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Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Les, your program is calling

BATON ROUGE - The face of the LSU football program needs to show its face. Coach Les Miles was not available on Monday or Tuesday to discuss the giant Britney Spears in the room - quarterback Ryan Perrilloux. He is not scheduled to be available until Thursday. This is irresponsible.

By Thursday, the heightened talk of Perrilloux will be into its fourth consecutive day. Miles could have nipped it in the bud by speaking to reporters on Monday or Tuesday. He can change his schedule. He rarely sticks to a schedule. Practice days and times and interview times are frequently being changed by him because he tends to wing it.

And don't tell me he's busy. It's spring football. He doesn't have a game coming up.

Instead we are left with sports information director Michael Bonnette to take the onslaught of questions. This is Miles being irresponsible again. Bonnette does not make $3.75 million a year. He shouldn't have to be the face of the program.

On Tuesday, Miles' players had to answer the questions about Perrilloux Miles should be answering. This is bordering on cowardly.

Miles could clear the air on Perrilloux, and the story would go away for awhile, and everyone could focus on other, more positive aspects of the football team. Yet Miles is sitting back, doing nothing. If Perrilloux is continuing to foul up, Miles needs to say that. He is the one who lifted Perrilloux's suspension last week. If Perrilloux has done nothing wrong and merely not quite finished his workouts, Miles needs to clear his name. At any rate, Miles needs to do something - not just let the clock run down to one second as he did against Auburn.

And this is not just my opinion. Here's a portion of an e-mail from an LSU fan:
"Les Miles should do the best thing for the LSU football program and clarify the facts publicly NOW, not later. Because Miles does not have the capacity to ad-lib or speak without a prescribed written script, Michael Bonnette should write the detailed press release and Miles should read it word for word, no cute deceptive crap by Miles! The man is an infuriating communicator. That may have worked at Oklahoma State, but LSU is several leagues above that school!

"Our fans are more involved and more demanding! Clear up the story and not poison the fan's impression of the young man. If he actually did something wrong say it, if not say it. This matter is not being managed professionally!"


Anonymous Anonymous said...

OH, Glen. Quit crying because Les is making your job harder.

You really come off looking like a sniveling moron with this huey.

12:44 PM  
Anonymous Clark said...

Glen, aren't you the same guy that was snatching food off of other people's tables at a banquet?

Your opinion doesn't mean a thing to me and it certainly doesn't mean a thing to Les Miles.

Have a nice day!

6:20 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

My thoughts on the Perrilloux situation.

7:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

investigate brotha. not everything is handed to you on someone else's plate.

9:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If his suspension was lifted, but he still can't practice, isn't that another supsension?

5:30 AM  
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