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Posted: Thursday, 08 August 2013 12:19PM

TCU Coach takes LSU's Les Miles to task

The coach of the team that LSU faces to open the football season is publicly questioning Tiger Coach Les Mile's handling of the reinstatement of running back Jeremy Hill. 

TCU's Gary Patterson publicly disagreed with Miles decision to let Tiger teammates decide if Hill could play after punching a man in the back of the head while Hill was on probation for having sex with an underage girl.

"That doesn't teach life lessons," Patterson said to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.  "I'm sure if it was some opponent they'd beat by 100 points (the players) wouldn't have a vote."

ESPN Blogger Jake Trotter does not expect Petterson's comments to influence LSU's decision to let Hill play after the players voted to bring him back.

"I would be surprised if Les Miles changed his mind based on what Patterson said.  If anything, I would think that would make Miles more entrenched in his decision,"  Trotter said.

Miles shrugged off the comments from the TCU coach.

"Criticism from outside is not ever anything that I have ever taken into account here," Miles told reporters. "I coach my team."

TCU and LSU open the season August 31st in Arlington, TX.

Click here for more in Hill's return to the Tigers and to see video of the incident that landed him in the most recent legal hot water...

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