Discussion in 'The Tiger's Den' started by Cajun Sensation, Feb 6, 2013.
I am a big Miles fan, but I try to see the big picture and not take losses or poor performances personally.
Miles' strengths far outweigh his weaknesses...his big unresolved weakness being: a failure to develop a quarterback since Matt Flynn. I don't know if it's recruiting (You can't measure "chest" ) or coaching, but the fact remains that we haven't had a decent QB since Katrina hit.
I have a feeling that more of the blame rests with the coaching. Crowton was a total disaster (not just here, but everywhere he went). Kragthorpe produced zero results so far. I'm hoping and praying that Cam Cameron and this year's QB recruits change everything.
Despite our poor total offensive ranking, we would have completely dominated the Big XII and would have been in the BCSNC game every year had we not been in the SEC west...but I'd rather be in the greatest DIVISION in the history of college football any day. That's what makes LSU so great.
And Vice The Versa. That's why it's the best rivalry in the SEC.
It's reported that JLee didn't go to class that season because of depression. It didn't come out until after The Game of the Century of the Year, Round One, and his PT went away because Les wants 100% graduation more than any other goal...a decision I and most others support, as much as it can suck. Anyway, he never got his sh!t together, and it cost everybody.
As far as total yards are concerned...how are they supposed to break the top 50% in total yards gained if they only have to go fifty yards to score every possession? That defense and ST unit was NASTY, and the offense never had to drive very far.
The bottom line is that the offense is there to score POINTS, not rack up yards. They did that in spades in 2011, thus, StudThorpe got another year. 2012 wasn't so great, mainly due to redzone woes and situational playcalling, and a change is being made. What more can be done?
I'm sure you'll rebut with the NCG embarrassment, but dude...sometimes shit just happens. The majority of the season was spectacular in all three phases. You can't discount that fact because of one bad game...a game we wouldn't have even been in if the offense had been as bad as you and others claim throughout the season.
Remember...POINTS, not YARDS, is the true measuring stick of an offense.
Take a step back and look at how retarded you are being. Here we have a thread on how great of a recruiting class we just signed, and negamoron extraordinaire SaintSlidell immediately shows up to take a dump on it, trying to direct everybody's attention our woeful offensive performances in recent years. Nothing about how this recruiting class addresses offensive needs or not, in fact, he wants this thread stricken from the main forum because he doesn't want to see anything positive about the complete crapfest he thinks Miles has made of the LSU football program
So of course a bunch of posters show up telling him to take his insane negativity and shove it up his ass, then you show up with your "no no no, insane negativity is a good thing" bullcrap and try to direct everybody's attention back to our woeful offenses in recent years.
Then you proceed to post four insanely negative rants on how disappointing our offense has been in recent years, crapping all over a thread on how great of a recruiting class we just signed.
What the hell is wrong with you? I could understand if you went to crap all over a thread claiming we've had a top-flight offense over the last several years, but that's not what this thread is doing. This thread is talking about how great of a recruiting class we just signed.
And speaking of a how great of a recruiting class we just signed, we just signed the two best QB recruits in LSU history since RP in 2005 and JR in 2003. Thank god Hayden Rettig and Anthony Jennings aren't buying into your insane negativity bullcrap
Dude, you have been so spot on w/your posts lately, its crazy. You are becoming a poet - an LSU sports clear the air f'ing poet.
There was rampant speculation about the reason JLs playing time evaporated. Lots of angry posts on this forum about the way he was treated, including by at least one of our moderators. For Les's sake I hope there was some mitigating factor that would justify the way he treated JL. Maybe JL will tell us one day. In retrospect, the benching of JL for JJ looks like an even worse decision after JJ gets busted smoking pot. JJ's post-LSU activities make me rethink his role in the bar brawl and could make one question Les's ability to judge the leadership potential of his QBs.
I understand your rationale, but I don't accept "shit just happens" as an excuse for LSU's performance in the NCG. And how you finish the season is far more important than how you start it. Pointless to rehash the NCG yet again. It was a debacle. It's in the record books forever. The Tide is now a "dynasty" (so they tell us) and LSU isn't. I'm less interested in rehashing the NCG than in disagreeing with those who seem to be saying Les is above criticism and nobody is to blame for the offense's performance in the last two bowl games. Praise when praise it due, criticism when criticism is due.
Dude. Reading comprehension. Your strong point. Not.
Well...Miles definitely deserves praise for recruiting. I'll give him that.
(Now we need to see if Cam can "develop")
I've strongly critcised Miles at times, but I'm quick to forgive because when the dust settles, things are still pretty great here at LSU. We're not the absolute end-all-be-all best in the world, but we're in the conversation. There MAY be five total teams that can claim that, and Les is a HUGE reason for that. You have to take the good with the bad, and from everything I can see, the bad is getting corrected, whereas the good just keeps on keeping on. This recruiting class and the hiring of Cam signals a shift in the balance of power here in the West, and we'll have nobody to thank other than one Les Miles.
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