't like it one damn bit that the Gumps got a Mulligan, but we agreed to the BCS just as Southern Cal did before the 2003 season and a deal is a deal. Although more than one organization still awarded us their 2011 national championships unlike USC and Alabama we have too much self respect to claim it under the circumstances.
I just think it's crazy how much importance college football is investing in the process of determining a national champion via post-season play. It's so contrary to the history of the game. They can say that they're trying to develop a system that maintains the importance of the regular season, but that's just lip service. It will by necessity diminish the regular season. Of course the current model has already destroyed New Year's Day football anyway, so I guess we might as well go all the way and tear the whole thing to the ground.
In the old system (say, through 1991), you guys would've played in the Sugar Bowl this past year against, like, Stanford or Kansas State or Michigan. You would've probably run wild and rightfully gone on to be considered one of the 2 or 3 greatest teams of all time.
Instead you had a regular season where you beat the eventual winners of the Rose Bowl, Orange Bowl, Cotton Bowl, Gator Bowl, and Peach Bowl (and Liberty, too, I think), as well as the team that ended up winning the national championship...and got nothing for it. Nice job, college football. You've come a long way.
Full credit to LSU fans for not complaining about it, though.
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