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Miles, Tigers excited to play in Atlanta


LSU head coach Les Miles started his press conference today by letting everyone know how he and the LSU Tiger team are very excited to play in the Chik-fil-A Bowl. Miles said, "We've had experience there, and we recognize the venue. It's a great place for us to play. We love the dome. Atlanta is a city where the players certainly come from and like visiting."

The coach said the Tigers are anxious to play in a "quality game" and believes the Tigers matchup against Clemson is "very likely better than some of the BCS games."

Miles complimented Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney and said he knows the other Tigers are very talented and is well aware of what the have accomplished this year.

Miles praised Tajh Boyd for his strong arm and strong receiving core. As for Boyd the coach said, "He was named All-American for a reason, and it's certainly evident when you watch his film."

When asked about LSU's injuries, Miles said, "We would have back, I would say, with practice, (Josh) Williford and Tahj Jones, Evan Washington, and D.J. Welter. I think some of the other injuries are still pending rehabilitation."

"I think our football team wants to be seen as one of the best teams in college football. The goal there is not so much the finishing number, but how we can play and what we can accomplish on the field. We're playing a very quality opponent. There's a challenge there, and it's all motivation of playing and matching yourself up against a very quality football team. We're really looking forward to that competition and a quality finish to a year of achievement."

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