I have long been a Les Miles fan (or apologist or sunshine pumper or whatever term you prefer) and still think he's an exceptional recruiter, peerless motivator and good moral man. But the Mad Hatter is dead. He was on life support for most of the game and finally breathed his last on the 3rd and 10 run with under 2:00 left. The Mad Hatter would have called a throw into the end zone to ice the game or bounced Ford to the outside on 3rd and run a seam route to a TE on 4th. The Mad Hatter would have done SOMETHING to win the game. Instead Coach Miles did something to not lose the game. He played for the tie. He sent out his shaky kicker with the mindset that his D would do no worse than give up a game-tying FG. The Mad Hatter in the past frequently bet on his team but, contrary to most opinions, he rarely gambled. He showed faith in his offense, he kept defenses off balance and he took what was there. Last night he gambled four times and didn't win any. But when it mattered, he refused to bet. The Mad Hatter is dead. Long live Les Miles.