Who cares. Miles did everything possible to get Shepard on the field at the detriment to the rest of the team. I am so tired of hearing and reading how Miles wasted Shepard's talent blah blah blah.
The guy got beat out by a freshman for goodness sakes and was not drafted by the NFL at all.
If anything we should be criticizing Miles for continuing to believe in this young man on the field, not the other way around.
Miles unfortunately made comments in recruiting Shepard that he believed he needed to keep. Do u really believe any other big time SEC coach wouldve given Shepard the chances Miles did?
I know some of you dont like Miles and look for anything to criticize him about, but dont manufacture total BS to do this.
If u want to say Miles should have given up on Shepard much sooner and should only play the best players period, then thats a point to make. But to twist it like he didnt do right by Shepard is just nonsense and totally unfair.
Shepard was a huge recruit and he really helped that recruiting class be one of the all time great ones for LSU. Miles kept his word and allowed him to compete for the QB job. They also spent many hours trying to develop plays to get Shepard the ball which meant other more deserving players didnt get the ball. U win the job on the practice field in front of your coaches and more importantly your teammates,not by a recruiting agency's 5 star grade.
I cant believe there are still people who believe Shepard was screwed over down here. My gosh pay attention people. Russell is a good guy, he just wasnt a SEC caliber player. Why is that so hard to comprehend?
Even NFL teams miss on high draft picks with millions of dollars and cush jobs at stake.
Just because u were ranked as one of the best high school players doesnt mean u are going to be a great college player especially when u are changing positions.
Some guys develop, others dont; its really that simple.
If Shepard had been drafted in the first 5 rounds, then u could have a possible argument. But since he didnt, its time to put this one to sleep.
This post was edited on 4/30 at 2:37 pm