Les Miles might have done the best coaching work of his career in 2011. Note that we say 2011 and we don’t include the nightmare offensive gameplan trotted out by the Tigers in January, 2012.
Coming off an SEC Championship and a 13-1 season, Miles isn’t backing down from high expectations. He’s embracing them. Heck, he’s feeding them:
“We came off a really strong spring. Everybody realizes that we can be a really dominant football team. I think offensively, we’ll move the football better than we did last year. With that being said, let’s go see.”
The main reason Miles thinks LSU will move the ball better is new signal-caller Zach Mettenberger. Of the ex-Georgia and juco QB, the coach said: “Not only is he a guy who can throw it, but he’s really worked hard at understanding what he needs to do. He made better decisions even this spring than he did last fall. I think he’s done a great job. I think he’s very excited about the opportunity to be the leader and the quarterback. And I think the offense has had really good chemistry based on that.”
After the sour note produced by LSU’s last offensive performance, that should be music to Tiger fans’ ears.