Latest News

LSU Coach Les Miles Jumps on ESPN for False Report

Saturday, December 1, 2007 , Posted by Christopher Byrne at 5:35 PM, under , , , , , ,

Atlanta, GA (Dec 1, 2007) - I was getting ready to leave the Georgia Dome, site of the 2007 SEC Championship this afternoon, when news broke that LSU Coach Les Miles was going to have a 1:30 press conference. He did not have many words, but they were clearly aimed at ESPN for incorrectly reporting that he had accepted the Michigan coaching job:

"There was misinformation on ESPN and I think it's imperative that I straighten it out. I'm the head coach at LSU, I will be the head coach at LSU, I have no interest in talking to anyone else. I have a championship game to play and I'm excited about the opportunity of my damn strong football team to play in it. And that's really all I'd like to say. It's unfortunate I had to address my team with this information this morning. With that being done, I think we'll be ready to play."
Mile made it clear that he felt he had to address both the team and the media because of the false report. This next line lays out Miles' law on the topic:
"There will be no questions for me; I represent me in this issue, please ask me after. I'm busy. Thank you very much, and have a great day."
It is unfortunate that both he and his team had to be distracted by incorrect information on the day of the SEC Championship Game. In the rush to be first with "breaking news", ESPN did Miles, the LSU team, and college football a great disservice.

Currently have 0 comments:

Leave a Reply

Post a Comment