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Pete McEntegart
August 12, 2002
2001 RECORD: 10-3 (5-3, 1st in SEC West)FINAL RANKING: No. 7 AP, No. 8 coaches' poll
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August 12, 2002

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2001 RECORD: 10-3 (5-3, 1st in SEC West)
FINAL RANKING: No. 7 AP, No. 8 coaches' poll


Seasons in the 108 years of LSU football in which the Tigers have won at least 10 games; no two such seasons have been consecutive.

OAn opposing coach's view

The Tigers boast a solid quarterback and an able D

"Quarterback Matt Mauck is poised and mature, but I'm not sure he's got the arm needed to make plays. He's got the feet, though, and is more of a runner than Rohan Davey was.... Their defense is good, but I don't think it's great. At end, Marcus Spears is a 280-pound guy who can get up the field. He'll give them a speed rush.... Linebacker Bradie James is a heat-seeking missile.... They're very talented in the secondary, but they gave up a lot of big plays last year by being a little too aggressive."

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