Les Miles is not okay

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  1. randomfan44

    randomfan44 Well-Known Member

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    My comment was in reference to his overall "performance" at the media session, not about the Pooka Williams issue. There is a separate thread to discuss that.
     
  2. jmb

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    Hard to be a lot worse.
     
  3. randomfan44

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    That's what KU said when they hired Beaty but he managed to pull it off.
     
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  4. ClonesTwenty1

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    Mangino should have never left.
     
  5. randomfan44

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    FYP
     
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    You have to look at the average rating, which gives a truer reading of the player quality when ranked against other players. KU average player rating this year is .8343, dead last in the Big 12. For comparison, last year's KU average player rating was .8384. So, other than numbers, which KU definitely needs, there has been no bump in the average quality of the KU recruiting class...just an increase in the number of warm bodies Miles will need to work his magic to get this thing going.
     
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  7. Sigmapolis

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    He has a point that more mediocre warm bodies is better than fewer mediocre warm bodies, however. They were about to turn into a high school team out there.
     
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    I watched it. Very awkward but what is the guy supposed to say? 'We should probably kick him off the team but we suck really bad so I need him.'
     
  9. randomfan44

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    Exactly. I dont care about the star rankings right now, I care about the body count. KU desperately needed an influx of recruiting bodies. I trust he can coach them up just fine, show some improvement and then start bringing in better quality recruits for 2021.
     
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    The fact that KU is ranked third sure seems really... sketchy, at best. Everybody knows Mes Liles has several bag men, and KU has proven that they're not afraid to pay off kids. I just didn't expect that they'd be this brazen so quickly. The Mad Hatter is nuts.
     
  11. cycloner29

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    Here's one. How many more you looking for?

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    As someone else mentioned above, a lot of their current rank has to do with class size. They just have more signees than most of the other programs right now. Most of the individuals in the class are three star talent, so it's not as if he's pulling in All Americans or anything. But there's something to be said for raising the talent level from depleted to just plain run of the mill bad or mediocre.

    I think Miles will be able to increase the talent level there. I don't know about his in-game coaching chops or if his offenses can score enough to keep up or whether there's enough fan interest in the program even if he wins a few games. Long odds.
     
  13. BigJCy

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    They are doing a "Hard Knocks" style show on KU this Fall:



     
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  14. randomfan44

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    Good lord.
     
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    That one could probably outrun most of the skill players from the Beaty era.
     
  16. CyCloned

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    When KU fails to win a Big 12 game again this year, most of those guys are going to bail, just like almost every decent recruit did to the last guy. I don't follow KU football recruiting, but I do remember them finishing dead last in recruiting in the Big 12 last year, so hard to believe they will be great this year. Also, I seems to me that they graduated a lot of starters last year.
     
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    You don't want to know.
     
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    Wow. Just listened to the whole press conference.

    Compare the first 3 minutes of his to Campbell's.

    Here are some low-lights:
    • Talked about his top 2 QBs and says they can be "great ... or good."
    • Referred to "putting a field on the team."
    • "A degree is attainable" [apparently unlike at LSU].
     

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