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Of course, said grass Les Miles is peddling is Louisiana-grown turf grass, not, you know, the other stuff. But could you imagine if something like that would have come to light immediately preceding LSU’s big showdown with Alabama on Saturday? Talk about crazy. Although if were a betting man — which I’m not — I [...]
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Les Miles was his usual eccentric self Saturday night.
When the LSU coach first stepped on the field of Bryant-Denny Stadium about 90 minutes before the start of his top-ranked team's gutty 9-6 overtime victory against second-ranked Alabama in an SEC clash that lived up to the hype, he jovially saluted and waved to the Crimson Tide's student section, which booed him in return...
We’ve been anticipating this one all season: #1 LSU vs #2 Alabama. Some are calling it the game of the century. We’re not quite ready to jump on that bandwagon… yet. It’s LSU’s speed vs. Alabama’s power in the no name QB showdown. Who would you rather have to coach one game: Nick Saban or Les Miles? Speaking of Miles, would the Mad Hatter succeed at the next...
There are three things that are guaranteed to happen at tomorrow’s LSU vs Alabama game. Les Miles will forget the concept of time, Someone will YouTube upload a redneck saying something raciest about the players, and the next national champion will be crowned. Seems strange to play this game in November, but you might as well stock up on the De facto National Championship Gear...
The best team in the country lost Saturday, this according to the team that lost. Actually, it was incredibly hard to tell No. 2 Alabama had lost by listening to the Crimson Tide players talk afterward.
"We are still the best team in the country," 'Bama wide receiver Marquis Maze said. "If we played them again, we wouldn't lose."
Say this for the Tide...
The teams are mirror images of each other. Both LSU and Alabama play fast, swarming defense with hard-hitting playmakers who have a future in the NFL; both rely heavily on the running game to open up passing lanes; and both have big-play capabilities on special teams. Position by position, this is as equal a matchup as college football has seen in a long time.
The most noticeable...
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There was nothing fake about Les Miles' playcalling or LSU's 9-6 win against Alabama. Despite the game being decided by kickers, the Tigers proved they are No. 1, writes Andy Staples.
It's odd to see Les Miles not wearing his trademark white LSU ball cap.
Without it, you notice he actually has a bald spot behind his blondish hair. But even sans hat, The Mad Hatter is still his ol' typical wacky self.
As he prepared last week to tape a video greeting in his office for a gathering of the Bengal Belles -- a women's booster club for LSU football -- in...
One wears a perpetual scowl, his words robotic and succinct. With Nick Saban, it's all about ''the process,'' which means running his football program with the meticulousness of a CEO. It may come across as cold and detached - even ruthless - but it sure works.
Then there's Les Miles. He eats grass and sings with his players. He mangles words so badly there...
Because the BCS likes to pretend it is in the business of putting the best two teams in the country together to play for the national championship and because the SEC recently has provided the best football, LSU vs. Alabama on Saturday basically has been called a friendly, a warm-up, an exhibition.Not intentionally, just by definition.It is likely the first in a best of two, with...