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Crystal LoGiudice-USA TODAY Sports
LSU head coach Les Miles confirmed that Danny Etling will start for the Tigers at quarterback this Saturday vs. Mississippi State. Per The Advocate:
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"I think Danny can handle the place and the stage and playing in a televised game in Tiger Stadium," Miles said in the video, taken after the Tigers practiced Thursday night.

"I would say that that is still the case," he said when asked if Etling would start. "You know what? It's hard for me to prematurely ... I just want you to know, Danny will take the first snap, but I hold the right to make that decision any time I want to."

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Vernonbrew2293 months
Miles can no longer handle the stage. He gone
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BayouBengal9993 months
Les Miles and the team has known who the starter is since last week the team knows and that's all that matters. Don't get me wrong I don't like many of miles decisions but he's right here. Only people that have to know is him his coaches and team. I assure you they've known all week. GT
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LSUDAN193 months
We going to the SHIP!!!! Etling pain train. Jump on board
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Ironhead98593 months
"but I hold the right to make that decision any time I want to." Yes, and that's the problem.
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atltiger648793 months
why can't the idiot just say "yes, Etling is our starter against MSU", without all the nonsensical gibberish? It doesn't give MSU any competitive advantage and just eliminates an uncertainty that can't be good for the team.
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AlabamasSalaryCap93 months
You don't know what he's told the team
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Rakim93 months
Harris deserves another chance.
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johnnydrama93 months
Based on what, pray tell?
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Barbellthor93 months
I'm about to feed...you a downvote.
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purpleleaf93 months
You c u n t be serious.
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Mouche33793 months
Starting Etling was the right thing to do. I wouldn't have said anything to the media until the pregame. Also, I hate the fact the Les Miles would rather do the wrong thing than give the impression that he's appeasing to the media or the fans. I understand that you can't let the media or fans dictate your decisions. But your first priority is what's best for the team. You can't just "Do the wrong thing" just because the fans or media acknowledged it. What's best for the team should always be the priority. And Les sometimes doesn't do that due to "pride".
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Purple Berries93 months
Where are you getting tbese quotes of "doing the wrong thing" and "pride" you are alluding to? I feel like you don't know how to use quotes
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Mouche33793 months
Not quoting anyone. I use parentheses to as stress points so that it is understood what I'm trying to say. You thinking waaay to much into my post.
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Vernonbrew2293 months
Right there with ya Mouche. It always seems like there's some Joey Grammar or Ted Semantics out there ready to pounce on a transcoding gasp or misspelled word. This is a football board dingle berry. Take your insults back to the alley you live in.
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tigerpawl93 months
To think that he would even consider BH is cause for pause. Does he live in some parallel universe?
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texastigerr93 months
That he should so deviant, defensive or hostile over it is and in itself a problem. Who the hell ever said he doesn't have the right to make a change at any position? Maybe the TAF is wondering how he can go through a spring a summer and fall practices and not know who either who his best Quarteback is or how he could not make a change in the first game when the offense was doing absolutely nothing.
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TigerSaints31893 months
Championship!
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LSU Patrick93 months
"You gotta FIGHT, for the RIGHT, to be the heeeeeeaaaaad coooooaaaach!"
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AlabamasSalaryCap93 months
I mean, I kind of feel where Les is coming from. He really doesn't feel like he should be held accountable to the media, just his football team. He's kind of right.
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Croozin293 months
Being accountable to the team means making the best decisions to help the team be successful. For me, the the "I reserve the right" crap is just another finger to fans and media. Les, you're old and stale. Step down at seasons eland and save some dignity.
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ShlikStyck93 months
I think les should give himself/his agent the right to "search for other opportunities" during the season. So at seasons end he can move on or outright retire. He can maintain his pride that way.
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tigahland93 months
"I just want you to know, Danny will take the first snap, but I hold the right to make that decision any time I want to." NOOOOOOO shite, LES
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Tigers4Lyfe93 months
He knows it's obvious. That's his way of saying if I feel s change needs to be made don't frick with me about it.
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TaderSalad93 months
About time he names a starter
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bayourougebengal93 months
Why? Wtf difference does it make if we find out on Monday or at game time? The team knew all week and they're the only ones that needed to know.
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TaderSalad93 months
@bayou just sounds stupid to have your HC say "no starter but Etling is taking first snaps." But you're correct. The only thing it does is give your starting QB confidence that his coach believes in him enough to name him the starter to the caring world.
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mmcgrath93 months
It is easier for the team to avoid being distracted all week by questions. Once it is announced no one will be bothering with the "Is Etling starting?" question and they don't have to keep it a secret or pretend that they don't know.
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