Miles looks forward to 2012, despite Kiel's choice
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- LSU coach Les Miles says he can understand losing a prized recruit who chooses instead to play college football closer to his family.
While Miles has not mentioned highly sought Indiana high school quarterback Gunner Kiel by name, the LSU coach's comments came as Notre Dame announced on Tuesday that Kiel has committed to play for the Irish instead of the Tigers.
Miles says the football team, which met Tuesday evening, has moved on from its loss to Alabama in last week's BCS title game and is excited about the 2012 season.
Miles says he is looking forward to a different kind of offense that will throw the ball downfield more as rising junior Zach Mettenberger takes over following the departures of senior quarterbacks Jordan Jefferson and Jarrett Lee.