Sunday, October 10, 2010
Les Miles and LSU was full of fight
By Chris Low
The bottom line is what counts, and no matter how lucky LSU was to win a week ago, the Tigers showed Saturday night with their 33-29 win at Florida that this is a team not easily distracted.
For a solid week, LSU coach Les Miles was torched for the way the Tigers butchered the end of the game in the 16-14 win over Tennessee.
His own players felt the need to come to his defense. Miles was the butt of jokes, and the talk nationally was how lucky he was.
Maybe he is, but his team is 6-0 and finding different ways to win every week. The Tigers kept their game-winning drive alive against the Gators with a fake field goal that was close to being a forward lateral, but was upheld by a review.
And for the second straight week, LSU won the game on its final offensive play, this one a 7-yard touchdown pass from Jarrett Lee to Terrence Toliver.
Miles loves the fight in this group, and regardless of what anybody thinks about him, it’s been a trademark of all of his teams. There’s a reason the Tigers have 15 comeback wins in either the fourth quarter or overtime since the Mad Hatter arrived in 2005.