Les guides a team to a national championship last year with the two worst QB's in college football history. But nobody talks how that was a ridiculously good accomplishment because we lost in the NCG. Added that it was Saban.
We "lost"? We got beat the frick down 21-0 on National Television against a team that should not have been there, that we should have put away 2 months before, against a coach that we all hate. You really just call that a "loss" .. ? I don't.
13-0 doesn't mean shite when you get spanked in the NC like we did. We had a very talented team and it's glaringly obvious that we lost because of bad preparation.
I'm really tired of this sunshine pumper nonsense. I've said this so many times that I'm definitely :beatdeadhorse: but I'll say it again just for the benefit of these morons..
10-2, standalone, is a good season. If you don't factor in anything else but the raw record, sure, that's good. But that's not the case.
WE HAVE THE TALENT to be in Miami on January 7th. IT'S THERE. We PROVED THAT when we outplayed a Gump team that is GOING TO BE THERE. The fact that we aren't can only be attributed to coaching. Seriously, tell me why we lost to Bama? Give me a reason that isn't the coaches fault. You can't. Tell me why we lost to UF.
I am frustrated as a fan NOT because I expect to go to the NCG every year and we didn't, but because WE HAVE a NC-caliber team and we didn't make it BECAUSE of coaching. Our team right now is NOT a 10-2 team! We are a 14-0, NC team. We just aren't executing.
You only get dealt a good hand so often (see: LSU football's entire history prior to 2000 other than a few good years), so you HAVE TO TAKE ADVANTAGE of those hands when you have them. We have some good cards now, we need to get what we can while we still have the opportunity.
ETA: tl;dr we are underachieving under CLM
& sorry about the caps, frustrated
This post was edited on 12/6 at 2:04 pm