On a related note, there have been a number of times that Les Miles has displayed embarrassingly poor clock management skills at the end of a game during his career with the LSU Tigers. Sometimes the Tigers have won in spite of Miles' blunders, but other times it has cost them the game.
On January 1, 2010, thanks to an inexplicable screen pass in the middle of the field with no timeouts and only 42 seconds left, the Tigers ran out of time against the Penn State Nittany Lions in the Citrus Bowl.
Earlier that season against the Mississippi Rebels, Miles' team was completely unprepared after Jordan Jefferson completed a pass to Terrence Toliver at the Rebel six-yard line with one second left. Instead of using that second to try and get off a field goal attempt or run a play, Jefferson spiked the ball as the clock ran out.
There are numerous other examples where the Tigers won despite Miles last-second blunders. There is of course the 2007 Auburn Tigers game mentioned in the previous slide, and last year's game against the Tennessee Volunteers.
In that game, LSU was behind by four points when Jordan Jefferson was tackled at the Volunteer four-yard line with 26 seconds left. The Tigers inexplicably tried to change personnel, running the clock down to three seconds before LSU center T-Bob Hebert desperately snapped the ball past an unprepared Jordan Jefferson. But Tennessee, who had tried to change personnel in response, had too many players on the field. LSU got the penalty and another down, which allowed them to score and win the game.
It would seem with that giant clock on the scoreboard at the end of the stadium that Miles would know when the last seconds of a game are running out, but he never seems to (which makes me wonder if he knows how to tell time).