What hurts him....is his own very public and visible persona. His visual is not good and that's probably what this guy is basing his rating on. That's subjective and probably not entirely fair, but not much in life is.
Other than " He's not elite," I would agree with all of this.
He will have this same persona 10 years from now. But what will be realized by then is that he is a very good HC and one that knows how to win in the best league in America with the toughest schedule yr in and yr out. He is 85-21 going into his 9th year. Its all luck he is so stupid. A stupid coach comes in behind Saban, where the bar is set very high and stays 9 yrs? Hum ...... really.
For a guy in Atlanta, u more than anyone should understand this.
Just 2 years ago at 0-2 Mark Richt's seat was the hottest in America. All he does after that is go to two consecutive SEC championships. Mark Richt is an outstanding coach and one heck of a good man. Georgia is very lucky to have him and made a very wise decision to keep him. Richt is a character guy and a very special HC, but Miles is the most special of them all. How else do u explain him turning down his dream job at Michigan? U know that place in Ann Arbor where he wouldve gotten a bigger paycheck and win 8 games a year asleep. U know, his Alma Mata.
Leslie turns it down so he can stay in this pressure cooker even during recruiting season and listen to people question his intelligence and coaching abilities every freakin day.
U think Saban or Kelly does this? We know Meyer and the other Kelly wouldnt.
Its one thing for the average fan to believe Miles is a goofball, but for someone who makes a living in college football to write this is just ignorant. 7th in the conference? Wow!
There is a whole lot more to running a big time program like LSU than game day mgt. A whole lot more.
Real football people should understand this.
So here it is:
Saban is a liar, Richt is too nice, Miles cant manage a live game and Spurrier cant win a big game...
Fire them all and go hire the Urban Meyer's, Bobby Petrino's and Gene Chizik's of the world.
This post was edited on 4/9 at 6:44 pm