Who is crazier, Houston Nutt or Les Miles?

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  1. ozarkbengal

    ozarkbengal Founding Member

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    Both lacking in the style point category. Similar helter skelter moments when rational thinking seems to escape them. LM and the clock/end game stressors vs HDN inability to appear to be calm in those moments, chewing his nails to the quick as the clock is winding down. Both rah rah coaches. Circle the wagons, use vs them, good motivators, not the sharpest tack on the board. LM gets the nod for crazier ......... like a fox.
     
  2. LSUTyga73

    LSUTyga73 Football Connoisseur

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    Les is crazy, but he's a good guy and he wins.

    Nutt is crazy, a sleazeball, and doesn't win.
     
  3. dudley

    dudley oops!

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    Ha!!! A rhetorical question by the OP. Neither one is crazy.

    :milesmic: is either a legend already or fast becoming one. One of the most recognizable personalities in College Football and the face of LSU football, he should run with it. His mystique may have even surpassed the droll and laconic Saban. Spread the LSU message around the country Coach, maybe even a movie role.

    What recruit can say no when :miles: says I want YOU to be a Tiger! His record speaks for itself.

    I'm not answering the OP's question which tries to answer itself, but Nutt is not in Miles class!
     
  4. P&G_wheelz007

    P&G_wheelz007 Football anyone?

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    I wouldn't say Les is crazy. He's unconventional for sure. Fearless maybe.

    Maybe he understands that a lot of these coaches, particularly in the SEC, are "by the book".

    Maybe Les understands that he can catch them off guard, or unprepared, for something out of the ordinary because these guys stick to the plan.
     
  5. Hawker45

    Hawker45 Founding Member

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    You mean he plans unpreparedness?
     
  6. LSUTigerDad

    LSUTigerDad 2009 Pick Em Champ

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    No contest. Houston Nutt is the craziest. Les wins more plus he has one of them you know whats.
     
  7. onceanlsufan

    onceanlsufan Founding Member

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    I'll take Les Miles over Houston No-Nutts any day.

    I live in AR, so I'm a Hog fan when they are not playing LSU (hey . .when in Rome do as the Romans do .... to an extent anyway), and we watched Nutt destroy the program. Now he's moved on to Ol Miss where he is systematically destroying their program as well.

    That just my no so humble opinion on the subject.
     
  8. TigerBacker70

    TigerBacker70 I'm the Cock of the Walk!

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    Miles is crazier - hands down, no contest. Wacky sideline reactions and facial expressions - Miles by a landslide. Crazy in game coaching nuttiness - Miles again. Awesome insane quasi-coherent quotes and press conference sound bites that are hilarious whether you love or hate him - again Miles takes the cake.

    Now if you'll excuse me, I'm excited about stating my opinion about my damn-strong football coach. I represent me in this issue, please ask me after. I'm busy posting. Thank you very much. Have a great day!
     
  9. diamondheadtiger

    diamondheadtiger Founding Member

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    Miles is a maniac.
     
  10. Jetstorm

    Jetstorm Founding Member

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    My read on both:

    Houston Nutt

    Strengths

    Good X's and O's tactician
    Great football strategist; outstanding gameday coach
    Unorthodox and creative in game-planning (founded the Wildcat offense)
    Can adapt game plans very well to available talent (emphasize strengths, cover up weaknesses)
    Very perceptive and situationally aware at all times (clock management never a problem)

    Weaknesses

    Questionable motivator (teams sometimes come out flat; not ready to play)
    Mediocre in player development
    Terrible recruiter (has done his best winning with previous coach's talent)
    Can coach great talent, but not so noted for "coaching up" less talented athletes
    Offensive coach who tends to neglect the defensive side of the ball
    Questionable program administrator/caretaker
    Morals/ethics appear to be lacking (scandals at Arkansas, Masoli, et. al)

    Les Miles

    Strengths

    Great motivator (teams always play hard, and fight to the end)
    Places more emphasis on basic football fundamentals (superior blocking and tackling is the key to victory)
    Bold and unorthodox in decision making; not afraid to make high-risk, high-reward calls with the game on the line
    Awesome recruiter; regularly takes in five-star talent and more high-character kids
    Strong in ethics/integrity; low threshold of off-field incidents, no NCAA scandals
    Good program administrator/caretaker; represents the program very well

    Weaknesses

    Shaky in end-of-game management; possibly lacking in situational awareness
    Not the greatest X's and O's tactician
    Sometimes too conservative/"old school" in play-calling and strategy
    Competent as a strategist, but as mentioned, severe blind spot for clock management
    Sometimes too lenient with player/team discipline (the whole "players coach" argument)
    Loyal too a fault; can often stick with a troublesome player or inadequate assistant way too long
    Not an eloquent speaker; tends to not help himself behind the mic

    Anybody disagree with these assessments?
     

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