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LSUANDY2595 months
Some offenses want to scheme, others want to throw it around and play finesse, and some want to play physical power. Whats most important is decide what you want to be and go all in with that philosophy. Not every season is going to be highly successful. But some if you are complaining about 10-3 coached team that had an average OL, average Defense and a young 1st yr starting QB in the SEC west. What coach woukdve done any better?
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Datbayoubengal95 months
A coach that's been at a school for a decade with 3 straight top 6 classes shouldn't be struggling with also rans until the fourth quarter, or losing 3 games in a row. I wish we did play Michigan in the bowl game, because it would have shown us again just how bad our offense is vs a good defense. I mean shite man we were a missed FG away from losing to Miss St who has a bunch of picked over SEC country recruits. Miles deserves all the heat he got and maybe it woke him up.
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PacoDeTaco95 months
Physical play alone works when you play the western kentuckys of the world. I just hope he sees that you have to bring something besides physicality to the game when you play Bama/Ole Miss/Arkansas.
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LSUANDY2595 months
Seemed to work pretty well against #3 Oregon.
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Datbayoubengal95 months
Oregon, are you serious? The team that has no defense? That'd exactly what he is talking about. That smash mouth only offense only works if you are playing against weak defenses. You've got to be capable of passing efficent and balancing out the run. If you don't you'll need a Bama level defense to win.
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timm697146395 months
boo ! hoo ! hoo !, eugene do you drive your car foreward looking in the rearview mirrow !
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Geauxtro95 months
Sir I respectfully disagree with your comment. While I understand your point it seems to me coach Miles was reflecting upon history in his comments. Even showing film and commenting on past dominance of opponents dating back to the 2014 season. His statements indicate physical play and physical dominance are the hallmarks of his "whatever you call it", "no magic to it offense". It seems to me that all the previous posters are saying is that in three SEC games last year that didn't work. They also comment that 5-3 in the SEC is not adequate despite "physical play". I agree with their points more than I do yours sir.
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eugene1928LSU95 months
When it's clicking its a beautiful thing to watch. But last November it wasn't clicking and we had no Plan B. When your O-Line is being dominated and knocked backwards into the RB's, you have to adjust, didn't happen in 3 games last year, no adjustment at all.
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BayouBengal6195 months
I agree. When they struggled to run the ball up the middle against some of the more physical teams (Bama, Arky, Ole Miss) they made no adjustment and it ultimately lost us 3 games last year. Les is a great coach and I love him to death but he can be so stubborn sometimes. Harris has a great arm and if he's improved as much as everyone says he has over the offseason then they need to let him sling it around more and open the field up with some spread looks. If Harris becomes an actual threat to opposing defenses it would make it so much easier on LF7 and I can't even imagine what that would look like
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PeteRose95 months
Agreed. You have to be flexible in the modern game to be creme de la creme. It's all about exploiting others teams weaknesses. If other team is finesses, pound the shite out of them. If the other team is physical, you can't play smash mouth and into their strength. Because they have athletes to go toe to toe with you. You have to be unpredictable but balanced. In order for you to be balanced, you have to have creative play calling (you can't out-athlete alabama) and personnel to execute those plays. If you run 70% vs bama and they expect that, you can't expect to win. You can do that vs Emichigan. It's nice to be physical. But it' not all that good when you're down 17 pts late 3rd qtr when your remaining# of possessions is 3 or 4. In addition to being physical, why not add an adapting and balanced features to it?
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chalupa95 months
Before the stupid comments get here, I don't think any sane fan wants an air raid offense at LSU We just want balanced and un predictable. Kiffin has done a good job modernizing Bama's offense.
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beantown95 months
We don't even care about being balanced, necessarily. We just want the right gameplan for the team we are playing against.
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drizztiger95 months
I don't care if LSU wins 2-0 or 82-81, just win. LSU needs to adjust to opponent. We're 5 in a row L to Bama. Ole Miss and Arky play different styles, yet we've struggled with both. 5-3 in the SEC is good for some, not present-day LSU.
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