ESPN starting ANOTHER LSU coaching rumor (Gruden)

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  1. fanatic

    fanatic Evil Morty Lives...

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    Will they ever learn? I found a link on ESPN's 'Rumor Central' page with a teaser headline about LSU eyeing Gruden to succeed Miles. It IS ESPN and we all know they're not exactly credible when it comes to our coaching situation, so you'd think they'd be doubly careful about even mentioning something like this. I was unable to read the article though because it's on an 'Insider' page. Anyone have access to it that can shed some light on it?

    Obviously, it's total BS, but I can't help but want to know what it says.

    LSU targeting Gruden to follow Mile

    EDIT: Apparently, they start bullsh!t stories every day because the link to it is now dead. Only today's 'rumors' show up on the page. I guess that tells us how little credibility they have.
     
  2. bhelmLSU

    bhelmLSU Founding Member Staff Member

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    Trying to attract subscribers...

    I didn't read it and have no desire to.

    Tigerdroppings and some other blog are the sources linked to the article. Nuff said:yelwink2:
     
  3. fanatic

    fanatic Evil Morty Lives...

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    Surely after the 'Mile to Michigan' debacle, they can think of something more clever to attract subscribers. That one ain't gonna do it. And, I don't read those other sites, so I wouldn't know what they've posted. I'm putting ZERO stock in the article, but I do want to know what it says. Not enough to pay to see it though.
     
  4. lsudolemite

    lsudolemite CodeJockey Extraordinaire

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    Not to put the cart well ahead of the horse, but I still don't know what really recommends Gruden for the job. He hasn't coached college ball for a loooong time and doesn't bring anything to the table to bolster the offense. He'd bring a much-needed emphasis on team discipline, but everything else from recruiting to assistants would still be a huge question mark.
     
  5. OkieTigerTK

    OkieTigerTK Tornado Alley

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    say what? we have had a couple of minor incidences this off season, but nothing major, and the minor incidences were swiftly handled by miles and it seems he did not blow off the transgressions.

    how do you think gruden would be so much better? am i missing something?:huh:
     
  6. clair

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    Super Bowl title?


    One of the hottest offensive coaches in the NFL for most of his coaching career?


    Granted, I'm not turning on anyone and I support the guy we got, but don't just make believe Gruden is a slouche to make Les look better.
     
  7. TigerFan23

    TigerFan23 USMC Tiger

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    ESPN is the TMZ of the sporting world these days.
     
  8. BAY0U BENGAL

    BAY0U BENGAL I'm a Chinese Bandit

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    Ima just guess that maybe he meant in-field discipline. Like no penalties and junk. Just a guess.
     
  9. lsudolemite

    lsudolemite CodeJockey Extraordinaire

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    I'm talking on-the-field discipline, not off-field issues. Like continuing, ongoing problems with penalties and teams that don't wake up until the 4th quarter when they realize they actually have to put points on the board to win. That wonderful meltdown in '08 against Arky also comes to mind.

    Dungy's defense?

    A good record in Oakland and an overall mediocre one in Tampa. Don't know which one would show up at LSU.

    Success at the college or pro level is not necessarily an indication of success in the other. Ask Nick Saban about that. Gruden hasn't coached at the college level since the early 90s and hasn't recruited, and the landscape has changed a lot since then. There's quite a bit of difference between coaching highly-paid pros and wet-behind-the-ears college kids.

    I'm not saying Gruden is a douche or Les is perfect, but if we're going to replace him at some point, then I want to know what Gruden brings to the table that makes him a better overall college coach than Miles. At the end of the day when the pros and cons are added up I'm not sure that it would be a trade up. But that is the kind of decision Alleva gets paid handsomely to make.
     
  10. BAY0U BENGAL

    BAY0U BENGAL I'm a Chinese Bandit

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    Knew it :hihi:
     

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