Before he had annointed a new quarterback and long before he said goodbye to his most talented player, Les Miles returned to his office the day after the BCS title game in January and popped in a DVD. He planned to watch the game once. But only once.
“I didn’t need to see it any more,” Miles said.
So with the pain still raw, he sat in his office and relived the carnage. He watched his Louisiana State team get dismantled, 21-0, by an Alabama team the Tigers had beaten earlier that season. The DVD over, Miles pressed eject and decided to move on, college football’s inevitable changing of the...