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Good morning, I'd like to hear your thoughts on what LSU needs to do to stay elite in the SEC? What do I mean exactly?
Certainly, we are getting an great great class of football players that all fans should be excited about. Elite talent continue to flow into Baton Rouge. Beyond that, it's obvious that Les needs to address his offensive scheme.
Every Journalist, apposing fans, and most informed LSU fans see what we all see. Our offense that just doesn't have elite or wow of any kind in it. How many times have you said to your TV under certain formation and personell packages "Oh lord, please don't run that play?" and we end up punting...
Certainly we have great players but I think what we see is a very predictable offensive scheme that is designed to not turn the ball over and shorten the game. That works to about a 10-2 track every single year leaving you "almost" with elite players. With LSU having top 5 or top 8 recruiting classes it should be able to crack the top 50 in total offense and it hasn't really come close. In my way of thinking, the goal should be to have a top 10 offense just like the goal is to have a top 5 defense every year. The defense is what carries the team every year.
The fans, the players, former players are all frustrated and want LSU to get better on offense. Certainly we know the staff wants to get better. But I think we all know it starts and ends with Les Miles.
I can tell you this much, some very passionate LSU fans are losing interest. the offense is not fun to watch...It's like nails on a chalk board. The players deserve better and the fans after 5 straight seasons of frustration have had enough. We have lost 3 of last 4 bowls... This is LSU and not acceptable trend. Make no changes, then expect the same result.
Alabama has set the bar even higher...that means everyone else better make adjustments. Texas A$M is going to be a nightmare as long as Sumlin is there.. they just replaced Arkansas as that team no one wants to play...Ole Miss looks well coached... Auburn will be an action packed offense under their new HC. UGA is strong again, UF will be tough under WM. The SEC is tougher than ever...
Which is a blessing and a curse...We love the SEC for these reasons. It's flat awesome the level of competition. "What is LSU doing to stay ahead?"
I just want to hear what you guys think honestly about these issues. LSU needs an offense that puts pressure on the other team versus our own defense. Fans, and high paid Defensive coordinators have figured out what LSU is going to do before they snap the football. That must change this year!!! It's an unfair advantage to our players. They deserve smarter football.
Steve: This is too much to do from my phone so as soon as I get back from taking little man to the doc I will give you my thoughts.
not S/S obviously, but there has to be some accountability placed on the coaches, no excuses given.
What we see are excuses about execution problems, which come up time and time and time again, to the point where execution ineffeciencies are the norm and become accepted as the norm.
Miles may not like to put a man on the street(with his couple of hundred thousand/year salary), but changes have to be made.
I think a big problem on the offensive side is the coaches not holding the players accountable. That hasn't happened since Jimbo left, and it's a reflection of the demeanor of our head coach. The offensive side of the ball is way too 'friendly'. If you eff up, well then we'll just get 'em next time. Excellence is not being demanded out of the kids on that side of the ball like it is on the defensive side.
Haven't had a dominant O-Line in years. Below average WR talent and inexperienced QB combined with a simple scheme designed to overpower the opponent instead of trying to set up the offensive in advantageous situations leads to a below average offense.
This is mostly to blame on Les Miles. Next on the list would be Stud not because of the offense but bc of the lackluster OL play. I think Ben Wilkerson helping on the OL masked some of his shortcomings. You can't have an O-Line coach in the booth with freshmen OL that need ingame coaching. I will lose all faith in Miles if no changes are made.
Wait, so 1/9/12 isn't entirely the fault of a RB for missing a pass block and "completely changing the dynamic of the game" as Miles says? Crazy.
"In the SEC,you're a glorified run support guy.In the Big 12, you're a cover guy."-Bobby Burton asking why DBs go SEC
I completely agree that we will learn a lot about our (offensive) coaching staff next year.... it will be very interesting!
This post was edited by WhoDatSaintsLSU 15 months ago
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