Cincinnati Bengals rookie wideout Ja'Marr Chase once received a heap-full of motivation from former LSU coach Les Miles.
Asked Wednesday ahead of the AFC Championship Game against the Kansas City Chiefs how he approaches someone telling him he can't do something, Chase offered an anecdote from his high school recruitment.
"I could tell you, honestly, one of my best stories ever: Les Miles told me I couldn't play receiver when I was coming out of high school," Chase said. "That was something I had on my shoulders growing up. Les Miles told me he thought I could play cornerback, I wasn't really in full position at receiver yet. So I just kept working on my craft, offseason, waking up early in the mornings to work out. I just kept focused."
LSU fired Miles in 2016. Ed Orgeron took over and had zero issues at that point with Chase as a receiver when he enrolled in 2018.
Since Miles' comments, all Chase has done is have one of the most prolific seasons in college history (84 catches, 1,780 yards, 20 TDs in 2019) and set multiple NFL rookie records.