Miles addressed a number of issues
during his short press conference, including the recent death of
"We're sad for what happened at the
"I am told that he was working hard
to do the right things," Miles said. "We're saddened like all of college
football. Our condolences go to the
In April 1996, reserve linebacker
Marlin Barnes was murdered in a campus apartment. In 2003, former
The Hurricanes resumed practice
Wednesday and plan to play Saturday against the
According to the Associated Press, investigators have determined the shooting to be a homicide.
Miles also said Southeastern
Conference officials have reviewed the questionable touchback and re-play ruling
in LSU's game Saturday against the
"They looked at it as a conference and were divided on the call - divided on whether the ball touched him or not," Miles said. "It's kind of, in my opinion, a little like being pregnant. If you're pregnant, you're pregnant. If the ball touches you, it's going to be our possession."
During this week's practices the LSU coaching staff used its large, outdoor speakers to pipe in extra noise during defensive drills.
Using noise is usually reserved for
road-game preparation, but Miles said his defensive players requested the sound
themselves for this weekend's home game against the
"The defense wants to make sure that they can communicate with stems and shifts," Miles said. "It's always a little bit louder when our opponent has the ball than when we have it."
Saturday's kickoff is scheduled for 6:45 p.m. in Tiger Stadium on ESPN.