Monday, March 22, 2010

SEC recruiting: Les must be chuggin' Red Bull

Andrew Bone of the Tuscaloosa News and gives us this early breakdown of SEC recruiting, and LSU is getting commitments like there's no tomorrow. Here's a link.

For Tiger coach Les Miles, maybe there isn't. The Hat is taking heat for his team's slow downward glide since its national championship three years ago. Miles's supporters chafe at the notion that their coach won the crystal with a roster that was largely Nick Saban's players. But it's clear that Saban's program at Alabama is going in one direction, and Miles's in quite another.

Miles himself is one of the country's best recruiters. It's what he does with those players that has Tiger fans wondering about the team's future.

With signing day still 10 months away, LSU has taken commitments from 9 kids, far more than any team in the SEC. Louisiana is always teeming with top recruits, and it's looks like Les wants to lock down the state as early as he can.

Getting that many commitments builds excitement in the off season. What kind of team he puts on the field next year could determine if he's around to watch these kids graduate.

michael gordon