Don't look now, but the man known as the Mad Hatter has catapulted his LSU Tigers into the national title discussion.
Les Miles has been mocked and ridiculed by every media pundit, including yours truly, for his clock-management miscues and incomprehensible coachspeak, but it's time to give the devil his due.
All Miles' Tigers have done is win. In fact, the ninth-ranked Tigers (6-0, 4-0) have defeated three top-25 opponents in UNC, WVU and Florida, and are undefeated in the juggernaut known as the SEC.
For those who don't think it's possible that a coach who has made so many mistakes could still have his team in contention, here are five reasons to account for the fact the Mad Hatter may have fooled us all.