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VIDEO: Les Miles slams Gunner Kiel

Posted on: February 2, 2012 5:02 pm
Edited on: February 2, 2012 6:05 pm

Posted by Jerry Hinnen

When asked about recruits that head to other programs, many college football coaches will say they only want to talk about the players that did sign. But Les Miles has never been one not to speak on any topic he's been asked about, and so at Wednesday night's "Bayou Bash" recruiting celebration, Miles said exactly what he thought of five-star LSU-commitment-turned-Notre Dame signee Gunner Kiel

"We needed a quarterback in this class. There was a young man from Indiana that thought about coming to the Bayou State," Miles said in reference to Kiel, "[but] he did not necessarily have the chest and the ability to lead a program. So you know."

Miles's emphatic delivery of his statement -- complete with "chest" hand gestures -- helped drive home his negative opinion on Kiel. Via the YouTube channel of the LSU student paper, the Daily Reveille, here's the video:

Miles goes on to praise new LSU quarterback signee Jeremy Liggins, who committed to the Tigers over his hometown Ole Miss Rebels in downtown Oxford.

It goes without saying, but we'll say it anyway: Miles going out of his way to slam a 17-or-18-year-old recruit in the sort of terms you'd hear from the lowest of sports talk-radio callers falls far, far below the standard of class we'd expect from one of the nation's most visible coaches. It's not just that Miles' willingness to sling mud at a teenager makes him seem childish and petty; it's that the swipe seems to be motivated by a need to pander to the worst instincts of the worst part* of his Tiger fanbase. 

There's little doubt Miles hasn't gotten to where he is by being a saint, and we don't blame him for being frustrated by Kiel's decision. But by sounding more like a common dweller on an LSU message board than the man who heads up the entire LSU football program, Miles has let that frustration boil over into a decision he should apologize for at the first opportunity.

*Link contains R-rated language. Video HT: CFT. 

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Since: Dec 7, 2008
Posted on: February 2, 2012 9:30 pm

VIDEO: Les Miles slams Gunner Kiel

Les miles is a huge no talent butt clown.  His coaching in the BCS Championship was as bad as ever for such a big game.  He eats grass and chews on confused 18 year old recruits, these acts cement his status as an ass!! 

Since: Oct 4, 2006
Posted on: February 2, 2012 9:29 pm

VIDEO: Les Miles slams Gunner Kiel

The source of this story is an Auburn Hack and this gets published by CBS as if it has merit?

Miles is an idiot - that goes without saying...

But Meyer, Saban, and Kiffin have all had similiar behavior when getting jilted by immature 18 year olds...

So where's the covert effort to out them for some rah-rah booster comments?

Miles is done in Baton Rouge if they don't win the National Title Next Year - common knowledge...

And the idiots that elected to keep him should geaux right out with him...

LSU has proven that it can keep the best talent at home - with the right leadership...

And when that happens, the BCS gets to celebrate on Bourbon Street!

Since: Jul 9, 2010
Posted on: February 2, 2012 9:24 pm

VIDEO: Les Miles slams Gunner Kiel

Les Miles slams a 17 y.o. for making a decision he thought was best for him - you mean like Leslie did when he left Oklahoma State to take over the talent laden LSU Tigers Lou Saban abandoned when he left for the Dolphins job?  So, what's the lesson? Grown men can change their minds and accept new coaching jobs, and lucrative contracts, but a kid can't change his mind and accept a scholarship from a different school?  I wonder how mush "chest" or "heart" the Oklahma State fans felt Leslie had when he abandoned them?

What a classless act - if I had a kid coming out of High School he' play anywhere but LSU (as long as Leslie is there!)

Since: Dec 1, 2006
Posted on: February 2, 2012 9:24 pm

VIDEO: Les Miles slams Gunner Kiel

And what was Miles acting like?  He has to look mad and all pissed. His team just got embarrased in the National Championship game...

Since: Dec 1, 2006
Posted on: February 2, 2012 9:20 pm

VIDEO: Les Miles slams Gunner Kiel

What a Crowd he was talking to.. I think there was more people showed up at the airport after they got their Asses handed to them by Alabama..Miles is a No Class Ass.

Since: Oct 30, 2006
Posted on: February 2, 2012 9:13 pm

VIDEO: Les Miles slams Gunner Kiel

Les Miles is a coward. Talking smack on a teenager who wanted to play closer to home. Add to the fact that Les Miles obviously can't coach QBs and has nobody on the program that can teach QBs to play since LSU QBs suck beyond belief. JeMarcus Russel needed to be hyped up so bad that only a sucker like Al Davis couldn't see that Russel sucked and had no QB skills. He was from LSU, what would you expect?

Miles didn't have the chest or ability to coach in the NFL. Thats why he is in a conference with 3 of the worst NFL coaches in NFL history.

Since: May 12, 2011
Posted on: February 2, 2012 9:10 pm

VIDEO: Les Miles slams Gunner Kiel

I love LSU. but this speech by the coach was out of line. I doubt it will amount to much, but it does point out one thing, stress. If a coach with a multi-million dollar contract feels it, think about the young men.

Notre Dame attracts talent and it is a very good university. They are rebulding and this young man gets to be a part of it. LSU is geared for another run, they are fine.

National signing day is turning out to be a nightmare. These kids are to young for this much attention and speculation. It is not fair to them. The coach should have known better, but he got caught up in the hype.    

Since: Aug 25, 2006
Posted on: February 2, 2012 8:57 pm

VIDEO: Les Miles slams Gunner Kiel

I guess it's a good thing Kiel didn't go to Oklahoma State or we might have a fight between Les Miles and Mike "I'm a man! I'm 40!" Gundy.

Since: Jan 22, 2012
Posted on: February 2, 2012 8:55 pm

VIDEO: Les Miles slams Gunner Kiel

I presume he was talking to a room full of LSU boosters, alumni and fans.  So who cares?  It's not like he went on the radio and said the kid would never be anything and would end up pumping gas for the rest of his life.  Les Miles was playing to the crowd and he didn't say anything that was that bad.  Move along, nothing to see here.

Since: Sep 8, 2007
Posted on: February 2, 2012 8:52 pm

VIDEO: Les Miles slams Gunner Kiel

Next time a coach backs out and goes somewhere else just remember what you said. Coaches do this all the time.

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