Hey, we all know that his mouth and his mind are not well-connected. Or maybe his mind is that messed up. Nothing he says surprises.
Following a surprising 27-24 loss to Ole Miss in which LSU’s defense allowed 525 yards, head coach is doing what good head coaches do — he’s taking the blame. But in taking responsibility, he also disses the team that put up all those yards and points against his squad:
“There’s a number of reasons why we don’t win that game, but in my opinion it’s me. I did not get it across to them. I made the points, I spoke the words, but I need to teach better. I challenge myself that way.
It’s hard to admit as the coach of a team that’s best, better, that they finished second, and I’m doing that today, and I’m going to tell my team the exact same thing, that in fact, I’ve got to do a better job. I’ve got to get their attention.”
Give Miles an A for shouldering the blame, but his line about the “best, better” team finishing second gets an F.
No one expected Ole Miss to upset LSU at home because the Rebels had lost three in a row and they came into the game battered and bruised with a half-dozen starters out of action. Check the SEC standings and you’ll find that the Rebs are just one game behind Miles’ Tigers. LSU is 6-2 overall, 3-2 in the league. Mississippi is 4-3 overall and 2-3 inside the conference.
In other words, it’s not like LSU was knocked off by Jackson State.
We at MrSEC.com like any coach who says, “Put the loss on me.” We just think Miles could have done that without suggesting that his team is clearly better than Mississippi’s. On paper? Sure it is, but in reality there’s just that one game difference between the two squads… and the Rebels just won the head-to-head matchup. Let’s wait until season’s end to definitively say LSU is better than Ole Miss.