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No, LSU players aren't blaming heat for loss

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03:22 PM ET 10.11 | A quote by LSU linebacker Kevin Minter was taken out of context this week and used to imply that Tigers players were complaining en masse about the hot weather in Florida, when in fact it was just one player making one remark while talking about his beaten-down defense:

The only story here is that LSU's defense got tired, but that should be patently obvious when Florida won the time of possession battle 37:24 to 22:36. Defenses wear down when they're on the field all game. In other news, water tends to be wet. Minter's comment about cramping, however, opened the door for Guilbeau to work his magic.

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October 11, 2012  03:27 PM ET

Matt Elam

October 11, 2012  03:28 PM ET
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Matt Elam

October 11, 2012  03:32 PM ET

Elam delivering the message early.


I like it. Alot.

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October 11, 2012  03:40 PM ET
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ItsGreat2BAFloridaGator

Cue OT with the "you on the bandwagon!?!?" comment in 3...2...1...

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October 11, 2012  03:43 PM ET
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Well Florida is like 200degrees hotter than NOLA..


its why i moved here

I thought you wanted to get (slightly) above sea level.

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October 11, 2012  03:46 PM ET

They are blaming a lot of things in Baton Rouge.

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October 11, 2012  03:50 PM ET
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A lot of things AKA as the Offense

Besides the game how was Gainesville?

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October 11, 2012  06:05 PM ET
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Cue OT with the "you on the bandwagon!?!?" comment in 3...2...1...

LOL, I would have made the "LUS on the Florida bandwagon comment" earlier, but I went to the casino this morning, as usual I came back "shortless"!!!! :-)

October 11, 2012  06:09 PM ET
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If you want to beat LSU just keep it close and make Les Miles try and coach making decisions.

Good point, all you have to do is stop LSU's running game and they fall to pieces. Actually it is "easier said than done".

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October 11, 2012  07:13 PM ET
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Unless u are a PAC school...and their DL part like the Red Sea..

I have to agree with you on that one. Oregon and Washington didn't/don't have the type of defense to stop the running game. Maybe Oregon is more equipped to stop the run this year. That was LSU's problem against Florida, they couldn't run the ball (42 total yrds rushing) and when they were put in a 2nd or 3rd and long, then LSU couldn't pass the ball either.

 
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