August 31, 2006

Miles has no unique plan for rule

LSU coach Les Miles and his coaching staff have discussed the rules change involving the earlier starting of the clock on a change of possession.

However, don't look for the Tigers to exhibit any elaborate plans regarding the new timing rule.

Huge underdogs, like Louisiana-Lafayette on Saturday night, can certainly shorten the game by letting much of the play clock run out before snapping the ball following a change of possession.

The clock will start as soon as the referee signals the ball ready for play, not on the snap. But, Miles will not treat this as a basketball game where the more talented squad will do things to increase the tempo.

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