Tuesday, November 23, 2010

You Can't Make This Stuff Up: (or) The Grass is Always Greener (And More Tender) on the Other Side(line)

My friend Other (say OH-thur) files his latest on The Madder Hatter...

At Monday's press conference Coach Les Miles dazzled us with more insightful football speak.

On the matchup between Arkansas' passing attack and LSU's defense...

"I think it will require us to play the run and the pass. I think they have a balanced offense, not so much in yardage but in the fact that you can be just as hurt when they hand that ball to Knile (Davis). We're going to have to have a plan that allows us to defeat the run first and foremost. The opportunities to have that passer move his feet is something that we must do. We have to be able to get a pass rush. We all know that. We like our secondary. We feel like there is some experience back there and some speed and the ability to get a hand on the ball. It's going to be a great matchup. In that piece when they go back in the pocket and throw, it will predict a lot of the success that they have."

He will eventually replace Lou Holtz as college football's premier coach/analyst. No doubt.

(Teddy note: This is one of the reasons I love college football. And America. It does NOT take a rocket scientist to do some of this stuff that people assume is a big deal....Anyway, I am thankful for The Hat. If you do not have a dog in the fight, he is a pure joy...like watching "Hee Haw" was a joy...)