Youth is Served
BATON ROUGE - The LSU football team played 16 freshmen against Sam Houston State, a record under Les Miles' tenure, and it appears there's no turning back from the Tigers' youth movement this season.
Four freshmen scored touchdowns against the Bearkats and while Les Miles called it a "productive night for the youth of our football team," he also pointed out that it was necessitated by a lack of veterans on the team.
"The exodus of the junior class has changed the view of the redshirt," Miles said at his Monday press conference.
"You have to recruit a freshman class that allows for the flexibility of that junior class to leave because you must have quality men at each position."
Miles went on to say that while he gives his blessing to any juniors who are sure-fire 1st round draft picks, he would like players who receive lower-round grades to stay.
"If you keep that junior class, the opportunity to be a little bit deeper and more successful is there."