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I have been doing business with a guy in New Orleans lately and he told me something very interesting today. He is an LSU guy and says he knows one of their coaches well. Said before the national title game with Bama Russell Shepard and T. Bob Herbert went to Miles and said Jordan Jefferson has been drinking and smoking dope all week and is not prepared and he should not play Jefferson. If you noticed T. Bob did not play in the title game and Shepard played only two or three plays. Both these players were a huge part of Lsu's offense. Miles decided to bench them and still play Jefferson. At halftime T. Bob went up to Jefferson and said do us all a favor and act like your hurt so we have a chance. According to this coach they came to blows. My guy also said that most of the LSU boosters are now fed up with Miles especially after the bowl loss and feel LSU should be doing much better with the talent they have.
Not sure how true this is but thought i would share.
If true would explain a lot.
We kicked their ass. Like we should have the first time. This lets them live with it. Is it supposed to make them feel good or bad about the guy leading their pgm? Good? He has an excuse? Or bad? He turned a blind eye to a serious problem in the last big game hell coach in at LSU?
I did not want Chiz to leave AU, and I do not want Lester to leave LSU.
This post was edited by Red Tide 18 months ago
"We're modern-day gladiators, and that mental toughness is really important to have in a good team." Nick Saban
This may explain why Bobby Herbert went after the loss.
T Bob went to GAC and being from Atlanta I have heard a similar story, not quite the same but regardless Les isn't the players coach that he's made to be
It sounds believable because as anyone can see the way they played showed zero creativity and lack of effort to win on their offense...however after watching the Nat champ this year you have to start to wonder is it that other offenses are so bad or are Bama D's just great neutralizers. When given enough time Bama has not just beaten but embarrased two teams on the national stage. Completely took ND's offense ( understand didn't have much of one) and made them something that they weren't, strictly a passing team. In LSU's case they took mobile Jeffereson and made him stationary and couldn't play his game....but the difference there was Lee was available and with the success he had in the season may have given them a shot (although his track record against Bama was not good)
I live here in Louisiana and the sentiment is true about Miles, of course this fan base will turn on a team by the middle of halftime so it can flip back and forth. I keep saying this to a bunch of LSU people ( they don't love hearing it from a Bama fan but know it is true) LSU is in a horrible position. They have a coach that continues to win 9-11 games per season. They are the only gig in town and he is a good recruiter so they will stock up on talent due to the momentum that is there over the years ( started by Saban) so they will continue to win 9-11 games per season. If you watch though most games are won by talent and the Les Miles magic has fizzled...they are not winning on coaching mostly talent. Evidence that LSU will play a lot of horrible teams close and then the players realize they need to kick it into gear. Against a good team though, all they have is talent then.
So what does LSU do? How do you get rid of a coach, that is not a great coach but will win you 9-11 games per season. What coach in there right mind in the hiring process will want that job. " You mean winning 10 games a season is not good enough, so basically if I don't win the national championship every year I will be fired" Yet the fan base is relentless and will push for the removal, however it will be tough to find a coach that can feel the pressure to only win NAt champ. I think coaches would be interested in the job, the facilities and it is a good gig, but the expectations would make it impossible. So sitting in Louisiana, I love it because they don't know what to do. Get rid of him, but for what for who?
Yeah, it's a tough situation down there. I think Miles is a good coach, just not a great coach. At some point they will have to make a decision. But they still give Bama all we can handle and they outplayed us this year, but squandered the game. That alone could keep him in Baton Rouge for a while. I would hate for them to hire a guy like Gary Patterson or Chris Peterson. Our road would be a lot tougher for sure.
You know, this is exactly what you could have said about Alabama's fan base not too long ago.
I love this board! It always entertains!
However, I would've thought you boys had seen worse than this! Ever seen a septic tank? Changed a diaper? LOL
Good point on those coaches... and as far as the game this year goes exactly to my point. Talent brought them through that game, however coaching was unable to capatilize on it. They will always bring it against Bama, they have as much talent as anyone in the country,better than most actually but somewhere along the line they need development and coaching. Miles is best at taking highly ranked recruits and not even utilizing their talents.
very true but Bama also wasn't winning 9-11 games per season. Winning double digits WAS a big deal,
Bama has gotten use to winning and not only winning but winning Nat. champ. so it will be interesting to see how we temper expectations (hopefully not for a long time though)
Not saying that this is wrong but Russell Shepherd was never a huge part of LSU's offense and T-Bob was basically a utility man for their O-Line and never locked down a full-time starting job. Sounds like excuses from the corndogs to me.
I always hear ppl say "LSU should keep Lester for OUR sake"... and I get the general sentiment that if another "saban type guy" showed up down there we would be in trouble.. but I am starting to disagree with this and I will explain why.
FIrst we have been pulling some strong talent out of there for the past few years.. sure only 1 or 2 players a year, but they are all STUDS. One could easily argue that if Les was run out of there and a coach of lesser quality came in, we could stand to pull even more talent out of there.
Also - as UT and AU have proven - there arent many great coaches available. I think it would be more likely they would fall on their own sword with a Dooley type of hire than they would hit a home-run with another Saban...
And as much of a buffoon as Lester tends to be a couple times a year, he has almost always brought his A-Game against us. Lets keep in mind that in last year's NC game Jefferson missed a coulple wide-open throws in the second half that couldve made that a 1 posession game.. and our defense was SUPERB on every other play.
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