2. AJ McCarron won't be back. He has been the key to their run. He is the ultimate game manager, and his consistency is the reason they have only lost twice since he has been a starter. The next QB for Bama, regardless of the number of recruiting stars he had coming out of high school, will also have big shoes to fill.
"Greg McElroy" won't be back. Nuff said. So who's the next smart, drop back, pro style passing QB that's in line this time? Notice you don't see too many DTQB's at Bama. Wonder why?
There needs to be an overhaul of the staff. There are weak links there that need to be strengthened.
Start with the Defensive Secondary coach and go from there.
Offensive Line recruiting needs to dramatically improve. Go up north and bring back a few more baby Whitworth's (Pocic) We can do better than Stud coaching the OL too. Give Kevin Mawae a shot at it.
Frank Wilson is vastly over rated as the Recruiting Coordinator. Our classes have weak spots that have not met expectations and do not fill needs adequately. Keep Frank as RB coach, but I'd hire another coach to be the Recruiting Coordinator. (Ed Orgeron) Let him coach the DL. Move Brick to LB's (Where he played in college) and slide Chavis back to solve the Chinese Fire Drill mess that is the Defensive Secondary. (Or hire Cooper back from South Florida) Chavis or Cooper taking over the secondary would result in an immediate and pronounced improvement.
Ensminger (TE's), Henry (WR's) and McGaughey (ST's) represent mediocrity. LSU can do better at all these positions. Miles needs to start hiring coaches with their technical teaching abilities as the primary factor. Their recruiting ability should be strong, but not the primary reason that they're hired. The athletes are not being developed at LSU after they make it onto campus. Hire coaches that can coach first and foremost, like
does with the Red Devils. That's a major difference between the two programs. Lil Nicky doesn't have any tolerance for assistants that can't coach very well.