Found January 05, 2012 on
Sports Biz with Darren Rovell:
There's a lot at stake in Monday night's BCS National Championship game. Especially for Les Miles. The LSU coach will get a $5,880,000 bump in salary should his Tigers prevail over Nick Saban's Alabama Crimson Tide.
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LSU coach Les Miles can be hard to take seriously, chomping on grass, jumbling phrases and words, wrestling with the game clock.
Even with all his success, it's taken a while for Tigers fans to appreciate Miles.
Alabama coach Nick Saban, on the other hand, often makes football seem as serious as surgery. Crimson Tide fans greeted him as a savior from Day 1 and their admiration...
LSU's affable coach spent some time with the media Friday as part of the buildup to the BCS National Championship Game.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Les Miles, head coach of the undefeated and BCS National Championship Game-bound LSU Tigers, has been named the Walter Camp 2011 Coach of the Year.
The face (and hair?) of Alabama football, outside of Nick Saban and the actual team, watches as Les Miles tells the press how he will somehow pull off a chaotic BCS National Championship victory next week. The real question, why is Paul Finebaum wearing a LSU colored sweater? I can only presume it has a picture of Harvey Updyke Jr. on the front and the words "Roll Damn Tide...
The head coach talks about the impact of freshman players, The Tigers' offense and what he thinks about his critics
NEW ORLEANS, La. - Nearly 30 LSU football players joined coach Les Miles Thursday afternoon for a visit to Children's Hospital in New Orleans. The Tigers toured the hospital for nearly an hour, stopping into patients' rooms to lift the spirits of the children and their parents.
When Ali and Frazier met in their first rematch in Madison Square Garden, each fighter approached the other differently than they had the first time around. That is the nature of any re-do. You learn from your mistakes, assume your opponent is going to learn from his, and throw some new wrinkles into the mix that nobody saw the first time around.
As college football coaches go...
Don't mind us. We're just visiting.
(Big Tentacles is the SWRT look at the Big Ten and the schools it not-so-secretly covets.)
Hail to the Victors.
Michigan beats Virginia Tech in overtime to win the Sugar Bowl 23-20. A football team whose head football coach is named Hoke beat a football team nicknamed the Hokies. Ponder that for a while. (Rivals.com)
(Eds: With AP Photos.) By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer Steve Kragthorpe pondered the worst-case scenarios of continuing to coach at LSU after being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.
''What if I wake up the day of the SEC championship game and I can't coach?'' he said Friday at BCS championship game media day.
That didn't happen and Kragthorpe...