Let's be completely candid here- Nick fricking Saban is the best coach in college ball right now. He brought LSU to a title, and then he left. Now he has Alabama at the point where they're a a modern dynasty. Only a few teams are even able to challenge them, and for the most part those teams come and go.
LSU is one of the few constant challengers. We are there every year, and Les has won his share of those matchups. Miles has kept the physical talent here to play Alabama straight up like we did this year. As long as he's here, we should maintain that talent. If Saban wants to break free, LSU has to decline. The best way to do so is to get rid of Miles, and the best way to do that is to negatively recruit so the talent declines. The funny thing is, a lot of our supposed fanbase is doing the negative recruiting for Saban. People around here (internet and in real life) disparage the guy like he's dropped us below Tulane, instead of treating him like he's the winningest coach in our history with 1 BCS title under his belt and another title game appearance.
If you want to be a Bama fan, go be one and get rid of your purple and gold gear. Me, I'll be hopeful and enthusiastic about each upcoming season for LSU.
Regarding the offensive coordinator- Miles brought Kragthorpe in to change things. He got sick, and Stud was forced into emergency duty in '11. That team went 13-0 in the regular season. Find me one person anywhere who says that doesn't buy you a second year, or the coordinator on the outside who would want to risk his career by taking a job where that 13-0 regular season wasn't "good enough" for the last guy.
Stud got his year. We'll see what happens now.