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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 1, 2009
Posted on: February 2, 2012 6:28 pm
 

VIDEO: Les Miles slams Gunner Kiel

It appears that Michigan dodged a bullet when this particular Wolverine twice passed on the job at his alma mater. Not much of a 'Michigan Man' anymore, is he, Bo?



Since: Sep 29, 2009
Posted on: February 2, 2012 6:28 pm
 

VIDEO: Les Miles slams Gunner Kiel

HAHAHAHA! WhoDatNation is helping LSU's perception at all. Some LSU fans on these boards make everyone from Louisiana sound like backwood, uneducated morons. I thank God everyday that I wasn't born in the south.


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Since: Nov 2, 2011
Posted on: February 2, 2012 6:25 pm
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Since: Nov 2, 2011
Posted on: February 2, 2012 6:21 pm
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Since: Sep 29, 2009
Posted on: February 2, 2012 6:20 pm
 

VIDEO: Les Miles slams Gunner Kiel

TigerJon is the prime example of what an LSU education provides.



Since: Jul 21, 2007
Posted on: February 2, 2012 6:20 pm
 

VIDEO: Les Miles slams Gunner Kiel

Not only did Miles cost LSU atleast a chance at the championship with his poor coaching, he is now delving into desperation. What would we have said if Kiel signed with LSU, the most heart and leadership that I have ever seen in a recruit more than likely



Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: February 2, 2012 6:17 pm
 

VIDEO: Les Miles slams Gunner Kiel

I can't really figure out which one is more immature here. Who cares?



Since: Nov 12, 2006
Posted on: February 2, 2012 6:17 pm
 

VIDEO: Les Miles slams Gunner Kiel

The worst thing is, this wasn't some hasty answer to a question, where Miles just panicked under pressure.  He intentionally wrote a speech designed to slam the kid.  Dumb and gutless.



Since: Jul 24, 2010
Posted on: February 2, 2012 6:17 pm
 

VIDEO: Les Miles slams Gunner Kiel

Cavs fan is an idiot turd. It sucks so bad being a fan of such a loser organization; all he does is bang away on his mama's keyboard (between porn/self-gratification sessions) looking for excuses to slam the superior football programs of the SEC. Eat a deek boy. As for the turd who wrote this piece of trash, in order to attract trolls like Cav away from the porn pages for a minute or two: nobody gives a rats arse what Miles had to say at the recruiting bash except for the geeks who were there.




Since: Sep 29, 2009
Posted on: February 2, 2012 6:14 pm
 

VIDEO: Les Miles slams Gunner Kiel

What QB recruit wants to play in for LSU anyways? Get over yourself Les Miles! Your offense is pathetic and after your horrendous showing in the NC game, maybe you should stay quiet. You got completely out-coached by Saban.


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