Athlon’s “SEC coaches talk shit behind each other’s back” annual thing is out… and it’s a little disappointing, to be honest. I mean, dig into it and here are the two most negative comments you’ll find:
“I like Ed (Orgeron), I really do. He can win there, and maybe he can develop into a guy that stays there a while. But he has to let his coaches coach. What he did with (former offensive coordinator) Matt Canada was ridiculous. You paid him all that money to get on board, and then a couple weeks into the season, you’re bailing on him. I don’t know all the specifics and if Canada wasn’t a good fit with the rest of the staff, but I know what Canada has accomplished in this game. He knows what he’s doing. If you’re an LSU fan, your hope is Ed does, too — and that his new OC will fit.”
“The Derek Dooley hire (at offensive coordinator) was off the radar. I don’t know what he’s going to do there. I don’t necessarily think it was a bad hire. Just surprising.”
Man, that’s some bland pablum.
Athlon hasn’t been the same since Tuberville left the conference.