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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: Jan 19, 2008
Posted on: February 4, 2012 12:58 am
 

VIDEO: Les Miles slams Gunner Kiel

Preety funny that the home of "Wrong turn" would comment on toothess hicks!



Since: Aug 18, 2010
Posted on: February 3, 2012 7:50 pm
 

VIDEO: Les Miles slams Gunner Kiel

LUSer is as LUSEr does

And yet, we finished above your team in the rankings, again.  What is below loser, because that is where your guys are.  If LSUer means we finished first in our conference and second in the country, then I am OK with that.  Beats the hell out of probation. 




Since: Dec 7, 2011
Posted on: February 3, 2012 7:40 pm
 

VIDEO: Les Miles slams Gunner Kiel

i guess  a coach that loses a player has a right to go public, but it sounds stupid. that is why you have 101 assistant coach, so you can tell them all your troubles.they are your employees. they will act like they are listening, and act like they care.



Since: Aug 30, 2009
Posted on: February 3, 2012 7:04 pm
 

VIDEO: Les Miles slams Gunner Kiel

I'm still waiting for Miles to define "big boy football."  I would think BBF would mean at least scoring a field goal.


corona79
Since: Sep 3, 2006
Posted on: February 3, 2012 6:51 pm
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Since: Aug 18, 2010
Posted on: February 3, 2012 5:44 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
Thanks for proving my point.  And no, I do not watch that show, but obviously you do.  I guess you can relate.  Enjoy. 



Since: Dec 30, 2010
Posted on: February 3, 2012 5:34 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.



Since: Mar 3, 2009
Posted on: February 3, 2012 5:33 pm
 

VIDEO: Les Miles slams Gunner Kiel

Les Miles is a toothless redneck like most of the SEC fanbase.  CLASSLESS!
 

Now this is just downright funny comin from a WVU fan...lmbo............


West Virginny...where the men are men, and so are the women....

gb2




bigbangtheory17
Since: Jan 27, 2012
Posted on: February 3, 2012 5:23 pm
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Since: Aug 18, 2010
Posted on: February 3, 2012 5:15 pm
 

VIDEO: Les Miles slams Gunner Kiel

Les Miles is a toothless redneck like most of the SEC fanbase.  CLASSLESS!

By the way you comment, I guess you would know classless.  Grow up!


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