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About houtiger

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    Too lazy to come up with something catchy!
  • Birthday 07/29/1952

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  1. I'm ready for Third & Chavis

    Even if nothing is announced, the fans should give Les a rousing welcome!
  2. State of the LSU Football Program/Crossroads

    Good point.  If the game was at 1 PM, it may work, but after a hard day of tailgating, with a lot of alcohol being consumed, you are probably correct.  But I would hope the cheers drowned out the boos, and the fanbase showed mostly class.  But you go to the games, I don't, so I have to defer to you.
  3. State of the LSU Football Program/Crossroads

    If Miles is gone, should they announce it on Thursday or Friday, and let the fans give Les a roaring sign of THANKS when he brings the team out on Saturday?  Tenn. did that for Fulmer on his last game, because of his dedication to Tenn., his long tenure there.  I think it would be appropriate for Les.  If you know you're going to do in Sun. or Mon., then say it on Thur.  Thoughts?
  4. Travin Dural Out The Rest Of The Season

    Sorry to see this.  He missed a year earlier in his career.  Not good.
  5. My bookmarked page was not found, but it happens to me occasionally and its easy to fix.  I noticed a change, and I'm good.
  6. State of the LSU Football Program/Crossroads

    I was incommunicado yesterday, but this was on my mind.  I thought of a difference between Saban and Miles, let me see what you think. When Saban has to get a new coach, he does not look among his friends, if he has any.  Saban looks at all of his available options, evaluates what they have accomplished, and he picks the best coach he can hire.  He has done pretty well.  He expects a lot, there is usually turnover on his staff, but its "next coach up" and he runs the process to select them. Miles tends to stay in his circle of friends, and I am not sure that has served him well.  After Pelini left, what did we get, Mallory and Peveto as co-DC's, and a pathetic defense for one year.  Mallory was out of the Bill Mallory clan from Colorado, where they gave Les a job early in his coaching career, and I think the younger Mallory came with Les from Ok St.  Was Mallory the best option available?  Probably not.  That is where you have to know the difference between a good man, a good coach, and a great coach.  Les went with his heart, and the team paid with a poor performance on the field for a year.  Then there's Studwara, why did he stay around so long, and 2 years as OC?  Miles liked him.  And Cam, well he was in Les's wedding!  He wouldn't cross Les, and he'd keep his mouth shut.  Cam had a good year with Mett, OBJ, Landry and Hill, but Jeeze, who couldn't.  Since then, not so much.  Cam was hired as head coach of the Dolphins and fired after one season.  Then Cam was fired mid season by the Ravens, who went on to with the Super Bowl without him as OC. When you look at results, Saban beat the pants off Les, and he's never hired a good friend like Les has; Saban went for the best coach available. 
  7. Feleipe Franks Decommits

    He hasn't committed to anyone else.  Could still pick LSU, if we get our act together quick enough, and it looks inspiring.
  8. State of the LSU Football Program/Crossroads

    That sucks, but he's been watching the Cam Cameron offense against Bama, Arky, and OM, and McElwain has been in his ear at Fla.  How many weeks he visited Fla., every week we lost.  McElwain saying "We're going up, they're going down".  Whenever you make a big coaching change, you lose some commits they were after and built a relationship with.  That's part of the deal.  But you do it for the greater good, long term.  You hope the new coach can coach em up better, game plan, make half time adjustments better, and you win more games in the long run. 
  9. State of the LSU Football Program/Crossroads

    I don't think he can retain Cam, and Steele didn't get the job done.  Les would have to hire 2 coordinators, with him staring at a possible firing in one year.  How long a deal are they going to give those coordinators to move to baton rouge?  "The Miles Clause" in there?  This is not going to work.  If you have to hire 2 new coordinators, the new head coach has to do it IMO, or no decent coordinator will take the job.  The more I think about it, looks like Les is toast. 
  10. State of the LSU Football Program/Crossroads

    Ron Higgin vlog, talking about the state of the program.  Dachs a little of recent SEC results. http://www.nola.com/lsu/index.ssf/2015/11/its_time_for_lsu_les_miles_to.html
  11. State of the LSU Football Program/Crossroads

    That may be a reasonable approach.  OTOH, you don't have to restrict yourself to evaluate the record (the reasonable observation), but you also can evaluate the failure in the loses, and whether Les shows signs of being able to adjust and overcome those failures.  It is on the later point the people are deciding that, NO, Les can't adjust.  He has had a long string of failures at the coordinator spots, except Chief was good (sometimes VERY GOOD, like 2011).  All of his OC's failed, except for Cam's first season (with a wealth of NFL stars).  We play Bama with our power running game, Saban smartly shuts it down, we die.  We pay Les lots of money and expect more.
  12. State of the LSU Football Program/Crossroads

    You are correct.  However, remember, the suit is NOT about why Chavis left, it is about his PREVIOUS CONTRACT and based on when he left, does he owe LSU buyout money, or does LSU owe him money. So, the court will not find on the reason that Chavis left.  It is only provided as part of the history of events.  But it is the only written account of what went down, and when it went down.  So, its one side of the facts, and that is more than we've seen before.
  13. State of the LSU Football Program/Crossroads

    http://www.tigalaya.com/forums/topic/45282-state-of-the-lsu-football-programcrossroads/?page=7#comment-229334 Found it, you sly devil.
  14. State of the LSU Football Program/Crossroads

    A lot of what I said we do know, because it is included in documents that Chavis folks filed on the lawsuit in BR.   It is clear that the LSU admin put the Miles clause in Chiefs contract, and Alleva refused to take it out.Chavis stated in the lawsuit that he told Miles in early Dec. that he would begin looking for another job, after Alleva failed to attend a meeting to discuss Chavis contract with Chavis and Miles, since Alleva was "too busy".  (you must not read my posts, I already posted the article with colored highlights, I think in this topic).Cam Cameron is not mentioned in the lawsuit as a reason Chief left.When you are on top of your game, you don't have to settle for chitlins.  You dictate your terms, put yourself in the best situation you can get.  Chavis was confident, played his card correctly, and he got a better deal. Alleva played chicken with Chief, and Alleva lost.  Miles was not free to hire an outstanding candidate because Alleva inserted a non-standard condition into the contract that no top candidate would accept, and Les had to settle for a LB coach.  That is on Alleva.   
  15. Coach O to Syracuse ?