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GeauxTigerTM
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The root is, Nick Saban. The people who refuse to acknowledge miles is one of the top coaches in the land, view saban as thier guy. They wish he was still here and really think he would come back if les left.

has nothing to do with les. It's their love for saban. that's their guy. They like a coach who's chewing out players. it's miles #1 flaw in their mind. he's way to respectful.


Right...it's this. It's far more about the image than anything tangible. When you have to resort to bitching about the WAY a team wins because there's no legitimate way to complain about an 82% winning clip without sounding like a fricking loon, there's a real problem.

And just for the record...there are things Miles does that drive me bat- shite crazy! But at the end of the day, as a guy who has followed LSU religiously since I was 12 in 1982, I really Really REALLY like winning at this kind of clip. Had you ever told me LSU would be in a position to do this in my lifetime I'd have never believed you. It doesn't make me complacent, it makes me HAPPY! We're winning at a rate never seen before at LSU. Could be be EVEN BETTER? Yeah! But that in no way means I have to manufacture complaints about where we are now, because there is only one program in the nation that would not trade for ours. I just can't muster up the needed vitriol to complain that it should be even MORE awesome.

Your mileage may vary...






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There are too many fans that will never give him credit. Calling any good coaching calls "lucky". They see what they want to see. And believe what they want to believe.





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There are too many fans that will never give him credit. Calling any good coaching calls "lucky". They see what they want to see. And believe what they want to believe.


I disagree. There are few of them but they are just very vocal.

Miles runs a great program, but is a questionable game coach at times. Most people prefer a stable program, the others are just loud.






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AngryBeavers
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He runs a Big 10 offense in the SEC. Needs to get a quality coordinator and let him call the plays.





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Thib-a-doe Tiger
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What you have in Les is a program coach. You may not like parts of his program, but it's successful. He may not be the best game day coach (maybe not close) but he runs a very good program.


But the thing is, he's only a bad gameday coach when his calls don't work. Against Florida in 2007 he was the greatest gameday coach who ever lived. Bad playcalls only happen when the called play doesn't work. Has he had some time management gaffes? Who hasn't? We watch 12-14 LSU games a year and see all of his mistakes, whereas we watch 3-4 games of some of the other teams.






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BearTiger
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I'm thinking there are at least 2-3 losses over the Miles tenure that have potentially costs either a title or a shot at a title. This is what frustrates me and most fans in my opinion. We have had top-5 talent every year and it FEELS like we should have been to and won at least one more title.


Most programs would dream of being in the hunt for a championship in 6 seasons over an 8 year tenure. Of course there are frustrating losses during a coaches 8 year tenure. This is college football, and every loss is frustrating because it means so much.

Your problem in your argument is that every major program has these frustrating losses over a period of time that did or could have cost them a shot at the bcs championship game. Here are some examples from just this season:
Florida lost to UGA - had a ton of turnovers
Bama lost to A&M - Passed the ball inside the 10 year line
Oregon lost to Stanford - Couldn't get offense going and didn't make any offensive adjustments
UGA - Got smoked by South Carolina 35-7
Florida St. - Lost to an unranked NC State team

All of these teams mentioned have close or comparable talent to LSU, and the only one that played as tough a schedule this year is Florida.

Every program has "the ones that get away." Miles is not a perfect coach, but he is still a great coach. With a bowl win, he will finish in the to 10 in 6 of 8 seasons and possibly in the top 5 in 5 of 8 seasons. That is pretty remarkable.







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RogerTheShrubber
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But the thing is, he's only a bad gameday coach when his calls don't work.


He has gotten far more conservative since 2007. You rarely see that guy coaching on game day anymore.



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Thib-a-doe Tiger
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With a bowl win, he will finish in the to 10 in 6 of 8 seasons and possibly in the top 5 in 5 of 8 seasons. That is pretty remarkable.


Not to this fanbase, its #1 every season or GTFO. Few people realize we are not the only powerhouse school where good players end up.






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Thib-a-doe Tiger
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You rarely see that guy coaching on game day anymore.


I agree but you see flashes of it. I think the chances he took that didn't pan out and the criticism he took make him shell up a bit. The play against Auburn in 07 (he caught the ball with 4 seconds left so it's not as close as most would like to believe), he was chastised for not kicking the FG when the play won the freaking game. How do you satisfy those fans?






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BearTiger
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Les didnt build the program. Saban built it Les has done a decent job of running it. It's not as good a program as when Saban left but it's good.


Decent Job?

Miles AP Finishes at LSU:

2005- #5 (SEC Championship loss)
2006 - #3
2007 - #1 (SEC and BCS Championship)
2008 - unranked
2009 - #17
2010 - #8
2011 - #2 (SEC Championship & BCS Championship Loss)
2012 - Currently 7 in the bcs standings

Yeah, that's decent.



And for the record here are Saban's AP finishes at LSU:
2000 - #22
2001 - #7 (SEC Championship)
2002 - unranked
2003 - #1 (SEC & BCS Championship)
2004 - #16

Saban did a great job building the program, and Les has done a great job maintaining it. This program is better than when Saban left.

I have tried to stay away from getting frustrated by the rantards the past few days, but I finally snapped.






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I agree but you see flashes of it. I think the chances he took that didn't pan out and the criticism he took make him shell up a bit. The play against Auburn in 07 (he caught the ball with 4 seconds left so it's not as close as most would like to believe), he was chastised for not kicking the FG when the play won the freaking game. How do you satisfy those fans?


Dude, everyone becomes a negatiger after games like Ole Miss (clock it) and Tennessee in '10, temporarily.

There are few die hard Miles haters






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Thib-a-doe Tiger
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There are few die hard Miles haters


I disagree with this wholeheartedly. I deal with them every day, especially after wins. I don't think he's the best coach who ever lived, but I do dread the day the most successful coach we've ever had leaves.






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GeauxTigerTM
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I have tried to stay away from getting frustrated by the rantards the past few days, but I finally snapped.


To be honest, I kind of missed being banned...






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except they are staring down the barrell of 3 titles in 4 years and we are not, so.....not comparable.





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RogerTheShrubber
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I disagree with this wholeheartedly. I deal with them every day, especially after wins. I don't think he's the best coach who ever lived, but I do dread the day the most successful coach we've ever had leaves.



Most fans think he runs a great program, but is a questionable game day coach. That doesn't mean they are a hater.






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TDTGodfather
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He has gotten far more conservative since 2007. You rarely see that guy coaching on game day anymore
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I support miles and find this to be true.

However u can find a direct correlation btwn this and when he's had an effective QB






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nofear67
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It's not as good a program as when Saban left but it's good.

You sir are a dipshit! The year following a NC Saban lost to Iowa in a bowl game and cemented a 9-3 record.






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shang1
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LeaugeCityTiger, great post and I agree 100%. Thanks for the post. I've accepted today that Miles is entrenched at LSU and will only go if we get below .500 or worse. It is as it is. I HAVE TO DEAL WITH IT. I accept it and hope every year luck falls our way the 2 or 3 plays that we need.





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Thib-a-doe Tiger
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I accept it and hope every year luck falls our way the 2 or 3 plays that we need


The fact that only 2 or 3 plays make or break our season should tell you how good we have it.






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