On Sunday Les Miles and Iowa's Kirk Ferentz had their first press conference leading up to the 2014 Outback Bowl.
Here is a sample of what Les Miles had to say: On getting Anthony Jennings ready for his first start:
“We really focused on him running drills as opposed to necessarily have practices and plays. We put a little bit more burden on him in terms of preparing to handle the huddle, handle the play call. That, besides the physical execution of the play, has made a little bit more burden that much.” On how he would describe LSU football:
“I think the concept is the same as any collegiate football team. You’re coming to school to get a degree and it’s important to our guys that they graduate and they put themselves into a position to have success beyond football. I think people that come to LSU want to play at a very high level, want to play for the national championship, and in this instance, a championship. I think there are some similarities between our program and all the other well-run programs in this country.” On the opportunity for a fourth straight 10-win season:
“I think there are some seniors in there that really see that, feel that, and want that. I think the motivation for playing this game, if you’re a competitor, is playing a quality team. Victory is really motivation enough. You have to play well; you have to play smart, play tough. You have to be called upon to show all the talents and skills you have.” Click here to read the whole press conference Outback Bowl Info:
No. 14 LSU Tigers vs. Iowa Hawkeyes
January 1, 2014 @ 12pm on ESPN
Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FL