Monday, July 2, 2007

Les Miles Talking Smack

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.


RG3 said...

The PAC-10 does have some pretty shitty teams. We can all agree on that. The SEC has shitty teams too.

Fuck Les Miles. The SEC is as overrated as it gets. I can't stress it enough that the reason those teams beat up on each other is because they're all equally gay. It gets boring watching those epic "defensive" battles down South when in reality, it's just two shitty, offensively-challenged teams taking turns fumbling the ball.

Fuck the SEC and fuck LSU. Those inbred cajuns are going to pay.

LSU1963 said...

What a rant rg3, are you homophobic? Can't wait for we "inbred cajuns" to play you guys. Should've happened in '03. Not our fault the way the BCS went, but that's the past.
Hey, I don't hate USC, I just love my tigers, you people did produce Reggie and George Lucas, after all.
The fact of the matter is, you people are the class of the pac 10, and you know that. We, on the other hand, are part of a group of excellent football programs in the SEC. Don't judge us on a smattering of creampuffs (every team, including yours, has them), judge us on the quality opponents.

mel kiper fan said...

I can't wait for the BCS Championship Game either lsu1963. I can see the month long story line leading up to the game now:

Louisiana's own J.D. Booty and Joe McKnight vs. their homestate team.

The SEC's done well in BCS title games, so it should be fun.

Fight On!

Joey said...

I read from other blogs that Les Miles is calling out USC because he knows for sure that he isn't guaranteed to play them like Florida or Auburn or some SEC school. He would never call out SEC teams because he knows he has to play them. I think he knows his chance of playing in the title game are slim because more than likely his team will lose in the MIGHTY SEC.

LSU 1963, what makes you think the SEC is a collection of excellent football teams? Last time I checked, USC destroyed every SEC opponent they played. And last time I checked, Kentucky was in the SEC as well. As a loyal LSU fan, you should man up and admit that your coach is an idiot for opening his mouth. And I am sure Pete Carroll heard what he said.

LSU1963 said...

So, you're saying, Joey, is that Arizona, Arizona state, the two Washingtons, and Stanford are football powerhouses, and we all know the Cals, bruins, and oregon states are spotty as hell. I think that about covers everone but you guys. Wish you people could butt heads with us. Man, y'all don't even have a conference championship, why not? Who needs one when it's so one-sided.
I read the article, Miles didn't put USC down, except saying you people had the easier road to hoe, and that is a fact, as far as PAC ten conference play is concerned, so man up Joey, and admit how weak your conference really is.

Joey said...

LSU 1963, The pac-10 doesn't have a conference championship because the regular season crowns a champion through a round-robin schedule. Everyone plays everyone, unlike in the SEC.Its funny how these SEC coaches bury the Pac-10 and other conferences, but refuse to schedule tough OOC games. And the few brave souls have paid for that (see Arkansas, Auburn). No one is saying the SEC isn't good, we're just saying its not an NFL division like these coaches make it out to be. Last time I checked, both the Pac-10 and SEC were fielding 18-22 year old athletes.

Not only did Miles put USC down, but straight up called them out.He also slammed the Big 12, his old conference. You know why he didn't bash the ACC? Because he plays Virginia Tech this year. Cal plays Tennessee at home this year so there's one game that will answer this argument. Bottom line, your coach should shut his mouth and talking about USC and worry about his own team. While your coach pops off because he's obviously scared, Pete Carroll just fed some bulletin board material to the Pac-10 and our rampage defense. I don't even think LSU has an experienced QB, but they're gonna need one if they want to win in the MIGHTY SEC....

Pringle said...

LSU only returns Matt Flynn who destroyed a top 5 Miami defense in the Peach Bowl last Year, when JaMarcus was hurt. So don't we'll be fine.

Joey said...

No pressure on Flynn to replace a #1 NFL draft pick in the aftermath of Katrina along with departed Dwayne Bowe and Laron Landry. That to go along with the preseason #2 ranking and BCS national championship as "attainable" goals. I'm sure you'll be just fine....

usc4lifeandmore said...

Hey to the idoit that posted the comment on July 4, 2007 @ 5:18. First of all, what kind of loser are you. You don't have any thing better to do on the fourth of July then to write on some blog? At least pop some fireworks or youre cousin, what ever you inbreds do down there. And just so you know, "y'all" isn't a word. I guess you graduated from LSU and they didn't teach you any better. But enough with trying to teach you what LSU didn't, back to football. You claim that Oregan State is spotty as hell. Well they almost spotty as hell beat the tigers in the big bad Death Valley. And we all know what USC did to that OSU team. But enough with the smack talk, I can't wait to party in New Orleans without you, have fun at the outback bowl. Idoit