Ole Miss quarterback Bo Wallace failed on a quick quarterback sneak on fourth-and-1 from near midfield late in the loss to LSU. Ole Miss got to the line so quick that the Tigers couldn’t get in a defensive call.
It didn’t matter, though.
“The hurry-up sneak: we hurried up; there was no sneak,” Miles said.
More from the coach about that play: “Our two defensive tackles go right to the line of scrimmage. They didn’t get a call. When that ball was snapped, they hit it. That was as quality a play as I’ve seen.”
- Several radio callers gave condolences to Miles for the loss of his mother, Martha. She died on Friday, a day before the game against the Rebels. Said Miles about the win over Ole Miss: “I think we had one more fan in heaven operating on our behalf.”
- Miles on Logan Stokes, who caught his first career pass at LSU for that game-winning touchdown against Ole Miss: “Our tight end is a pretty talented guy and he’s not really had a lo tof receptions. I think he’ll remember it for a life time. He’s very deserving. It was just the right call.
- Miles says he’s seen the now viral YouTube video of an Ole Miss fan shouting obscenities while her boyfriend, an LSU fan, video tapes the sequence. “It was a divided house,” the coach said. “My hope is it wasn’t real,” Miles added.
- Miles to fans about the Alabama game: “Plan to stay late.”
The bye week is “exactly what (LSU) needed” after playing nine straight weeks and its timing is “ideal” for LSU coach Les Miles, the coach said Wednesday.
Miles lost his mother, Martha, on Friday. She was 91. He also learned Friday that his son Ben broke his leg during a football game.
No. 16 LSU meets No. 3 Alabama on Nov. 8.
“I think nine straight weekends and an opportunity to get fresh, really look at our offense, our defense and special teams in terms of moderate adjustment,” Miles said. “It’s exactly what we needed. The timing for me personally is ideal.”
- Asked about improvements and changes in his team since that 41-7 loss at Auburn, Miles first mentioned the quarterback position. Anthony Jennings has started the last three games. Freshman Brandon Harris started the game at Auburn and hasn’t seen significant playing time since. “I think we’re improving some of the situations the quarterbacks are handling,” Miles said. “I think our defensive and offensive line have improved. We’re really kind of ironing out some issues with our team – offense, defense and special teams. I think personnel is improving.”
- Miles said his team continue to improve as a whole, but that it’s not playing its best football just yet. “They’re a group of men committed to working hard, and they understand they’re not their best team just yet and they need to be,” the coach said. “They come to work every day with a real quality attitude. They look forward to finishing this year as a very strong capable team.”