now,read the "miles-speak" again with lee greenwood singing "God bless the USA" playing over your left shoulder. JUST KIDDING ,thank you coach for a tense game, as always.
A 38-17 loss to Alabama — LSU’s third defeat of the season — hasn’t done much to dent the confidence of Tiger head coach Les Miles. Yesterday, Miles was asked if end of this season could be used to propel his football program back to its usual spot near the top of the polls in 2014. According to the coach, there’s nothing wrong with this year’s squad:
“I think this is a program that sustains itself. We’re terribly close to being in the game. The personnel within our program, and the guys we are recruiting, can and will be a dominant, dominant football team. I don’t think any series of games… necessarily provide you with a comfortable conclusion…
If you look back one game, it’s certainly a chance to be 14-to-nothing (if LSU doesn’t fumble twice in the first quarter). Certainly. If that team is the #1 team in the country then we fit really close to that spot, back to what you may well be, ahead of where you’ve been. You can’t surmise, really define, that spot. There’s a fluidity there that requires you to coach daily.
I like where we’re at. I like my team. I think there’s a good strength growing inside it. Young guys are in position to do some really special things. I’m ready to go from there.
We expect more. We’re awfully ambitious. Every stinking year we’ve lost a couple that we shouldn’t have, I wish we hadn’t have, including the year you win the national championship. There are some victories I’m extremely proud of and some game we played extremely hard and finished second. The program is in the exact same place it needs to be — close.”
Cut through the Miles-speak and the coach is right. LSU’s roster and coaching staff have proven year-in and year-out that they will continually be in the mix for top 15, top 10 or top five consideration. When you’re in that mix, you’re a break or two away from 12-0 or 9-3.
The problem, of course, is that today’s fans — having to pay what they do for season tickets — want a helluva lot more of the 12-0s than the do the 9-3s.