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Miles now says Shepard could face suspension

Posted on: August 17, 2011 11:39 am
Edited on: August 17, 2011 11:57 am
Posted by Jerry Hinnen

The last time we checked in on the Russell Shepard situation at LSU, Les Miles was assuring Tiger fans his star athlete wouldn't miss any time for his off-campus housing-related "compliance issue." "He's fine," Miles said. "He won't have to sit out."

Unfortunately for the Tigers, Miles was singing something of a different tune when speaking to the media Tuesday. Per RapidReporter Glenn Guilbeau, Miles admitted that the issue could result in Shepard's suspension for the opener against Oregon, saying it was too early to know one way or the other.

"It's premature at this point," he said, adding this typically Miles-ian gem: "When I know more, I'll be forthcoming. Or I won't be forthcoming, and I'll be honestly deceptive."

For his part, Shepard maintained -- as he always has -- that he wasn't sure what would come of the inquiry into his off-campus living arrangement, saying he could miss "the first game or more games, I don’t know."

If the Bayou Bengals were facing Tulane or some other paycheck patsy in their opener, they'd be able to get by without their third-leading receiver and fourth-leading rusher from a year ago. And they may be able to get by the Ducks all the same.

But facing the prospect of keeping up with one of the most loaded offenses in the country, the stop-start LSU attack will likely need all hands on deck--meaning the next couple of weeks will keep everyone in Baton Rouge on the sharpest of pins and needles.


Since: Oct 4, 2010
Posted on: August 18, 2011 1:01 am

Miles now says Shepard could face suspension

The NCAA needs to have an "all hands on deck" meeting in Miami and leave nonsense like this alone.

Since: Sep 9, 2006
Posted on: August 17, 2011 6:56 pm
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Since: Mar 20, 2007
Posted on: August 17, 2011 3:04 pm

Miles now says Shepard could face suspension

It appears that the NCAA needs to attend Michelle Bachmann's husband's gay-to-straight class since they have ruled that players can no longer live with their girlfriends.  Who knew that the NCAA was anti-heterosexual?

Since: May 5, 2008
Posted on: August 17, 2011 1:45 pm

Miles now says Shepard could face suspension

From what I "heard", the housing issue is really weird.

And I am not really sure why what I heard is an infraction.

but it is what it is and LSU compliance reported it as a possible infraction and now it is wait and see...


Miles does seem to LIKE to confuse the issue (issues in general) so as to create a smoke screen. 

I know when I played ball, players would tape both ankles so opponets wouldn't know which was the sprained one, but really can we see a limp and not know???

Does Oregon assume Shepard cant play and decide to double cover the only "known" receiver??  so what??

Is Shepard the only scat back that can burn Oregon on a reverse??  hahaha


but I can't really argue with Miles' approach.  he wins openers, he wins after open dates and he wins bowl games at a high rate, so why am I worried???

oh that's right! I am not...



Since: Aug 18, 2010
Posted on: August 17, 2011 1:13 pm

Miles now says Shepard could face suspension

Well, I guess it would only be fair if Shepard had to sit as Oregon's best corner is having to sit.  That should balance things out.  May the best team win. 

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