Sunday, September 30, 2012

Football Season well underway

Football season is rolling right along in the Baton Rouge area. The LSU a tigers are highly ranked but have been unimpressive so far with a struggle to beat the atowson Tigers from the state of Maryland last night in a wet and smallw crowd in Tiger Stadium. A season ticket holder myself, I'm glad I chose to skip last night's game. I watched it on ESPNU and it was quite boring. The Tigers better pick things up quickly as the travel to Gainsville, Florida this coming Saturday to play a strong Florida Gators team that's on the rise with their coach, Will Muschamp. The Tigers are struggling to get their passing game unleashed under their new QB, Zack Mettenberger. He did connect on a couple of big plays to WR Odell Beckham Jr. But he needs more consistency and better pass protection to have the time to throw the ball.

Out a Southern, things are going better for the Jaguars after they fired Coach Stump Mitchell they seem to be playing much better and have won both games since that coaching change. Don't ever underestimate the value of a coach to a team. I think all you need to do is look at the New Orleans Sints and their 0-3 start with the absence of head coach Sean Payton. Hopefully, the Saints can turn things around quickly or the chances of them making the NFL playoffs seems unlikely.