What? In the last BCS poll LSU jumped from #7 up to #2 over a bunch of 2 loss teams that didn't even play that weekend. Miles was telling the press for weeks that LSU was the only team that was "undefeated in regulation." He lobbied his arse off.
I don't have any doubt LSU was the best two loss team in 2007, but the voters had to be convinced of it. People bitching about Bama lobbying last year are stupid.
The difference is LSU "lobbied" only after the cards fell the right way, and they WON something. LSU could talk about the great games they won against Heisman front runner Tim Tebow and the Gators, the pummeling of ACC champ VT, the fact that they won the SEC. Every coach is going to lobby for their team, but LSU (and Oklahoma for that matter) actually had merit. Last year, Alabama's LOSS to LSU was their biggest talking point, while other teams actually won their conferences and other big games.
As far as Les arguing for weeks, LSU was already in the top 2 and headed for a title until the loss to Arkansas, the last game of the season. There was no need to lobby before then, and no need to lobby until after the SEC championship, because before then there were still 3 1-loss teams out there.