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Video: Les Miles talks New Orleans and Harbaughs

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Question for the day: did Les Miles arrive at LSU as the occasionally unhinged, grass-eating, emotions-on-his-sleeve Mad Hatter perfectly suited for the unique rhythms (and challenges) of coaching football in the state of Louisiana, or did those rhythms (and challenges) change what had been a perfectly sane coach into one with a "distinct flavor" of bayou passion?

It's worth asking because it's worth remembering that Miles' early life and early football career were nearly as far from Baton Rouge, culturally speaking, as it's capable to get; he was born in Ohio and attended Michigan to play for Bo Schembecler. While Miles was there, he was also coached by Wolverines assistant Jack Harbaugh, and later got to know the two Harbaugh sons who would wind up coaching against one another in this Sunday's Super Bowl.

In this interview with Tracy Wolfson, Miles talks about his relationship with the Harbaugh family -- but also, appropriately, takes time to praise the New Orleans setting for the Super Bowl, the two "phases" of Miles' career, if you will, combined into one interview.


http://www.cbssports.com/collegefootball/blog/eye-on-college-football/21625846/video-les-miles-talks-new-orleans-harbaughs


NastyTiger
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Why cheers good sir.


Sid in Lakeshore
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Good post........I like Tracy.

and Leslie.


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Roi.Trois.Faulk
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Hate to admitt it, because I don't want to be anything but even tempered...

But those people that consatntly say they want a spread offense.. really, really get under my skin.... actually they get into ends of my nerve endings

Two Harbaughs, in the fricking SUPER BOWL!!!!

Guess what, hard nose football, power running game, with attempts to go deep... This is the same principle Miles runs....

It is not the system!!! they system is quite good!! Power running is GOOOOOOOOOOD!

Get off the coolade abou these open offenses...


Every timed sport has the same principles... defense, ball control, and clock management....

Miles has a shaky history with clock management... but the system works!


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Guess what, hard nose football, power running game, with attempts to go deep... This is the same principle Miles runs....

It is not the system!!! they system is quite good!! Power running is GOOOOOOOOOOD!

Get off the coolade abou these open offenses...


The problem is not the scheme, it does work. LSU just doesn't do the passing aspect any good. And when they do, they bench the fricking quarterback who does it in exchange for running quarterback who can't read a playbook written for pop warner.


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The problem is not the scheme, it does work. LSU just doesn't do the passing aspect any good. And when they do, they bench the fricking quarterback who does it in exchange for running quarterback who can't read a playbook written for pop warner.


The scheme is good. The problem lies in qb development, wr play, and situational play calling


Tommy Patel
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Miles has a shaky history with clock management... but the system works!


that is a valid perception

the reality is:
I see this more than you'd think with a lot of coaches who are as involved on the sidelines as Miles is, NOT defending just saying it goes with the territory.

When LSU executes they are as good as anyone in the country and time contraints are just stats in the next days paper.
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michael corleone
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Kingbob is spot on! Look at the seasons / games when the QB's and WR's execute. Generally they result in blowouts or quality wins. We ran the same scheme all of 2011 and cruised to the BCSNCG. No execution on 1/9/12 and poor situational play calling equaled no points. The perfect example is the hated "option" play call. On 11/3/11 it killed Alabama. It worked well because it was executed well, but more so because it was called in situations where the opposing defense was in a scheme favorable for us. Look at the DL and LB reads/flow on 11/3/11 v 1/9/12. An experienced play caller can recognize this early in a game.


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LSU_Saints_Hornets
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re: Video: Les Miles talks New Orleans and Harbaughs
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The problem is not the scheme, it does work. LSU just doesn't do the passing aspect any good. And when they do, they bench the fricking quarterback who does it in exchange for running quarterback who can't read a playbook written for pop warner.


Were you born stupid or did you take lessons. Lee Obviously could not execute the passing aspect either that was evident in Tuscaloosa. Lee did not set the pace that season it was the running attack. By the who has a job playing football is it Lee or Jefferson?


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Were you born stupid or did you take lessons. Lee Obviously could not execute the passing aspect either that was evident in Tuscaloosa


Right and it worked out well in the end didn't it.


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TexasTiger89
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This thread went downhill in a hurry.


Ignignot
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I love how Les talks about those critical 48 hrs before the game.........Wonder how he managed January 7th & 8th in respect to what he said.....


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Numbers
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The scheme is good. The problem lies in qb development, wr play, and situational play calling


This x infinity...

And thankfully it is much easier to correct than other issues lesser programs face.



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Ash Williams
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to get his back on subject:


i love that les gets so much press exposure

its always good for recruits and their parents to see our coach on major networks speaking on subjects other than just LSU football because it shows how well rounded the man is


InLesWeTrust
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Les certainly enjoys the word "enjoy".


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