and stop messing with the offense
LSU could/would dominate, IF he stays with what works.
1) Clemson ... What was working? Jeremy Hill 10+yrds/carry 100+ yrds Running eats up clock and dictates we control pace ot this particular game.
.............. What was not working? Pass offense. Too many sacks. Too many 3 and keeping our defense on the field and allowing Clemson to run 100+ plays.
.............. My take - CLM could have easily allowed LSU to dominate the game with a great 2nd half return and JH run from scrimmage for TD. More than 1 in our party claimed right then and there, JH was not going to see the field the rest of the game, but JH came in for an injured Ware on the next series and after JH was pulled, out went LSU's dominance of the game.
2 Penn St....What was working? Trindon Holiday..Only player on the field getting traction on sloppy field..Limited offensive plays and punt return, TH was feeling it. While LSU's offense was struggling in 4th qrt, camera shots kept showing an anxious TH ready for action that he was nevered allowed to have.
............ Everything that wasn't TH
............ My take.... CLM and Gary Crowton just simply didn't recognize how valuable TH was. Didn't recognize his low center of gravity in those conditions and didn't recognize TH's enthusiansm on his last 2 plays. Big time fail on our offensive minds.
3.) BCSNC game... What was working...Absolutely nothing on offense, can't fault the defense
................. What was not working...Our coaches inabilty to adjust.
............... My take. An LSU team that could have an argument for the BEST COLLEGE FB TEAM OF ALL TIME was sabatage, both before and during the game.
4.) 2007 UK .... What was working? Charles Scott..LSU needed a spark offensively and CS was that spark.
................ What was not working? Jacob Hester had a bad game and UK was keying on him.
............... My take. A game that LSU let get away with not sticking what was working. CS simply did not see the field most of the game until the 3rd OT and a bad official call in one of the OTs that went in UK's favor that prevented LSU from winning.
Other games could be mentioned as examples, but one common denominator - CLM shys away from what works in favor of what does not work in many of LSU's losses. Why? Would love to hear your take on this flaw of Miles. Here could be some reasons to this flaw.
1) Knowing he has an Ace in his pocket, shelves it until needed while experimenting with the struggles until it works, then later comes with his ace, too late, too often.
2) Does not want to dominate a team, for what ever reason.
3) Simply wants a close game where he is confident he could win late.
4) Point shaving or point spread. I know, but has to be listed as a reason.
5) Simply just don't get it.