If LSU fires Les Miles, would that mean anything to UGA?
Rumors are swirling, as David Ching of ESPN notes, that Les Miles could be out at LSU. We stipulate that LSU is not Georgia, but the schools share a conference and take football seriously. And here we make the comparison.
Les Miles: 110-32 in 11 seasons at LSU (.775 winning percentage), 60-27 in conference play (.690), two SEC titles, three SEC West titles, two BCS title game appearances, one national championship. He has had seven seasons of 10-plus wins.
Mark Richt: 144-51 in 15 seasons at Georgia (.738 winning percentage), 83-37 in league play (.692), two SEC titles, five SEC East titles, no BCS title game appearances, no national championships. He has had nine seasons of 10-plus wins.
LSU is 7-3 this season, 4-3 in SEC play. Georgia is 8-3, 5-3 in SEC play. LSU’s best win is over Florida, which was without its No. 1 quarterback. Its three losses were by an aggregate 52 points. Georgia’s best win is over Auburn, which is 6-5 and will finish last in the SEC West. Its three losses were by an aggregate 59 points.
I’ve told you what I think needs to happen at Georgia. (What happened against Georgia Southern only underscored what I already believed.) And I’m not saying that the Bulldogs should do something just because some other school does. What I am saying is this:
LSU played for the BCS championship in January 2012, and in November 2015 its coach is in trouble despite having had two 10-win seasons since. There’s a very good chance Georgia could go 10-3 for a second consecutive year, and for the second consecutive year it would be an unsatisfying 10-3. And apparently there are some places where 10 wins — if they’re not the right 10 wins — aren’t enough.