The Louisiana Tech football team is one of the most successful programs of the last two decades. They have won five consecutive conference titles, two SEC championships and a national title. The only team that ever reached the Elite Eight is the 1991 national champions, and they won it on the court, not in the air. The Tech fans would argue that their team is a national powerhouse, but I’m not sure they would agree.
Yeah, sure, that’s true. But the Tech fans are talking about the team’s players more than the team itself. And while Tech has won four SEC championships, the only other team to have ever done so is Florida, and the only other SEC team to win a national championship is the University of Louisiana.
The Tech fan base is more focused on the team than the players. That’s why LSU is probably the most famous and respected SEC team. But, like most SEC teams, the Louisiana Tech team has won the SEC in only five of the last fourteen years.
Tech fans are also obsessed with the players. Whether it is the players “off the field” or the “off the field” players, Tech fans are always looking for the next great quarterback or rusher who will provide a winning formula. The Tech fan base is particularly obsessed with Heisman Trophy winner quarterback Tim Tebow, who has set the bar at LSU as the best quarterback in the SEC.
The SEC is a huge conference (over 30 teams), so the Tech fans have always been an interesting group. They are also incredibly passionate about Tech’s biggest rival, LSU, which is one of the most storied programs in all of sports. So in the SEC vs. LSU rivalry, Tech has been a constant thorn in LSU’s side for years. They are currently ranked 12th in the nation in the percentage of time the LSU game is on TV.
This rivalry has led to quite a few Tech fans getting into the games, but you can always count on the Tech fans getting a little too excited, too often. The last time Tech won a game over LSU was in the 2009 Sugar Bowl. That was actually an upset, but Tech fans didn’t like it one bit, and the resulting loss is a little bit sad. LSU fans, on the other hand, have a much harder time getting excited about Techs victories.
Tech fans are more likely to be on their phones and laptops, and the LSU fans seem to have more patience. This may be due to the fact that Tech has won 11 straight games over LSU, though, and it may also have to do with the fact that Tech fans tend to be more vocal about LSU’s failures.
LSU fans are especially sensitive to Tech fans, and when Tech fans win a game, it means that Tech fans have actually beat LSU. This year Tech fans have won their last four games against LSU and Tech fans have also won on 4 other occasions. Tech fans have also won their last two games against LSU since 2008.
Tech fans tend to be the loudest about their team’s failure, but LSU fans tend to be far more passionate about their team’s success, and they tend to give out even more criticism when their team doesn’t live up to the hype. Tech fans tend to be the loudest about their team’s success, but LSU fans tend to be far more passionate about their team’s failure, and they tend to give out even more criticism when their team doesn’t live up to the hype.
It’s been over a year since Tech won a game in LSU. After all that time, they still don’t understand how to win. The most passionate Tech fan I know tells me that they are still fans because they know that no team can win a game like Tech, but they still have a hard time accepting that they lost in the first place. The LSU fans, on the other hand, are totally on board and are the loudest Tech fans I know.