LSU homecoming queen and soccer goalie misses football cut

March 13, 2012
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Mo can kick, it's the tackling that held her back.

LSU women’s soccer sensation Mo Isom made headlines when news broke she was trying out for the Tigers football team as a kickoff specialist. Unfortunately, her dream of becoming a D1 football player has come to an end.  On Tuesday, coach Les Miles announced that Isom did not make the cut stating, “we kind of felt like there’s four guys on the team right now that would be ahead of anybody that tried out the other day.”

Miles did not completely boot Isom’s kicking dream as he told her kicking was not an issue rather it was her tackling. “We go to kicking off into the corner, we count on our kicker making some tackles and it’s just not something I’m comfortable she’s ready to do. It’s one of those spots you really can’t put a person that cannot tackle,” said Miles.

While Miles left an open invitation for Isom to tryout again as early as August for a place-kicker roster spot, Isom will have all summer to work on her kicking and tackling game.

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