The blogosphere hath spoken. The first blogpoll was released yesterday, and LSU comes in at #6, with 2 first place votes. Can't complain about that. Generally speaking, there's not a whole lot of respect for Les Miles out there. Can't really argue with that either. 11 wins last year was tremendous, especially after Katrina, but given top-three talent and our favorable schedule (Tennessee, Auburn, Florida all at home), our inability to pull games out absent some charity (i.e. Arizona State and Auburn's special teams)was truly maddening - those 11 wins could easily have been 8. Anyway, a taste of what's being said:
From Burnt Orange Nation (ranked LSU #9):
Incidentally, I'm just now getting over my shock at discovering that Longhorns QB Jevan Snead is white. Never had seen a picture till recently. My "Bill Simmons" moment of the day, I suppose.
From Rakes of Mallow (ranked LSU #10):
Of course, not to miss Rakes' LSU preview:
Backhanded compliment of the month from Georgia Sports Blog (ranked LSU #2(!))
From DawgSports (ranked LSU #6):
Suffice it to say, for those outside of Baton Rouge, clearly Les won't have to do much to impress.