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Hebert skewers Miles after LSU loss

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Former Saints quarterback Bobby Hebert, who now hosts a New Orleans sports-talk show, carved up LSU coach Les Miles for not changing quarterbacks after LSU was shut out by Alabama.
Hebert's rant. which was the first question at LSU's post-game news conference, was pretty strong stuff. The kind of thing only a former player could pull off. Hebert's son, T-Bob, is a Tigers center. Guess it's a good thing he's a senior.
Here's the transcript. . . 

HEBERT: Coach Miles, did you ever consider bringing in Jarrett Lee, considering that you weren't taking any chances downfield?  Now, I know Alabama's defense is dominant.  But, come on, that's ridiculous, five first downs. I mean, so it's almost an approach, I'll tell from you the fans' standpoint, that how can you not maybe push the ball down the field and bring in Jarrett Lee?  So what if you get a pick six?  It seems like the game plan, that y'all not pushing the ball down the field, considering it's like a Rueben Randle or Odell Beckham, Jr.  I know the pass rush of Alabama, but there's no reason why--five first downs?? You have a great defense, LSU is a great defense, but that's ridiculous. 
THE MODERATOR:  Do you have a question? 

Q.  That's the question.  Do you think you should have pushed the football more down field?
COACH MILES:  I think if you watch our calls that we did throw the football down the field.  We didn't necessarily get the football down the field. 
And I can tell you that the pass rush?? we did consider Jarrett Lee.  But we felt like with the pass rush that we were getting that we needed a guy that could move the seat and not sustain that pass rush.

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