Thursday, May 15, 2014

Les Miles trolls Texas for its lack of players selected in the 2014 NFL Draft.

Les Miles. Photo via College Spun.

If you're going to troll in Texas, you gotta have a few players drafted by the NFL. Thankfully for everyone, LSU provided the NFL with nine players that were drafted last week, the most of any college program.

 LSU head coach Les Miles was quite happy about this, and shared his happiness with a group of Bayou Bengal faithful in Houston. In doing so, he couldn't help but mention that not all schools were represented in the 2014 NFL Draft like the Tigers were.

"Some schools in this state didn't have any," Miles quipped.

Though that statement could define any number of college football programs in the Long Star State, it doesn't take much genius to understand that Miles' zinger was most specifically at Texas, which had zero players selected in the 2014 NFL Draft. The last time that happened was 1937.

Of course Miles spent more time praising his team's success in having nine players selected by the NFL then he did ribbing Texas. Though he also expressed concern with the number of underclassmen being drafted.

 "It's becoming a phenomenon for us to have guys put themselves in position to be drafted in three years and out," said Miles, who lost 11 underclassmen to the NFL last year and another six in the 2014 NFL Draft. "Not necessarily what I would like to see but it's something we are dealing with.

 "We played 15 true freshmen this year, the year before we played 15 true freshmen and we will probably play 15 true freshmen again this year based on the fact there is going to be some great opportunities for guys to come in and fit into the two deep and compete."

Miles will be back in Houston in August, when LSU will face Wisconsin in a neutral-site game at Reliant Stadium on Aug. 30 to open the 2014 season.

(via The New Orleans Times-Picayune. HT: Dr. Saturday)

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