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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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Comments

Since: Mar 20, 2007
Posted on: February 4, 2012 6:47 pm
 

VIDEO: Les Miles slams Gunner Kiel

Kiel robably wouldn't have fit in Miles program anyway ... he's too SMART!!!
Says the guy who uses three exclamation points like a texting 12 year old girl.  Yeah, this is a credible source on intelligence.  Stay in school kids or end up like Mrs. Poppins here.  By the way, what is "robably?"  It doesn't take much to come across as SMART!!! to this special ed poster.



Since: Mar 20, 2007
Posted on: February 4, 2012 6:44 pm
 

VIDEO: Les Miles slams Gunner Kiel

Did anyone watch the "National Championship?" Kiel did. The SEC is no place for an actual quarterback...
True, the NFL defenses will crush you.  The fact that this kid fought to avoid playing with and against the best tells volumes about his lack of intensity and competition - he wants it handed to him playing against the service academies.  What I don't understand is why you put quotes on "national championship game".  Should they have put worse teams in the game?  Weird.



Since: Mar 20, 2007
Posted on: February 4, 2012 6:42 pm
 

VIDEO: Les Miles slams Gunner Kiel

The kid decided he wanted to play football AND get an education. Isn't that what a University is for?  Maybe education was one of his priorities.
Then why did he go to Notre Dame?  As an athlete he will attend separate classes, and in fact a separate college.  Also, LSU has a higher graduation rate.  Don't confuse the regular school of Notre Dame with the separate farce that football players attend.  Notre Dame isn't Tulane afterall.  While Tulane maintains the same admission standards for athletes, Notre Dame of course doesn't.  And the fact that he committed initially to Indiana first clearly shows he could care less about education.



Since: Mar 20, 2007
Posted on: February 4, 2012 6:39 pm
 

VIDEO: Les Miles slams Gunner Kiel

Gunner Kiel found out the truth about Les Miles and his cheating ways.
Gunner Kiel didn't wanna play for Les Miles because he is a cheating coach that got the LSU Tigers put on probation for recruiting violations.

That is another reason why the NCAA went with Alabama to beat them in the NCAA BCS Championship game.

Throw enough out there and it might stick.  This POS should run for office with his fabrications.  What do you mean cheating ways?  You hve LSU confused with the Miami or Ohio State.



Since: Mar 20, 2007
Posted on: February 4, 2012 6:36 pm
 

VIDEO: Les Miles slams Gunner Kiel

What world does Les Miles occupy that he thinks he can steal away a Notre Dame legacy after displaying one of the worst coaching performances in the history of college football?   Without a doubt, Gunner Kiel saw what a terrible coach Les Miles is and wanted no part of that Pop Warner offense.
Now, "The Worst Coach in the History of College Football" is upset.  Go figure.
So being the best team over the course of a year with the nations best record is worse than sucking like Notre Dame?  Some kind of bizzaro world...



Since: Mar 20, 2007
Posted on: February 4, 2012 6:35 pm
 

VIDEO: Les Miles slams Gunner Kiel

hey Miles....you ruin QB's enough said

Yeah, Matt Flynn is awful lol.  Always easy to pick out the non-football posters.



Since: Mar 20, 2007
Posted on: February 4, 2012 6:18 pm
 

VIDEO: Les Miles slams Gunner Kiel

Miles is CLASSLESS...

Has anyone seen the show, "SWAMP PEOPLE"?  A bunch of toothless, cajuns from LA.  This is the Tiger fan base.
Hysterical coming from an inbred black lunger - pot, meet kettle.



Since: Mar 20, 2007
Posted on: February 4, 2012 6:16 pm
 

VIDEO: Les Miles slams Gunner Kiel

Les Miles is a major a_hole. He is a great recruiter but a lousy game-manager and he says stuff that shows he is a stupid jerk. Give Nick Saban 1/2 the talent of Miles and unless a kicker misses four field goals or the refs make a horrendous call on a key play, Saban will win that 80 percent of the time. And did I mention what an idiotic big mouth Miles is?
all caps and not an accurate statement in the post.  Must be Bama's valedictorian.



Since: Dec 30, 2010
Posted on: February 4, 2012 10:18 am
 

VIDEO: Les Miles slams Gunner Kiel

Not sure what "wrong turn" is but in West Virginia we spell "pretty" the correct way and we can count to five as in you have five "TIME OUTS!" not six.  FAB FIVE MY A$$.




Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: February 4, 2012 6:40 am
 

VIDEO: Les Miles slams Gunner Kiel

Les Miles is a major a_hole. He is a great recruiter but a lousy game-manager and he says stuff that shows he is a stupid jerk. Give Nick Saban 1/2 the talent of Miles and unless a kicker misses four field goals or the refs make a horrendous call on a key play, Saban will win that 80 percent of the time. And did I mention what an idiotic big mouth Miles is?



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