Bartiromo's quote is difficult to top, but chances are good that Skip Bertman is speaking in similar superlatives of his new hire as LSU's football coach. The low-key Bertman is gushing with pride over the new man on the Ponderosa.
The honeymoon for Les Miles is off
to a blissful start with the signing of the top prep quarterback in the land and
gobs of good will being dispensed from Homer to
Before a street in
Miles was 28-21 at
Victor Sachse, who holds three
degrees from LSU and has owned Centaur Records in
The letter was composed by an
associate professor of piano in the Department of Music at
"LSU just hired away our head football coach, Les Miles…Believe me, there are tough times ahead for LSU's program! (There has been too much rejoicing here, with everyone kind of wondering why on earth LSU wanted him after his tenure here. Oh well, go figure…"
The sentiments show it is
impossible to please everyone. Forget the fact that Miles' OSU Cowboys beat
Wherever he coaches, Miles is only
as good as his last game. In his finale at
Jere Longman is a top sportswriter
for the New York Times and is a 1976 graduate of the
Longman covered Shaquille O'Neal's graduation from LSU on the front page of The New York Times a few years ago. How many other universities can claim a story about a graduate important enough to garner a spot on page one of the newspaper of record written by a graduate of the same university?
Longman was back on the front page
of the Times last week as New England beat
"In the age of salary-cap
restrictions when spending limits are set on payrolls, Coach Bill Belichick will
now be considered to have built a dynasty in
"It was been 22 years since the last major title in the city, when the 76ers won the 1983 National Basketball Association championship. The Eagles have not won a National Football League title since 1960."
It appears Longman performed as well on Super Bowl Sunday as did a handful of former LSU football standouts, who collected another championship ring with the Patriots.
It will be interesting to see if
Longman gets another front page assignment when Shaquille collects his master's
degree in law enforcement from the
Former LSU Public Relations Director Oscar Richard had a special bond with former German heavyweight champion Max Schmeling, who died this month at age 99. Schmeling visited Richard and other American POW's in a German prison camp on April 3, 1945, the same month Richard was freed, and the same month in which FDR, Hitler and Mussolini died.
Schmeling autographed a picture for
Richard in his visit to the camp 60 years ago. Richard says the German, who had
defeated Joe Louis nine years earlier, got mixed reviews from the American
prisoners. Schmeling walked a fine line during WWII as a pawn for the Nazi
regime of Adolf Hitler and a fighter, who was managed by a Jewish man in