The Tigers also had a disappointing 8-5 2008 campaign and are 1-3 in their last four bowl games.There’s no question Miles is a solid coach, but he has plenty of talent at his disposal, and the Tigers have slightly underachieved.
On face value this seems to make a little sense, that is, to the average fella who thinks he knows something about football.
But lets look a little closer.
2008 8-5 record Miles' worst.
Ryan Perriloux our starting QB and our best player gets kicked off team before season. Anyone else wanna find out what their record wouldve been in the SEC west that yr without their best player at the QB position. we were forced to play a freshman QB in this league. Lombardi wouldnt have done any better. Take Johnny off the A&M team last yr. Yep 8-5.
1-3 last 4 bowl games
Penn St was very good that yr with 3 NFL LB's. That game was played on the worse field for a major bowl game than anything since like 1940.
I take nothing away from PSU they outplayed us and the field was a mud puddle/ice rink for both teams. But when u have the faster team and play in a mud puddle while driving rain is coming down on u for the entire game, its an advantage to the slower team and we still had the lead with a minute to go. Miles vs Paterno 19-17 in a 3 day monsoon after a total re- sodding 7 days earlier.
Bama in the Nat'l Championship game. That Alabama squad was arguably the best college team ever. Go back and look at history when two teams play twice in the same season.
Clemson game- LSU was the 6th ranked team in the country gets screwed by the bowl committees and we end up having to play Clemson. Nothing to gain for LSU and everything to gain for Clemson. Look at what happened to them in the previous yrs bowl; they were on a mission. We played well enough to win anyway and CLM had his team ready. Clemson's QB played one of the best games u will ever see a QB play under duress. I give Clemson and him credit that was some gutty stuff.
Again lets trade schedules and see how well your coach does in here.
Plenty of talent at his disposal....
Really...Now this one really gets to me.
Does anyone realize just how difficult it is to keep up here in the SEC? Not only is the pressure cooker on 'full go" during the season its also on full blast during recruiting. Something your boy Urban Meyer couldnt stomach another second of, the poor man was losing his health because of this.
BTW on top of trying to keep up, u get to deal with the great Nick Saban in recruiting and he was the head coach for 5 years at your school.
Yep its easy pickings down here, they just line up to play at LSU. Anybody could drag this talent in here every year simple stuff.
Which year? 2 years ago when we went 13-0 without a QB and beat Bama at their place or last year when if we wouldve beaten Bama, we wouldve gotten to play Miss St (I Mean Notre Dame) for another natl title. All he had to do last year was completely revamp the entire OL and start 2 freshman in the middle of the season. yep piece of cake.
Other than Richt, who barely made it out of 2011 and Spurrier, hes still standing and was just 1 play away last yr from the whole thing. AGAIN
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