Let the Nick Saban to LSU rumors begin

LSU fans came to a realization Saturday that other SEC fans have known for years—Les Miles is a dumbass.

He isn’t a bad coach. (You know, like Gene Chizik.)

He isn’t a bad guy.

But he is a dumbass. He can’t manage a clock. And he can’t manage his quarterbacks. Last year was a disaster because LSU persisted in calling aggressive plays with a mediocre quarterback. Saturday in the loss to Ole Miss it was apparent LSU’s quarterback didn’t have a clue what to do during the closing seconds of the game. That is coaching. Players need to have some clue what to do.

Contrast this to Alabama Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban’s seeming obsession over every detail. His staff arrives at decisions on game circumstances before the game even begins. Miles always seems to wing it. During his early years this wasn’t a problem; he played with Saban’s players. Now those players are gone, and LSU resembles a much more average team.

Now that LSU fans see this, it was only natural to get this: “If we reach out to Saban…. would he be interested in coming back?” (from Tigerdroppings.com). LSU fans are spreading rumors that Saban was interested in the LSU job way back in 2007. But would that translate to his taking the job in January 2010? Here is a bitter pill to swallow LSU fans—LSU isn’t what it was in 2005 or 2007.

With LSU fans admitting Miles is an inferior coach, can Miles survive? What will it do to recruiting?

All this means a weaker SEC West. And that is good for the Alabama Crimson Tide.

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  1. 1
    bob

    Typical Alabama fan. “Daddy Nick Sabin is so great, lets start rummers that LSU fans are dying with out him” you say as you wipe what looks like milk from your mouth as you get up from under his desk!

  2. 2
    finebammer

    b-o-b: bring on ‘bama.

    don’t worry buddy, we’re on our way!

    les miles following nick saban. (see barry switzer following jimmy johnson)

  3. 4
    CrimsonBlood81

    I watched the end of the LSWho vs. Ole Piss game. I gotta tell ya —

    I will remember that game forever!!! I could not BELIEVE what I saw on that final play. If I were a LSU fan — I would be calling for Les than Mild’s resignation BIG TIME. I’ve always stated that once Saban’s players were out of there — he wouldn’t be shit — and it’s proving itself. Unbelievable ending to that game — pure and utter ignorance — there is no way a Division-I coach manages a game that way.

    Far as Saban going back to LSU — please. Why would he want to leave a program that has his full support and he basically is a martyr for the state itself. He is the KING here. He left LSU for a good reason — that was for the NFL. Mrs. Saban has stated that was one of the biggest mistakes they had to go through. Plus, there’s folks deep in the program that has said Saban has no desire to go anywhere else and that he intends to finish his career at Alabama. They guy is almost 60 — this is our long term coach. The enthusiasm he brings to the table as the Coach is beyond most D-I coaches. OK — I’m rambling — point : Saban likes being at Alabama and isn’t going anywhere.

    For the LSU fans — Tommy Tub’s wants to coach in a BCS conference — so does Phillip Fulmer. Have a shot at those two lazy puds. LMFAO!!!

    p.s. — after all the “burning Saban at the stake” rallies and hate spewed at him — now they want to be his friend again

  4. 5
    CrimsonBlood81

    … posted by capstonereport on November 22nd, 2009 …

    … a problem; he played with Saban’s players. Now those players are gone, and LSU resembles a much more average team. …

    Reiterating — I knew that was the only reason why LSWho won the National Championship. LSWho fans didn’t want to hear it — they got their “new blood” in and even paid him $1000.00 more than Nick Saban himself to throw a middle finger at the Crimson Nation. I knew it was going to come crashing down then the players got out of there. I told everyone I knew that Les than Mild should of took the Michigan job when he had the chance. Kind of like Urban Meyer SHOULD take the Notre Dame job because Tebow & Co. won’t be around next year to save his ass for the demanding Gator Nation. Oh yeah — let the debate begin.

  5. 6
    Auburn is a joke the fan formerly known as Ballplay Indian

    Saban aint going back to the cesspool,(though I wish he would)….But on a serious note, could you imagine what Tubbs could do down there with all the talent ?

  6. 7
    CrimsonBlood81

    Well — Tubbs would have to actually go out and recruit the talent — he seems to lack in that area recently — maybe this time, when and if he gets a new gig — he may take that under a little more consideration.

  7. 8
    capstonereport

    Ballplay,

    I think Tuberville would do a great job at LSU. He did a good job at Ole Miss during a tough time, and he did an above average to great job at Auburn for stretches. I think for any of us trying to evaluate Tuberville, we have to understand the horrible situation he faced with the backstabbing, etc. He also became complacent at the worst possible time.

    With those negatives he brings many positives. I expect Tuberville to get a top job this year. I’d take him before Fulmer if I were hiring for a position at Texas A&M or LSU, etc. Despite the theological difference, I think Tuberville would do well at Notre Dame too. He won’t get that job, but he would be a good fit into the conservative community of Notre Dame.

  8. 9
    CrimsonBlood81

    The thing is — would LSU WANT Tubbs? That’s the main thing. I’m sure the LSU nation is fully aware of his “complacency” during his final 2 years. I will give credit to this: Tommy Tubbs is a better coach than Les Miles — anyday of the week. Even with all of the pros and cons.

  9. 10
    CrimsonBlood81

    … adding to that — if they wanted a new head coach — they would probably go after Brian Kelley — some hot name or something — not a has been in the SEC. Shrug — just an opinion. In the next couple of weeks (as every year) you’ll see the coaching carousel on fire.

  10. 11
    Tidefan63

    Guys, you are making the mistake of thinking the folks on the bayou are smart enough to get rid of Miles. I am sure there are many Miles Deniers left in the state. I posted on NOLA last night that at least the LSU nation wont have to worry about loosing him to Michigan now. I bet the vast majority will still want to keep him. I for one hope they do keep him at least one more year because I really enjoy watching those arrogant assholes squirm. If you wannt some good entertainment go read the post at nola.com

  11. 12
    bob

    Go back and read everything y’all wrote. Y’all are hatters! Yes LSU lost 3 games so far but go back and read what the experts said about this season. LSU has surpassed the expectations. Nick is a great coach. You say he wants to end his carrer in Alabama…… Look at what he said while at LSU; he said that he wasnt going anywhere and then Christmas day announced that he was going to Miami; while at Miami he bashed reporters and media because he wasnt going anywhere and never even had any talks with Alabama to go there…… We’ll look where old Nickie is now….. Great coach, yes…. just worthy, no….. Thats why Tiger Nation (“WAS”) pissed off at him. LSU fans cheered for him when he was at Miami and after the media frensy of him going to Alabama it was Alabama fans keeping alive the thought that LSU wanted Nick back, because y’all think so much of your selves now. Never seen so many Alabama fans until Bama started winning. Those are called band wagoners and the only LSU fans that are talking down and booing the team are the ones falling off the band wagon. Once LSU comes back down to earth, it will be only true fans left and things will go back to normal around Tiger Nation. Same thing will happen to Bama, not now but eventually. Its a game, get a life!

  12. 13
    Tidefan63

    Bob, it’s the Capstone Report not the Tiger Report. “Hatters”, give me a break! We’re having fun right now. We just suffered through a decade from hell. We’ve earned the right to have fun and talk smack. Dont be so bitter!

  13. 14
    Pluto

    That ending – that was horrible. That stupidity should never be tolerated – Les just gave them the game.
    Ain’t Nutt the luckiest bastard in Football ?

  14. 15
    Tigahbait

    Do not act like alabama fans were the first ones to realize miles is an idiot. Some LSU fans have been saying it since his first season as our coach. Horrible coach. He lacks passion and intensity. ZDOnt worry we will find someone who will get the job done.

  15. 16
    Tigahbait

    Listen you all better hope we do not get a new coach because we got recruiting on lock. If we had a good coach a couple of weeks ago yall would be going to the chick fil a bowl. WE HAVE THE TALENT OUT THE ASS JUST NO COACHING WHAT SO EVER

  16. 17
    Tigahbait

    Hey crimson blood. Meyer has already proved he can win without Tebow. Go back to 2006 when tebow was a freshman and hardly contributed to that offense. SO dont think the gators are done in the SEC. Your team has not won a sec championship in the past 10+ years

  17. 18
    CrimsonBlood81

    Yeah — I know that Tebow shared snaps with Chris Leak. And no — i don’t think the gators are “done” after this year. They are the kings of the east and we are the Kings of the West.

    Our last SEC title was in ’99 — then we went to the Orange Bowl and lost to Michigan by a field goal — you don’t know what it’s like to be an Alabama fan who has been through horrible coaches and NCAA sanctions — we FANS have suffered for MORE THAN A DECADE — it is our time again — and it’s about damn time.

    Just accept the fact that you’ll be battling for 2nd place in the WEST with either Auburn or the Mississippi’s — especially with your head coach at the helm.

  18. 19
    Tigahbait

    Hey i agree as long as we have that coach we will be battling for second place, but you do not want us to go get Louisiana Tech’s coach Dooley, who reminds me of a young Saban. He coached under Saban so we would get the best of yall because he knows Sabans tendencies.

  19. 20
    Daddio

    Anyone familiar with the LSU situation knows that when the hat won the MNC, he got a new contract with a massive buy-out because there was fear that the wolvies would come calling. Swamp tech will have to suck it up for a few moew years until that buy-out gets less than the six-figure-teens it is now!

  20. 21
    E.G. White

    Bob you need a reality check. LSWho has not met expectations this year. The pundits were equally divided between Bama, LSWho and Ole Piss winning the West. They didn’t figure LSWho would lose 3 games with a possible 4th looming against Arky. And Tigahbait, your a moron. It would have taken a hell of a lot more than a great coach for LSWho to have beat Bama. Your team was as soundly stomped as was Miss. St. If not for 3 overthrown passes and an illegal trip of Julio by Peterson, Bama would have put 52 points on your asses. Now what do you think is the more likely probability – That a different coach magically makes your inferior team good enough to win, or that McElroy hits 3 or 4 of of those wide open td passes and LSWho gets their asses blown off? ROTFLMAO. RTR!

  21. 23
    Tigahbait

    Soundly stomped we lost by 9 yall did not take the lead until the fourth quarter. How is that being stomped the game came down till the final drive. Thats how dumb you are. Did you even watch that game. It was close yall were scared. I was there ok. It was a close good game. If that was the case then we stumped you two years ago in ttown because we had missed opportunities and miscues. It does not matter the score matters. And another thing why do yall fans, Ole Miss fans, and Auburn fans all look alike. I went to the game this year and when yall come down all have your hair combed to the side, costa del mar sunglasses with those fruity looking straps so you dont lose them ha, and shorts so high if i wore them my u kno what would hang out. Gain some originality. U plain farts. All kinds of Bama fans were coming up to our tailgate wanting our food and be apart of how we do it. Ha ur own kind.

  22. 24
    Legion Field

    Outside of Baton Rouge, I dont think anyone is surprised by Les Miles’ idiocy….but I did find it surprising that he threw his QB under the bus during the press conference.

  23. 26
    BamaBorn

    LSU was irrelevant in the SEC until Nick Saban came to town. If you were and are such a die hard, enjoy your normalcy as we enjoy ours.

    In other words, you were nothing until Saban came to Baton Rogue. We have been out of the mix for several years and are finally headed back to where we belong, and you are headed back to irrelevance in college football history.

    There will always be band wagon fans, but Crimson and White does match. The LES we see of the orange and blue and the yellow and purple, the LES fatigued our eyes are.

    Enjoy the reality of history repeating itself.

    I think these are imposter’s from the barn. If not, wow.

  24. 27
    BamaBorn

    Tigabait,

    You have shown your knowledge of the game.

    “Good close game… it was close, ya’ll were scared”

    When a team drives the ball on you every time and you punt almost every time

    When your coach goes for 2 early in the game

    When your coach goes for it on fourth and five and you are winning

    When half of your team has been injured and is on the bench especially your starting QB and TB

    IT IS NOT CLOSE! IT WAS NOT CLOSE! WE CONROLED THE GAME AND WE CONTROLED THE SCOREBOARD WHEN IT MATTERED!!!!!!!!!!

    Maybe you don’t understand, your coach and QB surely don’t.

    GO SPIKE A BALL WITH ONE SECOND ON THE CLOCK

  25. 28
    tigahbait

    Yeah it was still a close game. Just because our idiot coach did all of those things. Yal punted a good bit also, got lucky on one fluke screen with a block in the back to boot. Yall paid yall refs to make ludacris calls and our three best players were hurt and it was still a close game. I have only met one Alabama fan in my life that was not delusional. What is the matter with you people. I mean if we beat yall and the game was still close i would say it was a close game. You just show how much knowledge of football you lack. Your unoriginal as i said before. You could not even get your own coach had to go get ours. He will always be part of LSU. Just as you can see him this week play the role of a lifetime as the head coach of a real university in the BlindSide. HAHAHAHA GO UTAH

  26. 29
    E.G. White

    Delusional? You’re delusional you stupid Corndog bastard! Your coach abandoned you for greener pastures and he landed at ALABAMA! Don’t talk to me about dressing strange. Ever been off the interstate highway in that assbackward, illiterate dump of a coonass state you live in? LMFAO! As for the game, the margin of victory did not tell the true story. The story was this: First downs 24 to 13. Total yards 452 to 253. Yards per pass attempt 8.1 to 5.9. Yards per rush 4.6 to 3.3. LSWho only 95 yards rushing. LSWho less than 20 yards of O in the 2nd quarter with Jefferson and Scott playing. LSWho less than 10 yards of O in the 4th quarter! There was never any doubt about who was going to win the game. Only losers cry about the refs, and you only wish your chickenshit team was good enough to get in the Sugar Bowl so you could get your asses stomped by Utah or TCU or Boise State. Enjoy the Pizza Bowl in B-ham, asshole Corndog!

  27. 30
    Auburn is a joke the fan formerly known as Ballplay Indian

    Tigah,,,you seem logical. Unlike ost of your base. The Corndog nation is THE WORST base in CFB. Yall whined to no end in 06 about the pass interference no call at Jordan Hare…That ball was 15 feet over the dudes head, making it uncatchable, and a no call. There is always something for you guys to whine about concerning the refs. Always.

  28. 31
    Tigahbait

    Yeah to bad we went to the sugarbowl in 06 and national championship in 07. I admit we got problems, but i also am a fan of UL Monroe and we no who holds the last win in yall head to head. HAHAHAHAHAHA

  29. 32
    Tigahbait

    And wow i really hope you are not over 17 using profanities and getting all worked up over a blog. You dont even know me. Grow up and go read a book. Try not to be so illiterate, but it is typical coming from an Alabama fan

  30. 33
    BamaBorn

    Tigabait,

    I said the game not a game.

    You clearly do not understand the game.

    The score is rarely indicative of a game and the stats tell a story of how well a game and the game was played by each team.

    The score is the only stat that matters, but for those who seek the whole knowledge, the stats tell the story.

    If the stats and score are close, the game is close. A 9 pt. game with one sided stats is not a close game. Please read Mr. E.G.’s post.

    You call your coach an idiot, and I agree. You have similar ideas in thinking a game is close as long as you have any outside chance to win. I will take all of your money on the odds you call close. What do make of yourself?

    Like I said, you are most likely a barney. We always have to explain things to them.

    Guess what? Ole Miss was the better team. The score was close, but the stats prove Ole Miss was the best team Saturday.

    SPIKE THE BALL WITH ONE SECOND ON THE CLOCK!

    I guess it just plain sux to be a tiger no matter the color.

    Ever wander why we say lswho? History of irrelevance prior to Saban era continues post Saban era.

  31. 34
    CrimsonBlood81

    It’s simple:

    Les than Mild didn’t believe his team was going to win. He didn’t have a plan —

    How do you feel tigahbait knowing your coach didn’t have faith in his own team — sigh…

  32. 35
    Tigahbait

    Sucks to be a tiger huh yeah thats why your coach is portraying one in the blind side. If the head coaching position was open after he left miami he would have loved to be a tiger so he settled to be the second best thing. His heart is hear you just got our sloppy seconds. And by the way yeah yall might be on the rise again, but it really doesnt matter today when you have NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO BCS championships or SEC championships this decade. And by the way our baseball team wins championships also and our basketball team goes to the final four. All of our fans here think LES MILES IS HORRIBLE. SO if you think your getting to me there your not. Im just saying i think you all should have blown us out, but yall kept it close and paid your refs. And hey if a football game comes down to the final seven minutes then it is a close one no matter what the stats are. LSU does not have to beat yall yall can just schedule ULMOnroe if you want a whipping.

  33. 36
    E.G. White

    Ohhh – can’t win an argument for the football team so you have to bring up irrelevant sports! How pathetic! Ok, I’ll play your game. Given, you’ve been good in baseball for 15 years, but we’ve been good longer. That’s why Bama has many more SEC baseball championships than LSWho. When was the last time you went to the big dance? Bama is second only to Kentucky in SEC basketball championships and Grant will put us right back up there. As for football, every team has down periods but even in our worst we still had 4 ten plus win seasons in this decade. That might be more than LSWho. We own your asses throughout history and we own Death Valley! Our down cycle is over fool. Go back to your pathetic swamp and cry and worry about how much farther and longer you’re gonna fall! Saban and Bama are your daddys! RTR. BPI, the LSWho fans pretty much suck, but no worse than UcheaT and Jaw Jaw. However, the nations worst are West Virginias’.

  34. 37
    tigahbait

    Dude do not even try to compare LSU baseball and Bama baseball. You have no national championships. NONE NOT ONE. We handed you a whipping in 97 when yall choked national championship game 13-6. YOU CANT GO THERE DUDE BECAUSE IF YOU ASK ANY OF THEM PLAYERS THEY WOULD RATHER HAVE A NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP AND YOU COULD HAVE THEM SEC TITLES. YOU CANT GO THERE LSU HAS HAD A MORE SUCCESFULL PROGRAM. JUST ADMIT IT LIKE IL ADMIT YOU HAVE A BETTER FOOTBALL TEAM RIGHT NOW. OR SHOULD I SAY BETTER COACHED CAUSE WE HAVE MORE TALENT. BOTTOM LINE. PETERSON IS BETTER THAN ARENAS AS A TRUE SOPHMORE. BTW WE WENT TO THE BIG DANCE LAST YEAR FOOL LOST TO NORTH CAROLINA IN THE SECOND GAME AND WE WERE THE ONLY TEAM TO GIVE THEM TROUBLE. AND OUR COACH WAS IN HIS FIRST YEAR WE WILL OWN YALL IN BASKETBALL AS LONG AS WE HAVE TRENT JOHNSON. LOL

  35. 38
    tigahbait

    Oh and you are wrong basketball we have 10 sec titles to your seven. With our last one coming this year. ha way to do your research

  36. 39
    BamaBorn

    Tigabait,

    ALABAMA was/is/will be the best football program the SEC has and is easily argued the greatest tradition in college football history. ALABAMA, Notre Dame, and Michigan are the three kings of college football.

    Kentucky was/is/will be the best basketball team the SEC has.

    Maybe your baseball has been and is the best the SEC has.

    Now rank those three sports according to their relevance. Will you watch the SEC Championship Game on December 5? Would you watch the SEC Championship game in basketball if lswho were not playing? Would you watch the College World Series if lswho were not playing?

    Same with Super Bowl, NBA Finals, and the World Series. Football (

    You started something in college football that could not be sustained. You have started something in college baseball. Can you sustain it?

  37. 40
    BamaBorn

    Football is King of this entire Nation. Nothing comes to a close second. Just as you are not a close second in the SEC West. Excuse me, are you even second?

    SPIKE THE BALL AND CONTINUE THE TRADITION!

  38. 41
    BamaBorn

    How many National Championships did lswho have in the 90’s, 80’s, 70’s, 60’s, 50’s?

    Did Saban ever go undefeated in the regular season at lswho?

  39. 42
    tigahbait

    Hey i agree you all have the more storied program throughout the history of the SEC. I also agree that you have the better team right now, but the fact is yall do not have a bcs championship and i consider the championships of the 50’s, 6’s and seventies irrelevant because i was not born so i cannot talk about those. What i can say is yall have done absolutely Nothing lately in the national picture of things. No SEC championships and no national championships in this decade. Hey i will be the first to congradulate if yall do it this year, but we will see. I know some good Bama fans just like i know some really bad ones. As i am sure you all know the same with LSU fans. I just go by what i remeber and i do not worry about the 50s and 60s because that was a long time ago b4 the BCS era.

  40. 43
    tigahbait

    BTW what does Saban having to be undefeated at LSU matter. The season is far from over buddy. He never went undefeated at Alabama and i do not know if he ever will. So that was a stupid comment. And if your saying why does this idiot from LSU keep posting on our website. Ill stop when you all quit posting on mine. Peace

  41. 44
    Alex Hamilton

    So you weren’t born in the 50’s 60’s or 70’s Tigahdroppings?

    I know who you are! You’re that 20 yo lil bitch that had to have his 5’5 daddy turn you around when I told you to shut the fuck up after you had something smart to say to me in the 1st Quarter of the game.

    Folks, this pencil necked geek had to have his daddy sit him down and tell him to be quiet so he wouldn’t get his ass stomped. The guy next to me was screaming at him and his Chris Farley looking brother the rest of the game. I swear. Some people never learn. “Fat guy in a yellow shirt”

    Hey TigahShit,,, I told you Charles Scott was out for the year when he went down. Enjoy Tampa!!!!

  42. 45
    Auburn is a joke the fan formerly known as Ballplay Indian

    Alex, you are one baaaad dude. I hope you never threaten me. Ill have to run away squeeling like a little girl too. You are scary !!!

  43. 46
    BamaBorn

    Tigabait,

    Maybe you are not a barney, but your ideas are beyond similar. You have picked the part of history that matters to you personally. It is the same with you ignoring the stats. You see the parts that justify your ideas and call me and all other BAMA fans delusional.

    What is delusional is you not understanding the importance of a perfect season for a coach. The point was Saban never had a perfect regular season at lswho and he has all but closed the deal two years straight at ALABAMA, and you fail to recognize this importance for a coach.

    Nick Saban has competed for the National Championship in his second and third seasons at ALABAMA. There were over 92,000 at his first spring training game.

    For a man that loves the game as much as Saban to coach at a school that has the historical significance of ALABAMA with a fan base that takes football as serious as himself, this man has found heaven on earth.

    We will take all the sloppy hand me downs we can when an employer does not understand the significance of keeping his greatest asset happy.

    We love Saban. You still love Saban secretly. We will keep him satisfied. To bad you didn’t have the money, history, and moxy to keep him.

    You look at Saban as a wife or girlfriend that cheated. Why is wives and girlfriends cheat? You wish them to not find the grass greener. Sorry, the grass has always been greener here. If it bothers lswho this badly, I wish he had came straight here without the detour in Miami.

    His heart is football. The University of Alabama has football at heart. The marriage is complete.

    The current construction of another dynasty at ALABAMA and the self destruction of your program has to be painful, but I, along with all other BAMA fans, will not sympathize.

    It sux to any type of a tiger!

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