As reported in a Baton Rouge news outlet, LSU coach Les Miles took time to bash the Pac-10, praise the SEC, and take a cheap shot at our very own USC. Quite impressed with the potential BCS National Championship between LSU and USC, Miles says,
"I can tell you that I would like nothing better than to play USC for the title."One thing is for sure ,I know that Pete Carroll is more than happy to take on his LSU Tigers in their backyard in January. I don't know if the fact that Joe McKnight is a Trojan is the one reason for Miles calling out SC, but I am sure its one of them. And because the entire nation hates USC for their dominance over the past 5 years could also explain this guy's frustration. Or, possibly this can explain it.
But after saying that, he takes a shot at USC' s schedule by saying USC's journey to the title is much easier than LSU from the mighty earth shaking SEC. Les Miles goes on to say,
"They’re going to play real knockdown drag-outs with UCLA and Washington, Cal-Berkley, Stanford — some real juggernauts — and they’re going to end up, it would be my guess, in some position so if they win a game or two, that they’ll end up in the title (game). I would like that path for us."
I guess that past non-conference foes such as Nebraska, Arkansas, Auburn, and Ohio State next season are not good enough these days. While I don't disagree that UCLA is a shitty team, its unfair to throw Cal into the same boat as Stanford, who had a whopping 1 win last season. Cal didn't impress in their opening game rape against Tennessee, but they have proven themselves to be formidable foes in the Pac-10 with Heisman candidate DeSean Jackson to go with players like Marshawn Lynch and Aaron Rogers in the past. If he wants to talk about juggernauts, he should mention Tulane, Middle Tennessee State, and Louisiana Tech on their schedule this season. Those teams are legitimate BCS contenders. Douchebag. And he goes on to trash the Big 12, by saying,
"The Big 12 is a conference that might have two really pretty good teams, maybe four,” said Miles, who coached in the Big 12 while at Oklahoma State. “I think the Pac-10 may have one or two really good ones. The ACC certainly, arguably, has some quality teams,"
I find it difficult to bash these conferences, especially ones that include USC, Texas, Oklahoma, and other bowl teams. Perhaps Miles still has a chubby from beating Notre Dame in January, a feat that USC does every year, or perhaps his quarterback JaMarcus Russell being selected first in the NFL Draft. Whatever the case may be, things will certainly be settled this fall on the field. But for now, we have this message for Les Miles.