Roc Thomas knows the SEC well.
Before enrolling to Jacksonville State in July, Thomas — a former Auburn running back — rushed for 475 yards, three touchdowns and caught 17 passes for 227 yards through two seasons with the Tigers.
Spears may have the most familiarity with LSU of anyone in JSU's program. Spears, a Holy Cross alumnus from New Orleans, enrolled at Jacksonville State in the summer of 2016 after transferring from LSU.
He saw spotty action in 12 games during his Tiger career — nine as a sophomore and three as a freshman — after his redshirt season at LSU in 2013.
On Monday, Miles said he maintained respect for Spears although his transferred.
"He's a talented guy and we wish him well," he said.
"He's an All-American," Miles said.
Jenkins was named the Ohio Valley Conference's Offensive Preseason Player of the Year this season and is a preseason FBS All-American.
"He makes plays with his feet and his arm," Miles said. "For a career, he's got — he rushed for 2,900 yards and 30 touchdowns and thrown for 5,700 and 36 touchdowns."
Owino, a 6-foot-5, 280-pound, is a senior captain for the Gamecock's defense and a Preseason All-Ohio Valley Conference selection.
After only adding one tackle to JSU's defense last weekend, recorded six tackles against then-No. 6 Auburn last season and finished 2015 with 32 tackles.
Owino leads a defense Miles said LSU will not approach lightly.
"They had five sacks and nine tackles for loss in the opener," he said. "That's a good football team, you're going to have to play well."
Green had three total tackles in the Gamecocks' season-opener.
But that's not why you should watch for Green.
Green was a four-year starter at East St. John High School, which is located roughly one hour from Tiger Stadium.
The Reserve, Louisiana, native saw action in 13 games last year as a redshirt junior, including 15 tackles and one interception.