Found October 12, 2013 on College Spun:
PLAYERS: Les Miles
TEAMS: LSU TigersFlorida Gators
Les Miles watched his LSU team win a hard-fought battle this afternoon against the Florida Gators, but he still found a way to be upset afterward. In the postgame presser, Miles was asked how he felt about this win compared to last year’s matchup (No. 4 LSU was upset 14-6) and specifically if it felt better to be “the hammer.” While the question was a rather innocent one, it set Miles off on a bit of a rant in which he questioned why it always has to be ‘hammer and nail’ instead of simply two tough teams fighting in a good game. Here’s part of the rather colorful rant: Here’s a transcript of Miles’ response, courtesy of Cody Worsham: “I got a question for you. It was a 14-6 game. We played our ass off. And how anybody could pick a hammer and the nail, when in fact that hammer or that nail or whatever in the hell you’ve got picked…We catch a ball down there, we take the lead, we turn it over, I mean, explain to me how Kevin Minter, who sets damn near the career tackle record in tha...

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God we love Les Miles. He is truly one of a kind, one of the few coaches in football...or any other sport that you have no idea what he is going to say during a press conference. And we love that. He will call you out for asking stupid questions. He'll let you know if he's happy or if he's sad. And yes, despite the below video, he's pretty happy today...

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Mad Hatter gone wild: LSU coach Les Miles didn't take too kindly to a question about the roles of the hammer and the nail in the Tigers' rivalry with Florida. We counted a total of four naughty words in the Tigers' coach's reply. Chalk it up as yet another memorable moment with a microphone for Miles. Down goes Johnny, up goes Johnny: Everyone in Oxford and College...

Les Miles goes off on reporter following win against Florida

After the LSU Tigers battled to a 17-6 victory over the Florida Gators, Les Miles held his post game press conference and was unpredictable, as per usual.  A reporter used a hammer and nail reference to explain LSU and Florida’s last few matchups and that set Miles off.  The Mad Hatter did not appreciate the reporter referring to the losing team as the nail and absolutely destroyed...

Les Miles is a goon

Les Miles is just plane weird. Asked if it felt better to be the hammer following LSU's win yesterday against the Florida (LSU was upset by the Gators last year) -- the coach went on a wild eyed, strange 'hammer and nail' tangent. [College Spun] **Follow us on Twitter, View via Our Mobile Site, or Return HomeFollow us on Twitter. Subscribe or Return to Bob's Blitz.

Video: Les Miles hates your ‘hammer and nail’ post-game talk, reporter

After beating Florida, LSU coach Les Miles went on a classic Les Miles rant when a reporter compared the two programs to a "hammer and a nail."

Les Miles Sounds Off After Win Over Gators

LSU head coach Les Miles is back with another classic postgame soundbyte after the Tigers 17-6 win over #17 Florida on Saturday. After the game, a reporter referenced last year's Florida win over LSU in the swamp and asked if LSU was a 'nail to Florida's hammer'. Miles' didn't take the question lightly and fired back. Miles' Transcript: "I'...

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Les Miles has a potty mouth in post-game press conference following LSU win over Florida.

LSU head football coach Les Miles went off on a non-mama-approved language filled rant during a news conference following LSU's 17-6 win over Florida on Saturday. It happened when's Jeff Duncan tried to ask Miles a simple question. "Les, you talked about this pounding and the way you all lost the game down there last year when they were kind of the hammer...

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Les Miles insisted LSU's defense would rebound from worrying performances in recent weeks, and it looks as if he knew what he was talking about. Jeremy Hill rushed for 121 yards and LSU's defense did the rest to give the 10th-ranked Tigers a 17-6 victory over No. 17 Florida on Saturday.

No. 10 LSU grinds out 17-6 win over No. 17 Florida

Les Miles insisted LSU's defense would rebound from worrying performances in recent weeks, and it looks as if he knew what he was talking about. Jeremy Hill rushed for 121 yards and LSU's defense did the rest to give the 10th-ranked Tigers a 17-6 victory over No. 17 Florida on Saturday. LSU, who came in averaging 45.5 points, had a much harder time finding the end zone...

Postgame Pulse: Florida

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Another week of LSU football begins Monday, and TSD has extensive coverage of the Tigers. We'll host a live team chat, beginning at 11:15 a.m., followed by streaming updates of Les Miles' weekly press luncheon at 12:30 p.m. Come inside for all the latest on LSU football.

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This past weekend the LSU Tigers prevailed 17-6 in Baton Rouge over the Florida Gators, a low-scoring defensive slugfest which has traditionally characterized the heavyweight Southeastern Conference football matchups. Prior to Saturday’s game, the Tigers had largely deviated from that familiar formula which LSU fans had become so accustomed to under coach Les Miles. The LSU defense...
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