LSU coach Les Miles reacted to Penn State's sanctions Monday morning on ESPN. Miles, who is heading into his eighth season at LSU, lost the Capital One Bowl to former Penn State coach Joe Paterno in 2009. That win was vacated by Penn State on Monday as part of the sanctions.
Here is some of what Miles told ESPN:
On his initial reaction to the ruling:
“I think what college football needed was a reaction from the NCAA. Mark Emmert did that. As unfortunate as the sanctions are, I think we're all in support. He needed to make a statement and he did."
On what new Penn State coach Bill O'Brien should do now:
“He needs to reconcile those men that are going to be with him. He has to establish the culture that's there. These are the things that we're going to do, this Penn State team. There will be a large number of those men that will want to stay and fight. And then those men that feel like there's a need to transfer, they'll move.”
On how Penn State can recover:
“What Penn State needs to do for the people that will fill that stadium is field a very, very competitive team. I think all of college football would like to see that.”
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