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Miles Sums Up LSU-Wisconsin Games As Only He Can

gfx - they said itIf we were to put up a random quote from each of the SEC’s 14 football coaches, you would be able to pick out the quote from Les Miles with ease.  His flowery language and often odd sentence structure have even led someone to create a website featuring 641 of his best (or most bizarre) quotes.

Well yesterday, LSU’s coach briefly touched his school’s finalized deal with Wisconsin.  The Badgers and Tigers will meet at Houston’s Reliant Stadium next year with a 2016 game scheduled for Green Bay’s Lambeau Field.

 

“The Houston position is (in) a place we recruit really well.  It’s almost a home game for us, and we’ll enjoy the local venue and the Texas spotlight — the TVs and the opportunity to recruit to some of those homes in that state…

Also, what a historic venue (Lambeau Field) to have a college team go to.  There’s a quality opponent there, certainly, and (an) opportunity to go visit.”

 

Yes, the contract between the two schools will indeed provide an opportunity for LSU to go visit.

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LSU, Wisconsin Finalize Deal For Neutral Site Games

Lambeau RedevelopmentWhaddyathink the over/under is for the number of LSU fans carrying signs with the word “Lambeaux” on them?

LSU and Wisconsin have officially agreed to meet one another at two neutral sites in future football seasons.  Next year, the schools will open the 2014 season with a game at Houston’s Reliant Stadium.  Then in 2016, the Tigers will travel to Green Bay to face the Badgers at historic Lambeau Field.

LSU associate AD Verge Ausberry told The New Orleans Times-Picayune that there are still “some small details to work out, but the contracts should be done next week.”

SEC fans should get used to seeing Wisconsin.  The Badgers will open against LSU in 2014 and 2016 and against Alabama in 2015.  SEC versus Big Ten?  Good stuff.  Kudos to all involved.

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Louisville Tried To Work Out A 2013 Game With A&M, Then Bama

gfx - they said itThe Louisville Cardinals — fresh off a Sugar Bowl pasting of Florida — had hoped to schedule another neutral site game with an SEC foe to open the 2013 season.  According to U of L coach Charlie Strong, the school first tried to work out a game that would pit the Cardinals and quarterback Teddy Bridgewater against Texas A&M at Houston’s Reliant Stadium.

When details couldn’t be ironed out on that end, Louisville targeted a game with Alabama in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff in Atlanta.  Virginia Tech had planned to back out of that game if quarterback Logan Thomas had left Blacksburg early for the NFL.  He didn’t leave, the Hokies didn’t back out, and the Cardinals’ efforts were blocked again.

No offense to Alabama, but a game featuring both Bridgewater and A&M Heisman-winner Johnny Manziel would have been a fun kickoff to the college football season for fans everywhere.  Including Bridgewater himself:

 

“It would have been a great experience to play against last year’s Heisman Trophy winner and arguably the best player in college football.  He lats it on the line like I do.  It would have been a great matchup.”

 

With both Louisville and Texas A&M expecting successful seasons once again this year, it’s possible a Bridgewater/Manziel matchup could come sometime in January, rather than in August.

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