LSU Tigers head football coach Les Miles is a very proud man. Not only has he put together one heck of a program on the field in Baton Rouge, but he has also led a fine group of men in the classroom.
On Friday, 25 current or former LSU student-athletes — including seven current members of the football team — earned their degrees and Miles couldn’t be happier for their accomplishments off the field.
“It’s what this program stands for,” Miles said. “We expect we’ll win football games and win championships and be a part of championship teams. Their part in this is they have to get their degree. I encourage those guys to come back a decade or whatever length of time it takes.”
LSU ranks second in the SEC behind Vanderbilt in graduation rate.
“The graduation rate is proof it’s being done extremely well at LSU. I’m very proud of it. It’s something every parent should look at. Everyone wants to go to the NFL and we’ve done a good job of making that case.”