Tuesday, December 02, 2008

LSU's Fall From Grace

Before you start, realize this is lousy writing. Even so, I just needed to get some points across.

LSU football is currently 7-5.

LSU football is currently 7-5.

Here at Baton Rouge that is a losing season and the whole Tiger team is aware of it. Coming into this season there was hopes of LSU repeating their glory from last year. Even after Ryan "Airhead" Perrilloux was kicked off the team this dream was still strong.

And on September 20 LSU would beat the SEC West favorite Auburn Tigers 26-21 on Auburn's field. The dream would only grow...

My, oh my, have the mighty fallen.

The LSU football team would lose to Florida (51-21), but that was ok because it was a mere one loss; LSU would rebound. Then the Tigers lost at home to Georgia 52-38. Hey Jarrett Lee played awful! Then LSU lost 27-21 in overtime to the No. 1 ranked Alabama Crimson Tide. Again, the loss was painful to say the least, but worst was over, right? I mean Lee would get better?

Two weeks later. LSU loses at home for the third time 31-13 to Ole Miss. The defense is lousy.

And finally the nail in the coffin for the 5th time this year, LSU loses to Arkansas 31-30.

Again, 7-5 and the finger pointing is not stopping anytime soon. Let me be very clear.

LSU stinks in all facets of the game. Offense, defense, special teams, and coaching. You name it, that unit stinks.

All of us in Tiger Nation knew this would be a rebuilding year, but not like this.

Not this bad.

In one year, just like that, Les Miles has a target on his forehead. The question on everyone's mind is can he rebound? Can he make the necessary changes to the LSU staff? Can he keep the big time recruits from backing out from coming to LSU?

He has to or next year will be Les's last. Plain and simple.

Two actions must be done to turn stuff around for LSU:

1. Fire every coach working on the defensive side of the ball. Anything short of that and LSU will fail again next season.

2. Make sure Russell Shepard comes to LSU.

It's one thing for a team to finish the year up with five losses (Florida 2007), it's another thing when a team finishes with five losses and the general perception is that anarchy is taking place on the field. That's what I saw on the field Friday against Arkansas.

Thank God LSU basketball has started...


~MM~ said...


Well I'm sure at this point in the game U of M will gladly take LSU's Les and his 7-5 record in trade for Rich Rodriguez and their 3-9 record.

Yes U of M's 2008 record is 3-9!!!

Rodriguez definitely broke U of M records this year thought -

1. First time in 33 years Michigan doesn't go to a bowl game!

2. First time in the history of U of M Football Ohio State has beaten Michigan five times in a row, at home!

3. 2008 goes down as the worst season in 129 years!

Yep, I'd definitely say that U of M would be happy with Les Miles and a 7-5 record.

Answer one question though, with the way Jarrett Lee was playing, why was Les so adamant about leaving him in interception after interception?

Well heres to hoping for a better (MUCH better) 2009 season!

Cheers ~


The Real Deal said...

Yes, you make a great point. If I think LSU had a tough season I have no idea how it was to be a Michigan fan.

Les kept Lee in for so much of the year because it was the best option he had. But now I'm doubting that a lot because Jefferson seemed to do okay in his second start.

~MM~ said...

I'm betting after the way Jefferson played against Georgia Tech, Les is agreeing with you.

Miles is such a risk taker, of all the crazy things he's done that have had people scratching their heads, I'm a bit surprised he wasn't willing to take the chance on Jefferson earlier on in the season. There may have been a completely different outcome!

Oh well - it's on to 2009!

Happy New Year to you!

Cheers ~


The Real Deal said...

I think one thing a lot of people don't realize is it's not like if Jefferson would of played earlier in the season he would of been as awesome as he was against GTech. In a way, Miles sacrificed part of the season so Jefferson would be ready to be a QB. Sometimes if you throw a QB in the fire it can ruin them. Look at Tim couch with the Browns?

Now granted I do think that Jefferson should of played more earlier on in the season, but still realize he grew as a QB during the season.