(This will be part I in a weekly series on the biggest criticisms of LSU’s Head Coach – We’ll answer the question; are the criticisms justified in reality or by Wonderland fantasy?)
Perception is reality, or so they say.
For LSU head coach Les Miles—the School’s most successful coach by winning percentage—reality is truly in the eye of the beholder.
In fact, some LSU fans read the previous sentence and immediately transposed the word successful with dismal.
If one were to spend a day on Tiggerdroppings.com or other internet forums chronicling the fighting Tigers from the Bayou State he or she might determine that Les Miles is the second coming of Curley Hallman—the School’s worst coach by winning percentage.
One poster at andthevalleyshook.com commented that Les Miles was to blame for his bad health and that his wife would no longer allow him to watch his Alma Mater’s football team.
He explained “I was in School during the Hallman days when watching football was fun and I never got upset and angry.”
Some readers may not remember the ‘interception game’ or ‘welcoming’ Arkansas to the SEC by allowing them to ‘hog wild’ in Fayetteville, or losing 28 games in four years, but most Tiger fans did not consider it more fun!
Nevertheless, Miles may be the most hated LSU coach since Hallman, or at least that is the ‘impression’ you might get from a contingent of LSU fans.
It begs the question; why?