Miles expects Williford to play

By LES EAST

LSU coach Les Miles said Wednesday morning that he expects reserve guard Josh Williford to be able to play in the season opener against Oregon on Saturday night in Arlington, Texas.

Williford, who has been sidelined by an injured foot, returned to practice Tuesday, Miles said during the Southeastern Conference’s weekly coaches teleconference. The coach added that despite a series of preseason injuries, including guard Josh Dworaczyk being sidelined indefinitely while he awaits knee surgery, he expects the line to be healthy across the two-deep depth chart on the line.

When asked how he was able to stick to a daily routine for preparation amid a series of off-the-field developments during preseason practice, Miles said, “I don’t know if I did a very good job. We’ll have to see (Saturday night).”

Miles said the players did a “really good job” of putting behind them the police investigation into a bar fight that led to the arrest of quarterback Jordan Jefferson and linebacker Josh Johns.

“Our preparation has been good,” he said. “We have not lost focus because of the distractions.”

Miles said it’s always a “great relief” to finish summer camp and get into the first game week, but probably more so this season because of the distractions.

Miles said “I expect a lot out of Jarrett Lee” as Lee takes over for Jefferson as the starting quarterback. The coach credited Lee for having a big hand in the Tigers’ 10-2 record as he played in 11 games in relief of Jefferson.

“He’s looking forward, and so are we, to seeing him play a full game from start to finish,” Miles said. “I expect him to operate the offense better than he ever has.”

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  1. Once upon a time, on a hot and humid night, about 10-15 LSU football players decided to do the unthinkable, do the unimaginable, and do what has never been done before, break curfew. After pondering their options, they decided to go to Shady’s for a cool and relaxing evening of fun. When their little tryst was over they headed to the parking lot to go home. A very distinguished, law abiding citizen (victim #1) leaving as well, realized he was trapped in a sea of parked cars and couldn’t get out. He tooted his horn at crowd of people in hopes of getting the attention of the driver of the vehicle that have him blocked in. “Excuse me” “Can the owner of this vehicle every so kindly move as I must get home before I break my curfew.” Somebody apparently yelled, “ JJ this man need you to move your car.” Then JJ (quarterback) and JJ (?), thuggishly ran to this gentlemen’s truck and pulled him out and started beating him down. How dare you ask me so politely to move my car. I’m a thug, a gangsta, I will beat you down” exclaimed JJ. Then JJ (#2) stated, “Man I thought you were talking to me. My bad, but I think I will participate in beating you down because it will just look better later.” Then a second person (victim #2) joined in to help this poor man who is being assaulted by the JJ’s. Well JJ and JJ beat him down as well. Standing afar off, this brave military man, who is trained in combat, runs to defend the 2 gentlemen getting beat down. But JJ being the thug that he is was a little more aggressive and his strength was greater than these 3 guys combined. Then a fourth gentlemen (victim #4) observing all, gets into the fight, but he too couldn’t stop the JJ’s. In the meantime, the dozen or so other football players, apparently shocked by their teammates savage behavior, innocently watch as all of this is going down. Meanwhile back on campus JL (back-up quarterback) is obediently in his room studying the playbook and reading the bible. His prayer, before he tucked himself in the for night, was for a chance to start at quarterback . Now back at Shady’s when the dust settled, everybody involved was gone. Thank God a concerned citizen stepped up and called the police. The J’s can’t be going around assaulting innocent people. The community should be afraid and should avoid parking lots at all cost because these “Parking Lot Ninja Warriors” will beat your down in a parking lot for simply tooting your own horn. After a long week of top notch investigating the suspects was charged and arrested. JL went on to start as quarterback and lead his football team to a near perfect season and a chance at the National Championship, but a week before the championship game, JL broke his leg and the 3rd quarterback came in and almost pulled off the upset, but Tigers lost the Championship game. After JL rehab, he entered the draft, but no team was interested. In the meantime the charges were later dismissed against JJ and JJ because 2 of the victims left the state after a large amount of money was deposited into their bank accounts, the marine is currently in jail on domestic abuse and stalking charges, and the man who tooted his horn is in jail on his 5th DUI, disturbing the peace and inciting a riot. JJ went on to become a best- selling author with “What if I Would Have Done It”. He also went on to make millions endorsing 49 different brands of sneakers. JJ and JJ can currently be seen on tour with WWF as the tag team duo “Fighting Tigers”.
    The End….