My question is how do you see him get destroyed in the SEC Championship and KNOW that Saban is going to do the EXACT same thing, yet you don't prepare at all.
Kind of like how he saw Lee get destroyed by Bama over his entire career, including 2011 when everyone is saying he was so great??
LSU loses to Bama on 11/5 and doesn't play on 1/9 if Lee was our best option against that team. Period.
Yes, Miles' plan, due to having two woefully outmatched QBs, was to keep the game close and not turn the ball over and wait until a big special teams or D play got us in position to win at the end, just like on 11/5 and the SECCG.
It just didn't happen. By the time Bama went up by 15 in the 4th, the Bama D was swarming so bad that Lee may have actually shite his pants while on the sideline. Seriously, they kept showing him, did he look like he wanted anything to do with that D???? Not that I blame him with the way our OL was playing.
The story of 2011 should be how the hell Miles and Krag got that team through that schedule to 13-0 with two very very mediocre QBs at best. It's the best coaching job I've ever seen at LSU if not anywhere.
But now it's 1/9 because they coached that team so far over their heads that they were exposed when faced with The Rematch. They were a victim of their own success.
Had they dropped any game in the season other than Arkansas or SECCG and ended up as an 11-1 Sugar Bowl rep and destroyed Michigan, that would probably be regarded as Miles' crowning achievement.
Instead, he's a goat instead of the GOAT.
And for all the "the O got worse after JJ" crowd, JJ had the best game of any LSU QB in 2011 against Arkansas against the #3 team in the country with everything on the line and against a better D than Lee faced all year.
But again, why let facts get in the way of personal preference