They had a great team in 1906 that was nearly good enough to qualify for a NC, but not quite. (Yale was still ascendent back then.)
Vandy, 8-1 that season, would get the claim if they had beaten Michigan, but they lost a tough one at Ann Arbor, 4-10. Michigan of course claimed national titles for four years in a row from 1901 to 1904. The 1906 Vanderbilt team also beat Alabama 78-0 that fall.]
I still think LSU deserves to be honored with the South's first national title for the 1908 team, but you know, Tulane whined like bitches about "ringers" or whatever, and so we don't claim it, while Georgia Tech claims Heisman's title from 1917 when the U.S. had already entered the Great War.
It's all water under the bridge now. I've moved on. It was great being recruited by LSU in 1907 though.
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