Some of that is a mirage because it can be cyclical but it is probably because the football history at Vanderbilt, South Carolina, and Kentucky is collectively worse than the history at Ole Miss, Mississippi State, and whoever the perceived third weakest team in the west is. When Georgia, Florida, and Tennessee were all three going right not too long ago, the West looked like a muddled mess waiting to be hammered by the power that emerged from the East. We now have an East being dominated by Florida and a West that looks to be headed by Alabama and LSU with Auburn and Arkansas more than capable of rising up to be a challenger.
Can LSU be consistent for the whole year?
I'm going to be the last person to jump off the LSU train in spite of all of the evidence to do so (especially a couple of those botched two-minute drills). However, for all his peccadilloes, Les Miles can coach talent and I happen to believe he's going to put it together this year and get this team moving in the right direction once again.
I think due to poor coaching and lack of discipline it will happen at some point this year. LSU probably can't stop that without a coaching change or a major shift in the discipline of the program.
J. NFL coaches are lining up to argue that with you. Yes...LSU can be consistently average. Larry Coker...I mean Les Miles has brought LSU from the peaks of national championships to valley of mediocrity quicker than the first flight of the Wright brothers. His game management has been poor his entire stint at LSU and I suggest it must have something to do with the lack of blood flow to his head on game day. NFL scouts are now questioning whether the players that are coming into the league are properly prepared, and there have been several major busts, none bigger than JaMarcus Russell.
LSU is no longer the big dog in the West. They are now second and sliding fast to being third or fourth and back to the DiNardo days. Miles is counting on Chavis to make the defense stand, and they are looking for the quarterback to be there all 12 games and not just sporadically. I think LSU is a team that will win a game it shouldn't and lose a couple of games it shouldn't as well. I think the slide continues, and that's consistent, right?