BATON ROUGE, La. — Join SEC Country’s Alex Hickey for a live blog of Les Miles’ press conference following LSU’s Wednesday practice.
Miles on criticism of team and how he handles it in the media:
“There’s nothing that this team wants to do more than please its fans. I think there’s a number of ways to do that. One, play like you’re capable. When situations I can recognize create an inability for them to do that, I have a difficult time pointing that. It’s an issue I will always have, protecting the Tigers.”
“How close is Etling? That’s speculative. There’s a chance he could see time in a couple different situations.”
Miles “not going to answer” if Leonard Fournette practiced today. Which answers that question. But he does believe he will play Saturday.
-All three players who were suspended for violating team rules last week (DE Frank Herron, WR Dee Anderson, CB Savion Smith) will be available to play against Jacksonville State.
On punter Josh Growden’s rough debut: “That’s a first-year punter, first time stepping on the field. He mis-hit several balls in that game and hit a couple we really needed. That’s first-game jitters for me. I think he’ll be fine.”
On fan interaction this week: “I’ve been moving earlier at morning and later at night. I have not seen any fans.”