LSU’s Miles speaks on job status amid 0-2 drop

first_imgLSU coach Les Miles addressed his job status on Wednesday morning.LSU coach Les Miles addressed his job status on Wednesday morning.BATON ROUGE – LSU coach Les Miles was asked if he has the same support he has had previously from LSU athletic director Joe Alleva in light of the Tigers’ two-game losing streak.“Yeah, I think it’s been very consistent,” Miles said on the Southeastern Conference teleconference Wednesday morning. “I don’t think there’s any issues. I think that this is the style of job that you get. You’re expected to win. That’s the kind of job that I want, and I enjoy going into a stadium where everybody believes that you ought to beat the tar out of the opponent. That’s plenty of incentive for me.”No. 17 LSU (7-2, 4-2 SEC) dropped from No. 9 to No. 15 in the College Football Playoff rankings on Tuesday night after a No. 2 CFP ranking on Nov. 3. The Tigers have lost in back-to-back weeks to now-No. 2 Alabama by 30-16 and to unranked Arkansas by 31-14. The Tigers play at Ole Miss (7-3, 4-2 SEC) at 2:30 p.m. Saturday on CBS. LSU closes the regular season against Texas A&M (7-3, 3-3 SEC) on Nov. 28 at home.Miles, who is in his 11th season and coming off one of his worst seasons at 8-5 overall and 4-4 in the SEC, was asked if he feels more pressure going into his final two games after the two-game losing streak than after low points of past seasons.“I’m kind of always played beyond when you finish second, and always played the same style of football,” he said. “To get back on track is a sincere feeling in this program. When you go two games, it’s painful. But I don’t know that it’s any additional pressure than my second game when we finished second to Tennessee and went on and had a great year. So, no, to be honest with you, I think it’s imperative that the Tigers get back on track. I don’t think that there could be any more additional motivation than the motivation that I have.”Coverage of LSU and Glenn Guilbeau commentary supported by Hebert’s Town and Country Auto Dealer in Shreveport located at 1155 E. Bert Kouns. Research your next Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep or RAM at http://www.hebertstandc.comlast_img read more

The girl who will now kick with men – Sports

first_img© Reuters Can women play football on an equal footing with men? They will try to understand this in the Netherlands.For the first time in the country, a green light was given for a woman to join a men’s team. The pioneer in this case is 19-year-old Ellen Fokema, who received permission to compete for “Foarut”.The local football association (KNVB) agreed to focus on the experiment. If it is assessed as successful, consideration will be given to changing the rules to allow women to play in men’s championships. There is currently a permit for mixed teams for under-18s. “It’s fantastic that I can continue to play for this team. I’ve been playing with these guys since I was five, and it would be a shame not to be able to be on the team next season,” Fokema told the association’s website.The director of the country’s football development department, Art Langeler, said that applications for mixed teams are received every year. “The association supports equality and we think there is room for everyone to play the way they want. It’s a challenge we didn’t want to stop.”Women’s football has been part of the KNVB since 1971, and since 1986 mixed teams have been allowed for children under 12. The age for them was increased in 1996.The association points out that the formation of mixed teams provides a way for the development of girls from smaller villages and towns, where it would be difficult to gather an entire women’s team.🇳🇱 This is 19-year-old Dutch player, Ellen Fokkema.She will be playing 4th tier men’s football this season at @vvFoarut as part of a pilot scheme allowing women to play senior men’s football in the Netherlands for the first time. 🔥🎥: @OmropFryslanpic.twitter.com/j78kr16Hho– FotMob (@FotMob) August 5, 2020last_img read more