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Mo Isom tweets she didn’t make the cut as LSU kicker

Mo Isom

Already turned away once for a spot on LSU’s roster as a place kicker, Tigers soccer player Mo Isom tried her luck again earlier this week during tryouts for a chance to be on the team.

Unfortunately for Isom, luck wasn’t on her side — again. Isom didn’t make the cut, unless the following message from her Twitter account is completely misleading.

I am heartbroken, but my head is held high,” Isom said via Twitter. “Knowing I gave everything I had is the greatest victory. Unending thanks to my LSU football fam[ily].”

It’s a tough break for Isom, who gained plenty of publicity for trying out twice for sport ruled by the opposite sex. Miles encouraged Isom to give tryouts another shot after cutting her in the spring. This time around, Miles was mum when asked about Isom’s chances of making the squad.

“[She] made a couple and missed a couple,” Miles said.

But, in the end, Isom is like other athletes chasing a dream or a goal. It just didn’t work out for her, and that’s too bad. I would be lying if I said I wasn’t rooting for her. She has a great story and people latch on to that.

She worked hard and gave it her all — that’s all anyone can ask — but Miles has to make decisions that are best for the team. That means picking the best athletes at each position.

(Photo credit: LSU) 

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20 Responses to “Mo Isom tweets she didn’t make the cut as LSU kicker”
  1. woebegong says: Aug 24, 2012 4:00 PM

    I guess you can applaud her for trying, but suppose she had made the team. What would have happened the first time a kick got blocked and she had to go after the ball? There could have been some serious injury there.
    Not exactly sure, unless he had to do it, why Miles would even try to put her on the team, or try out as a walk on.

  2. cuse6468 says: Aug 24, 2012 5:10 PM

    Stupid idea. All kinds of special arrangements to be made for this grand stander. Stay as a cheer leader or in the bed room

  3. Ben Kercheval says: Aug 24, 2012 5:31 PM

    I’m guessing cuse is a real hit with the ladies.

  4. vincentbojackson says: Aug 24, 2012 5:54 PM

    Bobby Petrino would have found a spot for her.

  5. effjohntaylornorelation says: Aug 24, 2012 5:58 PM

    Good eye, Ben!

  6. idolized1 says: Aug 24, 2012 6:06 PM

    I would have allowed her to make the team, but rather as a placeholder.

    Then when asked about the position change, I would just tell the media “She’s the only player on this team I want holding our balls.”

  7. idolized1 says: Aug 24, 2012 6:12 PM

    And that’s probably why no one holds a press conference for me at work as well…

  8. 10kmp says: Aug 24, 2012 7:02 PM

    This is ridiculous. There are only 85 scholarships and Title 9 is the reason. No one is going to waste a football scholarship, even a kickers scholly, on a female, and it doesn’t matter who likes it or who doesn’t.

  9. allen227 says: Aug 24, 2012 7:10 PM

    Seriously??? Only at L S Who do they do this.

  10. 35longmiles says: Aug 24, 2012 8:39 PM

    Just imagine the outcry after a broken play in which she gets decleated by some ball hungry savage? Wrapped up and driven into the ground?

  11. nomoreseasontix says: Aug 24, 2012 8:40 PM

    Hottest damned kicker I’ve ever seen….

  12. saturdaysgame says: Aug 24, 2012 9:15 PM

    LSU wouldn’t have been able to run any of those fake FGs anymore…

  13. saturdaysgame says: Aug 24, 2012 9:19 PM


  14. raider2124 says: Aug 24, 2012 9:50 PM

    The femi-nazis are a joke. She exploited a chance because of her gender. She had zero chance if making the team and knew it. If she wanted to be a kicker so bad transfer to a div III school or Alabama

  15. kozbee says: Aug 24, 2012 9:54 PM

    One can only wonder,Les Miles doing the hiring.Does Les have a Harley also? Cute Girl.

  16. vincentbojackson says: Aug 24, 2012 10:48 PM

    10kmp says:

    This is ridiculous. There are only 85 scholarships and Title 9 is the reason. No one is going to waste a football scholarship, even a kickers scholly, on a female, and it doesn’t matter who likes it or who doesn’t.


    She’s already on scholarship for soccer at LSU so why would it have taken any away from football? Besides, ever hear the term “walk-on”? Every D-1 team is loaded with players that aren’t on scholarship.

    Why not get all the facts and give the girl some credit instead of getting all bent of of shape about it?

  17. raider2124 says: Aug 25, 2012 7:18 AM

    She gets no credit, pure publicity stunt by her to get a job in broadcasting. Miles says she was the fifth best kicker trying out. Which means she was the worst.

  18. florida727 says: Aug 25, 2012 10:49 AM

    Let me see if I can summarize this…

    She’s hot. Can’t kick as good as the guys. Good publicity stunt for LSU.

    That pretty much cover it?

  19. guinsrule says: Aug 25, 2012 1:41 PM

    Any time there’s a story about LSU that isnt about their team laying an egg in the championship game or their coach demeaning a high school kid…it’s a win.

  20. foreverlsu says: Aug 27, 2012 1:20 PM

    Way to show your intelligence, @guinsrule. When do you think your team will have a chance to “lay an egg in the championship game”?

    For those that can read, click on the link below to see why it was easy for everyone to pull for Mo after what she has overcome.

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