Countdown to kickoff: Three calls 

August, 30, 2012
8/30/12
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GeauxTigerNation writers Gary Laney and David Helman get you ready for the season with a daily breakdown throughout August of what LSU is facing in the fall -- from its opponents to its road trips to who it's recruiting. Today, Helman and Laney make three calls about the upcoming season:

GARY LANEY

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Miles not surprised by level of competition
The LSU head coach says that in the SEC West, you are facing the best of the best.
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