Why Les Miles is beloved, but needs to watch the clock!
The Hat, Les Miles, LSU’s head coach got some deserved love for his personality. As Tyler Raborn referred to in an earlier post - there is some part of us all that loves Les. Who doesn’t love this man’s enthusiasm for the game of college football? But, we are all flawed in some way, and Les has been known to let time slip by him at the most crucial of moments.
Miles’ record as the headman at LSU is an impressive 75-18, with 2 SEC Championships and a BCS National Title. I am not here to say the man can’t coach because he’s won 9 or more games every season he’s been at LSU.
Knowing the personality of Les Miles, he’s got to be a Rolling Stones fan. You know he cranks up “Doom and Gloom,” and when he puts on “Start Me Up” his speakers go to all the way up to 11, but he’s also familiar with the ballad “You Can’t Always Get What You Want.”
We are here to put aside the playfulness of a heralded SEC coach and focus on the late game lapses – the time Les wishes he had back.
This one has a good ending – but is it still considered crazy even if it works?
Matt Flynn to Demetrius Byrd down 23-24 with :09 left (8:06 on the video)
Les Miles tine grandees bolas. This man has no fear in Tiger Stadium. The Flynn to Byrd for the win was the call, and they executed.
The Dooley Doozie
The day the number 13 was lucky. The day UT screwed up worse than LSU.
13 Volunteers on the field equaled an additional LSU play and victory in Tiger Stadium in 2010.
Chick Fil A Bowl Blunder
LSU takes a 24-13 lead into the fourth quarter and lets this one get away from them. Two possessions in the 4th quarter, 2nd down and 2 to go and consecutive pass plays, and you run the ball only once in the 4th? A video is not necessary – the previous sentence said it all.
Ole Missed Opportunity
This one hurts. It was a rivalry game with a mismanaged ending by Miles. It is as the Youtuber named the vid “Les Miles Epic Fail.”
Les had another good year, another 10 wins, but ended the year on a tough loss. The coach will regroup, get ready for next season, and his top song going into the 2013 season will be another Stones classic, “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction!”
By: Vance McCullough