Les Miles met with local media Tuesday afternoon for a state of LSU address. He tried to steer the direction to looking at the upcoming season, but questions continued to bring him back to last season and last Mondays game.
When asked about why not playing Jarrett Lee, Miles continued with the same grandstanding he used at his post-game press conference. That due to the pass rush he felt a mobile quarterback would give LSU an advantage. He even went as far as to sight that they crossed mid-field because of a Jefferson scramble. When asked about the play-calling and lack of adjustments, Miles stated that the calls were good, but the execution wasn’t. Really Les? He tried not to make it sound like he wasn’t throwing any players under the bus, but in my mind he failed.
Coach needs to own the game. He was out-coached and out-classes and the idea that he can just say the calls were good, but the execution wasn’t is just silly. Miles referenced the bad snaps and false stats that stymied LSU drives, but that only accounted for four of the 10 drives. Other drives faltered because of lack of adjustments and being stubborn, but Miles will never admit that.
He did make some comments that give Tiger fans some hope for next year. He discussed that soon the team will hang SEC west and SEC champs banners in the football offices. Also, he spoke about the team looking to throw the ball more in 2012. Perhaps, when they hang the new banners, they will burry the option. When addressed about the fans being upset with the teams outcome, Miles stated that no one was in as much pain after that loss as he was. I guess that was the right answer?