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That's why we wander and follow La Vie Dansante...
I'd be very pleased if Cameron came on staff but I do still have some reservations because he is pretty close with Les. What happens if he sucks? How long would we have to deal with him before Les made a change? Not enough concern for me to not want it to happen though. We need a change on offense and anything is better than what we have now.
I'd like to see Henry stay on. I like his recruiting and feel that over time he can do good for the wrs.
I'd love to see Wilkerson back as OL coach. Think it would be fresh eyes and fresh teaching for the guys on the OL. Also think it would be a major upgrade in recruiting. He could relate to kids much better than Stud.
"It's short of larceny. It's surely not bigamy, but there is some lack of integrity that somebody can go in and bang on," Les Miles
Vianney High School,
Pass Game Coordinator,
Varsity QB & RB Coach,
Saint Louis, MO.
"That was Death Valley. It's where opponent's dreams come to die." - Miles
Are you serious? I have a hard time believing this.
I hope he's off base too. It would be an underwhelming hire.
Proud to support everything Louisiana
Who would you rather LSU hire for OC since CC isn't at the top of your list of candidates?
well, we can keep stud as OC if you'd like.
Not at all what I meant...obviously I'd prefer CC over Stud...I just don't know if I believe he's coming here.
They've had 4 drafted since '10 with 2 1st rounders, a 2nd, and a 3rd. Well Saban did inherit Smith who would've gone there anyway and Carpenter may be out of the league but the same can be said for 2 guys we've had drafted. The difference is their 2 were 1st round picks. It seems there is always an excuse for bad OL play with Stud. It was we had bad evaluations in the '06-'08 classes with a few guys getting kicked off, then we had to keep changing offensive styles with Crowton, then we were a year too young in '11, then it was injuries this past year. At some point, the excuses should stop. How does a team with an OL coach for an OC and a former OL coach as a HC have to rely on a 6th year SR with bad knees to play LT? He wasn't the best option. He was the only option. In my opinion, anyone involved with the offensive game planning the past 5 years should be asked to look elsewhere.
Here is the crux of our disagreement: our OL play has really not been bad with Stud. I don't care for him much as an OC, but he's a fine OL coach.
i meant to respond to the poster below you...my bad
I am not disputing that Cam Cameron is probably an upgrade over the pathetic offense LSU/Miles/Stud are issuing out there right now but here is some food for thought.
Cameron was let go by the Ravens for a couple of reasons I have read or heard discussed that remind me of Crowton somewhat.
1) There was no rhyme or reason to his offensive play selection and he would abandon something working with plays that took the team off course in effectiveness. Seems it affected Joe Flacco as well as the running game with Ray Rice.
2) The plays he did call sometimes took a lot of time to get into the huddle and get the right set of players on the field and affected cohesiveness and timing and momentum.
That scenario sounds all too familiar...
The Ravens under Jim Caldwell changed that philosphy, and while I haven't really been a fan of the Baltimore Ravens offense or Flacco, they certainly seemed to turn it around in these playoffs offensively. they looked crisp and sharp last night until San Fran made their run at them.
Not pouring water on the change the OC parade. I welcome anyone's offense right now to change it up for LSU...Just saying there is a reason Cameron wasn't on the sidelines in New Orleans last night. And I am hopeful we are NOT going to turn back into a meerkat offense and three delay of game penalties or too many men on the field team penalties as a result.
I want an OL coach that can teach pass blocking in conjunction to the run blocking in place... I want the OC to be in tune with the QB and force some improvement in that position.
That's what I really want. If Cameron and the coaching changes can include this, then I will be happy.
Regards to All,
I have to agree with Gravitiger, our OL play has not been that bad. I agree that Stud has no reason to be calling plays, but he is a good recruiter. We have a pretty well stocked stable of quality OL right now.
I think many people forget the injuries we had on the OL. One injury at a key position can make a huge difference on a whole season.
Put the Clemson game aside, which has left a sour taste in everyones mouth, and this team really overcame a ton of adversity due to injuries. Cant always blame the coaches for everything.....
While I agree with MOST of what you said, Sean Payton had his playcalling stripped from him (during the season if I remember correctly); we ALL know he can call an offense. Like many, I'm ready for a change! CC seems to be about the best that we can hope for. I'd be pleased if he/they did what you said in the last paragraph.
See below for "some" of the things CC has done:
The average experience of Cam Cameron’s starting quarterbacks during his 10 seasons as an offensive coordinator was 3.2 years. If you don’t count the two seasons that Philip Rivers was a backup to Drew Brees (Rivers’s first career start was the first game of his third NFL season), the average starting experience for Cam Cameron’s starting quarterbacks during those 10 seasons was 2.9 years.
Under Cameron’s direction in San Diego, Philip Rivers earned a Pro Bowl selection in his first season as a starter and Drew Brees earned a Pro Bowl berth in only his third year as a starting quarterback. In that third season, Brees recorded the third highest QB rating of his career and recorded a career-low seven interceptions. The tremendous success of future Hall of Famer LaDainian Tomlinson, as well as Ravens running back Ray Rice is well documented. However, as the head coach of the Miami Dolphins, Cameron helped Ronnie Brown lead the entire NFL in total yards from scrimmage over the first seven games of the season before a season-ending knee injury. In his 11 seasons as an NFL head coach or offensive coordinator, Cameron’s offenses led the NFL in points once, finished among the top five on three occasions (1st, 3rd, and 5th), and finished in the top half of the NFL nine times. The two occasions his offenses weren’t among the top half of the league in points were his first season in San Diego and his only season in Miami.
"It's my hometown, and that's big for me," Henry said. "It's about playing for the home team in front of family
Good post with solid facts. Every coach has some ups and downs in their career, but you have to look at the overall body of work.
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