Posted by Tom Fornelli
When it comes to recruiting high school players, coaches are always looking for new ways to gain an advantage on their competition. After all, recruiting can be the life blood of a successful program and is essential to long-term success. With new changes in technology and the way people can easily communicate with each other, there are plenty of new avenues for coaches to try and connect with recruits and give them a look at what life is like at their schools.
Which is why you see so many coaches with Twitter accounts these days. Les Miles is one of the many coaches around the country that have a Twitter account, but he also can now say he has something that no other coach does. His own app .
With the release of the LSU Football-Miles Method app, prospective student-athletes can now get a deeper look into the Tiger program via Apple. The app, made available on Sept. 16, will offer highlights, video and messages on the football team. It will also feature a stream from Miles on Twitter and Facebook.
With the release, LSU became the first collegiate program to offer content and video on the team through an iPad app.
Just like Miles, the app comes without an internal clock.
Seriously, though, this is actually a rather smart move by LSU and Miles. One that I'm sure a lot of schools are going to start doing themselves in the very near future and utilize it as much as possible before the NCAA undoubtedly makes them illegal.
That mean ol' NCAA, never letting anybody have any fun.