Miles fields questions about LSU's offensive struggles

Miles fields questions about LSU's offensive struggles

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - LSU fans turned up the heat on head coach Les Miles for Wednesday night's weekly radio show in the aftermath of that embarrassing lack of offense at Arkansas on Saturday.

Miles was the target of a handful of questions from callers frustrated with the 123 yards of total offense against a team that had a 17-game SEC losing streak.

The fans also did not get much satisfaction with the coach's answers to questions about lack of balance in an offense that ranks 114th in pass attempts, problems with an offense that is antiquated compared to the popular spread attacks other schools are using and why he's been unable to develop the quarterbacks he's recruited out of high school.

"They had a nice little game plan, they really did," Miles said during his after-practice news conference. "And, we needed to not be as predictable, run and pass."

There's been a lot of talk about Arkansas knowing exactly what the LSU offense was going to run before the play was run. However, Miles doesn't feel like the Razorbacks knew the signals.

"We didn't feel that," Miles said.

With Anthony Jennings continuing to struggle at the starting quarterback spot, there are many questions about backup Brandon Harris.

Brandon's effort and attitude in practice, is it where it needs to be with you and this coaching staff?

"Absolutely, absolutely. As it is for the 85 other guys on scholarship that are on our team. Absolutely," Miles answered.

Do you think Brandon will play in this next game?

"I'm not ready to say," Miles replied.

Coach, what do you want to see out of Brandon? What do you want to see him improve on? What do you want to see him move forward with from this obstacle?

"The position takes some time. It's stem, motion, check. It's read the play. It's an encompassing position and certainly, those are the things that will get him to the field because he has a natural arm, he can run and he's competitive and we like him a lot. Hopefully, by the time we get to Saturday, he will have taken some more steps and allows us to get him in the game," Miles explained.

The Tigers are off this weekend. They travel to College Station, Texas to start a Thanksgiving night tradition on ESPN. Kickoff is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.

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