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Sport Les Miles suggests Texas benefited from friendly game clock at home in last-second win

03:25  22 october  2019
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Les Miles had the Texas faithful on the edge of their seat. The Longhorns took a collective sigh of relief when Cameron Dicker hit a 33-yard field goal as time expired to lift Texas over The Longhorns (5- 2 , 3-1 Big 12) avoided an upset loss to the Jayhawks at home in a wild back-and-forth shootout in Austin.

What a way for Les Miles to end his LSU career. Les Miles produced the most Les Miles finish ever College football in September is Miles and Gus Malzahn both celebrating on the same field a win they each Florida now has a loss. Tennessee must still survive at Georgia, at Texas A&M and home vs

No. 15 Texas avoided a humiliating defeat on Saturday with a last-second field goal to escape from a home loss at the hands of Kansas, winning 50-48.

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Kansas head coach Les Miles, however, has a bone to pick with how the game’s fateful final minute played out on the clock in front of a Longhorns home crowd.

Miles confirmed to reporters Monday that the Jayhawks had asked the Big 12 Conference to look at two separate instances in Texas’ game-winning drive on Saturday in which the game clock did not appear to start when it was supposed to, giving the Longhorns some crucial extra seconds to work with, according to the Kansas City Star.

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1. Les Miles was fired from his job as LSU football coach this weekend. Getting fired four games into a season would only seem premature if time ever Against every bit of game management sense, LSU’s Matt Flynn hit wide receiver Demetrius Byrd for a TD to win . Miles pointed out to potential critics after

Leslie Edwin Miles (born November 10, 1953) is an American football coach who is the head football coach at the University of Kansas. His head coaching career began with the Oklahoma State

“We’ll turn it in,” Miles reportedly said. “We’ll see what they say.”

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The final drive occurred after Kansas took a 48-47 lead thanks to a 22-yard Carter Stanley touchdown pass and a gutsy decision to go for a successful two-point conversion. Texas got the ball back with 1:11 left on the clock and two timeouts remaining.

The officials’ first unusual handling of the game clock occurred when Texas completed a pass for a first down with 54 seconds left. By the Star’s count, it took the officials 11 seconds to spot the ball and signal for the clock to restart despite procuring the ball almost immediately.

The second, much more questionable clock operation came with 32 seconds left on the clock. Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger scrambled for a key first down and remained in bounds. At that point, the clock was supposed to stop and restart when the chains were reset and the official gave the signal.

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If LSU had won that game , Les Miles would still be its coach today. Instead, after being on the wrong side of a second and the wrong side of the line of You know who fires coaches at this time of year? An athletic director at a second -tier program trying to get ahead of the hiring cycle, like Greg Byrne at

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Instead, the clock started up again only when Ehlinger called for the snap on the next play, giving the Longhorns more than 10 free seconds. Texas would eventually kick the game-winning 33-yard field goal with five seconds left on the clock on the game’s final play, though the team was within field-goal range earlier than that.

Miles’ analysis, from the Star:

“There’s been other conferences I’ve been involved in. It seems like the hometown clock guy can sometimes quickly move the clock along sometimes inappropriately or sometimes hold the clock and not get it started when the play has started,” Miles said. “So I think they’ll have a look at that. We’ll see what they say.”

Whether anything comes from Miles’ complaints remains to be seen.

Like all questionably called games, Kansas obviously didn’t lose only because of the officials. The team’s play also played a part. Yet, it still adds an interesting footnote on a truly surreal night in Austin.

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LSU has fired Les Miles as football coach and named defensive line coach Ed Orgeron the interim coach Les Miles , fired Sunday by LSU after 12 seasons, leaves with the top winning percentage and It was that second BCS championship game appearance, when then-undefeated LSU lost to

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