Deke: Les Miles and Tigers "off to a great start"
The LSU Tigers are coming off a solid 10-3 season and are currently going through spring practice. Earlier today, I had a chance to sit down and visit with LSU football coach Les Miles to get his take on how things are going so far.
“So far things have been going well,” Miles said. “We are starting to get some things in that we really want to focus on this spring.” The Tigers will practice several times during the month of March, with spring training officially coming to an end on Saturday, April 5th when the Tigers hold their annual L-Club Purple and White Spring Game. The game is set for 1:00pm in Death Valley.
FULL AUDIO: Deke talks with LSU football coach Les Miles
Coach Miles also talked about how excited he is about this year’s LSU Coaches Clinic, which is usually held the weekend before the Spring Game. And this year, LSU has brought in an incredible line-up of football greats.
“I think this is the best group we’ve had. To have people like Ray Lewis, Roby Ryan, Bobby April, George Whitfield, along with our coaches, and some of the best high school coaches in the country... it only makes our clinic that much better. I myself am looking forward to hearing these guys speak."
The annual LSU Coaches Clinic is set for March 27-28 and is open to high school and college coaches. And more information on how to attend the LSU Coaches Clinic can be obtained by going to LSUcamp.com. Along with the great Ray Lewis, successful longtime coaches George Whitfield, Rob Ryan, Bobby April, LSU Offensive Coordinator Cam Cameron and Defensive Coordinator John Chief Chavis will all speak at the clinic.
With so many key players going pro and/or graduating, the Tigers have a lot of holes to fill this spring. Coach Miles says continuing to improve and work on filling those holes is something they work on each day.
“We recognize that we lost a lot of great players that stood out, on and off the field of play. I think this spring is going to be a good one for us. And I think that the work we put in the next few weeks will help us become a better team in the fall.”
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