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Report: Les Miles still vague on status of RB Jeremy Hill

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LSU head coach Les Miles still won’t reveal whether Tigers running back Jeremy Hill will play against Alabama-Birmingham this week, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reported on Tuesday.

“We’ll put him on the field, I guess I should say, when we’re ready,” Miles told the Times-Picayune. “I think he’s coming. I think his time is in front of us.”

Hill was suspended from the team over the summer for his role in a bar fight, but was reinstated during fall camp after his teammates voted to bring him back. Miles said at the time that Hill would face ‘internal discipline’ and sat him for LSU’s opener against TCU, even though Hill suited up and took part in pregame warmups.

The Tiger running game was fine without Hill against the Horned Frogs, as the duo of Alfred Blue and Terrance Magee combined for 184 yards and two touchdowns.

Hill, a sophomore, led the team with 755 yards and 12 touchdowns last year and he is considered the program’s most talented back. But LSU could probably get through another couple games without him, since Kent State follows UAB on the schedule.

What we do know is that Miles will march to the beat of his own drummer, which means Hill could start this Saturday….or spend another couple weeks on the bench.


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7 Responses to “Report: Les Miles still vague on status of RB Jeremy Hill”
  1. icelovinbrotha215 says: Sep 3, 2013 6:15 PM

    I see no rush to bring Hill back. Let him learn this situation and if he does, I expect a better RB with a chip on his shoulder.

  2. southernpatriots says: Sep 3, 2013 6:27 PM

    Some non-LSU fans spoke alot of smack after Jeremy Hill was voted back on the team by the team, and they objected to Miles’ choice of discipline.

    Miles never said Hill would play the first game, or the second game, and so on…what he did say, he was part of the team and subject to team rules and discipline…“We’ll put him on the field, I guess I should say, when we’re ready,” Miles told the Times-Picayune. “I think he’s coming. I think his time is in front of us.”

    Hill is continuing in the discipline imposed upon him by Miles and the oversight by his fellow team members. He also is receiving counseling, therapy, and help to make better life decisions…something he did not have growing up.

    Hopefully, now Jeremy will grow character and will make mature decisions in the future and become a good man, not another life casualty of a broken family, inner city environment, and a resident of our penal system. Coaches Miles, Cameron, and the other LSU coaches have had to fill the father role Hill did not have during his life in North Baton Rouge.

  3. kdbroom says: Sep 3, 2013 11:00 PM

    My spider senses are telling me he’ll start getting to play in another game or two, and that his playing time will ramp up as the season rolls along. He will provide the fresh RB legs for the stretch run.

  4. suprmous says: Sep 4, 2013 2:43 AM

    There’s a lot to be said about our coach and some of it isn’t comin across as bein nice from others. You don’t have to like him or his policies but this man does deserve some respect. If you can think you can do better go back to school and become an instructor more notably a coach. I feel like this, if Les Miles or anybody else holdin the position of Coach wasn’t qualified they wouldn’t be there. He has no one but the President of the University to answer to. The Alumni and the Boosters can rant and rave all they want to but their signatures don’t appear on his paycheck. He doesn’t owe the fans an explaination as to what he does or doesn’t do. Some of today’s coaches have done just as what Les Miles has done: taken an active role in bein there for those guys who didn’t have the luxury of havin a male in their lives growin up. The guys may not appreciate their help right off and would be rather foolish to say it didn’t help them later in their life. But there’s plenty that have come to appreciate Coach Miles and those on his staff. Lets just hope that all goes right for Jeremy and the rest of those young men out there who’re gettin help. May we all have good seasons and with no so many if not hardly any injuries.

    P.S. How do Southernpatriots, Snapper, Tigersgeaux, Normtide, and the rest of the old Howdy Doody Gang? Hope all’s good with everybody new and old.

  5. tigersgeaux says: Sep 4, 2013 4:49 AM

    suprmous: I am well, working a double shift the past couple of weeks due to workers under me having illnesses in the family. I just don’t know how southernpatriots does it with the travel and all. I think I would be in the hospital or dead now.

    We have a big event with the Neighborhood Watch and that corresponds to same week as Bama game.

    The unintended consequence of the Hill situation is that many other young men, now add that to their decision and decide to come to LSU knowing they will receive help, if needed and sought. The media tried to find Hill last week and he was running extra laps, and was unavailable for comment.

  6. ryanrockzzz says: Sep 4, 2013 7:59 AM

    Leave it to the homers to defend this player through the coach…..The coach only cares about wins- if he didn’t this kid would be getting counseling while not on the team.

    Amazing how people think there is nothing wrong with this situation, but they want to crucify someone like Manziel.

  7. rjruthve says: Sep 4, 2013 4:01 PM

    Mama say that’s some high quality H2O!
    Bobby Boucher luv dem tiggers and less miles…..

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