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

By John La Fleur, 7 months 4 weeks 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, 7 months 4 weeks 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, 7 months 4 weeks 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...

10 Coaching Candidates to Replace Les Miles at LSU

By Steven Lassan, 8 months 53 min 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, 8 months 6 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...

LSU Tigers vs. Auburn Tigers Preview and Prediction

By Ryan Wright, 8 months 2 days 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...

10 College Football Picks Against the Spread for Week 4

By Mitch Light, 8 months 2 days ago
The Week 4 edition of college football’s picks against the spread features predictions for some of Saturday’s biggest games, including Michigan State-Wisconsin, Florida-Tennessee and Texas A&M-Arkansas. Additionally, conference matchups such as LSU-Auburn, Ole Miss-Georgia and Colorado-Oregon feature lines or odds that caught our attention for Week 4. Here are 10 predictions or...

Predicting Which Team Will Win Every Game Week 4 in College Football

By Steven Lassan, 8 months 4 days ago
College football’s Week 4 slate kicks off on Thursday night with an ACC showdown between Clemson and Georgia Tech. The Tigers have a huge showdown against Louisville next Saturday, but coach Dabo Swinney’s team can’t overlook the Yellow Jackets after losing five straight road matchups in this series. Friday’s schedule features three matchups, including TCU at SMU and USC...

15 Teams That Have Impressed Three Weeks Into the 2016 College Football Season

By Steven Lassan, 8 months 4 days ago
The 2016 college football season is only three weeks old. However, it’s never too early to look back at the preseason rankings and identify a few teams that have impressed or are poised to easily exceed projections. Louisville has emerged as a playoff contender after soundly defeating Florida State last week, while Nebraska, Utah, Texas A&M and Texas have each scored key wins through...

College Football Week 3 Awards

By Steven Lassan, 8 months 6 days ago
Week 3 featured several high-profile matchups, but the big winners on Saturday were Louisville, Alabama and Ohio State. The Cardinals dominated Florida State to take a huge step forward in the ACC title race, while Alabama knocked off Ole Miss to end a two-game losing streak to the Rebels. A revamped and reloaded Buckeye team with several new stars emerging handled Oklahoma in Norman.  ...