LSU Tigers head coach Les Miles’ decision to reinstate running back Jeremy Hill via a democratic team vote was a controversial choice, one that drew criticism (or not, I guess) from other coaches as well as from members of the media. Miles addressed the situation briefly during a press conference on Sunday.
(Transcript from LSUSports.net)
Q. Other than kind of forcing TCU to have to prepare for the possibility of Jeremy Hill playing, what is not telling us and not announcing it, what else does that accomplish? Are there other benefits to it and how does the team respond not knowing if he’ll be there or not?
COACH MILES: The idea that you have a discipline that is reflective of in‑house, it’s team in nature, and it doesn’t reflect outside opinion. Outside opinion can be self‑serving, depending on the location that you live in. It’s really egregious or it’s not that bad at all.
So what we’re going to do is talk about our culture, and punishment will be dealt in an appropriate fashion.
Check out the link for the rest of the interview, including Miles’ odd solution to having three kickers all wearing number 30. Regardless of your opinions about LSU, you can’t deny Miles is entertaining.