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Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports
Former LSU coach Les Miles was dead wrong about Ja'Marr Chase.

According to Chase, Miles told him he couldn’t play receiver when he was coming out of high school and that he wanted him to play cornerback at LSU...


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Another idiotic statement by Les. Is anyone surprised?
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Les Miles didn't understand the concept of a forward pass, so this isn't surprising. If I were Chase, I would take these comments from Miles as a complement!
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It doesn’t surprise me coming from Les, but I’m not even going to hate on him bc he still got Chase on campus.
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Ja’Marr wasn’t a Miles recruit
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He was not happy with Les. Coach O is the reason he came to LSU. Chase's father said everything Coach O said and promised them was true. Have to credit O here.
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and Dak Prescott is a better fit at tight end than quarterback
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We don't really know.... if Dak was a TE he may be good enough to get past the 1st round of the playoffs.
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I’m reading this in Morgan Freeman’s voice
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Not really surprising. He recruited Dak Prescott as a TE! Said his release wasnt quick enough. I'd say he missed on this one as well!
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Which is effin hilarious Miles thinking he knew QBs
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And Jordan Jefferson's release WAS quick enough? It felt like an eternity between the time Jefferson figured out who he was going to throw to and the time the ball finally left his hand. Les was an idiot when it came to QBs.
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Dak went to MS St, so it's not like there were any elite programs that thought he was a legit QB prospect. Not saying Miles was a genius or anything, just always thought this example was a little overblown
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Which is why he was so high on TCU and Florida.
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Bet he would’ve been a hellava DB
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frick Les Miles...
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Brilliant
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Les made bad decisions.
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Not saying les was smart but every coach has had a couple of these types of stories. They miss on guys all the time
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WHATDOINO. Les Miles missed on when God called out for football brains.
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And we won a NC with that guy lol
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nearly two
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BLD
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In spite
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So he worked harder and got better?
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There is no need for a WR in toss dive right, toss dive left.
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I love Ja’mar but I don’t understand the timeline here. If Miles was fired in September 2016 and Chase started attending LSU in August 2019, was this in 10th grade that this was said?
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It's not uncommon for top players to start getting looks by schools around that time. He also probably went to LSU camps.
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He said it made him work harder in the offseason. That was good motivation if it didn't exist already.
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He came to LSU in 2018. He was getting recruited by Les after his sophmore season. Went to camps too
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Miles also told interns they could wear panties…out of high school.
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Les Miles would have made Joe Burrow a TE. We would have never got chase or Burrow had miles stayed as Coach.
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Les also recruited RG3 as a safety, not a QB.
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So did every other Coach w/the exception of Briles at Baylor (or whoever the BU coach was at the time)!
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He told Dak he would be great TE.
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So did every other Coach that recruited Dak w/the exception of Mullins at MSU!
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most explosive and dynamic receiver in the NFL.... good call Lester.
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Nice! Lester the molester.
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