Cotton Bowl 2011 – LSU Vs. Texas A&M

The Cotton Bowl 2011 kicks off at 8:00 p.m. EST tonight, and is one of the most highly anticipated non-BCS bowl games of the year. The 10-2 LSU Tigers take on the 9-3 Aggies of Texas A&M, in the first matchup between these schools since 1995. With a pair of top 20 teams clashing in this one, anything can (and with Les Miles, will) happen.

Keys for Texas A&M (according to ESPN):
Don’t kick it to Patrick Peterson. Just don’t. LSU’s return man ranks fourth nationally with over 16 yards per punt return, and has taken a pair of punts back for touchdowns already this year. He also ranks eighth nationally in kick return yardage, averaging just under 30 yards a return. I

Don’t force the ball to Jeff Fuller. Perhaps we’re a little Peterson-centric here, but throwing the ball up to Jeff Fuller and hoping the 6-foot-4, 215-pounder comes down with it works quite a bit against the majority of Big 12 corners. The offensive line has to give Ryan Tannehill time to get the ball underneath to Ryan Swope and Uzoma Nwachukwu.

Don’t forget Ryan Tannehill has legs. Tannehill has played receiver for most of the past two seasons, and he can get out and run if he gets a chance. Against a stingy defense, if there’s space, Tannehill should tuck it and run.

Puppy Obedience Training 101

In case you have added a completely new canine member to your family, no doubt you’ve been having loads of fun playing with this hairy, curious and lively little guy. You’re doubtless covering the house-training front. Your future essential move in making him – and your loved ones – happy campers, would be to get started in your puppy obedience training. Truth be told, a lot of puppy owners overlook this task, or deal with it in a haphazard manner. The effect? That puppy evolves into an undisciplined, grownup pet dog! Here, we have quick tips to a puppy obedience training program that’s straightforward, enjoyable and productive.

What is the appropriate age to get started in your puppy training? Actually, house breaking is usually the starting point. This is when your dog begins to recognize that particular actions are ‘good’, and others are frowned upon. When your puppy dog is housebroken, let it rest at that right up until he’s around 3-4 months old. You can add a small light leash training together with the housebreaking, which in turn also offers him a hint on conducts and routines.

Providing him loads of compliments for ‘good’ conduct, for instance accomplishing his potty business exactly where he’s required to, will help prepare him for your puppy obedience training method at the same time. Together with compliments, delivered in a pleasant, delighted modulation of voice, you will have to get him accustomed to the alternate option – a sternly, although not roughly voiced, ‘No. Baaad dog!’ any time he shows undesirable actions, like jumping up on Mom in an way too friendly introduction. At this point, he’s got the concept of ‘good’ versus ‘bad’.

Incidentally, jumping is regarded as the typical of puppy dog faux pas. The most effective way to handle this concern is to take hold of his front paws (casually, but firmly) and – simply wait. This can be a somewhat uneasy posture for your new puppy to keep. When this develops into your basic response to his eager jump-up-on-the-person, he quickly understands he’s best to avoid.

Following on your puppy obedience training program? Instructing him to be seated and remain. He’s by now set up to need to make you happy, recognizing you’ll give tons of reward as soon as he goes along with the routine. (Dog biscuit treats offer a good deal of motivation.) You need to come up with the ‘command’ words and phrases short and sweet. If you have been placing him on a leash by now, this helps make the tutorial so much easier for him to fully grasp (‘ah, it’s training time – woof!). While on the leash, softly force his behind down to the sitting down posture, as you express the sole word, ‘sit’. He might not exactly understand it the very first several instances. You need to be absolutely consistent in the repetition of the secret command, ‘sit’. Dogs love to sit anyways, so this task in your puppy obedience training plan should go easily and effortlessly. Give compliments and maybe a biscuit, from time to time. Do not lead your new puppy to think that he needs to have a biscuit each time he sits down. Verbal compliment ought to do the magic.

OK, now you are in stage 2 of your effective puppy obedience training program. It’s at this point time for the ‘stay’ order. This one usually takes a bit more hours, but as soon as he’s accepted the incentives for good conduct, he’s enthusiastic to please. When he is on the training leash, deliver the ‘sit’ command, and then move a little distance away – just a few feet will work. He may wish to follow in your direction. In this case, guide him back to the initial ‘sit’ position, reiterating the sit order as needed. Put down a dog biscuit a short distance away and express ‘Stay!’ in the strict tone of voice. Bear in mind, you have the other end of the leash! The minute he strays from the sit stance, grab the biscuit, guide him back to the ‘sit’ spot and say again, ‘Stay!’ He’s likely to want that biscuit very badly! He’ll eventually understand that he’s not going to have it until he maintains the sit stance in the specified spot. Once he keeps sitting for about 5-10 sec with no movement, relax the leash and permit him go for the treat. Compliment him with excitement! Perform repeatedly.

At this point, you’ve finished puppy obedience training 101! He will likely not hop on Grandma, he’ll take a seat still for enough time to allow the household pet cat reach higher surface, and he will remain in the places you simply tell him too as well as get away from the mail delivery guy drop off the snail mail with no accident. What’s next? Heel. This ought to be not difficult at this stage.

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