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Nick Saban

Pressure Cooker: SEC coaches face unyielding pressure to win

LSU's Les Miles won't read papers or watch TV this week prepping for Texas A&M.

Everyone else will, trying to see if Miles' 11-year run with the Tigers is finally over.

Coaching is a result-oriented business, and maybe more so than anywhere else in college football, pressure from Southeastern Conference fans and administrators is rooted in "What have you done for me lately?"

Prior successes are often forgotten, and no one is exempt. Not Nick Saban or Steve Spurrier. Miles has re-discovered that now.

The one-time national championship coach had the Tigers rolling and ranked No. 2 in the initial College Football Playoff rankings early this month....