There was one play that pretty much summed up LSU’s 38-17 loss to Ole Miss. Facing a fourth-and-goal situation, LSU’s offense came out of a timeout and confusion ensued.
— Cody Worsham (@CodyWorsham) November 22, 2015
Coach Les Miles was asked about that disastrous turnover and said he thought his team was “out of sync” on that specific play, according to The Advocate’s Marcus Rodrigue. Miles even went so far to say that his team was not prepared for the play.
“Those plays were practiced,” Miles said according to Rodrigue. “I think they were distracted in that area.”
Was LSU distracted? Quite possibly. But to be “distracted” after taking a timeout to set up the play was disconcerting. That probably was not the answer Tigers fans were looking for.
That gaffe certainly will not help Miles preserve his job at LSU, either. The rumors regarding Miles’ job security may build more steam after the Tigers dropped their third-consecutive game. More bad news: the last time LSU lost three games in a row was in 1999, which happened to be Gerry DiNardo’s final season at the helm.
Miles will need to ensure his team is a bit more focused during those crucial situations if he has any hope of keeping his job beyond 2015.