I know. I'm just saying that with Miles and his vanilla playbook philosophy, whichever Heisman hopeful we churn out will remain just that and nothing more IMO
Except that Russell put up really good passing numbers in 2006, and would have likely done similar in 2007...would he have been in the conversation? It's likely...and Miles was at the helm. That's not in any way a defense of the horror that LSU's offense has become now.
If you put a gun to my head and asked me why we're going through this now, I'd say it's a result of 2008. Before then Miles' offense was not some shite show. We did throw the ball...we didn't just pound it into 9 and 10 man fronts. He seemed to allow his OC's to do their jobs and call plays that had a semblance of sense to them. After 2008, it became clear that he made a decision that he'd never again lose a ball game because he allowed a QB to throw it away. It became all about ball control...safe as can be and let the defense do the heavy lifting. We've seen the end result now for 2 years in a row.
But this wasn't ALWAYS what Miles did. It wasn't what he did at OK St. and it wasn't what he did when he first got here. It's what he's evolved into. Hopefully he gets past that fear he picked up in 2008 and returns to the old Miles.