he didn't change anything during the NCG game and he even said yesterday nothing will change they just need to execute better. Les doesn't get it and neither do the fans supporting Les.
In the NCG we were down 6-0 nearing the half... our defense failed us a bit and let Bama into scoring position again... so it was 9-0. Coming out of half we screw the pooch with either a 3rd and short fumble or missed catchable ball -- I can't recall exactly at this point -- but basically we fricked ourselves -- not the play calling, not the coaching... failure ON the FIELD.
So, Bama takes over and again scores -- running it to 12-0.
Do you really think at 12 - 0 given how it went from 6-0 to 12-0 essentially without LSU having the ball necessitates a major change of gameplan and approach?
As for this week --- re-watch the UF game -- in so many situations the play called is there --- we fail to execute on the field --- you have a hard time accepting this -- but the plays called were there often enough for LSU to have kept the chains moving, keep our Defense (and their offense) off the field and possibly mount an actual drive and score points.... thus giving LSU the win.
Even as gassed as they were the LSU defense was playing hard... but no mistaking it -- they were gassed and our inability to get 1st downs let UF continue to run the ball... 58 runs, just 12 passes ---- 25 consecutive running plays to end the game. Sounds like a winning formula -- one the Les Miles KNOWS wins games, when executed.
Sadly, LSU's hodgepoge OL and 2nd and 3rd team LBs are not good enough to dominate the Top 10 ranked teams.... (sarcasm -- as nobody's reserves would).
All that said --- watch the LAST play of the game --- IF the lateral is caught, then Spencer Ware is in position to receive a pitch back with a wide open field ahead of him. LSU EXECUTES that last second play the way they designed it -- and who knows --- maybe we are talking about the Mirical in the Swamp and not a loss????
Could we and should we have been in that position needing last second hiroics to possibly tie.... NO -- but if OBJ doesn't fumble on the long pass -- at worst we flip the field again and at best we go on to score and re-take the lead... from there the outcome is something we can only speculate about.
I saw a hard fought, very tough game, that down to the LAST play could have gone either way.
My realistic expectations are that we are competitive in every game -- LSU met that expectation. Am I happy with the loss - no, not at all --- but damn we didn't get dominated, we lost a close "heavy weight" battle on the road to a quality team.
Again -- it's gonna happen and it's not the last loss of the CLM era... nor is our next win the last of the CLM era in all liklihood, either.