unfortunately, im not mad or upset. ive been resigned to that fact about les for 2 years now. just how it is. this team has les' stamp all over it. undisciplined, unfocused, uneducated. tj yates sucks. has he ever thrown for 300 yards much less 400? ive watched this guy implode almost every game ive seen him play. greg little didnt even make the trip and hes their only threat. yates is constantly inept even with him. dont fall into the trap of thinking hes really good. hes not. hes freaking garbage. its tough to recognize when a bad defense makes a bad qb look spectacular but it happens. lsu did this against az st with sam keller who threw for likw 500 yards and 4 tds. season opener wasnt it. dude was benched 3 games later when we thought he was a heisman hopeful. last years season opener, same thing. everyone saying UW bowl bound then lose 6 of 7 and finish with 5 wins. crappy team plays us to the wire. if JJ has a slow brain then put him in a better position to succeed. his synapses just dont fire quick enough for him to be successful against a good defense. if hes been coached all offseason to do things differently than last year, they have failed. what did russell shepard get? 5 touches? line him up back there if jj is that bad. he shoulda been back there last year running the stupid wildcat over and over with that 112th ranked offense. we had a year to improve what was wrong before. we averaged what? 55 snaps a game last year and was killed in time of possession against even the scrub teams. les vowed this was the mission statement coming into this season. so what do we get? 55 plays again and time of possession was 9 minutes less than a team depleted by injuries. our undersized speed defense cannot stay on the field all game and be successful. its what makes guys like ****ing tj yates look like joe montana throwing the slant to jerry rice over and over. we still cant generate a push upfront without blitzing our best damn player who should be in coverage. wheres this dominance upfront we were once known for? when will we get back to getting dominant linemen. make no mistake. this team is awfully loaded at the skill positions. we have some sick talent. just not upfront for the style of offense les reverted to in the second half. its not the offensive coordinator. its not the o-line coach. its the head coach. hes not great. hes not even good. hes in over his head and the program displays that most saturdays in spite of his gaudy record. but look closer. its not so gaudy of late. its .500 in conference over 2 calendar years losing to ole miss, bama and florida 6 straight times. and close to 0-8 if you add are-kansas. les and co. had a sense of urgency to get this program back to playing smart and disciplined football yet, its more of the same. in fact, its almost exactly the same. for the first time, i finally realized why that miserable hitler bastard of a coach now at bama is constantly sucking the joy out of his players each and every second of their life. its because if he doesnt, they end up playing like we play game-in and game-out under miles. a team with great talent and egos to match but without the focus to do whats necessary to establish their dominance. its just time we accept this and hope for wins regardless. because the performances on the field wont be changing much at all, if any, under les miles. this is who he is.