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Sprints Is Going to Do Things With Great Approach, Like LSU // 03.01.10

Diagramming sentences with Les Miles
One thing is certain when an article quotes Miles: There will be nouns, verbs and adjectives. Beyond that, there are no guarantees.

We've got to execute better. We don't need to be penalized. We'll change up some drills. We've kind of re-thought things. I'm not saying we're going to do a lot or a little, but what we're going to do is we're going to execute the best. It's very much hopeful that we'll have the ability to do from similar personnels, many different things.

What is everybody doing? What are others doing? I think it's not we have to do it differently, but that you have to do it with great approach. I think that's a real strong feeling that we have

That said, the sharpest knives in this article are more about Miles' football acumen than his syntax. After all, the first George Bush was an intelligent man who had trouble with the whole "sentence" thing, and your humble correspondent's first draft of the headline for this post included the phrase "Going to Doing." In any case, Glenn Guilbeau is not a Miles fan.

Look for Miles to have more input from new passing game coordinator Billy Gonzales on timeout and final-seconds procedures.

I think we can all agree that this is probably wise.

Coach Houston Nutt is 3-0 against Miles with less talent with two wins as Ole Miss' coach in 2008 and 2009 and a victory in his last game as Arkansas' coach in 2007. Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino has split against Miles with less talent. Penn State was not as talented as LSU.

Some might see a pattern there and ask what could cause a team with more talent to lose to a team with less talent.

And then:

Miles needs to answer questions more succinctly and stop trying to explain things away as he did after the Meltdown at Ole Miss. He made a bad situation worse when he tried to explain what he did and didn't do and illustrated that he really didn't know what was going on.

Really didn't know what was going on. Which is exactly what most fans want to hear about their head football coach.

There was a Vegas over-under on Tebow's 40 time?
In any case, he was faster than the oddsmakers thought. (America, if there was ever a doubt that we as a society have a gambling problem, it has been annihilated.) Ron Jaworski and Chad Ochocinco apparently think he'll be fine. Now is as good a time as any to note that your humble correspondent is aware Sprints was dismal on Thursday and I hope to make myself clear soon, but travel and other responsibilities haven't allowed me to do it yet.

This was probably also worth it
Firing Willie Martinez and Co. cost Georgia a return from Rennie Curran.

"I really had to sit down and make a list of pros and cons," said Curran at the NFL scouting combine. "It really came down to the fact that my defensive coaches got fired,  my linebacker coach (John Jancek), the defensive coordinator (Willie Martinez) and the defensive end coach (Jon Fabris), and they were bringing in a new system."

Yeah, but see, that system might actually work.

That must have really helped
Give Urban Meyer credit for one thing about the "leave of absence": It sounded like a good idea to go to Hawaii to get away from things. Until the whole tsunami warning.

A 'three-man race' for Kentucky QB
No, this is not a reprint from previous years. I know because Joker Phillips is called the head coach.

Rajaan Bennett laid to rest
Let's not do this often. In fact, I'd be perfectly happy if I never had to write about something like this again.