Bobby Hebert was none too pleased with LSU coach Les Miles Monday night.
You may recall Hebert as a colorful athlete during his stint as New Orleans Saints quarterback. Now he is a colorful host for WWL-AM sports talk radio shows.
His passion for LSU football is intensified by the fact his son, the classically named T-Bob Hebert, is a Tigers offensive lineman.
So Bobby was vexed by the dreadful play of LSU quarterback Jordan Jefferson and perturbed that back-up Jarrett Lee never got a chance in the 21-0 loss to Alabama in the BCS Championship game.
The elder Hebert went off on Miles during the post-game news conference, as noted in the official transcript:
“Coach, did you ever consider bringing in Jarrett Lee, considering that you weren’t taking any chances on the field? 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 you from the fans’ standpoint, that how can you not maybe push the ball down the field and bring in Jarrett Lee?”
“I know the pass rush of Alabama, but there’s no reason why in five first downs . . . you have a great defense, LSU. is a great defense, but that’s ridiculous.”
This is SEC Country, so Miles is accustomed to dealing with animated critics. He offered an even-tempered response.
“I think if you watch our calls that we did throw the football down the field,” Miles said from the podium. “We didn’t necessarily get the football down the field.”
CRUMMY GAME OF THE NIGHT
While America was nodding off to the BCS title game, the Detroit Pistons got outscored 24-9 in the fourth quarter of their 92-68 loss in Chicago.
Did anybody believe Venus Williams would actually play in the Australian Open?
Do the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Orange County California wish they had Mike Napoli back?
FROM THE TWEETDECK
Here is what they were typing in the Twitterverse:
Mark Whicker: “Really, the SEC is the Premiership of college football. Or maybe the Bass Boat.”
Charlie Sheen: “#RollTide (1) much like the Tornadoes that Alabama weathered with grace and unity, and their inimitable focus to aggressively rebuild . . .”
The Sports Pickle: “Nick Saban: from embarrassingly awful Dolphins coach to college legend. Someone call Tony Sparano.”
Mike Bianchi: “Crazy #Alabama fan Harvey Updyke is so happy today; he's probably out fertilizing the trees at Toomer's Corner!”
Darren Rovell: “Pretty sure this will be the worst selling championship DVD of all time.”
Mark Whicker: “Oklahoma State No. 2? Please. They lost to the Pinstripes Bowl runnerup.”
Dan Wetzel: “Les Miles made case for LSU as AP No. 1. When the loser of title game is arguing that it should win title anyway, your system is a disaster.”
Richard Deitsch: “This BCS game is bringing back warm memories of my wisdom tooth surgery.”
FROM THE BLOG-O-SPEAR
Clay Travis used his Outkick The Coverage forum to argue that Nick Saban deserves a raise.
Saban's the best buy this side of Berkshire Hathaway back in 1970.
Hell, at $4 million a year Nick Saban is a screaming bargain.
He's worth $14 million. Maybe $20 million a year.
The best at what they do deserve a salary premium, and there's no doubt that Saban is the best at what he does.
Especially when we live in an era when "Jersey Shore's" The Situation made $5 million this year, a million more than Saban.