Saturday, November 21, 2015

Please don't fire Les

Not now. Not after we lost Rob Ryan. Not after we lost the Jindal 2016 campaign prematurely.  We're not ready to give up so much fun all at once. These guys are thinking differently.
OXFORD, Miss.– LSU football coach Les Miles’ future is in danger even if the Tigers win out to end the regular season, an LSU Board of Supervisors member said on Friday.

“I think if he wins the next two games, it’s still something that needs to be looked at,” LSU Board of Supervisors member Ronald Anderson told Gannett Louisiana on Friday. “It’s the way they lost the two games.”
We're all well-inured to the Les Miles act by now. He recruits well. He says and does strange things. He is generally good to his players. He develops a lot of professional talent. He doesn't manage actual football strategy particularly well.

But because recruiting and player development is at least 3/4 of the battle in college football, and because coaches who do those things well and consistently over long periods of time are extremely rare, it's probably best to just accept the imperfections (and even the outright disasters) that come along with that.  In fact, I thought this had all been settled a long time ago.

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