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this is a discussion within the College Community Forum; Leonard Fournette has a chance to be LSU's starting running back by the time his first college football game rolls around. That's what Les Miles and his coaching staff sells to its recruits: immediate playing time. On the same account, ...

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Old 07-18-2014, 08:44 AM   #1
 
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LSU's recruiting strategy leads to more early departures

Leonard Fournette has a chance to be LSU's starting running back by the time his first college football game rolls around. That's what Les Miles and his coaching staff sells to its recruits: immediate playing time.

On the same account, allowing freshmen to compete for playing time right away is also what's leading to their departure for the NFL three years later, according to Sports Illustrated.

LSU leads the nation in early departures with 21 since 2011, per the report, 11 more than the No. 2 team, Alabama. Largely, the players that have left the program were freshmen that earned playing time as soon as they arrived in Baton Rouge and opted to forgo some years of eligibility to pursue a professional career.

Though many programs promise recruits a chance to play right away as true freshmen, Miles sells recruits on his track record of actually following through with it.

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Old 07-19-2014, 12:30 AM   #2
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Good read. The best players play.
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Old 07-19-2014, 07:00 PM   #3
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3 and gone, its what great teams have to deal with.

I'm skeptical that thats the only reason LSU athletes are jumping ship on useLes Miles though. He ain't exactly the spiciest crawfish on the table.
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Yea, money.
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Money is King.
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