March 14th, 2012 10:47 AM║ Posted By: John Pennington ║ Permalink
║ Schools: LSU
Tags: Les Miles, Mo Isom, SEC, Spring Summer
The soccer goalie and homecoming queen won’t be a part of LSU’s football team this spring or this summer. But come August, Mo Isom will be ready to give things another shot.
Les Miles said of the wannabe kicker:
“We reviewed what she can do and cant’ do well, and frankly there are four guys on the team right now that would be ahead of anyone who tried out the other day, including Mo…
We go to kicking off in the corner and we count on our kicker making some tackles. It’s just not something I’m comfortable she’s ready to do.”
Miles made it clear last week that for Isom to makes his squad — which would open the door to all kinds of messes — she’d have to be able to do everything a guy could do and then still bring some added advantages. So this is no surprise.
What is surprising is her spirit. When told she didn’t make the cut, Miles said: “She said, ‘Do I get another opportunity if I get a lot better? and I said, ‘Sure.’”
“Received great constructive feedback. Will continue working my hardest w/the team thru Spring&Summer&see where I stand in August. There is still much to this journey & I will not give up on my dream.”
Miles once again dismissed the suggestion that Isom might be making a play for publicity. “It’s too painful. Who would go through this for publicity?”
Whether you’re for a woman making an SEC football team or not, you have to admire this young lady’s gumption. She’s the female “Rudy.” (Hopefully she won’t wind up in trouble with the Securities and Exchange Commission as an adult.)
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