Some Love for Charlie McClendon

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  1. JaxTigFan

    JaxTigFan Founding Member

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    Picked as one of the Top 150 Coaches in NCAA history.

    96. Charlie McClendon, 137-59-7
    LSU (1962-79)

    McClendon led the Tigers to nine ranked finishes, but they won only one SEC championship in 1970. Because he had the poor timing to coach in the league at the same time as Bear Bryant at Alabama (whom McClendon played for at Kentucky) McClendon went 2-14 against Bryant. He led the Tigers to 13 bowl games, including two Cotton Bowls, two Orange Bowls and two Sugar Bowls.

    ...and to add was screwed out of playing #1 Texas in the 1970 Cotton Bowl.
     
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  2. northernvatiger

    northernvatiger Founding Member

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    Cholly Mac is a legend in LSU lore.
     
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  3. XXL TideFan

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    An under appreciated legend.
     
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  4. Rolan

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    Miles sort of ran against the same issue with Saban
     
  5. JaxTigFan

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    140. Les Miles, 145-64
    Oklahoma State (2001-04; 28-21), LSU (2005-16; 114-34) and Kansas (2019-present; 3-9)

    The Mad Hatter chomped grass, faked field goals and won a whole bunch of ballgames during his remarkable 11-year run at LSU. He led the Tigers to a national championship (2007), a pair of conference titles and posted seven 10-win seasons.
     
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    Except his was mostly self inflicted by not changing the o... Love the guy, think that he represented us well during his time here but it feels good not sweating out wins every Saturday...
     
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