The only thing sweeter than watching Les Miles get swiftly and undeniably outcoached by Nick Saban is watching him squirm in the postgame interview that follows.
Because Miles has consistently been the beneficiary of some very good LSU Tigers football teams, having to sit through painfully uncomfortable postgame interviews is not a position he often finds himself in. But there he was on Monday, explaining why and how a team that looked as dominant as his Tigers had all year long, flamed out in such spectacular fashion when it mattered most.
In an effort to help Miles understand the magnitude of his team’s epic collapse, former New Orleans Saints quarterback Bobby Hebert opted to ask this longwinded question during the postgame festivities (via USA Today):
“Coach, did you ever consider bringing in Jarrett Lee, considering that you weren't taking any chances on the field? Now, I know Alabama's defense is dominant. But, come on, that's ridiculous, five first downs. I mean, so it's almost an approach, I'll tell from you the fans' standpoint, that how can you not maybe push the ball down the field and bring in Jarrett Lee? So what if you get a pick six. It seems like the game plan that ... not pushing the ball down the field, considering it's like a Rueben Randle or Odell Beckham, Jr. I know the pass rush of Alabama, but there's no reason why in five first downs ... you have a great defense, LSU is a great defense, but that's ridiculous.”
Now, you may notice that there was no actual question there. The moderator caught on to that as well. After pushing Hebert for an actual question, here is what Miles’ staunchest critic came up with:
“That's the question. Do you think you should have pushed the football more down field?”
Miles went ahead and politely responded to that, but the answer wasn't as funny as the rant/question itself.
Check the exchange out live and in color in the video below.