Coach Miles started off Monday's press conference with a bit of nostalgia. He thanked his former players, coaches and administration for the work they have done in order to help him accomplish winning 100 games as LSU's head coach. Terrence Magee actually awarded him with the game ball on Saturday on behalf of the team commemorating the milestone. He then went on to say how proud he was of this team and the way they overcame adversity. Miles did mention how he wanted get Brandon Harris some playing time, but with the uncertainty of the game, keeping Anthony Jennings in was the "right choice." He thinks the offensive line is getting better and that they were dominant on Saturday. He also mentioned how Melvin Jones really stepped up and filled the void Connor neighbors left with his injury. Besides a couple big plays late, Miles felt that the defense played really well and did a great job of containing their receivers. He also mentioned the punting situation and how he wanted to see more "angular kicks," but stressed that the kick coverage is something they do not take lightly. While talking about the Kentucky matchup, he urged for a noisy crowd and acknowledged Kentucky's 5-1 record making them a contender in the east.
During the Q&A at the end of the conference, Leonard Fournette's performance was brought up and coach Miles believes that he's "one of those backs that gets stronger as the day gets longer." He also said that Brandon Harris is learning the offense and is looking good. Once again, he said the two quarterbacks could both see time on Saturday, but who knows at this point. Miles praised the play of Kwon Alexander saying that the reason he is so good is his mix of "speed and physicality." He then mentioned how proud he was of the offensive line and he believes Vadal Alexander had one of the most "complete" performances he's seen from him in some time against Florida. The Clifton Garrett situation is still a fuzzy one with Miles not willing to give a clear answer on his possible redshirting. Jarvis Landry also got a shout out from Miles due to his first NFL touchdown against the Packers on Sunday.
You can see the full transcript here via nola.com.
Or how about some highlights of your SEC Offensive Freshman of the Week, Leonard Fournette?
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