Les Miles was fired by the LSU Tigers earlier this year, despite winning a national championship, two SEC titles and 77 percent of his games. A large reason for Miles’ firing was his stubbornness and unwillingness to adapt on the offensive side of the ball.
The LSU offense was stagnant. There was no creativity and the team was constantly underachieving.
It wasn’t because of a lack of talent, however. And now we have the proof.
In each of the three games LSU has taken the field since the firing of Miles, the Tigers have set a new offensive school record. A user on Reddit/CFB highlighted the new offensive highs since moving on from Miles, proving his offense really may have been holding them back all along.
The LSU offense has set the following records since firing Les Miles:
- vs. Missouri: Most yards ever against an SEC opponent (634)
- vs. Southern Miss: Most yards per play in LSU history (11.0 ypp)
- vs. Ole Miss: New single-game rushing record (Leonard Fournette ran for 284 yards on 16 carries)
LSU fans have to be feeling a lot better about the program now.
The only question is: will Ed Orgeron be rewarded with the full-time head coaching job if the Tigers continue to improve? Sound off in the comments section below with your thoughts.