On The Advocate’s sports pages you’ll find the serious predictions for the LSU game. This forecast comes from our armchair QB, Mike Tillman, a teacher by day and extremely dedicated LSU fan by weekend.
“After wrapping up the season with a miracle win against Arkansas, Tiger fans must now wait for two important events — the announcement of a bowl bid and the annual exodus of underclassmen to the NFL’s Promised Land. Last week’s game showed us that even with a number of Tigers set to go pro, young leadership is in place for years to come to guide the Tigers to the mountaintop. Zach Mettenberger was an outstanding Tiger and took the team to the brink of greatness before passing the torch to the next generation of LSU stars. Anthony Jennings will lead the team into its bowl match-up, and there really is only one bowl for a Les Miles team — The Poulan Weedeater Independence Bowl. Think of the cross-promotional tie-ins and media coverage of Les “The Human Weedeater” Miles coaching in Louisiana. Make this happen, Shreveport, because it is the right thing to do.”