Have you checked the box scores from most of the rest of our games?
Of course I did, that's why I think we need to hire a top OC and put Stud back at OL coach. But remember how he got there. Miles cannot be blamed for his OC getting diagnosed with Parkinson's a week or two before 2011's season opener and Stud performed well enough to not be demoted or fired last yr, even with the NC game debacle. I do think he has been given his time to prove himself and perhaps he is better suited to OL coach. It is my opinion that he is. But I think its certainly worth noting, that this Miles/Stud/Kragthorpe offense put up more stats on a Nick Saban defense that any other team since '07 (we were the last ones as well and back in '07 that was Shula's players).
I mean, that includes Meyer's teams in '08 and '09 even with Tebow, etc. I think the offense performed well in the Ole Miss game, I think the earlier games in the season we were lacking chemistry from experience with Mett at the helm. I think Arky came to play as did Clemson, obviously and I think the Tigers lost so much motivation from the bama loss that we simply couldnt fully recover emotionally. This is to be expected in the college game and happens all the time to many programs, most fold worse than we did under similar circumstances.
I think it all carried onward all the way to ATL. It was Clemson's superbowl (they even said it was their best win in over a decade over n over again) and we were one 1st down away from playing ND and hoisting the crystal.
Yes, I think we need changes and Miles needs to triangulate to the full time Macro-manager, but people forget very quickly, the greatness he has exhibited as a coach. Not a pumper, not a nega-tiger, just keeping perspective. I will bet lots that the Tigers will rebound from all of this, Miles included.
He has proven his detractors wrong over and over again. Perhaps that's why so many cant let it go and always wait for their opportunity to pounce. They want to be right, even more than their team having success. ...and that really sucks.
Not to say he doesn't deserve criticism, but hyper-criticism, he does not. Even Bobby Hebert says regularly that he is the only coach he has ever seen in the history of the game treated so badly yet having so much success, and that man knows his ball, bigtime and is certainly not a pumper himself, far from it. I'm with Bobby and Bertman on this one.