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Les Miles responds to SI's allegations on Oklahoma State football

by John Helsley Modified: September 11, 2013 at 2:35 pm •  Published: September 11, 2013

It was only a matter of time before Les Miles was pulled into the SI allegations on his former OSU program.

Wednesday, during his spot in the SEC coaches teleconference, Miles opened with a remembrance and nod to the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, then spun right into a statement denying the charges in the magazine’s investigative series so far.

I can picture Miles speaking between clinched teeth, as he always did when his temperature was rising.

“I revered my time in Stillwater,” Miles said. “The idea that someone would characterize the program that was run there as anything but right and correct . . .did we work hard? You betcha. Did we make tough decisions about starting lineups? You betcha. But every guy was encouraged to get his degree, stay the course and fight.

“I can tell you that people that were commenting on the state of the program weren’t there long enough to figure it out. They heard me tell them attend class, do the right things and heard me routinely. I’m going to withhold further comment. I can tell you that staff, family and friends, anybody that sat in our meeting rooms, knew that this thing was done right. I want to withhold further comment to get my team ready to play against a quality Kent State. That’s my push.”


by John Helsley
OSU Reporter Sr.
John Helsley grew up in Del City, reading all the newspapers and sports magazines he could get his hands on. And Saturday afternoons, when the Major League Game of the Week was on, he'd keep a scorecard for the game. So the sports appeal was was...
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