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Les Miles' Termination: Sunshine Pumper and Nega-Tiger Debate LSU's Decision

By John La Fleur, 1 day 16 hours ago
Welcome to the Court of Public Opinion where everyone has his or her own opinions, along with his or her own facts, about the termination of former LSU head coach Les Miles. In the corner of the Mad Hatter is Sunshine Pumper, an unwavering optimist who turns a blind eye toward even the most glaringly obvious problems. On the opposing side is Nega-Tiger, an insatiable faultfinder who finds...

5 Reasons LSU Was Justified in Firing Les Miles

By Aaron Tallent, 1 day 22 hours ago
To the casual observer, LSU’s decision to fire head coach Les Miles four games into the season may seem like just another absurd move by another SEC school with no perspective. Miles was 114-34 and won two SEC championships and a national title in 12 seasons in Baton Rouge. Many schools can only dream of that type of success.   Related: 10 Coaching Candidates to Replace Les...

Seven-Step Drop: Les Miles and LSU won’t fool each other again

By Bryan Fischer, 2 days 20 hours ago
The coaching carousel is underway in earnest and it’s not even Halloween. Most notably, Les Miles now finds himself out of a job at LSU with the season not even halfway done.   Related: 10 Coaching Candidates to Replace Les Miles at LSU   It was shocking news to hear only with regard to its timing on the final Sunday afternoon of September and not at all that it had...

College Football Poll Watch: Miami Up, Oklahoma Out and Boise State is Back

By J.P. Scott, 2 days 21 hours ago
Ranking college football teams is a thankless job — I get that. Be that as it may, it's still a job, and one of the most important there is in college football. The rankings drive the narrative. They're what give us marquee matchups and the perception of quality wins. Without them, we have nothing to measure teams with or against.   For that reason, it's important to...

10 Coaching Candidates to Replace Les Miles at LSU

By Steven Lassan, 3 days 13 hours ago
LSU has fired coach Les Miles four games into the 2016 season. Miles was on the verge of getting fired last season but survived for another year after the Tigers defeated Texas A&M in the regular season finale. Miles was hired to replace Nick Saban in 2005 and guided the program to a 114-34 record, including the 2007 national championship. Although Miles won a lot of games at LSU, the Tigers...

College Football Week 4 Awards

By Steven Lassan, 3 days 19 hours ago
Week 4 of the 2016 college football season produced several big performances and memorable moments. Tennessee rallied in the second half to end an 11-game losing streak to Florida, Wisconsin scored a huge road win over Michigan State, and Texas A&M knocked off Arkansas in Arlington, Texas. The weekend action also produced a few upsets, as Duke defeated Notre Dame in South Bend and Colorado...

South Carolina Gamecocks vs. Kentucky Wildcats Preview and Prediction

By Cody McClure, 5 days 20 hours ago
When Kentucky and South Carolina meet on Saturday in Lexington, it will be a clash of teams trying to find an identity on different sides of the ball. The Gamecocks have already shown some improvement on defense under first-year head coach Will Muschamp, but they are having trouble scoring points. The ‘Cats, on the other hand, look decent on offense. But that Kentucky defense? Wow....

LSU Tigers vs. Auburn Tigers Preview and Prediction

By Ryan Wright, 5 days 20 hours ago
When LSU (2-1, 1-0 SEC) heads to Auburn (1-2, 0-1) for its first SEC road trip of the season, the pressure is on for both teams to walk away victorious and for similar reasons.   The 2016 LSU versus Auburn showdown should be called what it is, the “SEC Hot Seat Bowl.” Both head coaches, Les Miles for LSU and Gus Malzahn for Auburn, are under fire for underperforming early in...

Vanderbilt Commodores vs. Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Preview and Prediction

By Andrew Dellapina, 5 days 20 hours ago
Vanderbilt keeps taking one step forward and two steps back. A week after an offensive explosion which resulted in a 47-24 victory over in-state opponent MTSU, the Commodores were stomped out by Georgia Tech, scoring a touchdown on its first drive but getting nothing better than a punt on the rest of its offensive possessions. At 1-2 and already halfway through their non-conference schedule...
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