LSU extends Les Miles' contract to 2012

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  1. Tigers Paw

    Tigers Paw Founding Member

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    Can't say that I disagree with you.
     
  2. Mike in Memphis

    Mike in Memphis Old Tiger

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    Herbie? Herbie? is that you Herbie?????

    Is this supposed to be my cousin?:shock:
     
  3. orlandotiger

    orlandotiger GEAUX TIGERS!

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    First off the people that wanted Les to pack after the arky game were mostly doubters and even those that weren't (including myself when ESPN did their steller job of reporting Saturday morning), they were preparing for the worse. Numerous people around here have compared this whole coaching thing to a relationship...Well I will continue it by saying basically they were breaking up with him prior to him breaking up with us.

    If we say get the hell out Les and we don't care, it looks better when he leaves. If we are sitting here begging and he leaves we look desperate.

    JMO but I will let Tirk fight his own battle from here, just had to put my two cents in.
     
  4. Bayou Bengal11

    Bayou Bengal11 ~Orlando Tiger Coonass~

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    I love that CLM signed the contract before it was even approved. Tells a lot to how he feels about Louisiana, Baton Rouge, LSU, and the kids in the area he is dealing with. Great move....at least I know he cares and isnt using LSU as a stepping stone as many of his predecessors.

    Remember, he probably lost a chance at EVER getting his dream job...the one he has dedicated his whole career, up to this point, to getting. :milesmic:
     
  5. tirk

    tirk im the lyrical jessie james

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    im not speaking for anyone else. their feelings dont concern me. All I am concerned with is if LSU has a capable coach that puts us in contention each year.

    thus far, we do. What I have learned is some coaches seem lucky. Some seem good. Most monikers dont overlap.

    Would I have been upset if Miles left/leaves? yes, if we didnt have a better replacement. from the looks of things, theres not much out there. ask michigan.

    regardless, Id prefer a les miles coached team that is perceived lucky even though he has the cajones to go for it on 4th and 5 from his own 45 in a championship game (or any other situation for that matter), than a coach who doesnt believe in his players. ie, someone overly conservative and conservative coaches are the norm and always will be.

    yet once again, this is considered 'luck'.

    the law of averages apply to the flip of a coin; not football games. Football coaching is not static, its a fluid situation where head coaches and assistants continually adjust and adapt. Changes are constantly made on the fly.

    If you didnt notice, LSU won against the "inferior" UT team with its backup QB who had exactly one start under his belt. That was against Midd Tenn. in tiger stadium, not exactly a powerhouse in a hostile environment. Id give much of the credit to being properly coached. something Im sure that is overlooked or discounted by the hat haters.

    Should LSU have won all their games individually? Yes, if played on paper. Thats the problem. LSU matches up better than most anyone on paper yet that doesnt mean attrition, fatigue, motivation or 1000 other variables do not come into play.

    USC lost to a tree. Michigan lost to app. st. WVA lost to a porn stache. All are great coaches, well ok, carr isnt.

    it happens. every week. would you not want pete carroll or rich rodriguez to coach your team? If not, who is the infallible one that you trust?


    Miles will continue to land top recruits, hire top assistants and LSU will continue to thrive. Getting back to another BCS :crystal: game helps solidify its place even moreso.

    Surely we wont be a top 5 team forever but the future remains brighter than its ever been and frankly, I suggest you enjoy it before you realized what you missed.
     
  6. Fishhead

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    It's like with just about anything...there is ALWAYS a vocal minority. In that situation, there was an EXTREMELY vocal minority. There were those of us on here that were still backing Miles, and we're still here. The others were flamers, trolls, or ignorant. If you fall into one of those categories, claim it. If not, jump on the Les-mobile. We goin' to the 'ship!:geaux:
     
  7. Fishhead

    Fishhead Founding Member

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    I agree with you...but allow me to say this...

    LSU is NOBODY'S stepping stone.:thumb:
     
  8. Speedy G

    Speedy G Founding Member

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    I generally agree with this and would add game/clock mismanagement to the list.

    However, I am of the opinion that talent is the most important ingredient in winning college football games, and Miles has shown himself to be an excellent recruiter.

    So, while I have plenty of reservations about the guy, there is still room for cautious optimism.
     
  9. Jean Lafitte

    Jean Lafitte The Old Guard

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    OK, so, who would be better?
     
  10. kcal

    kcal Founding Member

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    someone wise once said, "The harder I work, the luckier I get."
     
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