in Ws and Ls. Even then, a qualitative analysis, of the Ws and Ls, is much more valid than a quantitative analysis because some Ls (e.g., the NC game in 2012 in which our offense was shut-out and never crossed the 50-yard line, the regular season Bama game in 2012 that was lost in the waning seconds of the 4th Q, the Clemson game in 2012 and the loss to Ole Miss's second stringers and walk-ons this year) are more telling, about the current state of LSU football, than most of the Ws. Concerning L.E.M., winning the NC is praiseworthy, but it should be remembered this was accomplished several years ago and mostly with players recruited by Saban. Unfortunately, L.E.M. does not represent the future of Tiger football, but Alleva has agreed to contractual terms that will make it too expensive to replace L.E.M. for at least another two seasons. Going forward, lowered expectations is probably going to be the best coping mechanism for most of us, although I'm sure L.E.M.'s intractable supporters will continue to see things through a distorted prism of purple and gold.