BATON ROUGE, La. — Louisiana State University coach Les Miles declined to close the door completely on the possibility, however remote, of Tyrann Mathieu playing football for the Tigers in 2013.
“Tyrann can be a student at LSU,” Miles said Tuesday, adding that he is “not in any way speculating” about whether Mathieu could conceivably play for the Tigers again. “He will not be on this football team this year – I guarantee that’s a fact. So I have no idea beyond that.
“I certainly am rooting for Tyrann and whatever his future is. But I’m not focused on that.” Miles said.
Mathieu was dismissed from the LSU team for what reportedly was the latest of several failed drug tests.
PENN STATE: Attorneys for Penn State’s ousted president say they have been making plans to rebut what they view as inaccuracies in a school-sanctioned report that concluded he concealed child sex-abuse allegations.
Graham Spanier’s lawyer had told The Associated Press that the legal team intended to meet with reporters in Philadelphia early next week. Peter Vaira now says there won’t be a news conference next week, but says one may be scheduled in the future.
An accreditation warning issued to Penn State is serious and necessary given the issues raised by a recent child sex-abuse scandal, but the school is unlikely to lose the all-important designation, experts said Tuesday.
They also expect the university to comply quickly with demands to show that its governance, finances and integrity meet standards set by its accreditation agency, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.
FAULKNER: Former Miami safety Ray-Ray Armstrong has enrolled at Faulkner University and hopes to play for the NAIA team.
Miami kicked Armstrong off the team in July.
BIG EAST: The conference hired CBS executive vice president Mike Aresco to be commissioner of the rebuilding conference.
Aresco has been a vice president in charge of programming for CBS since 1996.