re: The Root of the Les Criticism IMHO.(Posted by beauxroux on 12/1/12 at 7:06 am to Baloo)
Saban didn't always fair so well at LSU--
– In 2000, the Tigers went 8–4 and with several lopsided losses, including a 34–17 loss to the Auburn Tigers, a 13–10 loss to the UAB Blazers, and a 41–9 loss to the Florida Gators.
2001 – Saban led LSU to a 10–3 record, which included a loss to the Ole Miss Rebels.
2002 – The season opened with high expectations, but a 26–8 loss at the hands of Virginia Tech raised serious questions about their outlook. LSU lost four of its last six games to close the season, including a 35–20 loss to Texas in the Cotton Bowl Classic, and finished 8–5.
2003 – The Tigers won it all
2004 – LSU finished the season 9–3, after losing to the Iowa Hawkeyes in the Capital One Bowl 30–25 on a final play touchdown pass. Other losses that season were on the road at Auburn 10–9, and a loss on the road to Georgia 45–16. At the end of the 2004 season, Saban left LSU to coach the Miami Dolphins.