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Miles ignores criticism from outside the program

3 years 9 months 1 week ago August 08, 2013 Aug 8, 2013 Thursday, August 08 2013 August 08, 2013 5:41 PM in LSU Sports
Source: WBRZ Sports 2
By: Brian Holland

BATON ROUGE - Les Miles has been on the receiving end of criticism from several media outlets the past couple days after reinstating sophomore running back Jeremy Hill following a suspension for punching a man in the head.

However, no criticism made headlines like the one from a fellow coach - and a coach who will man the headsets on the opposite sideline for game one.

TCU's Gary Patterson told The Ft. Worth Star-Telegram holding a vote from his teammates to reinstate Hill, "doesn't teach life lessons."

"I'm sure if it was some opponent they'd beat by 100 points [the players] wouldn't have a vote," Patterson went on to say. "It's not my worry. I've got to play whoever they put on the field."

Les Miles answered his critics Thursday.

"I coach my team," Miles said. "I only think about the guys who are significant in our program."

As for others questioning his disciplinary tactics?

"Criticism from outside is something I've never taken into account here...every [player] in this room works for everyone else. He's serving punishment and there will be withholding."

LSU will open the season against TCU in the Cowboy Classic in Arlington, TX on August 31st.


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