Even though Les Miles is no longer head coach of the LSU football team, he continues to have emotional ties.
That was evident this week when Miles commented on the Tigers’ embarrassing loss to the Troy Trojans last weekend. As far as Miles is concerned, he is still part of the LSU family and he feels its heartbreak when the Tigers go down.
“It was gut-wrenching for our entire family. We are Tiger fans historically, through and through,” Miles said, via SEC Country. “If you look it as a coach and you say, ‘OK, line of scrimmage, we need to win the line of scrimmage.’ If you’re an LSU Tiger fan, you need to win the line of scrimmage. You didn’t do that. You cannot turn the ball over. You can’t fumble it. You can’t have pass interceptions, certainly, on key drives. And you have to tackle. If you’re not making tackles, you’re not winning games.
“It was a loss. It was a bad loss, it’s not a loss they sustained in that stadium for 49 games. But, there’s still an opportunity if you can pull it together and if you can restart this season. Then what happens is all you have to do is win out, and if you can do that, then put yourself really in great position the back end of this season.”
LSU lost to Troy, 24-21.
The loss dropped LSU to a disappointing 3-2 on the season and things won’t be getting any easier with the team set to enter the heart of its conference schedule.
This weekend, LSU takes on the Florida Gators at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville.
Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m. ET on CBS in the SEC Game of the Week.
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