In his preview to the BCS NC game last year, OTS made a great point. Championship games are era-defining for the winners and crumble coaching regimes for the losers. We've certainly seen Texas and Florida languish after their championship defeats. Somehow, Chizik seemed to parlay a NC game victory into a decline.
Going into the Game of the Century, Part 3, I thought this might be one of the career-defining games for Les Miles. We're a long time from Miles' 2007 championship, which many suggest he won on Saban's coattails. Since, 2008, all Miles has to show for his lunacy is a string of questionable/poor coaching decisions, unrealized potential, and an SEC Championship (#2 in the nation) ring. LSU's personnel certainly performed well enough to win Saturday. Most reactions pin the loss on LSU's coaching, for better or worse.
Given the strange, unnatural relationship between Miles and LSU, is Les on the hot (or at least warming) seat? Will Miles survive more than another year in Baton Rouge? Can he survive another finish backseat to Saban?